This is ordinarily a busy month for conferences, and two new mega-events are joining the party this year: FutureM Boston (which started this week) and Boston Region Entrepreneurship Week (starting Oct. 13.). One will spotlight local companies helping to shape the future of marketing, and the other is planned as a celebration of "the entrepreneurial spirit."
Thus, it seems like the right time to assemble a list of some of the Boston area's most innovative people. The criteria were simple: smart people who are working on important projects at companies of any size, or who support entrepreneurship in essential ways.