Lumifi aims to disrupt traditional research and collaboration processes by consolidating content analysis, data management, information sharing and self publishing technologies into one highly efficient, proprietary online application.
Lumifi provides functionality to:
-- Intelligently analyze search results, web sites or documents -- automatically extracting the most relevant topics, snippets and citations.
-- Annotate and manage research within a personal archive.
-- Create virtual notebooks to collaborate with peers and colleagues.
-- Publish research reports to the web, to the desktop or to Lumifi’s self-publishing knowledge exchange.
Andy Miller, President & CEO – Prior to Lumifi, Mr. Miller founded Quece LLC, RetirementSuite.com, and StockCar Stocks Mutual Fund where he served on the Board of Directors. In addition, Mr. Miller has held various positions at PFPC, T. Rowe Price, Putnam Investments and Bank of America. Mr. Miller holds a BA in Economics from SUNY Oswego, a MS in Entrepreneurial Studies from Suffolk University and serves as a member of the Entrepreneur Leadership Council at Suffolk University.
Danny Espinoza, Chief Technology Officer – Prior to Lumifi, Mr. Espinoza founded Mesa Dynamics, a software company that develops and distributes desktop applications that bridge the desktop and the web. Mr. Espinoza has held senior technology positions at eMotion, TeraGlobal Communications, Multimedia Design Corporation and DARPA. Mr. Espinoza holds a BS in Operations Research and Information Engineering from Cornell University.
Jeff Ploughman, VP Engineering – Prior to joining Lumifi, Jeff was a lead architect for the UPS web-based package tracking portal, whose forward-leaning design supports millions of hits daily against one of the world’s largest online databases. He was also a lead architect for Enterasys Dragon, the preferred Intrusion Detection System for much of the Fortune 100. Jeff was also the principal engineer for SafeNet’s Secure Management Console, a highly available, fault tolerant secure network management product whose clientele include NSA, DISA, DHS and the SWIFT Financial Network. Jeff has held other senior technology positions at SummitLogic and Business Bots. He holds a BS in Applied Mathematics and a BS in Computer Science from Virginia Tech.
Todd Crandell, VP Sales & Marketing – Prior to Lumifi, Todd was President of Venture Strategies, Ltd., a consulting firm dedicated to helping technology entrepreneurs articulate their vision. Todd has served as Director of Business Development for Smith Growth Partners and has consulted engineers at Intel, BAE Systems, and Northrop Gruman in the production of custom fabricated materials for handling of complex fragile electronic devices. Todd also served as coach and organizer for the MIT Enterprise Forum. A former NCAA Division I wrestler, Todd attended Rider University and the University of Baltimore.
Lumifi’s business model consists of retail and enterprise components.
-- Self Publishing Transaction Revenue
-- Research Exchange Advertising Revenue
-- Premium Bundle Subscription Revenue
-- Enterprise Licensing Revenue
Lumifi’s contextual analysis platform represents a major advancement in web and document research technology. At the heart of the platform is its Synapse engine, a proprietary software platform that finds connections and relationships between words. By aggregating and analyzing these relationships, Synapse technology produces highly targeted, contextual insight that is not possible with traditional indexing or search applications.
Lumifi’s online research and collaboration portal is a state-of-the-art, enterprise-class, Web 2.0 portal. Utilitizing an advance service-oriented architecture (SOA), Lumifi is both scalable and easily extendable. Lumifi is developed in accordance with industry best practices and leverages standards and open source software from across the computing platform. These include: XML for the API, JAAS for authentication, J2EE for scaleability and portability, SQL for universal database support, JMS for activity monitoring, and Adobe Flex for the rich user interface. The adherence to standards allows Lumifi to be effortlessly installed in the enterprise, either using the open source components that Lumifi currently leverages or using other standards supporting technologies that the enterprise may currently license.
Lumifi contains a rich, brandable, advanced user interface based on Adobe Flex; but, the XML/REST-based architecture allows Lumifi services to be embedded in any internet-aware technology. Lumifi implements a simple yet powerful security model that allows for user authentication, document sharing and intuitive access controls.
Lumifi's unique architecture allows features to be easily added and extended; any feature can be provisioned based on any aspect of a user's profile. This means that features can be enabled on a individual basis (per per use), on a class basis (campus use), or even on a demographic basis. This means Lumifi can target features to users according to virtually any criteria.