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 insideHPC.com in 2010 and has since expanded his online publications to include insideBigData. 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 and producing documentary films for charity. Rich lives and works in Portland, Oregon.