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JMI Equity Announces Promotions

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 6 dicembre 2017

baltimoreBaltimore. JMI Equity, a growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software companies, today announced the promotion of Suken Vakil and Randy Guttman to General Partner. Mr. Vakil is based in San Diego, while Mr. Guttman, who is also JMI’s Chief Financial Officer, is based in Baltimore.“Integral to our success over the past 25 years is our ability to attract and develop talented professionals who are passionate about growth investing and committed to generating attractive returns,” said Paul Barber, Managing General Partner of JMI. “Suken and Randy embody these qualities, and we are pleased to recognize them for their many contributions.”Mr. Vakil joined JMI in 2012 and most recently served as a Principal at the firm. His investment experience includes Applied Systems, Arena, Avecto, Code42, Internet Brands (acquired by KKR), Intradiem, and Seismic. Prior to joining JMI, Mr. Vakil was an Associate at Hellman & Friedman, and before that, an investment banker in the financial sponsors group at Morgan Stanley. He received a BA in Computer Science and BS in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.Mr. Guttman joined JMI in 2007 and was appointed CFO in 2013. He leads the firm’s finance and accounting functions. Prior to joining JMI, Mr. Guttman worked in the assurance and advisory business services practice of EY. He is a certified public accountant, and received a BS in Accounting and Finance from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.“We are proud to promote Suken and Randy to General Partner,” said Harry Gruner, Founder and Managing General Partner of JMI. “Suken understands the software industry extremely well and earns the confidence of entrepreneurs and management teams. Randy has ten years’ experience at JMI and has demonstrated strong leadership of JMI’s finance function. Suken and Randy are part of the next generation of JMI partners, and I join my colleagues in congratulating them on their well-deserved promotions.”

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The newest generation of cybersecurity analysts

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 31 ottobre 2017

baltimoraBaltimore. BluVector, a leader in machine learning-based network intrusion detection, is partnering with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) to help build the newest generation of cybersecurity analysts. A team of students within the College of Engineering and Information Technology will now be using a version of BluVector to analyze the university’s network traffic in real time. The goal is to better understand how to find, confirm and contain cyber threats using advanced analytics, including supervised machine learning, speculative emulation and behavioral heuristics. Cyber threat detection and response within an academic environment is challenging as IT departments often have less rigid control over devices on the network yet are tasked with supporting a vast variety of endpoints. By utilizing BluVector’s network intrusion system, students participating in the UMBC program will gain real world experience using deep analysis and detection to triage malicious events for either automated response actions or higher-level human investigation. It’s experience that will make them perfectly suited to operate as Level 1 analysts and highly sought after by future employers.
“At BluVector, learning is in the DNA of our team and our product,” said Robert Thompson, BluVector’s liaison to UMBC and a recent graduate of the Cyber Scholars program at the University. “A partnership with UMBC enables hands-on learning for students and we hope we can, in turn, learn from the students as they observe BluVector in a specialized environment.” “We’re pleased to incorporate BluVector into the ecosystem UMBC has built to develop the next generation of cybersecurity talent,” said Dr. Charles Nicholas, professor of computer science and electrical engineering, UMBC and faculty advisor for UMBC’s Cyber Dawgs, its 2017 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Championship winning Cyber Defense Team. “We hope exposure to analytics driven advanced threat detection solutions both sparks curiosity in data science and underscores the value of machine learning among our students as they enter the workforce to tackle the emerging and dynamic cyber threats we all face.”

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Forum on Emerging Topics in Patient Safety

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 22 luglio 2013

English: Mergenthaler Hall, Johns Hopkins Univ...

English: Mergenthaler Hall, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Forum on Emerging Topics in Patient Safety (, to be held 23-25 September in Baltimore, USA, aims to generate recommendations for rapidly accelerating the pace of improvement in reducing preventable
The Forum features thought leaders in the field of health care, including leaders of the WHO Patient Safety Programme, who will make this a unique opportunity to share, network and contribute to future safety and quality solutions. WHO maintains a Patient Safety Project Office within the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins. This Project Office supports the broad mandate of the WHO Patient Safety Programme by providing leadership and assistance in the science of safety, behaviour change and patient safety evaluation. It is our hope that this new forum will deepen our collective knowledge of what is needed to reduce preventable harm on a broad scale.

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Greenpeace’s Warship Targets Baltimore’s Poor

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 9 febbraio 2012

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Washington – Not content with just confronting people in the developing world, Greenpeace has taken its campaign of economic destruction to the United States, using the launch of its lavish new warship, The Rainbow Warrior III, to attack the coal industry, which provides inexpensive and reliable energy to millions of Americans families and businesses. Greenpeace’s crusade is even at odds with President Barack Obama who recently remarked that clean coal would “help position the United States as a leader in the global clean energy race.” “Not since British Imperial ships bombarded Fort McHenry in 1814 have the people of Baltimore witnessed a hostile foreign vessel upon their shore. But Greenpeace has succeeded where even the British Empire fell short, docking their latest battleship in Baltimore’s harbor on the second stop of a five stage crusade to protest against energy generated by coal. Unfortunately the targets of Greenpeace’s voyage this time are the most underserved on the East Coast who benefit from inexpensive – and clean – energy,” stated Andrew Langer director of the Consumers Alliance.“Greenpeace’s East Coast crusade against coal is a devious and insidious effort to artificially hike up energy costs for the people who can ill-afford to pay more. Rather than rolling out the red carpet, the Baltimore City Government must demand Greenpeace leave the harbor with immediate effect. In addition, the relevant authorities on the next stops of their voyage (Southport, NC, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and St. Petersburg, FL) must show solidarity society’s most vulnerable and forbid this destructive group from docking and profiting from this anti-economic agenda. Greenpeace’s warship ironically plans to approach a nuclear plant in South Carolina, which will propel American clean energy security into the 21st century. The Consumers Alliance will be tracking the warship’s voyage along the way.DarkPeace, a special project of the Consumers Alliance for Global Prosperity, exposes the destructive and sinister activities of Greenpeace’s seemingly-benevolent campaigns around the world, working to ensure that Greenpeace’s extremism does not go unnoticed, and better yet, is met with resistance.

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