67 Business Intelligence Twitter Accounts You Need To Follow

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“Hey, Geoff,” people will often say as they pass me on the street, “what are the best 67 business intelligence Twitter accounts you need to follow? I simply must know!”

With a smile and a wink, I’ll reply, “If life were a musical, that would be a song cue.”*

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While the following exchange has actually never happened in reality, people do actually want to know the best business intelligence twitter accounts. If you’re looking to keep up with BI news and events, here are the 67 business intelligence twitter accounts you need to follow.

*note: this never happens, ever.

If at any time you decide, “hey I just want to follow all of these awesome accounts at once!” Here’s the link to the list on Twitter!

Top Business Intelligence Twitter Accounts

1. BIME by ZenDesk

Twitter handle: bimeanalytics

Affiliated site or company: http://www.bimeanalytics.com

Bio: BIME is software that makes it easy for anyone to analyze and visualize their data. Made in France.

Followers: 4,553

2. Mark Smith

Twitter Handle: @marksmithvr

Affiliated site or company: http://www.ventanaresearch.com

Bio: CEO & Chief Research Officer at@VentanaResearchhttp://www.ventanaresearch.com  an Oregon Company! Outdoorsman & Scouter!

Followers: 21.1k

3. Shawn Rogers

Twitter Handle: @shawnrog

Affiliated site or company: http://analyticresponse.com/

Bio: Serial Media/Internet Entrepreneur. Big Data, Social Media and Analytics expert, habitual early adopter.

Followers: 15.5 k

4. Neil Raden

Twitter Handle: @NeilRaden

Affiliated site or company: http://hiredbrains.wordpress.com

Bio: Founder #HiredBrains Industry Analysts, consultants. #context and #advisory in#enterprise #BI #analytics. Author, Speaker, Advisor, Doer, grandfather

Followers: 15.3k

5. Lyndsay Wise

Twitter Handle: @wiseanalytics

Affiliated site or company: https://www.enterprisemanagement.com/about/team/Lyndsay_Wise.php

Bio: n/a

Followers: 7,126

6. Dan Vesset

Twitter Handle: @danvesset

Affiliated site or company: www.idc.com

Bio: IDC GVP, lead team of great analysts covering all things analytics, info mgmt, cognitive. Market researcher, advisor, consultant, presenter.

Followers: 6,869

7. Capterra Biz Intel

Twitter Handle: @CapterraBI

Affiliated site or company: https://blog.capterra.com/articles/business-intelligence/

Bio: Capterra helps organizations find the right Business Intelligence Software. Follow us for news & updates on & .

*Shameless self-promotion here, but we have a real scientist-turned-marketer tweeting out from this account to give everyone the most pertinent and up-to-date BI news. Check @TJDingeldein out if you don’t believe me.

8. TDWI

Twitter Handle: @TDWI

Affiliated site or company: https://tdwi.org/Home.aspx

Bio: Transforming Data with Intelligence.

Followers: 24.1 k

9. IT Business Edge

Twitter Handle: @ITBusinessEdge

Affiliated site or company: http://www.itbusinessedge.com/

Bio: Your Technology Intelligence Agent

Followers: 14.1 k

10. SAP Analytics

Twitter Handle: @SAPAnalytics

Affiliated site or company: http://blog-sap.com/analytics/

Bio: Official account for SAP BusinessObjects analytics, covering all things analytics on premise & in the #cloud / boardroom#DataViz #IoT #Predictive #BigData

Followers: 60.4 k

11. Claudia Imhoff

Twitter Handle: @Claudia_Imhoff

Affiliated site or company: www.BBBT.us

Bio: Consultant/analyst for#businessintelligence (#BI), #bigdata#analytics & the architectures supporting them. Founder of the Boulder BI Brain Trust (#BBBT)

Followers: 23.2k

12. Mike Ferguson

Twitter Handle: @mikeferguson1

Affiliated site or company: intelligentbusiness.biz

Bio: Independent IT industry analyst, consultant and keynote speaker specialising in business intelligence/analytics, data management and big data

Followers: 9,096

13. Anibal Goicochea

Twitter Handle: @anibalgoicochea

Affiliated site or company: https://anibalgoicochea.com/

Bio: Business Intelligence Consultant & Blogger. Specialist in BusinessObjects, MicroStrategy & SAP BPC. Interested in BI, EPM, GRC, HANA, Sustainability, Mobility..

Followers: 3,250

14. Cindi Howson

Twitter Handle: @BIScorecard

Affiliated site or company: blogs.gartner.com/cindi-howson/
Bio:  Gartner VP Research, Business intelligence,data & analytics. Product insights from hands-on testing. Wine, coffee & chocolate lover. Football & swim mom.

Followers: 17.3 k

15. Marcus Borba

Twitter Handle: @marcusborba

Affiliated site or company: linkedin.com/in/marcusborba

Bio: Passionate about #BigData, #Analytics,#DataScience, #MachineLearning, #AI,#IoT, #BI, #DataMining &#DigitalTransformation. CTO Spark.#BBBT Member.

Followers: 20.4 k

16. Philippe Nieuwbourg

Twitter Handle: @nieuwbourg

Affiliated site or company: decideo.fr

Bio: Independent #analyst specialized in#BusinessIntelligence #BigData#DataStorytelling nieuwbourg.com

Followers: 3,740

17. Rick Sherman

Twitter Handle: @rpsherman

Affiliated site or company: www.datadoghouse.com

Bio: Business intelligence, analytics, data integration & data warehousing consulting and training. Author of the BI Guidebook – From Data Integration to Analytics.

Followers: 2,363

18. Peter James Thomas

Twitter Handle: @PeterJThomas

Affiliated site or company: www.peterjamesthomas.com

Bio: Expert in the Data to Information to Insight to Action journey / IT Leader / Erstwhile Mathematician / Tech Blogger / Rock Climber / Cricket Fan

Followers: 3,723

19. Howard Dresner

Twitter Handle: @howarddresner

Affiliated site or company: www.dresneradvisory.com

Bio: Chief Research Officer at Dresner Advisory Services, covering all things Business Intelligence, author, former Gartner Research Fellow

Followers: 19.4 k

20. Eric Kavanagh

Twitter Handle: @eric_kavanagh

Affiliated site or company: www.insideanalysis.com

Bio: @TheBloorGroup CEO, @UN eGov Consultant, @SXSW Tech Adviser, New Media Designer, Host of@dmradioonline @Briefing_Room; & HotTech with @Techopedia

Followers: 59.9 k

21. Robin Bloor

Twitter Handle:  @robinbloor

Affiliated site or company: wordsyoudontknow.com

Bio: blogger, humorist, technology analyst, maverick

Followers: 32.8k

22. Darren Cunningham

Twitter Handle: @dcunni

Affiliated site or company: linkedin.com/in/dcunningham

Bio: Interested in all things cloud, analytics, integration, innovation, big data, DevOps, IoT. Opinions are my own.

Followers: 6,434

23. Smart Data Collective

Twitter Handle: @SmartDataCo

Affiliated site or company: www.smartdatacollective.com

Bio: Expert writers on analytics, BI and big data brought to you by the folks at Social Media/Today.com

Followers: 32.2k

24. Rajasekar Nonburaj

Twitter Handle: @rajasekarn

Affiliated site or company: about.me/rajasekarn

Bio: BI / Big Data Practice Head | Data Science | BIDataLabs | Photography | Chennai | Views are personal

Followers: 2,942

25. Gartner, Inc.

Twitter Handle: @Gartner_inc

Affiliated site or company: www.gartner.com

Bio: We deliver the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day.

Followers: 330k

26. Seth Grimes

Twitter Handle:  @SethGrimes

Affiliated site or company: www.altaplana.com/sethgrimes.html

Bio: Help organizations find value in enterprise, online & social data, as a consultant & industry analyst. Run http://SentimentSymposium.com  & http://LTaccelerate.com .

Followers: 11.8k

27. Bernard Marr

Twitter Handle: @BernardMarr

Affiliated site or company: ap-institute.com/index.asp

Bio: Bestselling Author, Keynote Speaker, Strategic Performance Consultant, and Analytics, KPI & Big Data Guru

Followers: 86.1k

28. Jeff Baumes

Twitter Handle: @jeffbaumes

Affiliated site or company: http://www.kitware.com/company/team/baumes.html

Bio: An analytics and data vis guy @Kitware.

Followers: 113

29. Information Management

Twitter Handle: @infomgmt

Affiliated site or company: www.info-mgmt.com

Bio: Information Management is the leading online resource for IT and business professionals.

Followers: 11.6k

30. Cindy Bates

Twitter Handle: @Cindy_Bates

Affiliated site or company: blogs.business.microsoft.com

Bio: VP of SMB (Small-to-Midsized Business) at Microsoft. Tweeting at the intersection of small business & entrepreneurship, technology & trends.

Followers: 5,892

31. BizTech Magazine

Twitter Handle: @BizTechMagazine

Affiliated site or company: www.biztechmagazine.com

Bio: BizTech explores technology topics and issues that businesses face. Web Editor:@ricktagious / Sponsored by@CDWCorp

Followers: 14.9k

33. Tim King

Twitter Handle: Tim King, @BigData_Review

Affiliated site or company: www.solutionsreview.com

Bio: Enterprise Technology Writer and Analyst. Covering Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, Data Integration and Data Management for Solutions Review.#BigData

Followers: 6,133

34. Jonathan Corey

Twitter Handle: @JonCorey1

Affiliated site or company: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-corey-87261560

Bio: Analytics Modeler @MunichRe_US#Tech, #Datascience #insuretech#fintech #Leadership #Life. This is my personal twitter account and expresses my own thoughts.

Followers: 2,588

35. Data Science

Twitter Handle: @eturias_org

Affiliated site or company: www.eturias.org

Bio: All about knowledge extraction from data#ml #AI #data #bigdata #datascience#socialnetworks #iothttps://www.facebook.com/eturias/  Managed by@vicegd

Followers: 769

36. Yves Mulkers

Twitter Handle: @YvesMulkers

Affiliated site or company: https://be.linkedin.com/in/yvesmulkers

Bio: #BI professional enjoying Family,#BusinessIntelligence, #Data, Music and DJ-ing, #BBBT member, Founder@7wData

Followers: 40.6k

37. John L. Myers

Twitter Handle: @johnlmyers44

Affiliated site or company: http://www.enterprisemanagement.com/about/team/John_Myers.php

Bio: Managing Research Director for EMA’s Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing practice specializing in telecom analytics and business process management

Followers: 9,725

38. Doug Henschen

Twitter Handle: @DHenschen

Affiliated site or company: www.Constellationr.com

Bio: Doug Henschen is a technology analyst@ConstellationR covering #analytics,#bigdata and the drive to use information to improve business decisions.

Followers: 8,285

39. ZDNet

Twitter Handle: @ZDNet

Affiliated site or company: www.zdnet.com

Bio: Where technology meets business

Followers: 342k

40. Andrew Brust

Twitter Handle: @andrewbrust

Affiliated site or company: www.about.me/andrewbrust

Bio: Sr. Director, Market Strategy and Intelligence at Datameer; Big Data guy at ZDNet; http://VisualStudioMagazine.com columnist; Microsoft tech influencer.

Followers: 7,535

41. Joe Caserta

Twitter Handle: @joe_caserta

Affiliated site or company: www.casertaconcepts.com

Bio: Provides big data strategy and innovative technology implementation solutions to help businesses maximize the value of their data. Founder of@CasertaConcepts.

Followers: 1,567

42. Corey Sommers

Twitter Handle:  @WhiteboardSell

Affiliated site or company: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coreysommers

Bio: Co-author of WhiteboardSelling, and#SalesEnablement leader at#Couchbase. I believe a picture is worth 1000 slides. http://amzn.to/1TVMWEd

Followers: 1,240

43. Tom Urtis/Atlas

Twitter Handle: @TomUrtis

Affiliated site or company: atlaspm.com

Bio: #Excel MVP /consulting, tips,advice for Excel/Stanford,Michigan State football fan/ #MicrosoftExcel#BusinessIntelligence #DataScience#analytics #BigData

Followers: 6,073

44. Tamara Dull

Twitter Handle: @tamaradull

Affiliated site or company: www.tamaradull.com

Bio: Just livin’ my best life in a geek’s paradise | Director of #EmergingTech:#bigdata #IoT #opensource #privacy#security | Current obsession:#2016election

Followers: 12.8k

45. UpSearch BI

Twitter Handle: @UpSearchBI

Affiliated site or company: https://upsearch.com/microsoft-sql-server-audit/

Bio: ✩ Business Intelligence news to help leaders protect, unlock & optimize data ✩ updates from @UpSearchSQL team ✩

Followers: 21.9k

46. Businessintelligence

Twitter Handle:  @BIntelList

Affiliated site or company: www.businessintelligencelist.com

Bio: We track all things Business Intelligence including of course #BigData and the many tools that ride on top of that.

Followers: 536

47. Mark Beyer

Twitter Handle: @databeyer

Affiliated site or company: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-beyer-b0a0161

Bio: 21st Century Data Management & Integration, DM&I in the Cloud, IoT, LDW, Data Warehouse, business intelligence, Big data.

Followers: 668

48. Ronald van Loon

Twitter handle: @Ronald_vanLoon

Affiliated site or company: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronald-van-loon-5411a

Bio: Helping data driven companies generating value•Top10 Influencer#BigData #DataScience #IoT #Analytics#CX • DM Your Use Case! Views are my own

Followers: 56k

49. Gil Press

Twitter handle: @GilPress

Affiliated site or company: www.whatsthebigdata.com

Bio: I launched the #BigData conversation; named #1 #DataScience influencer; writing & marketing services: http://www.forbes.com/sites/gilpress/

Followers: 12.8k

50. William McKnight

Twitter handle: @williammcknight

Affiliated site or company: www.mcknightcg.com

Bio: Data strategies & implementations 2 mature data and grow business 4 Global 2000+. Industry analyst: talks/papers/benchmarks. #Analytics#BigData. Obstacle Racer

Followers: 17.9k

51. Sarah Dinsmore

Twitter handle: @SarahDinsmo

Affiliated site or company: www.acrotrend.com

Bio: Sales & Account Manager for@Acrotrend and @fast_angle. We help the world’s leading brands use their#data to provide valuable#CustomerInsights #Analytics #BI

Followers: 130

52. BusinessIntelligence

Twitter handle: @BIdotcom

Affiliated site or company: http://businesintelligence.com

Bio: Bringing to you all the latest in the world of business intelligence #BI #BigData

Followers: 26.6k

53. Nathalie Hall

Twitter handle: @hall_nathalie

Affiliated site or company: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathalie-hall-99a65111b

Bio: Senior community manager at a revolutionary self-service#DataVisualization and#DiscoveryApplication. Tweeting about#BigData #BusinessIntelligence#Analytics

Followers: 649

Gartner Business Intelligence Twitter Accounts

I’ve set off a separate section for Gartner analysts (link is paywall protected), as they’re some of the best in the business.

54. Carlie Idoine

Twitter Handle: @CarlieIdoine

Affiliated site or company: www.gartner.com

Bio: All about making an impact with Business Intelligence & Analytics

Followers: 414

55. Jorgen Heizenberg

Twitter Handle: @jheizenb

Affiliated site or company: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jorgenheizenberg/

Bio: Research director Gartner Data & Analytics

Followers: 959

56. Alan D. Duncan

Twitter Handle: @Alan_D_Duncan

Affiliated site or company: informationaction.blogspot.com.au

Bio: Gartner Research Director for #CDO |#Analytics | #Data | #Culture |#DataGovernance | #DataQuality. Tweets are my own point of view.

Followers: 2,715

57. Mario Faria

Twitter Handle: @mariofaria

Affiliated site or company: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariofaria

Bio: Research Managing VP, Information & Analytics at Gartner

Followers: 701

58. Donald Feinberg

Twitter Handle: @Brazingo

Affiliated site or company: http://blogs.gartner.com/donald-feinberg/

Bio: Gartner IT Analyst – Everything DBMS – Big Data – noSQL / DBMS Curmudgeon / Photographer / Very Frequent Traveler

Followers: 1,550

59. Lisa Kart

Twitter Handle: @Kart_Lisa

Affiliated site or company: http://www.gartner.com/technology/about/ombudsman/omb_overview2.jsp

Gartner Ombudsman, #analytics geek.

Followers: 1,390

60. Peter Krensky

Twitter Handle: @PeterKrensky

Affiliated site or company: www.gartner.com

Bio: Senior Research Analyst at Gartner – Business Analytics and Data Science

Followers: 1,505

61. Doug Laney

Twitter Handle: @Doug_Laney

Affiliated site or company: http://www.gartner.com/technology/topics/data-analytics.jsp

Bio: Gartner VP & Distinguished Analyst — Chief Data Officer Research & Advisory. Data & Analytics Strategy, Infonomics, Big Data & Info Innovation. 10SNE1?

Followers: 43.8k

62. Bill O’Kane

Twitter Handle: @BillOKane

Affiliated site or company: www.gartner.com

Bio: Research Vice President at Gartner on the Data & Analytics team supporting Information Governance and Master Data Management (MDM)

Followers: 1,075

63. Drue Reeves

Twitter Handle: @dreeves1

Affiliated site or company: www.gartner.com

Bio: VP & Distinguished Analyst @ Gartner. Covering Data, BI, IoT & Cloud. Sports fan, gym rat, husband, father of 3, disciple of Christ

Followers: 2,996

64. Merv Adrian

Twitter Handle: @merv

Affiliated site or company: http://blogs.gartner.com/merv-adrian, www.gartner.com

Bio: Gartner analyst – Microsoft Lead, Hadoop, NoSQL, DBMSs. Guitarist, husband, dad, dog lover. http://linkedin.com/in/mervadrian

Followers: 26.4k   

65. Ted Friedman

Twitter handle: @ted_friedman

Affiliated site or company: gartner.com/analyst/18810

Bio: IT industry analyst at Gartner, focused on Information Management Strategy, Internet of Things, Information Governance, Data Integration and Data Quality

Followers: 7,343

66. Arun Chandrasekaran

Twitter handle: @AnalystArun

Affiliated site or company: www.gartner.com

Bio: A technology analyst with Gartner tracking Storage, Cloud Computing and Big Data. Views are personal. RTs are not endorsements.

Followers: 1,524

67. Andrew White

Twitter handle: @mdmcentral

Affiliated site or company: blogs.gartner.com/andrew_white

Bio: IT industry Analyst at Gartner, focused on Data and Analytics Strategy, Chief Data Officer, information governance, Master Data Management and EIM.

Followers: 755

Business Intelligence twitter accounts I missed?

Did I miss one you follow? Or did I miss yours?

Let me know in the comments section and I’ll consider it when I update the post!

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I’m rather fond of @Izenda, though I might be biased.

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Thanks for the heads up, Mr. Bertram– already following you on Twitter!

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I miss @cfcbert 🙂

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