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Chief Technology Officers: Top Twitter Influencers to Follow


Follow and learn from the most influential CTOs on Twitter.

Only a few decades ago, the position of Chief Technology Officer didn’t even exist. Now, it has become one of the highest and most influential positions in business. Here’s your chance to learn from the top CTOs and leading companies, because we’ve compiled a list of the most influential voices on Twitter who are Chief Technology Officers.

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 analytics 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 their roles as CTOs sporadically. Here, our goal is to provide the best possible stream of news and insight on the subject of Chief Technology Officers.

Did we miss somebody? Let us know.


Ben Davenport

CTO at BitGo, Beluga co-founder and Angel investor.



Chris Wolf

CTO of Americas at VMware. Blogs at

Corey Nachreiner

CTO for WatchGuard and CISSP. Blogs at WatchGuard Security Center.


David Heinemeier Hansson

Founder & CTO at Basecamp, creator of Ruby on Rails and NYT Best-selling author of “Rework” and “Remote: Office Not Required.” Blogs at

Dharmesh Shah

Founder & CTO of HubSpot inbound marketing. Blogs at OnStartups.


James Burke

CTO of Zilpa, and into world news, tech, education and content curation. Blogs at

John Bumgarner

CTO at the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit.

John Carmack

CTO at Oculus VR.


Lauren Mosenthal

CTO at Glassbreakers, software engineer, UX research and interaction design.


Paul Daugherty

CTO at Accenture.

Peter Marx

CTO of the City of Los Angeles.


Rafi Khardalian

CTO of Metacloud.

Rick Scherer

Principal SE & Field CTO at EMC, founder of VMwareTips, and software-defined aficionado.

Ruben Spruijt

CTO at Atlantis Computing, Microsoft MVP, Citrix CTP and VMware vExpert.


Sandy Fliderman

CTO at LaserLock Technologies.

Shawn Hooper

CTO at Actionable Books, Web developer, conference speaker, WordPress Core contributor and GIAC GSSP-NET certified. Blogs at

Simon Crosby

Co-founder & CTO of Bromium, Inc.

Syed Zaeem Hosain

CTO of Aeris Communications, industry expert in M2M applications & cellular technologies for machine communications applications.


Werner Vogels

CTO at


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