Each year, the tech industry continues to evolve in new and unpredictable ways. Trends and technologies appear and disappear at a rapid pace and keeping up with the changes can often be a challenge for even the most sophisticated tech companies. Following tech thought leaders online can be a very effective tool for staying up to date on the most recent industry trends and keeping a finger on the pulse of the latest developments in tech.
A frequently encountered problem is the online community is oversaturated with influencers and thought leaders. To help you narrow down your focus on the individuals worth following, we’ve compiled a list of five tech thought leaders that all IT professionals should be closely following:
Tim O’Reilly: O’Reilly, founder of O’Reilly Media and the man who coined the terms “open source” and “Web 2.0,” has close to 2 million followers on Twitter and regularly posts insightful content regarding the present state of the tech industry and some possibilities for the future.
Werner Vogels: Vogels, vice president and chief technology officer at Amazon, can largely be credited as the primary driving force behind Amazon’s tech model. He frequently expounds online about his unique vision for the future of cloud-based technology and current best-practices in the tech industry.
Chris Skinner: Skinner has one of the largest followings in all of the financial tech (“FinTech”) industry. His blog, Finanser.com, is regarded as one of the most useful sources of information for those seeking to stay updated on financial developments within the tech industry.
Christina Warren: Warren is a journalist, podcaster, and the Senior Tech Analyst at Mashable. She makes regular appearances on major news outlets like CNN and Bloomberg as a tech expert and makes complex, tech-specific material accessible to a general audience.
Dr. Mike Rucker: A leading technology strategist for the last three decades, Dr. Rucker has become one of the most prominent thought leaders in what is known as “health technology.” He speaks and writes extensively on how technology can be applied to increase social and individual well–being.
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