“…a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention…” ― Herbert A. Simon, American economist, political scientist and cognitive psychologist.
I wonder if Herbert knew just how much information we’d have at our fingertips, today.
The internet and social media are jam-packed with IT experts wanting to share their opinions, advice and knowledge with you. If you follow the right people, you’ll get a steady stream of valuable IT insights. The question is, how do you find these professionals?
With around 330 million monthly active users and 145 million daily active users on Twitter alone, it can be difficult to decide who deserves your time and attention.
Six must-follow IT experts on Twitter
Richard is the Chief Information Officer at Boots. He is an expert in healthcare strategy and technology. He has over 20 years’ experience in the Health and Clinical Research Information sectors. Richard has a keen interest in healthcare business change and benefits management and focuses on customer experience, engagement and other advantages that come from implementing technology.
Kimberly is the founder of Black Girls Code. Her goal is to increase the number of women of colour in the digital space by teaching girls about computer science and technology. She talks about how minorities have helped shape technological advancements and the importance of amplifying their innovations for the future.
Chris is one of the most well-known technology influencers in the FinTech industry. He provides insights on his blog, thefinanser.com. He’s a bestselling author and his latest book, ‘Doing Digital’, shares digital transformation lessons learned through interviews with BBVA, China Merchants Bank, DBS, ING and JPMorgan Chase.
4. Kara Swisher
Kara Swisher is the co-founder and editor-at-large of Recode, and is the producer and host of the Recode Decode and Pivot podcasts. She talks about disruptive technology and is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. Kara also hosts the new New York Times podcast, Sway.
Amazon’s Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Werner Vogels, covers a broad range of tech topics on his blog All Things Distributed. He’s the man responsible for pushing Amazon’s tech innovation on behalf of Amazon’s customers at a global scale.
Werner’s keynotes are well known and a ‘must-attend’ at AWS re:Invent. The 2020 session is available to view on YouTube now.
6. Laura Dawson
Laura is the Chief Information Officer at the London School of Economics and trustee of charity IT leaders. Previously, she was CIO at the British Council and she tweets about technology in the charity sector, digital transformation and leadership.
These six IT professionals post meaningful content often enough to inspire interest and sustain valuable conversations with their social followers. They are great examples of how IT experts can share their knowledge effectively and harness the power of thought leadership on social media.
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