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Datanami is a news portal dedicated to providing insight, analysis and up-to-the-minute information about emerging trends and solutions in big data. The portal sheds light on all cutting edge technologies including networking, storage and applications, and their effect upon business, industry, government, and research. The publication examines the avalanche of unprecedented amounts of data and the impact the high-end data explosion is having across the IT, enterprise, and commercial markets. Subscribe now at:

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About Tabor Communications, Inc.

Tabor Communications, Inc. is a leading international media, advertising, and communications company that provides solutions, news, and information to the High Performance Computing (HPC), big data, green computing, digital manufacturing and cloud computing communities. Publisher of HPCwire, Datanami, Green Computing Report, Digital Manufacturing Report, and HPC in the Cloud, other Tabor Communications companies include Tabor Advertising and Tabor Publications & Events. To learn more, visit: and view the TCI corporate video presentation.

About Tabor Publications

Tabor Publications is publisher of a complete advanced computing news and information portfolio that includes HPCwire, Datanami, Green Computing Report, Digital Manufacturing Report, and HPC in the Cloud. As the company's flagship online publication, HPCwire is recognized as the global leader in chronicling 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. Green Computing Report is the only news source that covers the entire ecosystem of green computing. Digital Manufacturing Report delivers news and information about the fast moving world of digital manufacturing, modeling and simulation. HPC in the Cloud is dedicated to covering high-end cloud computing in science, industry and the data center.

The Datanami Team


Alex Woodie

Alex Woodie, Managing 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.

Nicole Hemsoth

Nicole Hemsoth, Senior Contributing Editor

Nicole Hemsoth brings news and insights to Datanami from the high performance computing side as editor of HPCwire, former managing editor of HPC in the Cloud and most recently, as the editor of the data-intensive computing ("big data") publication, Datanami. Her perspective pulls from across the enterprise and research spectrum of high performance computing to address the system, application and performance-tuning elements of modern supercomputing facilities, architectures and user scenarios.

Contributing Editors:

George Leopold

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.

Steve Conway

Steve Conway

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.


Tom Tabor

Tom Tabor, Publisher

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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Alan El Faye

Alan 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:

Jeff Hyman

Jeff 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".

Mitchell Becker

Mitchell D. Becker, Director of Sales

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

BJ Ghiglione

BJ Ghiglione, Director of Sales

BJ Ghiglione has over 25 years of media experience, working in both consumer and business to business mediums. She has worked for both large media companies; CMP, UBM, Penton and small media companies - Advisor Media and The San Diego Business Journal. As a Group Publisher, Publisher, Sales Director and Partner Alliance Director BJ has exceled at helping clients align their marketing strategies to a specific audience. She believes that listening to customer needs and then providing an avenue to meet those needs through content, branding, demand and reach solutions has been the key to her success. BJ has completed the Marketing Program at UCSD and prior to that attended Grossmont College. BJ lives in San Diego, CA with Ron, her husband of 22 years, and their two children. Her son Ryan is currently discussing opportunities with a number of NCAA D1 football programs while her daughter Nicole’s passion are cheer leading and sports medicine.

Ana Vasquez

Ana Vasquez, Sr. Manager, Sales & Media Operations

Ana Vasquez is the Sr. Manager, Sales and Media Operations at Tabor Communications. With over 13 years of administrative 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 manager of the ad operations team 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.

Genaro Ramirez

Genaro Ramirez, Sales and Operations Assistant

Genaro Ramirez joined the Tabor Communications team in 2013 as the Sales and Operations Assistant. His role is to support the sales team by working directly with customers to successfully achieve their marketing goals through the various channels of advertising featured in the Tabor Communications portfolio. In addition to helping coordinate customers' advertising strategies he provides detailed reports that measure their marketing campaign's effectiveness. He graduated from the University of Miami with a BS in Business Administration and currently resides in San Diego, California where he was born and raised.

Data Integration and Marketing:

Isaac Lopez

Isaac Lopez, Director

Isaac 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 Walters

Matt Walters, Director of Demand Generation and 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 two boys.

Lynn Bergin

Lynn 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 Stark

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.

Ty Mullan

Ty Mullan, Senior Marketing Intern

Ty Mullan is a junior attending the University of Arizona's Eller College of Management, earning his degree in Management Information Systems. He is on track to graduate in the class of 2015, and looks to pursue a career in the consulting field after graduation.

Web Operations:

John Shandor

John Shandor, Webmaster

John is the Webmaster for Datanami and Tabor Communications, a position he has held since 1997, contributing more than 25 years' experience in web design and digital media. John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Arizona State University, and resides in Summerton, South Carolina.


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