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Big Data and Predictive Analytics for Intelligence and Defense Symposium

21 September, 2017 - 22 September, 2017, Washington, DC, United States

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Information Sharing and Analytics - Meeting the Nation's Intelligence Challenge

Information sharing and information overload challenges continue to dominate operational and acquisition planning within the Department of Defense, Intelligence, Homeland Security, and Law Enforcement communities. Increasingly, government agencies are looking for the latest tools and capabilities in big data and predictive analytics to provide the means to analyze, exploit, and share conclusions drawn from the seemingly overwhelming inputs from ever-increasing numbers of sources.

The value obtained by attending will allow access to outstanding briefings from the key government and industry experts who are shaping the direction of big data and predictive analytics research and development for defense, intelligence, homeland security, and law enforcement.

Key themes include:

  • Adding Value to Constructed Data for Intelligence
  • Using the Latest Tools and Technologies - Deep/Predictive Analytics, Semantics, Cloud Computation, Metadata, Biometrics, Machine Learning etc.
  • Security Considerations in Sharing Big Data - Challenges and Solutions
  • BDA Implementation: Collection, Processing, Management and Dissemination Strategies and Techniques
  • Applying Predictive Analytics to the Defense Mission

These, and many other critical questions will be examined during this outstanding two-day event.

Special Presentations by:

  • Mr. Mark Krzysko, Deputy Director for Enterprise Information, DoD, OUSD, (AT&L)/ARA
  • Ms. Karin Appel, Special Assistant for Governance & Analytics, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. DoD
Over 20 Guest Experts from: DoD OUSD (AT&L)/ARA, Office of the CIO/DoD, NGA, USN PEO C4I/PMW-120, ONI(PMW-120), Army G8, ARMY (DAIIS), NRL, HQDA, PA&E, DISA, Microsoft Federal, BAE Systems, Cognition, Peraton, MapR Federal, Booz Allen Hamilton, IBM Federal, RAND, InfoLogix, Basis Technology, DC Metropolitan Police/JSTACC, SAS Federal, Kitware and Integrity Applications, Inc. Discussing:
  • Latest DoD Big Data Government Plans, Programs, Needs and Initiatives
  • Applying Predictive Analytics to Intelligence & Defense Missions
  • Sharing the Data: Cyber Security Considerations Challenges & Solutions
  • Scaling Up Big Data Applications
  • Building Best Use Cases – Emerging Lessons Learns & the Road Ahead


Hyatt Centric - Arlington
1325 Wilson Blvd.,
Arlington VA 22209
(703) 525-1234

For event rates, please contact Nicole Sirutis, Senior Event Sales Manager, at (703) 908-4661

Attendee accommodations must be arranged directly with the hotel.Registration: 8:15 a.m. September 21, 2017
Program begins at 9:00 a.m.

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.


  • Mr. Mark Krzysko, Deputy Director, Acquisition Resources and Analysis; Enterprise Information, DoD
  • Ms. Karen Appela, Special Assistant for Governance & Analytics, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. DoD
  • Mr. Charles J. Gassert, Assistant Program Manager, Distributed Common Ground System – Navy (DCGS-N)
  • Mr. Kirk Brustman, Director, Department of the U.S. Army Intelligence Information Services
  • Dr. Guna Seetharaman, Senior Scientist, S&T for Advanced Computing Concepts, Chief Scientist for Computation, U.S. Naval Research Lab
  • Ms. Susie Adams, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Federal
  • Dr. Anthony Hoogs, Senior Director of Computer Vision, Kitware
  • Ms. Linda Shaler, Deputy to Chief, Program Budget Data Management Division, Army G8, HQDA PA&E
  • Mr. Tom Sabo, Principal Solutions Architect, SAS Federal
  • Mr. Roger Hockenberry, CEO and Founding Partner, Cognito
  • Ms. Carolyn Montagna, Criminal Research Specialist Supervisor, Investigative Support Unit, Joint Strategic & Tactical Analysis Command Center Homeland Security Bureau, Metropolitan Police Department
  • Mr. Douglas Natal, Vice President & G.M., MapR Federal
  • Dr. Douglas Samuelson, President & Chief Scientist, InfoLogix, Inc.
  • Dr. Kirk Borne, Principal Data Scientist, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Mr. Paul J. Swinko, Solutions Architect, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, BAE Systems, Intelligence & Security Sector (Or designee)
  • Mr. Todd Myers, Senior Architect, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
  • Dr. Daniel Gerstein, Senior Policy Researcher, the RAND Corporation
  • Mr. David “Nark” Narkevicius, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Office of the Chief Information Officer, (DoD CIO), C4 & II


Event details

21 September, 2017
22 September, 2017
Hyatt Centric - Arlington
District Of Columbia
United States


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