Agenda

I. Government Needs, Initiatives, Opportunities and Challenges

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KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

■ REAR ADMIRAL PAUL BECKER, U.S. NAVY
“Big Data and the Naval Intelligence Mission”
Special Assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence

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“IARPA Perspectives and Initiatives in Big Data and Predictive Analytics”
■ DR. JASON MATHENY
Director, IARPA

“US Army CIO Perspectives”
■ COLONEL LINDA JANTZEN
Army’s Chief Data Officer

“Army’s Financial Transparency and Performance Assessment”
■ MR. MORT ANVARI, SES
Director of Programs and Strategy Assistant Secretary of the Army Financial Management and
Comptroller ASA (FM&C)

“Big Data Initiatives and DCGS”
■ COLONEL BRUCE LYMAN, USAF
Chief, Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) AF/A2 – invited

“Identity Intelligence and Big Data”
■ MR. DALTON JONES
Senior Defense Intelligence Executive for Biometrics, Identity Intelligence, & Watchlisting, Defense Combating Terrorism Center, Defense Intelligence Agency

“NGA Perspectives and Initiatives”
■ MR. TODD G. MYERS
Senior Architect, Office of the Chief Information Officer, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) 

“Army Intelligence, Unified Data, and Big Data Strategy”
■ MS. LISA SHALER-CLARK
Chief, Integration and Assessment Division, US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM)

“Naval Research Laboratory and the Big Data Future”
■ DR. GUNA SEETHARAMA
Senior Scientist ST for Advanced Computing Concepts, and Chief Scientist for Computation,
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

“Army’s Financial Transparency and Performance Assessment”
■ MR. VINCE McCARRON
Division Chief, Joint Intelligence Community Mission Engagement, US Army

“NITRD Big Data Steering Group Activities and Perspectives”
■ DR. CHAITAN BARU
Senior Advisor for Data Science, Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE),
National Science Foundation (NSF)

 

II. The Latest Big Data Tools, Techniques and Technologies

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Special Focus: Intelligence and Predictive Analytics

“#GettingStuffDone in our Exponential Era”
DR. DAVID A. BRAY
Harvard Visiting Executive In-Residence and Eisenhower Fellow to Taiwan and Australia

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“MIA: Big Data Governance”
■ MR. KON LEONG
CEO/Co-founder of ZL Technologies

“Defense & Intelligence and the Information Challenge Harnessing the Value Of Big Data”
■ MR. AMISH PATEL
Director, Cognitive Solutions for Government, North America

“Mitigating Cybersecurity Operations Risk – Leveraging Intelligent Data Storage”
■ MR. AUDIE HITTLE
CTO Federal and Cybersecurity EMC²| Emerging Technologies Division

“Big Data and Cyber Security”
■ MR.STEPHEN MOORE
Vice President of Engineering, AlphaSix Corp.

“Text and Social Media Analytics for Intelligence”
■ MR. TOM SABO
Principal Solutions Architect, SAS Federal

“Finding the Little Things in Big Video Data”
■ DR. ANTHONY HOOGS
Director, Computer Vision, Kitware Inc

“Latest Predictive Analytics Tools and Unisys Federal Systems”
■ DR. ROD FONTECILLA
Vice President, Application Modernization, Unisys Federal Systems

 

III. High-Value Applications for Defense and Intelligence – Emerging Lessons Learned

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Special Focus:

“A Study in DEFT: From Text to an Entity-Centric Knowledge Base”
DR. RALPH WEISCHEDEL
Principal Scientist, Raytheon BBN Technologies Corp

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“Fusion Centers – Current Operations, Future Challenges, and Big Data”
■ COLONEL (RET) LEE WIGHT
Executive Director, Fusion Center, Washington Regional Threat Analysis Center (WRTAC); former Chief, Strategy Division, HQ US Air Force

• National Fusion Center History
• WRTAC Mission/Organization/Key Processes
• WRTAC/NCR Current/Near Term Challenges
• WRTAC “Big Data” Integration
• National Fusion Center Strategy/Long Term Outlook and Implications

“Deep Learning is the Future of Big Data Analytics”
 DR. NANCY GRADY, PhD
Chief Data Scientist, SAIC

“If You Plan to Slay the Data Science Dragon, Make Sure the Sword You Bring is a Mop”
 MR. MATTHEW HUTCHINSON
Executive Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton

“Big Data and Cyber Security”
 MR. TOM PLUNKETT
Author and Principal Consultant, Oracle