About our Authors
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.
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.
Oliver Peckman, Editor
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.
Tiffany Trader, 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.
John Russell, Contributing 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.
Todd R. Weiss, Contributing Editor
Todd R. Weiss has been writing about technology for 20 years, covering open source and Linux, high-performance computing, supercomputers, cloud computing, virtualization, containers and microservices, IT security and more. Todd previously worked as a staff writer for Computerworld and eWEEK. He has freelanced for a wide range of tech websites, including TechRepublic, Channel Futures and Channel Partners, Computerworld, PC World, Data Center Knowledge, IT Pro Today, Linux.com and The Linux Foundation. Todd earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A Philadelphia native, he lives in Lancaster County, Pa., and spends his spare time tinkering with his classic 1991 Mazda Miata, his 1991 Suzuki GS500E motorcycle and collecting toy taxis from around the world.
Mariana Iriarte, Contributing 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.
James Kobielus, Contributing Editor
James Kobielus is an industry veteran who has written extensively about big data, AI, and enterprise software. James previously was associated with Futurum Research, SiliconANGLE Wikibon, IBM, and Forrester Research. Currently, he is an independent tech industry analyst based in Alexandria, Virginia.
Steve Conway, Senior Research Vice President, Hyperion Research
Steve Conway directs research related to the worldwide market for high performance computing. He also leads Hyperion Research’s practice in high performance data analysis (big data needing HPC). Specifically, Mr. Conway focuses on HPC market dynamics, High performance data analysis, HPC in EMEA, HPC in industry, HPC and cloud computing, and Software stack/middleware.
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:
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, Director to 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.
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. Lynn oversees the departments of Marketing, Client Services and Audience Development. Her professional career spans years of hands-on experience working directly with digital publishing, lead generation and marketing communications programs across the technology industry. She drives audience initiatives, executes and delivers on client programs, supports sales and implements corporate marketing and branding strategies. She graduated from Northeastern University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Certificate in Graphic and Web Design. Lynn resides in the Boston area with her three 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, Marketing Manager, Programs and Partnerships
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.