Carl-Henric the Conquerer

3:15 PM -- Today's Light Reading Readers' Choice Person of the Year Award poll update (see Light Reading's Person of the Year: The Finalists):

Nortel's Philippe Morin was yesterday's vote magnet. Today, Ericsson's Carl-Henric Svanberg has executed a brilliant campaign to win back some Leading Lights credibility.

Check out the table below for a snapshot of the poll results thus far:

Table 1: Person of the Year Poll Update
FINALIST PERCENTAGE OF THE TOTAL VOTES (as of this blog's publication)
John D'Ambrosia, Chair of the IEEE's Higher Speed Study Group 3.92
Amir Bassan-Eskenazi, CEO, BigBand Networks 0.23
Paul Brooks, Senior Network Architect, Time Warner Cable 0.13
Matt Bross, CTO, BT Group 1.8
Daniel Graf, CEO, decentral.tv 0.01
Philippe Morin, President of Metro Ethernet Networks, Nortel 11.1
Vineet Nayyar, Chairman and CEO, Tech Mahindra 55.4
Kim Perdikou, EVP, Juniper Networks 5.67
Silvio Scaglia, Founder, Babelgum 0.07
John Scanlon, CEO, Yipes Enterprise Services 0.93
Jagdeep Singh, CEO, Infinera 1.4
Carl-Henric Svanberg, CEO, Ericsson 18.89
Mike Volpi, CEO, Joost 0.45
Results as of 9/12, 3:00 PM ET

The winner of the Person of the Year Award -- and all our other Leading Lights Awards -- will be announced at a special awards dinner on October 15 in New York City following the first day of our Ethernet Expo.

The Person of the Year poll closes September 28, which is also the entry deadline for the remaining Leading Lights awards categories. To submit your entry for Leading Lights, go to www.lightreading.com/awards.

To cast your vote for Person of the Year, click here.

— Phil Harvey, Barely Managing Editor, Light Reading

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