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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 EnterpriseAI, visit: www.taborcommunications.com.
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The HPCwire Team
Tiffany Trader, Managing Editor & Editorial Director
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. She resides in Southern California with her two dogs, Whiskey and Munchies.
John Russell, Senior 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.
George Leopold, 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 in Reston, Virginia.
Oliver Peckham, Staff Writer
Oliver Peckham has been writing about the intersections of science, technology, public policy, and corporate policy for over a decade. As a consultant, he has worked with clients ranging from renewable energy trade associations to Lenovo, helping them manage the environmental impacts of a technology-intensive world. He holds an MEM in Energy & Environment from Duke University and an MS in Climate Science & Policy from Bard College. He resides in the Research Triangle area in North Carolina.
Mariana Iriarte, Assistant Editor
Mariana Iriarte has covered the HPC, Big Data, and AI space with Tabor Communications for the last year, but brings over 15 years of professional experience ranging from serving in the military to covering emerging technologies. She served on a U.S. Navy destroyer for approximately five and a half years as an electrician, and prior to joining Tabor Communications, she covered embedded electronics for the defense and aerospace industries for four years. She is based in Phoenix, Arizona, and is a tech nerd at heart. She holds a B.A. in English with a creative writing specialization from Southern Methodist University.
Alex Woodie, Contributing Editor
Alex Woodie is current editor of Datanami, which covers data-intensive computing in research and enterprise and provides 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.
Addison Snell, Contributing Editor
Addison Snell is the CEO of Intersect360 Research and a veteran of the High Performance Computing industry. He launched the company in 2007 as Tabor Research, a division of Tabor Communications, and served as that company’s VP/GM until he and his partner, Christopher Willard, Ph.D., acquired Tabor Research in 2009. During his tenure, Addison has established Intersect360 Research as a premier source of market information, analysis, and consulting. He was named one of 2010’s “People to Watch” by HPCwire.
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, Senior Vice President & Group Publisher
Jeff, with TCI since 2007, manages worldwide sales for HPCwire, Datanami and EnterpriseAI. Prior to joining TCI, he was Vice President of Sales for IDG’s Bio-ITWorld magazine, whose focus is on HPC is used specifically within the life sciences to accelerate the pace of drug discovery. Jeff holds a BS from Babson College and an MBA from Suffolk University.
Tim Hermes, Associate Publisher, Datanami
Tim Hermes is Tabor Communications’ Director of Integrated Accounts and is a veteran B2B publishing executive who has been in the digital media space for over 20 years. After a distinguished corporate career at Access Intelligence, he stepped out on his own in 2004 and launched the first of three digital b2b properties that he successfully grew and sold over the next ten years. He is known as a b2b video and awards/events programs innovator and is a regular contributor and speaker at the Folio: and Niche Media publishing conferences. In his spare time he’s an avid dad, husband, musician and CrossFit athlete.
Kevin King, Manager of Workforce Initiatives
As Tabor Communications’ Manager of Workforce Initiatives, Kevin King is the force driving Tabors contributions toward addressing the worldwide dearth of skilled HPC practitioners and data scientists. While new to the workforce side of the HPC industry, Kevin spent most of his life around technology and is eager to follow HPC as it continually expands. After spending fifteen years in Temecula, California Kevin moved to Utah to finish school. He now resides in Waco, Texas where he is part of a nationwide car team, enjoys car shows and races, and spends the remainder of his free time hiking the hills and fields with his dog.
Ana Ware (Vasquez), Director, Client and Digital Media Services
Ana Ware (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.
Marketing and Client Services:
Lynn Bergin, Director, TCI Marketing, Client Services and Audience
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 is now the Director of Audience and Client Marketing which encompasses the lead generation programs, client marketing and developing and driving audience initiatives. She 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 sons and husband.
Evangeline Van, Senior Marketing Manager, Corporate and Client Services
Evangeline Van joined Tabor Communications in 2015 as their Graphic Designer supporting branding and awareness campaigns, lead and demand generation programs as well as audience development initiatives. Evangeline is now the Senior Marketing Manager, Corporate and Client Services which encompasses managing corporate branding, marketing initiatives, and client programs. She graduated from Pacific University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrated Media and Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. She resides in Oregon, spends too much time at her boxing club, hiking with her dog, and weekends on the coast.
Jessica Tabor joined Tabor Communications’ in 2017 as their Marketing Intern while finishing her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from California State University San Marcos. Since graduating she has moved into the role of Marketing Coordinator. She brings with her both marketing and communication experience that enables her to assist in various departments within the organization. As a San Diego native and an avid coffee drinker, you can usually find her sipping coffee on the beach somewhere.