4th Big Data for Intelligence Symposium

Leveraging the Big Data Opportunity


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.


2016 Speakers Include:

Dr. Gregory Treverton, Chairman, National Intelligence Council
Peter Highnam, Director of Research, NGA
Jeffrey Eggers, SES, Chief Technology Officer, DCS for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, USAF
Jennifer Edgin, CTO, Marine Corps Intelligence
Jerry Hill, Senior Technical Advisor, Technical Collection and Special Programs, OUSD(I)
Nick Andersen, CIO, Information Warfare, N2N6
James Harris, CTO, Defense Intelligence Agency
Seth Goldstein, Program Manager, Hybrid Forecasting Competition, IARPA
Micah Abrams, Chief Architect, G7 Integration and Assessment Division, INSCOM
Michael D. Bender, Director, Laboratory for Analytical Sciences, NC State University

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.
  • This year’s Symposium will provide intelligence organizations across the government with the opportunity to explore new policies and technological solutions that can be used to more effectively exploit large, unstructured data sets in order to produce actionable intelligence for government and partners within the Intelligence Community
  • Join this year’s discussion as government, industry, academia, and solution providers come together to discuss the innovative strategies, procedures and technological solutions needed to enable the government to more effectively leverage the big data opportunity!


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 2016 Included:

*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 maximize 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)


2016 Supporters


Advisory Board

DSI strives to provide the most up to date, mission relevant, topics and discussion points for our meetings. In order to assure that we are providing the best subject content possible, our Advisory Board Members have volunteered to share their respective insight and expertise with us. We are truly grateful to have their support and guidance as we strive to continually create truly effective meetings and events for all. Learn more about our Advisory Board Members.