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Top Voices: The 25 Best LinkedIn Authors 2017

Munich (ots) - LinkedIn selects the authors with the highest quality content for their own editorial platform.

Today LinkedIn publishes the list of the 25 "Top Voices" for 2017. These are the members in German-speaking countries who regularly shine on the LinkedIn editorial platform with frequently shared expert contributions. The editorial platform is a central point of contact for the ten million users who keep up to date with new industry trends, technologies or industry insights.

Influencers like Daimler boss Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Innogy CEO Peter Terium and Miriam Meckel, the publisher of Wirtschaftswoche, regularly share insights with the public. But many members also pass on their professional knowledge on the platform and are now particularly honored with the Top Voices list.

"For the first time, we are also publishing our list of LinkedIn Top Voices for 2017 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With a focus on 25 members and five influencers, whose outstanding contributions have sparked many interesting discussions over the past year," says Jörg Bueroße, editor-in-chief for Germany, Austria, Switzerland at LinkedIn. "We searched through a lot of data and examined various factors. The focus was on the high quality of the authors' contributions. We are very pleased that the work of our editorial team is supported by so many excellent authors. And we are awarding the best of 2017 Today from."

The 25 Top Voices (http://ots.de/R31Zv) are the following members (alphabetical order - methodology see below):

Dr. Ferri Abolhassan - Managing Director Service, Member of the Board of Directors - Deutsche Telekom GmbH Guido Bosbach - Owner - ZUKUNFTheute.net Adriana Clemens - Senior Communication Specialist / External - McKinsey & Company Marvin Eichsteller - Co-founder - BE² Elektromobilitätsgesellschaft UG Ibrahim Evsan - CEO - Connected Leadership Dr. Winfried Felser - CEO - NetSkill Solutions GmbH Ingrid Gerstbach - Design Thinking Expert, Author, Business Psychologist - Gerstbach Design Thinking Werner F. Hahn - Trainer, Mentor, Author - Hahn GmbH Robert Halver - Head of Capital Market Analysis - Baader Bank AG Sabine Kluge - Global Program Manager Learning and Development - Siemens AG Michael Kroker - Editor "Innovation + Digitales" - WirtschaftsWoche Annette Maier - Vice President Germany - VMware Hans-Joerg Naumer - Global Head of Capital Markets & Thematic Research - Allianz Global Investors Marcus K. Reif - Executive Director - Goldman Sachs Human Capital Management Dr. Holger Schmidt - Columnist, Lecturer - Handelsblatt, TU Darmstadt Dr. Christoph Schmitt - Learning Engineer & Collaboration Coach at the Center for Learning and Teaching - Lucerne University of Applied Sciences Anne M. Schüller - Owner - Anne Schüller Marketing Consulting Monika Schulze - Global Head Customer & Digital Experience - Zurich Insurance Company Ltd Susanne Thielecke - Senior Consultant Talent Management - Right Management Michael Trautmann - Chairman and Founder - Thjnk AG Alain Veuve - CEO - Accounto Technology AG Susanne Vieser - Content, Texts, Social Media - Text, Art & Concept Ursula Vranken - Managing Director IPA & Founder - Digital Leadership Summit Günther Wagner - Expert for change management and (digital) leadership - Wagner Consulting Birgitta Wallmann - lawyer, journalist, author - AdVoConsults Unternehmensberatung

In addition to these top authors, the German-speaking influencers are also characterized by unique backgrounds in their industries and offer insider insights from the boss's perspective. LinkedIn has chosen the following five economic giants (http://ots.de/aedMC) as the most important influencers thanks to their particularly outstanding activity.

1 Dieter Zetsche - Chairman of the Board of Management - Daimler AG 2 Miriam Meckel - Editor - WirtschaftsWoche 3 Peter Terium - CEO - innogy SE 4 Martina Koederitz - General Manager IBM DACH - IBM 5 Max Wittrock - Co-founder - mymuesli



A combination of data and editorial criteria was used to create the Top Voices list. In particular, it was taken into account how often articles, short articles and videos of a member were liked, commented on and shared. The rating also includes how much your follower growth was influenced by your publications on LinkedIn and how often your content was added to the editorial platform - a sign of high quality. LinkedIn has also made a point of accommodating a variety of topics and voices.

The list relates to the activities within a twelve-month period from November 2016 to November 2017. As with all LinkedIn lists, employees from LinkedIn and Microsoft were not included.


You can find a picture of Jörg Bueroße, editor-in-chief for Germany, Austria, Switzerland at LinkedIn under this link (http://ots.de/q4wyq) in high resolution.

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Via LinkedIn

LinkedIn networks specialists and executives around the world and helps them to be more productive and successful. In addition, the career network sustainably improves the framework conditions for recruiting, marketing and sales. LinkedIn's vision is the Economic Graph, a global network of qualified professionals that can open up new career opportunities for every member. LinkedIn has a total of more than 530 million members. In June 2017, LinkedIn reached ten million members in the Germany, Austria and Switzerland region. 29 of the 30 German DAX companies rely on LinkedIn products.

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