Introducing our Tech Nite 16 Keynote Speaker:
Jim Schifalacqua | Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Serco Americas
Join us for Jim Schifalacqua's Keynote:
Collaboration in the Cloud - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Today's cyber environment and cloud solutions allow easy and ubiquitous information sharing and collaboration. However this sharing is not always as we intend, and if some simple rules aren't followed can result in your valuable information reaching far beyond your trusted colleagues. We'll discuss the benefits and pitfalls of this new way of cyber collaboration.
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- Darren W. Smith, Traipse
- Sven Brueckner, AXON AI
- Will Strickland, BrilliantBlaze, Coda Global
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- Stephanie Failes, Rockingham County Public Schools
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- Dr. Michael Ormsmith, Brenda Lovekamp, Staunton City Schools
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- Shenandoah Growers
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AxonAI Receives Seed Funding
HARRISONBURG, VA, April 12, 2016 - AxonAI, Inc., located in Harrisonburg VA, has successfully completed its seed round of funding.
With a total raise of $1.45M, AXON Connected LLC, SAP National Security Services
), the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), Blu Venture Investors and a number of private investors have provided support for AxonAI's mission to develop and commercialize
highly adaptable, intuitive and scalable applications to address high-throughput and real time big-data problems.
This initial round of funding provides AxonAI with the financial foundation to develop a suite of products that utilize AxonAI's proprietary swarming intelligence methodology and algorithms.
"We are grateful for the investment support we received in our seed round. The products we are developing will provide revolutionary advances in the fast growing field of predictive analytics, anomaly detection and real-time big data analytics", states Mark Slonecker, President and CEO of AxonAI, Inc.
AxonAI, Inc. develops and commercializes highly adaptable, intuitive and scalable applications to address high-throughput and real time big-data problems and applies advanced artificial intelligence technologies to develop complex reasoning products in numerous areas, including big data analytics, risk forecasting, and cyber security. Learn more at
About SAP NS2®
SAP National Security Services, Inc.
) is an independent 100% U.S. subsidiary of the global enterprise software company SAP, offering a full suite of world-class enterprise applications, analytics, database, cyber security, cloud, and mobility software solutions from SAP, with specialized levels of security and support to meet the unique mission requirements of U.S. national security and critical infrastructure customers. In addition to software solutions, SAP NS2
offers secure support and consulting services from credentialed experts in the national security space. Learn more at
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