Technocrats


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Charles Phillips
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Charles Phillips
CEO
Infor

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Infor, the third-largest ERP provider, built its product linemostly through acquisitions. Phillips, a former Oracle executive,has invested heavily in R&D and built a platform that lets thecompany's individual applications work together seamlessly.

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Kurt Vandebroek
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Kurt Vanderbroek
SVP, Product Management
SunGard's AvantGard

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Vandebroek led the development of SunGard's AvantGard electronicbank account management (eBAM) solution and championed SunGard'sparticipation in SWIFT's eBAM central utility pilot.

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Rulemakers and lobbyists

John Engler John Engler
President
Business Roundtable

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Under the leadership of the former governor of Michigan, theBusiness Roundtable has been heavily involved in such key issues ascorporate tax reform, the federal budget, derivatives regulationsand proxy access.

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Hans HoogervorstHans Hoogervorst
Chairman

International Accounting Standards Board

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The former Dutch finance minister has the daunting task ofpressing the U.S. and Japan, two of the world's largest economies,to move away from their insular accounting standards and join 100other nations in adopting International Financial ReportingStandards.

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Mary John Miller Mary John Miller
Undersecretary for Domestic Finance

U.S. Treasury

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Miller, who joined Treasury after a long career in fixed incomeat T. Rowe Price, is a key figure in the writing of regulationsstemming from Dodd-Frank, including the Volcker Rule.

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Daniel TarulloDaniel Tarullo
Governor

Federal Reserve Board

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Tarullo, a former law professor, has become the central bank'spoint person on its oversight of U.S. banks and other regulatoryissues, such as the Volcker Rule.

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Government Agents

Dave CampRep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.)
Chair
House Ways and Means Committee

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The chair of the committee in charge of tax policy in the Houseis pushing for a reduction in corporate taxes to 25% in exchangefor an end to the current welter of ever-changing credits andexemptions.

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Mark Prater Mark Prater
Minority Chief Tax Counsel and Deputy Staff Director

Senate Finance Committee

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Prater served as staff director for the Super Committee, andwhile it failed to resolve the U.S.'s budget problems, we'll behearing more from Prater, especially if Republicans win a Senatemajority this November.

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Global Leaders

Christine LagardeChristine Lagarde
Managing Director

International Monetary Fund

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As French finance minister, Lagarde was a key player in helpingFrance and Europe weather the global financial crisis. Now, as thefirst woman to head the IMF, she has taken a hard line on helpingGreece out of its debt crisis.

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Dilma RousseffDilma Rousseff
President
Brazil

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Rousseff's economic policies have helped contain inflationarypressures and positioned Brazil for long-term growth, making it oneof the most attractive of the BRICs for foreign investors.

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Heavy Hitters

Alan BlinderAlan Blinder
Professor
Princeton University

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Blinder employed the phrase “fiscal cliff” in a March op-edabout the pinch the U.S. economy could feel in January fromspending cuts and tax increases. The phrase, subsequentlypopularized by Fed Chairman Bernanke, heightened recognition ofrisks the nation faces on the fiscal front.

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John CasillasJohn Casillas
SVP, Business-Centered Systems

HIMSS

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Casillas is a pioneer in the development of technology solutionsaimed at delivering healthcare more efficiently andcost-effectively, particularly in the area of paymentsprocessing.

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Alice RivlinAlice Rivlin
Senior Fellow

Brookings Institution

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Rivlin, former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve and a memberof the President's Debt Commission, is working behind the scenes inWashington on efforts to whittle away at the federal deficit.

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Moving Targets

Holly GregoryHolly Gregory
Partner, Corporate Governance

Weil Gotshal & Manges

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Gregory, a leading authority on corporate governance, advisesboards, senior executives and international organizations. Sheplayed a key role in drafting the OECD Principles of CorporateGovernance and advised the European Commission on corporategovernance codes.

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Paul VolckerPaul Volcker
Former Chairman

President's Council on Jobs and Competiveness

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Former Fed chairman Volcker pushed what became known as the“Volcker Rule”—an effort to sever commercial and investmentbanking. Amid bitter opposition from banks, the rule is yet to takeeffect, though recent scandals have kept it, and Volcker, inplay.

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