Authors and Contributors

Our author and contributor list is growing rapidly. Please see below information for our key contributors:

Kevin PatelKevin Patel is a contributor on virtualization and cloud technology. is a Service Assurance Technology Analyst at Xangati. A self-proclaimed tech geek, with a passion for the ever-changing world of virtualized and hybrid-cloud environments, Kevin has a passion for dissecting tech topics such as virtualization, data center migration, storage, networking and cloud. On his days off, he can be found watching sci-fi movies, rock climbing or volunteering.



Ben Walker, Marketing Executive at Vouchercloud which is Europe’s biggest mobile voucher app, allowing shoppers to save money on well-known international brands, independent retailers and local services. vouchercloud provides voucher codes for online shopping, mobile vouchers straight to your smart phone. Ben likes to contribute to Big Data topics.


ron2Ronald Van Loon helps data driven companies generating business value with best of breed solutions and a hands-on approach. He is recognized as one of the top 10 global influencers by DataConomy for predictive analytics, and by Klout for Big Data, is guest author on leading Big Data sites, speaker/chairman/panel member on (inter)national events and runs a successful series of webinars on Digital Transformation. Ron contributes on Big Data on VCloud News.


CV_0079 Final - CopyGregory Ness is a contributor to our cloud section. the Vice President of WorldWide Marketing at CloudVelox. Greg has more than twenty five years of marketing experience including leaders in virtualization security, network management and security, application delivery, VoIP and cloud infrastructure. Before joining CloudVelox Greg was Chief Marketing Officer at Vantage Data Centers, where he helped the company establish itself as a leader in wholesale data centers.




Raj Dhingra is an author and contributor on cloud migration and other related topics. He is a twenty-plus year veteran of the technology industry with a track record of building five category leaders in cloud computing, virtualization, security and networking. Before joining CloudVelox, Raj was CEO of NComputing, where he led its transformation from a device-centric thin client company selling to Education and SMB customers, to a cloud software-centric solutions company selling to Enterprise, SMB and key verticals.




Chris Lee represents Six Degrees Group, UK which provides integrated managed data services linking people, places and clouds. They do this by leveraging their core capabilities and next generation network assets to deliver a fully integrated range of cloud, datacenter, connectivity and voice services.


BMcKinleyB. McKinley Hackett III writes on Internet of Things (IoT) and is the VP, Business Development at Boston Technology Corporation and a seasoned mobile industry evangelist with 15+ years of introducing leading edge technologies which become industry standards. He has delivered mobile operating systems, platforms, consumer applications and IoT solutions. His approach is always centered on delivering ‘value to the customer first’.


Joshua Vautour

Joshua Vautour is a featured cloud thought leader on VCloud News. He serves as CEO and is a Member of the Board of Directors at AirVM, a company he helped found in 2008. Josh is one of those rare people who sees and responds to opportunity ahead of the market. Josh started AirVM while managing networks and operations for a large Canadian tech company. Under his leadership, AirVM has grown to become a global leader in the cloud enablement software market.

andrewmorawskiAndrew Morawski is a featured Internet of Things (IoT) thought leader on VCloud News. He is the head of Machine to Machine (M2M), Vodafone Americas in our Internet of Things (IoT) Thought Leader series. Andrew is a well recognized industry expert in Machine to Machine (M2M) and IoT. Andrew joined Vodafone in 2013 as its head of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) in the Americas.  In this role, Andrew is responsible for leading Vodafone’s M2M sales, strategy and operational initiatives in North and South America.

Brian Hills, Head of Product Management, at The Data Lab, Edinburgh. 16 April 2015. Picture by JANE BARLOW

Brian Hills has 18 years experience in analytics and software engineering, across domains including Telecoms, IT and Digital. He is featured on VCloud News as a Big Data Thought leader. Brian joined the Data Lab from Skyscanner where he launched and grew the Business Intelligence team. Prior to Skyscanner, Brian held analytics and engineering roles with Sumerian and HP.


lawrence-gLawrence Guillory leads Racemi with a unique entrepreneurial background in the field of Sales and Marketing. His leadership in this area spans nearly 15 years of increasingly greater responsibility in the management and development of software companies. From 1994 –2000, he worked for Brown & Williamson as a Software Development Manager.  He co-founded, which grew into one of the Internet’s largest online discount golf communities and has also worked for CheckFree Corporation.



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A self-proclaimed tech geek, with a passion for ScaleArc’s disruptive technology innovation in database load balancing. Tony Branson has a passion for dissecting tech topics such as transparent failover, centralized control, ACID compliance, database scalability and downtime effects. On his days off, he can be found watching sci-fi movies, rock climbing or volunteering.


Amy Barton works for SeekVisibility and has studied Sociology and Human development in Arizona. With her vast knowledge in these areas, she has been able to create a number of informational pieces focusing on technology and education. When she is not writing Amy enjoys reading, singing and spending time with family.


Bhupendra Shirsath, is a senior content writer with Allied Market Research. He has worked intimately with industry specialists from different segments including chemical, automotive and transportation, information technology, life sciences, construction and manufacturing & energy and power.



Elie Khoury is the co-founder and CEO of Woopra, a customer intelligence platform that helps businesses centralize customer engagement across all channels. An engineer by trade, CEO by profession,  Elie built Woopra under the belief that data made accessible to everyone in the organization would empower all employees to make better-informed, data-driven decisions.


Prince Kapoor is Marketing Analyst Lead at LoginRadius, A leading CIAM Provider. While not working, you can find him in gym or giving random health advises to his colleagues which no one agrees on :D. If you too want some of his advises (on health or on marketing), reach him out at Twitter. 




Jerome Okutho is an experienced content marketer at Nclouds cloud services, his articles focus on balancing informative with cloud-related needs. nClouds uses a variety of open source and AWS tools, helps with cloud migration to drive growth for the company and improve the collaboration between software and IT teams.


Rick Siddiqi is a 20 years’ business and technology veteran. He is Managing Principal of companies that specialize in business management software. Email: Twitter: @CloudSuitePro



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