Top Industry 4.0 Influencers

//Top Industry 4.0 Influencers

Who’is the most influential professional in the Industry 4.0 field? We have introduced 300 people in an influence metrics tool in order to find out who are those that frequently speak about Industry 4.0 on social media. Twitter and Linkedin are the most used tools and the US, Germany and France are the countries where most of them live. Many work for big companies such as Bosch, IBM, Amazon, Cisco, Microsoft or Siemens.

This is the complete list (updated every day):

And these are the Top 10:
1. Warner Vogels is the CTO of Amazon since 2005 and blogs since 2001 about “scalable and robust distributed systems”, as he’s one of the top world experts about cloud computing.

2. Scott Hanselman describes himself as “Coder, Blogger, Teacher, Speaker and Author” and works for Microsoft as Principal Community Architect for Web Platform and Tools. Also an authority in cloud computing issues.

3. Eric Vanderburg is an expert in cyber security and works for a small consultancy. Also maintains a blog called Security Spotlight.

4. Craig Brown is an expert in big data and artificial intelligence. He is written a book, speaks at conferences and mentors startups.

5. Dana Blouin is a Serial Entrepreneur, Speaker and IoT Thought Leader. Originally from the US, he is currently a Ph.D candidate and researcher at SIIT—Thammasat University in Bangkok.

6. Harriet Green is the leader of the IoT business at IBM. She used to be the CEO of Thomas Cook, a travel agent.

7. Vala Afshar is Chief Digital Evangelist for Salesforce and the author of The Pursuit of Social Business Excellence.

8. Soraya Paniagua is a freelance journalist from Madrid who used to work for Telefónica and has recently become an expert in 3D Printing and Big Data.

9. Rowan Trollope is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Internet of Things (IoT) and Applications.

10. Paul Sonnier is a digital health social entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and executive management strategy consultant.

2017-11-01T21:21:28+00:00Industry 4.0|


  1. Athos Nobile 13 September, 2016 at 9:16 am - Reply

    I’ really happy to be ranked at 138 pos… Thanks a lot!

  2. Thorsten Huelsmann 14 September, 2016 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Hello, how are LinkedIn Posts tracked? As I know Industry 4.0 is not a possible tag at LinkedIn …

  3. Sedef Cakir 1 March, 2017 at 7:46 am - Reply

    Top 10 industry 4.0 influencers. Unfortunately none of them coming from manufacturing. Probably never been to a power plant, a refinery or chemical plant. How will they reach to the people at factory floor?

  4. Ramón Archanco 11 July, 2017 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    I’m very happy to see me on this list. Not the best position, 96, but grateful to all.

  5. ramon archanco 20 July, 2017 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    It is an honor to be among the 100 most influential people in indusria 4.0 of the world and much more to be in the top 10 of Spanish speaking. I am grateful to this platform for this initiative, companies will thank you.
    Congratulations and many thanks

  6. Ian Moyse 1 November, 2017 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Confused by the lists as the top list and bottom top 10 are different?

    Pleased to be in at #10 though, thanks


  7. Bind 4.0 1 November, 2017 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    Top list was written back in 2016. Bottom one updates automatically every day 😉

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