Now GigaOM has created a list of the top 15 mobile influencers, and Jon is on that list as well:
Below are GigaOM editors’ top 15 most influential people in the Mobile Internet; together they make up the inaugural Mobilize 15 Influencers, a list that is going to be published annually in tandem with our Mobilize conference. We have purposely listed them in no particular order
You can read their reason for including him in the list:
As co-founder and CEO, Jon S. Von Tetzchner recognized that mobile browsers lacked in key areas such as speed and web page rendering, and led the effort to cement the Opera mobile browsers as major players in the space. This push into the mobile phone segment was so successful that Opera is now included on a significant number of smartphones shipped worldwide.
There's even a poll where GigaOM readers can vote for their #1 from the 15 people listed.