Top 20 Unified Communications Influencers You Should Be Following On Twitter

Social media is one of the best ways to make sure your up on the latest trends in your industry, get time-saving tips, make a name for yourself, and connect with thought leaders. It may seem like a pain, but a well-curated Twitter feed can help cut through the noise so you can tune into key learnings from conferences like Infocomm, Enterprise Connect, and ATA without having to leave your chair. Also, finding out about new product updates and industry changes will start coming to you, rather than needing to do a ton of research.

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To get you jump-started (or fine-tune who you’re following), we’ve curated a list of key Twitter influencers of video conferencing technology companies, collaboration industry analysts, and unified communications architects. In fact, this post serves as a kuddos from Vyopta. We feel that each of them share thoughtful analysis and solutions to issues within unified communication.

So again, no more noise. Feel free to follow them all!

DAVID DANTO | @NJDAVIDD AV, Collaboration, IoT, Multimedia, Video and UC Technology Leader at Dimension Data

Tweets about: UC industry trends, the internet of things,  great content pieces on video conferencing & AV




Twitter bio: Sharing important & interesting media, UC & technology updates w/ the perspective of someone who’s been doing it for a while. Full bio at


Sr. Analyst, Consultant, and Partner at Wainhouse Research

Tweets about: Industry trends, studies on unified communications, great use cases for video conferencing

Twitter bio: Industry analyst & thought leader on conferencing, collaboration, AV, UC, etc. Husband. Dad. Techie. Diver. Boater. Scout. Gun enthusiast. Fireman (retired).


Collaboration, Communication, & Strategy Expert, Mindfulness & Meditation Coach

Tweets about: unified communications, the internet of things, connectedness, collaboration

Twitter bio: Collaboration & Strategy Expert | L&D/Training Architect | Mindfulness, Yoga, & Meditation Guide


Founder and CEO at Let’s Do Video

Tweets about: Video Conferencing tips and industry events

Twitter bio: Founder and CEO: Let’s Do Video



CEO at Vyopta Inc.

Tweets about: Austin tech events, unified communications trends, common problems and solutions for video conferencing

Twitter bio: Entrepreneur, Executive, Commentator

stefan ried | @stefanried

CTO at Unify,

Tweets about: The future of work, UC industry events, WebRTC

Twitter bio: CTO at Unify – Collaboration & Communication Software – WebRTC  – Former Forrester VP

blair pleasant | @blairplez

President & Principal Analyst, COMMfusion

Tweets about: Big UC industry changes, industry mergers, acquisitions, and business moves

Twitter bio: Unified communications & collaboration and contact center industry analyst & consultant, fan of social software. Beatles freak, mom, wine lover.

DAVe michels | @davemichels

Enterprise Communications Analyst

Tweets about: Enterprise IT, business changes in the UC&C space

Twitter bio: Enterprise Communications pundit and analyst covering UC, Cloud, collaboration, CCTR, messaging, IoT. Follow for newz and viewz. Also 

Simon Dudley | @simondudley

CEO at Excession Events

Tweets about: Cool tech like AI, robots, and NASA missions, UC industry events

Twitter bio: Contrarian Excession Events. International Speaker. Man of Science and random acts of kindness. Hater of Dogma. 2 patents. Plan for 10x NOT 10% growth.


jeff shiffman | @JeffShiffman

Regional Sales Manager at Vyopta Incorporated

Tweets about: Unified Communications conferences and events, Vyopta product updates, video conferencing solutions and industry trends with a sense of humor.

melissa fremeijer | @mfremeijer

Senior Research analyst at IDC

Tweets about: IT Security, unified communications trends, european UC news

Twitter bio: Senior Research Analyst at IDC EMEA Telecomms & Networking, covering (Video) Conferencing Solutions & Services and Unified Communications for the EMEA region.


Aasmund Fodstad | @AasmundFodstad

CEO at Pexip

Tweets about: Pexip technology, UC interoperability

Twitter bio: A Pexip’er


Chris Knuckles | @chrisknuckles

AV/IT Specialist

Tweets about: Enterprise IT, business changes in the UC&C space

Twitter bio: MBA/AV/IT guy. 16 years IT, 5 AV. Anitque dealer – scotch drinker – US veteran – MBA – CTS – EAVA


Irwin Lazar | @imlazar

Vice President & Service Director at Nemertes Research

Tweets about: UC business news

Twitter bio: VP, Analyst, Collaboration, VOIP, UC, Social, Video, Contact Center, WebRTC, Nats fan, Scouting and cooking on the side


Julie Hall-Barrow | @JulieHallBarrow

Vice President, Virtual Health and Innovation

Tweets about: telemedicine, telehealth, patient care

Twitter bio: -evangelist mom to 2


Roque Espinal-Valdez | @AGDGRoque

Founder & CEO Adaptive Global Digital Group

Tweets about: Telemedicine, general technology innovations

Twitter bio: , and CEO of I follow


Joseph Williams | @rhudaur

ICT Industry Sector Lead & Economic Development Director

Tweets about: Enterprise IT, Telemedicine, UC architecture

Twitter bio: Unified Communications industry analyst, former tech exec, former business school dean, now working on IoT, cloud, telemedicine, and UCaaS projects


Jeff Machtig | @DVEguru

Co-Founder at Digital Video Enterprises, Inc.

Tweets about: Telepresence, business changes in the UC&C space

Twitter bio: Jeff Machtig is a prolific inventor in 3D holographic appearing visual effects and video conferencing / Telepresence


Marty Parker | @MartyParkerUC

Messaging and Unified Communications Consulting

Tweets about: Enterprise Unified Communications

Twitter bio: Unified Communications (including Collaboration) consultant to enterprises. Vendor independent; UC leader since 1999.


Elka Popova | @epopova

Global Program Director and Senior Fellow, Unified Communications at Frost & Sullivan

Tweets about: Enterprise IT, collaboration trends

Twitter bio: Industry analyst focusing on Unified Communications. My passion is hosted/cloud communications.


Andrew Richards | @andrewintech

CTIO at WSU Medicine

Tweets about: Enterprise IT, business changes in the UC&C space

Twitter bio: CTIO at Technologist, Brewer, Runner, Coder. Healthcare, Security, Spaaaaace! Tweets my own


If you have someone else you recommend, go ahead and comment below. We’ll be sure to add them to this list as we continue to find new influencers and thought leaders within the unified communications space.

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