INNOVATE OR DIE: More Details on our Upcoming "Opportunity Summit 2014" following DIA's Second Annual Innovation Symposium Manager's Choice

WHAT IS "OPPORTUNITY SUMMIT 2014"? - This is a TED Lecture styled event for National Security professionals bringing together innovators and problem solvers to uncover real opportunities. 



Speaker/Topics currently confirmed will include:

  • Josiah Bunting III, President of The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, on the importance of wisdom in the information age
  • Richard Kirchner, CEO of KIRIK International, Inc., Suspicious Activity: Counterintelligence or Counter-terrorism?
  • Kathy Lavinder, Executive Director of Security & Investigative Placement Consultants, How to Leverage IC Experience in the Private Sector
  • Charles Pinck, President of the OSS Society
  • Ken Spedden, Founder of the Innovative Solutions Consortium
  • Louis Tucker, Director of the Foundation for Innovation and Discovery
  • David Scott, VP Intelligence Enterprise Solutions at Comm IT Enterprises, China's S&T Knowledge Innovation Strategy
  • Aaron Billet, Inventor
  • Stephen Davis, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Optum, What the Intelligence Community Offers a High Performance Commercial Enterprise
  • Maha Hamdan, President, Hamdan Communications, Role of Diplomacy in Boosting Intelligence Work Abroad
  • Stephen Bright, Owner, IT Solutions
  • Todd Kobus, CTO, Merrimack Analysis Group, Analysis Over Collation: Why Today's Analysts Suck
  • Nicholas Freitas, Director, Blue Light LLC, The Uniqueness of Counter Insurgency Analysis – The Next Chapter in Intelligence Training
  • Daniel Vergamini, Consultant, CI Damage Assessments
  • Norman Lihou, Master Trainer, WBB/JIEDDO, Relational Signature Analysis - Removing the Thread's Anonymity
  • Thomas Bascom, President and Founder, LinkSpace, LLC, A Semantic Internet for the Cloud
  • Marisol Nieves, Curriculum Branch Manager, JIEDDO/COIC, Conceptualizing Human Domain Management: Human Network Analysis and Engagement Operations

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Gold Sponsor:

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