Big data is such a huge subject that it's tough to separate marketing fluff from expert opinion. So, we decided to compile a list of the most influential voices in big data. Why this list?
Well, it's based on Twitter data culled according to content, follower/following ratios, frequency of tweets, blog popularity, the opinions of other big data experts and our own subjective judgment.
One note: Some influential voices are not included, either because they don't have active Twitter accounts, or they only tweet about big data sporadically. Here, our goal is to provide the best possible stream of big data news and insight. While no list will ever be 100 percent on-topic, our goal here is to eliminate those who tweet on a wider range of subjects and focus on those who tweet mostly about big data.
Did we miss somebody? Let us know.
Amy Heineike – Director of mathematics at Quid
Bill Hewitt – President and CEO of Kalido
Derrick Harris – Cloud and infrastructure writer at GigaOM
DJ Patil – Data Scientist in residence at Greylock
Fern Halper, Ph.D – Partner & Hurwitz & Associates and co-author Hybrid Cloud for Dummies.
Justin Lovell – BI/big data principal consultant – AKA "The Integrator" (Microsoft/SAP). Principal lead at IS Partners
Kevin Weil – Director of Product for Revenue at Twitter. Former big data engineer
Manish Bhatt – Solution architect, interested in everything #BigData, including #NoSQL, #mongoDB, #Python, #Hadoop, #MachineLearning, #PredictiveAnalytics
Monica Rogati – Data scientist at LinkedIn. Turning data into stories and products
Philip Russom – Industry analyst for BI, DW, DI, DQ, MDM
Paul Zikopoulos – IBM exec with 16 books, 350+ articles and 10,000+ client briefings.
Troy Sadkowsky – Big data developer for Twitter research applications at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI). Blogs at datascientists.net
Made it this far? Your prize is an extra special expert: Big Data Borat. He provides "learnings of big data for make nation of Kazakhstan #1 leading data scientist nation." Good stuff.