Onalytica’s Top IIoT Twitter influencers at Hannover Messe 2017 Show

Making the benefits of digitalization tangible – that was the declared objective of HANNOVER MESSE 2017. After five action-packed days at the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology, the organizers spoke of a thriving event.  As a co-founder of IIoT World (@IIoT_World), a portal focused 100% on Industrial IoT, I was interested to see who are the top IIoT Tweeter influencers who spread the word about IIoT using the event’s hashtag #HM17.

“More attendees, more solutions, more international – that aptly sums up HANNOVER MESSE 2017,” commented Dr. Jochen Köckler, Member of the Managing Board at Deutsche Messe. “Over the past five days, Hannover has served as a global hub for all things related to Industrie 4.0. Every sector involved in the digitalization of industry was on hand to showcase its answers to the key question faced by industrial enterprises everywhere: How can I best get my company into shape for the digital future? HANNOVER MESSE has resoundingly underscored its value as a prime source of orientation for decision-makers from around the globe,” he added. The show’s chosen lead theme of “Integrated Industry – Creating Value” put a major spotlight on the benefits of Industrie 4.0 and the role of humans in tomorrow’s integrated factories.
Of the show’s 225,000 attendees (up from 217,000 in 2015 as the most recent comparable event), more than 75,000 came from abroad.

In this article, using Onalytica's portal, I’ve compiled a list of top IIoT Twitter influencers that tweeted or retweeted articles about IIoT during the HANNOVER MESSE show, using the hashtag #HM17. Here is the list, sorted by influence score:

Ludmila MorozovaBuss –  the Vice President of the Global Institute for IT Management, Featured Contributor at BIZCATALYST360.com, Contributor at The Digital Transformation People and the owner of The Global MegaTrends Roundtable. With no political or religious affiliation in Germany, Ludmila’s interests intersect in IoT, Cybersecurity, ICT, business strategy, education, entrepreneurship, markets and the rule of law. In her posts, she welcomes everyone’s perception of success. Twitter Handle - @TopCyberNews

Marina Lochner - the Associate Director at PwC Africa. She is responsible for Automation of business processes through the implementation of technology solutions enabling improved business efficiencies and increased agility; Implementation and leadership of Africa IT Governance. Twitter handle - @Marina_Lochner

Praveen Kumar a.x., – Software Engineer at AirRoyal, a mobile analytics and user insights company that helps startups and enterprises of all kinds validate their decisions. Powered by a live panel of 10M plus smartphone users spread across India, Getinsights.co (a product of Airloyal) uses survey results and mobile analytics to help individuals & organizations understand what exactly their target audience wants. Twitter handle - @praveenax

David Rubal - Chief Technologist, Data & Analytics/ Principal Data Scientist at DLT. The company’s solutions have been dedicated to solving public sector IT challenges. David is also Data Analytics Industry Advisory Board Member at George Mason University. Twitter Handle - @DaveRubal

Shyam Varan Nath – Director of Technology Integrations (IoT/Industrial Internet) at General Electric Digital. His focus is on driving innovative solutions involving GE - Predix and related technologies for Industrial Internet / IoT. He is also part of Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Chair Working Group, and President of BIWA SIG. Twitter Handle - @shyamvaran

Colin Masson leads the Manufacturing and Supply Chain go-to-market strategy for Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise, spanning products such as Azure IoT Suite, Cortana Intelligence Suite, Dynamics 365, and AppSource. He is responsible for defining vision and value proposition in Manufacturing, establishing thought leadership with press and analysts, collaborating with Microsoft's R&D and Business Development. Twitter handle - @colinmasson

Marin Steinman is Managing Partner at SteamFab. He works with founding teams, CEOs, and investors to optimize early stage outcomes. As a Partner at DAT Venture, Marin accelerates international tech startups into the U.S. He is also mentor/judge at MassChallenge and MIT-CHIEF. Twitter handle - @martin_steinman

Dominic Halpin is the founder of TechNative. TechNative offers the latest disruptive business technology product and research news in this industry. Twitter handle - @Domhalps

Dirk Schaar is the Editor-in-Chief Vereinigte Fachverlage GmbH - International magazines and e-papers for engineers. Twitter handle - @DirkSchaar

Marcel Kohler has been working as a Marketing Manager within the Product Group Industry & Logistics for Bosch Software Innovations since 2015. Currently, he is responsible for Industry 4.0 solution launches and events relating to Industry 4.0. Marcel has a degree in economics with a specialization in marketing and corporate finance (HTW Berlin) and a master degree in economics with a specialization in marketing and sales (FOM Berlin). Twitter handle - @Marcel_Koehler

The Top 5 most influential media outlets that tweeted about IIoT, using #HM17 (Onalytica Algorithm) are:
1. The Binary Loom (@binaryloom)
2. Digitalisierung & Co (@indizde) – Tweeting in German
3. IT Connection (@IT_Connection) – Tweeting in German
4. Biz Comm Strategies (@UCStrategies). Tweets by @evankirstel.
5. Tech Native @TechNative

Among most influential companies tweeting about IIoT (who have used #HM17) were: IBM Watson IoT, managed by @theRab and @ToriMcClellan, Schneider Electric, PrismTech, Siemens Industry, Wind River, Cisco Manufacturing, Relayr, Kuka Robotics, IIConsortium, Hitachi Insights IoT, GE Digital and Rockwell Automation.
Although IIoT World covered the event via Twitter, we did NOT include our tweets in the report.

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