Most of us have a handful of people we follow closely for advice on new and emerging technology, or for their innovative approaches to industry challenges, and perhaps to absorb by osmosis some of their business acumen.
You might call them thought leaders or influencers. Me, I call them Big-brained people.
These are the folks whose tweets get retweeted feverishly, whose blog posts are shared and commented on, whose podcasts are downloaded for listening on the commute home or at the health club.
Recently, AnalyticsWeek compiled this list of “Top 200 Thought Leaders in BigData & Analytics,” and The Big Data Institute assembled the top 50 “Twitter Accounts in 2013 to follow for #BigData #DataScience #Hadoop topics.” As you might expect, there’s a significant overlap in the two lists.
What you might not realize is just how many of them have appeared right here, on IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub. Here’s a rundown of several blog posts, videos and podcasts from these big-brained people—all in one handy spot for you! And you can click on their names to follow them on Twitter.
- Alistair Croll: Twitter chat – Sharpening Marketing Instruments for a Better Customer Experience
- Barry Devlin: White paper – The Big Data Zoo: Taming the Beasts
- Bernard Marr: Podcast – Big Data Analytics and Visualization; Featured guest on a Twitter chat
- Bob Hayes: Blog – Big Data Has Big Implications for Customer Experience Management and a video on that same topic; Videochat – How Big Data Improves the 360 View of the Customer; Featured guest on a Twitter chat
- Claudia Imhoff and Colin White: Blog and white paper – Technology Innovations for Enhanced Database Management and Advanced BI. Or watch an on-demand webinar with them.
- Craig Mullins: Featured guest on a Twitter chat – Mobile Data: Taking Your Big Data on the Road (recapped by James Kobielus)
- David Smith: Podcast – Rebuffing "Buyer Beware" Attitude on Data Science; Videochat – How Open Source is Changing Business
- David Vellante and John Furrier: through SiliconANGLE’s “theCUBE” video program, they interviewed several attendees and IBMers at the Information On Demand conference
- Edd Dumbill: 2 podcasts, The Genesis of Big Data and Big Data is Rocket Fuel; Videochat – What If and What May Be - The Future of Big Data and Analytics; Featured guest on a Twitter chat
- Eric Kavanagh: Videochat – How Open Source is Changing Business
- Fern Halper: Videochat – The Power of Predictive Analytics
- Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro: Videochat – What Lies Ahead for Big Data & Analytics in 2014 and Beyond?; Twitter chat – Solving for Segmentation: Is Big Data “X”?
- Hilary Mason: Podcast – The Curious Data Scientist; Videochat – Educating Tomorrow’s Data Scientists
- Hyoun Park: Videochat – Little Data vs. Big Data; Twitter chat – Refining the User Experience with Big Data
- James Taylor: Twitter chat – Customer Decision Management
- Ken Cukier: Twitter chat – The Big Data Impact on Customer Experience
- Kirk Borne: 2 Twitter chats – Idiosyncrasies, Novelties, Degrees & Customer Intimacy and Big Data Myths
- Mark Bonchek: Videochat – Little Data vs. Big Data
- Matt Aslett: Blog – Research Director Reflects on New Big Data Book
- Michael Cavaretta: Twitter chat – Driving Innovation
- Neil Raden: Twitter chat – Big Data Myths; Blog – Recapping the Final Four of Smart Sixteen Big Data Challenge
- Seth Grimes: Twitter chat Sentiment Analysis and the Customer Experience
- Tim Crawford: Podcast – CIOs: Overcoming inertia and the 3-Legged Race of Culture; Twitter chat Where is the CIO in the Customer Experience?
- Viktor Mayer-Schõnberger: Videochat – The Big Data Revolution; Twitter chat – The Big Data Impact on Customer Experience
But wait, there’s more! Several IBMers are also listed on the lists of top influencers. You can find these folks frequently contributing blogs, videos, podcasts, Twitter chats and more right here on IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub.
- Delaney Turner
- Graeme Noseworthy
- James Kobielus
- Marie Wallace
- Natasha Bishop
- Paul Zikopolous
- Sushil Pramanick
- Tina Groves
- And even me!
We look forward to bringing you more outstanding content from top thinkers throughout this year and beyond. Leave a comment below telling us who you would like to see contribute more. And if you respect the opinion of someone who’s not on this list, tell us that too. We’ll do our best to bring their work to you!