IBM Seeks out Myrtle Beach Tech Company to Keynote Big Data Conference

Archetype SC’s Daniel O’Sullivan (User Experience Designer) and Patrick Nord (Director of Big Data) delivered the keynote address at IBM’s Big Data event hosted in Denver, CO last Thursday.

Datapalooza is a global IBM conference that attracts world industry leaders to learn from subject matter experts on big data practices.

O’Sullivan and Nord presented and modeled a process they developed from right here in Myrtle Beach that assists data scientists, analysts, and developers deliver business value from the data they work with. IBM is a leader in the data and analytics space, with tools from SPSS to Watson Analytics and solutions deployed around the world.

“Although our methodology leverages the IBM toolset based on our own experience and expertise with the IBM sphere, we have used it, and heard from others who have used it, with a wide variety of tools,” Nord explains.

 Archetype SC has grown from a team of 10 to 50 employees in the past 12 months.  They attribute this growth to their success in delivering quality solutions, which has led to more projects and referrals from satisfied clients.  In the past year they have moved from 1,500 square feet to 5,000 square feet in Myrtle Beach at the Burroughs and Chapin Founders Center.

“As established residents, we chose Myrtle Beach for its headquarters in an effort to develop and inspire tech talent to think alternatively about location. Myrtle Beach offers an abundance of opportunity for professionals to excel and explore in and area that relaxing, fun, and growing faster than the national average.” – Joseph Bonanno, Managing Partner of Archetype SC

The Grand Strand Technology Council echoes this ideal along with companies like Archetype SC who have chosen the grand strand as their HQ location.

“It is a common misconception that the Myrtle Beach Area isn’t a great place to advance your technology career.  What we hearing more and more is that this is a perfect place to leverage your technical talent and be a part of a community that will challenge and encourage you to make whatever kind of impact you are passionate about in the global technology sector.” – Jason Greene, Executive Director of The Grand Strand Technology Council.

ABOUT ARCHETYPE SC - Archetype SC is a full service IT consultancy headquartered in Myrtle Beach, SC, with offices in Boston, MA, and Dallas, TX and consults located across the country. Their Big Data, Development & Design, and Security teams service clients from Fortune 500 to SMB, solving their complicated challenges through a blended approach. 

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ABOUT THE GRAND STRAND TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL – The Grand Strand Technology Council is a nonprofit serving Horry and Georgetown County’s technology sector growth.  With initiatives serving the local business community, tech education, and economic development – GS Tech is working toward a vision that the Grand Strand will be the next big hub for technology and innovation.  For more information visit