September 1-2, 2020 | Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA 


The 8th Annual Big Data for Intelligence Symposium will provide a forum to have an open discussion about the innovative opportunities of turning vast amounts of raw data into actionable intelligence. This Symposium will provide the Intelligence Community, US Armed Forces commands, government agencies, members of academia, and technology industry leaders the opportunity to discuss innovative pathways to improve big data for intelligence to protect U.S. National Security.


2020 Scheduled Speakers: 

  • Nancy Morgan
  • IC Chief Data Officer and Assistant DNI for Information and Data
  • ODNI


  • Maria Voreh
  • Chief Data Officer
  • FBI


  • Eileen M. Vidrine, SES
  • Chief Data Officer
  • US Air Force



  • Thomas Sasala, SES
  • Chief Data Officer
  • Department of Navy


  • Leonel Garciga, SES
  • Director of Information Management
  • HQDA-DCS-G2 at US Army


  • Kenneth Clark, SES, Ph.D.
  • Chief Data Officer & Assistant Director 
  • ICE, DHS


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Why You Should Attend this Year’s Symposium:

Innovations in technology continue to innovate the landscape regarding data collection capabilities, as the Federal Government has committed billions of dollars to such R&D efforts for the current & future fiscal years. The DoD’s Digital Modernization Strategy established in July of 2019 has called for a facilitation of data collection in the digital environment to afford the Joint Force a competitive advantage moving forward. At this event, industry & academia partners will hear from various senior government leaders on the need to have transparency and efficiency when sharing data, and how these data sets can be utilized as valuable assets in achieving operational success. The need for data talent has also been made a priority across the Intelligence Communities & DoD to ensure the protection of networks & systems.  


The focus across the IC & DoD remains on the development for storing, retrieving & analyzing of big data sets to produce actionable intelligence and enhance decision making. The 2020 Symposium will address key emerging technologies, policies and tools that are being used to support the Intelligence community, DoD, & Armed Forces in this effort. This forum will also focus on the utilization of the cloud as an innovation driver in big data intelligence to maintain an operational advantage, as well as feature a panel of experts that will discuss how AI & machine learning can be utilized to speed up the dissemination of big data sets.


DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Symposiums’ content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in data science as well as key-policy makers across military and civilian offices. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

Topics to be Covered at the Symposium:
  • – The Role of Big Data within the DoD Digital Modernization Strategy
  • – Transforming Big Data into an Intelligence Asset
  • – Enhancing Transparency & Efficiency in the Big Data Strategy at the FBI
  • – Leveraging the Big Data Information Strategy to Ensure DON Operational Capabilities
  • – Developing a Modernized Data Environment for the DoD
  • – Increasing Big Data Analytic Capabilities at the NGA
  • – Advancing Big Data to Serve US Diplomacy and Support National Security Goals
  • – Utilizing Big Data to Enable & Empower the Marine


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 most complex issues facing the IC & DoD as it relates to big data analytics.
            • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some of the latest identity and access management priorities of interest to the IC & DoD.

                    • Impact:  Help foster ideas. Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. Our town hall format is your opportunity to address our speakers with questions or comments on the current mission


                  Exhibit & Sponsorship Information:


                            • The 8th Annual Big Data for Intelligence Symposium provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.



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                          Participating Organizations at Past Symposium:
                          • Intel Corporation, AT&T, Booz Allen Hamilton, Denodo,General Dynamics, Polaris Alpha, CloudLeap Technologies LLC, InnovaSystems International, Merlin International, ALQIMI, MarkLogic Corporation, DLT Solutions, Army CIO/G6, DISA, Office of Naval Intelligence, OPNAV N2N6, DHS, GSA, Cyber National Mission Force, USASOC, NATO, US Air Force, US Army Corps of Engineers, FBI, CIA, NIST, NSA, NRO, NGA, DOS, JHU APL, USNORTHCOM/NORAD, DIA, ODNI, US Air Force, HQMC, MITRE