Thank You, 2014 IBM Data Magazine Contributors

The 2014 IBM Data magazine contributors expertly chronicled big data, cognitive computing, context, insight, and much more

IBM Data magazine recently took on a new look and feel and transformed its identity to the forum for smarter business. This transformation parallels the extensive innovation and paradigm shifting that has taken place in the IT sector during the past year. To remain abreast of all these dynamic changes, IBM Data magazine has expanded its roster of contributors to ensure the publication continues to capture the latest advancements in data management technologies such as cognitive computing, contextual data, Internet of Things data, and more.

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, the editorial team at IBM Data magazine would like to thank the extremely talented experts who generously contributed feature articles to the publication in 2014. These articles help us continue to build a comprehensive library of leading-edge data management information. Following is the list of IBM Data magazine's 2014 contributors, with links to their author pages. Happy Holidays to our contributors, readers, and the greater data management community.

Steve Adler
IBM information strategist
  Richard R. Lee
Executive consultant, senior thought leaders; managing partner, Interactive Models of Effective Communication, LLC; and IBM Champion
Tony Andrews
Instructor, lecturer, and IBM Champion
Chris Lenke
Lead technical sales professional at IBM
Kevin Arhelger
Software engineer at IBM
Sam Lightstone
Senior technical staff member, next-generation data analytics and DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Development team, and master inventor, at IBM
Tom Beebe
Senior database consultant at Advanced DataTools Corporation
Stuart Litel
President, International Informix Users Group (IIUG); CTO at Kazer Technologies; IBM Gold Consultant, and IBM Champion
David Birmingham
Senior principal at Brightlight Consulting and IBM Champion
Kimberly Madia
Worldwide data security strategist, Information Management security and compliance, at IBM
Sam Bisbee
Chief experience officer at Cloudant, an IBM company
Biswajit Maji
Technology architect with Infosys Limited
Natasha Bishop
Big data strategy lead at IBM
Sourav Mazumder
Big data architect, IBM Software Group, at IBM
Sean Blake
Certified storage consultant at IBM
Vincent McBurney
Practice lead, information management, Certus Solutions, and IBM Champion
Kevin Brown
Chief architect for Informix at IBM
Bruce McGaughy, Ph.D.
CTO and senior vice president of engineering,
 ProPlus Design Solutions, Inc.
Thuan Bui
Member, InfoSphere Optim solutions Technical Enablement team, Silicon Valley Lab, at IBM
Mike Miller
Chief scientist and cofounder of Cloudant, an IBM company
Robert Catterall
IBM DB2 specialist
David Mould, Ph.D.
Predictive analytics scientist, MedeAnalytics
Michael Cavaretta, Ph.D.
Technical leader, predictive analytics and data science, for research and advanced engineering at the Ford Motor Company Research and Innovation Center
Nate Murphy
Founding member, IDUG board of directors; database specialist at IBM (retired); president, Tridex database users groups; chairperson, DVDUG; president, Nate Murphy & Associates; and IBM Information Champion
Louis Cherian
Social media manager, IBM Data magazine
Graeme Noseworthy
Marketer, IBM Watson Foundations, at IBM
Mandy Chessell
IBM distinguished engineer and master inventor, at IBM, and fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering
Terrence O’Donnell
Managing editor, IBM Data magazine, TDA Group
Jeannie Cramer
Editorial director, IBM Data magazine, IBM Software Group
Forrest Palmer
Subject-matter expert, business analytics and strategy, business analytics business unit, at IBM
Tom Deutsch
Program director for the IBM Big Data team at IBM
Chad Peruba
Business unit executive, performance management strategy, at IBM
Edd Dumbill
Vice president, strategy, at Silicon Valley Data Science
Stephanie Pettinos
Informix marketing, IBM Software Group, Information Management, at IBM
Trisha Dutta
Product manager, InfoSphere portfolio, at IBM
Alex Philp, Ph.D.
Founder and president of GCS
Brian Eckhardt
CEO, InfoMagnetics Technologies Corporation, an IBM Premier Business Partner
Dan Potter
Vice president, product marketing, at Datawatch Corporation
Tommy Eunice
Software architect, Big Data Industry Architect team, at IBM
Jack Probst
Senior consultant, seasoned speaker, and educator; member, IT Service Management (itSMF) USA board of directors
Ahmed Fattah
Senior IT architect, Smarter Planet Solutions team, at IBM
Matthew Riemer
Big Data Stampede team, IBM Software Group, Information Management, at IBM
Al Finkelstein
Software architect and developer, InfoSphere Optim Data Lifecycle Management, at IBM
Adam Ronthal
Technical marketing, big data, cloud computing, and appliances and IBM Certified Specialist for Netezza at IBM
Robert Friske
Worldwide marketing and product manager at IBM
Robert Routzahn
Marketing manager, InfoSphere Information Integration and Big Data team, at IBM
Cuneyt Goksu
IBM DB2 data management specialist, IBM Gold Consultant, and IBM Champion
Jacques Roy
Member, Worldwide technical sales organization, InfoSphere Streams data in motion, at IBM
Rajesh Govindan
Marketing manager, information management, SAP, and original equipment manufacturer (OEM), IBM Software Group
Suresh Sane
Senior IT manager, database and PeopleSoft administration, Bi-Lo Holdings, and IBM Champion
Peter Hagelund
Executive IT specialist and chief architect for InfoSphere Optim Data Lifecycle Management at IBM
Aartika Sardana
Product and channel marketing, InfoSphere Information Integration and Governance, at IBM
Fern Halper, Ph.D.
Data analysis, business analysis, and strategy development, The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI), and author
Arvind Sathi, Ph.D.
Worldwide big data architect at IBM
Stewart Hanna
Worldwide sales leader, big data, IBM Software Group, at IBM
Neena Sathi
Executive IT architect and service delivery lead, AIS Smarter Process service line, and Open Group Certified Senior IT Architect, at IBM
Bob Hayes, Ph.D.
Chief customer officer, TCELab, and president, Business Over Broadway
Jennifer Shin
Founder and principal, 8 Path Solutions LLC
Marc Hebert
Chief operating officer, Estuate, and IBM Champion
Paula Wiles Sigmon
Program director, InfoSphere Information Integration and Governance, at IBM
Nancy Hensley
Director, strategy, database software and systems, at IBM, and executive sponsor, IBM Data magazine
Gord Sissons
Product manager, InfoSphere BigInsights, at IBM
Fred Ho
Program director at IBM
Olaf Stephan
Lead services specialist, Information Management, at IBM
Praveenkumar Hosangadi
Product manager, InfoSphere team, at IBM
Kurt Struyf
DB2 consultant, at Suadasoft
Rich Hughes
Program manager, data warehousing, at IBM
Julian Stuhler
Principal consultant, Triton Consulting; DB2 database administrator (DBA); systems programmer, and IBM Champion
Jeff Huth
Product management, information management, and context computing at IBM
Manjunath Subramanian
Product manager, InfoSphere Master Data Management, Information Management, at IBM
W. H. Inmon
President and chief technology officer, Inmon Consulting; seminar leader; and father of data warehousing
Scott Sumner-Moore
IBM Senior Certified Application Architect and Open Group Distinguished IT Architect in the IBM Global Business Services division
R. V. Joshi
Research staff member, 
T. J. Watson Research Center, at IBM
Hemant Suri
Product manager, PureData System for Analytics powered by Netezza technology, at IBM
Art Kagel
Principal database consultant, Advanced DataTools Corporation, and IBM Champion
Mathews Thomas
Lead architect for the communications sector, IBM Global Industry Solution Center, at IBM
Mary Kasal
Senior healthcare professional with over 25 years of industry experience
Brian Vile
Program director, InfoSphere, at IBM
Lester Knutsen
President, Advanced DataTools Corporation; IBM Gold Consultant; founding member of IIUG and president of the Washington D.C. Area IIUG; and IBM Champion
Boris Vishnevsky
Executive senior certified IT architect, data enchanter, and information virtuoso at IBM
James Kobielus
Big data evangelist, IBM, and editor in chief, IBM Data magazine
Janki Vora
Senior IT specialist and data scientist, IBM Global Solution Center, at IBM
Elizabeth Koumpan
IBM Senior Certified Application Architect and Open Group Distinguished IT Architect in the IBM Software Group at IBM
Mike Walker
Senior database consultant at Advanced DataTools Corporation
Mark Krafick
Senior DB2 database administrator and IBM Champion
Issac Yassin
IBM Gold Consultant, Information Management; IBM Certified Solution Expert; IBM Certified Database Administrator for DB2 Versions 7–11; IBM Certified DB2 System Administrator for Versions 10 and 11; and IBM Champion
Krish Krishnan
President and CEO, Sixth Sense Advisors, Inc.
David Zaharchuk
Global Industry Research lead for the Institute for Business Value at IBM
Karthik Kumar
Software engineer at Intel
Paul Zikopoulos
Vice president, information management, big data, and competitive database, at IBM