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EM Logo5Executive spotlights are in-depth Q&A’s which ExecutiveBiz conducts with numerous chief and top-level executives in GovCon.

The intimate access afforded by these interviews provides insight as to how companies are acquiring new business, what the future holds and the personal side of corporate leaders.

This past week, ExecutiveBiz published a spotlight with Ted Davies, CEO at Altamira.

He recently was appointed to this new leadership role and spoke to ExecutiveBiz about the role of equity partners in helping to position the company for growth and touches on open source technologies and data analytics.

ExecutiveBiz asked Davies about his immediate goals at the McLean, Virginia-based national security and technology services contractor.

“My first priority is meeting our people and understanding what they do and who they do it for. I’ve asked two key questions in all of my discussions and got good answers on these. First: What do we have to do at Altamira to make people excited to work here, have high expectations and recommend their friends to come here? Second: What do we need to do at Altamira to make sure it is a place that customers want to do business with?”

He also spoke about what he sees happening with technology in the government sector.

“All agencies, whether they are public sector or commercial organizations, get an enormous amount of data and information about their internal operations, the market place they operate in and their customers. Each agency is creating things differently and is in a different phase of data analytics. It is exciting that Altamira is a technology company with great open source big data solutions.”

He ended the conversation by talking about what he expects moving forward in the GovCon industry and his new company.

“It remains an exciting time to be in this market as it continues to go through a dramatic amount of change with both new technologies and new players coming in. There is not a big change in fiscal pressure today – the age of tight budgets is still here – and there is a need for the government and for companies who do business with the government to think and operate differently. I’m excited to be at Altamira because we have the size and strength as well as the agility to adapt and move quickly in this evolving environment.”

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