Fortune's50 Smartest People in Tech article highlights individuals in the expected categories of CEO, Analyst, Engineer, Scientist, Academic and, we were pleasantly surprised to see, Designer.
The entire list is well-worth a gander, although there is no thumbnail gallery so you have to click through all 50 individually; but if you'd like to hone in on the Designer category, their picks are as follows.
Jonathan Ive, Apple's Senior VP of Industrial Design. (You can see our brief recent interview with Ive here.)
Jan Chipchase, frogdesign's Executive Creative Director Of Global Insights
Indrani Medhi, Microsoft Research India's Associate Researcher, Technology For Emerging Markets Group