Our Team

Les Yeamans — RTInsights Founder and Executive Editor

Les Yeamans is a business entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience developing and managing successful companies in the enterprise software, financial services, strategic consulting and Internet publishing markets. Before founding RTInsights, Les founded and led ebizQ.net, an Internet portal company specializing in the application of critical enterprise technologies including BPM, event-driven architectures, and event processing. When ebizQ.net was acquired TechTarget, Les became Associate Publisher, managing a group of websites.

Previously, Les had founded a new enterprise software business called ezBridge which provided fault-tolerant, guaranteed delivery transaction messaging on 10 different hardware platforms. This product was licensed to IBM as the initial code base for IBM MQSeries (renamed WebSphere MQ and later renamed IBM MQ, which was co-developed and co-marketed with IBM.

Les was also co-founder of the Message Oriented Middleware Association (MOMA). Les has worked extensively as an analyst and consultant for end users and vendors in this growing market.

Prior to ezBridge, Les raised venture capital for development and marketing of PowerBase, the industry-leading database software package for the IBM PC. He started his career consulting at Accenture, providing end-user IT solutions.

Les has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BA from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He is based in New Rochelle, NY.

 Salvatore Salamone — RTInsights and Cloud Data Insights Editor-in-Chief

Salvatore Salamone is a physicist by training who has been writing about science and information technology for more than 30 years. During that time, he has been a senior or executive editor at many industry-leading publications including High Technology, Network World, Byte Magazine, Data Communications, LAN Times, InternetWeek, Bio-IT World, and Lightwave, The Journal of Fiber Optics. He also is the author of three business technology books.

Sal has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has helped organize and conduct industry roundtable discussions and conference tracks on a variety of topics. He has run panels and made presentations at numerous Interop, ComNet, CeBIT, and Comdex conferences. Sal also worked on, judged, and ran “Best of Show” awards programs at these trade shows.

Joe McKendrick — RTInsights Industry Insights Editor

Joe McKendrick is an author, independent researcher and speaker exploring innovation, information technology (IT) trends and markets. He is a regular contributor to Forbes on digital, cloud and Big Data topics. He is a co-author of the SOA Manifesto, which outlines the values and guiding principles of service orientation in business and IT.

Joe also served on the program committee of the international SOA and Cloud Symposium series held in Amsterdam, Berlin, and London. Much of his research work is in conjunction with Forbes Insights and Information Today, Inc., covering topics such as cloud computing, digital transformation, enterprise mobility, and Big Data analytics.

A contributor to CBS Interactive, Joe authors ZDNet’s Service Oriented website. In a previous life, he served as Communications and Research Manager of the Administrative Management Society (AMS), an international professional association dedicated to advancing knowledge within the IT and business management fields. He is a graduate of Temple University. Follow him on Twitter @joemckendrick.

Elizabeth Wallace RTInsights Contributor and Cloud Data Insights Site Editor

Elizabeth Wallace is a Nashville-based freelance writer with a soft spot for data science and AI and a background in linguistics. She spent 13 years teaching language in higher ed, and now helps startups and other organizations explain – clearly – what it is they do.

She is a frequent contributor to RTInsights and will serve as the site editor for Cloud Data Insights.

David Curry — RTInsights Contributor and Cloud Data Insights Writer

David is a technology writer with several years experience covering all aspects of IoT, from technology to networks to security. He has been a frequent contributor to RTInsights for many years.

At Cloud Data Insights he will continue that role and providing coverage of key areas for the site.

Nanci Brown — RTInsights Technology and Marketing Services Director

Nanci Brown has been delivering technical, project and program management solutions for over 15 years. She has particular expertise in WordPress, cloud-based technology, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and digital media. Using her master communication, leadership, and team-building skills, Nanci produces client-facing interactive marketing programs including webcasts and online virtual trade shows.

Nanci has worked with a wide range of clients including Cisco Systems, Intel, Red Hat, Tech Data Corporation, SWIFT, The Economist, Martha Stewart Omnimedia, and the U.S. Department of State.

Nanci is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and is currently completing an MBA program (Fall 2015). She is based in Toronto, Ontario.

David Linthicum — Industry Analyst and Cloud Data Insights Contributor

David Linthicum was recently named the #1 cloud influencer in a report by Apollo Research and is typically listed as a top 10 cloud influencer, podcaster, blogger, book author, and thought leader. He started his cloud journey back in 1999 when he envisioned leveraging computing services over the open internet. David has been a CTO five times for both public and private companies, and a CEO two times in his 35-year career. He is credited with creating $4 billion dollars in shareholder return in those roles, including his current role as Chief Cloud Strategy Officer at Deloitte Consulting as a leader in the Cloud Practice.