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Gary Hilson
Works at SolarEnergy.Net
Attends University of Toronto
Lives in Toronto, ON
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Writer, Editor, Content + Communications Strategist
Writing, Editing, Copywriting, Interviewing, Project Management, Editorial Planning, Content Development, Content Strategy, Whitepapers, Blogging, Photography
  • SolarEnergy.Net
    Contributing Writer, 2014 - present
  • Comic Addiction
    Contributing Writer / Review, 2014 - present
  • EE Times
    Contributing Writer, 2013 - present
  • Gary Hilson - Writer, Editor, Content + Communications Strategist
    Principal, 2000 - present
  • Network Computing
    Contributing Writer, 2012 - 2013
  • Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network (ORION)
    O3 Community Manager, 2009 - 2012
  • Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network (ORION)
    Projects + Alliances Consultant, 2008 - 2009
  • Sacke and Associates Inc.
    Senior Account Consultant, 2003 - 2007
  • Computing Canada
    Various, 2000 - 2003
  • Silicon Valley NORTH
    Various, 1996 - 2000
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Toronto, ON
Mountain, ON - Ottawa - Edmonton - Vancouver
Freelance Tech + B2B Writer, Editor, Content Marketing / Communications Strategist, Amateur Photographer, Aspiring Author, Comic Book + Lego Collector
I tell stories.

I've written thousands of words for print and pixel over the past 20 years, primarily as a journalist covering technology across North America. My specialties include enterprise and networking technology, startups, B2B content, education and research, community news, and entertainment, particularly science fiction and fantasy. In 1998, I was nominated for the prestigious Aurora Award for the now defunct Canadian Science Fiction & Fantasy Resource Guide.

My work has appeared in many leading technology publications past and present, including Computing Canada, Computer Dealer News, Network Computing and InformationWeek, as well as The Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Business Times, Strategy Magazine and the Winchester Press.

Formally trained as a journalist at Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology, I've learned that no matter what you are writing, the most important thing to remember is your audience. I also have formal training in project management, which has enabled me to juggle projects as an editor, communications professional, product manager and presently as a freelance writer. I have also contributed to Medium.

Key highlights:

• Nearly two decades of experience in media and communications, specializing in translating complex concepts into plain language for different audiences
• Experience providing corporate communications and B2B copy writing to small and medium–sized technology companies in Canada, the United States and the UK
• Spearheaded the development and launch of an online collaboration service for Ontario researchers and educators as well as the corporate intranet for the Ontario Research and Innovation Network.
• Work experience spans small, entrepreneurial startups, large publicly traded corporations, non-profit organizations and virtual companies
• Amateur photographer and ballroom dancer
Bragging rights
Prolific and talented writer, digitally savvy and does a mean fox trot
  • University of Toronto
    Creative Writing, 2014 - present
  • Arthur Murray Dance Studio
    Ballroom / Latin Dancing, 2010 - 2011
  • North Dundas District High School
    High School Diploma, 1989 - 1994
  • Algonquin College
    Journalism (Print), 1994 - 1996
  • University of Toronto
    Project Management Essentials, 2009 - 2009
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In January, Medium founder Ev Williams announced that despite his company’s efforts to better the news industry, it would refocus. The…
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My Latest for EE Times: Flash Extends Life of Magnetic Tape Machines
Magnetic tape has long been a stalwart storage technology, and machines are still alive and well in many industries where it doesn't make financial sense to upgrade to more modern technologies
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My latest for IT World Canada: Cloud is at the heart of digital transformation, make sure DevOps is too
If your organization is embracing digital transformation, then cloud is at the epicenter of that transformation. Your DevOps team should be too.
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My latest for EE Times: pMTJ Is Where the MRAM Action Is
Another emerging player is ramping up as another layer memory has presented itself as a destination for MRAM and other alternative technologies such as 3D XPoint
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My Latest for IT World Canada: Oracle maintains cloud-centric course as enterprise IT budgets remain flat
There’s a feeling of déjà vu permeating the keynotes at this year's Oracle OpenWorld -- the company continues to tout achievements in porting on-premise
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My Latest for IT World Canada: Research shows Canadian organizations are quietly but aggressively upping their mobile game
Despite signs that enterprises are struggling to make their workforces truly mobile, there are signs that Canadian organizations are stealthily making significant
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NRAM's Day Is Finally Here - My Latest for EE Times Memory Designline

Nantero's recent licensing agreement with tech giant Fujitsu may be the tipping point for the nascent memory needed
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My latest for EE Times: Better DRAM with No New Materials
Kilopass' Vertical Layered Thyristor architecture eliminates the need for power-consuming refresh cycles
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My latest for IT World Canada: Small company looks to scale big with cloud storage
Some companies need enterprise-grade storage even when they are small startups, but it can be a challenge to balance performance and cost.
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My latest for IT World Canada: Health centre improves employee satisfaction by eliminating the paper trail
The Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) was drowning in paper. And that was before it embarked on an expansion. The Barrie,
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My Latest on EE Times Memory Designline - Emerging Memories: Ship First, Perfect Later
MRAM maker Everspin sees perfection as a barrier to getting traction; Everspin sees putting its technology into production as a way to improve processes and lower costs--the keys to adoption.
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I covered the launch of the Canada Foundation for Innovation 19 years ago. It's evolved a little. My latest for IT World Canada:
The latest round of funding dispersed by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) reflects how the nature of research has changed as
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Mass 3D NAND Production May Not Mean Mass Adoption | EE Times

It's still not clear if 2D NAND's successor can be made more cheaply, and there are other memory technologies that show long-term potential.

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Vendors such as Toshiba see UFS meeting demand for high performance and capacity as early as next year, but don't write off e-MMC just yet.

F5 Synthesis Aims To Fill SDN Gap

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IBM Flash Improves European Cloud | EE Times

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Violin Tunes Memory Array Platform to Speed Up Microsoft Apps | EE Times

Both data and applications have direct access to persistent memory to reduce latency and improve throughput.

Lego faces getting angrier, study finds

Scientist raises concerns about impact on child development, saying toymaker's themes are increasingly based on conflict

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Shape Your Identity Or It Will Shape You

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Ford’s leadership failure killed his own subway dream

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Three Sleazy Moves Pharmaceutical Companies Use to Extend Patents

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