NVTC

Destination Innovation

May 15, 2012

Alex Laskey
President and Founder
Opower


Alex Laskey is the president and founder of Opower, an industry-leading smart grid and energy efficiency software company. Opower's software platform drives large-scale reductions in energy usage through a powerful combination of behavioral science, advanced data analytics and marketing expertise. Opower is currently working with nearly 55 utility clients - including eight of the 10 largest in the U.S. - and the platform is deployed to more than 10 million households. Since Opower's platform first launched in 2008, it has cumulatively saved customers nearly $35 million and enough energy to power nearly 50,000 homes in perpetuity.

Laskey is OPower's public face, responsible for engaging utility and government partners in Opower's vision and products. Prior to Opower, he enjoyed a career in politics and policy, working with The Nature Conservancy, The Trust for Public Land, and the White House.

Laskey received his B.A. in history of science from Harvard University.


Presenting Companies:

Absio
AdvaICT
AFrame Digital Inc.
Alcatel-Lucent
Amazon Web Services
Cellcrypt
CFN Services
Coveros
Criti
Iron Mountain Technology Escrow Services
IxReveal
Micronic Technologies LLC
MiserWare Inc.
RealNetworks
Servhawk
Shared Spectrum Company
SpydrSafe Mobile Security Inc.
Transaction Network Services
Unanet Technologies
Verizon Wireless
VRSonic




Absio

Absio software solutions provide persistent information distribution control and ownership for business, government, developers and consumers. Absio has taken a fundamentally different approach to cybersecurity. Rather than securing the perimeter around information, Absio locates control in the information object itself, giving you persistent ownership and control of your information no matter where or how it is distributed. Information security and control are maintained even when networks are compromised, devices are lost or stolen, and users don't follow the rules. Absio technology makes it possible to radically reduce the complexity of cybersecurity. In recent tests with the U.S. Army, Absio demonstrated the ability to maintain security at rest and in motion across diverse networks using both GOTS and COTS hardware. Absio Presentation Focus: Persistent Information Distribution Control and Security for Applications.



AdvaICT

AdvaICT FlowMon solution is based on the long-term research in Network Behavior Analysis (NBA) conducted, for example, for the U.S. Army and Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic. The further development follows the recommendations of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) and is conducted in cooperation with prior Czech universities and technology partners. AdvaICT solution enables the customers to lower operational costs for the ICT infrastructure, increases security of the computer network and gains a permanent insight into the quality of supplied services. We will show live connection to the unprepared network and show what is happening inside and what internal and external threats are present.



AFrame Digital Inc.

AFrame Digital Inc. creates advanced real-time wireless health products and monitoring services. These provide an electronic safety net for seniors and people of all ages that are managing chronic conditions or recovering from hospital procedures as they go about their activities of daily living. The company's technical innovations help resolve the significant aging and health care challenges of safety, cost, access and lack of adherence that contributes to the high level of hospital readmissions. Using the AFrame system, senior centers have demonstrated significant cost savings while increasing the quality of life for residents. The company will provide an overview of its innovative FDA-cleared mobile sensing, cloud and embedded systems technologies including a live demonstration.



Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent is an infrastructure supplier to network operators. We will be demonstrating digital signage enhanced with video presence. The solution we are demonstrating was developed by Mediatile. The network technology that enables video presence is Long Term Evolution (LTE).



Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services will be demonstrating two cutting-edge services — Elastic MapReduce and DynamoDB — working together to provide both Hadoop's "big data" processing of semi-structured data combined with the massive throughput of a managed, easy-to-use, scale-out cloud database. These services democratize previously esoteric technology since they can be acquired and used by anyone on-demand without up-front investment for just dollars per hour, and shut down when not in use. Cheap, on-demand cloud services break down the barrier between the IT industry's "haves" and the "have nots," and open up the possibility of a new generation of applications written by companies and agencies large and small.



Cellcrypt

Cellcrypt is a software vendor that provides government-grade voice call encryption applications for standard, off-the-shelf smartphones including BlackBerry, Android, iPhone and Nokia. In addition to unique support of — and interoperability between — the broadest range of handsets and networks in the industry, Cellcrypt delivers the highest performance through its unique technology implementation (Encrypted Mobile Content Protocol) and operation of a global network of servers (Encrypted Content Delivery Network). Its technology is government-certified (U.S. NIST FIPS 140-2 and U.K. CCTM) and targeted at Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) also referred to as Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU).



CFN Services

Recognized as the 29th fastest-growing company in North America and the third fastest Washington-based company on Deloitte's 2011 Technology Fast 500™, CFN Services provides high-performance network and application delivery solutions for real-time, mission-critical applications. Strongly established in the financial services market and aligned with the most sophisticated financial markets participants in the world, CFN is moving to provide its innovative, high-performance technology to the enterprise and government markets. During the NVTC Destination Innovation event, CFN will present its high-performance, public cloud solution, the Alpha Platform On-Demand™. The company will demonstrate how enterprise and government clients can optimize their network (our core competency) and enable virtualized on-demand apps to solve for specific business challenges.



Coveros

Coveros is the market leader in secure agile software development, providing products and services to build secure software applications using agile methods. Our SecureCI software product provides a comprehensive set of capabilities for building, testing and delivering secure software applications. This application lifecycle management (ALM) product integrates security analysis into any software development process to assure that security is built into your software applications from the ground up.



Criti

An innovation-led organization, Criti creates transformative solutions for the retail, health care and identity management industries. Criti's latest mobile-social-local product, Helios, uses technologies such as augmented reality, visual object recognition and social media messaging platforms such as Twitter to create an immersive, on-site guided experience. Helios, now available for iPhones and Android phones, opens up a whole new set of possibilities for engaging visitors at both outdoor recreational venues (e.g., national parks and forests) and indoor environments (e.g., retail stores, malls, historic buildings, museums, convention centers, etc.), and gives them an immersive, safe, educational and meaningful experience.



Iron Mountain Technology Escrow Services

With Iron Mountain Technology Escrow Services, technology and software developers are able to safeguard their intellectual property while shortening their sales cycles by offering escrow protection upfront as a value-added service. Factors such as long-term viability, technical support and maintenance are always top-of-mind concerns that customers have for their technology vendors. By partnering with Iron Mountain, these roadblocks are removed and the playing field is leveled for intelligent, emerging technology developers.



IxReveal

uReveal — Turning Torrents of Data and Text into Business Knowledge. The amount of data contained in databases, websites, blogs, social media, documents and even email messages is staggering, and for many, this "unstructured data" is nothing more than an unwieldy torrent of irrelevant information. IxReveal's breakthrough platform automatically mines value from the flood of information that overwhelms users every day and allows them to easily reveal the knowledge in all types of data as quickly and easily as one would ask a simple question. By combining the power to analyze both unstructured data from almost any text-based source and structured databases containing codes and numbers, enterprises can reveal the intelligence and insight hidden within massive volumes of data while dramatically reducing analysis costs.



Micronic Technologies LLC

Micronic Technologies LLC is developing an innovative technology to desalinate and clean water while reducing energy and other costs, simplifying operation and reducing environmental impact. Micronic's patent-pending and lab-tested technology uses low-pressure air and a tornado effect to desalinate and purify turbid, brackish or contaminated water without filters, membranes or chemicals. Our near-term target is a highly portable unit suitable for military, government, industry and nonprofit use where potable water is required. Micronic is a women-owned Virginia research and development firm founded in 2008.



MiserWare Inc.

Do you know how much power your PCs and servers are using? Most organizations do not. MiserWare Inc., a Virginia Tech spinout company, enables organizations to answer that question with our Granola Enterprise power management software. This is the only truly free product on the market that helps all organizations discover the power consumption, operating expenses and CO2 emissions of all their PCs/servers, as well as to evaluate the benefits of power management strategies before any expenditure is made. Granola Enterprise is highly innovative as the only power management software available that can continuously save power both WHILE computers are operating, as well as ensures their shutdown when not being used. Granola's patent-pending algorithms intelligently adjust the voltage to the computer's CPU, eliminating energy waste without impacting system performance. Granola is also the only software that guarantees performance through user-settable service level agreements (SLAs), empowering customers to balance their own power and performance parameters by system, time of day and day of the week.



RealNetworks

RealNetworks creates products and services that make it easier for people to access and enjoy digital media on the devices and platforms they choose to use. Whether it is music, movies, games, live streaming video, or apps that help them stay connected to the people or experiences that matter most, RealNetworks thrives on giving people the fresh and entertaining experiences they deserve — whenever, wherever they want. We do this in two ways: directly to consumers through our applications and services and through partnerships with well- established businesses and mobile operators throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe.



Servhawk

Servhawk provides data center energy analytics software. Our focus — Organize, Analyze, Save — helps commercial and government enterprises: 1) quickly and easily gain visibility into server infrastructure energy use; 2) determine ways to reduce energy consumption (while maintaining critical performance and service levels); and 3) ultimately save money.



Shared Spectrum Company

In 2012, Shared Spectrum Company (SSC) launched the Spectrum Sensing Toolbox (SST), the first RF sensing radio software product that enables a new generation of wireless devices to access broadband RF spectrum and intelligently share the limited RF spectrum resources widely cited in the media. While research in the area of smart radios is ongoing in the U.S. and abroad, SSC is the first U.S. company to launch such a product ahead of the market. Early adopters include publically traded companies such as InterDigital. The SST is flexible, over-the-air programmable software that enables femtocells, 4G networks and emerging high-definition video services to access spectrum through a cooperative, licensed approach. The SST was first demonstrated at the 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The product currently enables OEMs to access the underutilized, so called TV white spaces, but the SST architecture is scalable to address any spectrum band or OEM hardware platform that is impacted by RF interference or a lack of broadband spectrum access. The SST derives its roots from pioneering work developed by SSC for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).



SpydrSafe Mobile Security Inc.

SpydrSafe Mobile Security Inc. is developing a mobile security solution that prevents the loss of enterprise data due to the intentional or inadvertent misuse of mobile applications deployed on smartphones and tablets. The solution addresses the issues created by BYOD (bring your own device to work) enabling the secure use of mobile devices in the workplace by providing enterprise IT departments with the tools necessary to safeguard sensitive data that are accessed and used by mobile applications.



Transaction Network Services

Transaction Network Services (TNS), as a large employer in the NOVA area, is constantly seeking ways to decrease the ever-increasing health care costs and provide benefits that will lead to healthier employees. With internal technologies, we are working to demonstrate a pilot that utilizes directed mobile 'care messages' to employees. These care messages will be delivered using the next generation of mobile messaging. Interactive Messaging Services, or IMS, was designed specifically for interaction between content owners (e.g., TNS Wellness program) and consumers (TNS employees) on their mobile devices. IMS has significant benefits over the traditional messaging protocols of SMS or MMS, which were designed to simply push or pull messaging. IMS has significant benefits over traditional messaging in the following ways: platform independent, allows focus on content and interaction rather than app updating, allows configurable level of end user authentication, supports reporting on message delivery and interaction, and provided by industry leading provider to mobile operators.



Unanet Technologies

Unanet Technologies develops 100 percent Web-based software offering capabilities for time/project/resource management, forecasting and budgeting, and real-time project reporting and analytics. Unanet provides customers with a single source of project information, avoiding the need for disparate systems. A key element of Unanet's technology strategy is to support the diverse platforms that customers are looking to use. This includes cloud and on-premise licensing, and accessibility on all leading browsers, server operating systems and SQL databases. A focus on application performance, reliability and security, drives a low total cost of ownership for customers.



Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is a technology and solutions-based company. Verizon Wireless will be showcasing the power of our rapidly expanding 4G LTE Network and will perform a live demonstration. All 4G is not created equal and Verizon Wireless will explain what sets our 4G LTE apart from the rest.



VRSonic

VRSonic develops novel virtual environment technologies for military, commercial, as well as academic clients. The company offers a number of commercial software solutions for 3D audio and conducts government-funded research in training simulation systems. At NVTC Destination Innovation, VRSonic will present the RADIS system. RADIS is the result of an ONR-funded SBIR focusing on integrating emotional state detection and feedback into immersive training systems.