Co-Editor, Co-Founder, The Next Platform
Timothy Prickett Morgan brings 25 years of experience as a publisher, IT industry analyst, editor, and journalist for some of the world’s most widely-read high-tech and business publications including The Register, BusinessWeek, Midrange Computing, IT Jungle, Unigram, The Four Hundred, ComputerWire, Computer Business Review, Computer System News and IBM Systems User. Most recently, he was the Editor in Chief of EnterpriseTech.
Co-Editor, Co-Founder, The Next Platform
Nicole Hemsoth brings insight from the world of high performance computing following most recently a career covering supercomputing hardware and software as former Editor in Chief of long-standing supercomputing magazine, HPCwire. She was founding editor and conceptual creator of the data-intensive computing magazine Datanami, as well as the conceptual creator and founding Senior Editor for the large-scale infrastructure focused EnterpriseTech.
Distinguished Technical Author, The Next Platform
James Cuff brings insight from the world of advanced computing following a twenty-year career in what he calls “practical supercomputing”. James initially supported the amazing teams who annotated multiple genomes at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.
Over the last decade, James built a research computing organization from scratch at Harvard. During his tenure, he designed and built a green datacenter, petascale parallel storage, low-latency networks and sophisticated, integrated computing platforms. However, more importantly he built and worked with phenomenal teams of people who supported our world’s most complex and advanced scientific research.
James was most recently the Assistant Dean and Distinguished Engineer for Research Computing at Harvard, and holds a degree in Chemistry from Manchester University and a doctorate in Molecular Biophysics with a focus on neural networks and protein structure prediction from Oxford University.
Jeffrey Burt has been a journalist for more than 30 years, with the last 16-plus year writing about the IT industry. During his long tenure with eWeek, he covered a broad range of subjects, from processors and IT infrastructure to collaboration, PCs, AI and autonomous vehicles. He’s written about FPGAs, supercomputers, hyperconverged infrastructure and SDN, cloud computing, deep learning and exascale computing.
Paul Teich is an incorrigible technologist and a Principal Analyst at TIRIAS Research, covering clouds, data analysis, the Internet of Things and at-scale user experience. He is also a contributor to Forbes/Tech. Paul was previously CTO and Senior Analyst for Moor Insights & Strategy.
For three decades Paul immersed himself in IT design, development and marketing, including two decades at AMD in product marketing and management roles, finishing as a Marketing Fellow. Paul holds 12 US patents and earned a BSCS from Texas A&M and an MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas’ McCombs School.
An authority on technology trends and customer sentiment, Dan Olds is a frequently quoted expert in industry and business publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, Computerworld, eWeek, CIO, and PCWorld.
In addition to server, storage, and network technologies, Dan closely follows the Big Data, Cloud, and HPC markets. He co-hosts the popular Radio Free HPC podcast, and is the go-to person for the coverage and analysis of the supercomputing industry’s Student Cluster Challenge.
Dan brings to OrionX his 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. Dan began his career at Sequent Computer, an early pioneer in highly scalable business systems. He was the inaugural lead for the successful server consolidation program at Sun Microsystems, and was at IBM in the strategically important mainframe and Power systems groups. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with a focus on finance and marketing.
After degrees in physics and electrical engineering, a number of pre-PowerPC processor development projects, a short stint in Japan on IBM’s first Japanese personal computer, a tour through the OS/400 and IBM i operating system, compiler, and cluster development, and a rather long stay in Power Systems performance that allowed him to play with architecture and performance at a lot of levels – all told about 35 years and a lot of development processes with IBM – Mark Funk entered academia to teach computer science. He is currently professor of computer science at Winona State University. And, having spent far and away most of his career in the Rochester, Minnesota area, he continues that now working in IT for a major medical institution that is also located there.
Stacey Higginbotham has spent the last fifteen years covering technology and finance for a diverse range of publications, including Fortune, Gigaom, BusinessWeek, The Deal, and The Bond Buyer. She is currently the host of The Internet of Things Podcast every week and writes the Stacey Knows Things newsletter all about the internet of things.
In addition to covering momentum in the Internet of Things space, Stacey also focuses on semiconductors, and artificial intelligence.
Veteran technology reporter, Joab Jackson has spent a frightfully long time covering all layers of the modern information technology stack. For Government Computer News, he’s written extensively about supercomputing, file systems, software development, databases of both the SQL and NoSQL sort, and DARPA’s first autonomous vehicle race.
In addition, Joab has also written enterprise IT for the IDG group of publications, including Computerworld, Network World, InfoWorld and CIO. Freelancing on the side, he’s managed wrote about space networks for IEEE Spectrum.
Douglas Eadline, PhD, began his career as a practitioner and a chronicler of the Linux cluster HPC revolution and has grown to include Big Data analytics. Starting with the first Beowulf How-To document, Doug has written hundreds of articles, white papers, and instructional documents covering virtually all aspects of HPC cluster computing.
Prior to starting and editing the popular ClusterMonkey.net website in 2005, he served as editor-in-chief for ClusterWorld Magazine, and was senior HPC editor for Linux Magazine. Currently, he is a writer and consultant to the HPC industry. He is a coauthor of “Apache Hadoop YARN: Moving Beyond MapReduce and Batch Processing with Apache Hadoop 2” (Addison Wesley), author of “HPC for Dummies” (Wiley), and presenter/author of several Apache Hadoop videos from Addison Wesley.
Steve Conway, Research Vice President in IDC’s High Performance Computing group, plays a major role in directing and implementing HPC research related to the worldwide market for technical servers and supercomputers. A 25-year veteran of the HPC and IT industries,
Mr. Conway authors key IDC studies, reports and white papers, helps organize and advance the HPC User Forum, and provides thought leadership and practical guidance for users, vendors and other members of the HPC community. Before joining IDC, Mr. Conway was vice president of corporate communications and investor relations for Cray Inc. He was also a divisional leader for SGI and headed corporate communications and analyst relations for Cray Research and CompuServe Corporation.
Glenn K. Lockwood is a specialist in data-intensive and high-performance computing who is currently working in the DNA sequencing industry. Formally trained as a materials scientist, his research in computational chemistry evolved into a career in operational HPC where he has architected and supported data-oriented computing systems in both industry and academia.
His work focuses on characterizing emerging technologies that can be applied to scientific research, and he has extensive experience in performance and workload analysis.
Karl Freund has been an executive in the server and processor business for over 35 and is a frequent speaker at technology and investment conferences. He has been an outspoken advocate for alternative computing technologies such as ARM chips and GPUs, and is the author of the armservers.com site.
Freund holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in applied mathematics and a master’s degree in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Rob Farber is a consultant and company co-founder with an extensive background in HPC and a long history of working with national labs and corporations engaged in HPC and enterprise computing. Rob was o-founder of a computational drug discovery and computer manufacturing company that achieved liquidity events.
Rob also has an extensive background in research (the theoretical division at Los Alamos, external faculty at the Santa Fe Institute, NERSC in Berkeley and PNNL in Washington State).Rob has authored and edited several books on GPU and Intel Xeon Phi programming and is the CEO/Publisher of TechEnablement.com.
Tim Stammers is a Senior Analyst at 451 Research, where he covers flash- and disk-based primary storage systems. Before joining 451 Research in February 2013, Tim was Senior Storage Analyst at Ovum. He has 20 years of experience as an IT industry analyst and journalist, and has also worked as a gas turbine development engineer at Rolls-Royce, and a mainframe systems engineer at the London Electricity Board.
Tim holds a BSc Hons in Mechanical Engineering from City University, London and an MSc in Applied Computing from Middlesex University.
For 30 years, give or take a fiscal quarter or three, Rik has explained computer tech and products, physical and materials science, and related government policy in both consumer and trade publications.
He was San Francisco bureau chief of The Register, editor in chief of MacAddict, media producer at MacLife, vice president of editorial at Productopia, executive editor and director of product testing at MacUser, and a contributor to many other computing publications, both print and online. He has a solid non-engineer’s understanding of microprocessor architecture and other deep-tech niggles, as well as climate science, geoengineering, and related policy matters.