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Rich Brueckner

Hello, my name is Rich Brueckner from insideHPC. I am a writer and publisher in the high performance computer industry.


Recently named as one of the Top 20 Big Data Influencers by Forbes Magazine, Rich Brueckner is an avid writer, publisher, and technology pundit focused on high performance computing. He acquired inside-HPC.com in 2010 and has since expanded his online publications to include inside-BigData, inside-Cloud, and inside-Startups. With over 25 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." Special Skills * Writing: Create marketing collateral, video scripts, news stories, and web sites. Proficient at creating value propositions for the Enterprise and High Performance Computing * Social Media: Develop comprehensive corporate social media strategies and compelling content * Marketing program management: Develop Go-to-market campaigns and newsletters * Video Production: Produce, write, and edit corporate video * Event Management: Coordinate technical teams and produce customer events When he's not working, Rich keeps busy writing fiction, cartoons, and parody films. You can check out his latest works at http://insidehpc.com/about

Rich Brueckner's Background

Rich Brueckner's Experience

President at insideHPC

September 2010 - Present | Portland, OR

I acquired inside-HPC.com in 2010 and have since expanded my online publications to include inside-BigData, inside-Cloud, and inside-Startups. With over 25 years of HPC experience at Cray Research, SGI, and Sun Microsystems, many in the industry know me as ?the guy in the Red Hat.?

HPC Community Manager at Sun Microsystems

May 2000 - February 2010 | Hillsboro, OR

As Sun's HPC Community Manager, I ran the company's HPC events and social media efforts in High Performance Computing.

Marketing Communications Manager at Cray Research

May 1986 - July 1998 | Minneapolis, MN

At Cray, I started in 1986 as a technical writer in Chippewa Falls and moved on to Marketing Communications in Eagan in 1991. From there, I moved on to manage the company's trade shows and video productions. I left in 1998 after SGI took over and went on to start my own video company called Red Beetle Communications.

President at inside-BigData.com

May 2011

inside-BigData.com is a news outlet that distills news and events in the world of Big Data Analytics and presents them in bite-sized nuggets of helpfulness as a resource for IT professionals. As one reader said, we're reading the news so you don't have to!

President at insideHPC

September 2010

Rich Brueckner is the owner and president of insideHPC, one of the largest and fastest growing news sites focused on the global HPC ecosystem.

Social Media Manager at Supercomputing Conference Series

January 2008 - January 2011

Developed and implemented Social Media strategy to grow online community for the ACM/IEEE Supercomputing conferences.

HPC Community Gangster at Sun Microsystems, Inc

May 2000 - January 2010

Responsible for growing the Sun HPC Community through the following initiatives: * SC supercomputing conference series. Managed Sun's overall presence including 50x50 exhibit, communications, product launches, ancillary events, customer briefings, and Social Media. Produced nine consecutive shows for Sun, enabling the company to enjoy increasing success the HPC marketplace. * ISC international conference for HPC. Managed Sun's overall presence including the exhibit, communications, product launch, ancillary events, customer briefings, and Social Media. * Lustre User's Group. Organized logistics and video recording for this annual customer event. * HPC Watercooler blog. Authored this top-10 blog at Sun, which grew in readership to thousands of page views per day thanks to over 1800 news stories published on a daily basis since 2005. As a news source, articles on the Watercooler were often picked up by other publications.

Marketing Communications Manager at Cray Research/Silicon Graphics

January 1991 - January 1997

Produced multimedia projects, videos, trade shows, and ancillary events. Also wrote video scripts and marketing collateral for supercomputing systems.

Technical Writer at Cray Research

January 1986 - January 1991

Wrote supercomputer diagnostic and site planning manuals.

Rich Brueckner's Education

University of Wisconsin - Stout

1982 – 1986

B.S. Industrial Technology

Concentration: Technical Writing

Activities: News Editor: Stoutonia newspaper Student Senate


University of Wisconsin-Stout

1982 – 1987

B.S.


Rich Brueckner's Interests & Activities

I like to blog and write fiction. My corporate home is at http://insideHPC.com. You can find my latest fiction writings at http://flexrex.com and my hobby site: http://overheardinpdx.com.

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