Washington, DC-based MindShare Selects Gary Shiffman for its 2019 Cohort
by Business Wire, on Mar 13, 2019, 11:03:18 AM
ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Giant Oak, a leader in applying artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics for the security needs of government and industry, is proud to announce its inclusion in MindShare, an exclusive organization designed especially for CEOs of the most promising high-tech companies in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Founded in 1997 with the mission to help CEOs build long-term, sustainable companies, MindShare connects select, handpicked CEOs from some of the area’s hottest emerging companies, ultimately creating growth opportunities, and fostering collaboration in a collegial environment.
‘We are delighted to welcome Giant Oak to this year’s class,” said Steve Balistreri, Managing Director at Deloitte and executive committee board member. “Each year, our MindShare participants hail from some of the most innovative organizations in the DMV and this year’s class is certainly representative of the momentum and diversity we see in technology companies across this region.”
MindShare received more than 160 nominations for 2019, with 58 of those accepted into the final cohort.
The newest MindShare members will complete a series of classes, taught by notable speakers, on building a business as a CEO. At the conclusion of the program, members with significant attendance and participation will graduate and join a powerful alumni network of more than 1,000 CEOs.
2019 members attended a special welcome event on March 11th at the Capital One Arena, hosted by Ted Leonsis and the MindShare Board.
The MindShare Board’s Executive Committee includes Harry Glazer of SPROCKIT; April Young of Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc.; Steve Balistreri of Deloitte & Touche, LLP, and Michael Lincoln of Cooley, LLP. MindShare is supported by a board of industry veterans who are committed to building a strong ecosystem for success.
About Giant Oak
Giant Oak combines data and behavioral science to help business and government identify potential threats during the online search and screening process. Led by a team of social scientists, machine learning experts, and security professionals, the company provides a system known as GOST ® which expertly searches the deep web to reveal and rank otherwise-hidden actions, actors, and communities. GOST’s human-centered design principles apply machine learning to publicly available information enabling organizations to see a clearer picture of the people with whom they transact. The government, financial and regulatory organizations, and national security agencies use GOST to comply with Customer Due Diligence (CDD) processes, reduce false negatives, increase data confidence, and enable smarter and easier decision-making. For more information, visit www.giantoak.com.
Founded in 1997, MindShare’s mission is to help CEOs from the most promising high tech emerging growth companies in the Greater Washington Metropolitan region build long-term, sustainable companies by providing mentorship, creating business opportunities and a sense of community, and fostering teamwork in a collegial environment. Year after year, the CEOs who graduate from MindShare reaffirm its enduring value through continued business opportunities and lasting friendships.
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