Paul McQuillan: PlanetRisk, iMapData Merge for Actionable Intelligence Market Push


big dataPlanetRisk and iMapData have merged in a bid to help commercial and government clients make organizational decisions with data analytics technology.

The combined entity will operate under the PlanetRisk name and be led by President and CEO Paul McQuillan,  a federal market veteran with more than 25 years of leadership experience, PlanetRisk said Nov. 23.

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PlanetRisk founder Mark Dumas will serve as chief strategy officer at the merged firm.

McQuillan said he believes the integration of PlanetRisk’s and iMapData’s big data management platforms can work to help enterprise customers transform complex information into actionable intelligence.

Bethesda, Maryland-based PlanetRisk offers tools and models for analysts to uncover patterns and anomalies as well as predict business risks and opportunities.

McLean, Virginia-based iMapData works with federal, state and local government agencies to help them monitor various threats and global incidents through the company’s Advanced Intelligence Management System.

Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati served as legal adviser to PlanetRisk, while DLA Piper acted as legal adviser to iMapData on the transaction.

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