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Jun 20, 2018

Potomac Tech Wire - June 20, 2018

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POTOMAC TECH WIRE -- June 20, 2018
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o College Park-Based Immuta Raises $20 Million in Second Round of Funding
o Accenture Opens Cyber Fusion Center in Rosslyn, Plans to Add 1,000 Jobs
o DC-Based Ordway Lands $2.5 Million in Seed Funding
o Md. Department of Commerce Awards $850,000 to Three Tech Businesses
o AFCEA Bethesda Names Winners of 11th Annual InnovateIT Awards
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o Briefly Noted: Sinclair Broadcast Group, CVP, Ciena, King & Union
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o College Park-Based Immuta Raises $20 Million in Second Round of Funding

College Park, Md. – Immuta, the College Park-based developer of a hyperscale data management platform for data scientists, said on Wednesday it has raised $20 million in its second round of funding, led by DFJ Growth. New investors Dell Technologies Capital and Citi Ventures also joined previous backers Drive Capital and Greycroft in the round, which the company will use to bolster international customer growth and further develop its core platform. Immuta's platform allows users to create regulated and compliant data sandbox environments that combine disparate data sources. The technology virtualizes data from any source, protecting the integrity of original data sets while allowing data scientists, data owners and governance teams to work together in a single digital platform. Customers include financial institutions, telecom companies and national security organizations. “The law cannot keep pace with technology. As analytics and AI advances faster than any other technology category, the gap between regulation and analytics also increases,” said co-founder and CEO Matthew Carroll. “Immuta has been steadfast in helping enterprises accelerate their AI programs through highly automated data management and dynamic policy controls, resulting in algorithms that are auditable and compliant.” The company now has raised $29.5 million since its inception in 2014.
http://www.immuta.com
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180620005445/en/Immuta-Raises-20-Million-Series-Accelerate-Adoption
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o Accenture Opens Cyber Fusion Center in Rosslyn, Plans to Add 1,000 Jobs

Arlington, Va. – Professional services giant Accenture said it plans to add roughly 1,000 technology jobs in the DC area by the end of 2020, with a focus on security, digital and cloud technology. The news came as the company on Wednesday opened its new Cyber Fusion Center in Arlington’s Rosslyn business district. Accenture said the 28,000-square-foot facility, located at 1201 Wilson Blvd., will bring together Accenture Labs’ applied cybersecurity R&D, threat intelligence services, adversary simulations and incident response services. In addition to serving as a cyber R&D lab, it will have a special focus on helping clients thwart active cyberattacks by tapping into the latest strategies, cyber threat analytics and prevention technologies. “The DC metropolitan area is home to the largest pool of credentialed cybersecurity talent in the country,” said Omar Abbosh, Accenture’s chief strategy officer. “Our Cyber Fusion Center taps into this highly experienced and well-trained workforce to bring together the best of our intelligence-driven security solutions and services under a single roof.” Accenture also operates Cyber Fusion Centers in the Czech Republic, India and Israel, and plans to open another in Japan.
http://www.accenture.com/security
https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-expands-innovation-hub-in-metro-washington-dc-with-launch-of-new-cyber-fusion-center.htm
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o DC-Based Ordway Lands $2.5 Million in Seed Funding

Washington, DC – Ordway, the DC-based developer of a billing and revenue automation platform, said on Wednesday it has landed $2.5 million in a new round of seed funding, which the company will use to expand its operations. Investors included Lerer Hippeau, Founder Collective, Middleland Capital and Revolution's Rise of the Rest Seed Fund. Ordway's platform aims to help clients more efficiently handle billing for their most complex customers, simplifying increasingly complex billing and finance operations for growing companies. Founder and CEO Sameer Gulati is a venture partner at NexGen Venture Partners, and previously served as the vice president of products at First Data and chief product officer at Spree Commerce. "We're filling a massive gap in the market where companies quickly outgrow point solutions, but don't want the overhead associated with larger vendors in the billing management space," said Gulati. "Today's investment validates our powerful billing and revenue automation platform... It will also allow us to execute on our vision and scale more rapidly." Clients include ListReports, Aspire, Spotluck and Klara.
<a href="http://www.ordwaylabs.com" class="redactor-autoparser-object">http://www.ordwaylabs.com</a>
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o Md. Department of Commerce Awards $850,000 to Three Tech Businesses

Baltimore – The Maryland Department of Commerce said it has awarded three small and minority-owned tech businesses with $850,000 in loans, equity investments and lines of credit through the Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority (MSBDFA). The businesses receiving financial assistance include A-Connection, a Baltimore-based fiber optics and telecommunications construction firm; Lessoncast Learning, a Baltimore-based professional learning platform designed to develop and show teaching effectiveness; and Williams Consulting, a health IT services firm based in the bwtech@UMBC Research and Technology Park. The three plans to use the funding to support business expansion, as well as for working capital and equipment purchases. "These are the kinds of businesses MSBDFA specializes in funding, in particular, those businesses in urban and rural distressed communities," said Stanley Tucker, the president and CEO of MMG, a private contractor that manages the program.
<a href="http://www.commerce.maryland.gov/msbdfa" class="redactor-autoparser-object">http://www.commerce.maryland.g...</a>
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o AFCEA Bethesda Names Winners of 11th Annual InnovateIT Awards

Bethesda, Md. – The Bethesda Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) on Wednesday announced the winners of its 11th Annual InnovateIT Awards, which honor local senior executives and emerging leaders in the areas of mission, service and stewardship. The 10 winners, selected by a committee of current and former AFCEA Bethesda board members and executive steering committee members, are listed at the link below. All were honored during an event Tuesday night in DC.
<a href="https://connellyworks.swoogo.com/sge-innovateit2018/Awards" class="redactor-autoparser-object">https://connellyworks.swoogo.c...</a>
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o Briefly Noted: 

(Hunt Valley, Md.) Hunt Valley-based television broadcasting company Sinclair Broadcast Group has named Lou Ferrara as the chief creative and content officer of its national digital news platform. Ferrara most recently served as the chief content officer of Bankrate.com, and previously was a vice president at the Associated Press.
<a href="http://sbgi.net/company-news/" class="redactor-autoparser-object">http://sbgi.net/company-news/</a>

(Fairfax, Va.) Fairfax-based business and technology consulting firm CVP said it has won the Research Innovation Systems Engineering (RISE) contract with the Department of State. Under the deal, the company will provide a range of system and service architecture design services focused on technology modernization.
<a href="https://www.cvpcorp.com/20180619-rise-newsrelease" class="redactor-autoparser-object">https://www.cvpcorp.com/201806...</a>

(Hanover, Md.) Hanover-based network strategy and technology company Ciena has named Dion Leung as its regional managing director of Asia, based in Singapore. Leung most recently served as the vice president of business development in Asia at Coriant. The company also has named Wong Kian Soon as sales engineering manager in North Asia, KokChen Lim as a sales engineer in Malaysia and Ngoc Vu Duc as a sales engineer in Vietnam.
<a href="https://www.ciena.com/about/newsroom/press-releases/Ciena-Adds-Leadership-and-Expertise-in-Asia-Pacific.html" class="redactor-autoparser-object">https://www.ciena.com/about/ne...</a>

(Alexandria, Va.) Alexandria-based King & Union, developer of a collaborative cybersecurity analysis platform, on Wednesday named Suzanne Spaulding to its board of advisors. Spaulding is the former undersecretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security, charged with strengthening cybersecurity and protecting the nation's critical infrastructure.
<a href="https://www.kingandunion.com/" class="redactor-autoparser-object">https://www.kingandunion.com/</a>
<a href="https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/king--union-appoints-suzanne-spaulding-as-board-advisor-300669379.html" class="redactor-autoparser-object">https://www.prnewswire.com/new...</a>

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Register now! The BEST networking event in the Mid-Atlantic for entrepreneurship, tech, investing & just plain CXO to CXO networking will be held on June 21 at 1812 N. Moore conference center in Arlington, VA from 7-11 AM. ROCKSTAR DEALMAKER ROUNDTABLE: HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY BUILD, FINANCE, AND SELL TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES: JENNY ABRAMSON - Founder & Managing Partner, Rethink Impact, LP; Board Member, Ellevest: BOBBY OCAMPO - Managing Partner, Blueprint Equity; Venture Partner, Revolution LLC: JAMES QUIGLEY - CEO and Co-Founder, GoCanvas; Co-Founder, hairman Refraction; Commissioner and Board Member, Fairfax Economic Development Authority: DEVIN SCHAIN - Angel investor and serial entrepreneur; CEO, Hyperwave Technologies; CEO, Access Health Group; Co-Founder and Chair, ShalomLearning; MANISH THAKUR - Managing Partner, Option3Ventures. PLUS COMPANY SHOWCASE / ROCKET PITCH (10 awesome companies will be announced on June 18). We will be SOLD OUT with over 400 CXOs, founders, entrepreneurs, angels and VCs REGISTER NOW on Eventbrite:
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> Women in Technology is accepted applications for it's Mentor-Protégé Program #41 - Apply Today!

Women in Technology (WIT) is accepting applications for protégés to join the next Mentor-Protégé Program, which starts in September 2018 in Reston, VA. Mentors and protégés dedicate one evening per month to foster career and professional development. Protégés are professional women seeking to advance their careers in technology (STEM, IT, etc.). Protégés are typically women early in their career, or changing career direction, or reentering the workforce and who desire to work with a more seasoned professional. Mentors are director or executive level professionals with at least 15 years of career experience providing leadership in technical or business functions. Mentoring sessions also feature a light dinner, networking, and presentations from speakers on career-related topics For more information on the program or to apply as protégé (or mentor) please see www.womenintechnology.org/mentoring. For questions please contact Karen Herr, WIT Mentor-Protégé Committee: karenaherr@gmail.com
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> Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit - Baltimore - Sept. 27 (Flash Sale)

The Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit will be held on September 27 at the Pier 5 Hotel in Baltimore. Now in its seventh year, the annual summit has become the "must-attend" marketing event for the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. The summit brings together 300+ CMOs, Senior Marketers, Agency Professionals and Technology Executives from throughout the Mid-Atlantic area. The event features dozens of case studies, keynotes, and presentations on the most important issues facing marketers in 2018 and 2019.
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> Account Executive - Atlantic Media's Government Executive Media Group - D.C.

Government Executive Media Group (GEMG) is Atlantic Media's B2B division focused on public sector innovation. Known as one of the fast-growing B2B digital media companies, GEMG's brands include Government Executive, Nextgov, Defense One and Route Fifty, all of which now hold market-leading positions in their respective sectors. GEMG is seeking an ambitious individual to join our team as an Account Executive. The Account Executive will work to identify growth opportunities for existing accounts and secure new partnerships. The ideal candidate will take a consultative approach to understanding our clients' goals and create integrated marketing programs that map to those objectives. Responsibilities include: Build and maintain a strategic portfolio of strong relationships with new and existing clients; grow existing accounts and secure new and profitable partnerships; Inform new opportunities and ongoing business development strategy through deep knowledge and understanding of the market and trends; Collaborate with sales, marketing and product teams to build integrated packages and tailored proposals that map to clients' objectives; Maintain accurate sales forecasts, track performance and assist in pipeline management; Manage client relationships, expectations, and delivery of ROI, in partnership with product teams. For more information on this position and to apply, go click here.

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> OnPoint and Sapient Consulting to Deliver Digital-First Approach for NIDDK

OnPoint Consulting, Inc. (OnPoint), in close collaboration with its parent company, Sapient Consulting, is excited to announce a continued partnership with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), a part of the National Institutes of Health. This contract provides specialized professional services to the Office of Communications and Public Liaison to deliver Strategic Communications and Program Management support to advance the mission of the NIDDK. "By utilizing OnPoint's access to the versatile CIO-SP3 vehicle, our parent company Sapient Consulting was able to pursue and win this important work. Not only does CIO-SP3 provide a faster and easier path to procurement, but it also enables OnPoint and Sapient Consulting to bring together our great strengths for our federal customers," said Tim Smith, OnPoint President. The three-year, CIO-SP3 multiple award contract includes two one-year option periods, which if exercised could increase the overall potential value of the contract to $17 million. Together, OnPoint and Sapient Consulting offer complementary capabilities designed to help government evolve its operating and technology delivery model.
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> Fairfax County: Cybersecurity Central

Fairfax County has more than 350 cyber-related firms, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. See how Fairfax County's proximity to the nation's capital has made it the ideal location for cyber firms, and for cyber-related government functions.
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