October 25-26, 2017 | The Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria VA 

The 5th Annual Big Data for Intelligence Symposium will allow members of the Intelligence Community, military, government, academia, and technology providers to come together in a town-hall forum to discuss how to best leverage Big Data and Predictive Analytics. Current and future techniques and challenges regarding data exploitation will be deliberated in an effort to help our nation gain a powerful intelligence advantage.

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2017 Confirmed Speakers Include:_ ____________________________________________________________________________________

Dr. Jason Matheny, Director, IARPA


Steven Prosser, IC Chief Data Officer, Office of The Director of National Intelligence


Kevin Garrison, Chief of Analytics, DoD Chief Information Officer


Margaret Palmieri, Director, Navy Digital Warfare Office, OPNAV N2/N6


Frank Konieczny, SES, CTO, Office of Information Dominance and CIO, Air Force


Additional Speakers Include:

Thomas Sasala, Director/Chief Data Officer, Army Architecture Integration Center, CIO/G-6

Joseph Mitchell, SES, Section Chief, Enterprise Data Analytics Section, FBI

Leo Garciga, Chief Technology Officer/J6 Chief, Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization, DoD

Karen Petraska, Program Executive, Computer Services, NASA

Ben Wood, Subject Matter Expert Strategist, Data Warehouse Platforms, NSA



Why Should you Attend the 2017 Symposium:

This educational Symposium brings together government, military, academia, and technology providers to discuss the latest challenges and opportunities surrounding Big Data. By effectively tackling massive data sets with more advanced predictive analytic methods, the US Government can forecast and enhance decision-making to adequately support the force.

In today’s world, there is an insurmountable quantity of data with the potential to be turned into useful or “actionable data.” When such data is effectively exploited, the nation can form more targeted decisions. These data-driven decisions are applicable to every organization’s mission.

This Symposium will feature senior level discussions surrounding updates and new developments on technologies and predictive analytical approaches to effectively manipulate large data sets. Leaders will discuss the significant benefits and varying techniques of using predictive analytics to enhance critical decision-making.


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:

-Utilizing big data analytics in the information enterprise environment

-Development of a common operating picture from data stored in cloud to force availability of information

-Implementation of big data for disparate data and accompanying analytic capabilities

-Usage of intelligent machines and analytics to help decision making, reduce operational costs, increase reliability of systems, increase productivity, and increase user experience

-Leveraging big data methods to empower combat operations

-Usage of data mining and big data to make effective choices and increase predictability

-Applying predictive analytics as a significant forecast benefit in staying ahead of threats and identifying global hot spots

-Mining information and mass data sets to effectively solve complex problems

-Promoting security by relying on commercially supported open source platforms for big data analytics


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.


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)





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.