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The winner will be announced on December 28, 2012, at 12 noon. Make sure we have counted your vote!

BANGALORE, INDIA: They aren't overnight sensations. They have earned name and fame through one of the most conventional ways: Hard work and dedication. They didn't set out to change the world. They just utilised a slew of opportunities that came their way and turned them into extraordinary successes in this year.

Meet the 10 candidates for CIOL's Person of the Year-2012 award. They are a rare combination of success and supreme intelligence. They emerged as successful leaders by epitomizing the spirit of dynamism. Now, it is your responsibility to choose one among them as CIOL's Person of the Year. Cast your vote for the person you think has influenced the technology scene the most this year. You can vote in the poll (on the right) or write the name in the comments tag.

The personality getting the highest readers' vote will be named the CIOL Person of the Year-2012 on December 28, 2012. The votes on the CIOL website as well as social media networks will be counted. The 10 candidates (in alphabetical order) for CIOL PERSON OF THE YEAR are:

1. Aamir Khan, Bollywood actor

2. Ajaypal Singh Banga, CEO, MasterCard

3. Francisco D'Souza, 43, CEO, Cognizant

4. Girish Ramdas, founder, Magzter

5. N Chandrasekaran, CEO Tata Consultancy Services

6. Nandan Nilekani, Chairman, UIDAI

7. Ratan Tata, Tata Group

8. Sunil Bharti Mittal, group CEO, Bharti Enterprises

9. Gul Panag, Bollywood actor and social media enthusiast

10. Kirthiga Reddy, head of India, Facebook1. Aamir Khan, Bollywood actor

Know more about them here

1.Aamir Khan, Bollywood actor

aamirRenowned widely as a 'thinking' actor, Aamir Khan took a technology leap in 2012. He has used them all - analytics, social media, Windows 8, website, tweeting and blogging. He engaged with audience through his television show, Satyamev Jayate - the videos of its episodes went viral on the Web and drove some policy rethinking at the government level - and he has been promoting his latest flick, Talaash, on Windows 8.

2. Ajaypal Singh Banga, CEO, MasterCard

bangaHe is the president and chief executive officer of MasterCard, a technology company and payments industry leader across the globe. Banga was ranked eighth on Fortune's list of 'Businesspersons of the Year', an annual ranking of 50 global leaders. Ever since Banga took over the reins two years ago, MasterCard's stock has more than doubled, outperforming archrival, Visa. Banga is chairman of the U.S.-India Business Council. He also serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Business Roundtable and chairs its Information and Technology Initiative.

 

 

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Achishek sharma Sun Mar 17 at 03:06 PM

My Vote goes to Francisco D'Souza, 43, CEO, Cognizant

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Sounak Kundu Sat Mar 16 at 09:27 PM

3. Francisco D'Souza, 43, CEO, Cognizant

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Vijay anand T Mon Mar 11 at 05:29 PM

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