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POTOMAC TECH WIRE -- July 19, 2017
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Inbox Summit East - Sept. 29 - DC
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With Strong Ties to DC Area, Shift Raises $38 Million in Third Round
o ICF Names Randy James to Lead Cybersecurity and Resilience Business
o Chevy Chase-Based TDF Ventures Names John Schanz as Venture Partner
o Facebook to Start Letting Media Outlets Charge Readers for Access to Stories
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Inbox Summit East - Sept. 29 - DC
o Briefly Noted:
Womble Carlyle - Kira, Citizant, SAIC, Avizia
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Sales Support Specialist - McLean - *Part-Time*, Senior Ruby Platform Engineer, Mountain View CA

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o With Strong Ties to DC Area, Shift Raises $38 Million in Third Round

Arlington, Va.-- In a big win for a company with strong ties to the DC area, San Francisco-based Shift, developer of an online marketplace for buying and selling used vehicles, said on Wednesday it has landed $38 million in its third round of funding, led by BMW iVentures. New investors DCM Ventures and G2VP, as well as previous backers DFJ, Highland Capital and Goldman Sachs Investment Partners also participated. Shift early last year chose Arlington as the home of its new engineering hub, then made DC the first city in its East Coast expansion. The company, which still operates primarily in California, said it will use the funds to expand to new markets, bolster its technology and grow its staff. It now has raised more than $110 million since its inception. Shift combines its online marketplace with a team of "concierges," offering free on-demand test drives, fully digital lending origination, on-site appraisals, trade-ins and car pick-ups to buyers and sellers. The company has created niche with millennials, who comprise more than half its customers.
http://www.shift.com
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/shift-raises-38m-in-series-c-funding-led-by-bmw-iventures-300490481.html 
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o ICF Names Randy James to Lead Cybersecurity and Resilience Business

Fairfax, Va. -- ICF, the Fairfax-based provider of technology and consulting services, has named former Northrop Grumman and SAIC executive Randy James as the head of its enterprise cybersecurity and resilience practice. James, who will serve as senior vice president and division lead, previously served as the vice president of cyber at SAIC and the chief information security officer at CSC Government Solutions. Prior to that, he led the cybersecurity and network practice area for Northrop Grumman. ICF's cybersecurity specialists help homeland security, intelligence and military clients build and defend aggressively attacked infrastructures.
http://www.icf.com
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170718005314/en/ICF-Names-Randy-James-Head-Cybersecurity-Resilience 
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o Chevy Chase-Based TDF Ventures Names John Schanz as Venture Partner

Chevy Chase, Md. -- TDF Ventures, a Chevy Chase-based early-stage venture capital firm focused on infrastructure, software and services, has named John Schanz as a venture partner. Schanz most recently served as the executive vice president and chief network officer at Comcast, and earlier was an executive vice president at AOL. TDF, which also has offices in San Francisco, TDF previously held stakes in companies such as Arxan (acquired by TA Associates), Colubris Networks (acquired by HP), Greensmith (acquired by Wartsila), HelloWallet (acquired by Morningstar), Ooma (IPO) and virtustream (acquired by EMC).
http://www.tdfventures.com/ 
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o Facebook to Start Letting Media Outlets Charge Readers for Access to Stories

Menlo Park, Calif. -- You may soon need to pony up to read some news articles on Facebook, according to Business Insider. The site on Wednesday reported that the social media giant plans to launch a service letting media outlets charge readers for access to their stories. A person familiar with the matter told Business Insider that Facebook could start testing the service in October. "One of the things we heard in our initial meetings from many newspapers and digital publishers is that 'we want a subscription product -- we want to be able to see a paywall in Facebook,'" Campbell Brown, Facebook's head of news partnerships, told attendees of a conference in New York on Tuesday according to The Street. "And that is something we're doing now. We are launching a subscription product." Facebook is expected to allow readers to access 10 articles from a given publisher for free before having to pay an unspecified amount.
http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-testing-publisher-subscriptions-2017-7?nr_ 
https://www.thestreet.com/story/14233293/1/facebook-s-campbell-brown-we-are-launching-a-news-subscription-product.html
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> Inbox Summit East - Sept. 29 - DC

Inbox Summit East is a one-day conference that puts a spotlight on the latest and most effective techniques for email marketing. With dozens of panels, presentations and networking opportunities, the summit in Washington, D.C. will take a deep dive into current developments in email marketing and email strategy. Topics will include: Email Deliverability Issues, Current Email Metrics, Integrating Email With Social and Mobile Platforms, Email Content, List Building and Maintenance, Personalized and Customer Centric Email, and the Future of Email.

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(Washington, DC) Business law firm Womble Carlyle, which has offices in DC, Tysons Corner and Baltimore, said it has deployed artificial intelligence software from Canada-based Kira to aid with document review and analysis. The firm's Corporate and Securities Practice will initially use the cloud-based software, which automatically identifies and extracts important information from contracts using machine-learning models.
http://www.wcsr.com/ 
https://www.kirasystems.com/ 

(Chantilly, Va.) Chantilly-based Citizant, a provider of Agile software development, DevOps automation and business transformation and management services to the government, said on Wednesday it has won a $5 million task order from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Under the deal, the company will provide a range of data management support services, maintaining ICE's enterprise data architecture, improving meta-data quality and sustaining data sharing with external partners.
http://citizant.com/news/news-room/272-citizant-wins-5m-ice-dmss-task-order 

(Reston, Va.) Reston-based technology integrator Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) said on Wednesday it has won a task order worth approximately $621 million from the U.S. Central Command. Under the award, the company will provide information technology support services to the J6 Directorate.
http://www.saic.com
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170719005430/en/SAIC-Awarded-621-Million-U.S.-Central-Command 

(Reston, Va.) Reston-based Avizia, which partners with healthcare providers to deploy and power system-wide telehealth services, has named Dave Driscoll as its senior vice president of sales. Driscoll most recently led sales and business development for a division of Conifer Health, and earlier held roles at PHAMIS/IDX/GE, Visicu and Merge Healthcare.
https://www.avizia.com
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170719005291/en/Avizia-Hires-Dave-Driscoll-Senior-Vice-President 

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> Sales Support Specialist - McLean - *Part-Time*

Cyren's goal is simple, we protect people and organizations from internet threats. We are a leading security services provider who operates the world's largest security cloud, headquartered in McLean, VA. We are seeking a Sales Support Specialist (Part-Time) to provide email and phone support to customers who want to renew their software licenses, or purchase new services through our e-commerce portal. You will work closely with our inside sales and finance team to ensure new sales or upsell opportunities are handled in a timely manner, and complete order entry tasks to ensure customers are accurately billed for the services. This position can have a flexible schedule, within a 4 hour per day framework, 5 days per week. You may also work from home 2-3 days per week. Ideal candidate has prior sales or sales support experience, is familiar with e-commerce platforms, and has strong communication skills. Apply online at www.cyren.com/careers
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> Sr. Ruby Platform Engineer, Mountain View, CA - $170k

We're looking for a top caliber engineer with experience in building a data platform at internet scale. Our client's platform interacts with multitude of health/fitness devices and apps real time data streams. The ideal candidate will have top-notch skills, and preferably has experience working on early stage consumer service platforms. This is an opportunity to be part of a promising early stage startup in the exciting digital health/fitness space and to drive a new generation health/fitness platform architecture. If you’ve got the right skills and passion, we want you! What you'll be doing: Architecting, building, testing and refining new products and services throughout the backend platform stack, including cache, workflow, controller, and data. Evolving various stack components to scale and address new service requirements. Designing and developing REST API and integration points for various platform services. Brainstorming and prototyping new concepts and approaches fast. Turning prototypes into real things Qualifications: Worked on large scale SOA consumer systems. Fluency in Ruby and Ruby on Rails. Experience with designing REST based API's for consumer based services. At least 5 years of experience designing and building backend software platforms. Expert knowledge in optimization and scalability using various technologies. Experience with MySQL and MongoDB. Able to design and write well-structured, easily maintainable, well-documented code that balances beauty and pragmatism. Demonstrable track record building distributed, clustered, high-throughput applications. Talent and drive to build a winning product and platform. A team player in a flat-structured, highly collaborative agile environment is a must. Strong academic background, preferably in Computer Science If interested, please email resume to greg@chiefpeople.com.


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> Women in Technology
Mentor-Protege Program - Accepting Applications

Women in Technology of the Washington DC Metro Area is accepting applications for proteges to join the next Mentor-Protege Program, which starts in September 2017. Mentors and proteges dedicate one evening per month to foster career and professional development. Proteges are professional women seeking to advance their careers in technology (STEM, IT, etc.). Proteges 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 protege (or mentor) please see http://www.womenintechnology.org/mentoring. For questions please contact Karen Herr, WIT Mentor-Protege Committee: karenaherr@gmail.com
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> 3Pillar's Product Mindset Workshop

Most product development fails. It's more expensive than you thought, takes longer than planned, and doesn't give the customer what they want. This isn’t a technology problem and it’s not a process problem. It’s a thinking problem. Your team is thinking about creating code and design. They need to be thinking about building the business, serving
your customers, and driving results. Register for 3Pillar's next Product Mindset Workshop for learning, hands-on experimentation, and knowledge sharing among C-Suite leaders and product practitioners. Friday, August 25th at 3Pillar's HQ in Fairfax from 9 AM to 5 PM. For more information and to register, please visit http://bit.ly/2tqfS5h.
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> Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit - Baltimore - Sept. 15

The Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit: Baltimore will be held on Sept. 15 at Pier 5 Hotel in Baltimore. Now in its sixth 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.
http://mamsummit.com/

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> Inbox Summit East - Sept. 29 - Washington, DC

Inbox Summit East is a one-day conference that puts a spotlight on the latest and most effective techniques for email marketing. With dozens of panels, presentations and networking opportunities, the summit in Washington, D.C. will take a deep dive into current developments in email marketing and email strategy. Topics will include: Email Deliverability Issues, Current Email Metrics, Integrating Email With Social and Mobile Platforms, Email Content, List Building and Maintenance, Personalized and Customer Centric Email, and the Future of Email.
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