Top 10 Business Intelligence Influencers in 2022

by Madhurjya Chowdhury

January 3, 2022

Business intelligence

Here are the top 10 business intelligence influencers in 2022

Business intelligence (BI) is the art of extracting value from data. For corporate leaders who are adjusting to the enormity of the task, the challenge of converting all of these data streams into meaningful insights can be intimidating.

You don’t have to do anything by yourself, thankfully. There are systems like Exasol that help speed up the performance of BI displays and there are also BI superstars from other industries that share their knowledge on social networks. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned BI player, we’ve compiled a list of the industry’s biggest names to assist you to make informed judgments.


Ronald VanLoon

Ronald van Loon, who has nearly 250,000 followers on Twitter, has to be at the top of the chart of BI influencers. Ronald, a native of Utrecht, one of the Netherlands’ innovation hubs, spent more than a decade working in software optimization before joining Advertisement as the Director. The advertisement was founded to help data-driven companies gain commercial value from many points in the customer experience.


Hilary Mason

You’ve probably clicked on Hilary’s work, even if you don’t know who she is. She worked for 5 years at, a popular URL shortener that aimed to help internet businesses defend their brands, increase engagement and gain a better understanding of their traffic.


Yves Mulkers

Yves is a data strategist with a focus on data integration. Mulkers’ current focus is driving up 7wData, a data management organisation that analyses companies’ data strategies and identifies where they struggle to perform, designing bespoke solutions to cover those gaps. Mulkers has previously worked for McKinsey, GlaxoSmithKline, and Phillips, among many others.


Claudia Imhoff

Claudia is a BI veteran, having formed the consulting firm intelligent solutions in 1992 with the goal of assisting businesses in implementing and developing their BI strategies. The top priorities included data warehouses, decision support systems, and operational data stores. They’ve become commonplace among the data-literate after 29 years.


Cindi Howsen

A bachelor’s degree in English isn’t exactly the kind of credential you’d connect with a business intelligence expert. Tell that to Cindi Howson, who had just started a nine-year term as a BI expert with Dow Chemicals and would later found a BI dashboard, a BI product ranking, and a comparative site. Her status as one of the original BI influencers was established by the site.


Stacia Varga

Stacia has been working in the subject of BI since 1984, and she is one of Microsoft’s most well-known business intelligence experts. She has gained eight Microsoft MVP awards since 2011 and is the author of 12 publications on various topics of SQL Server BI.

Varga, who launched her own business, Data Inspirations, in 2006, is an authorized consulting partner of and a well-known face at PASS and SQL server connection events.


Alexander Thamm

Not many data scientists have the chance to name their company after them, but Alexander has done just that. The Alexander Thamm consultancy has expanded to over 200 workers since 2012 and has established itself as a prominent provider of big data, data science, and AI in the German-speaking region. The company develops actually added value from data in collaboration with its customers and assists people and organisations in using data and artificial intelligence ethically and for the betterment of citizens.


Boris Evelson

Boris, who is approaching his 15th year as VP and lead analyst at Analyst Firm Forrester, focuses on insight-driven business (IDB) skills. He offers strategic advice to help organisations establish how their information should be controlled and delivered, as well as recommendations for the best vendors to employ in certain circumstances.


Mike Ferguson

Mike founded intelligent business strategies in 1993, launching a thirty-year career in business intelligence. The independent analyst firm offers expert advice on business intelligence, artificial intelligence, and data strategy and governance. Mike is a prominent keynote speaker at data reporting and analytics events even outside his company.


Richard Hackathorn

If a man with a name that is just one character short of ‘hackathon,’ didn’t specialise in technology, it would have been a sad denial of nominative inevitability. However, Dr. Richard Hackathorn founded Bolder Technology in 1992 and continues to consult on analytics, business intelligence and data warehousing to this day.

Richard has also worked as a lecturer at the Universities of Pennsylvania and Colorado and also 7 years as a columnist for BeyeNETWORK, which has since been acquired by the well-known publishing platform ‘TechTarget’.

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