Inside Extreme Scale Tech|Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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About EnterpriseTech

Tabor Communications (TCI), a leading international media, advertising and communications company and publishers of long-standing technology publications, including HPCwire and Datanami, is proud to announce a bold new approach to covering the top tier of technology—one that is spearheaded by one of the most recognized figures in IT journalism.

Building on their quarter-century of covering the highest end of technology with HPCwire and their reputation for deep insight into the emerging world of data-intensive computing via Datanami, the company is pushing new limits with EnterpriseTech.

The new portal will provide leading insight and analysis into how leading global companies are meshing high performance computing (HPC) technologies with the broader pool of hardware and software solutions that are feeding large-scale enterprise performance, productivity, efficiency and flexibility. Aimed at decision-makers, technologists and thought leaders across the technology spectrum, EnterpriseTech is set to provide stories and analysis about how the world’s top companies understand, implement and refine the technologies that define the competitive edge.

leopold148x148Senior Editor, George Leopold

George Leopold has written about science and technology for more than 25 years, focusing on electronics and aerospace technology. He previously served as Executive Editor for Electronic Engineering Times. Leopold holds a BS in history from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where he concentrated in science writing. He has also written extensively about the U.S. manned space program. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the New Scientist and other publications. He resides on Reston, Virginia.

Tiffany TraderTiffany Trader, Senior Editor

Established tech journalist and one of the principle voices behind HPCwire, Tiffany has had a role in shaping numerous Tabor publications, including HPC in the Cloud, Digital Manufacturing Report, On-Demand Enterprise, and most recently Green Computing Report. In her current role as senior writer for HPCwire and EnterpriseTech, Tiffany brings an unmatched wealth of expertise, insights, and editorial prowess based on years of experience covering high performance, cloud, green, and other advanced computing technologies. Tiffany earned her bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University, where she majored in Computer Science and Linguistics.

alex148x148Alex Woodie, Contributing Editor

Alex Woodie is current editor of Datanami, which covers data-intensive computing in research and enterprise and will provide expert commentary on an ongoing basis around analytics and software for managing “big data” problems.

Alex has written about IT as a technology journalist for more than a decade. He brings extensive experience from the IBM midrange marketplace, including topics such as servers, ERP applications, programming, databases, security, high availability, storage, business intelligence, cloud, and mobile enablement. He resides in the San Diego area.


olds148x148Contributing Editor, Dan Olds, Gabriel Consulting

Dan Olds began his high-tech career on the vendor side of the industry with Cray Research, Sun Microsystems, and IBM before founding Gabriel Consulting Group in 2002. He was one of the first technologists to study IT total cost of ownership, virtualization, and server consolidation; he began writing about the impact of analytics before the industry press gave it a name (“Big Data”).

Dan is frequently quoted in industry and business publications including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, Computerworld, eWeek,, PCWorld, ServerWatch and others. Dan earned an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Finance and Marketing.

stammers148x148Tim Stammers, Senior Analyst, 451 Group

Tim Stammers is a Senior Analyst at 451 Research, where he covers flash- and disk-based primary storage systems. Before joining 451 Research in February 2013, Tim was Senior Storage Analyst at Ovum. He has 20 years of experience as an IT industry analyst and journalist, and has also worked as a gas turbine development engineer at Rolls-Royce, and a mainframe systems engineer at the London Electricity Board. Tim holds a BSc Hons in Mechanical Engineering from City University, London and an MSc in Applied Computing from Middlesex University.

SteveConway148x148Steve Conway, Research VP, IDC High Performance Computing Group

Steve Conway is research vice president in IDC’s High Performance Computing group and the group’s lead analyst for data-intensive computing. Before joining IDC, he was vice president of corporate communications and investor relations for Cray Inc. and CompuServe. A former Senior Fulbright Fellow, he had a 12-year career in university teaching and administration at Boston University and Harvard University.


Publishing :

ttTom Tabor, CEO

Tom Tabor has over 34 years experience in business-to-business publishing, including 24 years focused on High Performance Computing (HPC), cloud computing and more recently, advanced digital manufacturing technologies.

As an internationally recognized pioneer in the electronic publishing industry, Tom is credited with introducing the first online publication in the early nineties, HPCwire. Over the years, he has served as publisher for the award-winning Supercompting Review magazine, WEBster, HPCwire, On-Demand Enterprise, GRIDtoday, High Performance Computing – Contributions to Society, and The Emergence of Grid and Service-Oriented IT, as well as producing the GT04 tradeshow and conference, and a series of Grid VIP Summits worldwide.

Tom also serves as CEO and founder of Tabor Communications Inc., a leading international media, advertising, and communications company that provides news, information and solutions to the HPC, data-intensive, green, cloud, and digital manufacturing communities.

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alanAlan El Faye, President

Alan’s extensive digital and print publishing background includes past responsibilities as a publisher, domestic and global sales director, marketing director, and custom projects director for media companies such as Cambridge Healthtech Institute, International Data Group (IDG), Reed Business Information, Advanstar, McGraw-Hill and Lebhar-Friedman.

His content emphasis has largely been around performance based computing in sectors such as healthcare, telecom, retailing, industrial and foodservice. Alan holds a Bachelor Degree from Kent State University, and a Master’s Degree in Behavioral Science from California State University.

Advertising Sales :

jeffJeffrey Hyman, Group Publisher

Jeff brings 30 years of sales and management experience, and is responsible for worldwide sales for the company’s broad line of products. Jeff was Vice President of Sales for IDG’s Bio-ITWorld magazine, whose focus is on HPC used specifically within the life sciences to accelerate the pace of drug discovery and development.

Prior to IDG, Jeff held sales positions at CMP’s InformationWeek and CMGI’s Engage Technologies. Jeff holds a BS from Babson College and an MBA from Suffolk University. He resides in Methuen, MA with his son Jack (a student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California) and his pure bred Bichon Frise “The Maya Bean”.

mitchMitchell D. Becker, Director of Sales

Mitch Becker is a Senior Account Executive at Tabor Communications. He brings with him nineteen years of experience in marketing management, developing marketing strategies, organizing marketing events, promotions, and Public Relations.

Mitch is in charge of direct sales activities for TCI’s High Performance Computing publication, He constantly maintains strategic relationships with Fortune 500 technology leaders and provides lead generation and ROI reports on all marketing activities.

In the past Mitch’s roles included such positions as Director of Marketing, where he managed the inception and marketing promotion activities, advertising, web content, collateral, tradeshows, seminars, e-mail and direct mail campaigns and all lead generation activities and PR.

Mitch received his Bachelor of Science and Associates of Applied Science Degrees at Southern Illinois University, in Carbondale, IL.

anaAna Vasquez, Sr. Manager, Sales & Media Operations

Ana Vasquez is the Sr. Manager for Sales & Media Operations at Tabor Communications. With over 10 years of administrative experience she has been instrumental in helping TCI achieve its yearly revenue goals.

Her current role also enables her to work hand in hand with TCI’s customers in executing their advertising strategies through its flagship publication HPCwire.

Ana received an Associate’s degree from Southwestern College.

Marketing, Demand Generation Services and Audience Development :

isaaclopezIsaac Lopez, Director Data Integration and Marketing

Isaac, a contributing editor with Alex Woodie on Datanami, brings a unique perspective on the developments of big data and high performance computing. Having worked in the field of technology publishing for over ten years, with a special focus around high performance computing, Isaac has witnessed the evolution of high-end computing from many different angles. Isaac brings a broad range of experience, a decade of observing the trends, and an eye towards its potential to his coverage. Other areas of his focus include open source big data projects, democratization of data, unique use of sensors, data driven decision- making, data science, civic hacking, AI, and more. A graduate of the University of Idaho, Isaac is based in the Portland, OR region.

Matt WaltersMatt Walters, Sr. Director, Client Marketing & Audience Development

Matt is an e-marketing, demand gen, and audience development strategist, with proven ability capturing, sustaining, and expanding audiences and a deep passion for studying audience demographics and behavioral patterns in B2B publishing. As Director of Demand Generation and Audience Development, Matt is responsible for creation and implementation of integrated demand generation programs through email marketing, digital asset delivery, and monitoring of campaign analytics. He is also responsible for driving audience development through custom content programs, co-marketing agreements, social media, and joint media partnerships. Matt resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife and three children.

lynn148x148Lynn Bergin, Marketing Programs Manager

Lynn recently joined Tabor Communications Inc. in February of 2013 as Marketing Programs Manager. Her professional career spans years of hands-on experience working directly with digital publishing, media, and marketing communications programs across the technology industry. Lynn’s role supports sales and marketing by managing the development and delivery for all creative and graphic design elements used for web, print, multimedia, collateral, new product introductions, eMarketing, and audience development initiatives. Lynn graduated from Northeastern University and holds a Bachelor Degree in Nursing and Certificate in Graphic and Web Design. She is located in the Boston area with her two sons and husband.

Dan StarkDan Stark, Demand Generation & Audience Development Coordinator

As the Marketing Coordinator for Tabor Communications, Dan serves as the key interface responsible for coordinating the production, scheduling, and delivery of marketing communications, programs, campaigns, conference, and event promotions across TCI’s publication portfolio. He acts as the point of contact for media relations, negotiation of co-marketing agreements and program fulfillment to generate awareness and promote the Tabor Communications’ brand globally. Since joining Tabor Communications in 2012, Dan’s responsibilities have expanded further to include audience development support, web marketing, and social media marketing program management. Dan received his degree from the University of Arizona, studying psychology and communications. He resides in San Diego, California; has a passion for cooking, being active and spending free time with friends, family, and his dogs.

Chelsea LangChelsea Lang, Market Insights Manager

As Tabor Communications’ Market Insights Manager, Chelsea serves as the liaison between Tabor Communications and its ever-growing readership. In her role, Chelsea is responsible for developing and executing audience development programs, facilitating market feedback, and producing special reports such as the popular Spotlight ON series. Since joining Tabor Communications in 2012, Chelsea has explored multiple high performance computing segments from a number of angles, allowing her to bring a unique perspective to both her market research and content generation. Chelsea is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied Psychology, Spanish and Creative Writing. She resides in Cary, North Carolina, and divides her free time between competitive ballroom dancing, riding horses and painting.

About Tabor Communications, Inc.
Tabor Communications Inc. (TCI) is a leading international digital media, advertising, and communications company. As publisher of a complete advanced computing portfolio that includes HPCwire, Datanami, Enterprise Tech, Digital Manufacturing Report, and HPCwire Japan, TCI is the market-leader in online journalism covering emerging technologies within the high-tech industry.

The company’s flagship publication, HPCwire, is recognized as the global leader covering the high performance computing (HPC) industry news, trends and technologies. Datanami sheds light on cutting edge big data IT and its profound impact upon business, industry, government, and research. Enterprise Tech [new sentence here] Digital Manufacturing Report delivers news and information about the fast moving world of digital manufacturing, modeling and simulation. HPCwire Japan is the first online high performance computing news and information resource published locally in Japan in the Japanese language.
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