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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: www.datanami.com.

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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: www.taborcommunications.com.

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.

Contributing Editors:

leopold148x148 (1)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.

SteveConway148x148Steve 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.



TomTabor_bluewatersTom 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.

For more information visit www.tomtabor.com.


Sales & Client Services:

Matt Walters

Matt Walters, Vice President Digital Strategy

Matt Walters is a digital marketing strategist with an extensive background in lead generation, content marketing, email marketing, display advertising, and audience development.  Matt has been managing client services for Tabor Communications since 2010, helping companies in advanced computing disciplines to maximize the value of their marketing dollars, and enhance their digital marketing strategies through branding/awareness, thought leadership, demand generation, and live events.

As Vice President Digital Strategy, Matt is responsible for the achievement of customer acquisition, meeting revenue goals, and maintaining key customer relationships. Matt enjoys developing forward-thinking strategies and plans that help clients drive improved business performance. Matt resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife and three children.


JeffHyman2_148x148Jeff Hyman, Vice President, 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”.


Mitch BeckerMitch Becker, Director, Integrated Media and Events

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.


Amy WinchellAmy Winchell, Director of Business Development

Amy Brings over 20 years of sales and management experience, and is the Director of Business Development for Tabor’s integrated media portfolio; HPCwire, EnterpriseTech and Datanami. Amy was an Associate Publisher, and Senior Regional Manager at IDG for InfoWorld, NetworkWorld and Sunworld. Amy has also sold integrated media and events at UBM Channel and 1105 media. Amy has a Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University and was sent to the Publishing Institute and many various professional sales and publishing courses on behalf of IDG. Amy lives in Orange County California and enjoys spending time outdoors with her daughter Caroline.


Ana VasquezAna 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 BerginLynn 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 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.


Marketing and Audience Development:

Isaac Lopez, Vice President Audience & Content

With an extensive background in technology, journalism, and digital media, Isaac Lopez serves as the Vice President of Audience & Content at Tabor Communications. Lopez has been part of the scale-out and high performance computing community for fifteen years, and has a broad range of experience in serving digital audiences and building community. Lopez is a industry veteran with over a decade of observing trends, and a stellar reputation as a hard worker who builds bridges, establishes consensus and finds solutions. Born in Rupert, Idaho, Lopez is a graduate of the University of Idaho, and is currently based in Vancouver, WA.

As Vice President of Audience & Content, Lopez will directs and manages the audience and content operations at Tabor Communications by developing strategies to sustain and expand key audiences while collaborating across departments to build community and drive engagement.


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, Corporate Marketing Manager

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.



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To learn more about how Datanami can best serve your organization, please contact:
Matt Walters, VP Digital Strategy
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Alex Woodie, Managing Editor
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Write for us

Datanami, a publication of Tabor Communications, Inc., welcomes submissions of original feature articles and other editorial content from members of the big data community.

To start the process, please send the editor an inquiry with a brief abstract of your proposed submission. We will let you know promptly if your proposed article or other content is suitable for our audience and provide additional guidelines if necessary. While successful submission does not guarantee publication, we make every attempt to publish accepted editorial in a timely fashion.

Send inquiries and submissions to: editor@datanami.com.

Submission guidelines:

  • Article length: 1,000 to 2,000 words.
  • Articles typically focus on real-world applications (i.e., “case studies” or “customer success stories”), advancements in technology, market trends and research, or insightful commentary.
  • Relevant graphics that enhance the message of your article – e.g. screen shots, workplace photographs, etc. – are a definite plus.
  • Please, no sales pitches, vendor-specific jargon, product verbiage, or any form of advertising.
  • We welcome bylined articles from vendor executives, end-users, researchers and academics. Please include a short bio and contact information with your submission, as well as an optional author photo.

Copy accepted for publication becomes the exclusive property of Tabor Communications, Inc. Reprinting or republication must have prior approval from TCI and include notification that it was “reprinted with permission from Datanami.”

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Alex Woodie, Editor – Datanami



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