Sphere of Influence Expands Data Analytics Studio

Sphere of Influence – a leader in value add data science for high-volume, high-velocity and high-variety information assets – today announced continued investment in its McLean, VA operations where it has doubled its data science team over the past year.  The company – which recently expanded operations into Denver, CO – is also growing its digital solutions team.

The expansion of the Sphere of Influence data science studio coincides with the ramping-up of the company’s latest offering – analytics that predict customer experience for software systems.

“Our team of data strategists, data scientists and software developers has been creating exciting innovations that will make a real difference for businesses in competitive markets,” said Sphere of Influence Director of Accounts, Scott Pringle.  “Sphere of Influence has taken the steps to bring new data science solutions to our customers and expanded our science team to position the company for exciting new growth opportunities in 2016.”

About Sphere of Influence, Inc.

Sphere of Influence fuses advanced data science with digital solutions to deliver transformative products.  The company specializes in advanced data analytics for high-volume, high-velocity and high-variety information assets from a wide range of sensors in precision agriculture, automotive, and Internet of Things (IoT) telematics.  The company utilizes a broad and continuously growing integrated infrastructure of proprietary data science platforms, algorithms, and machine learning systems.  For additional information, please visit Sphere of Influence’s corporate website at:  www.sphereoi.com.

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Data Science to Stop Terrorist Counterfeiters

The U.S. Government has awarded Sphere of Influence, Inc. a contract to develop new technology that helps the U.S. Government understand more about terrorist networks that create forged identity documents.

Sphere of Influence, Inc., a McLean, Virginia based developer of advanced data analytics technologies, announced it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to build a data science platform that enables the U.S. Government to understand more about terrorist networks and forged identity documents they produce. The contract has an estimated value of $700k for one year. Under the terms of the contract, Sphere of Influence, Inc., will deliver technologies that apply advanced data science, computer vision, and machine learning algorithms.

With this contract the US Government will not only learn more about the networks that create counterfeit identity documents, but also how they use them.

About Sphere of Influence, Inc.

Sphere of Influence, Inc. provides technologies for advanced data analytics and interactive digital solutions. The company was formed in 2000 and is headquartered in McLean, VA.

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Come out and see us at AgileDC 2015!

They thought we were so awesome that they accepted four of us at Sphere to present at AgileDC this month.

Come join us on October 26th, 2015 at the Kellogg Conference Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Agile DC is the largest Agile community organized event in the Washington D.C. area. It brings together thought-leaders from both the government and commercial industries.

“In recent years, Agile has been extremely popular within the IT community, however it can be difficult to implement and maintain” says Thad Scheer, Managing Partner at Sphere of Influence. “We believe we have valuable information to share with the community and are looking forward to providing our insight into how to achieve a successful and productive Agile environment.”

Register for AgileDC

Topics include:

 Scott Pringle, Executive Vice President: Horseshoes, Hand Grenades, and Agile 




Analytics Studio – Sphere of Influence – on Periscope and Meerkat

Graduate from Zombie to Master

Don’t be like your friends who will leave college to become zombies. A zombie can wake up in the morning, drive to the office, go to work, drive home, watch TV, sleep, and repeat without a single truly conscious moment.

Don’t graduate to that ‘life’, which is comfortably painless, but totally unrewarding. College graduation should be about liberation, not about joining the Walking Dead. Contribute something extraordinary to the world by doing things your peers won’t be able to imitate. A career isn’t about your commute, your job, your boss, or your position. A career is defined by that one thing you do that nobody else can.

Join us on Periscope and Meerkat Friday, September 18th at 12:30pm EST.
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We’ll talk about what YOU CAN DO to make yourself a ranked master, no matter who you are. Don’t graduate and become another zeroed-out zombie that mindlessly wanders between work and home. Neural and cognitive plasticity offers a liberating alternative, and it’s something you can control.

Tweet questions to @Sphere_oi LIVE during the broadcast.


Sphere of Influence specializes in data analytics, machine learning, software engineering, and digital product development. Our studios are deeply technical, we are fast moving, we value honest nice people, and we have actual passion.

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Sphere of Influence and Personam Offer Advanced Insider-Threat Technology to CTTSO

Sphere of Influence, Inc. has partnered with Personam, Inc. to offer their behavioral profiling platform to the US Combatting Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO). The technology actively monitors computer networks for insider threats and compromised accounts and is able to provide instantaneous actionable intelligence on active threats within an organization’s security perimeter, before threats manifest into breaches. The technology is 100% passive, neither interfering with operations nor accessing sensitive data. Based on advanced real-time computational analysis of digital behaviors, it detects active and persistent threats without generating what the industry calls ‘excessive false positives’.

Developed in a joint partnership, Personam, Inc. has already introduced several of its detectors to commercial organizations, protecting them from fraud, theft, vandalism, and compromised user accounts. The CTTSO recently selected the partnership’s offering into a group of semi-finalists that will be further evaluated for suitability.

Personam CEO, Chris Kauffman, said, “It takes one week for our platform to learn the behaviors of an organization well enough to identify threats. Threatening behavior has been discovered in 100% of our commercial clients thus far, all of whom have been running conventional detection solutions for years. Given the ubiquitous nature of the insider threat, which mostly goes undetected, I’m extremely excited to see the Federal Government showing serious interest in this technology”.

The team’s technology is completely self-learning. The platform teaches itself to discern between potential threats and normal behavior. Sphere of Influence Managing Partner, Thad Scheer, said “there’s no rule book for what constitutes an insider threat or what to look for, every situation is different. What’s unique about our platform is that it teaches itself to find threats, making it nearly impossible to subvert, even if you know it’s there”.

Sphere of Influence, Inc. is a Virginia-based software developer that specializes in advanced data analytics and big data. The Analytics Studios at Sphere of Influence are the largest on the East Coast and provide solutions for Automotive, Agriculture, Consumer Products, Defense, and Intelligence.

Personam, Inc. is a new cyber-security company that focuses exclusively on detecting insider threats and compromised user accounts. The company’s patented technology generates automated threat intelligence by monitoring live networks 24×7 with behavioral profiling.

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Sphere of Influence Wins Task Order for System Modernization

Sphere of Influence today announced the award of a task order by Chemonics International to support the company’s Global Interactive Financial System (ABACUS) used by field offices worldwide. ABACUS is an integrated financial system that streamlines financial reporting of field office operations, supporting Chemonics initiatives for social and economic change in developing countries.

Sphere of Influence is the original developer of ABACUS and has been providing continuous development and maintenance for more than ten years.

“ABACUS is a globally connected interactive financial solution designed to operate in developing countries,” said Scott Love, Director of Global Information Systems at Sphere of Influence. “Under this task order, we will continue to support the important work that Chemonics does to help people live healthier, more productive and more independent lives.”

Sphere of Influence is an advanced technology company headquartered in McLean, VA. The company specializes in high-performance data analytics and interactive digital solutions with a global purpose.

Chemonics International is an employee-owned ISO-9001 certified international development company headquartered in Washington, DC. For nearly 40 years Chemonics has partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.


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Sphere of Influence Wins Best Studio Award

McLean, VA: Sphere of Influence won the Best Studio award and received two additional awards in the design100 2014 US Mobile & App Design Awards. The Best Studio award celebrates the top studio/development house that consistently achieves excellence in mobile app design.

“Over 40 silver and gold winners in some 30+ categories have been awarded from 171 nominations” said Mark Bergin. “Nominations were spread across the US with strong representation from the east and west coast as well as other US tech centers and international projects that service the US market.”

Sphere of Influence also received two additional awards for mobile apps that were designed and developed in their software studio. LMK App, an app designed to be a simple and fun way to invite people to get together, won a silver award in the competition for Best New Service. Sphere of Influence received a second silver award for PubRally, an app that offers an authentically digital experience for bar crawls.

Commenting about the competition, Mark Bergin said that “There has been an extraordinary array of talent and innovative projects showcasing the depth and strength of app design in the US marketplace.”

The US Mobile & App Design awards are part of a global Grand Slam series where Apps from UK, USA, Asia and Australia compete.


View the official Press Release on PRWeb here.


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