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Authors & Contributors

Kendra Chamberlain, Analyst, Technology Journalist

Kendra is a freelance industry analyst and journalist, covering telecommunications, smart grids, and IoT. Her work has appeared in Rider Research, Rethink Research, BroadbandNow, and FierceWireless.

Jabez Tan, Head of Research, Structure Research

Structure is an independent industry research and consulting firm devoted to the cloud and data center infrastructure services markets with a specialization in the hyperscale value chain. Jabez leads Structure’s coverage of the Asia Pacific region, building of the firm’s proprietary market-share data and deep-dive supply and demand analysis on a growing set of global data center markets. He has served as the lead analyst and subject matter expert for more than $2 billion in data center M&A transactions providing in-depth due diligence and strategic advisory. He is a regular keynote speaker at industry events who gets regularly quoted as an expert in industry press. Jabez has a Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Mary Branscombe, Technology Journalist

Mary is a freelance technology journalist who writes for a wide range of titles. She has been a technology writer for nearly three decades, covering everything from early versions of Windows and Office to the first smartphones, the arrival of the Web, and most things in between: from consumer and small business technology to enterprise architecture, cloud services, and mainstream AI. She also dabbles in mystery fiction about the world of technology and startups.

Simon Bisson, Technology Journalist

Simon has been a freelance technology writer since the ’90s, covering everything from startups and consumer gadgets to small-business technology, enterprise architectures, developer tools, and application development. In what he sometimes describes as “career as verb rather than noun,” he moved into IT from academic, military, and telecoms research (sometimes all three at once), running the technology side of one of the UK’s first national ISPs and working as a consultant on many early ecommerce sites, with a natural progression into journalism to explain to other people how to do similar things. He still writes code (currently aircraft tracking for Raspberry Pi).

Yevgeniy Sverdlik, Content Strategist, Equinix

Yevgeniy is a Ukrainian native whose parents transplanted him to San Francisco as a teen in the ‘90s. After graduating college and spending more than a decade writing about data center businesses as a journalist, he decided to see what it’s like being part of one. Turns out, he loves it!

Jim Davis, Founder and Principal Analyst, Edge Research Group

Jim is the founder and principal analyst for Edge Research Group. His areas of expertise include edge compute services, cloud-based networking, and security services. Advisory services provided for clients includes M&A analysis, competitive intelligence, and corporate branding and product positioning strategies.

Jim has spoken at industry events such as Internet of Manufacturing Midwest, Edge Congress (Austin), infra//Structure Summit, CDN Strategies Summit, Streaming Media West, Capacity North America, and International Telecoms Week. Jim has been cited in publications such as the New York Times, Boston Globe, San Jose Mercury News and Wired.