5 Best Tweets Of The Week From IT Leaders And Tech Influencers

CRN breaks down the best tweets of the week, which include HPE CEO Antonio Neri praising legendary racecar driver Niki Lauda to VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger posing with superheroes.

This Week’s Best Tweets From IT Leaders

IT leaders and tech influencers are using Twitter in many different ways. Some don’t even have an account on the social media platform, while others are very active as they tout new products and initiatives or get political and personal.

CRN took time to search through the vast amounts of tweets this week to find the most interesting, thoughtful and just plain fun posts from technology leaders and influencers. The best tweets for the week of May 19, 2019, included everything from posing with “superheroes” in India to urging politicians to work together to create new immigration legislation.

CRN’s picks this week come from VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger; Cisco Chairman and CEO Chuck Robbins; Vertiv CEO Rob Johnson; Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Antonio Neri; and Amazon Web Services (AWS) CEO Andy Jassy.

Superpowers indeed! Excited about the launch of VMware Cloud on @awscloud in India, thank you to the superheroes for joining us at the CIO Forum in Mumbai along with 100+ CIOs. pic.twitter.com/vPz950ehXK

— Pat Gelsinger (@PGelsinger) May 21, 2019

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger

Pat Gelsinger posed alongside superheroes in Mumbai this week in a tweet regarding the “superpowers” between virtualization star VMware and public cloud titan AWS. Gelsinger attended a CIO Forum that saw the launch of VMware Cloud on AWS in India. The joint AWS and VMware solution delivers a seamless hybrid cloud by extending on-premises VMware vSphere environments to the AWS Cloud. The offering provides flexible consumption models and allows organizations to seamlessly migrate vSphere-based environments to AWS running on Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) bare metal infrastructure. In April, VMware unleashed its new VMware Cloud on AWS Master Services Competency to provide channel partners with the skills to drive sales momentum around the solution.

Deeply saddened to learn about Niki Lauda’s passing. A three-time @F1 champion. An innovative business man. A true legend. An inspiration to us all. pic.twitter.com/oruQTJRsCP

— Antonio Neri (@AntonioNeri_HPE) May 21, 2019

Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Antonio Neri

HPE’s CEO Antonio Neri paid his respects to the recent passing of 70-year-old legendary racecar driver Niki Lauda by tweeting a photo of the two together. Neri dubbed Lauda as a “legend,” “innovative business man” and an “inspiration to us all.” The Austrian Formula One driver was a three-time F1 World Drivers’ Champion, winning in 1975, 1977 and 1984. Lauda nearly died in 1976 after a fiery crash during the German Grand Prix. Ron Howard directed the 2013 hit movie “Rush” based on the intense Formula 1 racing rivalry between Lauda and James Hunt.

Last year, Mercedes F1 Team teamed up with HPE as their official technology partner. The partnership between the two enables Mercedes to benefit from advisory services such as HPE Pointnext and other software solutions.

#Dreamers contribute so much to the US economy and society. Proud to see positive steps being taken to give them the certainty about their futures they deserve. https://t.co/AuZMto76Jn

— Chuck Robbins (@ChuckRobbins) May 23, 2019

Cisco Chairman and CEO Chuck Robbins

Besides being Cisco Systems’ leader, Chuck Robbins is also the chairman of the Business Roundtable Immigration Committee. In a statement this week regarding U.S. immigration, Robbins said, “Business Roundtable applauds the House Judiciary Committee for passing legislation that would create conditional permanent resident status for Dreamers. These individuals have made profound contributions to America’s communities and they deserve a practical, permanent solution that doesn’t leave them in a perpetual state of uncertainty. We urge swift action on the House floor and call on lawmakers to vote in support of it.”

Robbins went on to say, “Embracing a practical solution to address Dreamers is only the start of modernizing our immigration system. We encourage Democrats and Republicans to work together on comprehensive immigration legislation that increases the number of skills-based immigrants, improves access to temporary workers with skills needed in the marketplace and implements cutting-edge technology to improve border security.”

Getting bullish at our 2019 @Vertiv Partner Summit, where we’re discussing how to continuously push the envelope and grow together with our customers. #VertivPartners pic.twitter.com/IjL5HB1vTG

— Rob Johnson (@RobJohnsonJ) May 21, 2019

Vertiv CEO Rob Johnson

Vertiv’s CEO Rob Johnson is “bullish” about Vertiv’s partner momentum in 2019, posting a photo of himself next to a fake bull for the company’s North American Partner Summit this week. Vertiv received a five-star rating in CRN’s 2019 Partner Program Guide. The Columbus, Ohio-based data center specialist is currently increasing partner benefits and rebates to drive new opportunities around 5G, energy consumption and the edge. “We’ve increased significantly some of our tools to enable those partners to better capture these opportunities. We are having greater benefits for partners, additional rebates, additional programs,” said Ricardo Duque, vice president of channel strategy, Americas, at Vertiv in an interview with CRN. “It’s a big opportunity [for partners].”

With #AWS Ground Station, we’re excited to make space communication ubiquitous & ground stations simple and easy to use so more organizations can derive insights from satellite data to improve life on earth and embark on deeper space exploration. https://t.co/dmPGV0bYBB

— Andy Jassy (@ajassy) May 23, 2019

AWS CEO Andy Jassy

AWS CEO Andy Jassy was “excited” to unleashed on Thursday its new AWS Ground Station, a cloud-based system and service for controlling satellites and downloading data from satellites. AWS Ground Station is a fully managed service that lets organizations control satellite communications, process data, and scale operations without having to worry about building or managing their own own ground station infrastructure. Each station provides direct access to AWS services and the AWS Global Infrastructure which includes a low-latency global fiber network located where the data is downlinked into the AWS Ground Station, according to Amazon. AWS now has two ground station antennas in place with many more expected to be added in 2019.

“Satellite data offers customers a profound way to build applications that help humans explore space and improve life on Earth, but the cost and difficulty of building and maintaining the infrastructure necessary to downlink and process the data has historically been prohibitive for all but the most well-funded organizations,” said Shayn Hawthorne, general manager of AWS Ground Station, in a statement.