Top Citizen Development Influencers
Quixy Editorial Team
August 10, 2023
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In the world of digital transformation, citizen development has become a game-changer. As organizations strive to innovate and speed up their business processes, citizen developers are playing a vital role in driving change from within. These individuals, armed with low-code and no-code platforms, empower organizations to unlock their full potential and achieve remarkable results.

In this blog post, we want to introduce you to the top citizen development influencers to follow in 2024. These visionary leaders are leading the way in the citizen development movement, helping organizations and individuals harness the power of low-code and no-code platforms. With their expertise, insights, and proven track records, they inspire citizen developers to create innovative solutions, streamline workflows, and drive digital transformation.

Top Citizen Development Influencers of 2024

Whether you’re new to citizen development or looking to improve your current skills, this hand-picked list of influencers will provide you with the knowledge, inspiration, and tools you need to excel in this exciting field.

Vivek Goel

Vivek Goel

With almost 20 years of leadership experience in IT companies and strategies and operations expertise across functions, Vivek is serving as Vice President of Marketing at Quixy. He is committed to helping businesses use no-code and citizen development to achieve their goals. He is a thought leader in CD space & is passionate about sharing his expertise with others.

You can often find Vivek speaking at industry events and conferences about the benefits of citizen development, interviewing experts in the citizen development space, and creating and sharing educational content about citizen development.

Recently, Vivek attended an on-demand webinar on “Indian SaaS – Transformative, Adaptive, Innovative, and Future-focused” with industry experts sharing insights on scaling businesses and cloud enablement. Hosted by NASSCOM. Check it out here!

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Matt Hubbard

Matt Hubbard

Current customer operation excellence and success director at AgilePoint, Matt is passionate about empowering non-technical people to use technology to solve problems. He is the founder of Citizen Developer Collective, a community of citizen developers who share their stories and learn from each other. Matt is also a speaker and writer on citizen development,.

And he has been featured in publications such as Forbes & The Wall Street Journal. As a citizen development influencer, Matt regularly speaks at conferences and events about citizen development, writes articles and blog posts, about citizen development, mentors budding citizen developers, and consults with businesses on citizen development.

He, recently, contributed as a guest speaker for a panel discussion during the International Citizen Development Week. Check out his LinkedIn post here

Dalibor (Dali) Ninkovic

Dalibor (Dali) Ninkovic

Working as a full-time PMI Citizen Developer Practice Manager at Project Management Institute, Dali is a firm believer in the democratization of software development. He has always strongly supported the citizen development movement and its digital transformation approach. Dali has years of experience with low-code/no-code technology & in his current capacity.

He is responsible for promoting citizen development portfolio & identifying business development and community engagement opportunities. With his ability to influence senior leaders, Dali, in his past experiences, has guided senior managers and directors on how they can benefit from low-code development platforms and drive growth. 

Hear Dali talk about citizen development and how a global energy giant adopted low-code/no-code software in this LinkedIn post.

Kevin Shuler

Kevin Shuler

Kevin is the owner and CEO of Quandary Consulting Group, a business that helps companies enhance their productivity with custom development. He leads a team of low-code developers who, using low-code platforms such as Quickbase, Pipefy & Workato, build tools that help businesses enhance their efficiency &have a record of helping businesses achieve their goals.

Also, they are committed to providing their clients with the best possible service. Kevin is a frequent speaker & writer on the topic of low-code, and he is always up-to-date on the latest trends in the no-code low-code space. You can read some of Kevin’s articles here, and here

In his latest LinkedIn post, you can see Kevin’s views on workforce management solutions and how those solutions should benefit you. 

Kody Johnston

Kody Johnston

A nurse by trade, Kody is serving as a director of Business Analytics at Maxwell Healthcare Associates. He is focused on providing guidance and designing clinical technologies that provide better access to care and strengthen patient-centric initiatives. Kody has successfully transitioned the clinical innovation department to a no-code platform, using 5-7 applications. 

In a recent interview, Kody suggested that to implement low-code or no-code tech, agencies should ”map out problems or operational burdens in [their] organization that [they] believe can be digitally transformed with the highest value and the lowest difficulty.”

Also Read: What is Citizen Development: A Comprehensive Guide

Michael McCullough

Michael McCullough

Michael is a Citizen Development Business Architect with over 20 years of experience. He has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities of citizen development, and he is passionate in helping organizations achieve their goals through citizen development. It’s his passion for innovation and problem-solving that enabled him to become a citizen development influencer. 

Michael actively shared his citizen development journey, learnings, and the latest trends on his social media. You can also find him at panel discussions and seminars around citizen development. In fact, a few months ago, he participated in a round-table discussion on bridging the No Code/Low Code Gap between Business and IT.

Watch the conversation here.

Also Read: Top No-Code Low-Code Citizen Development Events that you can’t afford to miss

Noel Carroll

Noel Carroll

Noel is a Business Information Systems Professor at the University of Galway. He secured a University of Galway Strategic Fund and established the Citizen Development Lab at the University of Galway. This notable initiative was honored with the President’s Awards for Research Excellence (Team) in 2022. As a citizen development influencer, Noel regularly shares his expertise.

In a recent article, he expressed that “Citizen development hides the sophistication & complexity of coding but empowers subject matter experts to design, develop-deploy applications into production as though they were full-on, experienced coders”.

Read the complete article here.


Why should you follow these citizen development influencers?

These are a few citizen development industry influencers that are worth following. They provide valuable insights, trends, and expertise in the low-code and no-code space. They share industry knowledge, success stories, and practical advice, inspiring creative thinking and expanding possibilities. By connecting with a community of like-minded individuals, you can engage in discussions, access training resources, and stay ahead of the curve. Following these influencers will allow you to stay informed, learn from experts, and enhance your citizen development skills, contributing to your professional growth and success.

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