October 30-31, 2019 | Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA 

All information below is referring to our 2018 symposium. Information for our 2019 symposium is coming soon.


2018 Confirmed Speakers Include:

Bray_Circle Kenneth E. Bray, SES
Acting Associate Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

Ms. Vidrine Eileen M. Vidrine, SES
Chief Data Officer

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Product Owner/Survey Statistician
CJIS Division/Crime Statistics Management Unit

Mr. Page Christopher Page
Command Information Officer
Office of Naval Intelligence

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Structured Data Analysis Advocate

Okada_Circle Ted Okada, SES

Kryzsko_Circle Mark Krzysko
Deputy Director for Enterprise Information

Download the complete Agenda for full list of speakers


Why Should you Attend this Year's Summit:

This educational Symposium brings together those in the IC, military, academia, and industry to discuss the latest challenges and opportunities surrounding Big Data Analytics. By effectively and efficiently taking on the vast amounts of disparate data collected from various government sources, the IC and DoD can proactively enhance decision-making. With the advancing of innovative predictive analytic technologies, it allows the Warfighter to have a more decisive advantage at the tactical edge.

In modern times, there are massive quantities of data collected each and every day, with the potential to be turned into relevant, timely, and “actionable data.” When actionable data can be exploited and turned into actionable intelligence for those in the IC and on the battlefield, the nation can form more accurate, mission-critical decisions. These data-driven decisions are important to enable every organization’s mission. Big data analytics paired with human judgment allows the IC to provide an effective blueprint for national security.

The Big Data for Intelligence Symposium will provide senior level discussions surrounding updates and new developments on technologies and predictive analytical approaches to effectively analyze and exploit large data sets. Leaders will discuss the significant benefits and varying techniques of using big data and predictive analytics to maximize the collection of actionable intelligence for mission success.

DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summit's content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in the community from operational leaders, the R&D Community, key policy-makers, as well as solution providers from industry and academia. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all involved organizations bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

New Topics For This Year's Symposium Include:

  • - Utilizing Big Data Analytics capabilities to maximize insights from large, disparate data

  • - Developing a strategic data framework for increased collaboration and intelligence sharing

  • - Exploiting big data analytics for improved data collection and enrichment

  • - Integrating Big Data technologies to enhance Warfighter capabilities

  • - Leveraging advanced algorithms using data analysis and PI in an effort to monitor global terrorist activities

  • - Facilitating ways to reduce the Army data center’s footprint to enhance DoD intelligence efforts

  • - Integrating Big Data Platform’s open source and unclassified components to assist in Army decision-making

  • - Delivering real time, effective big data analysis for the commanders of operation centers


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 intelligence officers and analysts.

  • 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 & Sponsorship Opportunities:

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

Download the Sponsorship and Exhibiting Prospectus Here

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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)