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January #CloudInfluence Individual League Table

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January 2015: ComparetheCloud.net Global 50 #CloudInfluence Individuals

For the purposes of the Global 50 #CloudInfluence Individuals we exclude journalists and other authors who tend to report other people’s opinions and focus instead on the key opinion holders themselves – those that tend to be quoted in any such articles.

The top twenty influencers is an interesting mix of industry heavyweights which includes several CEOs and CFOs from the firms that are listed in our Global 50 #CloudInfluence Organisations.

At 1st and 2nd we have the CEO’s of Microsoft and Dropbox. In 3rd is Marc Rogers, the principal security researcher at CloudFlare Inc., who is also a former hacker and has been widely quoted recently on security issues. In 4th is Rodney Rogers, chairman and CEO of Virtustream. Having posted almost 10,000 tweets, he is the most prolific of all the heavyweight influencers on social media. Then in 5th and 6th are two IBMers: Virginia Rometty IBM’s CEO (and the highest placed woman on the list) and Martin Schroeter IBM’s CFO. The next three heavyweights are analysts: Daniel Ives at FBR Capital Markets is the highest profile investment analyst. He regularly issues research notes on the primary tech players and is quoted heavily in the tech and business media. Ed Anderson is research vice president at Gartner and the highest profile industry analyst. And Ross MacMillan is an Equity Research Analyst at RBC Capital Markets.

We then have a number of other senior company execs from Microsoft, Oracle, Apple, Amazon Web Services and SAP. These are followed by Peter Kenny, the chief market strategist at Clearpool Group in New York; Jim Reavis, the executive director of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA); and Roberto Medrano the Executive Vice President at SOA Software – he was recently cited as one of the top 100 Hispanic professionals in the information technology (IT) field in the HITEC 100 List.

Completing the top twenty are Bill Fathers the Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit at VMware; Amy Hood, the CFO for Office and Dynamics at Microsoft; and Peter De Santis, a VP at AWS Compute Services.

This pushes Larry Ellison of Oracle down to 21st on the list, with other notable characters that appear including Edward Snowden at 46 – still quoted even in his absence, and Missy Krasner, the second highest placed woman and managing director of healthcare and life sciences at Box.

January’s cycle of Q4 announcements from the major players and the fact that almost all are playing up their cloud revenues accounts accounts for the presence of so many of these firms in the list of organisations, and of their top execs in the list of individuals. Notably absent from both lists are HP and its execs as HP has a different quarterly reporting cycle.


IndexNameCompanyPositionTwitter
1Satya NadellaMicrosoftPresidenthttps://twitter.com/satyanadella
2Dennis WoodsideDropbox, Inc.COO
3Marc RogersCloudFlare IncPrincipal Security Researcher
4Rodney RogersVirtustreamCEOhttps://twitter.com/rjrogers87
5Virginia RomettyIBMCEO
6Martin SchroeterIBMCFO
7Daniel IvesFBR Capital MarketsAnalyst
8Ed AndersonGartnerResearch VP
9Ross MacMillanRBC Capital MarketsEquity Research Analyst
10Kevin TurnerMicrosoftCOO
11Mark HurdOracle CorporationCEOhttps://twitter.com/MarkVHurd
12Tim CookApple, Inc.CEOhttps://twitter.com/tim_cook
13Jerry HunterAmazon Web ServicesVP Infrastructure
14Luka MucicSAPCFO
15Peter KennyClearpool GroupChief Market Strategisthttps://twitter.com/peterckenny
16Jim ReavisCloud Security Alliance (CSA)Executive Directorhttps://twitter.com/jimreavis
17Roberto MedranoSOA SoftwareEVPhttps://twitter.com/medranoroberto
18Bill FathersVMwareSVP and GMhttps://twitter.com/billfathers
19Amy HoodMicrosoftCFO
20Peter De SantisAWS Compute ServicesVP
21Larry EllisonOracleExecutive Chairman and CTOhttps://twitter.com/larryellison
22Jean Philippe CourtoisMicrosoftInternational President
23Pete SchambergerTiverityCEO
24Dan TimkoCirrityPresident and CTOhttps://twitter.com/dan_timko
25Robert FaletraThe Channel CompanyCEOhttps://twitter.com/rfaletra
26Bill McDermottSAPCo-Chief Executivehttps://twitter.com/BillRMcDermott
27Zach NelsonNetSuite, Inc.President and CEOhttps://twitter.com/ZachNelson
28Doug CahillThreat StackCEOhttps://twitter.com/DougCahill
29Cliff GrossnerInfonetics ResearchDirectorhttps://twitter.com/cliffgrossner
30Jeff HenleyPeabody College at Vanderbilt University'Career Director and Job Search Advisorhttps://twitter.com/jeffhenley
31Todd HartungPromarkVP
32Missy KrasnerBoxMD for for health and life scienceshttps://twitter.com/missykras
33Darren AnsteeArbor NetworksDirector of Solutions Architects
34Doug SheltonIBMComms Directorhttps://twitter.com/Doug_Shelton
35Richard ZakMicrosoftDirector of Justice & Public Safety Solutions
36Micheal LazerowSalesforce.comChief Strategy Officerhttps://twitter.com/lazerow
37Tom SzkutakAmazon.comCFO and SVP
38Chris LynchAtlas VenturePartner
39Shihab MuhammedFreshserviceDirectorhttps://twitter.com/shihabmuhammed
40Janson HoambreckerEVaultDirectorhttps://twitter.com/JHoambrecker
41James MooreCanadian GovtIndustry Ministerhttps://twitter.com/JamesMoore_org
42Alan DuffySwinburn UniversityAstrophysicisthttps://twitter.com/astroduff
43John McDonaldGE Digital EnergyDirectorhttps://twitter.com/johndougmcd
44Chris YehBoxSVPhttps://twitter.com/chrisyeh
45Lance BlackVAZATACEO
46Edward SnowdenCIAFormer employee
47Peter MagnussonOracle CorporationSVP Cloud Developmenthttps://twitter.com/PeterSMagnusson
48Jason FordBlackMeshCTO
49Rick DavisCopart
50Larry O TooleMEDITECHAssociate VP of Strategy

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