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About Tabor Communications, Inc.
Tabor Communications, Inc. is an international media, services & events company. By facilitating communication at the leading-edge of computing innovation, we accelerate the adoption of advanced-scale technologies for a high performance world. To learn more about the publishers of HPCwire, Datanami, and EnterpriseTech, visit: www.taborcommunications.com.
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The HPCwire Team
Tiffany Trader, Managing Editor
With over a decade’s experience covering the HPC space, Tiffany is one of the preeminent voices reporting on advanced scale computing today. Since joining the HPCwire team in 2006, Tiffany has played an essential role in steering editorial strategy, engaging with key audiences, and delivering groundbreaking content when readers need it most. As Managing Editor for HPCwire, Tiffany brings an unmatched wealth of expertise, insights, and editorial prowess based on years of experience covering high performance, cloud, AI, and other advanced computing technologies. Tiffany earned her bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University, where she studied linguistics and computer science.
John Russell, Editor
A previous winner of the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award (which has been called “the Pulitzer Prize of the business media,”), John Russell has broad science and business journalism expertise with extensive knowledge of the biopharmaceutical and advanced IT industries. A seasoned veteran of technology journalism, Russell was formerly a founding executive editor for Bio-IT World, which focused on the intersection of advanced computing technology and life sciences, where he wrote and edited articles and ran the daily editorial operations.
Alex Woodie, Senior Editor
Alex Woodie 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.
George Leopold, Senior Editor
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.
Alex Larzelere, Policy Editor
Alex Larzelere is a senior fellow at the U.S. Council on Competitiveness, the president of Larzelere & Associates Consulting and HPCwire’s policy editor. He is currently a technologist, speaker and author on a number of disruptive technologies that include: advanced modeling and simulation; high performance computing; artificial intelligence; the Internet of Things; and additive manufacturing. Alex’s career has included time in federal service (working closely with DOE national labs), private industry, and as founder of a small business. Throughout that time, he led programs that implemented the use of cutting edge advanced computing technologies to enable high resolution, multi-physics simulations of complex physical systems. Alex is the author of “Delivering Insight: The History of the Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCI).”
Dan Olds, Contributing Editor
Dan is one of the lead analysts at OrionX, building on his 15 years of experience as founder and principal analyst at Gabriel Consulting Group (GCG), a boutique IT research and consulting firm whose activities are now part of the OrionX offerings. In addition to server, storage, and network technologies, Dan closely follows the Big Data, Cloud, and HPC markets and is the go-to person for the coverage and analysis of the supercomputing industry’s Student Cluster Challenge.
Elizabeth Leake, Contributing Editor
Elizabeth is a consultant, correspondent and advocate who serves the global high performance computing (HPC) and data science industries. In 2012, she founded STEM-Trek, a global, grassroots nonprofit organization that supports workforce development opportunities for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) scholars from underserved regions and underrepresented groups. As a program director, Leake has mentored hundreds of early-career professionals who are breaking cultural barriers in an effort to accelerate scientific and engineering discoveries. Her multinational programs have specific themes that resonate with global stakeholders, such as food security data science, blockchain for social good, cybersecurity/risk mitigation, and more.
Tom Tabor, President & 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.
For more information visit www.tomtabor.com.
Sales & Client Services:
Jeffrey Hyman, Chairman Select Executive
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”.
Mitchell D. Becker, Director, Integrated Media & Events
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, HPCwire.com. 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.
Ana Vasquez, Director, Client and Digital Media Services
Ana Vasquez is the Director of Client and Digital Media Services at Tabor Communications. With over 15 years of media experience she has been instrumental in helping TCI achieve its yearly business and revenue goals. Ana’s role supports sales and marketing leadership teams in strategy development, business planning, analysis and sales and marketing program implementation. Additionally, her current role as director of client services allows for her to work hand in hand with TCI’s customers in successfully executing their advertising strategies across the Tabor portfolio.
Ana received an Associate’s degree from Southwestern College.
Lynn Bergin, Marketing Programs Manager
Lynn 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 initial role supported 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. She then moved over to the Client Services team to serve as Project Manager for the lead generation programs, dedicated e-blast program, and media partnerships. 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 three sons and husband.
Marketing and Audience Development :
Chelsea Lang, Senior Manager, Digital Strategies
As Tabor Communications’ Corporate Marketing 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.
Dan 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.