47 Business Intelligence Experts You Should Follow On Twitter [LIST]

Twitter is an increasingly important resource to not only remain in the loop, but also to debate the latest developments within a rapidly evolving BI environment (for example this recent Tweet Jam we blogged about). Therefore keeping your Twitter timeline updated with tweets from the big players within BI is important. Lucky for you we are here to help! Although there are some pre-existing BI lists online, we have created a list with only active and informative Tweeters! Just to note, the groups we have put the Tweeters into are quite general and thus many experts, although in one group, may cover several different groups. So here you go: 

The Research Big GunsForrester

  • @forrester; An independent research company that provides pragmatic and forward thinking advice to global leaders in business and technology
  • @JamesKobielus; IT Industry analyst. Forrester Research. Data warehousing, advanced analytics, business intelligence
  • @bevelson; Business Intelligence industry analyst at Forrester Research


  • @Gartner_inc; The leading global provider of independent and objective technology related research and advice
  • @SethGrimes; Analytics industry observer
  • @merv; IT Industry analyst with Gartner
  • @bitterer; Gartner Analyst

Ventana Research

  • @dmenningervr; VP & Research Director at Ventana Research covering Analytics, Business Intelligence and Information Management
  • @marksmithvr; CEO & Chief Research Officer at Ventana Research
  • Other Researchers
  • @shawnrog; VP of Research - Business Intelligence at EMA
  • @NeilRaden; VP & Principal Analyst, Constellation Research covering analytics and big data
  • @WiseAnalytics (Lyndsay Wise); BI researcher and analyst
  • @DanVesset; VP Business Analytics Research, IDC
  • @jgptec; BI, DWH & Business Performance Management Research Analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC)

News Coverage

  • @TDWI; The premier source for business intelligence and data warehousing
  • @BeyeNetwork; BI industry coverage and resources


Industry Analysts and Consultants

  • @CurtMonash; Industry analyst. Consultant. Blogger
  • @Claudia_Imhoff; Consultant and analyst for BI and the technical architectures supporting it. Founder of the Boulder BI Brain Trust
  • @mikeferguson1; Independent analyst & consultant specializing in BI
  • @anibalgoicochea; BI Consultant and Blogger


Thought Leaders & Bloggers

  • @bfinucane; Business intelligence thought leader
  • @PeterJThomas; Award-winning BI and cultural transformations expert
  • @howarddresner; Business Intelligence and Performance Management thought leader
  • @ColinJWhite; Specialist in BI and Business Integration
  • @brunoaziza; Author, Speaker, focuses on Strategy Execution, Information Management, Analytics and Social Media
  • @rameshbabua; BI, Analytics, Social Media & Emerging Technology Independent
  • @eric_kavanagh; Host of The Briefing Room and Information Management's DM Radio; CEO of The Bloor Group
  • @robinbloor; Blogger and technology analyst
  • @Stray_Cat; Founder of Straysoft Start-Up, 14+ years experience in BI
  • @dcunni; Blogger, interested in SaaS BI, Analytics and Cloud Computing


  • @BI_Dashboards; A comprehensive, online resource that promotes the BI, data visualization and dashboard software communities
  • @SmartDataCo; Blog Network for BI and data pros
  • @darenasc; Blogger and BI fan
  • @VishAgashe; Passionate about BI, DQ, EIM, Analytics, SocialMedia, Networking
  • @rajasekarn; Founder of Business Intelligence Professionals Linkedin Network and BI consultant.

It's obviously impossible for us to know of everyone! Is there anyone else you think should be on the list? Please suggest them in the comments below and if they fit the bill, we'd be happy to add them to our list!