Myles is Novetta's Director of Cloud Serivces and is responsible for managing Novetta's overall cloud practice as well as providing technical and business guidance to the Products and Technology organization. He has over a decade of experience in all facets of solution development and support spanning the commercial and government space and is an advocate and long-standing practitioner of Agile / SCRUM methodologies. Myles is also Novetta’s leading cloud strategist, working alongside customers and colleagues on cloud adoption, migration, and transition activities. Myles is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) as well as an AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional.
Jason Bihun is a Senior Account Executive concentrating on Novetta’s Entity Analytics product offering and has worked within the applications development, data management and master data management spaces for over 20 years in a variety of roles including sales, pre-sales, services, and account management. Jason has extensive industry expertise in healthcare, insurance, financial services, and retail.
Rick is Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for all aspects of marketing including market strategy and promoting awareness and facilitating growth in sales of the Novetta portfolio of advanced analytics products. Rick joins Novetta after serving as Director of Marketing, Big Data, at IBM where he defined worldwide marketing strategy for IBM’s Big Data and Analytics platform, including IBM’s product offerings for Hadoop analytics and stream computing. Rick brings more than 15 years of software marketing experience in early stage, high growth companies to Novetta’s executive team. Learn more about Rick here.
Jessica is a Project Manager in the Information Exploitation division of Novetta where she manages a big data analytics and visualization capability for DoD customers. She joined Novetta in 2013 after working for several years as a Project Manager and Requirements Manager in the translation industry supporting federal and commercial clients. In addition to being a Penn State graduate and avid fan, Jessica is a former Fulbright Scholar to Argentina, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and a Certified Scrum Master (CSM).
David J. Elkind is a data scientist at Novetta Solutions, working on this effort through Sentinel Data Labs, the focal point of Novetta's social science analytics R&D. Since 2012, he has worked on statistical modeling projects for private and US Government clients, with a focus on automated risk assessment methods to support the national security mission. He holds a BA in international studies from Emory University.
Kris Heim, Chief Data Scientist and Senior Vice President, Product Development, is responsible for technical leadership and delivering on customers’ most challenging large-scale data initiatives. He has over 25 years experience developing and deploying large scale, high performance data processing solutions. Prior to Novetta, Kris was Vice President of Engineering at White Oak Technologies where he was instrumental in the design and development of the WAREMAN entity resolution product.
Matt is a Mechanical engineer by training, digital product manager and analytics expert by profession, passionate innovator and entrepreneur at heart. Matt has a unique ability to translate business needs into valuable technical solutions. Matt’s experience includes global product management, grass roots innovation, big data, full stack development, and cloud architecture. As Director of Cloud Services at Novetta, Matt manages our relationship with Amazon Web Services and works with operational teams on internal research and development (IRAD) projects. Outside of the office, Matt enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and spending time exploring outdoors.
Peter B. LaMontagne brings to Novetta more than 20 years of National Security and technology solutions experience in the federal and commercial marketplace. Before joining Novetta in 2012 as CEO, he served as a Senior Vice President and an executive lead in the cyber security practice area at CACI, a multi-billion dollar National Security technology service provider. Prior to CACI, Mr. LaMontagne was President and CEO at Paradigm Holdings, Inc., a private equity backed cyber security and digital forensics firm acquired by CACI in September 2011. At Paradigm, Peter built an advanced cyber defense capability with a sharp focus on countering advanced persistent threats (APT) via malware reverse engineering. Earlier in his career, as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer, he specialized in China and East Asia political and economic affairs and was posted at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China from 1993 to 1996. Peter is married and lives with his family on an island off the coast of Portland, ME.
Rob is the Director of Predictive Analytics at Novetta where he oversees multiple big data analytics and predictive modeling projects for US Government customers. He joined the Novetta family in 2013 after working for several years as an Operations Analyst and Consultant for various DoD and IC customers. He deployed multiple times to the Afghan theater in this capacity. Prior to that he served for 10 years in the US Marines during which time he was deployed as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Rob is a proud graduate of the US Naval Academy and the Naval Postgraduate School and is a Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) through INFORMS, a Professional Statistician (PStat) accredited through the ASA, and a Certified Developer - Associate through Amazon Web Services.
Tamas is a long-time open source enthusiast and Xen contributor. Tamas works as Senior Security Researcher at Novetta and he is also in the process of finishing his PhD on the topic of malware analysis and virtualization security at the University of Connecticut.
Dave is a solutions architect for commercial markets. Dave supported research and engineering programs for federal customers in the domains of biometrics, cyber security, and privacy enhancing technologies, and led the development of identity intelligence technologies at Novetta. Dave also blogs about privacy and technology.
Caitlin Newark is a Senior Consultant in the Cyber, SIGINT & Identity Discovery division (CS&ID), providing feasibility and performance testing, strategic consulting, and innovative research into technologies and applications involving traditional biometrics, novel physiological/behavioral/cognitive biometrics, and online identity.
Ali is the Tech Culture Coordinator at Novetta. Novetta’s culture focuses on innovation, risk taking, and disrupting the status quo. She has been with Novetta for roughly four years and in that time she’s created, planned and executed numerous hack-a-thons, tech trivia events, tech meet-ups, and gaming nights. In addition to these tech-centric efforts, Ali also leads the operational side of Novetta’s annual “10^27 Innovation Challenge” that encourages employees to form teams focused on exploring novel technical approaches to known problems in their work contexts. Ali has completed the training program for HR Generalists in 2015 and is wrapping up a second bachelors degree in Business Studies in HR Management & Accounting.
Andy Oram is an editor at O'Reilly Media. An employee of the company since 1992, Andy currently specializes in open source technologies and software engineering. His work for O'Reilly includes the first books ever released by a U.S. publisher on Linux, the 2001 title Peer-to-Peer, and the 2007 best-seller Beautiful Code.
Akshitha Ramachandran is a junior at Harvard University pursuing a joint degree in both Computer Science and Statistics. This past summer she interned for Novetta's Machine Learning Center of Excellence, expanding the scope of their entity extraction practices. She was a founding member and Lead Engineer at Harvard Student Agencies - DEV, a start-up focused on developing mobile and web applications for third party clients. She is both a senior developer and board member at ProMazo, a campus organization focused on partnering top students from leading universities with projects at leading companies. Additionally, Akshitha attends Hackathons and has been on the board of Harvard’s Women Engineers Code (WECode) conference.
Jenn is Director of Product Management at Novetta. In this role, she is responsible for defining and implementing product strategy for Novetta Entity Analytics, establishing and maintaining relationships with clients, partners, and analysts, seeking new market opportunities, and providing oversight of overall strategy, technical and marketing aspects of the product. Jennifer joined Novetta after serving as a Senior Product Manager at IBM for InfoSphere MDM. While at IBM, she was responsible for overseeing MDM strategy for Big Data, including unstructured data correlation, for which she was a co-inventor, and entity resolution on Hadoop. With more than 20 years of technical expertise and background in financial services and government, Jennifer is focused on turning that knowledge into easier to implement solutions that solve the highly complex, real-world needs of Big Data customers.
Kirsten is the Director of Talent Acquisition and has over 20 years of technical recruiting experience. After a short while working as a software developer then help desk manager, while studying Human Resources Management at University of Maryland University College, she combined her love for technology and HR by becoming a Technical Recruiter at a start up ecommerce firm in 1999. She then moved to recruiting in Telecom and has been primarily supporting the Information Security field, mostly for the Intelligence Community, since 2008 before joining Novetta in Sept 2016.
Nikolai Sazonov is a Senior Software Developer. Since joining Novetta in 2013, his core research and development efforts have centered on biometric fusion, specifically as required for successful active (continuous) authentication via behavioral and cognitive biometrics. In addition to developing software implementations, Nikolai has authored a white paper that outlines key concepts and trade-offs involved in designing fusion methods for Novetta’s active authentication platform. Nikolai routinely attends major industry events to demonstrate advanced fusion capabilities, and has mentored West Point cadets in a related innovation project. His additional core interests include classification algorithms and pattern recognition.
Marc Shichman is the Vice President of Novetta Entity Analytic Services and in this role he is responsible for pre and post sales engineering services. Marc has been building entity-resolution based data exploitation systems for Novetta’s clients for more than 12 years. He has over 25 years experience providing high performance computing systems for entity resolution and large-scale data analytics systems for multiple U.S. government clients.
Peter is a Senior Solutions Engineer with the Commercial division of Novetta. His focus is on supporting the Novetta Cyber Analytics solution, which provides organizations with network visibility and awareness for the purpose of detecting the presence of advanced attackers and sophisticated malware. Based in McLean, VA, Peter has 12 years of experience in technical solution design, development, and integration. He holds certifications for GIAC Certified Incident Handler and EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker and is actively pursuing CISSP. Learn more about Peter’s background here.
Knowledgent is a data and analytics consulting firm that helps clients maximize the value of information by improving their data foundations and advancing their analytics capabilities. www.knowledgent.com
Novetta Threat Research and Interdiction Group
Consisting of a diverse team of security researchers and analysts with backgrounds in the public and private sectors, Novetta's Threat Research Group works to analyze, remediate, and report on advanced cyber threats though the leveraging of public and proprietary data sources, tools and techniques. Utilizing decades of combined experience, the group monitors threat actor groups continually to protect both Novetta customers and the Internet population at large. They serve as a proactive member of the security community, coordinating working groups, researching emerging malware, and developing new tools and techniques for identifying security risks before they can gain traction.