Meet the Editors

Ryan Dowd

Ryan Dowd Assistant Site Editor rdowd@techtarget.com

Ryan Dowd is the assistant site editor for DevOps Agenda. He recently graduated from Boston College, where he was an editor for The Heights, BC's independent student newspaper. Originally from St. Louis, he's endured eight years of Jesuit education. He watches a lot of baseball.

Valerie Silverthorne

Valerie Silverthorne Senior Technology Editor vsilverthorne@techtarget.com

Valerie Rice Silverthorne was an award-winning business writer for The San Jose Mercury News and was a Forbes Magazine top "30 under 30" journalist. She was the editor of ZDNet.com and PC Week/Inside, and a senior executive editor of PC Week and Electronic Business. Find her on Twitter at @valsilveorne.

James Montgomery

James Montgomery News Director jmontgomery@techtarget.com

James Montgomery is the news director for the Cloud DevOps sites at TechTarget. He has 20 years' experience with editorial roles covering B2B/B2C technologies and end markets ranging from semiconductors to renewable energy to industrial lasers. Before joining TechTarget he was senior market research and content editor at n-tech Research, writing and editing reports on a variety of hardware technologies and materials.

Margie Semilof

Margie Semilof Editorial Director msemilof@techtarget.com

As editorial director, Margie plans and oversees strategy and operations for TechTarget's Data Center and Virtualization media group. She works closely with the editorial team to keep the many sites focused on the information needs of IT professionals. She has spent many years as a reporter, editor and columnist at various technology media companies. She holds BS and MA degrees from Boston University.

Stephen J. Bigelow

Stephen J. Bigelow Senior Technology Editor sbigelow@techtarget.com

Stephen J. Bigelow is the senior technology editor in the Cloud DevOps media group at TechTarget. He has more than 20 years of technical writing experience in the PC/technology industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, along with CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+ and Server+ certifications and has written hundreds of articles and more than 15 feature books on computer troubleshooting, including Bigelow’s PC Hardware Desk Reference and Bigelow’s PC Hardware Annoyances. Follow Steve on Twitter (@Stephen_Bigelow) and LinkedIn.

Phil Sweeney

Phil Sweeney Senior Managing Editor psweeney@techtarget.com

Phil Sweeney is a senior managing editor in TechTarget's Cloud DevOps media group. He oversees e-publications on topics ranging from cloud computing to server virtualization to IT operations. He also serves as co-editor of Modern Infrastructure, the group's monthly e-zine. A graduate of St. Bonaventure University, he previously worked as a reporter and editor at several New England newspapers.

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