IBM Cloud Authors: Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, Sematext Blog, Roger Strukhoff, Pat Romanski

Blog Feed Post

30 July Analyst Forum: Incredible Agenda And Even Greater Attendees


We are now two days away from the 30 July Analyst Forum, an event we organized with our partners at the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF).

Now that I have seen the most recent list of attendees coming to the forum I am more excited than ever. Although we have a a great agenda, the kind of people that will be in the room will turn a great agenda into an absolutely incredible event. I hope to see you there. If you have not registered yet this might be your last chance to do so.

See the agenda at:


Here is a recap of the agenda:

Agenda at-a Glance

  • 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
    • David J. Roberts, Senior Program Manager, IACP Technology Center, International Association of Chiefs of Police
    • 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

We could not do this without our sponsors. Thank you very much Leidos, BAE Systems, Carahsoft, Cloudera, Digital Reasoning, Digital Globe, IBM and ICG.  We love you guys.





Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By Bob Gourley

Bob Gourley writes on enterprise IT. He is a founder and partner at Cognitio Corp and publsher of CTOvision.com

@ThingsExpo Stories
@ThingsExpo has been named the Top 5 Most Influential M2M Brand by Onalytica in the ‘Machine to Machine: Top 100 Influencers and Brands.' Onalytica analyzed the online debate on M2M by looking at over 85,000 tweets to provide the most influential individuals and brands that drive the discussion. According to Onalytica the "analysis showed a very engaged community with a lot of interactive tweets. The M2M discussion seems to be more fragmented and driven by some of the major brands present in the...
WebRTC has had a real tough three or four years, and so have those working with it. Only a few short years ago, the development world were excited about WebRTC and proclaiming how awesome it was. You might have played with the technology a couple of years ago, only to find the extra infrastructure requirements were painful to implement and poorly documented. This probably left a bitter taste in your mouth, especially when things went wrong.
The Quantified Economy represents the total global addressable market (TAM) for IoT that, according to a recent IDC report, will grow to an unprecedented $1.3 trillion by 2019. With this the third wave of the Internet-global proliferation of connected devices, appliances and sensors is poised to take off in 2016. In his session at @ThingsExpo, David McLauchlan, CEO and co-founder of Buddy Platform, discussed how the ability to access and analyze the massive volume of streaming data from millio...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pulzze Systems will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Pulzze Systems, Inc. provides infrastructure products for the Internet of Things to enable any connected device and system to carry out matched operations without programming. For more information, visit http://www.pulzzesystems.com.
Successful digital transformation requires new organizational competencies and capabilities. Research tells us that the biggest impediment to successful transformation is human; consequently, the biggest enabler is a properly skilled and empowered workforce. In the digital age, new individual and collective competencies are required. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bob Newhouse, CEO and founder of Agilitiv, will draw together recent research and lessons learned from emerging and established ...
Enterprise IT has been in the era of Hybrid Cloud for some time now. But it seems most conversations about Hybrid are focused on integrating AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google ECM into existing on-premises systems. Where is all the Private Cloud? What do technology providers need to do to make their offerings more compelling? How should enterprise IT executives and buyers define their focus, needs, and roadmap, and communicate that clearly to the providers?
One of biggest questions about Big Data is “How do we harness all that information for business use quickly and effectively?” Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or spatial technology is about more than making maps, but adding critical context and meaning to data of all types, coming from all different channels – even sensors. In his session at @ThingsExpo, William (Bill) Meehan, director of utility solutions for Esri, will take a closer look at the current state of spatial technology and ar...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Streamlyzer will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Streamlyzer is a powerful analytics for video streaming service that enables video streaming providers to monitor and analyze QoE (Quality-of-Experience) from end-user devices in real time.
You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of...
SYS-CON Media announced today that @WebRTCSummit Blog, the largest WebRTC resource in the world, has been launched. @WebRTCSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. @WebRTCSummit Blog can be bookmarked ▸ Here @WebRTCSummit conference site can be bookmarked ▸ Here
Cloud based infrastructure deployment is becoming more and more appealing to customers, from Fortune 500 companies to SMEs due to its pay-as-you-go model. Enterprise storage vendors are able to reach out to these customers by integrating in cloud based deployments; this needs adaptability and interoperability of the products confirming to cloud standards such as OpenStack, CloudStack, or Azure. As compared to off the shelf commodity storage, enterprise storages by its reliability, high-availabil...
The IoT industry is now at a crossroads, between the fast-paced innovation of technologies and the pending mass adoption by global enterprises. The complexity of combining rapidly evolving technologies and the need to establish practices for market acceleration pose a strong challenge to global enterprises as well as IoT vendors. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Clark Smith, senior product manager for Numerex, will discuss how Numerex, as an experienced, established IoT provider, has embraced a ...
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain. In this power panel at @...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in Embedded and IoT solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftNet Solutions will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SoftNet Solutions specializes in Enterprise Solutions for Hadoop and Big Data. It offers customers the most open, robust, and value-conscious portfolio of solutions, services, and tools for the shortest route to success with Big Data. The unique differentiator is the ability to architect and ...
In the next forty months – just over three years – businesses will undergo extraordinary changes. The exponential growth of digitization and machine learning will see a step function change in how businesses create value, satisfy customers, and outperform their competition. In the next forty months companies will take the actions that will see them get to the next level of the game called Capitalism. Or they won’t – game over. The winners of today and tomorrow think differently, follow different...
“Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CloudBerry Backup is a leading cross-platform cloud backup and disaster recovery solution integrated with major public cloud services, such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.
In past @ThingsExpo presentations, Joseph di Paolantonio has explored how various Internet of Things (IoT) and data management and analytics (DMA) solution spaces will come together as sensor analytics ecosystems. This year, in his session at @ThingsExpo, Joseph di Paolantonio from DataArchon, will be adding the numerous Transportation areas, from autonomous vehicles to “Uber for containers.” While IoT data in any one area of Transportation will have a huge impact in that area, combining sensor...
More and more brands have jumped on the IoT bandwagon. We have an excess of wearables – activity trackers, smartwatches, smart glasses and sneakers, and more that track seemingly endless datapoints. However, most consumers have no idea what “IoT” means. Creating more wearables that track data shouldn't be the aim of brands; delivering meaningful, tangible relevance to their users should be. We're in a period in which the IoT pendulum is still swinging. Initially, it swung toward "smart for smar...
The best way to leverage your Cloud Expo presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at Cloud Expo. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audiences.