Microsoft Dynamics Top 100 Most Influential People for 2012 published

David Meego - Click for blog homepageYou may remember that I posted a little while ago about the Top 100 Most Influential People in Microsoft Dynamics 2012 Nominations and had a couple of reminders in other articles once voting started. Well Dynamics World UK have now published their Microsoft Dynamics Most Influential People Top 100 list.

Firstly, congratulations must go to those who made the top 100 list. Here are a few Dynamics GP people that should be highlighted (sorry if I missed anyone):

  • Andy Vabulus (14)
  • Andy Hafer (17)
  • Andy Snook (18)
  • Mark Polino MVP (20)
  • Shane Hall (24)
  • Jon Rivers (38)
  • Joe Tews (49)
  • Clinton Weldon (53)
  • Mariano Gomez MVP (66)
  • Frank Hamelly MVP (67)
  • Mark Rhodes (71)
  • Bob McAdam (83)
  • Anya Ciecierski (90)
  • Victoria Yudin MVP (93)

As you can see, myself and many other worthy Dynamics GP people that are huge in the community are not in that list. But it does seem to help if your name is "Andy".

However, what means more to me than actually being on the list is the strength and volume of the support I get from the Microsoft Dynamics GP Blogging and Forum Communities.

Mariano and I had the top ranked Microsoft Dynamics GP session at Convergence 2012 and had two sessions in the overall top 10 (3rd & 9th). This blog is the number one Microsoft Dynamics GP related blog, the Support Debugging Tool and Menus for Visual Studio Tools are loved globally. So, I must be doing something right....

That said, it warmed my heart to read through the posts from my fellow bloggers who all believe that I should have been recognised:


For those who wonder about the criteria that Dynamics World uses, I took this excerpt from their website: 

We base our selections on a number of criteria including: Number of nominations received; Number of Microsoft Dynamics employees employed; Number of clients your ISV/VAR has; As an end user how many user licences taken; Social Media Followers (bloggers/twitter/ linkedin) (bonuses for group owners); Number of years experience of Microsoft Dynamics; MVP Recipients; Developers of Add-Ons and new verticals; Speakers and writers about Microsoft Dynamics; Forum contributors and Number of votes received. We attempt to limit what can actually be described as a sphere of influence. The advantage that we have had in quantifying influence in Microsoft Dynamics is that we are dealing with a group of people with similar interests, and so it is possible to be able to quantify one persons influence over the group against another person’s influence.


I made Doug's List and that is what counts, maybe next year I can make the "other list".


Comments (5)

  1. mgomezb says:

    I don't sweat this anymore… not even worth blogging about. While I realize this is an innovative attempt at recognizing community influencers, I question the methodology — always will. One only needs to read the criteria to realize the amount of baloney that goes into selecting someone.


    Mariano Gomez, MVP

  2. Geoff James says:

    Hi David,

    Why are you not on the list, i woild have expected you to be in the top 10.

    The voting is not based on what you know but who you know.

    Kind Regards

    Geoff James

  3. Patrick Roth [MSFT] says:

    Ouch – didn't even make Doug's list this year!  

    Well I haven't been as active in my blogging this year as I should be but pretty active in the GP Forums.

    Perhaps I'll have to do a better job promoting myself next year.

  4. Ladd Sustar says:

    Whether you made the list doesn't really matter. I would like to say Thank You to all of those many GP people that helped me this past year by providing answers, guidance and what ever to the many questions and problems i put up on the forum.

    Again Thank You ALL.

    Ladd Sustar

  5. Doug Pitcher says:

    Patrick, I had a very stringent set of criteria on who made my list this year. I'm not sure how you dropped off the list this year Patrick but I expect it's because you forgot to bribe me this year. It wasn't because I think you're any less awesome this year than last. I'll do a quick recount and adjust accordingly. It is a top 100 list and I only got to 45 so there is lots of room for me to make adjustments. ha.

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