Past event: Big Data for Intelligence Symposium

The 10th Annual Big Data for Intelligence Symposium will bring together senior level members from the Intelligence Community (IC), Department of Defense (DoD), military, academia, & industry to discuss innovative strategies, initiatives, & partnerships toward harnessing big data for actionable intelligence & a strategic decision advantage. This year's Symposium will feature the perspectives of various Senior level leaders & stakeholders, who are working to enhance the processing, analyzing, management, & accessibility of large data sets in order to produce usable intelligence that will both increase the speed of mission & deliver a decisive advantage to the Warfighter in contested near-peer environments.

Topics to be covered at the 2022 Symposium:

  • Ensuring all IC data is discoverable, accessible, & usable at the speed of mission
  • Facilitating the Evolution of ADVANA: DoD's Big-Data Platform for Advanced Analytics
  • Leading CIA data initiatives toward maintaining a strategic decision advantage on a global scale
  • Driving USAF efforts toward using data & AI as strategic assets in shaping the future battlespace
  • Ensuring the DON manages big data effectively by translating enterprise data into actionable insights, decisions, & outcomes
  • Modernizing the Army's data strategy to deliver a decisive advantage to the Soldier in a contested near-peer environment
  • Enabling the effective delivery of foundational military intelligence to help the U.S. Military, IC, & our Allies stay ahead of threats in any domain

Why You Should Attend This Symposium:

With 500 million granted in funding in the FY2023 NDAA to the new DoD CDAO, there is an effort now more than ever to scale up data analytics and utilize emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence to break down big data sets for improved decision making. The 10th Annual Big Data for Intelligence Symposium will bring together senior level members from the Intelligence Community (IC), Department of Defense (DoD), military, academia, & industry to discuss innovative strategies, initiatives, & partnerships toward harnessing big data for actionable intelligence & a strategic decision advantage.  This year's Symposium will feature the perspectives of various Senior level leaders & stakeholders, who are working to enhance the processing, analyzing, management, & accessibility of large data sets in order to produce usable intelligence that will both increase the speed of mission & deliver a enhanced capability to the Warfighter in contested near-peer environments.

Data volume & accessibility are at an all-time high. Various threat actors now have an ability to leverage commercially available data driven technologies for strategic effect from anywhere in the world, and the sheer amount of data the IC & DoD now have to process & disseminate is becoming overwhelming. This year's forum will detail how various intelligence agencies and military commands are working toward facilitating a more efficient approach to managing, storing, securing, & analyzing such large sets of data. A common theme across both the IC & DoD Data Strategies has been to operationalize a data-centric approach by making data more discoverable, more accessible, and more agile on a global scale.   Integrating data management, data quality & other factors of data innovation to ensure meaningful algorithms & the integrity of big data intelligence has become essential.

This event will extensively examine and offer attendees a look into the current push from leaders across the IC & DoD to collaborate on utilizing emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence & machine learning to better identify patterns, accelerate decision-making, & understand data management requirements. Accelerating the use of such tools will help intelligence analysts & users exploit, process & analyze data to better inform operations in real time & further foster a culture of innovation needed for the US to preserve its military edge into the future. Additionally, many sessions throughout this year's event will focus in on current efforts to keep pace with the rapid evolution of data-driven capabilities & how there have been foundational investments throughout the government to develop & retain a data savvy workforce. Lastly, a group of experts from the DoD, SOCOM, & Industry will convene for a panel discussion & provide the audience insight into how they are facilitating the evolution of ADVANA: DoD's Big-Data Platform for Advanced Analytics.

Our team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Symposiums' content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in data science as well as key-policy makers across military and civilian offices. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

At Our Summit You Have the Ability To:

  • Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing our big data community.
  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to engage in constructive dialogue among all in attendance.
  • Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are encouraged to address our speaker faculty and each other with their questions, comments, or ideas.

Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:

The Big Data for Intelligence Symposium provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.
Contact us for sponsorship information

2022 Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Lori C. Wade, IC Chief Data Officer, Assistant DNI for Domestic Engagement, Information Sharing, and Data (ADNI/DEISD), Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
  • Brian Bataille, Chief Data Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
  • Col Ryan Kehoe, USAF, Deputy Chief Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Officer, Department of the Air Force (DAF)
  • Maj Gen John Olson, PhD, USAF, Chief Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Officer, Department of the Air Force (DAF)
  • Mark Krzysko, SES, Principal Deputy Director of Enterprise Information in the Acquisition Data and Analytics (ADA), OUSD (A&S)
  • Marie Falkowski, Director, Artificial Intelligence; Data Analytics, Digital Innovation Directorate, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Dr. Mark Brady, Chief Data Officer, U.S. Space Force (USSF)
  • Thomas Sasala, SES, Chief Data Officer, Department of the Navy
  • Sarah Hengemuhle, Chief, Futures Group – Office of Information Technology Services (ITS), National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)
  • Brian B. Joseph, Deputy Director, Data Analytics, OUSD (A&S)
  • Caroline Kuharske, Acting Chief Data Officer, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
  • Nicholas Lanham, Division Chief for Enterprise Platforms & Capabilities, EPBO Directorate, DoD Chief Digital & AI Office

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Venue

American Institute of Architects National HQ
1735 New York Ave NW,
Washington, DC

Hotel:
Event attendees are responsible for their own accommodations.

Parking:
Parking details will be provided to registrants one week before the event in the “Event Logistics” e-mail.
Event details
Organizer : DSI
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-23865