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Davies to be Altamira CEO

Ted Davies' last day on the job as president of Unisys Federal is Friday, and his first day at his new job is July 30 when he will become CEO of Altamira Technologies Corp.

As we reported earlier this week, Davies decided to leave Unisys after a nearly six-year run as the federal group’s leader.

An official announcement about his new position is expected in the next few days, but in an email, Davies described Altamira as a privately-held company with a strong focus in the defense and intelligence markets. Its main offerings are around big data analytics.

The company was created last year when Invertix Corp. and Near Infinity Corp. merged. Altamira is backed by the private equity group Columbia Capital as well as a venture capital fund, Razor’s Edge Ventures.

There is no CEO listed on the company webpage. Near Infinity founder Chris D’Agostino is Altamira’s president and chief technology officer.

The website lists the company’s capabilities as analytics, visualization, communications and sensors, cyber, mobility and big data.

From how it describes itself, it looks like Altamira sits at the nexus of a growing trend in the federal market where companies develop distinct technology products coupled with services to address specific customer needs. The solutions can then be replicated across multiple customer sets.

One of Altamira’s marquee offerings is Lumify, an open source big data analysis and visualization platform.

Washington Technology sister publication Defense Systems reported in June that Altamira and its Lumify offering were one of several companies picked by the Defense Intelligence Agency to participate in its Open Innovation Gateway to demonstrate web-based capabilities.

Through a browser, they were able to demonstrate Lumify’s analytics and visualization capabilities to the intelligence agency.

The company also touts its dedication to open source solutions in the national security space.

Altamira and its two predecessor companies have been recognized with several industry awards over the last few years including NVTC Hot Ticket, finalist in the Greater Washington GovCon Awards, a Washington Technology Fast 50 winner and an Inc. 500 award, among others.

Once Davies has settled into the new job, we’ll be talking to him about why he made the move and what lies ahead.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Jul 24, 2014 at 9:25 AM

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