With 20 years of experience in Information Technology, Melissa Daley created Orca Intelligence in 2014. Her purpose was to offer a unique methodology to decrease the time it takes to capture, analyze and manage software requirements. She believes software, though not tangible, is very similar to building design and architecture, and requires the same governance and best practices. Her method encompasses features such as cataloging and maintaining requirements for reuse on other projects. This methodology saves requirements analysis and management time. Across Agile teams, her methods have proven to keep stakeholders and software engineers organized throughout the entire software development life cycle. In addition, her Agile project management skills produce incremental success that keep teams on schedule and within budget. Among her colleagues, she is commonly known to have foreknowledge, like that in the Minority Report. As a result, she has turned this innate aptitude into the Episteme application.
Ms. Daley is an experienced Requirements Engineer with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer
Information Systems from Hampton University and a Masters in Technology Entrepreneurship from the University of Maryland. Melissa worked as a consultant with several organizations such as Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton and a plethora of other companies, such as the State of Georgia Department of Human Resources, NGP VAN, DMI and ICF.
In 2007, Melissa Daley founded, iT Gets Better as a 501c3 non-profit organization, in Atlanta, GA, to assist youth organizations with Information Technology (IT). In 2008, Melissa founded iGB Associates Inc. to support for-profit organizations with their IT services. It was later sold in 2009.
As a first generation American, Melissa attributes her skills to the math skills of her mother and growing up working with her dad; using his cost-effective skills within his home improvement business. She enjoys traveling, meditating, eating her family's Jamaican cuisines, giving advice to her 11 nieces, nephews and god-children, making people laugh, dancing, home design and improvement and watching sports; specifically the Dallas Cowboys.