By Julie Bort
Consumer tech gets most of the attention but enterprise tech is really the stuff that's changing the world.
It is changing the way you work, the way you find a job, even the kind of jobs available.
Plus, it's enriching investors. Where Facebook's IPO was a mess, enterprise IPOs from Jive, Splunk, and Infoblox were big hits. And there's more hot enterprise IPOs coming.
So it's time shine a spotlight on the enterprise tech that is quietly rocking your world and the people who are leading it.
Martin Casado, co-founder and CTO of Nicira.
While he was a grad student at Stanford, Casado created a super important open source technology that does for networks what VMware does for servers. It's called OpenFlow and it's so potentially disruptive that Cisco has been scrambling to come up with its own flavor -- even setting Mazzola and team with its latest spin-in. Everyone in the network industry is watching Casado and Nicira.