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Data Science Top Online Influencers

The current leaders are Alex Popescu (myNOSQL), James Kobielus (Forrester Research), Gregory Piatetsky (KDnuggets), and Jeff Kelly (SiliconANGLE).


Here is a list of Top Online Influencers in Data Science, compiled by Gil Press (@gilpress), using Traackr, a social monitoring tool.

It was great to see KDnuggets as #3 on the list. Interestingly, although there is a lot more Big Data high-tech in California, there are 3 people from Massachusetts on top 10 list vs 2 from California.

Data Science A-list by Traackr

Here are the top 10 of the 50 on the list.

  1. Alex Popescu, myNOSQL, Bucharest, Romania.
    nosql.mypopescu.com, @al3xandru.
    Software architect, Founder/CTO InfoQ.com, Web aficionado, Speaker.
  2. James Kobielus, Forrester Research, Alexandria, VA, USA. blogs.forrester.com/james_kobielus , @jameskobielus
    IT industry analyst. Data warehousing, advanced analytics, business intelligence.
  3. Gregory Piatetsky, KDnuggets, Boston, MA, USA. www.kdnuggets.com, @kdnuggets.
    KDnuggets Editor, data mining / analytics expert, KDD & SIGKDD co-founder, part-time philosopher.
  4. Jeff Kelly, SiliconANGLE, Boston, MA, USA. @jeffreyfkelly.
    Analyst covering big data and analytics at The Wikibon Project.
  5. Klint Finley, SiliconANGLE, Portland, OR, USA. @klintron.
    Journalist, writer, ambient musician, fun loving nihilist.
  6. Harish Kotadia, hkotadia, Dallas, TX. @hkotadia.
    Social CRM, CRM Consulting Lead, Infosys (NASDAQ: INFY).
  7. Bob Gourley, CTOvision, Washington, DC, USA. @bobgourley.
    Founder and CTO of the consultancy Crucial Point LLC, Editor of CTOvision.com and a researcher at CTOlabs.com.
  8. David Smith, Revolution Analytics, San Francisco, CA, USA. @revodavid.
    R Evangelist at Revolution Analytics, #rstats
  9. Chuck Hollis, EMC, Holliston, MA, USA. chucksblog.emc.com/, @chuckhollis.
    technologist, marketeer, blogger and musician.
  10. Edd Dumbill, San Francisco, CA, USA. radar.oreilly.com/edd/, @edd.
    Program chair for the O'Reilly Strata Conference and the O'Reilly Open Source Convention.

The list rankings change automatically every Sunday, based on most recent data.

For more on Traackr and explanation of Reach, Resonance, and Relevance, see www.traackr.com

Here is a related list of Top Influencers in Big Data, compiled by Forbes in February of 2012.

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