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Top 10 Influencers in the Automation and Enterprise Tech Space

Kaitlin Olcott Written by

With so many different sources to gather news, updates, and trends from, finding the information you really want in today’s digitized world ironically seems more difficult than ever. Every day we at Advanced Systems Concepts look through our favorite blogs and social media for new things happening in the world of IT automation. Over time, we’ve built up a list of the top influencers in the industry who consistently provide engaging views and pieces on the most important trends and happenings in workload automation and enterprise tech. 

Today we’d like to share this list of the top 10 Influencers (in alphabetical order) in the automation and enterprise tech industry with readers of the IT Automation Blog.


1. Julie Bort 

Julie Bort IT Automation social media influencer

@Julie188

Editor for Business Insider covering tech. I’m also a mom, a skier and a mountain biker.

2. Adrian Bridgewater

Adrian Bridgewater IT Automation social media influencer

@ABridgwater

Technology (Software) Journalist – I write for Computer Weekly, Forbes, The Register & Bloor Group Inside Analytics

3. Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan IT Automation social media influencer

@ldignan

Global Editor in Chief, ZDNet, a CBS Interactive property

4. John Gallant

John Gallant IT Automation social media influencer

@JohnGallant1

Chief Content Officer, IDG Media US: Computerworld, CIO, CITEworld, CSO, Greenbot, InfoWorld, ITworld, Javaworld, Macworld, Network World, PCWorld, TechHive.

5. Dana Gardner

Dana Gardner IT automation social media influencer

@Dana_Gardner

Gardner is a creative thought leader on enterprise software, cloud, mobile, big data and social strategies. He is a prolific blogger and podcaster.

6. Joan Jackson

@Joab_Jackson

TechJourno covering appdev, sysadmin, dataproc & other assorted compsci. Also I might rant a bit here about the arts, sciencesthe and whathaveyou

7. Richi Jennings

@RiCHi

A/winning managing #editor for @NetApp_Biz on @Forbes and @CIOonline; indy #analyst#writer at@Computerworld#press #technology #spam#bigdata #cloud #fool

8. Paul Mah

@paulmah

Tech guy who writes for @CIOOnline, CMO Innovation, @DCDFocus & @FierceCIO. Digital nomad with an affinity for enterprise gear, digital stuff, biz IT & gadgets

9. Thor Olavsrud

@ThorOlavsrud

Senior Writer for CIO.com , IDG Enterprise covering IT Security, Big Data, Open Source and Microsoft Tools and Servers

10. Mike Vizard

@mvizard

Blogger for IT Business Edge, Regular contributor to CIOinsight, Channel Insider, Programmableweb, Slashdot


We hope you find this list useful and the articles and views shared by these influencers thought-provoking. Given the nature of a top 10 list, there’s bound to be people we’ve forgotten so please comment below if you have any other influencers you recommend following! 


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