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5 EA Tweeters You Should Follow
Submitted by Jonas Lamis on Thu, 08/13/2009 - 11:17am.
A couple of years back, I was attending Gartner Symposium, and the analyst presenter started talking about Digital
Natives and Digital Immigrants. The natives are technology savvy youngsters who have grown up in an always
connected, always on world. Digital Natives find new technologies to be intuitive. They are at ease in navigating the
blogosphere and the social networks. And they tweet.
On the other hand, we have the Digital Immigrants. They… are we. If you are over age 30, you most likely have your
hands full trying to figure out what social tools you should invest your time in? When should you post on Facebook vs.
Linked In? And why the heck everyone is talking about Twitter?
I’ve been a member of the twittering class for about 18 months. My stats say I have made 1449 updates have 830
followers, and I am following 805 other tweeters. I post about a broad set of interests, from EA to the Technology
Incubator I run (Tech Ranch Austin) to some of my more esoteric interests like glass blowing and HDR photography.
You can read them all by following me twitter.com/jonaslamis.
Accenture alignment budgeting business alignment
business capability model business intelligence
business transformation change management
CIO EA enterprise
executive leadership FEA Forrester futurism GAO
Gartner George Paras governance Infosys
IT Governance IT planning IT spending it
strategy jobs leadership metrics OMB opening
thoughts Podcast Project management ROI
security SOA standards strategic planning
strategy survey three wishes visualize
While those stats may sound impressive, they don’t hold a candle to some of the most prolific and thoughtful twitterati in
the world of Enterprise Architecture. Here are five Twitter users that would make a great set of first followers if you are
new to Twitter, or names that should surely be on your Favs list if you are expanding your network.
Dion Hinchcliffe: http://twitter.com/dhinchcliffe
Dion helps lead the industry by evolving the thinking for next-generation businesses in various social media including
ZDNet's influential Enterprise Web 2.0 Blog and the Web 2.0 Blog. He is extensively published in leading industry
periodicals and journals including the Microsoft Architecture Journal, AjaxWorld Magazine, SOA/Web Services Journal,
and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Social Computing Journal. His thought leading work has been covered in
BusinessWeek, CNET News, Wired Magazine, CIO Magazine, and many other well-known periodicals.
Gene Leganza: http://twitter.com/gleganza
Gene is an analyst at Forrester Research. Gene provides research and advisory services that address the needs of
Enterprise Architecture professionals. Gene has been researching best practices in making enterprise architecture
programs effective since 1999 and focuses on helping clients implement a pragmatic approach to EA that has clear
value to business and IT leaders.
James Governor: http://twitter.com/monkchips
James is Principal Analyst and founder of RedMonk. He leads coverage in the enterprise applications space, assisting
clients with application development, integration middleware and systems management issues, as they relate to
operational and business process optimization.
Hugh Evans: http://twitter.com/enterprisearchs
Hugh is the founder and CEO of Enterprise Architects – a strategic EA consulting firm in Australia. He leads the
Enterprise Architects executive team driving the business strategy execution and developing customer & partner
relationships. Hugh holds directorships with several successful technology companies, with a particular interest in Web
2.0 and social media.
Andy Blumenthal: http://twitter.com/totalcio
Andy Blumenthal is the Chief Technology Officer at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Previously, Blumenthal served as the Chief, Office of Enterprise Architecture and IT Governance at the U.S. Coast
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