Open Analytics Summit

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Previous Summits

Open Analytics NYC Summit ’14

The Open Analytics NYC in Chicago brought together 100+ CTOs, CMOs, VPs, Analysts, Engineers, Data Scientists, and more for a full day of networking and presentations. It was held at AOL’s HQ on May 8th.

Open Analytics Chicago Summit ’14

The Open Analytics Summit in Chicago brought together 90+ CTOs, CMOs, VPs, Analysts, Engineers, Data Scientists, and more for a full day of networking and presentations. It was held at the City Winery in Chicago on March 27, 2014.

Open Analytics NYC Summit ’13

The Open Analytics Summit in New York City brought together 170+ CTOs, CMOs, VPs, Analysts, Engineers, and more for a full day of networking and presentations. It was held at the 404NYC on June 17th, 2013.

Open Analytics DC Summit ’13

The Open Analytics Summit in Washington DC is an outstanding place to learn about everything open source and data analytics. Join 200 data scientists, CTOs, CIOs, data analysts, engineers, programmers, developers, enterprise architects, product managers, and program managers and listen to industry experts and government executives talk about open source technologies, big data, data analytics and much more.

The DC summit was held at the Waterview Conference Center in Arlington, VA on Monday March 25th, 2013.

2013

The Open Analytics Summit in Washington DC is an outstanding place to learn about everything open source and data analytics. Join 200 data scientists, CTOs, CIOs, data analysts, engineers, programmers, developers, enterprise architects, product managers, and program managers and listen to industry experts and government executives talk about open source technologies, big data, data analytics and much more.

This year’s DC summit is going to be held at the Waterview Conference Center in Arlington, VA on Monday March 25th, 2013.

Speakers

Dr. Vasant Honavar | Program Director, Information Integration and Informatics, Big Data Science and Engineering | National Science Foundation

Eddie Pickle | CEO | OpenGeo

Dr. Edouard Servan-Schreiber | Director for Solution Architecture | 10gen

Chris Morgan | President | IKANOW

Donald Cox | Deputy Director, Accountability | Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board

Shahid Shah | Chief Architect | OMB

Sean Patrick Murphy | Senior Scientist | Johns Hopkins University

Andrew Glover | CTO | App47

And many more…

 

Who Should Attend

Open Analytics Summit’s are for:

  • Developers
  • Engineers
  • Data Scientists
  • Data Analysts
  • Product Managers
  • Program Managers
  • CIOs
  • CTOs
  • Architects
  • Researchers and Academics
  • VPs or Directors of Analytics, Marketing, Product Development, or Business Intelligence
  • And anyone interested in open source technologies, big data, or data analytics

 

DC Schedule

8:30am
 
Registration & Caffeine
 
9:00am
 
Keynote Address – Why is open source the answer for big data analytics?
Chris Kenly, VP Innovative Solutions, Aveshka
 
 
Track 1
Room: Riverview (24th floor)
Track 2
Room: Cityview (24th floor)
Track 3
Room: Archimedes (23rd floor)
10:00am
Building Effective Frameworks for Social Media Analysis
Josh Liss, Professional Services Analyst, IKANOW
Analytics with NoSQL: Why, for what, and when
Dr. Edouard Servan-Schreiber, Director for Solution Architecture, 10gen
The Value of Open Source
 
Eddie Pickle, CEO, OpenGeo
11:00am
Developing a Visual Data Standard
Kevin Lenane, CEO, Veenome
Big Data Counting
Matt Abrams, VP Data & Ops, AddThis
Data Analytics in the Government
Donald Cox, Deputy Director, Accountability, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board
Noon
 
Lunch
 
1:00pm
Learning analytics: the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data
Sean Patrick Murphy, Data Scientist, JHU
Open Source Software for Geospatial Analytics on Unstructured Big Data
Charlie Greenbacker, Principal Data Scientist, Berico
The Power of Graph Analysis: Grasping the Shape of Business Influence
James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
2:00pm
Data Science in the NOW – It takes an army of tools!
Anthony Nystrom, Fellow, Managing Director of Engineering, Intridea
Implicit Sentiment Analysis at Scale
Max Tsvetovat, CTO, DeepMile Networks
>What kind of economic and public value does government open data generate?
Shahid Shah, Chief Architect (Contractor), OMB Budget Systems Branch
 
 
Caffeine
 
3:00pm
Enterprise Knowledge Graph (EKG): Mining an Enterprise’s Systems of Engagements
Sumeet Vij, Sr. Associate, BAH
MongoDB Lessons from the Trenches
Andrew Glover, CTO, App47
Leveraging Opensource Data with Powerful Software Platforms and Talented Analysts
Bill Wall, Vice President of Services, Praescient Analytics
4:00pm
Analyzing Twitter Data with Hadoop
Joey Echeverria, Principal Solutions Architect, Cloudera
The Analyzed Infrastructure
Rashid Khan, Developer, Elasticsearch
Building an API on OMB’s Public Budget Database
Ryan Harvey, PhD Candidate in Applied Mathematics, Applied Statistics and Scientific Computation, OMB
 
 
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Speakers

James Kobielus | Big Data Evangelist | IBM
James Kobielus is an industry veteran and serves as IBM’s big data evangelist. He spearheads IBM’s thought leadership activities in Big Data, Hadoop, enterprise data warehousing, advanced analytics, business intelligence, data management, graph analysis, and next best action technologies. He works with IBM’s product management and marketing teams in Big Data. He has spoken at such leading industry events as Hadoop Summit, Strata, and Forrester Business Process Forum. He has published several business technology books and is a very popular provider of original commentary on blogs and many social media.


Christopher Kenly | VP of Innovative Analytic Solutions | Aveshka
Christopher Kenly is the Vice President of the Innovative Analytic Solutions division of Aveshka, Inc. In this role, he manages the development of Candor, an open source analytics platform created by Ikanow and Aveshka that assist clients in accessing and exploiting data to support strategic planning, operations, and decision making. Prior to joining Aveshka, he served as an all-source military intelligence analyst for EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) in the United States Army, serving in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Mr. Kenly was involved in the collection of vital IED response data in order to develop and advise coalition leaders in planning and mitigation techniques for IED defeat.


Eddie Pickle | CEO | OpenGeo
Eddie Pickle is a 25+ year geospatial industry veteran who has worked with a wide range of commercial, government and non profit organizations worldwide. He has been very active in the world of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) web services for the past several years, with significant side forays into geospatial data sharing. He brings a strong set of marketing, business development, management and applications skills to his role as CEO of OpenGeo.
In recent years Eddie was one of the founders of IONIC Enterprise and served as its Chief Operating Officer until its purchase by ERDAS in 2007. He then directed content development for ERDAS, where he was very active in the launch of TITAN, a geospatial data sharing program combining visualization with social networking capabilities.


Josh Liss | Analyst | IKANOW
As a Professional Services Analyst, Josh works directly with IKANOW client’s to create robust analytic solutions. Josh has experience in program management, intelligence collection management and analysis, and threat assessment. Prior to joining IKANOW, he served as an Intelligence Officer in the Marine Corps and supported Operation Enduring Freedom in Sangin District, Afghanistan. Josh earned his B.A. in Criminology from THE Ohio State University.


Dr. Edouard Servan-Schreiber | Director for Solution Architecture | 10gen
Dr. Edouard Servan-Schreiber is Director for Solution Architecture at 10gen, advising customers on how to make MongoDB make their business simpler, faster, and better.
Previously, Edouard was director for cross-channel analytics at Teradata, leading projects in advanced analytics and predictive modeling with customers in all heavily data-driven industries such as telco, retail, finance, high tech manufacturing.
Edouard’s specialty is to help customers extract business value from their data through the wise use of technology. Edouard began practicing artificial intelligence and statistical learning models at Carnegie Mellon University for his bachelor’s degree, before going to UC Berkeley for his PhD in Computer Science.


Donald Cox | Deputy Director for Accountability | Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board
Donald I. Cox was appointed to the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board in July 2011. As the Deputy Director for Accountability, Mr. Cox performs oversight of staff conducting risk analysis and support using several business intelligence and analytic technologies. He has a combined 25 years experience related to fraud investigations and information systems management in support of business intelligence.
Mr. Cox graduated in 2008 with a Masters of Business Administration. In 2007, he completed a Master of Information Technology Management from the University of Maryland University College. Additionally, he possesses a certificate in Chief Information Officer Competencies from the General Services Administration (GSA) University. He is a Federal Acquisition Institute Level III / Expert in Program Management, Contracting Officer Representative, Project Management Professional (PMP) and ITIL v3 certified.


Rashid Khan | Data Geek & Developer | Elasticsearch
Rashid Khan is a data geek and a developer at Elasticsearch. He has a passion for everything open source and is the author of the open source log analysis tool Kibana. He has spent over a decade building infrastructure and writing tools to figure out the meaning of all those blinking lights.


Andrew Glover | CTO | App47
Andrew Glover is an established expert in software development processes, techniques, and tools. He has spent his career working with companies large and small in various vertical markets such as Healthcare, Financial Services, Telecommunications, and ISVs; what’s more, he is the founder of multiple open source projects including 2009‘s Jolt Award winner easyb. He is the co-author of Addison-Wesley’s 2008 Jolt Award winner “Continuous Integration: Improving Software Quality and Reducing Risk”, Wiley’s “Java Testing Patterns”, and Manning’s “Groovy in Action”, as well as a frequent author for multiple online publications.


Sean Murphy | Data Product Entrepreneur and Data Scientist | Johns Hopkins University
Sean Patrick Murphy, with degrees in math, electrical engineering, and biomedical engineering and an MBA from Oxford, has served as a senior scientist at Johns Hopkins University for over a decade, advises several startups, and provides learning analytics consulting for EverFi. Previously, he served as the Chief Data Scientist at a series A funded health care analytics firm, and the Director of Research at a boutique graduate educational company. He has also cofounded a big data startup and Data Community DC, a 2,000 member organization of data professionals.


Shahid Shah | Chief Architect | OMB
Shahid N. Shah is the Chief Architect of OMB’s Budget System Branch, the Budget Formulation & Execution Line of Business (BFELoB), and a consulting architect at a few other federal agencies. Shahid’s an expert at discovering practical technology solutions to real-world business initiatives, especially in the government, healthcare and financial services industries. He is an influential thought leader and a winner of a 2009 Federal Computer Week “Fed 100″ award for his work on the MAX Federal Community. At federalarchitect.com he advises senior federal technologists through his popular blog.


Sumeet Vij | Senior Associate | Booz Allen Hamilton
Sumeet Vij is a highly accomplished IT thought leader of 15+ years with a proven track record of successfully executing complex Software projects from concept to production in the DoD & commercial sector. He is currently helping Federal Agencies solve the complex data challenges using Big Data/Machine Learning technologies. He specializes in Big Data, Hadoop, Machine Learning,Mahout, Data Mining, SOA, Semantic Web, BPM, SOA Governance (Software AG Centrasite), B2B, EAI, Web Services Security, BPMS, Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), Open Source and Enterprise Architecture. He has been at the forefront of SOA, starting from the first software implementation of XML-RPC over HTTP (US Patent: 7028312) circa 1999 to the latest WS-* standards (SOAP, WSDL, SOAP over JMS, WS-Security etc)


Anthony Nyström | Fellow, Managing Director of Engineering | Intridea

Anthony is a forward thinking charismatic professional who loves technology and working with software teams who are building collaborative, cutting edge and disruptive web, mobile and desktop-based software focused on enabling, empowering and encouraging people to engage software technology. He has specialized experience with software architecture (Mobile, App, Web, Enterprise) business analysis, functional & technical design, development, implementation, deployment, support, and management. Strong analysis, design and execution expertise in medical imaging, bioinformatics, scientific computing (computational-biology, genetics (computational genomics), cheminformatics and applied-mathematics), big data and semantic analysis.


Matt Abrams | VP Data and Operations | AddThis

Matt Abrams is the VP of Data and Operations at AddThis where he builds large scale distributed systems. Prior to joining AddThis, Matt held positions at Quantum Retail, Booz Allen Hamilton, and GE Global Research. His interests include probabilistic data structures, high performance computing and machine learning. Matt received his MS in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Charlie Greenbacker | Principal Data Scientist | Berico Technologies

Charlie Greenbacker is a data scientist at Berico Technologies in Reston, Virginia. He specializes in natural language processing (NLP) and advanced analytics on unstructured text. Charlie is a PhD candidate (ABD) in computer science at the University of Delaware, and is a former USAF communications & computer systems officer.


Bill Wall | Vice President of Services | Praescient Analytics
As Vice President of Services at Praescient Analytics, Bill Wall oversees the delivery efforts for each program. Bill maintains and helps to grow fruitful relationships with clients and partners at local police departments, federal law enforcement agencies, special operations units, intelligence community organizations, and traditional military elements. As the Services coordinator, Bill is focused on improving communication and processes within the organization. Bill is also heavily involved in Praescient’s business developments efforts and works to establish client relationships and partnerships with both commercial and government organizations. Prior to becoming a member of Praescient Analytics, Bill spent nearly 5 years at the EMC Corporation, as an account executive for the Joint Special Operations Community and as the Director for Business Development for EMC’s business with national intelligence agencies. Before joining the private sector, Bill was a Army Special Forces officer for 22 years. He served for much of his career in the Joint Special Operations Command, deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan numerous times between 2002 and 2008.


Maksim Tsvetovat | CTO | DeepMile Networks
Maksim Tsvetovat is an interdisciplinary scientist, a software engineer, an author and a jazz musician. He has received his doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University in the field of Computation, Organizations and Society, concentrating on computational modeling of evolution of social networks, diffusion of information and attitudes, and emergence of collective intelligence. Maksim is also a co-founder and CTO of DeepMile Networks, a startup company concentrating on mapping influence in social media. He also teaches social network analysis at George Mason University and executive seminars in social network analysis.Maksim is the author of Social Network Analysis for Startups (a #74 Amazon best-seller in data analysis category), and upcoming book “Modeling Complexity”, both with O’Reilly.


Ryan Harvey | PhD Candidate in Applied Mathematics, Applied Statistics and Scientific Computation | OMB
Ryan Harvey is a seasoned software engineer and data analyst with a background in computational mathematics applied to a variety of problem areas. He is a doctoral candidate in the Applied Mathematics, Applied Statistics and Scientific Computation program in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Maryland, working on a dissertation on applying methods in machine learning, signal processing, computational harmonic analysis and dimensionality reduction to Federal Budget historical data, jointly with economic and political data, under the supervision of the late Professor Dennis M. Healy, Jr. (d. 2009), and Professor Wojtek Czaja. Ryan is also a full-time IT Project Manager in the Executive Office of the President at the Office of Management and Budget, where he manages development and maintenance of a major web application. Before OMB, he worked on Open Government and health IT initiatives at the Social Security Administration, and on signal processing for underground imaging at BAE Systems.


Joey Echeverria | Principal Solutions Architect | Cloudera
Joey Echeverria is a Principal Solutions Architect at Cloudera where he oversees the technical success of projects in the Federal and Mid-Atlantic regions. Joey also works directly with customers to deploy production Hadoop clusters and solve a diverse range of business and technical problems. Joey joined Cloudera from the NSA where he worked on data mining, network security, and clustered data processing using Hadoop. Prior to working full time for NSA, Joey attended Carnegie Mellon University where he attained an M.S. and a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering.


Kevin Lenane | CEO | Veenome
CEO and co-founder of innovative video indexing company Veenome. Raised 1.5M in seed capital with investors from Google, Tesla, Chegg, and EcosystemVC. VA Gap50 Finalist. Won Paley Center’s “Next Big Thing.” Won BB&T Entrepreneur Invitational 2012. Named 1 of 3 Hottest startups of SXSW2012 by CNET. Previous experience includes product management and business development at Socialize, PointAbout and Nokia. Veteran of three acquisitions; legal key in 2011 PointAbout acquisition.

 

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The next summit will be held in DC on October 7, 2014 at AOL's office in Dulles.

Open Analytics Summits are for Developers, Engineers, Data Scientists, CMOs, Data Analysts, CTOs, Architects, Brand Managers, and anyone passionate about open source technologies, big data, or data analytics.

 

 

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The next summit will be held in DC on October 7, 2014 at AOL's office in Dulles.


Open Analytics Summits are for Developers, Engineers, Data Scientists, CMOs, Data Analysts, CTOs, Architects, Brand Managers, and anyone passionate about open source technologies, big data, or data analytics.

 

SPEAKERS

 

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Matthew Rhoades

Truman National Security Project & Center for National Policy | Director, Cyberspace & Security Program

Matt Rhoades is the Director of the Cyberspace and Security Program at the Truman Project and Center for National Policy. He also directs the organization’s cybersecurity initiatives. Matt advises Members and congressional staff on foreign affairs and defense policy. Matt previously served as the Congressional Liaison with the Truman Project’s Operation Free campaign, working to help Capitol Hill understand the connections between energy, climate change, and national security. Prior to joining the Truman Project, Matt interned with the Secretary of the U.S. Senate, where he assisted federal lobbyists in properly reporting their lobbying activity to ensure public transparency.

 
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Peter Kim

Air Force | Deputy Director, Cyberspace Operations

Peter E. Kim, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Deputy Director, Cyberspace Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for the oversight and development of Air Force cyberspace strategies and implementation plans for Offensive Cyberspace Operations, Defensive Cyberspace Operations and DOD Information Network Operations. He ensures integrated and synchronized strategic employment of cyberspace strategies to retain freedom of maneuver in cyberspace, accomplish Air Force and joint force commanders’ objectives, deny freedom of action to adversaries, and enable Air Force mission assurance of operational activities relying on the cyberspace domain.

 
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Daniel Gray

FBI | Supervisory Special Agent

Mr. Daniel Gray currently serves his country as a FBI Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) assigned to the Baltimore Field Office (as of April 2012) where he is responsible for the management and coordination of FBI Cyber Investigations for all of Maryland and Delaware.  Prior to his present assignment he was the Assistant Section Chief of FBI Cyber Division’s Cyber National Security Section.  He also performed a dual-role in this position as the Deputy Director of the presidentially-mandated National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF) for which the FBI is the executive agent.  Mr. Gray is a career counterintelligence specialist having served a majority of his FBI career with FBI Counterintelligence Division.

 
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Colonel Scott D. Lathrop

US Cyber Command | Deputy Director, Advanced Capabilities and Technology Directorate

Colonel Scott D. Lathrop is a former Armor/Cavalry officer and currently an Information Systems Management Officer (Functional Area 53) in the United States Army. He is currently assigned as the Deputy Director, Advanced Capabilities and Technology Directorate, United States Cyber Command Fort Meade, Maryland. Colonel Lathrop is a distinguished graduate from the United States Military Academy (USMA) and holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan.

 
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Joe Silva

Symantec | Senior Manager, Intelligence Collections

Joe is the Sr Manager for Intelligence Collections on Symantec’s DeepSight team.  In this role, he leads a team responsible for the targeted collection, processing, and exploitation of cyber threat intelligence information focused on malware and the actors responsible for its development and deployment.  Prior to joining Symantec, Joe was the Director of Intelligence Management at iSIGHT Partners.  During that period he was responsible for a research department conducting cyber threat intelligence collection operations on five different continents.  Joe’s prior experience includes building and leading a high-profile U.S. DoD organization focused on the collection of cyber security information.

 
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Hank Brown

CAI | Managing Director, Washington DC

Hank Brown is the Managing Director of the Washington D.C. office of CAI.  He is responsible for leading the implementation of Information Technology services/ solutions and the Cyber Services practice for CAI in both the Commercial & Federal markets. Hank brings a depth of experience to CAI from 20 years of world-wide service in the Marines.  As a Division Chief at U. S. Cyber Command, he designed and implemented process improvements for offensive operations in cyberspace, leading the team that authored the first Standard Operating Procedure for planning and conducting military fire support in and through that domain – he taught the process at Combatant Commands around the globe.

 
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Chris Morgan

IKANOW | President

Chris is currently the President and Co-Founder of Ikanow. Ikanow is an open source, big data software organization that built it’s flagship product, Infinit.e, from the ground up, utilizing technologies such as MongoDB, elasticsearch, Hadoop, and others. He has 11 years of experience in project management, systems engineering design, software engineering design and development. In addition, he has extensive experience in operationalizing technology solutions into products that are both robust and practical.
 
 

 
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Chris Nims

AOL | Senior Director of Information Technology Security

Chris is a strategic and proactive Information Security executive, with 18+ years of experience in balancing business needs of Fortune 500 companies and startups with risks and costs of controls. As the Head of AOL IT Security Chris plans, develops, and implements the enterprise information security vision and strategy for AOL and its Brands (e.g. The Huffington Post, MapQuest, TechCrunch, Engadget, AOL.com).

 
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Ed Lowery

U.S. Secret Service | Special Agent in Charge - Criminal Investigative Division

Edward Lowery has served in a variety of protective and investigative assignments throughout his career in the United States Secret Service. Mr. Lowery was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) in 2012 and continues in his current assignment as the Special Agent in Charge of the Criminal Investigative Division. Mr. Lowery began his career with the Secret Service in 1992 as a special agent in the New York Field Office, where he conducted numerous investigative and protective assignments. Mr. Lowery then transferred to Washington, D.C. and served on the Vice Presidential Protective Division for Vice Presidents Albert Gore and Richard Cheney.

 
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Christopher Featherston

DHS | Senior Advisor

Christopher Featherston is currently on a detail assignment with DHS S&T Homeland Advance Research Projects Agency as a Senior Advisor and is supporting the Big Data Environment (BDE) Program. He currently is the Program Lead on the Multi-Level Security piece of the BDE program that will demonstrate the ability to protect sensitive interagency investigative information from disclosure. He supports the Interagency Office with over 27 years of security, intelligence, analytic program experience. As the former Deputy Director of the Special Projects Office and as the Branch Chief of Emerging Technology Threats he has a programmatic and technical expertise that is essential in technologies that are sensitive, classified, or deserving of extraordinary security protection.

 
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Jon DiMaggio

IntelThreat | Director of Cyber Intelligence

Jon DiMaggio is a cyber security researcher and Director of Cyber Intelligence at IntelThreat with over 12 years of experience.  He possesses advanced expertise in analyzing Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs).  He specializes in identifying and tracking threat actors/groups and hacktivist operations against targeted organizations.  He is a recognized leader in the cyber industry through DoD speaking engagements such as the DoD Collaborative Information Sharing Environment (DCISE) Tech Exchange and has presented at the US Senate Cyber Intelligence Working Group.  He has extensive experience analyzing threat groups to gain intelligence on adversary’s motives and attribution to help prevent future attacks.  Jon is a subject matter expert (SME) in tracking cyber threats using open source intelligence (OSINT) techniques to identify new tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), infrastructure, and personas used by cyber threat actors.

 
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Lisa Donnan

TASC | VP, Marketing and Technology

Lisa Donnan is a recognized thought leader in cyber security and social media analytics. She has built a reputation around successfully commercializing  innovative technology and launching new businesses, markets and products in the public and private sectors. Lisa leads the Office of Marketing and Technology at TASC, where she is responsible for growth initiatives that capitalize on emerging technologies.

 

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