11 BYOD Advocates On Twitter

Serious Believers In BYOD

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Steven Lerner

Perhaps no topic within enterprise mobility is as contested as the acceptance of bring your own device (BYOD) policies. Some professionals favor these policies in an organization, whereas others might reject BYOD on the grounds of security and privacy.

When left unchecked, BYOD has the potential to result in data leakage. This is especially true in organizations that lack basic security tools and oversight for these devices. Additionally, mixing of organizational and personal data could be hazardous.

On the other hand, BYOD has its benefits. Users generally favor leveraging their own personal device as opposed to using one that is assigned to them. Studies have shown that BYOD can enhance employee satisfaction, productivity, and it could decrease internal mobility costs. In some sectors, such as education, the use of a personal device is said to be incredibly constructive.

To understand more about the advantages of BYOD, here’s a list of 11 BYOD advocates on Twitter.

(Note: This list represents a portion of the many BYOD advocates on social media. The names on the list are in no particular order).

1. Anthony Bartolo (@WirelessLife)

Anthony Bartolo is a senior cloud advocate for Microsoft with extensive knowledge of data, the Internet of Things (IOT) and artificial intelligence (AI). The Toronto-based techie tweets frequently about IT issues — everything from cloud to coding and even mobility topics, such as BYOD on Microsoft’s enterprise mobility suite.

2. Baz Abouelenein (@CIO_Baz)

Baz Abouelenein is the vice president of information technology and chief information officer for Grantham University in Kansas. In addition to tweeting about technology, Abouelenein also curates tech stories too for his followers, under the name “The BazTech Daily.” There is also a long history of tweeting about BYOD.

3. Kelly Sain (@kjsain)

Kelly Sain is the director of educational technology for the Boulder Valley School District. On Twitter, Sain tweets about different educational technologies, including BYOD in the classroom.

4. Jaclyn Patanio (@JPatanio)

Jaclyn Patanio is an educational technology instructional lead with the New York City Department of Education. Patanio will frequently curate educational technology stories, and is an advocate about how BYOD can be used in education. This includes tweets and panel discussions at conferences.

5. Steve Rodrigeuz (@WiFiJanitor)

Steve Rodrigeuz is a senior solutions architect network and wireless engineer for CDW-G. In addition to tweeting about wireless and other technologies, Rodrigeuz also blogs about them as well.

6. Anton van Pelt (@AntonvanPelt)

Anton van Pelt is an application and desktop delivery consultant for PQR. Van Pelt tweets about BYOD, Azure, cloud native networking, and other mobility issues. In fact, Van Pelt is also an advocate for endpoint management on Twitter.

7. Joe Fuertsch (@JoeFuertsch)

Joe Fuertsch is the director of innovation, learning, and educational technology at Corona-Norco Unified School District. Fuertsch tweets about technology — from interesting quotes to updates about his organization’s use of BYOD.

8. Jeff O'Connor (@JeffOConnorAU)

Jeff O'Connor is the senior solution architect for Actifio and a VMware vExpert. On Twitter, O’Connor retweets about mobility and technology topics, such as data and cloud. He also writes about these subjects on the blog, Copy Data Tips.

9. Tami Brewster (@brewstami)

Tami Brewster is an apple authorized trainer and a teacher. The Montreal-based BYOD advocate tweets and retweets about the latest innovative technologies in the educational sector.

10. Joe Kuzo (@KuzoJoe)

Joe Kuzo is the director of technology for Quakertown Community School District and a Google apps for education certified trainer. When Kuzo uses Twitter, it’s usually to write about new technologies in his organization — from virtual reality to mobile devices.

11. Cory Robertson (@coryrobertson)

Cory Robertson is a director of technology and a Google-certified educator in California. As a self-described believer in BYOD, Robertson tweets and retweets about mobile devices and education technology.