Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Bay Area Tech Wire - June 28

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BAY AREA TECH WIRE -- June 28, 2017
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Inbox Summit East - Washington, D.C. - Sept. 29 (Super Early-Bird Rate Available)
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Redwood City-Based Sumo Logic Lands $75 Million in New Funding
o Sunnyvale-Based Platform9 Raises $22 Million in Third Round
o San Francisco's DayTwo Secures $12 Million in First Round of Funding
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HDS Federal to Acquire Federal Contracts from San Jose-Based Brocade
o Ford Teams with Motivate to Launch Expanded Bike-Share Program in Bay Area
> Inbox Summit East - Washington, D.C. - Sept. 29
o Briefly Noted:
Accenture, Jetlore, AEye
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o Redwood City-Based Sumo Logic Lands $75 Million in New Funding

Redwood City, Calif. -- Sumo Logic, the Redwood City-based developer of a cloud-native machine data analytics platform, said it has landed $75 million in a new round of funding, led by Sapphire Ventures. Accel Partners, DFJ Growth, Greylock Partners, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Sequoia Capital and Sutter Hill Ventures also took part in the round, which increased the company's total backing to $235 million since its inception seven years ago. The company said it will use the proceeds to bolster its engineering, sales and global operations, with a focus on extending the capabilities of its service to address areas such as operational and security analytics, advanced machine learning and IoT. "This investment… reflects the company's progress and provides the capital needed to become the dominant SaaS leader in the machine data analytics category," said CEO Ramin Sayar. Sumo Logic said its platform is now used by more than 1,500 clients, analyzing well over 100 petabytes of data a day.
http://www.sumologic.com
https://www.sumologic.com/press/2017-06-27/75-million-funding-round/ 
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o Sunnyvale-Based Platform9 Raises $22 Million in Third Round

Sunnyvale, Calif. -- Platform9, a Sunnyvale-based provider of open source-as-a-service for clients deploying hybrid clouds across multiple platforms, said on Wednesday it has raised $22 million in its third round of funding, led by Canvas Ventures. HP Enterprise also participated in the round, along with previous backers Redpoint Ventures and Menlo Ventures. The company, which now has raised $36.5 million since its inception, said it will use the latest proceeds to expand its global sales, product and marketing teams, as well as boost engineering investments. Platform9's cloud delivery model lets users deploy and manage hybrid clouds with popular cloud frameworks such as Kubernetes, OpenStack and Fission. Clients include Cadence Design, Autodesk, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Sony PlayStation. "Enterprises today are racing to adopt the cloud, but struggle with managing numerous infrastructure silos, ranging from legacy virtualized data centers to pockets of public cloud deployments," said CEO Sirish Raghuram. "We enable infrastructure anywhere to be easily managed."
http://www.platform9.com 
https://platform9.com/press/platform9-raises-22-million-series-c-funding-to-reimagine-hybrid-clouds/ 
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o San Francisco's DayTwo Secures $12 Million in First Round of Funding

San Francisco -- DayTwo, the San Francisco- and Israel-based provider of a DNA sequencing service that explores the gut microbiome to help users live healthier and maintain normal blood sugar levels, said it has raised $12 million in its first round of funding. Investors included Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Seventure Partners' Health for Life Capital fund, Mayo Clinic, co-founder Marius Nacht and other private investors. The company, which now has raised $17 million since its inception, said it will use the latest funds to expand its product, engineering and data science teams in Tel Aviv and San Francisco. In addition, DayTwo said it will deepen its clinical research with the Mayo Clinic and other gut-microbiome clinical research partners. DayTwo has developed a method to accurately predict people's glycemic response to specific foods and food combinations using their microbiome and other clinical factors. The company then uses that information in its cloud-based diet and nutrition planner, giving users personalized scores based on what they eat. "We've just scratched the surface of how powerful the microbiome is to support personalized diet, nutrition, and chronic condition management," said CEO Lihi Segal. "DayTwo has brought actionable, evidence-based science down to a mobile app, to make personalized nutrition easy and convenient for the first time."
http://www.daytwo.com
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/daytwo-secures-120-million-series-a-financing-round-300480088.html 
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o HDS Federal to Acquire Federal Contracts from San Jose-Based Brocade

Santa Clara, Calif. -- Hitachi Data Systems Federal (HDS Federal), a unit of Santa Clara-based Hitachi Data Systems that provides data and analytics tools to the federal government, said it will pay an undisclosed amount to acquire federal service maintenance contracts from San Jose-based Brocade Communication Systems. The deal is expected to close by the end of October, when Broadcom completes its $5.9 billion acquisition of Brocade, announced in November. HDS Federal said it will take on an unspecified number of cleared employees from Brocade as part of the agreement. "This agreement with Brocade reinforces our commitment to the public sector and expands our portfolio of capabilities to further assist our government customers in their digital transformation journeys," said David Turner, HDS Federal's president and CEO.
http://www.hdsfed.com
http://www.hdsfed.com/news/press-releases/hitachi-data-systems-federal-signs-definitive-agreement-accept-transfer-and  
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o Ford Teams with Motivate to Launch Expanded Bike-Share Program in Bay Area

San Francisco -- Commuters in the Bay Area will have more two-wheeled options to get around town under a new program that launched Thursday. Automaker Ford said it has teamed with Motivate to expand the area's bike-share program -- now called Ford GoBike -- with plans to make 3,500 technology-enabled bicycles available throughout San Francisco, East Bay and San Jose by the end of summer. The bikes feature gears and brakes specifically designed to more easily navigate hilly terrain, as well as puncture-resistant tires and motion-activated lights. People can become members of the program by registering at FordGoBike.com or walking up to a station. Users of Ford's FordPass app can find and rent available bikes through their mobile devices. The app also will send notifications, including the time of a user's current ride and number of miles ridden on a trip. By the end of 2018, Ford GoBike aims to house 7,000 bikes at 546 stations, making it the nation's second-largest bike-share program. Ford and Motivate have worked with local officials, community groups, civic associations and others to determine specifications and station locations for the Bay Area.
https://www.fordgobike.com/ 
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170627006341/en/Ford-GoBike-Launching-Bay-Area-Expanding-Accessible
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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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o Briefly Noted:

(San Francisco) Accenture said that Sanjay Podder, the managing director of Accenture Labs in Bangalore, India, has been selected as an Eisenhower Fellow (EF). As part of EF's Fall Global Program, which includes 20 other leaders from business, government and civil society from the Middle East and South Asia, Podder will take part in a six-week fellowship in the U.S. to exchange knowledge and ideas.
https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/sanjay-podder-of-accenture-selected-as-eisenhower-fellow-to-research-tech4good-initiatives.htm 

(San Mateo, Calif.) San Mateo-based Jetlore, developer of an AI-powered prediction platform for retailers, has named Dorna Bandari as its director of algorithms. Bandari, who will oversee machine learning infrastructure and development of algorithms, most recently worked at Pinterest, where she led data science initiatives in infrastructure and the company's core product groups.
http://www.jetlore.com 
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/jetlore-poaches-pinterests-top-female-data-scientist-to-become-new-director-of-algorithms-300480044.html 

(Pleasanton, Calif.) Pleasanton-based AEye, a developer of robotic vision technology for autonomous vehicles, on Wednesday named Allan Steinhardt as its chief engineer, John Stockton as its vice president of product and Blair LaCorte as its chief of staff. Steinhardt previously served as a chief scientist at DARPA; Stockton was the CEO of ARC International, Synergy Semiconductor and Stream Machine; and LaCorte served as global president of PRG and CEO of XOJET.
https://aeye.ai/executive-team 

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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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> 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.
http://www.inboxsummiteast.com/

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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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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Bay Area Tech Wire - June 27

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BAY AREA TECH WIRE -- June 27, 2017
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Inbox Summit East - Washington, D.C. - Sept. 29 (Super Early-Bird Rate Available)
http://www.inboxsummiteast.com

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European Regulators Hit Google with Record $2.7 Billion Fine
o Milpitas-Based View Lands $200M, Including $70M Investment from BlackRock
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Mountain View-Based Glooko Lands $35 Million in New Funding
o San Jose-Based Xcalar Lands $21 Million in First Round of Funding
o Pandora Co-Founder Departs as CEO; President and CMO Also Leave
> Inbox Summit East - Washington, D.C. - Sept. 29
o Briefly Noted:
Symphony Technology Group - Fishbowl, Cyara,
Coding Dojo - San Jose

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o European Regulators Hit Google with Record $2.7 Billion Fine

Mountain View, Calif. -- Regulators in Europe on Tuesday fined Mountain View-based Google a record $2.7 billion for allegedly breaching EU antitrust rules, two years after charging the tech giant with systematically favoring its own comparison shopping product over those of competitors in search results. The amount more than doubles the previous record fine in Europe, about $1.2 billion against Santa Clara-based chipmaker Intel in 2009. "Google abused its market dominance as a search engine by promoting its own comparison shopping service in its search results, and demoting those of competitors," wrote Commissioner Margrethe Vestager in the decision. "What Google has done is illegal under EU antitrust rules. It denied other companies the chance to compete on the merits and to innovate. And most importantly, it denied European consumers a genuine choice of services and the full benefits of innovation." The fine could've been as much as 10% of the company's annual revenue, or about $9 billion. Under the ruling, Google must now end the conduct within 90 days or face additional penalty payments. The company said it is mulling a possible appeal. "Given the evidence, we respectfully disagree with the conclusions announced today," wrote Kent Walker, Google's senior vice president and general counsel, in a blog post. "We will review the Commission's decision in detail as we consider an appeal, and we look forward to continuing to make our case."
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-1784_en.htm 
https://www.blog.google/topics/google-europe/european-commission-decision-shopping-google-story/ 
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o Milpitas-Based View Lands $200M, Including $70M Investment from BlackRock

Milpitas, Calif. -- View, a Milpitas-based developer of dynamic architectural glass designed to intelligently control sunlight by transitioning through multiple tint states, said on Tuesday it has raised $200 million in a new round of funding, which included a $70 million investment from BlackRock. Other participants included TIAA, which invested $50 million, and several other previous backers. "This investment enables us to scale our operations to meet rapidly growing demand," said CEO Rao Mulpuri. View's electrochromic glass has been installed in more than 350 completed commercial buildings, with another 150 in progress. The glass is designed to improve the comfort of occupants, while also bolstering energy efficiency.
http://www.viewglass.com 
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170627005321/en/View-Completes-200M-Financing-70M-Investment-BlackRock 
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o Mountain View-Based Glooko Lands $35 Million in New Funding

Mountain View, Calif. -- Glooko, the Mountain View-based developer of a remote patient monitoring platform for diabetes, said on Tuesday it has raised $35 million in a new round of funding, led by Georgian Partners. New investors Insulet and Mayo Clinic also joined previous backers Canaan Partners, Social Capital, Medtronic and Samsung NEXT in the round, which the company will use to expand its sales, marketing and development teams and grow its international presence. "With this capital, we will accelerate our investments in clinical solutions that aim to increase medication adherence, provide personalized insights and prompts that drive behavior change for people with diabetes, and deliver clinical decision support to thousands of clinicians and coaches so they can better support people with diabetes in between office visits," said CEO Rick Altinger. Glooko's diabetes digital health platform is currently used by more than 1 million patients. The company's mobile and web apps and clinic upload tools sync with popular diabetes devices, fitness wearables and activity trackers, providing reports and analytics designed to help patients change their behaviors and improve outcomes.
http://www.glooko.com
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170627005449/en/Diabetes-Data-Platform-Leader-Glooko-Raises-35
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o San Jose-Based Xcalar Lands $21 Million in First Round of Funding

San Jose, Calif. -- Xcalar, the San Jose-based developer of a business analytics platform, said on Tuesday it has raised $21 million in its first round of funding, led by Khosla Ventures. The round also included participation from individual investors, including Andy Bechtolsheim and Diane Greene, as well as venture capital firm Merus Capital. The company also announced the release of the latest version of its core platform, which is designed to provide users with actionable insights from big data. "We set out to create a visual design platform that leverages existing investments in Hadoop, eliminates the need for most big data programming languages and allows business analysts, data engineers and data scientists to work relationally with modern data in interactive time," said CEO Vikram Joshi, who previously founded ioTurbine and PixBlitz Studios. Xcalar so far has forged key partnerships with Microsoft, Google, Tableau, Confluent and MapR, and is currently working on deployments and pre-production pilots with about a dozen large clients.
http://www.xcalar.com
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/big-data-startup-xcalar-raises-21m-led-by-khosla-ventures-and-launches-xcalar-12-300480543.html?tc=eml_cleartime
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o Pandora Co-Founder Departs as CEO; President and CMO Also Leave

Oakland -- Pandora, the Oakland-based provider of a popular Internet radio service, said on Tuesday that co-founder Tim Westergren will step down as its CEO. The company has named Naveen Chopra, its chief financial officer (CFO), as interim CEO, while its board launches a search for a replacement. President Mike Herring and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Nick Bartle also will depart the company. The moves comes less than three weeks after Pandora announced a $480 million investment from satellite radio company SiriusXM, as well as its $200 million sale of Ticketfly to Eventbrite. Westergren, who in 2000 teamed with Will Glaser and Jon Kraft to form Savage Beast Technologies, the predecessor to Pandora, helped orchestrate both moves in a bid to put the company on more solid financial footing. He took over as CEO last March to succeed Brian McAndrews, who had been chairman, president and CEO since 2013. "Tim stepped in to be CEO at a critical time for the company and was quickly able to reset relations with the major labels, launch our on-demand service, reconstitute the management team and refortify our balance sheet by securing an investment from Sirius XM," said board member Tim Leiweke. "We support Tim's desire to identify a new CEO for Pandora's next stage." Westergren also will give up his board seat.
http://www.pandora.com
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170627005860/en/Pandora-Announces-Senior-Leadership-Transition-Appoints-New  
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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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o Briefly Noted:

(Palo Alto, Calif.) Five months after being acquired by Palo Alto-based Symphony Technology Group (STG), Virginia-based Fishbowl, developer of a customer engagement platform for the restaurant industry, on Tuesday Jim Soss as its new CEO. He succeeds Dev Ganesan, who has left the company. Soss previously served as a senior vice president and general manager at Responsys, which was acquired by Oracle for $1.5 billion, and CEO of Red Aril, which was acquired by Hearst. The company, which in 2015 opened a Silicon Valley research and development center in Santa Clara, was acquired by STG in January.
http://www.fishbowl.com/leading-restaurant-marketing-analytics-company-fishbowl-names-new-ceo/ 

(Redwood City, Calif.) Cyara, an Australian developer of omnichannel customer experience testing and monitoring tools, with U.S. headquarters in Redwood City, on Tuesday announced the appointment of five new executives. They include Silicon Valley-based Mark Verbeck (CFO), CMO Linda Chen and Mike Monegan, vice president of product management, as well as Geoff Willshire (chief innovation officer) and Amy Hudson (global head of domain consulting).
https://cyara.com/news/cyara-expands-leadership-team-70-year-year-growth/ 

(San Jose, Calif.) Coding school Coding Dojo said on Tuesday it plans to host at least 30 Amazon Alexa skills workshops by the end of 2017, including at its campus in San Jose. The company said it plans to train at least 1,500 developers to create new Alexa skills that let people intuitively interact with Amazon Echo and other devices with Alexa using voice. Other workshops will take place at campuses in Chicago; Dallas; Los Angeles; Seattle and Washington, DC.
http://www.codingdojo.com/alexa-skills-workshop 

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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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> 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.
http://www.inboxsummiteast.com/

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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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Monday, June 26, 2017

Bay Area Tech Wire - June 26

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BAY AREA TECH WIRE -- June 26, 2017
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Inbox Summit East - Washington, D.C. - Sept. 29 (Super Early-Bird Rate Available)
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o Anthem Could Pay $115 Million in Largest-Ever Data Breach Settlement
o Emeryville-Based MedeAnalytics Tabs Paul Kaiser as New CEO
o Mountain View-Based ZeroStack Names David Greene as CEO
o EY Names Winners of Northern California Entrepreneur Of The Year
o Redwood City-Based Karius Names Todd Whitson as Chief Commercial Officer
> Inbox Summit East - Washington, D.C. - Sept. 29
o Briefly Noted:
SiTime, Tanium, Gigamon
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o Anthem Could Pay $115 Million in Largest-Ever Data Breach Settlement

San Francisco -- In what could be the largest data breach settlement in history, Indiana-based health insurer Anthem has agreed to pay $115 million to resolve a class action lawsuit stemming from a 2015 data breach that saw the theft of personal information from 78.8 million people. Under the settlement, which still must be approved by a court, Anthem would establish a $115 million settlement fund, used to provide victims with at least two years of credit monitoring, as well as cover their out-of-pocket expenses and provide them with cash compensation. In addition, the settlement requires Anthem to guarantee funding for information security, and implement or maintain specific changes to its data security systems. "After two years of intensive litigation and hard work by the parties, we are pleased that consumers who were affected by this data breach will be protected going forward and compensated for past losses," said Eve Cervantez, co-lead counsel representing the plaintiffs. In early 2015, Anthem acknowledged that it had been the target of a cyber attack, in which the personal information of 78.8 million individuals was stolen, including names, dates of birth, social security numbers and health care ID numbers. More than 100 lawsuits were filed against Anthem, and the cases were consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Attorneys from Altshuler Berzon, Cohen Milstein, Girard Gibbs and Lieff Cabraser were court-appointed to lead the representation of the plaintiffs.
https://anthemdatabreachlitigation.girardgibbs.com/ 
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170623005603/en/Plaintiffs%E2%80%99-Counsel-Announce-115-Million-Proposed-Class

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o Emeryville-Based MedeAnalytics Tabs Paul Kaiser as New CEO

Emeryville, Calif. -- MedeAnalytics, the Emeryville-based developer of a cloud-based analytics platform designed to help healthcare organizations better utilize vast amounts of data, on Monday named Paul Kaiser as its new CEO. He succeeds Andrew Hurd, who had held the role for more than four years, overseeing the company's sale of a majority stake to Thoma Bravo in 2015. Kaiser most recently was the president of TriZetto Provider Solutions, and earlier was the director of sales for Cerner's managed services portfolio. "His expertise will allow him to bring the company to the next stage of growth in terms of scale and operational execution," said David Weiss, the chairman of MedeAnalytics.
http://www.medeanalytics.com
http://medeanalytics.com/company/newsroom/press-releases/paul-kaiser-joins-medeanalytics-as-chief-executive-officer 
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o Mountain View-Based ZeroStack Names David Greene as CEO

Mountain View, Calif. -- ZeroStack, the Mountain View-based developer of a private cloud platform, on Monday named David Greene as its new CEO. He succeeds co-founder Ajay Gulati, who has transitioned to the role of chief technology officer (CTO). Greene most recently served as the chief marketing officer (CMO) at Aerohive Networks, where he was led several corporate initiatives, and earlier held key marketing, product management and business development roles at Riverbed, HP and BMC Software. "David has exactly the right experience to bring ZeroStack to the next level of success," said Gulati. "He has driven profits for companies both large and small, and he has the vision to help us navigate a highly competitive space with great success." ZeroStack is backed by Formation 8 and Foundation Capital.
http://www.zerostack.com
https://www.zerostack.com/zerostack-names-david-greene-as-ceo/ 
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o EY Names Winners of Northern California Entrepreneur Of The Year

San Jose, Calif. -- EY on Friday unveiled the eight winners of its 2017 Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards for Northern California during an event in San Jose. Winners, selected by an independent judging panel, include: René Lacerte, the founder and CEO of Palo Alto-based Bill.com; Thomas Siebel, the founder, chairman and CEO of Redwood City-based C3 IoT; George Kurtz, the president and CEO of Sunnyvale-based CrowdStrike; Mike Burkland, the president and CEO of San Ramon-based Five9; Kara Goldin, the CEO of San Francisco-based hint; Sam Shank, the CEO of San Francisco-based HotelTonight; Rami Elghandour, the president and CEO of Redwood City-based Nevro; and Eric Wu, the founder and CEO of San Francisco-based Opendoor. Regional award winners are now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National program, which announced its winners in Palm Springs this November.
http://www.ey.com/us/eoy/norcal  
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o Redwood City-Based Karius Names Todd Whitson as Chief Commercial Officer

Redwood City, Calif. -- Karius, the Redwood City-based developer of a genomics platform used to analyze microbial cell-free DNA, on Monday named Todd Whitson as its chief commercial officer. Whitson most recently served as the chief commercial officer of CareDx, and previously was the vice president of commercial operations at Ariosa Diagnostics, now part of the Roche Group. Karius CEO Mickey Kertesz said Whitson will play a key role "as we look toward broadened availability of our technology in the coming months." The company's test can detect more than 1,250 pathogens through a standard blood draw, far more than conventional methods.
http://www.kariusdx.com
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170626005244/en/Karius-Announces-Appointment-Todd-Whitson-Chief-Commercial .
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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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o Briefly Noted:

(Santa Clara, Calif.) Santa Clara-based SiTime, a unit of MegaChips focused on MEMS-based timing technology, said on Monday it has opened a new office in The Netherlands. The company said its new office in Delft will serve as a research and development facility, working with staff in Santa Clara to help improve and expand product offerings.
http://www.sitime.com
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sitime-expands-global-presence-with-opening-of-netherlands-office-300479154.html 

(Emeryville, Calif.) Emeryville-based Tanium, developer of an endpoint communications platform, on Monday named Salesforce veteran Mark Wayland to the newly created role of chief revenue officer. Wayland held roles at Salesforce for the past 10 years, most recently serving as its senior vice president of commercial sales.
http://www.tanium.com
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170626005414/en/Tanium-Names-Mark-Wayland-Chief-Revenue-Officer 

(Santa Clara, Calif.) Santa Clara-based Gigamon, a developer of technology designed to provide greater visibility into physical and virtual network traffic, on Monday named Burney Barker as its senior vice president of worldwide sales. Barker most recently served as the senior vice president of global sales for Gigamon's Converged Platforms and Solutions Division.
https://www.gigamon.com/company/news-and-events/newsroom/gigamon-appoints-burney-barker-senior-vice-president-worldwide-sales.html 

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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.
http://www.inboxsummiteast.com/

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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.
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Bay Area Tech Wire - June 23

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Aera Technology Rebrands from FusionOps, Lands $50 Million
o Menlo Park-Based Bessemer Venture Partners Promotes Three to Partner
o Facebook, Alphabet Dominate Mobile App Audience Rankings
o Survey: Tech Hiring Expected to Increase in for Rest of '17
> 13 Workplace Communication Tips Today's Young People Need to Know
o Briefly Noted:
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o Aera Technology Rebrands from FusionOps, Lands $50 Million

Mountain View, Calif. -- Aera Technology, a Mountain View-based developer of machine intelligence technology for businesses, said it has changed its name from FusionOps and raised $50 million in a new round of funding, led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA). The company said its platform is designed to continuously crawl through a client's enterprise systems, uncovering opportunities to improve financial and business performance in real-time. It then proactively engages with relevant users to make changes, when warranted. Frederic Laluyaux, Aera's president and CEO, called the technology "a cognitive operating system that connects you with your business and autonomously orchestrates your operations." Laluyaux previously served as the CEO of Anaplan.
https://www.aeratechnology.com/ 
http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/aera-launches-to-enable-the-self-driving-enterprise-2222793.htm 
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o Menlo Park-Based Bessemer Venture Partners Promotes Three to Partner

Menlo Park, Calif. -- Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP), a Menlo Park-based venture capital firm investing in consumer, enterprise and healthcare technology companies, said it has promoted Charles Birnbaum, Amit Karp and Kristina Shen to partner. Birnbaum. who joined the firm's New York office in 2013, and currently serves on the board of Zopa, United Capital, Fabric, Spruce and Eave. Karp has been with the firm since 2012, working out of Israel for the past three years. He currently serves on the board of otonomo and ScyllaDB. Shen joined BVP in 2013, and is the firm's lead on the boards of Glint, DoubleDutch and Retail Solutions. "Each of them has demonstrated deep sector knowledge and a keen ability to spot standout companies early," said Ed Colloton, Bessemer's chief operating officer (COO). Bessemer is a $4 billion VC that funded the early stages of Blue Apron, Pinterest, Skype and Twitch.
https://www.bvp.com/ 
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bessemer-venture-partners-promotes-charles-birnbaum-amit-karp-and-kristina-shen-to-partner-300477220.html 
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o Facebook, Alphabet Dominate Mobile App Audience Rankings

Reston, Va. -- Mobile apps developed by Facebook and Google-parent Alphabet hold the top six spots in comScore's newly released list of the top smartphone apps in the U.S., based on audience reach. Facebook tops the rankings, appearing on 75.7% of all smartphones used by adults, with Facebook Messenger, the social media giant's instant messaging tool, right behind it at 67.5%. YouTube (66.5%), Google Search (59.3%), Google Maps (56.1%) and Google Play (49.4%) round out the top six. The complete top 15 rankings for May are available at the link below.
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/comscore-ranks-the-top-us-smartphone-apps-for-may-2017-300478054.html
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o Survey: Tech Hiring Expected to Increase in for Rest of '17

Menlo Park, Calif. -- Technology hiring in the U.S. is expected to increase for the remainder of this year, according to a new IT hiring forecast from Robert Half Technology. All told, 21% of chief information officers (CIOs) surveyed say they plan to add full-time technology professionals to their teams during the second half of 2017 -- up 5% from a survey conducted in December. An additional 64% expect to maintain staff levels by filling vacant roles, and 63% say it's somewhat or very challenging to find skilled IT professionals in today's market. "It's a good time to be a job seeker in the tech industry," said John Reed, senior executive director of Robert Half Technology. "For employers, however, hiring remains a challenge in today's competitive market. Tech leaders must make recruiting and retention a priority to attract and secure top talent." Respondents said that skills greatest in demand include: database management (53%), Windows administration (53%), desktop support (52%) network administration (51%) and wireless network management (51%). The complete report is available at the link below.
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/us-cios-reveal-hiring-plans-for-second-half-of-2017-300478051.html  
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> 13 Workplace Communication Tips Today's Young People Need to Know

Texting- and social media-obsessed Millennials aren't always prepared to navigate the business world, which primarily "runs" on email and face-to-face communication. Here, we share 13 dos and don'ts to help them communicate productively in the big leagues.

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o Briefly Noted:

(Pleasanton, Calif.) Pleasanton-based Veeva Systems, a developer of cloud-based software for the life sciences industry, has named Mark Carges to its board of directors. Carges previously served as the chief technology officer (CTO) of eBay and BEA Systems, and currently serves on the boards of Splunk and Magnet Systems.
https://www.veeva.com/resources/mark-carges-joins-veeva-board-of-directors/ 

(San Francisco) San Francisco-based HouseCanary, a developer of data analytics tools for real estate professionals, has named Alex Villacorta as its executive vice president of analytics. Villacorta previously created and led the research and housing analytics team at Clear Capital.
http://www.housecanary.com
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/housecanary-hires-alex-villacorta-as-executive-vice-president-of-analytics-300477265.html 

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> 13 Workplace Communication Tips Today's Young People Need to Know

Texting- and social media-obsessed Millennials aren't always prepared to navigate the business world, which primarily "runs" on email and face-to-face communication. Here, we share 13 dos and don'ts to help them communicate productively in the big leagues.
http://www.fairfaxcountyeda.org/bay-area-tech-wire

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> Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit - Baltimore - Sept. 15 (Flash Sale)

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.
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Bay Area Tech Wire - June 22

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BAY AREA TECH WIRE -- June 22, 2017
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Senior Ruby Platform Engineer, Mountain View CA - $170k

o San Francisco-Based Samsara Raises $40 Million in Third Round of Funding
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San Francisco-Based Elevate Security Launches After Raising $2 Million
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Santa Clara-Based Intel Extends Cash Tender Officer for Mobileye
o Correction - SignalFx Names Mark Cranney as Chief Commercial Officer
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Talend, Infogain, YL Ventures
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o San Francisco-Based Samsara Raises $40 Million in Third Round of Funding

San Francisco -- Samsara, a San Francisco-based developer of Internet-connected sensor systems for industrial and transportation applications, said it has raised $40 million in its third round of funding, led by General Catalyst. Previous backer Andreessen Horowitz and Samsara's founders also took part in the round, which valued the company at more than $530 million. Samsara's hardware and software platform, targeting the $8 billion vehicle telematics market, combines data from sensors, GPS, cameras and mobile apps. The 100-employee company now has raised $80 million since its inception, with plans to double its headcount by the end of this year while investing heavily in research and development. "This new financing lets us invest in long-term technology development to explore new applications for our platform," said co-founder and CEO Sanjit Biswas. Biswas and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) John Bicket together previously founded and led Meraki, a cloud networking technology company acquired by Cisco Systems for $1.2 billion. Hemant Taneja, managing director at General Catalyst, has joined the company's board of directors.
http://www.samsara.com
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/industrial-iot-company-samsara-raises-40m-in-series-c-growth-financing-300477294.html 
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o San Francisco-Based Elevate Security Launches After Raising $2 Million

San Francisco -- Elevate Security, the San Francisco-based developer of a web-based platform designed to shift human behavior and responses to security threats in an effort to prevent breaches, said it has officially launched operations after landing $2 million in seed funding. Costanoa Ventures and Webb Investment Network took part in the round. Led by former Salesforce cybersecurity veterans Masha Sedova and Robert Fly, Elevate focuses on improving people's responses to phishing scams and increasing reporting rates of suspicious activity. Emphasis is put on curbing risky behaviors such as password reuse, working on personal devices and refusal to use multi-factor authentication. "The approach the vast majority of companies use to train their employees on cybersecurity is so old-fashioned and out of date that it actually does more harm than good," said Fly, the company's CEO. "Force-feeding a 60-minute video with questions at the end isn't going to achieve much more than getting people to tune out the message. If employees don't feel invested in protecting digital assets, you might as well just leave the front door of your company open to hackers."
http://www.elevatesecurity.com
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/elevate-security-launches-with-2m-seed-funding-from-costanoa-ventures-and-webb-investment-network-300472340.html 
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o Santa Clara-Based Intel Extends Cash Tender Officer for Mobileye

Santa Clara, Calif. -- Intel, the Santa Clara-based chipmaker, said on Thursday it has extended its cash tender offer for shares of Israel's Mobileye after falling well short of its original goal to acquire the bulk of the company's stock. The company's cash tender offer, at $63.54 a share, had been set to expired Wednesday night, but now has been extended through July 20. So far, just 50% of Mobileye's shares, have been validly tendered and not withdrawn, and an additional 8% have been tendered pursuant to guaranteed delivery procedures. Intel said it must be tendered at least 95% of Mobileye's outstanding shares to complete the $15.3 billion deal, first announced in March. Intel said the acquisition will bolster its position in the fast-growing market for autonomous vehicle systems, data and services, expected to grow to $70 billion by 2030.
https://www.intel.com 
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170622005383/en/Intel-Extends-Cash-Tender-Offer-Outstanding-Shares 
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o Correction - SignalFx Names Mark Cranney as Chief Commercial Officer

San Mateo, Calif. -- SignalFx, a San Mateo-based developer of a service that monitors metrics across every component in the cloud to maximize the productivity of cloud operations teams, has named Mark Cranney as its chief commercial officer. Cranney most recently was an operating partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, which is a major investor in SignalFx. In his new role, he will lead the company's go-to-market operations, including sales, marketing, business development, customer success, support and services. In previous roles, he led worldwide field operations at Opsware, and held senior executive field operations positions at HP, Aster Data Systems and Parametric Technology Corp. The news follows a series of key hires for SignalFx, including Paul Ross as vice president of marketing, Jim Brzezinski as vice president of worldwide sales, Susan Gudenkauf as vice president of customer experience and Naren Goel as vice president of finance. (Note - An article in Wednesday's edition misidentified the name of SignalFx.)
https://signalfx.com/ 
https://signalfx.com/press/pr-20170620-appoints-mark-cranney-chief-commercial-officer/  
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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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o Briefly Noted:

(Redwood City, Calif.) Redwood City-based Talend, a developer of cloud and big data integration tools, said on Thursday it has opened a new office in Bangalore, India. The new office will house members of the company's customer success team, including professional services, who will provide support and training to customers and system integrators in the region.
http://www.talend.com
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170622005287/en/Talend-Accelerates-Growth-Opening-New-Office-India 

(Los Gatos, Calif.) Los Gatos-based Infogain, a developer of front-end, customer-facing technologies, processes and applications, on Thursday named Vinay Rawat as its chief revenue officer. Rawat most recently served as the senior vice president and global head of network equipment and consumer electronics at Wipro Technologies.
http://www.infogain.com
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170622005580/en/Infogain-Strengthens-Leadership-Team-Appointment-New-Chief 

(San Francisco) Weeks after closing its new $75 million seed fund, San Francisco-based YL Ventures, an Israel-focused seed-stage venture capital firm, on Thursday named a pair of venture advisors. New advisors include Andy Ellis, the chief security officer of Akamai Technologies, and Amichai Shulman, the co-founder and chief technology officer (CTO) of Imperva.
https://www.ylventures.com/ 
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170622005127/en/YL-Ventures-Expands-Advisory-Board-Akamai-Imperva 

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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.

_____________________________________________

> 13 Workplace Communication Tips Today's Young People Need to Know

Texting- and social media-obsessed Millennials aren't always prepared to navigate the business world, which primarily "runs" on email and face-to-face communication. Here, we share 13 dos and don'ts to help them communicate productively in the big leagues.
http://www.fairfaxcountyeda.org/bay-area-tech-wire

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> Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit - Baltimore - Sept. 15 (Flash Sale)

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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