Top ten AI influencers in Q3 2019, revealed by GlobalData

From Ronald van Loon to Thomas Power, leading data and analytics company GlobalData has identified the top influencers in artificial intelligence (AI) in Q3 2019, based on data research from the company’s Influencer platform.

1. Ronald van Loon

Ronald van Loon is a Big Data expert and Director at Advertisement. He helps data-driven companies in executing data and analytics strategies to become more successful.

On 11 September, @Ronald_vanLoon tweeted: “#ArtificialIntelligence in the agriculture. by @thisisinsider | #AI #Agriculture #Industry40 #MachineLearning #ML #Technology #DeepLearning #DL #MachineIntelligence #MI #Videos #RT Cc: @evankirstel @MikeQuindazzi @kuriharan”, which collected 308 likes and 219 retweets.

2. Ganapathi Pulipaka

Dr. Ganapathi Pulipaka is the chief data scientist at Accenture. He has worked in the SAP and AI domains for more than 20 years offering solutions in areas such as SAP systems, data science, application development, machine learning, deep learning, design engineering, Internet of Things (IoT), consulting delivery services, and natural language processing.

On 1 September, @gp_pulipaka tweeted: “#Geospatial Platform w/ #ReinforcementLearning Featuring @gp_pulipaka by @USATODAY. #BigData #Analytics #DataScience #AI #MachineLearning #AI #IoT #IIoT #Python #RStats #JavaScript #ReactJS #GoLang #CloudComputing #Serverless #DataScientist #Linux”, which attracted 281 likes and 358 retweets.

3. Kirk Borne

Dr. Kirk Borne, a data scientist, astrophysicist, and a space scientist, has worked as the Principal Data Scientist and Executive Advisor at Booz Allen-Hamilton since 2015. Dr. Borne has been associated with various NASA projects including the Hubble Space Telescope, Astronomy Data Center, and Space Science Data Operations Office.

On 16 September, @KirkDBorne tweeted: “Artificial Intelligence is Spurring Innovation in the Field of Education: #BigData #LearningAnalytics #EdTech #DataScience #AI #MachineLearning #DigitalTransformation #Chatbots #abdsc”, which saw 53 likes and 45 retweets.

4. Spiros Margaris

Spiros Margaris is a venture capitalist and founder of Margaris Ventures. He also serves on the Advisory Board of wefox Group, an insurtech start-up based in Europe, and venture partner with SparkLabs Group, a seed-stage investment firm. He has been named a top influencer for the domains of FinTech, AI, and blockchain.

On 1 September, @SpirosMargaris tweeted: “Artificial Intelligence vs. #MachineLearning vs. #DeepLearning: What is the #Difference?  #fintech #AI #ArtificialIntelligence @kdnuggets @ipfconline1 @YuHelenYu @HaroldSinnott @Paula_Piccard @jblefevre60 @mclynd @Xbond49”, which gained 114 likes and 117 retweets.

5. Evan Kirstel

Evan Kirstel, a B2B thought leader and a technology influencer, helps clients such as Samsung, AT&T, and Intel achieve visibility across the social media landscape. Kirstel specialises in areas such as IoT, AI, big data, analytics, 5G, mobile, cloud, and blockchain.

On 18 September, @evankirstel tweeted: “The future of restaurants? #robots #automation #work #futureofwork #ai #CustomerServiceJobs”, which attracted 646 likes and 452 retweets.

6. Tamara McCleary

Tamara McCleary, serving as the CEO of Thulium, a social media analytics and consulting firm, is a technology futurist who specialises in social influence, marketing, and technology. McCleary developed the patented RelationShift® method, which is a virtual tool that allows co-workers to collaborate with each other and improve efficiencies at work.

On 19 September, @TamaraMcCleary tweeted: “Lip-Reading #Drones, Emotion-Detecting Cameras: How #AI Is Changing The World…#FacialRecognition #privacy #DigitalTransformation”, which saw 65 likes and 69 retweets.

7. Mike Quindazzi

Mike Quindazzi is a business development leader and management consultant at PwC. He has approximately 30 years of experience in business development and management consulting.

On 8 September, @MikeQuindazzi tweeted: “Timeline for #AI-powered #Robotics overtaking human-like capabilities >>> @wef via @MikeQuindazzi >>> #MachineLearning #DeepLearning #4IR”, which gained 308 likes and 290 retweets.

8. Nigel Willson

Nigel Willson has been associated with Microsoft for approximately 20 years. As chief technology officer at the company, Willson has brought innovative solutions for clients in the professional services sector.

On 4 September, @nigewillson tweeted: “The #DeepFake saga continues as Scammer Successfully Deepfaked CEO’s Voice To Fool Underling Into Transferring $243,000 #ai #artificialintelligence #DeepLearning”, which gained eight likes and 11 retweets.

9. Sandy Carter

Sandy Carter is a speaker, author, and industry expert in the domains of AI and IoT. Currently the Vice President at Amazon Web Services, Carter has been recognised as one of the most influential women in technology for her contributions.

On 2 September, @sandy_carter tweeted: “15 tech decade 1 #AI 2 #IoT 3 5G 4 blockchain 5 mobile 6 autonomous 7 mobile internet 8 robotics 9 VR/AR 10 wireless power 11 quantum compute 12 3D print 13 voice assist 14 cybersecurity 15 #cloud RT @ValaAfshar @awscloud #MachineLearning @IoTCommunity”, which collected 33 likes and 14 retweets.

10. Thomas Power

Thomas Power has been a board member and director for six companies, including 9Spokes in New Zealand. He is also an expert in blockchain and joined the board of Blockchain Industry Compliance and Regulation (BICRA) in 2018.

On 17 September, @thomaspower tweeted: “Amazon’s #AI reduces real-time speech recognition error rate by 6.2%…via @JuergenKob @evankirstel on @refindcom”, which collected three likes and two retweets.

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