Meet the Editors

Data Science Central has a team of dedicated editors who maintain the site to bring members a constant stream of fresh, original content from our members. Here’s a look at who’s behind the site:

Ben Cole
Executive Editor
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Ben Cole is executive editor, overseeing SearchBusinessAnalytics, SearchDataManagement, SearchEnterpriseAI and Data Science Central. Since joining TechTarget in 2010, Ben has served in various editorial roles, including stints helping direct the award-winning technology coverage on the SearchCIO, SearchCompliance and SearchSecurity sites. Prior to joining TechTarget, Ben was the online editor for HealthLeaders Media and began his journalism career as a reporter with Massachusetts daily newspapers The Gardner News and the Sentinel and Enterprise.

Scott Thompson
Associate Editor
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Scott Thompson is the associate editor for Data Science Central. Scott is a Lesley University graduate, and prior to joining Data Science Central in 2021, he was the lead editor for CHOYCES, an educational consulting and tutoring service, and worked as a book editor.