In the world of tech, it quite literally pays to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s up and coming right now. With influencing showing no signs of slowing down, the tech industry is just one of many different sectors benefitting from the boom in 2021.
But with the dizzying array of profiles, channels and websites that are available at the click of a button, it can be difficult to find the influencers whose hot takes truly matter. To help you cut through the noise, we’ve curated a list of the top tech influencers, content creators and industry experts to check out this year.
Allie K. Miller
Active on LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter, Allie’s AI and machine learning expertise make her a leading figure in the tech influencer world. Whether it’s her detailed, informative LinkedIn posts or her inspiring posts that empower other women in the field, Allie is always on hand with thoughtful, considered insights. She’s big on fielding questions too, so if you’re thinking of reaching out with queries of your own, she’s sure to get back to you with a response of her own.
If AI, augmented reality, 5G and Big Data are your thing, then look no further than Sarah-Jayne Gratton. One half of tech power couple The Grattons, Sarah-Jayne embraces all things tech, making a name for herself as a digital strategist and tech influencer through her work with a range of global brands. You can find her on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter, where she’s one of the top five 5G influencers across the entire platform!
Dean Anthony Gratton
The other half of The Grattons, Dean Anthony Gratton is a tech influencer, analyst, and futurist, covering a wealth of tech topics including AI, Internet of Things, and Digital Transformation. Backing up his digital clout (Dean has over 2.5m online followers) with a passionate, vocal authority, he also writes a column for Technically Speaking, using his considerable knowledge to go in-depth on industry rumours and the hype that surrounds upcoming technology.
Like your tech talk with a side of all-things geeky? Along with an impressive online following, Chris is the founder of Tech Acute, a website dedicated to the latest tech news, gaming reviews and business issues. Head to their YouTube channel, and you’ll find a plethora of content on there, from unboxing videos, industry news and video game playthroughs.
With a blog, podcast and YouTube channel, freelance content creator Shawn Hymel sure stays busy. A firm believer in the power of learning, Shawn is passionate about creating content that lets his audience build up their skill sets. Looking for tips on running a business, improving time management, and handling company growth? Be sure to check out his podcast, a practical audio resource that’s built for the technically-minded.
Tom The Tech Chap
The superbly surnamed Tom Honeyands, aka The Tech Chap, should be your new go-to for tech reviews. Having amassed 1 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, The Tech Chap’s content is in-depth, extensive and, perhaps most importantly in today’s demanding digital world, released on a very frequent basis. From gadget reviews and gaming insights to interviews with industry insiders and top 10s, Tom’s channel, along with his Instagram account are well worth following if you’re a fan of staying abreast of the tech world.
“Programming! Electronics! Computer Science!” shouts the About section of Esteffanie’s YouTube channel. As far as truth in advertising goes, a mission statement like this is practically Ronseal-levels of accuracy. For anyone with a thirst for programming, electronics and, yes, computer science, Estefannie’s content lifts a lid on all three topics, getting hands-on with some fascinating tips, hacks and how-tos. From making your own Instagram filter to 3D printing her own Pokeball and Daft Punk helmets, Esteffanie does tech talk with a big scoop of off-kilter humour that makes her well worth following.
As co-founder of influencer marketing website TechMode, it’s fair to say that Beverley knows a thing or two about the subject. Helping all manner of different brands grow their digital presence, including heavy-hitters like Google, Vodafone, and Facebook, Beverley’s Twitter account is well worth following too. Offering insights on tech, innovation, Internet of Things, AI, Cloud, 5G, Big Data, and Digital Transformation, her feed is full of all sorts to sink your teeth into.
David may call his love for tech “unhealthy”, but his informative videos and content that break down the sometimes-complicated world of tech are certainly in good spirits. His site TheUnlockr is a feast of jargon-busting, how-to guides, tech news and phone repair tips, all delivered in a simple-to-follow approach that’s perfect for beginners that are new to their systems. He’s even been featured on the likes of NPR, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, and CNBC too!
A podcaster, influencer and futurist, Peggy is passionate about educating the world on the topics of IoT and emerging tech, seeking to inspire the next generation of both male and female innovators. Catch her insights on her website ConnectedWorld or through her podcast, The Peggy Smedley Show. In depth and authoritative, the 700-episode strong show is essential for anyone looking for extensive opinions and discussions on IoT and digital transformation.
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