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April 14, 2017
April 14, 2017

LRS Rankings (Learning Record Store)

I’m a dreamer.  I dream that those who are involved in e-learning (online) and soon immersive (VR/AR/MR), learn and understand about the nuances of the various types of learning technology current and down the road.

Each piece can help you achieve amazing and outstanding results.  But, as with anything, used wrongly or poorly, and the technology fails.  

There are plenty of folks out there that get it. They understand that the most effective courses (regardless of micro or not) are non-linear (people can jump around).  That they utilize adult learning and are engaging/interactive. 

Read more at E-Learning 24/7.

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April 06, 2017
April 06, 2017

M&A in Corporate Training: Investments and Acquisitions of the First Quarter of 2017

It’s no April Fool’s joke: The first quarter of 2017 is over. It was a busy quarter for corporate training, with several M&As and quite a few funding rounds from some younger companies, including members of four accelerators. From innovative learning technologies to the health care industry, e-learning platforms to IT training organizations, and more. If the first quarter is a hint of what’s to come, 2017 will be an exciting year in learning and development.

Read more at Training Industry.

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March 13, 2017
March 13, 2017

Here’s how Baltimore is representing at SXSW

Everyone is looking at Austin for SXSW this week, and that means a chance to stand out. We’re seeing some efforts to represent Baltimore, as well as individual companies.

Here’s a look at who’s making moves so far:

ETC is making its presence known, with assistant director Jacqueline Albright on the ground at the tech festival. The incubator took steps to get everyone organized, with a Facebook group and the #ETCSXSW hashtag. ETC member companies Yet Analytics, Kapowza, Sickweather, Early Light Media and Collonies also made the trip. The visibility is also about helping others see Baltimore.

Read more at Technical.ly Baltimore.

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February 21, 2017
February 21, 2017

These 25 companies are hiring right now and you can meet ’em at NET/WORK 2017

Dear friend,

Are you on the hunt for a (pick all that apply) exciting/more profitable/challenging/mission-driven job?

Maybe you’re just curious as to what opportunities are out there for someone with your skill set?

What if you could meet face-to-face with hiring managers from local, national and Fortune 500 companies for $10, then unwind with them at a super-chill happy hour with the greater Baltimore tech and startup community in the same spacious venue?

Enough with the leading questions because we have the answers: You can do all of this and more at NET/WORK Baltimore 2017, the area’s largest, realest tech jobs fair. (Yes, the realest.)

It’s on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 5-8 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.

Read more at Technical.ly Baltimore.

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February 02, 2017
February 02, 2017

These are the 20 most exciting startups in Baltimore right now: realLIST 2017

The volume of startups says a lot about an area’s viability.

But as that number keeps growing, it’s worth considering which of those companies are “real.” It helps people who track startups (like, say, journalists) keep tabs on the next big companies coming out of Baltimore.

That’s why Technical.ly created the realLIST: a roundup of the top companies whose moves we’ll be tracking but, also, companies which have already proven to be “real” in their short lifespans.

So what exactly makes a company real? For one, a bold idea. Are the founders hoping to cash in on a buzzy market or are they going after a big idea?

Read more at Technical.ly Baltimore.

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January 27, 2017
January 27, 2017

Learning Technologies 2017 Preview

As we’re in the run up to the Learning Technologies 2017 conference, here David Patterson highlights some of the great elearning companies we look forward to seeing at the event. We also look at some of the trends and innovations we expect to see covered.

As is now almost a tradition, the UK elearning and learning technologies industry gathers under one roof in central London (well Kensington Olympia) for the annual event. As ever, there are a number of adventurous US and European vendors attending as well.

Read more at Learning Light.

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January 19, 2017
January 19, 2017

With new funding, Yet Analytics CEO says hiring is priority in 2017

Shelly Blake-Plock said his data analytics startup will use the $1 million it raised to help support a round of new hires for the company in 2017.

Yet Analytics announced the newest funding last week, a little over a year after the company closed a $1.3 million seed round led by Baltimore-based early-stage investment firm Panther Angels.

Read more at the Baltimore Business Journal.

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January 12, 2017
January 12, 2017

Baltimore Startup Raises $1M To Let You Play Moneyball With Your Employees

Yet Analytics isn't the typical HR analytics platform. Instead, Baltimore-based Yet collects hard data points on an employee's performance, level of engagement and team behaviors so HR managers can measure their impact.

Now, the analytics company has just closed a $1 million Seed B round, bringing it to a total $2.3 million seed round raised since its launch in 2014. Yet plans to use the funds for new hires, especially in the operations and sales division.

Read more at DC Inno.

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January 12, 2017
January 12, 2017

Funding Snapshot: Yet Analytics Snags $1 Million for Human Capital Analytics

Company: Yet Analytics Inc.

Amount invested: $1 million

Investors: Grotech Ventures and TCP Venture Capital

Read more at the Wall Street Journal.

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January 11, 2017
January 11, 2017

Term Sheet — Wednesday, January 11

"Yet Analytics, a Baltimore-based data analytics platform that helps businesses manage employees, raised $1 million in funding. Investors include Grotech Ventures and TCP Venture Capital."

Read more at Fortune.

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January 11, 2017
January 11, 2017

Yet Analytics raises $1 million to grow staff, support product development

"Baltimore data analysis startup Yet Analytics landed $1 million in new funding to grow its sales staff and support product development.

The round included investments from Grotech Ventures and TCP Venture Capital's Propel Baltimore Fund II. The funding comes a little over a year after the company closed another $1.3 million seed round led by Baltimore-based Panther Angels and including the Dingman Angels, Johns Hopkins’ A-Level Capital venture fund and the Baltimore Angels."

Read more from the Baltimore Business Journal.

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January 11, 2017
January 11, 2017

Yet Analytics nabs $1M seed investment

"Yet Analytics, the 2016 Tech Startup of the Year at the Baltimore Innovation Awards, announced Tuesday the company has secured $1 million in a seed investment round from a group including Grotech Ventures and TCP Venture Capital's Propel Baltimore Fund II. The close of this round brings Yet Analytics’ current investment funding to $2.3 million."

Read more on The Daily Record.

 

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January 11, 2017
January 11, 2017

Yet Analytics raises $1 Million

"A Baltimore startup posted another seven-figure raise to start 2017.
Yet Analytics closed on $1 million in new funding, said CEO Shelly Blake-Plock.
The investors are both from the region. Grotech Ventures is based in Virginia and has a Maryland presence. Propel Baltimore Fund II, is managed by Columbia-based TCP Ventures.
The data-driven company has now raised $2.3 million, following a seed round in November 2015."

Read more from Technical.ly Baltimore.

 

 

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December 10, 2016
December 10, 2016

99 Solutions Named Best of E-learning 2016

“We are honored to recognize these 99 solutions providers as Best of Elearning! 2016,” says Catherine Upton, Group Publisher, Elearning! Media Group. ‘The number of nominations and winning organizations is a testament to the innovation and engagement of the learning industry.”

Yet Analytics received the "Award of Excellence in Analytics.

Read more about the awards from Elearning! Magazine.

 

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November 03, 2016
November 03, 2016

Yet Analytics Demonstrates New xAPI Data Visualization Capabilities at DevLearn

"Because the nature of the tools at the disposal of [L&D professionals] is evolving so quickly, it is important that those same professionals have professional-grade data collection and analytics applications at hand."

At this year’s DevLearn conference, data analytics startup Yet Analytics will present new data structuring and real-time visualization capabilities for the Experience API(xAPI).

In delivering experience intelligence, Yet Analytics leverages the xAPI specification, an open standard originally designed by the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative. xAPI allows for the interoperable collection of activity and human performance data from across a wide range of data sources. Drawing together multiplatform data sources—including web services, wearables, and simulations—in real time, Yet provides insight into activity, behavior, learning, and performance.

Read more at Learning Solutions Magazine

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October 03, 2016
October 03, 2016

Here are the winners of the 4th annual Baltimore Innovation Awards

"Leave it to Yet Analytics CEO Shelly Blake-Plock to offer a mic drop moment at the Baltimore Innovation Awards.

Accepting the award for Tech Startup of the Year, he said, “Elon Musk thinks it’s all going to happen on Mars. We know it’s happening right here in Baltimore.” Then he walked offstage and out of the auditorium to much applause.

After nominations and more than 3,500 votes from the community, the fourth annual Baltimore Innovation Awards were handed out on Friday to close out Baltimore Innovation Week 2016 at the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Brown Center."

Read more on Technical.ly.

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September 26, 2016
September 26, 2016

Loople and Yet Analytics: Where are they during BIW16?

Everyone is excited for Baltimore Innovation Week! Check out the BIW calendar and our events section so you don’t miss anything. RJ Tech Tour is Kicking Off tonight at the ETC Open House Happy Hour from 5-7pm. Yet Analytics and Loople will be demoing alongside 7 other startups during the Kickoff.

Where else will Loople and Yet Analytics be during the week? Check it out!

Read more from ETC Baltimore.

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September 16, 2016
September 16, 2016

BmoreOpen: Let’s get real about diversity and inclusion in tech

"Tech’s diversity problem is well-documented, but strategies for creating a more inclusive team are less widely available.

That’s what BmoreOpen is aiming to address. The event, which is being held during Baltimore Innovation Week 2016, features seven speakers talking about diversity in tech and entrepreneurship from the perspective of gender, age, race and motherhood.

The free afternoon event is set to run from 3-5:30 p.m. at the University of Baltimore’s John and Frances Angelos Law Center (1401 N. Charles St.) on Sept. 27.

Spearheaded by Yet Analytics cofounder Margaret Roth and ETC Assistant Director Jacqueline Albright, the event arose out of conversations at a Technical.ly Baltimore stakeholder’s meeting in June. Jolie Savelle Kumin ofPixilated Photo Booth, Allie Tscheulin and this reporter were also involved in organizing."

Read more in Technical.ly Baltimore.

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September 16, 2016
September 16, 2016

Beta City returns to City Garage for a big celebration of Baltimore tech

"Betamore and Sagamore Ventures are teaming up to bring Beta City back for a second year. The event is set to be held at City Garage from 3-10 p.m. on Sept. 29, during Baltimore Innovation Week 2016 presented by 14 West.

Six startups, chosen from previously submitted applications, will pitch to open the event. Investors from firms like NEA, Grotech Ventures, Greenspring Associates and Plank Industries will hear the pitches and judge the competition.

New this year: up to $75,000 in prizes will be awarded.

Last year’s event, won by Yet Analytics and Citelighter, didn’t have monetary awards, but organizers said they received contributions from TEDCO, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, Evergreen Advisors, Baltimore Angels, SC&H Group, University of Maryland College Park and SunTrust Bank."

Read more on Technical.ly Baltimore.

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September 10, 2016
September 10, 2016

Yet Co-Founder to Speak at WOW Women of the World Festival

WOW Women of the World is a high-profile, global movement of festivals that celebrates women as a force for positive change and takes a frank look at remaining barriers to gender equality. Launched in 2011 in London, WOW festivals have engaged and inspired over one million women across five continents and cities in Australia, Egypt, India, Pakistan, the U.K., and the most recently in the U.S. at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem.

Yet Analytics co-founder Margaret Roth is speaking at the WOW Women of the World Festival in a panel titled "Solutions to Gender Bias in STEM." Women remain disproportionately underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines, and often fail to achieve recognition or promotion to higher-level influential positions. What can be and is being done to address this issue? 

Read more about the WOW Festival. 

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September 09, 2016
September 09, 2016

The Best of Elearning! 2016 Finalists Revealed

MARICOPA, AZ-- (Marketwired - September 08, 2016) - Elearning! and GovernmentElearning! magazines, the industry voices of the enterprise learning and workforce technology market, announced today the Best of Elearning! Awards 2016 Finalists.

Readers and professionals from both the private and public sector cast more than 4,000 nominations for the best-in-class solutions across 29 product categories. Winners of each category will be revealed in Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines in December and honored at the Best of Elearning! Celebration at the Enterprise Learning! Event.

Read more on SysCon.

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September 01, 2016
September 01, 2016

Here are the nominees for the 4th annual Baltimore Innovation Awards

"It’s time once again to pick the members of the tech community who should win a coveted Baltimore Innovation Award.

The Baltimore Innovation Week awards are an annual online vote highlighting the best in new thinking. After public nominations, the Technical.ly Baltimore team curates a list of nominees to be voted on by the local tech community — one vote per person. Though candidates can be nominated in multiple years and for different categories, no one can win the same category more than once. The spirit is to welcome in new leaders."

Yet Analytics is nominated for Startup of the Year.

Read more on Technical.ly Baltimore.

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August 30, 2016
August 30, 2016

Betamore, Sagamore Ventures reveal Beta City pitch contest judges

"Betamore and Sagamore Ventures announced Wednesday the judges who will select the winners of Beta City’s 2 nd annual live pitch competition on Sept. 29.

This year's Beta City event, showcasing local entrepreneurs and startups and hosted by local co-working space and incubator Betamore, will be held at City Garage in Port Covington. The pitch competition will feature six companies that will present their business pitch to the panel of judges and compete for around $75,000 in prize money...

At last year's competition, local startups Citelighter, an education technology startup focusing on digital writing strategies, and Yet Analytics, a data technology company, placed first."

Read more in the BBJ.

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August 15, 2016
August 15, 2016

Inspired to Inspire 2016

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake recognizes Yet Analytics co-founder Margaret Roth as one of the Inspired to Inspire Champions and Visionaries for National Women's History Month 2016. In an interview on CharmTV, Roth shares her inspiration.

Watch the interview on CharmTV.

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July 11, 2016
July 11, 2016

Yet Analytics a Finalist for the CRTC Tech Awards

Yet Analytics was a finalist for the "Rising Star" startup company of the year at the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council's annual Tech Awards ceremony. 

Watch the video on Vimeo.

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June 28, 2016
June 28, 2016

Crain's Baltimore: Margaret Roth If I Knew Then

"In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

The Mistake: This is our first year as Yet Analytics, but our team has been together for about three years. There were five of us working on what would become Yet Analytics. We were trying to figure how people learn from multiple sources across different platforms, and we kept unashamedly and rudely trying to solve this problem. We had to do this."

Read more in Crain's Business Journals.

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June 23, 2016
June 23, 2016

Clark's Quest: Find Next Best Broadcast Tech

"As head of NAB's Pilot program, John Clark is using his background in technology, new media and education to root out people and companies that may have some benefit for broadcasting as it attempts to reinvent itself for the digital age. His mantra: "What are things that we can do that serve our local communities, but at the same time continue to make us have great, growing and viable businesses?"

...But the most part, Pilot is not driven by the need to invest, Clark says. The pay-off of his efforts will come in other forms.

"We can work with companies on [NAB] projects using their ideas or technologies on test projects, prototypes or pilots. For example, Yet Analytics was a part of our Pilot Home Gateway at the NAB Show showing how to capture and display tracking data of usage of the Gateway.

"We can introduce new ideas and the people working on them to NAB members through presentations, gatherings, conferences and in many cases, one-on-one connections. We’ve had companies talk to our committee about location-based marketing and beacons, OTT delivery, and programmatic advertising, as just a few examples.""

Read more from TVNewsCheck.

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June 11, 2016
June 11, 2016

Here are the 11 winners of the Business Journal's Tech 10 Awards

"The importance of working together and supporting one another was echoed over and over at the Baltimore Business Journal’s Tech 10 Awards Thursday night. Well, technically it was the Tech 11.

“We’re especially honored that you stretched the rules a little bit to make it the Tech 11,” Protenus cofounderRobert Lord said while accepting the award on behalf of fellow cofounder Nick Culbertson and himself. “For those of you who know us, of course everyone treats us like a single human being.”"

Yet Analytics co-founder Margaret Roth was among the honorees.

Read more on Technical.ly.

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June 10, 2016
June 10, 2016

The BBJ's Tech 10: Margaret Roth

"Why she got involved in technology: “I believe it is the place where individual people have the greatest opportunity to influence the course of our future.”

Margaret Roth is on a quest for connection.

It is at the core of her business. It shapes how she spends her free time working with organizations like EdTechWomen, which she co-founded. And connection is a major reason she thinks Baltimore is poised for greatness in the tech market.

To begin with the business, that would be Yet Analytics, a data analysis startup that raised $1.3 million in seed funding last year."

Read more from the Baltimore Business Journal.

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June 08, 2016
June 08, 2016

CTE Makeover Challenge - Meet our Review Panel

"We are delighted to share that we received an outstanding 298 second round Blueprint submissions from the schools participating in the CTE Makeover Bootcamp. Throughout the Bootcamp, schools further developed and refined their makerspace plans to turn their vision for a makerspace into a reality. 

To help the judges review the tremendous number of Blueprint submissions, we assembled a panel of making experts from across industry, academia, the arts, and makerspace leadership. Their knowledge of makerspace best practices has provided the judges invaluable insight as they make their recommendations for honoree selection. We are honored to have so many making champions join the panel, and would like to extend a huge thank you to them for generously providing their time to the Challenge."

Yet Analytics co-founder Margaret Roth served as one of the review panelists. 

Read more about the CTE Makeover Challenge.

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June 07, 2016
June 07, 2016

Does HBO's 'Silicon Valley' stack up to the real startup scene? Our Tech 10 honorees have their say

"Ask somebody without an actual window to the technology scene to envision a tech startup and they may picture Pied Piper. That’s the fictional West Coast startup at the center of HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” which wraps its third season on June 26. How off the mark is that image?

Does the show get close enough to entice folks with actual tech success to tune in? A quick check with Tech 10 honorees suggests yes.

Granted, a couple of them haven’t seen it and at least one purposely avoids it.

“My career choices push me away from ‘Silicon Valley’ even though I’ve been told I should watch,” said Margaret Roth, chief revenue officer of Yet Analytics, who is more of a “Mad Men” fan."

Read more in the BBJ.

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June 06, 2016
June 06, 2016

In Maryland, Women in Technology Thrive

"Women in technology are a driving force behind Maryland’s position as a technology powerhouse. In fact, Maryland ranks second among the states in the ratio of female to male workers in IT occupations (24%), according to ComTIA’s Cyberstates analysis.

The national average for women who hold computer and mathematical positions is 26.5%, however in Baltimore, women hold 31.2% of these positions. This, combined with a below average gender pay gap, puts Baltimore fourth in SmartAsset’s “Best Cities for Women in Tech” rankings.

See a trend? We do.

We saw an even greater trend when we started researching to find some of the state’s female tech leaders. There are so many women leading technology companies, conducting critical government work in technology, and breaking new ground in developing new technologies. It’s not just a few names out there. There are countless women in technology who are thriving here in Maryland."

Yet Analytics co-founder Margaret Roth is among the women in tech leaders recognized.

Read more from MDBizNews.

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May 17, 2016
May 17, 2016

Beta City 2015 Recap Video

Yet Analytics participated in the annual festival celebrating Baltimore's technology ecosystem. Yet Analytics won the Beta City Pitch Competetion. 

Watch the video on YouTube.

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April 18, 2016
April 18, 2016

NAB 2016: Pilot Highlighting ATSC 3.0 Interactive Environment Prototype

"LAS VEGAS—Pilot, formerly known as NAB Labs, previously announced that it would be showcasing ATSC 3.0 technology at the Futures Park during the 2016 NAB Show; as part of that, Pilot has announced that it will display a prototype ATSC 3.0 receiver and gateway demonstrating the Interactive Environment at its booth...

The home gateway combines an over-the-air TV tuner with Internet access, Wi-Fi connectivity and a software environment that enables user engagement. Pilot’s demonstration will feature examples of interactive multi-view programming from Fox Sports; local interactive news and weather programming from News Press & Gazette; recognition of local station members from PBS; on-demand content from Akamai; advanced analytics; real-time viewing and engagement metrics from Yet Analytics; and a Pilot channel featuring zoned and targeted advertising and advanced emergency alert capabilities.

Pilot developed the Interactive Environment prototype as part of its ATSC 3.0 Gateway project. The prototype will be on display at booth SU16009 as part of the Futures Park."

Read more from TVTechnology.

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April 18, 2016
April 18, 2016

Here are the Honorees for the BBJ's Tech10

"The Baltimore Business Journal is recognizing these leaders in the technology community to be named one of the Tech 10 for either heading up or working with the top technology companies in the area.

These visionaries were chosen not because they necessarily run the largest companies or are the biggest names out there in tech, but because their companies will be leading the way in Baltimore as the city moves into the future."

Yet Analytics co-founder Margaret Roth is among the honorees.

Read more from the BBJ.

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April 16, 2016
April 16, 2016

Yet Analytics Software Engineer Presents at Clojure/west

Yet Analytics software engineer Mikaela Patella presents in a talk titled "Web Development is Distributed Systems Programming" at Clojure/west in Seattle, WA. 

Web development has an undeserved reputation. Many in our industry hesitate to call it "real programming," yet designing even the simplest web application draws upon deep traditions in networked computing.

Watch the presentation on YouTube.

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April 15, 2016
April 15, 2016

PILOT Demonstrates First Next-Gen TV Interactive Environment Prototype Home Gateway at NAB Show

"WASHINGTON--()--A prototype ATSC 3.0 receiver and gateway demonstrating the Interactive Environment will be featured during NAB Show, April 18-21, 2016, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev., in the PILOT booth (SU16009) at the Futures Park exhibition in the east end of South Hall, Upper Level...

Advanced analytics for the increased engagement offered by the Interactive Environment of Next-Gen TV is another opportunity for broadcasters. Yet Analytics has integrated their software into the prototype gateway and will demonstrate real-time viewing and engagement metrics.

“This is early and important work that begins to show the promise of Next-Gen TV,” said Sam Matheny, NAB’s CTO. “We’d like to get to a place where we can share our prototype and SDK with other developers and content providers to build out additional and even more compelling use cases. I hope you’ll see something like that happen as we proceed.”

The Interactive Environment prototype was developed as part of PILOT’s ATSC 3.0 Gateway project, in collaboration with OpenZnet, Opera TV and Videon Central. Additional support for the demonstration was provided by Monumental Sports Network, true[X], Dolby®, Harmonic and Sinclair Broadcast Group."

Read the press release on Business Wire.

 

 

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April 12, 2016
April 12, 2016

Finalists Selected for the 15th Annual Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Awards

The 2016 Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Awards publicly recognizes achievements by current clients and graduates of Maryland incubators and provides a forum for the nominees to increase their visibility in the business, technology and investment communities.

Yet Analytics, member of the ETC Incubate Baltimore program in Baltimore City, has been selected as one of the finalists for the 15th annual Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Awards.

Read more about the ICOY Awards. 

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March 31, 2016
March 31, 2016

How Kevin Plank put a spotlight on Baltimore at SXSW

"Kevin Plank’s keynote at SXSW made headlines with his declaration that “data is the new oil” and a call to startup founders to make money right away. But one of the most passionate moments of the Under Armourfounder’s talk came when moderator and Fast Company editor Robert Safian asked Plank about his investment in Baltimore (via his grand plans in Port Covington)...

The talk resonated with a few Baltimore founders attending SXSW who were in the audience.

Seeing Baltimore represented as a place that’s birthing new tech and innovation strategies on the same stage where President Barack Obama spoke a few days prior was inspiring for Yet Analytics cofounder Margaret Roth.

She said Plank’s talk was showing the way for Baltimoreans to think about ourselves. “We are national. We are big-time. We are a city that maters,” she said."

Read more from Technical.ly.

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March 31, 2016
March 31, 2016

So This Happened at Learning Solutions and Ecosystem 2016

"DemoFest, the event at every eLearning Guild conference where practitioners are able to show their best work during an evening of networking and camaraderie, always ends with awards that are decided through votes by attendees. This year, 50 projects in 11 categories qualified for exhibition (Figure 6), and the room was packed with observers for two hours."

Yet Analytics participated in the LS DemoFest sponsored by Raytheon to share a case study titled "Using Connected Data to Improve Developer Team Performance."

Read more in Learning Solutions Magazine.

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March 28, 2016
March 28, 2016

Why the National Association of Broadcasters is Investing in Startups

"The National Association of Broadcasters is taking a look around the corner to see what vehicles are coming in the world of broadcast—and possibly to pilot them. NAB has been exploring broadcasting startups, and now it plans to expand its innovator initiative.

NAB Labs is in the midst of a transition—complete with a name change to PILOT—after investing with three early-stage companies. One is Haystack TV, in which users can set up personalized video news streams. Another is Antenna, which allows publishers and retailers to create simple, customized audience-feedback tools on mobile and web content. And the third is Yet Analytics, a platform built to connect data for decision makers."

Read more from Associations Now.

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March 25, 2016
March 25, 2016

National Association of Broadcasters has started investing directly in tech startups

"Without fanfare, the National Association of Broadcasters has rebranded and expanded a small in-house technology development program. Also, kicking the disrupt-yourself stakes up a notch, it has taken direct early-stage investment positions in three companies over the last year...

And perhaps more important, in an industry as entrenched in rigid news formats as print newspapers ever were, companies can see the case for letting startup ventures do the disrupting rather than trying to develop such products on their own.

Sam Matheny, NAB's chief technology officer, told me in a phone interview that the other two investments have been in Antenna, a content engagement company that harvests information on how users interact with mobile and Web content, and Yet Analytics, which specializes in multi-source data collection."

Read more from Poynter.

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March 24, 2016
March 24, 2016

Pivotal's Build Newsletter: SXSW Showcases Technology’s Impact On Culture

"SXSW is an inspiring example of how technology has become ingrained into our culture. No longer just a social media and technology show, the event has evolved to become one of the biggest cultural events of the year. It is an event where some of today’s great software companies, like Twitter, Foursquare, GroupMe (now part of Skype/Microsoft), and Glancee (now part of Facebook) have stepped on stage, and SXSW has helped catalyze them to become world influencers in many ways. The event even attracts world leaders like President Obama to speak on the cultural importance of technology permeating all aspects of government, commerce and our economy.

So, this week’s BUILD Newsletter highlights the bits and bytes which stood out in Austin, including the President’s keynote, and some of the incredible innovations showcased at the event such as apps that will feed the hungry, voice-based interactions that allow people silenced by ALS to communicate, and how big data and advanced analytics are making new waves in government.

DZone reported on big data startup Yet Analytics and the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL) of the U.S. DoD, who presented an update on the Experience API. The platform supports a pretty robust set of developer resources and is expected to increase the ability to track training and performance analytics, combining data from web and mobile services, virtual reality, video games and simulations, wearables, and the Internet of Things."

Read more on Pivotal's Blog.

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March 22, 2016
March 22, 2016

Glam Tech made fashion/tech mashups make sense

"With last weekend’s Glam Tech Expo, Coach L brought the large and small together in event form. Attendees had a taste of what the huge company was up to at the Under Armour Performance Center on Friday night. On Saturday, they got a look at other entrepreneurs down the street from UA’s headquarters in a Knights of Columbus hall in Locust Point.

The Glam Tech expo, which Coach L hopes to expand beyond Baltimore, provided a look at wearable technology, and insights into how the fashion and tech worlds are influencing each other. After all, they’re both about spotting the future before it arrives.

A panel discussion explored wearable technology from a business perspective, with representatives from textiles like Sew Lab’s Jeremiah Jones and MICA professor Olivia Robinson. Shawntera Hardy of Minnesota-basedCivic Eagle and Yet Analytics cofounder Rose Burt spoke of tech startups’ efforts, and designer Jordan Matthews."

Read more from Technical.ly.

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March 17, 2016
March 17, 2016

The SXSW Interactive Experience with L&D Perspective

"SXSW Interactive is a massive event. Even writing that statement doesn’t feel like I’m doing justice to the size of the event. Most events that I attend are confined to one location, like a hotel conference center or complete convention center. But SXSW is large enough to take over a convention center, an events center, and several hotel conference centers...and just about every available open space in between.

Representing the L&D community at SXSW was Craig Wiggins and Margaret Roth presenting a session on xAPI. They also presented their session at SXSWedu, and I was told it was well received. It was fun to hang out with Craig at the event and learn more about xAPI and how it’s currently being used."

Read more from Litmos.

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March 14, 2016
March 14, 2016

“The Data of Experience” at SXSW by Yet Analytics and the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative

"At this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Edu and Interactive conferences, big data startup Yet Analytics and ADL — the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative of the U.S. Department of Defense — will be co-presenting on a new model of data technology and will be sharing the work of over fifteen organizations currently involved in the open source community which has grown up around it.

At the center of this technological community is the Experience API, (xAPI for short). A data interoperability specification originally designed to provide an increased ability to leverage new data sources involved in the tracking of training and performance analytics, xAPI provides a way to leverage the power of experiential big data derived from web and mobile services, virtual reality, video games and simulations, wearables, and the Internet of Things."

Read more from DZone.

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March 04, 2016
March 04, 2016

Mayor Rawlings-Blake announces Inspired to Inspire: Champions & Visionary Honorees

"Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the winners of the Inspired to Inspire: Champions & Visionary essay contest.

The women are being recognized in honor of Women’s History Month, following a citywide program that sought out written essays from individuals about the women who inspired them most.

A review panel, including Mayor Rawlings-Blake, carefully deliberated over the numerous submissions and selected eight winners. These extraordinary women will be honored during a private dinner with the Mayor, as well as featured on CharmTV.

“As I reviewed each of these essays, I was reminded about the impact that women can have in changing lives,” Mayor Rawlings-Blake said. “I am so pleased to honor these women as part of Women’s History Month, and I look forward to meeting with them in person and learning first-hand what makes them so inspirational.”

Yet Analytics co-founder Margaret Roth is one of the women recognized for this honor.

Read more from Baltimore City.

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March 04, 2016
March 04, 2016

Yet Analytics and ADL to Present Together on "The Data of Experience" at SXSW

"At this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Edu and Interactive conferences, big data startup Yet Analytics and ADL — the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative of the U.S. Department of Defense — will be co-presenting on a new model of data technology and will be sharing the work of over fifteen organizations currently involved in the open source community which has grown up around it.

At the center of this technological community is the Experience API, (xAPI for short). A data interoperability specification originally designed to provide an increased ability to leverage new data sources involved in the tracking of training and performance analytics, xAPI provides a way to leverage the power of experiential big data derived from web and mobile services, virtual reality, video games and simulations, wearables, and the Internet of Things."

Read more from CityBizList.

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March 02, 2016
March 02, 2016

NAB Explores Future with "Pilot" Program

"Part of the mission of NAB Labs has been to invest in “development and commercialization of new technologies that have the potential to advance broadcasting in the digital age.” Investments over a decade have included Yet Analytics (2016), Antenna (2015) and Syncbak (2007), an NAB investment made before the name NAB Labs existed.

NAB has not made public how much money is involved in each investment."

Read more on RadioWorld.

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February 23, 2016
February 23, 2016

NAB's Pilot Plan

"WASHINGTON—“No broadcaster left behind” could be the moniker of the National Association of Broadcasters’ newly renamed investment arm, a move that recognizes that this association of broadcasters can no longer just be about broadcasting.

"The then-NAB Labs made investments in a number of startups that were developing technologies that would be beneficial for broadcast. In January, just prior to announcing the name change, NAB Labs made public its investment in Yet Analytics, a Baltimore startup that provides technology platforms for the collection and analysis of data within Fortune 500 companies and other large organizations. The essence of the technology is that it can simplify and leverage so-called “big data” analytics. “Here there was this notion of big data and this sort of multiplatform measurement,” Matheny said.

According to Yet Analytics CEO Shelly Blake-Plock, broadcasters will continue to see an increase in the number of data sources and the variety of data types now being produced across industries. “It is in this environment that the real-time collection and analysis of performance metrics will provide game-changing insight into the way that businesses function in a fully-immersive digital world,” he said."

Read more from TVTechnology.

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February 23, 2016
February 23, 2016

NAB's Pilot Invests in Haystack TV News App

"The National Association of Broadcasters announced today that its technology division, Pilotsuccessor to NAB Labs, has invested in Haystack TV

The California-based startup aggregates content from a variety of sources for a continuous stream of tailored news. The videos can be viewed on mobile devices, as well as on connected TVs. Along with the investment, NAB Chief Technology Officer Sam Matheny will join Haystack TV as an adviser."

"The investment complements other Pilot initiatives, such as its recently announced investments in Yet Analytics, a Baltimore-based company that provides cutting-edge platforms for multi-source data collection and analysis, and Antenna, a Durham, N.C.-based content engagement company that captures reactions from users about mobile and web content."

Read more on TV NewsCheck.

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February 23, 2016
February 23, 2016

SmartLogic Studies: Baltimore Valentine

"Over the past year, I’ve been interviewing people in the Baltimore Tech community to find out how companies get started with funding, advice for hiring that first employee, and where to work once you’ve outgrown your basement. But my favorite questions and the ones I ask at the end of every interview are: Why Baltimore? What is your favorite thing about this city?" Yet Analytics co-founders Rose Burt and Margaret Roth share why they love Baltimore in this video from SmartLogic.

Watch the video from SmartLogic. 

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February 23, 2016
February 23, 2016

Greater Baltimore Committee Innovation and Technology Committee Report

"Shelly Blake-Plock, President and CEO of Yet Analytics, Inc. presented at the committee’s Nov. 10, 2015 meeting. He provided examples of projects in other cities in which existing infrastructure is used to make cities Smart Cities. For example, in Chicago lamp posts are used to help protect asthmatic citizens. Technology is affixed to lamp posts which pings the smartphones of asthmatics before they ever step foot outside. The data is collected live, in real time."

Read more from the Greater Baltimore Committee.

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February 23, 2016
February 23, 2016

Yet Analytics represented Baltimore at the Crunchies

"Awards season is in full gear, even in the tech community.

The Crunchies were held on Monday, Feb. 8, at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, with comedian Chelsea Peretti hosting. Among the honorees were some startups you’ve probably heard about called SlackFacebook, Uber and SpaceX.

But Baltimore was also represented on the West Coast. Yet Analytics cofounders Shelly Blake-Plock and Margaret Roth were among 16 startups demoing for attendees of the event."

Read more on Technical.ly.

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February 23, 2016
February 23, 2016

The 2016 Learning Technologies Conference Backchannel: Curated Resources #LT16UK

This post curates resources shared via the backchannel of the 2016 Learning Technologies Conference and Exhibition being held February 3-4 in London. Yet's recently published ebook "xAPI: An Introductory Guide" was included in this list of the best resources shared during the conference.

Read more on David Kelly's Blog.

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January 29, 2016
January 29, 2016

Raising a seed round isn’t only about the money: Yet Analytics cofounders

"Seed rounds aren’t only about the cash.

Money may be the desired end result of an initial outside investment round, but the process of raising capital is ultimately about setting a course for the company, Yet Analytics cofounders Shelly Blake-Plock and Margaret Roth told a group of entrepreneurs and community members at Startup Soiree on Wednesday night. Blake-Plock described the initial investment round as a mortgage on the company’s future.

“When we started up this company, we didn’t start it for the purpose of getting a mortgage, we started it for the purpose of building a home,” he said."

Read more on Technical.ly Baltimore.

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January 27, 2016
January 27, 2016

NAB Launches Program to Foster Broadcast Technology Innovation

"WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) today announced the evolution of its innovation arm – NAB Labs – which will become PILOT, an initiative to bring together leading edge companies, organizations and educators to advance broadcast technology and broadcaster innovation. PILOT is honored to welcome Accenture, Akamai, Frankly, Google, Nielsen, Shareablee and Yahoo! to join with NAB as charter members of the initiative."

Read more about PILOT from NAB.

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January 26, 2016
January 26, 2016

Pivoting Your Company, Advice from Yet Analytics Co-Founder Margaret Roth

In less than three years, Margaret Roth has co-founded a company, helped create a mission and identity that matters, and raised more than $1 million as part of Yet Analytics' seed round.

Roth and her co-founder, Shelly Blake-Plock, will be be appearing  at January’sStartup Soiree at the Arch Social Club. They will tell the Yet Analytics startup story and discuss how they turned that company pivot into a $1.3 million seed round.

Learn about how Yet Analytics came to be in this edition of SmartLogic Stories.

Watch the video on the SmartLogic Blog.

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January 25, 2016
January 25, 2016

Startup Soirée Podcast with Margaret Roth of Yet Analytics

In this episode of the Startup Soirée Podcast, Patrick talks with Margaret Roth of Yet Analytics. Margaret Roth and Shelly Blake-Plock will be speaking at the 2016 Startup Soirée season kick-off at Arch Social Club on January 27, 2016.

In the Podcast, Margaret and Patrick discuss the lead up to raising Yet Analytics $1.3M seed round, what brought Margaret to Baltimore, and what it is like to build a business in Baltimore City.

Click here to listen to the Podcast. 

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January 18, 2016
January 18, 2016

Meet the group of neighbors spearheading West Baltimore's innovation district

"Right in the geographic center of Baltimore, a group of Reservoir Hill neighbors have grown fond of the area’s historic homes and its proximity to Druid Hill Park. But the community of people from all walks of life has proven to be the real draw. After spending several years convening residents in the wider Central West Baltimore area, they learned that their own pocket isn’t unique.“It became very clear that the creative class and innovation economy was really our core competency here in this part of the city and what could really generate the biggest outcome for our future,” said Dale Terrill, who is vice president of the board of the Mount Royal Community Development Corporation (MRCDC), a group formed by the neighbors to put a strategy behind that insight.

Now MRCDC is sponsoring a framework for economic development that puts startups and small businesses at the center of revitalization."

Read more on Technical.ly.

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January 18, 2016
January 18, 2016

Startup Soiree with Yet Analytics

On Wednesday, January 27, 2016, Yet Analytics co-founders Margaret Roth and Shelly Blake-Plock will be leading this month's Startup Soiree conversation at Arch Social Club. Yet Analytics recently closed a $1.3M seed round. 

Register to attend Startup Soiree.

January 10, 2016
January 10, 2016

A Video Conversation with Shelly Blake-Plock, CEO of Yet Analytics on Building a Strong Team

Shelly Blake-Plock is the CEO and Yet Analytics. Based in Baltimore, Yet builds software that allows decision makers at major businesses and organizations to improve their human capital through big data analysis. The company’s technology has been applied to test emergency responses, train medical staff, enhance education, prevent theft, and more.Earlier this year, Yet rolled out Yet Core, a platform built on the U.S. Department of Defense’s Experience API (xAPI) that measures and evaluates human performance data, which it collects from a wide array of sources such as wearables and social networks. As of this writing, the company is in the midst of relaunching its website, but those interested in Yet can follow along with its news and culture at the Yet Analytics blog.

Read more from Offit Kurman.

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January 07, 2016
January 07, 2016

NAB Ties In To Data Analytics Company

The latest investment by the National Association of Broadcasters’ NAB Labs could help radio better harness the big data that increasingly drives the broadcasting, measurement and advertising industries.

The NAB has invested an undisclosed sum in Yet Analytics; the company provides cutting-edge platforms for the multi-source collection and analysis of performance data for Fortune 500 companies and other organizations. Their goal is to make that data more visible and useful.

The NAB says the investment is part of its continuing commitment to innovation and the incubation of new ideas.

Baltimore-based Yet Analytics leverages open source technologies using methods originally developed within the U.S. Department of Defense. Intended to simplify and leverage the data, Yet Analytics has applied its technology to improve workforce efficiency. Last year, it received the Nielsen Data Visionary Award at TechCrunch Disrupt SF in San Francisco.

Read more from Inside Radio.

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January 07, 2016
January 07, 2016

NAB Invests in Big Data Startup, Yet Analytics

-- Baltimore-based company provides cutting-edge platforms for multi-source data collection and analysis --

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced today that its technology division, NAB Labs, has invested in Yet Analytics, a Baltimore-based startup that leverages open source technologies using methods originally developed within the U.S. Department of Defense. Yet Analytics provides cutting-edge platforms for the multi-source collection and analysis of human and machine performance data within Fortune 500 companies and other large organizations.

The Department of Defense developed the technology as a way of collecting interoperable data across multiple data sources for use in performance assessment and analysis. The essence of the technology is to simplify and leverage big data analytics, which has many applications in today’s data-driven world. Yet Analytics has applied this technology to improve workforce efficiency and in 2015, the company received the Nielsen Data Visionary Award at TechCrunch Disrupt SF (San Francisco).

Read more from NAB.

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December 02, 2015
December 02, 2015

4 Reasons Employees See a Bleak Career Path and Quit

"Mark can’t help but whistle a little as he waits for his top-performing employee, Josh, to come into his office. Although Josh has only been with the company 18 months, he’s already come up with several productive ideas that made a big impact on the company’s success. Mark knows there are big things in store for this young man. He plans to promote him within the next six months.

But then Josh enters his office and hands Mark his resignation letter. He’s found a new job with better opportunities for advancement. Mark is shocked -- he thought he was already offering Josh what he needed.

Unfortunately, this disconnect is not uncommon. A 2015 Saba survey of 1,000 HR professionals and 1,000 employees in the U.S. and the U.K. found that while 60 percent of HR leaders believe their companies provide clear career paths, only 36 percent of employees agree."

Read more on Entrepreneur (Yet Core is the answer to Reason 3!).

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December 02, 2015
December 02, 2015

 Beta City Highlights Reel 

Beta City is a celebration of innovators, leaders and makers in Baltimore. Yet Analytics was proud to be awarded the Beta City award at the innagural event in 2015.

 
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December 02, 2015
December 02, 2015

New Money: These DC Companies Raised Millions This Week

"Here are all of the tech funding deals out of the Washington, D.C., area this week. We’ll be updating this post as more news comes out.

Wednesday, November 18

Yet Analytics (Baltimore, Md.)

  • Deal: raised a $1.3M seed series funding round, reported by BBJ 
  • Investors: "Baltimore-based Panther Angels led the round. Other investors include the Dingman Angels, Johns Hopkins’ A-Level Capital venture fund, and the Baltimore Angels, who contributed $450,000"
  • What they do: data analytics
  • Other details: N/A

Read more on Inno DC.

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December 02, 2015
December 02, 2015

Baltimore Angels Report Strong Growth in 2015

"The Baltimore Angels, founded in 2009 with the mission to invest profitably while also having a social impact on the Baltimore innovation and start-up community, has continued its growth in both investments and membership over the past year. The group recently surpassed $5M in cumulative investments, $4M of which was invested by the group over the past 2.5 years. $1.7M has been invested in 2015 to date. Furthermore, the group’s membership has grown from 30 members in 2012, to over 50 members today.Also in 2015, The Baltimore Angels launched a new website design (www.baltimoreangels.com) and brought on their first full-time employee, Michael Tucker, a Baltimore native and a Venture For America fellow.

“We want to lead in Baltimore not only as a premier source of angel investment capital, but also as a mentorship and advisory resource for Baltimore’s many innovators and entrepreneurs” said Greg Cangialosi, Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of the Baltimore Angels. “We’ve drawn an extremely diverse crowd of angel investors from many facets of both the investment and start-up world. We want to make Baltimorean even more attractive place to innovate, raise money, and successfully launch a company.”

A handful of the Baltimore Angels investments include education technology companies such as Allovue and Citelighter, and big data companies such as Yet Analytics. All three companies are Baltimore based."

Read more in CityBizList.

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December 02, 2015
December 02, 2015

Yet Analytics raises $1.3M investment

"Waverly startup Yet Analytics has raised $1.3 million in investment to put toward hiring and its data analysis technology.

Yet's technology gathers data from across multiple systems within a company or organization and helps identify trends and patterns to improve outcomes.

A host of local investors contributed to the investment round. Cockeysville-based Panther Angels led the round. The investment firm was launched by the co-founders of Astrum Solar, a Howard County energy firm sold to Direct Energy for $54 million last year.

Other investors included: Baltimore Angels, a coalition of local technology executives; Dingman Angels, an investor group based out of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business; and A-Level Capital, a venture capital fund recently launched by Johns Hopkins University students.

Yet is based out of the city's Emerging Technology Center business incubator and is also a member of Betamore, a Federal Hill incubator and technology industry group, and 1776, a Washington, D.C., incubator."

Read more in the Baltimore Sun.

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December 02, 2015
December 02, 2015

Business Rx: Blazing a path is cool. But to make money, he needs to explain why this trip matters.

"This week, an entrepreneur specializing in data analysis is urged to not fall in love with technology for technology’s sake. — Dan Beyers

The entrepreneur

Shelly Blake-Plock and his team collectively have decades of technical experience in information security, learning science, and engineering data platforms. Working within the open-source software community, they built a commercial data platform based on Department of Defense technologies.

The team founded Baltimore-based Yet Analytics in November 2014, with Blake-Plock at the helm. After several months of pilot testing, the start-up is working with its first set of clients.

The pitch

Shelly Blake-Plock, chief executive, Yet Analytics

“We’ve built a platform that allows for the interoperable collection of big data from a variety of sources used by corporations to track human performance and outcomes – everything from Web services and mobile applications to wearable devices. We bring that all together in one place in a common format, allowing for accessible and useful data analysis."

Read more on the Washington Post.

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December 02, 2015
December 02, 2015

Multi-Screen Advertising is the New Norm

"The broadcast industry is moving towards integrated multi-screen advertising. Recent Nielsen and comScore studies have shown that viewers are more engaged and more likely to watch TV programming longer while using second screen apps.

A 2014 Nielsen study, conducted in Canada, shows that the spending/revenue of multi-screen campaigns will increase significantly over the next three years. In 2014, about 25% of ad campaign budgets were spent on multi-screen apps and this number is expected to rise to 50% in 2017...

Yet Analytics, a data analytics company that streamlines the data collection process, recently received the 2015 Nielsen Data Visionary Award at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Although this startup currently does not offer any product for media measurement, its technology has great potential in tracking second screen activities."

Read more on the Broadcast Blog from the National Association of Broadcasters.

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November 17, 2015
November 17, 2015

Mapping Out a Competency-Based Approach to Professional Development

"TRAINING SUPERHEROES: At the iNACOL Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, nonprofit The Learning Accelerator(TLA) and Yet Analytics announced the launch of a competency-based framework derived from educator blended learning professional development. As part of a project called the Educator Learning Concept Model, the framework (shown below) resulted from the merging of the iNACOL Blended Learning Educator Competency Framework and the practice-based work of the TLA Human Capital cohort, reports Margaret Roth, CMO of Yet Analytics. 

Eventually, TLA and Yet Analytics plan to link blended learning content from the Human Capital organizations (BetterLesson, Relay GSE, Friday Institute, Highlander Institute, TNTP, and PowerMyLearning) to each of the framework's competencies on a platform that districts and schools can access for PD. Additionally, Roth reports that eventually, the platform will track teachers' progress on competencies, providing recommendations against what a person could know. 

For any schools or districts interested in piloting the platform with TLA and Yet Analytics, contact Beth Rabbit at beth.rabbitt@learningaccelerator.org."

Read more on EdSurge.

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November 15, 2015
November 15, 2015

How Has Big Data Changed Your Life?

"There is alignment with regards to what Big Data is, how it can be used, and its future. Discrepancy lies in the perception of the state of Big Data today. Some companies have been working with Big Data for years, others feel unable to perform “real” analytics work due to the data hygiene required, as well as the necessary integration of disparate databases.

To more thoroughly understand the state of Big Data, we interviewed 14 executives with diverse backgrounds and experience with Big Data technologies, projects, and clients."

Read more from Java Relevance.

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November 04, 2015
November 04, 2015

Spotlight on JLB Member Margaret Roth

November 4, 2015

Margaret Roth has been maximizing her impact on Baltimore since arriving as a Johns Hopkins University undergraduate in 2007.  She was honored this summer by being named to The Daily Record’s prestigious “20 in Their Twenties” list for her work as co-founder of Yet Analytics, a cutting edge tech startup based in the city, and for her countless efforts to give back to her community.  

Yet Analytics was born of a partnership between Margaret, now Chief Marketing Officer, and her JHU School of Education Master's Program Professor Shelly Blake-Plock and colleague Rose Burt. The startup, which was recently awarded the Nielsen Data Visionary Award at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, works to improve data interoperability, to “make the data of the connected world more visible, accessible, and actionable,” among diverse digital devices.

Read more from the Junior League of Baltimore.

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November 04, 2015
November 04, 2015

Citelighter, Yet Analytics win Beta City pitch day

October 1, 2015

Baltimore education technology company Citelighter and data analysis firm Yet Analytics were crowned the winners of the Beta City pitch competition.

The pitch day was the kickoff event for Beta City, the Oct. 1 entrepreneurship showcase organized by Betamore and Plank Industries, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank’s private investment arm. Beta City also served as the public debut for Plank Industries’ City Garage, the 133,000-square foot former city bus garage converted to an innovation hub for Under Armour and technology startups.

Read more in the Baltimore Business Journal.

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October 16, 2015
October 16, 2015

Yet Analytics wins attention, funds as it keeps growing 

October 2, 2015

"Yet Analytics is one Baltimore startup that's showing no signs of slowing down. 

Since launching last year, the firm has landed deals for pilot programs of its data analysis platform with three Fortune 500 companies (with many more in the pipeline)  and is expecting to bring in $500,000 of revenue this year. The company has taken hom top honors as "dta visionaries" at an annual TechCrunch event and was among eight companies selected to pitch to a panel of the Baltimore-area's leading venture capital firms at Beta City's pitch day."

Read more in the Baltimore Business Journal.

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October 16, 2015
October 16, 2015

 Here's who won the Beta City Venture Pitch Day

October 2, 2015

"A giant sign reading "Made in America" loomed over Shelly Blake-Plock. In front of him was a group of investors from some of Maryland's top venture capital firms.

But the founder of Baltimore big data firm Yet Analytics was looking beyond both the state and the country.

“I want to create a big company that makes big change in the world,” he said emphatically.

The ambition and passion typified the Venture Pitch Day, which was primarily organized by Betamore. The event kicked off Beta City, a daylong event that let the public into City Garage in Port Covington for the first time, and was organized by Betamore, Plank Industries, Technical.ly and Startup Maryland. It was the culminating event ofBaltimore Innovation Week.

The day was a celebration of Baltimore’s startup community, and served as likely the best opportunity of the year for folks from all sides of the tech scene to get together in one room.

As a result, however, it was also a reflection that the startups that make up the scene are looking beyond the boundaries of the city as they build their products.

During the Yet Analytics pitch, for instance, Blake-Plock made the case that the big data analytics and interoperability platform the team is building at the Emerging Technology Centers’ 33rd Street campus could help the biggest companies.

At the same time, however, he said, “Everything is built in Baltimore.”

Read more on Technical.ly. 

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October 03, 2015
October 03, 2015

Baltimore's Yet Analytics To Close $750K Seed Round In October

September 29, 2015

"Baltimore data analysis startup Yet Analytics in October will close an oversubscribed funding round expected to top $750,000.

The Panther Angels, a Baltimore investment firm, led the seed round with a $200,000 investment. Yet Analytics plans to announce the total amount raised when the round closes in October. The money will go toward doubling the company’s seven-person staff over the next four months and building out its data analytics platform, said CEO Shelly Blake-Plock."

Read more in the Baltimore Business Journal.

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September 25, 2015
September 25, 2015

It's Not About Big Data, Its About Smart Data

September 25, 2015

"Are you tired of hearing about “big data”? The term might be overhyped, but it’s not going anywhere. We live in a world where we’re inundated with information, from a variety of sources that come at us quickly; but big data is useless without some sort of analysis to make sense of it all. Increasingly, Nielsen’s mission has been to turn big data into something far more useful for making impactful business decisions: Smart data. Smart data is actionable data and it requires data companies to be innovative and fast moving.

One way to do this is by investing in small and early-stage start-ups to encourage the digital innovation that moves businesses forward. It’s win-win; start-ups receive funding, strategic guidance, operational support, office space, hands-on management, business development and access to a network of global partners. The larger company fosters innovation in the industry and access to cutting-edge technology that fuels business forward. Nielsen Innovate, an early-stage technological incubator, was launched in 2013, focusing on market research, consumer behavior, data analytics, mobile and new media."

Read more in Nielsen's Newscenter.

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September 25, 2015
September 25, 2015

Nielsen Data Visionary Award

September 25, 2015

"Hi there! My name is Monica Bannan, I'm an SVP at Nielsen working with our strategic partners. 

We at Nielsen have really enjoyed the last three days here at TechCrunch, we're inspired by the creativity we've seen from all of you. 

At Nielsen we really focus on taking big data and transforming it into smart data to help our clients better understand their business performance from advertising ROI to E-commerce. In that spirit we're offering the first ever Nielsen Data Visionary to the startup that best exemplifies those principles. This year's winner will receive a $5000 cash prize, 6 months API access, and one on one time with a Nielsen executive, data scientist, or technologist that best matches the startup's mission.

Before I announce the winner I'd like to tell you what really struck us about this startup. They have a remarkable ability to take really diverse data sets from non-traditional sources, apply insight to help their clients to run their businesses smarter and more efficiently. Without further ado, we'd like to present this award to Yet Analytics."

Watch the video on TechCrunch.

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September 25, 2015
September 25, 2015

These 8 Companies Get To Pitch To Top Baltimore-Area Investors At BetaCity

September 25, 2015

"Eight Baltimore startups have been selected to present to a panel of leading local investors at Beta City’s Venture Pitch Day.

Sixty startups vied for a spot at Beta City’s pitch day, where the eight selected companies will present their businesses to investors from Greenspring Associates, Grotech Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Plank Industries, Camden Partners, Baltimore Angels and TEDCO.

The companies selected for the pitch day are: Alchemy Learning, Artichoke, Citelighter, Protenus, Quantified Care, Sickweather, Sonavex and Yet Analytics."

Read more in the Baltimore Business Journal.

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September 25, 2015
September 25, 2015

Yet Analytics Wins Nielsen Data Visionary Award At TechCrunch Disrupt SF

September 25, 2015

"This evening, Yet Analytics, a Baltimore-based tech startup, was awarded the Nielsen Data Visionary Award at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. The Nielsen Data Visionary Award goes to the startup that harnesses data in the most seamless and creative way to deliver a unique user experience and insight.

“We are very honored to receive this award,” said Yet CEO Shelly Blake-Plock, “We are proud of the work our team has done and believe this award recognizes our energy and dedication. As a Baltimore company, we are also proud on behalf of our city and our tech community and are glad to see Baltimore-built technology represented and recognized here in Silicon Valley.”

Read more on CityBizList.

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September 25, 2015
September 25, 2015

Yet Analytics Won The ‘Data Visionary Award’ At TechCrunch Disrupt SF

September 25, 2015

"Yet Analytics is bringing home some hardware from the West Coast.

The startup that built a big-data analytics and interoperability platform won the Nielsen Data Visionary Award atTechCruch Disrupt SF.

Yet Analytics exhibited at the huge tech conference’s Startup Alley. Nielsen (think TV ratings), which is the official sponsor of the confab, looked to give the award to “the startup harnesses data in the most seamless and creative way to deliver a unique user experience or insight.”"

Read more on Technical.ly.

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September 23, 2015
September 23, 2015

Yet Analytics Is At TechCrunch Disrupt

September 23, 2015

"When Startup Alley opens at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco on Tuesday morning, Yet Analytics will be among the companies exhibiting.

The Emerging Technology Centers-based company makes a big data analytics and interoperability platform for training using an open-source API developed by the U.S. Department of Defense. The company’s first time exhibiting on the West Coast will be among 450 companies at the massive tech industry expo. By extension, cofounders Shelly Blake-Plock and Margaret Roth will also be representing Baltimore."

Read more on Technical.ly.

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September 23, 2015
September 23, 2015

Shelly Blake-Plock Feature Post In XAPI Quarterly By Connections Forum

September 23, 2015

"In June 2015, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a Memorandum, which mandates the exclusive use ofHTTPS with HSTS across all Federal government web services. It states clearly that “all publicly accessible Federal websites and web services only provide service through a secure connection. The strongest privacy and integrity protection currently available for public web connections is Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS).”

It stands to reason that as a US Department of Defense initiative, the Experience API (xAPI) should hold itself, at a minimum, to that standard.

With a thumb’s-up from ADL, my Yet Analytics’ colleague Jason Lewis and I volunteered to draft the skeleton of an open source xAPI security protocol which meets the demands of the OMB memo. I presented our initial ideas at the xAPI Bootcamp at ADL’s Alexandria Co-lab in July of 2015. The near-term goal is to produce a formal draft for public comment through the xAPI community by the end of the year. We will publish a schedule for revisions and a final draft and would then like charter community members to sign on to the protocol. The charter members will likely draft an xAPIsec certification to be published and managed through the forthcoming industry consortium that will steward xAPI."

Read more in xAPI Quarterly.

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September 20, 2015
September 20, 2015

Yet To Sponsor BetaCity

September 20, 2015

"Venture Pitch Day is the first event of three in BetaCity, hosted at City Garage (101 W. Dickman St. Baltimore, Md. 21230), a new marquee event that will illuminate and celebrate the startups and businesses that are fueling the region’s economic and employment growth. The day-long event will showcase the strengths and growth of entrepreneurship in Greater Baltimore. Beta City will provide a platform for leading regional entrepreneurs to demonstrate their products and services, and share their stories with venture capital leaders and the larger regional business community."

Yet Analytics is proud to support this work and the Baltimore tech community.

Read more about BetaCity.

September 17, 2015
September 17, 2015

A Conversation With Shelly Blake-Plock, CEO Of Yet Analytics Part 1

September 17, 2015

As featured on CityBizList presented by Offit Kurman.

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September 16, 2015
September 16, 2015

 

The DZone Guide To Big Data, Business Intelligence, And Analytics

September 19, 2015

"‘Big Data’ is here; the landscape is growing increasingly complex. So in this 2015 DZone Guide to Big Data we’re focusing on post-Hadoop tools and techniques, with special emphasis on streaming data processing and visualization. We want to help reduce devs’ Big Data pain while mapping analysts’ Big Data enthusiasm to reality."

Yet Analytics CMO Margaret Roth was interviewed as part of the "Executive Insights on Big Data" section by Tom Smith.

Read more in the DZone Guide.

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September 15, 2015
September 15, 2015

NIST "Global City Teams Challenge" Aims to Create Smart Cities

"The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and several partners are launching a new effort to bring together communities with challenges and innovators with the technology to overcome them.

To support the challenge, NIST has teamed with US Ignite, a nonprofit focused on the creation of next-generation Internet applications that provide transformative public benefit. Partners in the challenge will include the National Science Foundation; the International Trade Administration; the U.S. Departments of Transportation and State; the International Trade Administration; the private sector’s IBM and AT&T; nonprofits WeGO, FIWARE and the Industrial Internet Consortium; and the governments of the Netherlands and South Korea. Other participating members include Intel, Qualcomm, Bosch, Siemens, CH2HL, Mathworks, Pecan Street Inc., Yet Analytics, MIT, Vanderbilt, UT Dallas, the University of North Texas and Ohio State University. "

Read more from NIST.

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September 15, 2015
September 15, 2015

Dev Day Presentation

September 15, 2015

Our CTO Jason Lewis will be presenting on "Time and Concurrency" at this year's Baltimore Innovation Week Dev Day.

Jason will talk about how solving problems with Clojure(Script) and Datomic help to solve hard problems in software engineering by freeing us from the burden of mutable state and creating conditions for scalable systems we can trust. In this talk we'll demonstrate the benefits of functional programming versus the object-oriented paradigm that continues to prevail in our industry and build the case for making the transition.

Read more about Dev Day at Baltimore Innovation Week.

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September 15, 2015
September 15, 2015

Yet to Sponsor Clojure/Conj

September 15, 2015

Clojure/conj is the original conference for Clojure and its community. Founded in 2010, the conference is the premier place for developers from all around the world to gather and learn about what is happening with the language, in the community, and within organizations using Clojure. Clojure/conj couples a dense session track with in-depth workshops and learning opportunities, and offers a unique opportunity to mingle with other developers, contributors, and professionals during a dense three-day event.

Yet Analytics is proud to sponsor Clojure/conj this year in Philly.

Read more on the Clojure/conj website.

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September 15, 2015
September 15, 2015

Global City Team Challenge 2015

September 15, 2015

"The goal of the challenge is to help communities and businesses connect to improve resource management and quality of life by using effective networking of computer systems and physical devices, often called the Internet of Things (IoT) or cyber physical systems. NIST is inviting representatives from both industry and local governments to join an initial teambuilding workshop November 12-13, 2015, at NIST’s Gaithersburg, Md., campus.

To support the challenge, NIST has teamed with US Ignite, a nonprofit focused on the creation of next-generation Internet applications that provide transformative public benefit. Partners in the challenge will include the National Science Foundation; the International Trade Administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of State; the private sector’s IBM and AT&T; nonprofits WeGO, FIWARE and the Industrial Internet Consortium; and the governments of Netherlands and South Korea. Other participating members include Intel, Qualcomm, Bosch, Siemens, CH2HL, Mathworks, Pecan Street, Inc., Yet Analytics, MIT, Vanderbilt, UT Dallas, University of North Texas, and Ohio State University."

Read more about the event from NIST.

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August 07, 2015
August 07, 2015

Leveraging Leadership To Get Women To The Top Of Baltimore's Tech Community

August 7, 2015

"That was the case or Margaret Roth and her two co-founders of Yet Analytics Inc., who brought their data analytics startup to ETC because of its diversity.

"It's been so much more rewarding and a better experience to have someone like Deb making these connections, pushing us out into places in a way that's about what we've done and what we've accomplished versus the fact that this is a woman-founded company," said Roth, who is the company's chief marketing officer. "It's a different mentality."

With Tillett in her corner, Roth has never felt Yet Analytics got a meeting with an investor or a business prospect because someone was being charitable to a women-led business."

Read more in the Baltimore Business Journal.

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August 06, 2015
August 06, 2015

Amplifying The Experience API: XAPI Camp At DevLearn 2015

August 6, 2015

"Shelly Blake-Plock (CEO of Yet Analytics) further elaborated, “xAPI provides a foundation on which to build an organization’s Mission Control for all human capital data … a means of capturing the data of formative experience. That’s the key. What we used to think of as ‘learning data’ now becomes a vibrant form of business intelligence.”

Read more in Learning Solutions Magazine.

July 30, 2015
July 30, 2015

Where To Work: ETC, SmartLogic Studies Episode 3

July 30, 2015

"Finding the right space for your business can be critical to its success. In Baltimore, there are many coworking spaces and incubators to help you get your idea off the ground. Over the next few weeks, SmartLogic Studies will be highlighting some of the places that set startups and entrepreneurs up for success.

This episode—Where to Work: ETC—focuses on the Emerging Technology Centers, which are funded by the Baltimore Development Corporation. Entrepreneurs can apply to join two locations, with one center in Highlandtown, and another near Clifton Park. We talk with Deb Tillett, ETC’s President, and companies who call an ETC home."

Read more at SmartLogic

July 28, 2015
July 28, 2015

Team Yet(I) - XAPIsec: XAPI Scalability And Security

July 28, 2015

Yet Analytics' Shelly Blake-Plock introduces xAPIsec, focused on the stability and security of the Experience API specification, at ADL's xAPI Bootcamp on July 15, 2015. 

Learn more about xAPIsec on Github.

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June 18, 2015
June 18, 2015

EdTech 10: When Impact Potential Is Ripe

June 18, 2015

5. Human Capital Analytics Platform. Margaret Roth (one of the 70 difference makers at SXSWedu) shared with us the launch of Yet CoreYet Analytics’s new platform for collecting and visualizing learning, training, and human performance. This builds on data news from last week that more data will be produced in the next two years than in all of human history.

Read more on Getting Smart.

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June 17, 2015
June 17, 2015

Weekly Startup Roundup

June 17, 2015

Yet Analytics formally launched YetCore, its open platform that helps interoperability of training data across systems, devices, wearables, IoT and whatever else comes along. We caught up with cofounders Shelly Blake-Plock and Margaret Roth earlier this year for a full explanation of the platform, and its roots in a Department of Defense API.

Read more on Technical.ly. 

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June 10, 2015
June 10, 2015

20 In Their Twenties Winner Profile

June 10, 2015

Margaret Roth is known in Baltimore — and nationwide — as an advocate and passionate supporter for all things “women in tech.”

Her personal experience as an outdoor educator, classroom professional and professional development specialist at Baltimore’s Digital Harbor Foundation, served her well as she launched her next endeavor — co-founding Yet Analytics, a big data analytics company that is on its way to disrupting how we all track, measure and evaluate human capital.

Roth, 26, also is both the co-founder of EdTechWomen, a global networked community of educators, technologists and business experts focused on leadership development for women in education technology, and the vice president of community impact for the Junior League of Baltimore, an organization developing women leaders through volunteerism, that recently celebrated its 103rd anniversary.

Her work has earned her a reputation nationwide as well, as earlier this year she was named a Change Maker of the Year at the SXSWedu conference in Austin, Texas.

Read more on the Daily Record.

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May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015

George Mason Researcher Creates Simulated Traffic Accident To Test Emergency Response

May 26, 2016

"At 9:15 on a rainy Thursday morning a police dispatcher radioed a call to emergency medical technicians: “There is an accident with injury, a single vehicle with the patient not acting appropriately at 4600 West Ox Road.”

A late-model blue BMW had crashed. The driver, sitting upright, wasn’t moving or responding to the arriving EMTs who pulled up in an ambulance followed by a fire truck. Unbeknownst to them, the driver was suffering from serious internal bleeding. The driver was carefully removed from the car and strapped to a gurney before being loaded into the ambulance and taken to the hospital.

The “driver” was in fact a manikin, a life-sized accident victim equipped with two electronic beacons that were pinging every three seconds to receivers at Inova Fairfax Hospital. The vehicles, equipment, EMTs, emergency room personnel and others involved in responding to the emergency were also equipped with Bluetooth beacons that recorded their proximity to the manikin, which was relayed in real time to observers at the hospital."

Read more from George Mason University.

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