Steve Conway, Research Vice President in Hyperion Research's High Performance Computing group, plays a major role in directing and implementing HPC research related to the worldwide market for technical servers and supercomputers. He also leads IDC's practice in high performance data analysis (big data needing HPC). A 20-year veteran of the HPC and IT industries, Mr. Conway co-authors key IDC studies, reports and white papers, helps organize and advance the HPC User Forum, and provides thought leadership and practical guidance for users, vendors and other members of the HPC community. In addition, Mr. Conway is a member of the Steering Committee steering committees of the HPC User Forum, of the Annual European ISC Big Data conference, and the ISC Cloud conference.
Before joining IDC, Mr. Conway was vice president of corporate communications and investor relations for Cray Inc. He was also a divisional leader for SGI and headed corporate communications and analyst relations for Cray Research and CompuServe Corporation. Mr. Conway had a 12-year career in university teaching and administration at Boston University and Harvard University. A former Senior Fulbright Fellow, he holds bachelor's and master's degrees in German from Columbia University and a master's in comparative literature from Brandeis University, where he also completed doctoral coursework and exams.