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30 July Analytics Forum: A cross-sector gathering of the greatest minds in analytics


On 30 July 2014 in Reston Virginia some of the greatest minds in analytics for business outcomes and mission impact will be gathering at the Hyatt Regency Reston.  This event, the Analytics 2014 Forum, is being pulled together by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) and our team at Analyst One. We are collaborating to provide a full venue of interactive sessions designed to extract and share lessons learned. If you are an analyst or a leader of teams seeking better ways to extract knowledge from information this event is for you.

Seats will sell out fast. Please register today.

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The agenda includes some of the greatest champions of new methods and models for sensemaking over data, people like Jeff JonasScott SorensenNatasha BalacDave WarnerDavid BraySteven MalphrusKelly McCueAbe UsherMatt DevostAdam ElkusKirk BorneBob GrossmanNed MoranDave GauthierMark PaeseJohn HarerTom LashBart R. JohnsonPhil BourneBob Jimenez and Carmen Medina.

Come join us in this cross-sector information sharing venue and see what happens when analysts and leaders from diverse industries like healthcare, health research, finance, ecommerce, law enforcement, cyber security, energy, satellite imaging, DoD and the intelligence community come together to share lessons learned on analytics.

I guarantee you this will be time well spent. Please register today.  When you do, use the sign up code ANALYST14 for a $50.00 discount

Agenda at-a Glance

(subject to change)

  • 0700-0800 – Registration and Continental Breakfast, Hyatt Regency Reston, Grand Ballroom
  • 0800-0810 – Welcome Remarks: Bob Gourley, Publisher of Analyst One and CTOvision.com, and Co-Founder and Partner of Cognitio; and Keith Masback, Chief Executive Officer, United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF)
  • 0810-0815 – Introduction of Keynote: Tom Lash, Strategy Development, Leidos
  • 0815-0845 – Keynote: Jeff Jonas, IBM Fellow and Chief Scientist of Context Computing,IBM
  • 0845-0915 – Advanced Analytics: A conversation with Dr. Natasha Balac, Director of Predictive Analytics Center of Excellence at the San Diego Supercomputer Center
  • 0915-0945 – Crisis Threat Analysis: Dr. Dave Warner, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Neuroscientist and the Director of Medical Intelligence at MindTel
  • 0945-1030 – Morning Networking Break & Exhibits
  • 1030-1100 – Keynote: Dr. David A. Bray, Chief Information Officer, FCC
  • 1100-1145 – Cross-Sector Analytical Lessons Learned
    • Moderator: Dr. Kirk Borne, Data Scientist and Professor, George Mason University
    • Dr. Philip E. Bourne, Associate Director for Data Science, National Institutes of Health
    • Dr. Robert Grossman, Director, Center for Data Intensive Science, University of Chicago
    • Dr. John Harer, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Duke University
  • 1145-1230 – Panel: Law Enforcement
    • Moderator: Dr. Colleen “Kelly” McCue, Senior Director, Social Science & Quantitative Methods, DigitalGlobe Analytics
    • Abe Usher, Chief Technology Officer, HumanGeo
    • Bill Wall, Vice President, Praescient Analytics
  • 1230-1330 – Lunch Reception & Exhibits, Hyatt Regency Reston Grand Ballroom
  • 1330-1415 – Panel: The Education of the Analyst
    • Carmen Medina, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting
    • Ed Mornston, Director, Human Development Directorate, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
    • Dr. William Nolte, Program Director, Intelligence Center of Academic Excellence, University of Maryland School of Public Policy
  • 1415-1500 – Panel: The Analytics of Cyber Conflict
    • Moderator: Matt Devost, President & CEO, FusionX
    • Adam Elkus, Senior Analyst at Analyst One, Strategic Planner and Ph.D. Student, Computational Social Science, George Mason University
    • Ned Moran, Professor, Analyst, Cyber Practitioner
  • 1500-1530 – Afternoon Networking Break & Exhibits
  • 1530-1615 – Panel: Lessons From and For the National Security Community
    • Moderator: Dr. Erin M. Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, Caerus Associates
    • Dave Gauthier, Activity Based Intelligence Portfolio Lead, Analysis Directorate,NGA
    • Bob Jimenez, Chief Technology Officer, NRO
    • Jason Thomas, Manager of Innovation for the Government, Thomson Reuters
  • 1615-1700 – Keynote: Scott Sorensen, Chief Technology Officer, Ancestry.com
  • 1700-1900 – Networking Reception & Exhibits, Hyatt Regency Reston, Grand Ballroom

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