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Cloud Influencers To Follow On Twitter

Mehreen Siddiqua Nov 29, 2017
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From the cloud industry thought leaders, there are some who shaped how we deliver and consume technology today. They are the ones who remained steadfast in this emerging tech wave despite all false assumptions and myths on cloud computing. Besides debunking the common myths, they have been enlightening us with their opinion on “cloud-based” enterprise and other topics of crucial importance such as SaaS, AI and more. Other frequent topics of discussion in their niche are Internet of things and data mining.

Instead of getting distracted by heresies, let’s decipher facts from fiction. We introduce you to all the influential voices selected on the basis of their popularity, analytical skills, frequency of tweets and also because they were our personal favorites. Without further ado, let’s start connecting.

Phil Wainewright @philww

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Up next on the list is Phil, a writer, consultant, and a digital business expert who has promoted the business benefits of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud computing and championed industry best practices. Also, he has a diverse experience with the teams of Salesforce, NetSuite and SAP to name a few. Connect with him to gain in-depth insights on cloud computing and software as a service (SaaS).

Rachel Dines @RachelDines

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Rachel Dines is the Director of Product Marketing for CloudHealth Technologies, a pioneering company in cloud service management. She was a former product marketer at NetApp, and had been an industry analyst at Forrester Research. You can find her research getting cited in press including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Guardian and Computerworld to name a few.

David Linthicum @DavidLinthicum

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David has created a name for himself as a cloud computing blogger appearing as a contributor in IEEE Cloud Computing, SearchAWS and SearchCloud. He is often quoted by business publications and has appeared on NPR several times as a computing industry commentator, and does a weekly podcast on cloud computing.

Ray Wang @rwang0

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R Ray Wang makes it to our list of influential biggies who focus on business strategy in the post-cloud era. He is a market maker focused on business strategy and disruptive technologies. With his dynamic presentation style, he breeds life into complicated topics such as AI, digital business, future of work, digital marketing transformation, matrix commerce, next generation customer experience, consumerization of technology, and data to decisions. On top of that his blog provides insight into how disruptive technologies and business models impact brands and enterprises. Well, do you need more reasons to connect?

Laurent Miltgen @kubernan

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Currently he is Founder and President of Cumulos and Head of Projects & Solutions at Elgon S.A. but he’s been appointed as Solution Advisor, Microsoft Practice Manager, Head of Cloud Computing Department. Laurent is a multiple year MVP and is regarded as an expert in many facets of Microsoft Technologies as well as Cloud Computing.

Evan Kirstel @evankirstel

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Evan Kirstel is a B2B tech influencer with 200K Twitter, 25K LinkedIn and 140K Instagram followers, he helps massively grow social audience and leverage social media as a B2B sales networking, he leads generation and thought leadership tool. Kirstel is building an influencer network of fellow B2B thought leaders to help brands achieve massive visibility and scale across the social media landscape. He is an internationally recognized thought leader and social media influencer in IoT (#1 in 2017), Cloud, Data Security (2016), Health Tech (#9 in 2017), Digital Health (#6 in 2016), B2B Marketing (#5 in 2015), AI, Smart Home, Digital (2017), IIoT (#1 in 2017).

Jeremy Likness @jeremylikness

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Jeremy Likness is an entrepreneur and technology executive who has successfully helped ship commercial enterprise software for 20 years. His specialties are in catalyzing growth, developing ideas and creating value through delivering software in technical enterprises.

Jeffery Kaplan @thinkstrategies

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Kaplan founded Thinkstrategies in 2001 to focus on the business implications of new ‘on-demand’ services, such as Cloud Computing, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Managed Services on IT, Big Data, and the Internet of Things (IoT). The enterprises help with the sourcing decisions, software & IT solution providers, startups and established vendors with their go-to-market strategies. He also founded the Cloud Computing Showplace, which is the largest vendor-independent online directory of Cloud solutions and best practices.

John Rymer @johnrrymer

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John Rymer has studied BS in Journalism and graduated from Ohio university in 1977. In 2003 he became Vice President, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research. He is a professional who leads Forrester’s AD&D coverage of cloud platforms, including Microsoft Windows Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Salesforce’s platform. John is the lead analyst on Forrester’s application development strategy, sourcing, and structure playbook. His specialties are in cloud computing, enterprise software, and software development.

Shelly Kramer @ShellyKramer

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Shelly Kramer is the CEO & Founder of V3 Broadsuite. She has worked with various brands to lead them into the digital space, embrace disruption and the reality of the connected customer, and help navigate the process of Digital Transformation. Her knowledge of Big Data, the Internet of Things (IoT), Mobility, Cloud, and Collaboration, and her work with CMOs, CIOs, CXOs, and more, mean that her insights on innovation, disruption, customer experience, and transformation are based on real world experience.

For those who like to keep track of insights and latest news on cloud, let’s connect to the pros of this sector.

Mehreen Siddiqua

She is a millennial with a sense of humor that she embodies in visuals. A Digital Marketer focusing on Social Media Marketing by profession, exploring diverse avenues and ventures in tech while honing entrepreneurial skills. Currently she is the communications coordinator and strategist for Arpatech looking into e-commerce, consumer behavior and digital business models.

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