Meet Our Team

Our team lives, breathes and dreams ​HPC industry research​. ​We're driven to reveal trends that impact business and technology ​​strategy.

Earl C. Joseph


+1 612-812-5798

Dr. Earl Joseph drives research and consulting efforts associated with the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific markets for technical servers and supercomputers. He advises Hyperion clients on the competitive, managerial, technological, integration and implementation issues for technical servers. Dr. Joseph also oversees Hyperion's high-end HPC User Forum activities.

Specifically, Dr. Joseph focuses on:

  • HPC worldwide market data and ROI
  • Vendor strategies
  • Exascale initiatives worldwide
  • U.S. Government
  • Asia-Pacific region
  • Manufacturing sector > Learn More

Steve Conway

Senior Research Vice President, Hyperion Research

+1 612-381-6939

Steve Conway directs research related to the worldwide market for high performance computing. He also leads Hyperion's practice in high performance data analysis (big data needing HPC).

Specifically, Mr. Conway focuses on:

  • HPC market dynamics
  • High performance data analysis
  • HPC in EMEA
  • HPC in industry
  • HPC and cloud computing
  • Software stack/middleware > Learn More

Bob Sorensen

Vice President of Research and Technology

+1 571-251-8093

Bob Sorensen helps drive research and consulting efforts in the United States, European, and Asian-Pacific markets for technical servers, supercomputers, clouds, and high performance data analysis. He advises a diverse and international client base on the global HPC sector's status and prospects through strategic research projects, single and multinational government studies, international competitive research analysis, and technical trends analysis in HPC hardware, software, and infrastructure worldwide.

Specifically, Mr. Sorensen focuses on:

  • Processor and storage technologies
  • U.S. Government
  • Exascale developments
  • Quantum computing/future technologies
  • Cyber security > Learn More

Mike Thorp

VP Global Sales

+1 703-200-7071

Mike Thorp is a results-oriented global sales leader with more than 20 years of sales, sales management, business development, marketing and relationship management experience in the IT Research and Advisory Industry. He’s an effective communicator with strong strategic sales planning and negotiation skills.

Specifically, Mr. Thorp focuses on:

  • Global sales
  • Contracting
  • Customer relationships > Learn More

Kirsten Chapman

Manager Data Collection Operations

Kirsten Chapman drives the primary and secondary data collections team for Hyperion. Her team includes highly experienced research assistants who contact HPC professionals in both government and business in order to gather their opinions and observations about HPC computing.

Specifically, Ms. Chapman focuses on:

  • Handling data collection logistics
  • Synthesizing data to prepare for analysis
  • Promoting attendance to HPC User Forums > Learn More

Mary Rolph

Meeting & Event Planner

Mary Rolph has planned the HPC User Forums since the first Forum in 2000. She handles all details of the meeting planning process including:

  • Venue research
  • Hotel contract negotiations
  • Attendee registration & hotel reservations
  • Food & beverage planning
  • Print collateral
  • On-site meeting management
  • Post-meeting reconciliation > Learn More