San Diego's reputation as a hotbed of life sciences and technology is thriving, and these Top Influentials continue to develop and produce innovative products.

  • County's hot sectors show no signs of cooling

    San Diego's reputation as a hotbed of life sciences and technology looks to grow next year, as one of the world's biggest biotech conference comes to the city, and experts predict three cutting-edge technology sectors will take off.

Profiles

  • Time Warner Cable president oversees service expansion

    With more than two decades of service at Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), Judy Walsh has spent her entire career with the rapidly growing cable operator -- an industry leader in developing and launching video, data and voice services. She has steadily worked her way up the company ranks, and is now president of Time Warner's San Diego division, which serves San Diego County, the Palm Springs area and Barstow.

  • Reusser's Goodrich Aerostructures sees record sales

    Curtis Reusser, CEO of Goodrich Aerostructures, has described the company's operations in the past year as being in a "real crunch mode."

  • Intellectual Technology Inc.: Little company, wide influence

    Most of Intellectual Technology Inc.'s business takes place outside the San Diego area and it has less than a dozen local employees, but observers say the Carlsbad company is on the move.

  • Qualcomm's Jacobs continues to expand wireless capabilities

    Despite ongoing legal battles with some of the world's biggest wireless and cell phone companies, investors remained pleased with San Diego giant Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) at an investor conference in November.

  • Deisseroth developing new generation of cancer therapeutics

    Dr. Albert Deisseroth is not just the man responsible for steering a staff of 142 people at one of the country's leading cancer research centers. His big job as president and chief executive of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in La Jolla is leading the way to a whole new generation of cancer therapeutics and vaccination that are less toxic than chemotherapy.

  • Co-founder, CEO takes ViaSat to new highs

    Mark Dankberg started his company ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) not only in one of the most competitive business sectors, high-tech, but also in the shadow of Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM), one of the biggest wireless companies in the world.

  • Dahlberg oversees a San Diego giant

    When Ken Dahlberg took over as chairman of Science Applications International Corp. in 2004 and chief executive officer in 2003, the company was still entirely employee-owned with annual revenues of less than $6 billion.

  • Leap's Corona developing new markets for wireless service

    Fernando Corona, vice president for channel development for Leap Wireless International Inc. (Nasdaq: LEAP), has spent the last 30 years surfing some of the most crowded and competitive beach breaks in all of California.

  • SeQual's Bixby provides breath of portable, pure oxygen

    Perhaps it was a baby boomer that first quipped, "Quitting smoking was the easiest thing I ever did. I ought to know, because I've done it a thousand times." But now for the aging demographic, the effect of decades of tobacco is no laughing matter.

  • Ichor Medical Systems CEO moving forward with promising clinical trials

    In the past year, Ichor Medical Systems Inc. has taken treatment research that proved promising on animals and moved into clinical trials with humans in an attempt to find vaccines for some of mankind's most troubling diseases.

Containing Report

Top Influentials - SourceBook 2008

San Diego's Top Influentials highlights the Who’s Who in San Diego business, profiling the top newsmakers of 2007. The special publication will also feature lists from San Diego’s prominent industry sectors, combining thought-provoking editorial and useful data to offer the best resource for San Diego business.

Companion Reports

Top Influentials - SourceBook 2008 - Business, Consumer Services

Many of the future challenges the health care, insurance, accounting and retail industries will face in 2008 have been ongoing business trends from years past. See how the Top Influentials in the Business and Consumer Services area successfully face these challenges.

Top Influentials - SourceBook 2008 - Construction

Construction industry leaders have experienced a tumultuous year in which the county has endured wildfires and a sharp drop in residential building. Discover how Top Influentials in this sector have adjusted to the changing times.

Top Influentials - SourceBook 2008 - Finance, Law

The Transcript takes a look at some of the leaders who continue to pursue opportunities in the finance and law industries.

Top Influentials - SourceBook 2008 - Real Estate

There is no getting around the fact that the subprime mortgage collapse is affecting the commercial as well as the residential markets. These Top Influentials are finding ways succeed in this sluggish time.

Archived Reports

Top Influentials - SourceBook 2008

San Diego's Top Influentials highlights the Who’s Who in San Diego business, profiling the top newsmakers of 2007. The special publication will also feature lists from San Diego’s prominent industry sectors, combining thought-provoking editorial and useful data to offer the best resource for San Diego business.