Did you make the list?
Bizzabo is set to release its top 100 most desired speakers at tech conferences list tomorrow morning. Some of the names will surprise you. Most will not.
What’s interesting is that no female tech innovators made it into the top 10. Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer clocked in at number 11.
Here’s who made the top five, in order: Apple CEO Tim Cook, Linkedin chief Jeff Weiner, Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, pro skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, and Microsoft’s new chief Satya Nadella.
The list was compiled from data pulled by a multitude of sources, said Bizzabo co-founder and CMO Alon Alroy. This includes data pulled from the company’s own systems, feedback from social media, Google search results, and even event organizers themselves. The list is impartial, Alroy noted, and took about three weeks to compile.
Rounding out the top 10, in descending order, were Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, SpaceX and Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Marc Andreessen, and Kevin Rose, a general partner at Google Ventures.
Indeed, only 16 women executives and tech legends made the list. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg clocked in at number 19, Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman at 20 and Pando Daily founder and chief Sarah Lacy at 38. Kate Matsudaira, Popforms founder, tallied at 100.
Bizzabo, founded in Israel and now based in New York, produces produces a networking application for the online conference and event organizer space. For the record, Bizzabo has a working relationship with VentureBeat — we use its apps at our many excellent, executive-level events, including the upcoming Mobile Summit, April 14-15 in Sausalito, Calif.
Bizzabo’s list will be made public on a blog post through the Bizzabo website tomorrow at 10:00 am Pacific Time, Alroy said.
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