With an active user base more than double the size of the population of Russia, Twitter has evolved into one of the top resources for professionals in just about every field. The social media platform allows users to fill their timelines with whatever they find most interesting, and can act as a great educational tool.
Twitter allows enterprise professionals to quickly connect with thought leaders, solution providers, and technology pundits to familiarize themselves with trends, best practices, and product news relevant to any vertical. As a result, Solutions Review has compiled a list of the top-10 Twitter personalities in the BI and data analytics field.
Yves Mulkers: Yves is a content machine, plain and simple. If you’re like me and enjoy a continuous flow of Business Intelligence news and best practices littered about your timeline, he’s your man. I also have the pleasure of having connected with Yves on LinkedIn, and appreciate his continued promotion of the industry in many of the professional groups we both belong to. Follow now.
Howard Dresner: Outside of being one of the most prominent personalities in enterprise Business Intelligence, Howard is the Chief Research Officer at Dresner Advisory Services, one of the premier research and advisory firms in the industry. If you don’t already follow him on Twitter, you’re missing out, as his #BIWisdom Fridays are both entertaining and informative. Follow now.
Cindi Howson: Cindi is the VP of Research at Gartner, Inc. You probably don’t need a refresher on who they are, right? You can expect product insights via hands-on testing from her on the regular, something that has the ability to add very meaningful value, especially if you are in the process of searching for a new analytics solution. In addition, Cindi also tweets out relevant industry news, which is just an added bonus. Follow now.
Mike Ferguson: Mike is an independent analyst, consultant, and keynote speaker specializing in Business Intelligence, Data Analytics, Data Management, and of course, Big Data. Mike is the founder of Intelligence Business Strategies, and offers both commercial users and technology vendors technical excellence with experienced analysts and consultants. Follow now.
John Myers: John Myers is the Managing Research Director at Enterprise Management Associates, focusing on Business Intelligence and data warehousing practice. John tweets out a wide mix of stuff, including presentations, discussion topics, and cool visuals while regularly engaging with his followers. Click here for his full bio. Follow now.
Claudia Imhoff: As you start to inundate your Twitter timeline with the top BI influencers, you’ll begin to notice the hashtag #BBBT. That stands for the Boulder BI Brain Trust. Claudia is the organization’s founder, and with over 18,000 followers she must be doing something right. Claudia is one of the most well-known industry analysts, and she has an interest in the architecures which support the mediums of BI and Big Data. Follow now.
Boris Evelson: Boris is a Business Intelligence, Data Analytics, and Big Data industry analyst at the world-renowned Forrester Research. Boris tweets about a wide range of topics, all of them interesting. He’s also not shy about promoting other great thinkers in the field, and Boris is seemingly always involved in some kind of research. Take a break Boris! Follow now.
Barry Devlin: Barry is the Founder of 9sight Consulting, an advisory firm with the slogan “Insight Beyond Business Intelligence.” Deep thoughts man, deep thoughts. Barry is a privacy advocate, which I enjoy. Barry regularly shares his informative blog posts with his audience, and is no stranger to conversing with his followers. Follow now.
Doug Henschen: Doug Henschen is a technology analyst for Constellation Research, focusing on analytics, Big Data, and the ability to turn data into improved business decisions. Doug is very much on top of all the most relevant industry news, and is no stranger to sharing it with his followers. Doug is a great industry resource and an even better follow. Follow now.
Marcus Borba: Marcus is one of the most engaged members of the BI community, frequently tweeting out informative content from others in the industry. Marcus is also a pleasure to connect with on LinkedIn, and is more than regularly active in the professional groups we share. Marcus is the CTO at Spark Science & Information, and the passion he has for technology really stands out. Follow now.
There you have it! The top influencers in the marketplace. Be sure to follow all these great folks and engage with them on Twitter.
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