Which Media Influenced the Technology Narrative in 2018?

It’s 2019 and now is the time to embrace data. We’ve been talking about it far too long and the time has finally come to put words into action. Data-driven storytelling has been a popular buzzword among the media and industry pundits for several years now and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down. And while it’s a great talking point, Internally, business leaders are wanting to see quantifiable results from all marketing and communications programs.

To give you a head start in your planning for the new year, we have started compiling media research on core technology topics that drove coverage and conversation in 2018. We’ve included the following in each analysis:

  • The top media publications that led the narrative for each topic, correlating volume with resonance
  • The volume of coverage for 2018
  • The most commonly used terms and phrases used within the context of each topic

We’ve also looked at influencers (both media and non-media) within each topic area:

  • Showcased a subset of influencers writing about and discussing each topic
  • The top trends important to influencers within the context of each topic
  • The top media publications referenced by the influencers within the context of each topic

We’ll be updating the research with additional topics so be sure to check back often.


TECHNOLOGY 

  • Digital Transformation: A summary analysis of the Digital Transformation media landscape, including the top media covering the topic and other topics (business innovation, industry 4.0, etc.) referenced within the context of Digital Transformation. We’ve also included a few influencers (media, and non-media) who are driving the conversation forward (e.g. Daniel Newman, Tamara McCleary) and a summary analysis of the influencer’s trending and topical conversations.
  • Future of Work: A summary analysis of the Future of Work media landscape, including the top media covering the topic and other topics (workplace transformation, gig economy, etc.) referenced within the context of the Future of Work. We’ve also included a few influencers (media, and non-media) who are driving the conversation forward (e.g. Jacob Morgan, Jeanne Meister) and a summary analysis of the influencer’s trending and topical conversations.
  • Artificial Intelligence: A summary analysis of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) media landscape, including the top media covering the topic and other topics (data science, automation, NLP, etc.) referenced within the context of AI. We’ve also included a few influencers (media, and non-media) who are driving the conversation forward (e.g. Lilian Pierson, Kirk Bourne) and a summary analysis of the influencer’s trending and topical conversations.
  • Data Science: A summary analysis of the Data Science media landscape, including the top media covering the topic and other topics (analytics, applied math, IoT, etc.) referenced within the context of Data Science. We’ve also included a few influencers (media, and non-media) who are driving the conversation forward (e.g. John Cook, Jodi Beggs) and a summary analysis of the influencer’s trending and topical conversations.
  • Blockchain: A summary analysis of the Blockchain media landscape, including the top media covering the topic and other topics (AI, cryptocurrency, smart contracts) referenced within the context of Blockchain. We’ve also included a few influencers (media, and non-media) who are driving the conversation forward (e.g. Kjerstin Erickson, Chris Abraham) and a summary analysis of the influencer’s trending and topical conversations.
  • IoT (Coming Soon)
  • Machine Learning (Coming Soon)

TELECOMMUNICATIONS & COLLABORATION

  • Unified Communications: A summary analysis of the Unified Communications (UC) media landscape, including the top media covering the topic and other topics (contact center, UCaaS, etc.) referenced within the context of UC. We’ve also included a few influencers (media, and non-media) who are driving the conversation forward (e.g. Shiela McGee Smith, Gina Narcisi) and a summary analysis of the influencer’s trending and topical conversations.
  • Meeting Solutions: A summary analysis of the Meeting Solutions media landscape, including the top media covering the topic and other topics (collaboration software, video conferencing, etc.) referenced within the context of Meeting Solutions. We’ve also included a few influencers (media, and non-media) who are driving the conversation forward (e.g. Irwin Lazar, Lorna Garey) and a summary analysis of the influencer’s trending and topical conversations..

AUTOMATION & MANUFACTURING

  • Automation & Business Process Management (BPM): A summary analysis of the Automation & BPM media landscape, including the top media covering the topic and other topics (artificial intelligence, machine learning, etc.) referenced within the context of Automation & BPM. We’ve also included a few influencers (media, and non-media) who are driving the conversation forward (e.g. Phil Fersht, Michael Fisher) and a summary analysis of the influencer’s trending and topical conversations.

ENTERPRISE SECURITY

  • Security Information & Event Management (SIEM): A summary analysis of the SIEM media landscape, including the top media covering the topic and other topics (threat intelligence, detection, and data security, etc.) referenced within the context of SIEM. We’ve also included a few influencers (media, and non-media) who are driving the conversation forward (e.g. Eric Vanderburg, Jacob Williams) and a summary analysis of the influencer’s trending and topical conversations.
  • Application Security: A summary analysis of the Application Security (AppSec) media landscape, including the top media covering the topic and other topics (software delivery, devsecops, devops, etc.) referenced within the context of AppSec. We’ve also included a few influencers (media, and non-media) who are driving the conversation forward (e.g. Mark Miller, Alan Shimel) and a summary analysis of the influencer’s trending and topical conversations.
  • Managed Security Services (MSSs): A summary analysis of the Managed Security Services (MSSs) media landscape, including the top media covering the topic and other topics (MSP, Threat Monitoring, Network Security, etc.) referenced within the context of MSSs. We’ve also included a few influencers (media, and non-media) who are driving the conversation forward (e.g. Joe Panettieri, Michael Vizard) and a summary analysis of the influencer’s trending and topical conversations.
  • Enterprise Network Firewall: A summary analysis of the Enterprise Network Firewall media landscape, including the top media covering the topic and other topics (Network Security, NGFW, ATP, etc.) referenced within the context of Enterprise Network Firewall. We’ve also included a few influencers (media, and non-media) who are driving the conversation forward (e.g. Amanda Rousseau, Eduard Kovacs) and a summary analysis of the influencer’s trending and topical conversations.
  • Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB): A summary analysis of the Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) media landscape, including the top media covering the topic and other topics (Cloud Security, Threat Intelligence) referenced within the context of CASB. We’ve also included a few influencers (media, and non-media) who are driving the conversation forward (e.g. Eric Vanderburg, Michael Fisher) and a summary analysis of the influencer’s trending and topical conversations.

Be sure to check back soon, as we will be adding additional analysis. In the meantime, please get in contact with me on Twitter.

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