News Column

Big Data Republic Launches a Hunt for the Most Influential Tweeters on Big Data #bigdata100

March 15, 2013

Today Big Data Republic ( has announced the launch of the #bigdata100 - a campaign to find the most influential tweeters on big data.

The #bigdata100 aims to find the most influential, whimsical, and useful tweeters covering the big data conversation, with nominations being driven by the community.

Site Editor Saul Sherry explains:

"When I talk to the end users and C-level staff who are leveraging big data, they all say one of their toughest jobs is keeping up with the pace of development in technologies and techniques. Twitter is a great source for keeping abreast of the latest news, but there's a lot of clutter out there. The #bigdata100 will give data teams, IT departments, and marketers the chance to cut through the noise and find real and usable information."

Nominations can be submitted by using the tweet:

I nominate @twitterhandle for the #bigdata100 most influential big data Twitter accounts

The #bigdata100 will first measure Twitter influence using a live PeerIndex table found on Big Data Republic ( An editorial panel will then vote for the essential 20 big data tweeters that practitioners cannot afford not to follow.

Nominations will close on 15 April 2013.

About Big Data Republic Big Data Republic is a new online community from UBM Live and UBM Tech - the UBM businesses behind TFM&A and InformationWeek. Big Data Republic's mission is to "transform your business with data" - helping all levels of business to understand this emerging field and turn it to their competitive advantage. The community explores how data can steer strategy with expert articles, interactive data visualization, and rich video content. Big Data Republic is published in partnership with UBM DeusM, the integrated marketing services arm of UBM, which has launched more than 35 online communities for B2B audiences in the past two years. These sites have received more than 65 awards among them.

For further information about Big Data Republic please contact Saul Sherry at

Visit here to access Big Data Republic:

You may also follow the site on Twitter

About UBM Live UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands, and expand their markets. Through premier brands such as TFM&A, Internet World, IFSEC, MD&M, CPhI, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show, and many others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, Websites, and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.

About UBM DeusM UBM DeusM ( is an integrated marketing services company owned by UBM plc, targeting the fastest growing segment of the online publishing industry: business social media. The company is led by Managing Director Stephen Saunders , Min's Marketer of the Year 2010. He and the other UBM DeusM principals have built and delivered more than 45 successful sites and online communities over the last two years. UBM DeusM's service is based on a unique platform, called Community in a Box (CiaB), which employs a structured system of proven B2B Web publishing best-practices, combined with a breakthrough integrated multimedia publishing platform ("n-Server") to enable marketers to quickly and profitably set up specialized communities for their target customers

About UBM Tech UBM Tech is the global leader in technology media and professional information, enabling people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses - media solutions, marketing services, and paid content - UBM Tech produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web and digital professionals, software developers, government decision makers, and telecom providers) actively engage in UBM Tech's communities and information resources monthly. UBM Tech brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Cloud Connect, Black Hat, and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading.

For more stories covering the world of technology, please see HispanicBusiness' Tech Channel

Source: Copyright PRNewswire 2013

Story Tools Facebook Linkedin Twitter RSS Feed Email Alerts & Newsletters