I don’t know how the folks of DynamicsWorld evaluates the votes nor how they rank, but I am ranked #38 in the list! Below what they used to rank:
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.
Many known names were listed, Erik Ernst was listed on rank 13, while Mark Polino was ranked 16, Mariano Gomez ranked 30, Leslie Vail was ranked 68, Steve Endow was ranked 79 and Victoria Yudin was ranked 85.
Below is the complete list:
On the other hand, it worth to mention that I couldn’t find many other names that really have huge influence on Dynamics.