4th Annual Big Data for Intelligence Symposium

Leveraging the Big Data Opportunity


November 29-30, 2016 | AUSA Conference and Event Center: 2425 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201

DSI’s Big Data for Intelligence Symposium is designed as an educational and training “Town Hall” forum that will provide members of the Intelligence Community, US military commands, government agencies, academia, and technology providers the opportunity to explore more effective and efficient ways of leveraging the power of big data for intelligence processing and exploitation purposes.



  • 2015 Speakers Included:


Catherine Johnston, Director for IC ITE and Digital Transformation, DIA __________________________

Doug McGovern, CIO and Director of IT Services, NGA________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Jeffrey Eggers, Chief Technology Officer, DCS ISR, HQAF ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Jennifer Edgin, Chief Technology Officer, HQMC Intelligence Department _____________________________________________________________________ COL Bobby Saxon, USA, Division Chief and Program Director, HQDA G-3/5/7 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Lynwood Bishop, CEO, MapLarge _______________________________________________________________________________ Mark Krzysko, Deputy Director, Enterprise Information, OUSD (AT&L) _______________________________________________________________________________ Mike Bender, Director, Laboratory of Analytic Sciences, North Carolina State University _______________________________________________________________________________ Dr. Brand Niemann, Founder and Co-Organizer, Big Data Federal Working Group     ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • Why Should you Attend the 2016 Symposium:
  • Intelligence Analysts are struggling to keep up with the exponential increase of raw intelligence data produced by rapid advances in data collection. The growth of intelligence data is significant, but the challenge now is to develop processes and analytic solutions that can harness the tremendous power of big data.Intelligence organizations across government have an opportunity to exploit large data sets in order to produce actionable intelligence. The technology to visualize and exploit large, unstructured data sets provides the IC with a unique opportunity to dramatically improve their effectiveness and efficiency.The Intelligence Community and its partners must build the capacity to harness this information being generated at an alarming rate. Utilizing advanced analytics and increased computing power, big data can provide a powerful intelligence advantage for the Community.
Exhibit & Sponsorship Opportunities:

The Big Data for Intelligence Symposium provides opportunities in exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, to networking receptions.

Download the Sponsorship and Exhibiting Prospectus Here

New Topics For This Year's Symposium Include:
  • - Delivering standardized, innovative, technology-based capabilities to solve big data intelligence challenges
  • - Leveraging the combat cloud to produce a comprehensive picture of the battlespace in real time
  • - Finding innovative ways to utilize existing technology and discover new outcomes for big data
  • - Developing innovative ways to transform big data into actionable intelligence
  • - Developing innovative policies and technological solutions to shape future enterprise systems
  • - Acquiring the technological capabilities to transition into the next immersive phase of intelligence
  • - Finding the most effective ways to maximizing the potential uses of big data
  • - Securing advanced tools to better find and synthesize open-source intelligence
At Our Symposium You Will Have the Ability to:
  • Gain Education & Insight:  Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing special operations forces today.
  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some of the latest technologies related to Big Data.
  • Influence:  Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are given the opportunity to address our speaker faculty with their questions or comments.
Operating Guidance For Government Attendees:

DSI’s Symposium directly supports DoD priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department's mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.

DSI’s Symposium will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.

The Summit is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered an educational and training forum.

(Industry and academia members are charged a fee for admission)