Written by Carrie Drake
on July 24, 2017

Introducing GeoSpark Analytics

OGSystems was founded to deliver customer value through innovation, embrace continuous change, and adapt emerging capabilities to the defense and intelligence sector that we are passionate about serving. We challenge ourselves every day to disrupt the standard way of thinking about problems and solutions, immerse with our clients to fully understand their objectives and constraints, and innovate by exploring art-of-the-possible opportunities that deliver value to our customers.

In 2012 OGSystems introduced an internal research and development division known as VIPER Labs. VIPER Labs was created to address both mission and operations needs, and one of the first projects was responding to the need to replace Excel to manage the financials of multi-Billion dollar system integration programs. The cradle-to-grave management of all phases of an IT project lifecycle can now be managed online through our commercial offering known as Contrinsic. VIPER then expanded to undertake other projects aligned with customer needs in the areas of: geospatial processing, security research, semantic analysis, open source analysis, system engineering methodologies, and acquisition reform. The culture at OGSystems and within VIPER fostered continuous customer engagement that drove the creation of disruptive technologies.

In March of 2016 we shared the Power of Ideas and introduced the concept as an “analytical engine to solve for small, achievable results.” Through a combination of technology, subject matter expertise, end user input, and non-traditional partnerships and data sources; we unveiled the Blue Glass location-based analytics platform in September of 2016.

Today, we are excited to announce that effective July 1, 2017 OGSystems’ spun out the Blue Glass platform into an independent private company named GeoSpark Analytics. GeoSpark Analytics will accelerate development of the Blue Glass geospatial technology by applying the same focus exemplified in OGSystems’ defense and intelligence service solutions. “Just as OGSystems’ key customers are evolving their organizations and focus, the industry landscape is adjusting to the new normal of continuous evolution,” said Omar Balkissoon, CEO and Co-Founder of OGSystems. “Within six months, Blue Glass gained enough momentum and customer adoption that it needs a dedicated path to flourish as a standalone product offering.” Balkissoon will also serve as CEO of GeoSpark Analytics.

GeoSpark Analytics will continue the development of Blue Glass as well as building an ecosystem of applications and services that bring together big data from space, ground and cyber with artificial intelligence and machine learning. GeoSpark will Model the World and deliver actionable insights to leading companies and governments. “Blue Glass is a perfect example of the Ideas to Reality engine at OGS that will always be a focus of our VIPER labs,” said Garrett Pagon, OGSystems’ President and Co-Founder. “From the original Visioneering™ concept sketches through developing a Minimum Viable Product in a few months using our Immersive Engineering™ techniques, what’s been proven here is not just the viability of this technology, but the underlying practices that have allowed OGSystems to become a leading innovator in defense and security.”

OGSystems will continue to Own the Outcome as the exclusive integrator of the Blue Glass platform for defense and intelligence agencies, now powered by GeoSpark Analytics.

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