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Top 30 people in Big Data and Analytics


Innovation Enterprise has compiled a top 30 list for individuals in big data that have had a large impact on the development or popularity of the industry.



Here is an interesting list of top 30 people (actually 34) in Big Data & Analytics, created by Innovation Enterprise.

Big DataUnlike other lists, this is not based on Twitter or social media, but also on contributing directly to the industry, and focuses on those who had important parts to play in its growth and sustained popularity.

  1. Doug Cutting and Mike Cafarella, for creating Hadoop
  2. Sergey Brin and Larry Page, founders of Google
  3. Edward Snowden, NSA Whistleblower
  4. Rob Bearden, founder of Hortonworks
  5. Kirk D. Borne, professor and co-creator of the field of astroinformatics
  6. Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha
  7. Rich Miner, co-founder of Android and a pioneer in the mobile space.
  8. Jamie Miller, CIO at GE
  9. DJ Patil, a data science pioneer, coined the term "data scientist" with Jeff Hammerbacher
  10. Monica Rogati, VP of Data at Jawbone
  11. Jeff Smith, CIO at IBM
  12. Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon
  13. Andy Palmer, co-founder and CEO of TamR
  14. Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro, co-founder of KDD and SIGKDD, KDnuggets President
  15. Sverre Jarp, ex-CTO at CERN openlab
  16. Tom Reilly, CEO at Cloudera
  17. Tom Davenport, thought leader and author in analytics and business process innovation
  18. John Schroeder and M. C. Srivas, co-founders of MapR
  19. Scott Howe, President and CEO at Acxiom
  20. Hilary Mason, was the Chief Scientist at Bitly, founder at Fast Forward Labs
  21. Edwina Dunn and Clive Humby, founders of Dunnhumby
  22. Anmol Modan, co-founder and CEO at Ginger.io
  23. Chris Towers, head of big data channel at Innovation Enterprise
  24. Billy Beane, baseball coach that inspired Moneyball
  25. Tim O’Reilly, owner of O'Reilly Media
  26. Vadim Kutsyy, head of Inc Data Lab at eBay
  27. Warren Buffett, renowned investor
  28. Arijit Sengupta, CEO at BeyondCore
  29. Gil Press, data science writer at Forbes
  30. Paco Nathan, well-known data blogger


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