Intelligence Summit - Agenda

Agenda

All times ET and subject to change

10:00 AM ET

Thursday, March 24

Editorial

Opening Remarks

Editorial Moderator: Kevin Baron, Executive Editor, Defense One

Description

Opening Remarks

On Demand

10:03 AM ET

Thursday, March 24

Editorial

Opening Keynote Interview

Editorial Speaker: Maj. Gen. Leah G. Lauderback, Director of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters, U.S. Space Force

Editorial Moderator: Jacqueline Feldscher, Senior National Security Correspondent, Defense One

Description

Join our opening exclusive interview to hear from Space Force's ISR chief about how the service branch is meeting its mission needs today, and what's needed for tomorrow.

On Demand

10:35 AM ET

Thursday, March 24

Editorial

Harnessing Data Panel Discussion

Editorial Speaker: Cynthia Bedell, Director of Communications & Information Sciences Directorate, DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory

Editorial Speaker: Tom Sasala, Chief Data Officer, Department of the Navy

Editorial Moderator: Brandi Vincent, Defense Tech Correspondent, Nextgov

Description

Data is critical to gaining an advantage over adversaries. But how can the intelligence community harness the strategic power of data, from both classified and open-source sources? Nextgov will bring experts together virtually to discuss data-centric approaches to decision making, data integrity, identity credential and access management, and more.

On Demand

11:09 AM ET

Thursday, March 24

Underwritten

Turning Data into a Decisive Edge—How AI Developers and Intelligence Analysts Can Drive Best-Fit Future Tech

Underwriter Speaker: Nick Bousquet, Director, Geospatial Intelligence Solutions, Leidos Intelligence Group

Underwriter Speaker: Ravi Budhu, Chief Software Architect and AI/ML, National Solutions Operation, Leidos Intelligence Group

Description

Presented by Our Elite Underwriter, Leidos

The insertion of automation and AI technologies into our intelligence cycle has and will continue to change the way we conduct analysis and derive conclusions. On this panel we pair a leading AI/ML developer with an intelligence analyst to discuss their perspectives on automation, workflows, and how to best navigate this changing environment. Human vs machine bias, the role of automation, and the soft skills like user adoption and ability to communicate conclusions will all be discussed in the conversation as well as how to best create a cooperative environment where developers and analysts create best-fit technologies for the future.

On Demand

11:31 AM ET

Thursday, March 24

Editorial

Insider Threats Panel Discussion

Editorial Speaker: James Shappell, Acting Director, DOD Insider Threat Management and Analysis Center (DITMAC)

Editorial Speaker: William Braniff, Director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, University of Maryland

Editorial Moderator: Frank Konkel, Executive Editor, Nextgov

Description

A year after the Jan. 6 insurrection, extremism among those with military ties remains a national-security concern. What external factors are at play, and what can DOD leaders do to deter extremist views inside the military? 

This session will examine the next steps in countering insider threats as well as the role of education and the internet.

 

On Demand

12:06 PM ET

Thursday, March 24

Underwritten

How Agencies can utilize AI and ML Together with Data Fabrics

Underwriter Speaker: Kurt Steege, Chief Technology Officer, ThunderCat Technology

Underwriter Moderator: James Hanson, Group Publisher, Federal, Nextgov

Description

Presented by our Elite Underwriter, ThunderCat

With the large amounts of data present in the federal government, AI and ML allow the many agencies to now use that collected information to glean insights that they may not have known from not only that information but new information coming in. Data driven organizations require an agile and efficient IT infrastructure to meet the demand for fast, secure, and continuous data access. ThunderCat’s CTO, Kurt Steege, will explore the intersection between information and AI in this session.

On Demand

12:18 PM ET

Thursday, March 24

Custom

Lunch Break

Description

Lunch Break

1:15 PM ET

Thursday, March 24

Editorial

Afternoon Keynote Interview: New World, New Intelligence

Editorial Speaker: Michael Morell, Former Acting Director and Deputy Director of the CIA, Beacon Global Strategies

Editorial Moderator: Kevin Baron, Executive Editor, Defense One

Description

Threat or competitor? How is the intelligence community evolving to contend with China and Russia? What more is needed, as Russia wages war in Europe? Is the Middle East forgotten already? Join our exclusive conversation on everything from humans to high-tech in intelligence today and tomorrow.

On Demand

1:52 PM ET

Thursday, March 24

Editorial

The IC in Orbit Panel Discussion

Editorial Speaker: John Ferrari, Nonresident Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Editorial Speaker: Joshua Hartman, Vice President and General Manager, Geost, Inc.

Editorial Moderator: Tara Copp, Senior Pentagon Correspondent, Defense One

Description

Last year, Space Force became the IC’s first new organization in 15 years. This addition is representative of the intelligence community's increasing reliance on space. So how does this shift their workflow and use of technology, and what are the next challenges? In this session, experts will explore the IC's priorities in this new frontier and the future of space as a priority intelligence domain.

On Demand

2:21 PM ET

Thursday, March 24

Underwritten

Making Digital Transformation Matter

Underwriter Speaker: Dan Punaro, Advisory Solution Consultant, ServiceNow

Underwriter Speaker: Bob Osborn, Chief Technology Officer, Global Government, ServiceNow

Underwriter Speaker: Tyler Robinson, Advisory Solution Consultant, ServiceNow

Description

Presented by Our Elite Underwriter, ServiceNow

The current volume of work and changing landscape of the Intelligence Community mission has meant that systems, people and processes must be able to quickly adapt.  In the simplest terms, agencies must be able to do more with less to respond at the speed of mission.

Doing more with less can be achieved through the combination of technology, people and processes – no more and no less.  Using automated workflow technologies is about enabling the execution of work at a faster pace, deriving insights into the data and process to produce more powerful results, and enhancing the digital experience.  This session will focus on the importance of automation and workflow connecting disparate tools (legacy and new) and offices in a way that supports how the IC workforce works and meets the need to do more with less.

On Demand

2:34 PM ET

Thursday, March 24

Editorial

The Future Cyber Battlefield

Editorial Speaker: Dmitri Alperovitch, Co-Founder and Chairman, Silverado Policy Accelerator

Editorial Speaker: Adm. Mike Rogers (ret.), Senior Advisor (Former Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency), Brunswick Group

Editorial Moderator: Patrick Tucker, Technology Editor, Defense One

Description

Transformations in technology are changing the battlefield bringing with it new threats and challenges. How are leaders keeping pace with emerging threats? What is the role of cyber in the future of intelligence? This conversation explores cyber as a new tool of influence and the future of cyber deterrence. 

On Demand

3:13 PM ET

Thursday, March 24

Underwritten

The Cybersecurity Landscape and the Intelligence Community: How well are we protected?

Underwriter Speaker: Susan Gordon, Former Principal Deputy Director, National Intelligence

Underwriter Speaker: Ian Pratt, Global Head of Security for Personal Systems, HP Inc.

Description

Presented by Our Elite Underwriter, HP

As they say, knowledge is power.  Is your security protecting the knowledge on your network?  Because everyday bad actors are increasing their knowledge and skills at infiltrating networks everywhere and taking your power.  It has never been more critical to secure all networks and access points, but how does this related specifically to the Intelligence Community? What cybersecurity structural impacts do intelligence agencies need to address around technologies and policies to ensure proper cyber-hygiene is instilled from the outset and not as an afterthought? In this session join, Susan Gordon, former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence and current 2021 Webster Award honouree along with Dr. Ian Pratt, Global Head of Security for Personal Systems for HP inc., as they discuss current and future needs around cybersecurity in the intelligence community.

On Demand

3:28 PM ET

Thursday, March 24

Editorial

Closing Remarks

Editorial Moderator: Kevin Baron, Executive Editor, Defense One

Description

Closing Remarks

On Demand