UBM's Big Data Republic Appoints Jim Connolly as US Correspondent

Apr 4, 2013

LONDON, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the successful launch of the online community, Big Data Republic, UBM has announced the expansion of its United States editorial team with the addition of Jim Connolly as US Correspondent.

In this new position Connolly will work closely with Big Data Republic Senior Content and Community Manager, Saul Sherry, to cover the strong and growing North American big data market. Connolly comes with a wealth of experience and contacts in the IT industry, having covered breaking industry news for publications including ComputerWorld and TechTarget. Connolly is based in New Hampshire.

"Jim is a great and versatile technology journalist with two decades of covering IT trends under his belt," says Sherry. "He's got a great pedigree in covering technology startups, so his addition will strengthen our coverage at a time when innovative and exciting big data startups are appearing at a relentless pace."

BigDataRepublic.com is published by UBM Live and UBM DeusM, the integrated marketing services arm of UBM, which has launched more than 45 online communities for B2B audiences in the past two years. These sites have received more than 65 awards among them.

For further information please contact: Saul Sherry, Big Data Republic, Saul.Sherry@ubm.com

About Big Data Republic
Big Data Republic is a new community for those dealing with transforming their business with big data. As the world experiences an unprecedented explosion in information, harnessing that data and making sense of it is probably the biggest challenge that businesses, governments, healthcare, education, and most other sectors face over the coming decade. Big Data Republic's mission is to help all levels of business to understand this emerging field and turn it to their competitive advantage. 

About UBM Live
UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands, and expand their markets. Its premier brands such as TFM&A, Internet World, IFSEC, Big Data Republic, ICMI, CPhI, and many others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites, and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.

About UBM DeusM
UBM DeusM (www.deusm.com) is an integrated marketing services company owned by UBM plc, targeting the fastest growing segment of the online publishing industry: business social media. The company is led by Managing Director Stephen Saunders, Min's Marketer of the Year 2010. He and the other UBM DeusM principals have built and delivered more than forty-five successful sites and online communities over the last 2 years. UBM DeusM's service is based on a unique platform, called Community in a Box (CiaB), which employs a structured system of proven B2B Web publishing best-practices, combined with a breakthrough integrated multimedia publishing platform ("n-Server") to enable marketers to quickly and profitably set up specialized communities for their target customers.