After a bit of a lull over the summer vacation months, there were numerous influencers that made a real return to form in September. Therefore for the first time there was an incredible overlap between the main top 10 and the top ten bursters.

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Microsoft’s Satya Nadella and Scott Guthrie topped both rankings. Also in both the main top ten and the top ten bursters were Aaron Levie, Robert Faletra, Matthew Prince and Bill Ruh. Apple’s Tim Cook, who was just outside the main top ten, made it into the top ten bursters. 

Then came Amit Zavery who was publicising the two new additions to Oracle’s cloud platform for integration – Oracle SOA Cloud and Oracle API Manager Cloud Services. These new offerings join its other iPaaS services, including Oracle Integration Cloud which was announced in June. Also commenting on these Oracle announcements was Ravi Gade, senior director of IT Applications at Calix, a supplier of telecommunications access equipment for service providers. 


1Satya NadellaCEOMicrosoft@satyanadella
2Scott GuthrieEVP Cloud and Enterprise GroupMicrosoft@scottgu
3Aaron LevieCo-Founder and Chief Executive OfficerBox@levie
4Robert FaletraCEOThe Channel Company@rfaletra
5Matthew PrinceCEOCloudFlare Inc@eastdakota
6Bill RuhChief Digital OfficerGE@BillRuh_GE
7Tim CookCEOApple, Inc. @tim_cook
8Saurabh SharmaSenior analyst, middlewareOvum
9Amit ZaverySVP Oracle Cloud PlatformOracle@azavery
10Ravi Gadesenior director, IT ApplicationsCalix

In the UK ranking, Tom Reuner from analyst firm HfS Research was quoted widely on the evolving competitive dynamics on the IT services sector. Simon Porter recovers ground to climb back up to 2nd and Donal Daly, Founder & CEO at Data Wranglers Ltd makes a first appearance in the rankings at 3rd.


1Tom ReunerIT Industry AnalystHfS Research@tom_reuner
2SimonPorterVP Midmarket EuropeIBM@simonlporter
3Donal DalyFounder & CEOData Wranglers Ltd @ddalyie
4Kevin Prince(now former) Chief technology officerSilverSky
5Lisa HuttCMOAframe@LisaHutt
6Karl RobinsonChief commercial officerStratogen
7John RollasonMarketing Director, InternationalSolidFire@JohnRollason
8Daniel SteevesMDBeyond Solutions@DanielSteeves
9Kaimar KaruHead of ITSMAXELOS Global Best Practice
10Simon HansfordCEOSkyscape Cloud Services@Shansford

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.