May Top 50 #CloudInfluence Individuals

This month’s top 10 has a few familiar faces, but also several new entrants, demonstrating the volatility of the ranking for individuals from and high turnover from one month to the next.

After a brief flirtation with top spot following the excitement around the first ever disclosure of financials for AWS Jeff Bezos dropped back to fifth this month. This allowed Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEP, to regain top spot for May.

Steve Mollenkopf, Qualcomm’s President and COO, was next, commenting on the Avago Technologies acquisition of chipmaker Broadcom Corp and how this might create new competitive challenges for Qualcomm.

There was a familiar face in third, FBR Capital Markets Analyst Daniel Ives commenting on the fortunes of a host of different US listed tech firms. And in fourth, just ahead of Bezos, was Marc Benioff, CEO following speculation that the firm might be acquired.

Then came Adam Massey, Google’s director of global cloud ecosystem and partnerships commenting on how Salesforce is teaming up with Google, as well as others such as Cloudera, to bring big data to its analytics cloud, and then Adam Pratt a spokesperson from IBM attempting valiantly to fend off speculation about job cuts at the firm’s global delivery centres in Dubuque and Columbia.

Nick Lippis, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) rose to prominence following ANVI’s announcement that they had successfully completed test to validate their technology solutions against ONUG’s key IT specifications.

Completing the top ten are Bill McDermott, Co-Chief Executive at SAP and Majd Sakr, computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University.

Interesting appearances outside the top ten include:

Alibaba founder Jack Ma is being replaced by Daniel Zhang [14] the new CEO who makes his first appearance in the rankings. He is joined by Alibaba’s president of cloud computing, Simon Hu, as the firm starts being seen as an increasingly credible cloud player.

A number of academics and analysts appear in the rankings, as well with Majd Sakr of Carnegie Mellon University,in 10th , there is Wesley Kou [23] from National Taiwan University, top cloud analyst Lydia Leong of Gartner and market analyst Samad Samana [11] – the second representative from FBR Capital Markets.

A regular in the rankings, frequently the top IBMer and almost always the leader in the UK rankings Simon Porter [29] suffers a slight setback this month. Not only is he not the top IBMer this month (behind Adam Pratt [7]), but he has been pipped in the UK rankings by John Jackson [28] – albeit by only the slightest of margins. See the full UK rankings tomorrow.

Clients making use of cloud also appear with Gerry Moore the CIO of St James Hospital discussing his firm’s use of DropBox across the five hospitals and multiple clinics that they manage spread across three European countries, and John Jackson from Camden Council (who’ll be covered in more detail in tomorrow’s UK rankings).

[table id=30 /]

NOTE: the Compare the Cloud #CloudInfluence league tables, are based on a broad big data analysis of all major global news, blogs, forums, and social media interaction over the past 90 days. The league tables provide a snapshot taken at a particular point of time of the respective influence of both organisations and individuals over the last quarter. Companies that were particularly active in the given period will feature more prominently.

+ posts

Meet Stella


Related articles

Why is integration in Smart Lockers important?

With careful consideration and planning, smart locker integration can be a valuable investment that can enhance operational efficiency and improve the overall experience for end-users.

5 Barriers to Cloud Modernisation

Migrating IT from on-premises systems to the cloud offers a range of benefits, including lower IT maintenance costs, greater scalability, or flexibility, quicker time to value, and the ability to enable business continuity amidst industry disruption.

How AI can streamline procurement and supply chains

AI can power smarter, data-driven decision making, creating more agile supply chains that can react faster to volatility and protect business continuity.

The perfect time to invest in cloud technologies

the current economic climate presents a prime opportunity for businesses to invest in cloud technologies.

Why a ‘cloud strategy’ alone can’t stave off your competition

There is no doubt: the cloud is an unparalleled tool for boosting productivity. But clouds themselves can also be accelerated using the right connectivity.


Comments are closed.

Subscribe to our Newsletter