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Founded on August 28, 2011, insideBIGDATA is a news outlet that distills news, strategies, products and services in the world of Big Data for data scientists as well as IT and business professionals. Our editorial focus is big data, data science, AI, machine learning, and deep learning. If you would like to contact us with suggestions, comments, corrections, errors or new company announcements, please send us an email at or Or send us mail at:

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insideBIGDATA is written and edited by big data professionals with the help of readers and occasional guest  contributors:


Rich Brueckner

Rich Brueckner

Rich Brueckner
President, insideHPC Media

Recently named as one of the Top 20 Big Data Influencers by Forbes Magazine, Rich Brueckner is a writer, story teller, publisher, and technology pundit focused on high performance computing. He acquired in 2010 and has since expanded his online publications to include insideBIGDATA, inside-Startups, and The Exascale Report. With over 30 years of HPC experience at Cray Research, SGI, and Sun Microsystems, Rich is known to many in the industry as “the guy in the Red Hat.”

When he’s not working, Rich keeps  busy writing fiction, cartoons, and documentary films for charity. You can check out his stories: Angels of Silence, The Observer EffectThe Three Magi of Katrina, Seven Meals from Chaos, Friends of the Fallen, The Guardian’s End, and Ghosts of the Indian Herb. He has also penned some short film scripts including: Jigsaw Falling into Place and Bardo. In non-fiction, Rich contributed the Foreword to Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Dark Gravity, a book about the Big Bang by Dr. Stephen Perrenod. He also wrote the Foreword to 72 Beautiful Galaxies, an interactive iBook by Dr. Stephen Perrenod.

Rich lives and works in Portland, Oregon.


Daniel Gutierrez – 

Daniel Gutierrez

Daniel Gutierrez

Managing Editor, insideBIGDATA

Daniel D. Gutierrez is a data scientist with Los Angeles-based AMULET Analytics. He’s been involved with data science and Big Data long before the fields came in vogue, so imagine his delight when the Harvard Business Review deemed “data scientist” as the sexiest profession for the 21st century! As a Big Data journalist, he enjoys keeping a pulse on this fast-paced industry. He’s also an educator having taught data science, machine learning and R classes for UCLA, UC Irvine, and UC Davis. He’s authored four computer industry books on database and data science technology, including his most recent title, “Machine Learning and Data Science: An Introduction to Statistical Learning Methods with R.” Daniel sits on a number of advisory boards to bring the benefits of data science to businesses.

Kevin Normandeau –

Kevin Normandeau

Publisher, insideBIGDATA

Kevin brings over 20 years of publishing experience and is responsible for the business operations of insideHPC and insideBIGDATA. Working with sponsors and media partners he integrates valuable programs and resources for these online communities.

Prior to insideHPC Media, Kevin managed many successful online brands including Data Center Knowledge, Network World, AOL Computing Channel and PC World. When he is not working on websites Kevin and his family enjoy skiing, golf and a variety of outdoor activities. Kevin also volunteers his time to bring the beautiful game of soccer to kids, adults and special needs children in his community.