Eccalon’s CEO Andre Gudger was named Entrepreneur-in-residence at the University of Maryland Baltimore County’s Research Park. Based at the bwtech@UMBC Research and Technology Park, Andre observes that in some ways, he never left UMBC after completing his undergraduate work. “I was always involved with UMBC in some way: whether it was through communicating with old instructors, catching up with other graduates individually or through UMBC’s Alumni Association”.
Andre says that the principle of making connections has influenced his approach to business allowing him to be both innovative and practical. Eccalon along with UMBC’s research park are working with the university to create technology that detects Web-based vulnerabilities in government and corporate computer systems.
The latest innovation that Eccalon is bringing to UMBC’s research park is the establishment of an accredited Center of Excellence. The center will provide training in risk mitigation, and focus on how to make government agencies more conversant with and effective in implementing sound business management techniques.