October 16-17, 2018 | AIA National Headquarters, Washington, DC


The 2018 Big Data for Intelligence Symposium brings together members of the Intelligence Community and DoD for an open dialogue about the various challenges and opportunities that exist when attempting to convert large amounts of unstructured data into real time, actionable intelligence. This educational forum will provide Intelligence Agencies, U.S. military commands, government agencies, academia, and technology providers the chance to more effectively and efficiently pursue opportunities to harness the power of big data for intelligence collection.

2018 Confirmed Speakers Include:

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Acting Associate Deputy Chief of Staff for
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Eileen M. Vidrine, SES
Chief Data Officer


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

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Command Information Officer
Office of Naval Intelligence
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Paul Cote
Structured Data Analysis Advocate


Ted Okada, SES

Mark Krzysko
Deputy Director for Enterprise Information DoD, OUSD, (AT&L)/ARA


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)




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.