02/12/2013 09:25 am ET

Women In Tech: 5 Analysts To Watch

Analysts don't get much glory.

We lionize startup founders, cheer on nonprofit leaders, but we don't often think about the men and women who make sense of it all. These are the people who find the patterns in what we see and do every day -- and will ultimately contribute to the narrative of our times.

Here, we've collected those we believe to be the five greatest female analysts in technology: an ethnographer studying technology in rural China, a world-renowned expert on hacker collective Anonymous, and more.

Women In Tech: Analysts To Watch