May 052017
 

Chartered Director David Doughty has been named top social influencer in risk, compliance and regtech by Thomson Reuters

The list, complied by Thomson Reuters, ranks the most influential thought-leaders and thinkers on social media, in risk management, compliance and regtech in the UK whose posts drive ideas and promote change within the sector.

Through their use of innovative and disruptive media, these leading 30 individuals contribute to the growth and vibrancy of this fast-moving sector.

How was the list compiled and ranked?

To produce the influencer list, Thomson Reuters worked with a team of analysts at Onalytica and OST Marketing, both specialists in social media, to create a list of almost 400 influencers in the sector.

This initial list was based on four key metrics, largely using Twitter data:

  1. Impressions: how many times their posts appeared in social streams.
  2. Relevance: how closely they are associated with an agreed list of keywords.
  3. Resonance: how much their posts are engaged with.
  4. Reach: how many people their posts reach.

The list was then sorted according to Topical Engagement, which is a combination of Relevance (number of on-topic posts) and Resonance (normalised engagement score), and which enabled us to produce our final standings and identify the top 30.

Journalists and Thomson Reuters employees were excluded from the list.

Who are the top 30 influencers in the UK?

The influencers Thomson Reuters have listed are people who write insightful blog posts, share up-to-the-minute news and drive topical debate on Twitter.

They are the vocal few who drive ideas and promote change.

The list covers a wide range of roles, sectors and skill-sets and includes business leaders, media professionals,analysts and practitioners. Their sole unifying quality is that they are active on social media and respected within their field.

Among the leading influencers identified are:

  • David Doughty (@DavidDoughty) — Corporate governance expert and business mentor who works with company directors to assist them in building their boards and ensuring they’re as effective as they possibly can be. David discusses a range of topics online, from corporate governance to compliance and risk management.
  • Mike Wright (@MikeWrightQ) — Responsible for delivering risk management, cyber security and global investigation services, Mike can be found commenting on anti-money laundering and data breaches. With over 8,200 Twitter followers and a relevancy score of 925 he’s definitely a voice to be trusted.
  • Jane Walshe (@SjaneWalshe) — A regtech entrepreneur who ranks on our list as a result of her regular posts on conduct risk and regtech.
  • Neira Jones (@NeiraJones) — A trusted voice when it comes to information security and data breaches, Neira has more than 8,400 followers on Twitter. She can often be found discussing cyber crime and fraud.
  • Christian McMahon (@ChristianMcM) — A leading voice in the regtech sector who regularly shares his thoughts on digital transformation.
  • Jason Boud (@jasonboud) — CEO of RegTech London, Jason ranks on our list with a resonance score of over 25, making him one of the most impactful voices on our list.
  • David M. Brear (@DavidBrear) — Host of the number one iTunes fintech and banking podcast, David has over 28,000 Twitter followers and shares his comments on everything from digital banking to banking innovators.

 

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