CyDeploy is Looking to Be the Missing Link in cybersecurity

Baltimore startup CyDeploy recently received a grant from the Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program and is looking to move its artificial intelligence technology to the pilot phase.

CyDeploy is using artificial intelligence and machine learning to create a cloud-based replica of a company’s systems. This can be used to test cybersecurity updates to IT systems and Internet of Things devices, like a Google Home or health and medical devices like a pacemaker.

View full article in Power Moves: Meet Mia Millette, Skyline Technology Solutions’ New CEO

Mia Millette was promoted to the CEO role at Glen Burnie-based Skyline Technology Solutions in January, and is looking to spread a passion for technology and inspiration for women leaders in the region.

Millette stepped into the day-to-day leadership role after serving as COO of the IT integrator since 2018. She succeeds Skyline founder Brian Holsonbake, who will now serve as chairman and focus on long-term initiatives.

View full article in Tech-Driven Automation is Reshaping Career Paths. Software Developers Must Prepare, Too.

The future of work is like a snowstorm. It affects every community differently.

For some people, snow is about sledding and play. For others, snow means shoveling and isolation. Sometimes the snowstorm is a dusting, and other times it is a paralytic whiteout.

The future of work will be fun for some, challenging for others. It will land like a blizzard for some, while for others it will just flurry for years. But have no doubt: The storm is coming, and it is coming for everyone, even software developers.

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Fox 45: Tech Company Promises to Make Getting COVID-19 Vaccine Easier and More Secure

Baltimore City’s Health Commissioner said it was a link sharing and email mistake that effectively shut down distribution of first dose shots of the COVID- 19 vaccine in Baltimore City in February.

Officials believe the link sent to patients who’ve already had the first shot, intended only for 2nd dose appointments, may have been shared with others.

View full article in Fox 45. Power Moves:’s New Chief Revenue Officer Brings Experience from Millennial Media, Whitebox

Baltimore cybersecurity security company is bringing on a revenue leader with roots in the Baltimore tech community’s adtech and ecommerce growth of the last decade.

Danielle Repetti joined the company as chief revenue officer, a role in which she will sit on the company’s leadership team, identify new market opportunities, and oversee sales, channel and business development teams.

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Venture Beat: Insightin Health Raises $12 Million for AI that Uses Big Data to Guide Patients’ Decisions

Insightin Health, a company delivering personalized health care guidance, today announced it has raised $12 million. A spokesperson told VentureBeat the round will support Insightin Health’s plan to bring on more plan providers that service primarily Medicare, Medicaid, and accountable care organization members.

The global big data analytics market for health care was valued at $16.87 billion in 2017 and is projected to reach $67.82 billion by 2025, according to a recent report from Allied Market Research. It’s believed that health care organizations’ implementation of big data analytics might lead to an over 25% reduction in annual costs in the coming years. Better diagnosis and disease predictions, enabled by AI and analytics, can lead to cost reduction by decreasing hospital readmission rates, among other factors.

View full article in Venture Beat. University of Maryland Climbs to Highest R&D Ranking, Tops $1B in Spending

Multidisciplinary research into COVID-19 and pandemics. AI and medicine. VR and neuroscience.

These are a few areas of collaboration between researchers that span the University of Maryland‘s two campuses in Baltimore and College Park. Now, it’s all being recognized as part of a single university that’s among the top destinations for higher education research and development dollars in the country.

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Baltimore Business Journal: Here’s What Columbia Email Delivery Firm SparkPost is Doing with $180M in New Funding

Columbia-based email delivery firm SparkPost has secured a lofty $180 million funding round, which it hopes will fuel significant growth and more acquisitions.

SparkPost, which delivers nearly 40% of the world’s commercial email, has grown significantly in the past several years and throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. The new funding came from Philadelphia private equity firm LLR Partners, PNC Bank and NewSpring Capital, which has a presence in six states, including Maryland. The latest infusion brings SparkPost’s total backing to $245 million.

View full article in Baltimore Business Journal. Port Covington’s City Garage Signs Tech and Venture Firms

City Garage, the innovation hub in Port Covington, is adding to its mix of companies with tech and venture capital firms.

The Port Covington Development Team said this week that two new companies are moving to City Garage: cellular communications services provider LINQ Services and investment firm CoFactor Ventures. This follows this year’s previous addition of healthcare tech company Olive in City Garage, and the accelerator Conscious Venture Lab at nearby Impact Village.

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