This month we have a proliferation of CEOs at the top of the rankings – 9 of the top 13. Leading them all as he has done on several previous months was Satya Nadella from Microsoft who was followed his colleague Scott Guthrie in 2nd and Nicole Herskowitz in 8th. They were each quoted widely as Microsoft announced a number enhancements to its cloud services at its recent Azure Convention.

Daniel Ives, a regular in the rankings, was also quoted widely commenting on everything from the new iPhones to the future of tech giants like HO, Oracle and IBM.

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Announcing that Oracle’s software will be available on the cloud by the OpenWorld conference at the end of October enabled Mark Hurd to hit 4th.

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Sharing a stage at the BoxWorks conference in San Francisco, Aaron Levie in 5th and Tim Cook in 11th not only talked technology, but they both also touched on corporate responsibility, arguing that that American corporations have a responsibility to help improve equality, the environment and public education because of a lack of government progress in the past few decades.

Doing his best to promote the 2015 CRN Fast Growth 150 List was Robert Faletra in 6th, followed by Matthew Prince from CloudFlare, the hot start up that has attracted $110 million in funding from Fidelity, Baidu, Google, and Microsoft.

In 9th was Bill Run from GE which expects its software revenue to roughly triple to $15 billion by 2020 as it reaps significant gains from its digital operations. The company has predicted that the industrial internet will be twice the size of the consumer internet as industrial companies like GE and its customers generate massive productivity gains through the deployment of “intelligent” machines that eliminate unscheduled downtime. 

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Rounding out the top ten was Salesforce’s Marc Benioff who was busy this month touting the company’s Microsoft and Cisco Partnerships as path to success in the Internet of Things (IoT). This followed a host of other SalesForce enhancements announced at Dreamforce.

Just outside the top 10 in 12th was Meg Whitman, as HP restructures its cloud business ahead of its November corporate split. HP’s cloud R&D division will move into its software business, led by Robert Youngjohns. It’s cloud product management group, bossed by Bill Hilf, will also be swept into the software division. According to Whitman, this will help HP’s hybrid cloud strategy a great deal. HP’s actual cloud product division will move into the Enterprise Group, the same group that flogs servers and networking equipment.

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IndexNamePositionCompanyTwitterMovement since August
1Satya NadellaCEOMicrosoft@satyanadella+ 9
2Scott GuthrieEVP Cloud and Enterprise GroupMicrosoft@scottgu
3Daniel IvesAnalystFBR Capital Markets- 2
4Mark HurdCEOOracle@MarkVHurd
5Aaron LevieCo-Founder and Chief Executive OfficerBox@levie
6Robert FaletraCEOThe Channel Company@rfaletra
7Matthew PrinceCEOCloudFlare Inc@eastdakota
8Nicole HerskowitzSenior Director of Product Marketing, AzureMicrosoft@nicolelamb- 4
9Bill RuhChief Digital OfficerGE@BillRuh_GE
10Marc BenioffCEOSalesforce@Benioff
11Tim CookCEOApple, Inc. @tim_cook
12Meg WhitmanCEOHP@MegWhitman
13Al BurgioCEOConsole@AlBurgio
14Saurabh SharmaSenior Analyst, MiddlewareOvum
15Diane BryantData Center Group general managerIntel- 12
16Amit ZaverySVP Oracle Cloud PlatformOracle@azavery
17Rich TehraniChief Executive OfficerTechnology Marketing Corporation @rtehrani- 10
18Andy JassyVice PresidentAmazon Web Services@ajassy
19Phil SchillerSenior Vice PresidentApple, Inc. @pschiller
20Ravi GadeSenior Director, IT ApplicationsCalix
21Sanjay KukrejaMDChrysCapital
22Bill BeruttiPresident of the cloud, data center and performance businessesBMC Software @billberutti
23Whitney BouckSVP and GM EnterpriseBox @WhitneyBouck+ 14
24Elizabeth KimResearch AnalystGartner
25Dave ShacklefordSVP of Research and CTO IANS@daveshackleford
26Steve NolaGroup Executive for IT-as-a-ServiceDimension Data
27Paul JohnsonPrincipal Analyst for Cloud and virtual system infrastructuresACG Research
28Gavin PattersonCEOBT
29Alok LallDirector of Office Division, IndiaMicrosoft
30Jimmy DuanCTOCallidusCloud
31Stephanie BuscemiAnalytics Cloud chief operating officerSalesforce@sbuscemi
32Jon SummersSVP Mobile & Business SolutionsAT&T
33Yiru ZhongSenior Industry Analyst, Information & Communication TechnologiesFrost & Sullivan
34Mike RhodinSVP WatsonIBM@MikeRhodin
35William XuChief Strategy Marketing OfficerHuawei
36Jeremy DukeFounder and chief analyst Synergy Research Group
37Bhaskar PramanikChairman, IndiaMicrosoft
38Sambhav RakyanData services practice leader for Asia PacificTowers Watson
39Brian MetherellVP and GM Telecommunication Systems DivisionToshiba America Information Systems, Inc.
40Ganesh BellChief digital officer and general manager, Software and Analytics, GE Power & Water.GE
41Mike BurklandPresident and CEOFive9
42Tim YoungCEOSummit Strategic Solutions
43Ross OrtegaPrincipal Product Manager, Networking, Microsoft AzureMicrosoft
44Yu SichengVice PresidentAliyun
45Danny SimmonsPC and Equipment specialistDixie Plywood and Lumber Company
46Roberto VillaManager of Communications and Brand ExperienceIBM@RobertoVjlla
47Paul JarmanCEOinContact/a>
48David HicksVP Worldwide ISV, OEM and Java Business DevelopmentOracle
49Adam CarterChief Commercial OfficerOclaro
50Dan RogersCMOSymantec 

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.