Military and Intelligence Leaders to Provide Guidance in Federal Market
Arlington, VA and Nashville, TN – May 10, 2011 –Digital Reasoning™, the leader in complex, large scale unstructured data analytics, today announced it has established a Federal Advisory Board to guide the company’s growing presence in the federal market. Led by industry veteran Mike Miller, the Advisory Board includes General Tom Hobbins (U.S. Air Force, Ret.), Robert Flores, Dr. Anita K. Jones and CAPT Nick Buck (U.S. Navy, Ret.).
“The Federal Advisory Board will work closely with our senior management team to establish new partnerships and accelerate our work with the federal market,” said Tim Estes, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Reasoning. “With the federal government’s increased focus on cloud computing, our flagship product Synthesys® provides a unique Entity Oriented Analytics solution that enables government agencies to tap into the power of big data.”
The Advisory Board represents a team with unique insight into the requirements of Big Data, text analytics and intelligence solutions for government agencies.
“I’m happy, proud and humbled to continue to work with Digital Reasoning and the members of the Advisory Board,” said Mike Miller, Chairman of the newly created Board. “The accomplishments of my fellow members on behalf of our Country, its warfighters and citizens have been exemplary. We are grateful for their willingness to work with Digital Reasoning and help solve some of the country’s most complex data challenges.”
Background on Board Members
General William T. Hobbins retired as Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Commander, NATO Allied Air Component Command, Ramstein; and Director, Joint Air Power Competence Centre, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. He has commanded a MAJCOM, a NATO Component, a numbered air force, two tactical fighter wings and a composite air group. He has served as the Director of Plans and Operations for U.S. Forces Japan, Director of Plans and Policy for U.S. Atlantic Command, the Director of Operations for U.S. Air Forces in Europe, and the Deputy Chief of Staff Warfighting Integration and Air Force CIO. In addition, Gen Hobbins was the Lead developer for the first C4ISR flight plan in 2005, and subsequently for the NATO Unmanned Aerial Systems Roadmap in 2007.
Bob Flores is the Founder and President of Applicology Incorporated, an independent consulting firm specializing in informatics and cyber security issues. Prior to starting Applicology, Flores spent 31 years in the U.S. Intelligence Community where he held several positions, including Chief Technology Officer. He was also on several government-wide information sharing committees and councils. In addition to his senior level leadership and management positions, his career included assignments in applications programming, training and education, contract and project management, and both line and staff management roles at various levels of the Agency.
Dr. Anita K. Jones is a distinguished leader in computer science, widely recognized for her scholarship in the field and her prior service to the U.S. Government in managing the U.S. Department of Defense’s science and technology program and overseeing its numerous research activities. Dr. Jones is currently a University Professor Emerita at the University of Virginia. She served as the Director of Defense Research and Engineering for the U.S. Department of Defense in 1993-1998, and later as vice-chair of the National Science Board. She is a senior fellow of the Defense Science Board and a member of the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Corporation and the MIT Corporation. She is a member of the American Philosophical Society and the National Academy of Engineering. She is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the American Academy for the Advancement of Science.
CAPT Nick Buck completed a 26 year Navy career with over 15 years in National Security Space, including 10 years in the National Reconnaissance Office. A Naval Aviator and Test Pilot with over 2500 flight hours, Nick has served as both a supplier and a customer of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Information Technology systems. Nick managed multiple major defense acquisition programs and is a recognized expert in implementing Information Technology consolidation and Cloud Computing programs. A Harvard Senior Executive Fellow, Nick currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer at Buck Consulting Group, LLC.
Mike Miller has over twenty years of primarily Government sales experience, currently serving as president of M4 Associates. Previously, Miller was the VP of Juniper Networks’ Public Sector Division where he was responsible for all business with Juniper’s Public Sector customers in the U.S. including federal agencies, state and local governments and education. Before that Miller ran worldwide sales for Appian, a leader in the BPM market, where he helped secure strategic wins within the DoD and DHS while substantially increasing its commercial clients and partners. Before joining Appian, Miller held executive positions at Managed Objects, and Computer Associates (CA).