Contributors to SearchCIO

Current Contributors

  • William Band

    William Band is a retired independent consulant on business and CRM strategy. Prior, he was the vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, where he served application development and delivery professionals.

  • Bryan Barringer

    Bryan Barringer is a technology and business operations expert who specializes in mobility, user adoption, UX/UI design, customer acquisition, product design/management, strategy and business development.

  • Andrew Bartels

    Forrester Research Inc.

    Andrew Bartels is a vice president and principal analyst serving CIOs at Forrester Research. He analyzes the long-term business impact of IT.

  • Kevin Beaver

    Principle Logic, LLC

    Kevin Beaver is an information security consultant, writer, professional, speaker and expert witness with Atlanta-based Principle Logic LLC.

  • Jeremy Bergsman


    Jeremy Bergsman is an IT practice leader at CEB, overseeing research studies that seek to address common enterprise IT challenges.

  • Stephen J. Bigelow

    Senior Technology Editor

    Stephen J. Bigelow, senior technology editor in the Data Center and Virtualization media group, has more than 20 years of technical writing experience in the PC/technology industry.

  • Jacqueline Biscobing


  • Lori Bocklund

    Strategic Contact, Inc.

    Lori can answer your questions on call center technology and metrics, including multimedia options such as e-mail, chat, and Web-based.

  • Peter Burris

    Forrester Research Inc.

    Peter Burris is vice president and research director, CIO Practice, at Forrester Research Inc.

  • Kristen Caretta


  • Rich Castagna

    Vice President of Editorial

    As editorial director of TechTarget's Storage media group, Rich oversees content for Storage magazine,,,,,, and the Storage Decisions conferences.

  • Mike Chapple

    University of Notre Dame

    Mike Chapple, Ph. D., CISA, CISSP, is a senior director of IT with the University of Notre Dame.

  • Christine Cignoli

    Senior Site Editor

    This is the contributor bio for TechTarget editor and writer Christine Cignoli.

  • Michael Cobb

    Michael Cobb , CISSP-ISSAP is a renowned security author with more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry.

  • Jeff Cogswell

    Cogsmedia Training & Consulting

    Jeff Cogswell is a software engineer, author and training consultant for Web developers and consultants. He writes about cloud computing technologies.

  • Ben Cole

    Senior Site Editor

    Senior Site Editor Ben Cole covers regulatory compliance issues for, as well as IT strategy and CIO concerns for

  • Matthew Craig

  • Roger Crawford

    Barker Implement

  • James Damoulakis

    GlassHouse Technologies

    James Damoulakis is an IT professional with more than 25 years of experience in systems, storage, backup/recovery and disaster recovery (DR).

  • Anil Desai

  • Pierre Dorion

    Long View Systems

    Pierre Dorion is the Data Center Practice Director and a Senior Consultant with Long View Systems Inc. in Phoenix, AZ.

  • Alan R. Earls

    Alan R. Earls is a freelance writer focused on business and technology.

  • Wayne Eckerson

    Industry Analyst

    Wayne Eckerson has been a thought leader in business intelligence and analytics since the early 1990s. He has conducted numerous studies and is a speaker, blogger and consultant.

  • Bob Egan

    The Sepharim Group

  • Nigel Fenwick

    Forrester Research

    Nigel Fenwick is a vice president and principal analyst serving CIOs at Forrester Research Inc. His latest research focuses on digital business.

  • Joseph Flahiff

    Whitewater Projects Inc.

  • Donna Fluss

    DMG Consulting LLC

    Donna Fluss is the founder and President of DMG Consulting LLC, the leading provider of contact center and analytics research, market analysis and consulting.

  • Mark Fontecchio

    News Director

    Mark Fontecchio is news director of the Business Applications and Architecture group at TechTarget.

  • Aislyn Fredsall

  • Colleen Frye

    Colleen has been a regular contributor to and as well as other Tech Target websites for some time now. Before this, she was an editor on Software Magazine and ESD Magazine before that. Frye has a breadth of experience writing about topics that range from SOA governance to infrastructure, from open source architecture tools to application integration.

  • Kara Gattine

    Executive Managing Editor

    In her role as executive managing editor, Kara coordinates and oversees the creation, editing and production of editorial projects along with TechTarget's Networking and Security Media groups and contributing writers for both groups.

  • David Geer

  • Dina Gerdeman

    Dina Gerdeman is a Boston-area-based freelance writer and editor covering business news and features.

  • Stan Gibson

    Stan Gibson Communications

    Stan Gibson, an award-winning technology writer and former executive editor at eWEEK and PC Week, is principal at Stan Gibson Communications.

  • Frank Gillett

    Forrester Research Inc.

    Frank Gillett is the VP and principal analyst at Forrester Research Inc. He works on predicting the long-term business impact of IT for CIOs and their business partners.

  • Bernard Golden


    Bernard Golden is a cloud computing expert with years of experience in the industry at Dell (Enstratius), HyperStratus, ActiveState and more.

  • Chris Gonsalves


  • Karen Goulart

    Features Writer

    Karen Goulart covers CIO strategies for cloud computing and virtualization, the data center and business application trends for

  • Michael Gregg

    Superior Solutions, Inc.

    Michael Gregg of The Solution Firm has extensive experience securing networks. You can confidentially ask him your corporate network security questions here.

  • Jonathan Hassell

    The Sun Valley Group, Inc.

    Jonathan Hassell is an expert contributor for several TechTarget sites.

  • Solveig Haugland

    Solveig Haugland has worked as a technical writer, course developer, instructor and author in the high-tech industry for 20 years.

  • Carrie Higbie Goetz

    The Siemon Company

    Simens Global Director Data Center Solutions and Services Carrie Higbie can answer your fundamental unified communications and collaboration (UCC) questions.

  • Sue Hildreth

    Sue Hildreth is the former Executive Editor of and a contributor to several TechTarget sites.

  • Brian Holak

    Associate Site Editor

    Brian Holak is an assistant site editor for SearchCIO and SearchCompliance. He works on social media, tweet chats, essential guides and slideshows.

  • Andrew Horne


    Andrew Horne is an IT practice leader at CEB, a best practice and technology company, and the author of many IT-focused studies.

  • Lauren Horwitz is an executive editor in the Business Applications and Architecture media group at TechTarget.

  • Alexander Howard


  • Laura Hunter

    Laura E. Hunter (CISSP, MCSE: Security, MCDBA, Microsoft MVP) is a technology architect at Microsoft.

  • Nari Kannan

    Nari Kannan is currently the Chief Executive Officer of appsparq Inc., a Louisville, Kentucky-based mobile applications consulting company.

  • Jeff Kaplan


    Jeff Kaplan is the Managing Director of THINKstrategies, the only strategic consulting firm focused entirely on the business implications of the transition of the technology industry from product-centric to services-driven solutions, including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing and Managed Services.

  • Khalid Kark

    Forrester Research Inc.

    Khalid Kark is a research director at Forrester Research Inc., leading the team responsible for delivering research and advisory services to IT leaders.

  • Paul Kirvan

  • Harvey R. Koeppel

    Pictographics Inc.

    Harvey R. Koeppel is executive director of the Center for CIO Leadership.

  • Paul Korzeniowski

    Paul Korzeniowski is a freelance writer specializing in cloud computing technologies and issues, including big data analytics and cloud adoption trends.

  • Garry Kranz

    Staff Writer

  • Nicole Laskowski

    Senior News Writer

    Nicole Laskowski is a senior news writer for She covers CIO strategies for analytics, business intelligence and data management.

  • Craig Le Clair

    Forrester Research Inc.

    Craig Le Clair, principal analyst at Forrester Research Inc., is an internationally recognized expert in business process management.

  • Rachel Lebeaux

    Senior Managing Editor

    Rachel Lebeaux is the senior managing editor for and

  • Kristen Lee

    News writer

    Kristen Lee is news writer for SearchHealthIT.

  • Ken Lewis

    PA Consulting Group

  • David Loshin

    Knowledge Integrity Inc.

    David Loshin is president of Knowledge Integrity Inc., a consulting company that works with clients on business intelligence, big data, data quality, data governance and master data management initiatives.

  • Scott Lowe

    The 1610 Group

    Scott Lowe is a former CIO and frequent contributor to TechTarget, TechRepublic and other IT publications.

  • Kurt Marko


  • Lisa Martinek


  • Mike Matchett

    The Taneja Group

    Mike Matchett is a senior analyst and consultant at Taneja Group.

  • Craig Mathias

    Farpoint Group

    Craig J. Mathias is a principal analyst with Farpoint Group and specializes in mobile, wireless and unified communication (UC) technologies.

  • Chris McClean

    Forrester Research

    Chris McClean is a principal analyst and research director at Forrester Research.

  • Kevin McDonald

    Alvaka Networks

    Kevin B. McDonald is executive vice president and chief information security officer at Alvaka Networks, a network services and security firm in Irvine, California.

  • Shamus is the senior analyst for the network management practice at Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). He has more than nine years of experience in the IT industry, primarily as a journalist covering the network infrastructure market.

  • Emily McLaughlin

    Content Development Strategist

    Emily McLaughlin is the content development strategist for the CIO/IT Channel, HealthIT and IoTAgenda media groups.

  • Dan McMahon

    Pace Harmon

    Dan McMahon, a director at the management consulting firm Pace Harmon, specializes in technology sourcing and business transformation.

  • John Moore

    Site Editor

    John Moore is a freelance writer specializing in business and technology.

  • Ashish Nadkarni


    Ashish Nadkarni is part of IDC's Storage Systems and Software market research practice.

  • Niel Nickolaisen

    O.C. Tanner Co.

    Niel Nickolaisen is the chief technology officer at O.C. Tanner Co. in Salt Lake City.

  • Ellen O'Brien

    Executive Editor

    Ellen O'Brien, a former senior editor at CIO Decisions, is now executive editor of

  • Rob O'Regan

  • Beth Pariseau

    Senior News Writer

    Beth Pariseau is the senior news writer for, part of the TechTarget network and Data Center and Virtualization media group.

  • Christine Parizo

    Christine Parizo is a freelance writer specializing in business and technology.

  • Eric Parizo

    Senior Analyst

    Eric B. Parizo is senior analyst at Current Analysis.

  • Denis Pombriant

    Beagle Research

    Denis Pombriant was one of the first analysts to dedicate a practice to Software as a Service (SaaS) CRM and CRM on demand. He is prepared to answer your questions about evaluating and managing on demand CRM.

  • Brien Posey

    Brien Posey is a seven-time Microsoft MVP with two decades of IT experience. He has expertise in SharePoint collaboration administration and SharePoint 2007, 2010 and 2013.

  • Mary K. Pratt

    Mary K. Pratt, a freelance writer based in Massachusetts, writes frequently about business management and information technology.

  • Jim Romeo

    Jim Romeo is a freelance copywriter with a focus on business and technology topics, including IT security, supply chain management and emerging technologies.

  • Mike Rothman


    Mike Rothman, president of Securosis, is a contributor on network security and security management issues.

  • Margaret Rouse

    Margaret Rouse writes for and manages, TechTarget’s IT encyclopedia and learning center.

  • Mekhala Roy

    Assistant Site Editor

  • Francesca Sales

    Site Editor

    Francesca Sales is site editor for and

  • Ed Scannell

    Senior Executive Editor

    Ed Scannell is a Senior Executive Editor of TechTarget's Data Center and Virtualization media group.

  • Greg Schulz

    The Server and StorageIO Group

    Greg Schulz is founder and senior analyst with the IT infrastructure analyst and consulting firm StorageIO.

  • Margie Semilof

    Editorial Director

    Margie Semilof is the editorial director for TechTarget's Data Center and Virtualization media group.

  • Rick Sherman

    Athena IT Solutions

    Rick Sherman is the founder of Athena IT Solutions, a Stow. Mass.-based consulting firm that provides data warehouse and BI consulting, training and vendor services. In addition to having more than 20 years of experience in the business, Sherman is a published author of more than 50 articles, an industry speaker, and an Information Management Innovative Solution Awards judge.

  • Heidi Shey

    Forrester Research Inc.

    Heidi Shey is a security and risk analyst at Forrester Research Inc. Her research focuses on intellectual property protection, biometrics and cybersecurity.

  • Carol Sliwa

    Senior Writer

    Carol Sliwa is a Senior Writer with

  • Joel Snyder

    Opus One

    Learn about Dr. Joel Snyder, an internationally recognized telecommunications and network security expert. Browse his archive of information security articles.

  • Jason Sparapani

    Features Writer

  • Jan Stafford

    Executive Editor

    As executive editor, Jan Stafford plans and oversees strategy and operations for TechTarget's Application Development Editorial Team.

  • Christian Stafford

    Editorial Assistant

    Christian Stafford joins the CIO, IT Strategy and Channel media group as a co-op from Northeastern University's journalism program.

  • James Staten

  • Ed Tittel

    Ed Tittel has worked for over 30 years as a software developer and development manager, a networking consultant, a trainer and course developer, and a technical evangelist for several companies.

  • Jon Toigo

    Toigo Partners International

    Jon Toigo is a veteran planner who has assisted more than 100 companies in the development and testing of their continuity plans.

  • Bill Tolson

    Tolson Communications

    Bill Tolson is a principal consultant at Tolson Communications and has more than 15 years experience in the storage industry including storage solutions like e-mail archiving, enterprise content management and information lifecycle management.

  • Mark Tonsetic


    Mark Tonsetic is an IT practice leader at CEB, a best practice insight and technology company for IT leaders.

  • Christina Torode

    Editorial Director

    Christina Torode is editorial director of TechTarget's CIO/IT Strategy media group.

  • Sue Troy

    Editorial Director

    As Editorial Director of TechTarget's CIO, IT Strategy and Channel Media Group, Sue Troy steers the editorial coverage of,, and

  • Linda Tucci

    Executive Editor

    Linda Tucci is executive editor for TechTarget's CIO/IT Strategy media group.

  • Glen Weaver

  • Steven Weil

    Independent security consultant

    SearchSecurity contributor Steven Weil is an independent security consultant.

Past Contributors