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