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About Our Team

The ITPro Today team is made up of a dedicated group of reporters, editors, analysts and IT industry professionals who work continuously to cover the industry’s ever-changing landscape. 

Michael_Caton_Headshot-003.jpgMichael Caton

Coverage area: collaboration

Michael Caton has been involved with collaboration technology for over 15 years, either covering the technology as an analyst at Aberdeen Group and eWEEK or researching the market while working for vendors. As an analyst, he's also covered IT service management, middleware and data analytics. He has a strong interest in using data-driven analysis to make sound decisions. 

Coles-Terri-Headshot-187.jpgTerri Coles

Coverage areas: AI and machine learning; data analytics

Terri Coles is a freelance reporter based in St. John's, Newfoundland. In addition to covering artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, and other topics for IT Pro Today, she writes about health, politics, policy, and trends for several different publications. Email Terri. 

Christine-Hall-187.jpgChristine Hall

Coverage area: compute engines

Christine Hall has been a journalist since 1971. In 2001 she began writing a weekly consumer computer column and began covering IT full time in 2002, focusing on Linux and open source software. Since 2010 she's published and edited the website FOSS Force. Follow her on Twitter @BrideOfLinux. Email Christine.


Richard Hay head shotRichard Hay

Coverage area: Windows and user productivity

Richard Hay is a senior content producer for ITPro Today. In January 2010, his community contributions were recognized by Microsoft when he received his first Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for the Windows Operating System. He is also host of the Observed Tech Podcast. Email Richard.

Sean Michael Kerner

Coverage areas: cloud; DevOps and software development

Sean Michael Kerner is an IT consultant, technology enthusiast and tinkerer. He works with industry and media organizations on technology issues. Email Sean.

Head shot of Scot PetersenScot Petersen

Scot Petersen is technology analyst at Ziff Brothers Investments, a private investment firm. Prior to joining Ziff Brothers, Scot was the editorial director for the Business Applications & Architecture group at TechTarget. Before that, he was the director of editorial operations at Ziff Davis Enterprise, While at Ziff Davis Media, he was a writer and editor at eWEEK. 

Brien_Posey_187.jpgBrien Posey

Coverage areas: security; storage

Brien Posey is the vice president of research and development for Relevant Technologies. He writes technical content for a variety of publications and websites. Email Brien. 


Lisa-Schmeiser-187.jpgLisa Schmeiser

Coverage areas: collaboration

Lisa Schmeiser is content director at ITPro Today. Prior to ITPro Today, she worked at InfoWorld, where she most recently has been the newsletter editor and cultivator of InfoWorld’s social media outlets, and also reported, edited and blogged on a wide variety of tech topics over the years. Previously Schmeiser served as Senior Associate Editor of Macworld and Executive Editor and Senior Editor of She was also a reporter for Investor's Business Daily, covering telecom, mobile and e-commerce. Earlier Schmeiser was a personal finance blogger for the San Francisco Chronicle. In her spare time she writes and edits a curatorial newsletter as a testbed for developing best practices for organic audience building and engagement, hyperlinking and content presentation. Email Lisa.

Karen_Schwartz_187.jpgKaren D. Schwartz

Coverage areas: security; storage

Karen D. Schwartz is a technology and business writer with more than 20 years of experience. She has written on a broad range of technology topics for publications including CIO, InformationWeek, GCN, FCW, FedTech, BizTech, eWeek and Government Executive. Email Karen. 

Stephen Swoyer head shotStephen Swoyer

Coverage areas: data management, data analytics and artificial intelligence

Stephen Swoyer is a researcher and analyst with 25 years of experience. His research has focused on business intelligence (BI), data warehousing, analytics, data science, machine learning and the larger information management segment for nearly 20 years. He also enjoys researching and writing about software development and software architecture – or technology architecture of any kind, for that matter. Swoyer is a recovering philosopher, with an abiding focus on ethics, philosophy of ideas and philosophy of science.  

christophertozzi_187.jpgChristopher Tozzi

Coverage area: cloud; DevOps and software development

Christopher Tozzi has covered the channel for The VAR Guy on a freelance basis since 2008, with an emphasis on open source, Linux, virtualization, SDN, containers, data storage and related topics. He also teaches history at a major university in Washington, D.C. He occasionally combines these interests by writing about the history of software. His book on this topic, For Fun and Profit: A History of the Free and Open Source Software Revolution, is forthcoming with MIT Press. Email Christopher.


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