Scott Etkin

photoScott Etkin is the managing editor of Data Informed. He is an award-winning journalist with experience writing and editing for newspapers and magazines. He holds a master’s degree in Journalism from Temple University.

Christopher Nerney

Chris NerneyChristopher Nerney, a freelance technology writer living in upstate New York, is a contributing editor for Data Informed covering the job market for big data analytics skills and other issues. Chris began his writing career in newspapers before joining Network World in 1996. He went on to become executive editor of several IT management sites for, including Datamation and eSecurity Planet. Chris also blogs at ITworld. When he’s not writing, editing or spending time with his wife and three children, Chris performs original music and covers in bars, coffeehouses and on the streets around Saratoga Springs, N.Y. You can email him at and follow him on Twitter @ChrisNerney.

Cindy Waxer

Cindy WaxerCindy Waxer is a contributing editor for Data Informed covering workforce analytics and other technology and management issues. A Toronto-based freelance writer, Cindy also writes about small business, technology, finance, and careers for publications including Technology Review, The Economist, TIME and Unforgettable past interviewees include former RIM CEO Jim Balsillie, Dov Zakheim, a former policy advisor to George W. Bush, billionaire Steve Case and legendary artist Prince. Years of field reporting have taken Cindy from the backstreets of Saigon to the stockyards of Fort Worth. She can be reached at or via Twitter @Cwaxer.

Alec Foege

Alec FoegeAlec Foege, a contributing editor at Data Informed focusing on data privacy, is a writer, editor and independent investment research professional based in Connecticut. A former contributing editor to Fortune Small Business and Rolling Stone, he has written four books, including The Tinkerers: The Amateurs, DIYers, and Inventors Who Make America Great (Basic Books). He can be reached at Follow him on Twitter at @alecfoege.

Stephanie Overby

Stephanie OverbyStephanie Overby, a contributing editor at Data Informed, is an award-winning reporter, writer, and editor with nearly twenty years of professional journalism experience. For the last decade, her work has focused on the intersection of business and technology, with articles featured in a variety of publications including Data Informed, CIO magazine, Good Housekeeping,, WGBH Interactive, Christian Science Monitor,, SmartMoney, and Stephanie’s work has been recognized by the American Society of Business Publication Editors; American Business Media’s Jesse H. Neal Awards; the Trade, Association, and Business Publications International’s TABBIE awards, and the National Magazine Awards. Follow her on Twitter: @stephanieoverby.

Malcolm Wheatley

Malcom WheatleyMalcolm Wheatley is a contributing editor at Data Informed. A holder of MA, MBA, and Ph.D. degrees in economics and management, he is old enough to remember analyzing punched card datasets in batch mode, using SPSS on mainframes. After a career in industry and consulting, these days he is a freelance writer based in Devon, England. His writing has appeared in CIO Magazine, The Independent, Management Today, PM Network, The Manufacturer, and The Sunday Times. Covering operations-centric industries such as manufacturing and retail for Data Informed, he is interested in hearing stories about analytics in manufacturing, supply chain management, procurement, retail, engineering, and cluster computing. Got a story? Email him at

Mindy Charski

Malcom WheatleyMindy Charski is a contributing editor for Data Informed who explores how marketers are employing big data analytics. The Dallas-based freelancer has covered marketing for much of her career, which has included staff positions at Adweek, Interactive Week and U.S. News & World Report. Contact her at and follow her on Twitter: @mindycharski.

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