Werner Vogels: Werner Hans Peter Vogels is the chief technology officer and vice president of Amazon in charge of driving technology innovation within the company. Vogels has broad internal and external responsibilities.
Jeff Hammerbacher: Jeff along with DJ Patil coined the term ‘Data Scientist’. Jeff is the Founder and Chief Scientist of Cloudera. Previously, he led the Data Team at Facebook.
Travis Oliphant: Creator of SciPy, NumPy, and Numba; founder and Director of Anaconda, Inc. Founder of NumFOCUS. CEO of Quansight
Kirk Borne: Principal Data Scientist and Executive Advisor at Booz Allen Hamilton.
Big Data & Data Science advisor, TedX speaker, researcher, blogger, Data Literacy advocate.
Worldwide top influencer since 2013, Social Reporter for your Data Event…
Ronald van Loon: Director Adversitement•Helping Data-Driven Companies Generating Success•Top10 Big Data, Data Science, IoT, AI Influencer
Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro, Ph.D.: Gregory Piatetsky is a well-known expert in Big Data, Business Analytics, Data Mining, Data Science, and Machine Learning and is among top influencers in those fields. He is the president of KDnuggets, a leading site in the field, with over 500,000 visitors per month and over 250,000 subscribers/followers. Gregory is also the founder of KDD (Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining conferences) and co-founder and past chair of ACM SIGKDD, the professional association for Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. You can follow him on LinkedIn.
Bernard Marr: Bernard Marr is an internationally best-selling author, popular keynote speaker, futurist, and a strategic business & technology advisor to governments and companies. He helps organizations improve their business performance, use data more intelligently, and understand the implications of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, blockchains, and the Internet of Things.
Jeff Leek: Professor @ JHBSPH, co-editor Simply Statistics, co-director JHU Data Science Lab. co-founder Problem Forward Data Science.
Jen Stirrup: Jen is a data strategist and technologist, SQL Server Most Valuable Professional (MVP), founder ofData Relish Ltd, SQLFamily and community advocate, public speaker and blogger, published author ofTableau Dashboard Cookbook and Teched Alumni speaker.
Hilary Mason: Hilary is a general manager, machine learning, at Cloudera. She was the founder and CEO of Fast Forward Labs, an applied machine learning research company that Cloudera acquired in 2017. She also serves as data scientist in residence at Accel Partners, a leading global venture capital firm.
Tamara Dull: Principal Open Source Technologist at Amazon Web Services
Gary King: Harvard Professor (social scientist, statistician). Co-founder OpenScholar, Crimson Hexagon, Learning Catalytics, Perusall, etc.
Craig Brown, PhD: Dr. Craig Brown is a top Techpreneur and Technology expert covering 28+ years of various technological and innovative projects for top fortune 1000 companies. He is also a Big Data subject matter expert, a technology & business consultant, philanthropist, cancer survivor and mentor.
Note: The above list of influencers are selected on the basis of their research work, social media influence, funding goals and achievements, and their association with startups and innovation in the Data Science domain.
Please note: This is not a ranking article.
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