Innovation, cutting edge technology and dynamic change and growth have always characterised the telecommunications sector, but it seems the global landscape has never been as rapidly and dramatically changing as it has been in recent years! To keep abreast of the latest developments in the sector, and the state of digital transformation and its impact on the market, it can be helpful to follow knowledgeable power influencers who share great content on social media. Below is a list of our top 10 industry pundits who regularly share important telco-related news, insights, analyses and commentary via Twitter and LinkedIn.
The list is in no particular order or ranking.
With 126k followers on twitter and a wealth of resources and curated content shared on his twitter page, we can think of no better way to describe Evan Kirstel than as a thought leader and a social media power influencer. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn for interesting content on the topics of Cloud, IoT and telecommunications.
— Evan Kirstel at @InterSystems #GlobalSummit18 (@evankirstel) April 8, 2017
Currently the Head of Consulting and Services at Microsoft, Fabio Moioli has a prominent career and a strong leadership track record within telecoms and management consulting. He shares great content on Twitter relating to mobile, AI, IoT and digital transformation, as well as thought-provoking articles on LinkedIn.
— Fabio Moioli (@fabiomoioli) March 22, 2017
A thought leader in the areas of inbound marketing and B2B, Perry Nalevka specialises in Cyber Security, Cloud, IT Infrastructure and Telecom technologies. Perry shares noteworthy content via LinkedIn and tweets on a variety of topics, most notably Cloud, mobile devices, data and machine learning.
— Perry Nalevka (@perrynalevka) June 12, 2017
Director for Emerging Telecoms at Frost & Sullivan, Ronald Gruia shares a wealth of insightful resources within the spheres of telecoms and digital transformation on his twitter page. Truly an expert and authority in his field, Ronald writes articles for various magazines (IMS Magazine, VoIP Magazine, Telecommunications Magazine and Telemanagement) and has been quoted in numerous publications such as Business Week, Financial Times, Forbes and Reuters.
— Ronald Gruia (@rgruia) June 11, 2017
Tomi Ahonen is a bestselling author of 13 books on mobile telecoms, and is a leading consultant and motivational speaker. He runs a popular, prolific and opinionated twitter page, and does not shy away from expressing his views unapologetically on a variety of topics. His blog focuses on analyses of the telco market.
Big big big news. Earlier they did world's first national driver's licence on phone, now: full Passport !!! in UAE https://t.co/xcLtrpGpjZ
— Tomi Ahonen (@tomiahonen) June 8, 2017
A telecommunications leader with over 17 years of experience in IT and telecoms data science, Casper shares noteworthy IoT, M2M and Big Data & Analytics-focused content on his twitter page. Be sure to follow him on LinkedIn as well.
— Casper Tribler (@CasperTribler) June 7, 2017
Nic Fildes is the Financial Times Telecommunications correspondent, and his diverse twitter page encompasses original and curated content, as well as news and trends relating to the service provider market. You can also subscribe to his FT publications here.
— CyNic Fildes (@NicFildes) October 1, 2018
An independent telecom analyst and strategy consultant, Jon Arnold is a thought leader with a focus on Unified Communications, Cloud, VoIP, Telepresence/Video, IT Security, Center/Customer Care, User Experience, Internet of Things. Aside from a sought-after public speaker, Jon is a prolific writer who shares relevant content on his blog and twitter page.
— Jon Arnold (@arnoldjon) May 31, 2017
Steve Crowley is a consulting wireless engineer, with more than three decades of engineering experience and, according to Consumer Technology Association, “For a truly nuanced recap of spectrum policy, his Twitter account is a top source.” In 2012, Forbes named him a top 10 influencer in mobile on the basis of reach, resonance, and relevance in the industry.
One of the more methodologically grounded mobile traffic reports. Based in part on traffic measurements in Ericsson customer networks. https://t.co/fJUsi9n1Gi
— Steve Crowley (@StevenJCrowley) June 11, 2017
Gary Kim has been a communications industry analyst and journalist for more than 25 years, and he now focuses exclusively on content development and market research. Follow him on Twitter or via his blog, for news and commentary relating to 4G, 5G, IoT and the mobile market.
— Gary Kim (@garykim) June 11, 2017