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.
Index Name Company Position 1 Satya Nadella Microsoft President https://twitter.com/satyanadella
2 Dennis Woodside Dropbox, Inc. COO 3 Marc Rogers CloudFlare Inc Principal Security Researcher 4 Rodney Rogers Virtustream CEO https://twitter.com/rjrogers87
5 Virginia Rometty IBM CEO 6 Martin Schroeter IBM CFO 7 Daniel Ives FBR Capital Markets Analyst 8 Ed Anderson Gartner Research VP 9 Ross MacMillan RBC Capital Markets Equity Research Analyst 10 Kevin Turner Microsoft COO 11 Mark Hurd Oracle Corporation CEO https://twitter.com/MarkVHurd
12 Tim Cook Apple, Inc. CEO https://twitter.com/tim_cook
13 Jerry Hunter Amazon Web Services VP Infrastructure 14 Luka Mucic SAP CFO 15 Peter Kenny Clearpool Group Chief Market Strategist https://twitter.com/peterckenny
16 Jim Reavis Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Executive Director https://twitter.com/jimreavis
17 Roberto Medrano SOA Software EVP https://twitter.com/medranoroberto
18 Bill Fathers VMware SVP and GM https://twitter.com/billfathers
19 Amy Hood Microsoft CFO 20 Peter De Santis AWS Compute Services VP 21 Larry Ellison Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO https://twitter.com/larryellison
22 Jean Philippe Courtois Microsoft International President 23 Pete Schamberger Tiverity CEO 24 Dan Timko Cirrity President and CTO https://twitter.com/dan_timko
25 Robert Faletra The Channel Company CEO https://twitter.com/rfaletra
26 Bill McDermott SAP Co-Chief Executive https://twitter.com/BillRMcDermott
27 Zach Nelson NetSuite, Inc. President and CEO https://twitter.com/ZachNelson
28 Doug Cahill Threat Stack CEO https://twitter.com/DougCahill
29 Cliff Grossner Infonetics Research Director https://twitter.com/cliffgrossner
30 Jeff Henley Peabody College at Vanderbilt University' Career Director and Job Search Advisor https://twitter.com/jeffhenley
31 Todd Hartung Promark VP 32 Missy Krasner Box MD for for health and life sciences https://twitter.com/missykras
33 Darren Anstee Arbor Networks Director of Solutions Architects 34 Doug Shelton IBM Comms Director https://twitter.com/Doug_Shelton
35 Richard Zak Microsoft Director of Justice & Public Safety Solutions 36 Micheal Lazerow Salesforce.com Chief Strategy Officer https://twitter.com/lazerow
37 Tom Szkutak Amazon.com CFO and SVP 38 Chris Lynch Atlas Venture Partner 39 Shihab Muhammed Freshservice Director https://twitter.com/shihabmuhammed
40 Janson Hoambrecker EVault Director https://twitter.com/JHoambrecker
41 James Moore Canadian Govt Industry Minister https://twitter.com/JamesMoore_org
42 Alan Duffy Swinburn University Astrophysicist https://twitter.com/astroduff
43 John McDonald GE Digital Energy Director https://twitter.com/johndougmcd
44 Chris Yeh Box SVP https://twitter.com/chrisyeh
45 Lance Black VAZATA CEO 46 Edward Snowden CIA Former employee 47 Peter Magnusson Oracle Corporation SVP Cloud Development https://twitter.com/PeterSMagnusson
48 Jason Ford BlackMesh CTO 49 Rick Davis Copart 50 Larry O Toole MEDITECH Associate VP of Strategy
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