During the dawn of the Second Age of Digital-Earth, in the land of Twitter there was formed a group of like-minded tweeps who were well known for their wisdom about Data Quality, Data Governance, Master Data Management, and Business Intelligence.
They battled against the dark forces of poor data quality, undisciplined organizations, multiple conflicting versions of the truth, flawed business decisions, vast boiling oceans of unmanaged data assets, uncontrolled costs, and unmitigated compliance risks.
Collectively, these valiant heroes were known as: The Fellowship of FollowFriday.
Okay, so clearly I am a total dork—geek, nerd, and dweeb are also completely acceptable alternatives.
J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings three-volume book and Peter Jackson’s adapted movie trilogy were awe inspiring epics, and also the theme of this blog post about FollowFriday, the weekly tradition of recommending great folks to follow on Twitter.
Please note that simply for the purposes of organizing the following lists, I have made the United States the kingdom of Gondor, Canada the kingdom of Rohan, and all of Europe collectively The Shire. No offense intended to my tweeps from other lands.
I hope that everyone has a great FollowFriday and an even greater weekend. See you all around the Twittersphere.
Tweeps of Gondor
- Phil Simon – @PhilSimon
- Rob Paller – @RobPaller
- Rich Murnane – @murnane
- Steve Sarsfield – @SteveSarsfield
- Baseline Consulting – @BaselineConsult
- Jill Dyché – @JillDyche
- Initiate, an IBM Company – @IBMInitiate
- Marty Moseley – @wmmarty
- Jacqueline Roberts – @JackieMRoberts
- Terri Rylander – @BIMarcom
- Dalton Cervo – @dcervo
- William Sharp – @dqchronicle
- April Reeve – @Datagrrl
- Corinna Martinez – @Futureratti
- Ted Louie – @TedLouie
- Garnie Bolling – @GarnieBolling
- Paul Boal – @PaulBoal
- Shawn Rogers – @shawnrog
- Dan Power – @dan_power
- David Loshin – @DavidLoshin
- Merv Adrian – @merv
- Robert Karel – @rbkarel
- Ted Friedman – @ted_friedman
- Loraine Lawson – @LoraineLawson
- DataFlux – @DataFlux
- Talend – @Talend
Tweeps of Rohan
- Jill Wanless – @sheezaredhead
- Datamartist – @Datamartist
- James Standen – @JamesStanden
- Karen Lopez – @datachick
- Rob Drysdale – @projmgr
- Indicee – @Indicee
- Geoff Devereux – @GeoffDevereux
- Alec Sharp – @AlecSharp
- Kelly Lautt– @KellyLautt
Tweeps of The Shire
- Dylan Jones – @DataQualityPro
- Henrik Liliendahl Sørensen – @hlsdk
- Charles Blyth – @CharlesBlyth
- Julian Schwarzenbach – @jschwa1
- Phil Wright – @faropress
- Daragh O Brien – @daraghobrien
- Ken O'Connor – @KenOConnorData
- Peter Thomas – @PeterJThomas
- Sarah Burnett – @SarahBurnett
- Thorsten Radde – @ThRadde
- Graham Rhind – @GrahamRhind
- Alexej Freund – @alexej_freund