Top Innovators

2017 Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards Finalists Announced

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Market Connections has the privilege of working with some of the brightest and most innovative minds in the federal contracting community. Our clients, partners and colleagues are regularly recognized as the best in the business and this year is no different. The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce (Northern Virginia Chamber) and the Professional Services Council…Read More

Top Innovator: Northrop Grumman Announces Plans to Acquire Orbital ATK

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Northrop Grumman is looking up, both figuratively and literally, in 2017 as they announced their plans to acquire rocket and satellite company Orbital ATK for $9.2 billion. Certainly Northrop Grumman looks forward to continued corporate growth, but Wes Bush, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Northrop Grumman also sees the value to the customer…Read More

Top Innovator: Amazon Inspire Educational Site Opens to all Schools

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

After a year-long beta testing phase, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has officially launched Amazon Inspire, a database of educational and classroom resources to all schools (and teachers) — just in time for the new school year. Amazon Inspire is the latest in a suite of Amazon offerings for the education community. In this offering, teachers…Read More

Top Innovator: Forbes Names CoStar Group One of the World’s Most Innovative Growth Companies

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, Forbes added CoStar Group, Inc. to the Forbes World’s Most Innovative Growth Companies list. This honor highlights the company’s continued dedication to revolutionizing commercial real estate and multifamily industries by providing innovative software and solutions. “We remain steadfast in our commitment to unlocking new opportunities for businesses and consumers alike…Read More

Top Innovator: Lookout Unveils The Mobile Risk Matrix

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

What if enterprises had a standard for measuring the spectrum of mobile risk that provided visibility into the prevalence of threats, software vulnerabilities, and behaviors & configurations? Well, now they do. In May, Lookout unveiled the Mobile Risk Matrix, a framework illustrating the array of mobile risks across app, device, network, and web & content vectors,…Read More

Top Innovator: IBM Brings Identity-as-a-Service to Hybrid Cloud Environments

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

As workforces across industries become more mobile, identity management is an increasing challenge. To address that challenge, IBM has developed a new hybrid cloud service to manage how employees gain access to their preferred business applications. It’s called IBM Cloud Identity Connect. This Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) provides users with rapid access to thousands of popular cloud apps…Read More

Top Innovator: Start Up Rubrik is Taking the Data Backup Industry by Storm

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Rubrik is a start up; an extremely successful start up. The company makes data backup and recovery software, and is competing with industry giants like EMC and Veritas. According to the article “$100M Startup Winning In $50B Industry At Expense Of EMC And Veritas?” in Forbes, the Palo Alto-based company is growing so fast that…Read More

Top Innovator: SAIC Helps NASA Create Faster Spectrometer System

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Fourier transform spectroscopy (FTS) can be used to measure a host of environmental conditions, including water, atmospheric, gaseous, particulate, and thermal pollution. Thanks to a joint effort of NASA’s Langley Research Center and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), collecting the data from FTS measurements may become easier. SAIC and Langley developed a faster, more accurate,…Read More

TOP INNOVATORS: Accenture and Airbus Are Glomo Award Winners

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Last week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, GSMA announced the winners of the 2017 Glomo Awards, showcasing companies and individuals that are driving innovation in the rapidly evolving mobile industry. Accenture and Airbus won the Best Mobile Solution for Enterprise Award for the team’s innovative wearable-technology seat-marking product, “smart glasses” designed to improve…Read More

Top Innovator: Salesforce Opens Seattle Area Engineering & Innovation Hub

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Not only is Salesforce creating new local jobs by opening one of its largest Engineering & Innovation Hubs, the company is committing to more than 7,500 total employee volunteer hours to Seattle-area nonprofits this year. In the coming months, Salesforce plans to double its workforce in Bellevue, WA to nearly 500, helping the company deliver…Read More

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