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Top 100: Cloud Influencers

by | Feb 4, 2020 | Influencer Lists,

For many, Cloud Technology has become part of their everyday language. There are 13,149 influencers driving the conversation around Cloud online, and in 2019 there were 32.5 million social media posts on the topic. So it’s safe to say, it’s spoken about quite a lot. Looking at various cloud services it’s easy to see that their popularity is on the rise, with AWS (Amazon Web Services) generating revenue of $9.95 billion in Q4 of 2019, a 34% increase compared to 2018.

While the Cloud feels like it’s here to stay, what it is and does has been quietly shifting and transforming beneath our feet. With the next jump up the s-curve behaving more like a re-organization and a perspective shift. With this change happening quietly, and because ear trumpets being broadly ineffective in the digital world; we’ve brought you the top 100 Cloud influencers.

Mapping The Community

We analyzed over 8 million Cloud-related posts from 1st January 2019 – 31st December 2019. We then identified the top 100 most influential individuals leading the discussion on social media. Below you can see a network map of the online conversation around Cloud. The top influencer Corey Quinn is at the centre highlighted in blue. This map was created using the Onalytica platform. The ranking analyses a variety of personas from industry experts, to social amplifiers and content creators as well as journalists and politicians so there’s quite a mix of influencers that have been identified.

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Top 100 Influencers

We looked at all the individuals engaging on Twitter to bring you a list of the top influential experts discussing Cloud. Below we have a list of the top 50 influencers discussing Cloud online. If you want to see who ranks from 51 – 100 be sure to download the full report by filling the form in below.

Rank Twitter Handle Name Role Influencer Score
1 @QuinnyPig Corey Quinn Analyst 100
2 @adel_al_saleh Adel Al-Saleh C-Suite 87.28
3 @michel_paulin Michel Paulin C-Suite 66.39
4 @sarbjeetjohal Sarbjeet Johal Tech Professional 59.77
5 @dhinchcliffe Dion Hinchcliffe C-Suite 56.6
6 @furrier John Furrier C-Suite 56.47
7 @digitalcloudgal Jo Peterson Senior Management 52.4
8 @cra Chris Aniszczyk Tech Professional 51.05
9 @CTOAdvisor Keith Townsend Tech Professional 50.41
10 @rwang0 Ray Wang C-Suite 50.07
11 @antgrasso Antonio Grasso C-Suite 46.6
12 @olesovhcom Octave Klaba C-Suite 45.13
13 @levie Aaron Levie C-Suite 44.77
14 @tcrawford Tim Crawford C-Suite 43.52
15 @rseroter Richard Seroter Senior Management 41.7
16 @ldignan Larry Dignan Journalist 39.48
17 @mthiele10 Mark Thiele C-Suite 39.45
18 @wattersjames James Watters C-Suite 36.69
19 @andrewbrust Andrew Brust Entrepreneur 36.64
20 @kmclaughlinSF Kevin McLaughlin Journalist 36.29
21 @dez_blanchfield Dez Blanchfield Entrepreneur 35.06
22 @mdkail Mike D. Kail C-Suite 34.35
23 @funcOfJoe Joe Duffy C-Suite 33.53
24 @stu Stuart Miniman Analyst 33.25
25 @PatrickMoorhead Patrick Moorhead Entrepreneur 33.06
26 @holgermu Holger Mueller Analyst 32.78
27 @imoyse Ian Moyse Senior Management 32.72
28 @charlesfitz Charles Fitzgerald C-Suite 32.13
29 @bdeeter Byron Deeter Senior Management 31.99
30 @bassamtabbara Bassam Tabbara C-Suite 31.91
31 @dvellante Dave Vellante C-Suite 31.68
32 @reach2ratan Ratan Jyoti C-Suite 30.51
33 @krishnan Krish Subramanian Analyst 30.34
34 @zehicle Rob Hirschfeld C-Suite 30.2
35 @BillMew Bill Mew Entrepreneur 29.98
36 @tomkrazit Tom Krazit Journalist 29.02
37 @mitchellh Mitchell Hashimoto Entrepreneur 28.24
38 @ron_miller Ron Miller Journalist 28.1
39 @janakiramm Janakiram MSV Analyst 27.72
40 @stratorob Dr. Robin Kiera Entrepreneur 27.3
41 @jamesurquhart James Urquhart Senior Management 27.29
42 @danielnewmanUV Daniel Newman C-Suite 27.11
43 @copyconstruct Cindy Sridharan Tech Professional 26.5
44 @TonyBaer Tony Baer Entrepreneur 25.51
45 @Sooraj_Shah Sooraj Shah Journalist 25.34
46 @samnewman Sam Newman Analyst 25.12
47 @alexellisuk Alex Ellis Entrepreneur 25.06
48 @TeriRadichel Teri Radichel C-Suite 24.82
49 @PaulDJohnston Paul Johnston C-Suite 24.82
50 @DigitalFawad Fawad Khan C-Suite 24.51

 

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Disclaimer: As ever with these lists, it must be stressed that the ranking correlates to a strong indication of influence. The individuals listed here are undoubtedly influential when it comes to driving discussion around the above key topics. Onalytica’s PageRank based methodology is used to extract influential experts on a particular topic and takes into account the number and quality of contextual references that a user receives – this allows us to identify Topical Authority (reference) – our priority influence metric. We analyzed topical authority via their social engagement on Twitter and how much influential experts were referenced in association with Cloud on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Forums, Blogs, News and Tumblr content. These calculations also take into account a user’s resonance (topical engagement) relevance (number of posts on topic, and % relevance – the proportion of their social content on the topic) and reach (number of followers). If you want to learn more, please read our article that outlines How to identify your target influencers.

At Onalytica we love building these lists and want to give back to our loyal readers as much as we can. If you’re interested in other topics (such as Virtual RealityDigital HealthDigital Marketing) be sure to have a look on our blog or why not propose some topics to us on Twitter? Effective influencer marketing starts with identifying relevant influential experts for your brand. Onalytica’s Discovery platform mines over 200 billion posts a year into a curated database of over 700K global social media influencers, including data from Twitter, Blogs, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn Profile Links + Demographic Data. Our software enables you to identify influencers by topic, demographic or content and includes real-time tracking and measurement reporting to scale your influencer relations.

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