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March 11, 2016updated 05 Sep 2016 6:52am

CeBIT 2016: 10 speakers worth following on Twitter (including a dog!)

List: Over 200,000 people are expected to visit one of the world’s largest trade fairs and 100,000 more will watch it online.


Between March 14-24, Hannover will onvce again host CeBIT where IoT, cloud, data centres, digitalisation and other up-to-date topics will be discussed by over 3,000 companies from 70 countries around the world.

24% of the attendees are service providers and independent professionals (including IT services, IT, telco and marketing consultants). The second largest amount of attendees (21%) are software and systems providers, followed by government public authorities and institutions (12%), trade (10%) and others.

CBR lists ten people taking to the stage at CeBIT and that are worth following on Twitter.



Hans Vestberg – CEO Ericsson

Handle: @HansV_Ericsson
Followers: 6,021

Hans Vestberg is the CEO of Ericsson, having joined the company originally in 1988. On Twitter he shares is day to day as CEO and also his views on how the industry is involving, especially taking into account the impact of IoT in businesses across the board.

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In Hannover, Vestberg will speak at two different sessions on establishing high-performing networks, all hosted in Hall 8 at the Hannover Exhibition Grounds.

On March 14, he will take part on CeBIT’s Global Conference "Lightning Talk" at 1:40pm and at 1:50pm Vestberg will participate in a panel to discuss how to drive the digital economy and society in Europe.



Kathrin Buvac – CSO, Nokia

Handle: @KathrinBuvac
Followers: 679

Kathrin Buvac joined Nokia in 2007 after leaving Siemens and became CSO in January this year. On the social network, Buvac tweets mostly about IoT, diversity and Nokia’s achievements also in the IoT space followed by telecoms.

CeBIT will be the largest trade show attended by Buvac since being appointed as CSO. She will be taking part in the same sessions as Vestberg on March 14 in Hall 8 on establishing high-performing networks.



Nicklas Bergman – Tech investor

Handle: @ncklsbrgmn
Followers: 423

Nicklas Bergman has worked as a serial entrepreneur and technology investor for more than 20 years. He focus on investments and business development in web services, nanotechnology, computing, new materials, and new media art.

On Twitter he talks about new technology, tech investments and the "tech storm".

At CeBIT, Bergman is speaking on March 15, in Hall 8’s Open Stage about digital transformation and "surviving the Techstorm – strategy in times of technological uncertainty".



Tanja Rueckert – IOT EVP, SAP

Handle: @RueckertTanja
Followers: 1,391

SAP’s very own IoT and customer innovation EVP Tanja Rueckert joined the company in 2010 and was given her current role in July 2015.

Rueckert uses the social network to tweet about IoT, disruptive digital trends and SAP’s technologies.

Speaking on March 17 also in Hall 8 of the exhibition centre, she will be part of a panel discussing how to connect businesses and industry from 11:45am.


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Jeff Jarvis – Professor, Journalist, Author

Handle: @jeffjarvis
Followers: 157k

New York based Jeff Jarvis is a professor and director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. He is also an avid blogger and has authored several books including "Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News," "Public Parts," "What Would Google Do?".

Jarvis twitter follower base is one of the largest at CeBIT and in its over 70 thousand tweets he talks mostly about politics and technology.

On March 16 he will be appearing at the centre stage in Hall 8 at 5:15pm to also talk digital transformation and business ‘publicness’ and privacy.



Frank Engelhardt – VP for enterprise strategy, Salesforce

Handle: @EngelhardtFrank
Followers: 366

With 13 years experience at Salesforce, Frank Engelhardt helps lead the company with its enterprise strategy.

His Twitter focus very much on Salesforce announcements and developments, as well as digital technologies and business in general.

In Hall 8 of the exhibition centre in Hannover, Engelhardt will also speak on digital transformation on connection and disruption of business, separating the vision and the reality.



Maggie Chan Jones – CMO, SAP

Handle: @maggiecj
Followers: 3,856

Maggie Chan Jones joined SAP as CMO in November 2014 after working for Level 3 Communications as SVP marketing NA.

On Twitter she tweets mostly about technology, women in tech, marketing and leadership.

Also on the topic of digital transformation in Hall 8, Jones will talk about getting real ‘on the road to digital’ during SAP’s thought leadership dialog.



Ramón F. Baez – SVP customer advocacy, HPE

Handle: @RamonfBaez
Followers: 3,830

Ramón F. Baez first joined HP in 2012 and served as SVP and global CIO. Once the company was sinned off to HPE and HP inc., Baez became the SVP for customer advocacy at HPE focusing on a technology-driven strategy.

On Twitter, under his "own views and not HPE’s", Baez tweets mostly about the events he takes part, such as Forbes’ CIO Summit, and technology.

At CeBIT he will be delivering a keynote for CeBIT Global Conferences on digital transformation in Hall 8 at 3:30pm, March 15.



Yuval Dvir – Head of product strategy and operations, ads, Google

Handle: @DvirYuval
Followers: 210

Described as a digital transformation executive, former Microsoft’s global head of business transformation now looks over customer experiences at Google.

Based on his timeline, Dvir is tech lover tweeting about new technology such as AI and business digitalisation.

At CeBIT he will also deliver a keynote for CeBIT Global Conferences on digital transformation in Hall 8 at 4pm, March 15.



Mr. Bulldogge Miüda – Full time canine, Thomas Cook

Instagram: miudafrenchie
Followers: 23.2k

Bulldogge Miüda is Thomas Cook full time bulldog. She described as cosmopolitan, vegan and likes visiting places like Portugal, the Alps, and Mallorca, with her favourite colour being – unsurprisingly- yellow.

Miüda does not have a Twitter account, but instead has one of the most followed Instagram accounts attending the trade fair. Over nearly 1,000 posts, she is portrayed in selfies and modelling in her home in Vienna and around the world.

At CeBIT, the French bulldog will take to the Expert Stage in Hall 8 at 12:45pm on March 18. "Speaking" alongside Thomas Cook’s social media manager and creative lead Martin Widenka, the "Miüda makes it possible" keynote will present the doggy influencer campaign at Rock the Blog.



CBR – Leading business tech publication

Handle: @cbronline
Followers: 13.2k

CBR will also be attending the trade fair in Hanover with Joao Lima. Over the week, CBR will use Twitter alongside with Vine to report live on IoT, data centres, digital transformation and security.

CBR will not only be showing you what everyone else will, we will also bring you the backstage of one of the world’s largest events.

Readers are also encouraged to follow @CBRJoaoLima to get an hour by hour, minute by minute of the tech feeling in Hannover.


*All follower counts are as of March 10.

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