SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Pat Romanski, Gary Arora, Zakia Bouachraoui, Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan

Blog Feed Post

Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise Conference 6-9 June 2011

Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise (DI2E)

Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise (DI2E)

The Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise (DI2E) is an overarching construct for integrating operational intelligence capabilities in support of DoD missions. This community is closely related to the DoD Intelligence Information System (DoDIIS) community, but the focus here is more on the operational military. Here is a bit from the DI2E conference site:

The first Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise (DI2E) Worldwide Conference & Technology Exposition will take place at the Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion. The theme of this year’s conference is “Converging the Enterprise”. The DI2E is the logical integration of the successes of the Distributed Common Ground/Surface System (DCGS) and Joint Intelligence Operations Center (JIOC) Enterprises to support our defense, national, and international partners with all-source intelligence and counterintelligence.

The 2011 DI2E Worldwide Conference and Technology Demonstration brings together developers, program offices, and users to focus on how to best deliver a professional, fully integrated, and seamless Enterprise. This Enterprise will provide the best intelligence, counterintelligence, and security information under any condition or circumstance, whenever and wherever, in support of the warfighter, coalition and the national intelligence requirements.

This is a great conference for learning about emerging mission needs in this domain.

To get more info and to register see: http://www.ncsi.com/di2e11/index.html

The agenda is below:

Morning Session – Strategic Perspectives

Enhance awareness of how JIOC, DCGS and IC initiatives are key enablers to effective implementation of information sharing within the broader Defense Intelligence and Command and Control Enterprises.

0750 – 0800

Welcoming Remarks

Mr. Christopher B. Jackson
Deputy Chief, ISR Integration, Experimentation, and System Support Division (J28), United States Joint Forces Command
0800 – 0815

Guest Speaker

Mayor Dwaine Carawary
Mayor of Dallas, Texas
0815 – 0900

ISR and the Operational Commander

General Raymond T. Odierno
United States Army, Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command
0900 – 0945

Warfare in the 21st Century

Major General (P) Michael T. Flynn
Special Assistant to Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, United States Army
0945 – 1030

Technology Exposition/Networking Break

1030 – 1200

Strategic Perspectives from CSA’s

Moderator:
Mr. Kevin P. Meiners
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Portfolio, Programs, and Resources, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
Panel Member:
Mr. Grant M. Schneider
Deputy Director for Information Management and Chief Information Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency
Major General Theodore C. Nicholas
Deputy Director, Signals Intelligence Directorate, National Security Agency
Mr. David Bennett
Program Executive Officer, Global Information Grid Enterprise Services
Mr. Paul E. Muench
Deputy Chief Information Officer, National Geospatial – Intelligence Agency
1200 – 1300

Technology Exposition/Lunch

1300 – 1345

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Keith Barber
Implementation Lead for “On-Line, On-demand” Services, National Geospatial – Intelligence Agency
1345 – 1515

Panel Presentation: Services Panel

Moderator:
Ms. Mary Lynn Schnurr
Senior Technical Advisor, Army Intelligence Chief Information Officer, Information Management, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2 Headquarters, Department of the Army
Panel Members:
Mr. Robert “Bo” T. Marlin
Deputy Director, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Capabilities, United States Air Force
Major General (P) Michael T. Flynn
Special Assistant to Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, United States Army
Mr. James T. Simpson
Principal Deputy for Intelligence, Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence, United States Navy
Mr. Eric S. Downes
Enterprise Information Management Office and Chief Information Officer, Marine Corps Intelligence Activity
1515 – 1600

Technology Exposition/Networking Break

1600 – 1645

Workshop Sessions

  1. Workshop #1: NGA’s NSG Expeditionary Architecture (NEA) — Current and Future Capabilities

    Mr. Jay Driscoll

    Program Manager, NSG Expeditionary Architecture, Acquisition Directorate, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

    Breakout discussions on the current and future expeditionary architecture to include discussions on: NSG Video Services (NVS), coalition information sharing (Afghan Mission Network), and unclassified information sharing via the Protected Internet Exchange (PIX).

  2. Workshop #2: DI2E Framework

    Panel Moderator:
    Mr. Kevin West

    Deputy Director, Enterprise Programs, ISR Programs Directorate, Office of the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

    Panel Members:
    Mr. Ed Lane

    Program Officer, National Reconnaissance Office

    Mr. John Snevely

    DCGS Family of Systems, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence) – ISR Programs

    This breakout session will discuss how the DI2E framework fits into the overall Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise (DI2E). In addition, it will provide insight into the systems and processes that will be used to build, field and sustain the DI2E framework. Finally, the session will discuss the relationship of the DI2E Framework to emerging national level capabilities.

  3. Workshop #3: DI2E and Human Derived Intelligence: the Challenge, the Opportunity

    Mr. Kelly Hughes

    Deputy Chief, Office of Technology, Defense Counterintelligence and HUMINT Center, Defense Intelligence Agency

    Panel Member:
    Ms. Sarah Klingensmith

    Chief, Architect & Integration Division

    The Defense Counterintelligence and HUMINT Center (DCHC) Office of Technology (DXT) is uniting counterintelligence (CI) and Human Intelligence (HUMINT) stakeholders to collaboratively design a CI and HUMINT IT architecture that supports “unity of effort, integration and interoperability”. This cooperative approach for those working with human domain data helps ensure this critical and timely data is available to Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platforms for tasking, posting, discovery, sharing, processing, exploitation, access and dissemination. The workshop will focus on human domain information sharing requirements, the current and future operational environment, and the impact of technological change. Current DXT integration and interoperability efforts will also be discussed to ensure the support enduring of human domain capabilities.

  4. Workshop #4: DCGS OUFT — Operational Users Forum, An Introduction to Enterprise Mission Threads

    Mr. Keithon Grigsby

    DCGS Operational Users Focus Team Lead, United States Joint Forces Command

    The Operational Users Focus Team (OUFT) is a corner stone of the DCGS governance structure and acts as the primary link between the enterprise and the Joint Task Force Commander (and below). The OUFT reviews joint policy, CONOPS, standards, business processes, and TTPs for their impact on the DCGS enterprise and or operational users through continuous interface with COCOMs, Services, CSA’s, National Agencies, and multi-national partners. This breakout session will provide a forum for the OUFT, operators and users to discuss the development of business processes/mission threads which guide the transformation of the DoD DCGS Enterprise.

  5. Workshop #5: AFPAK Lessons Learned

    Mr. Irving “Mac” Townsend Jr.

    Senior Technology Officer for Data Management, Defense Intelligence Agency

    Short and long term solutions to intelligence sharing and collaboration problems for the AFPAK mission begun in FY10 as part of USD(I) ISR TF Information Sharing for Afghanistan initiatives have helped us to codify mechanisms to solve these problems for AFPAK and at any COCOM for operational and humanitarian missions. Stand up of specialized networks (classified and unclassified), interaction with coalition partners, movement of data within and between networks, discovery of data, database interaction, cloud interaction, and knowledge management to bridge the understanding of technology as it specifically applies to the mission are all capability facets addressed to holistically solve these problems. Finally, in conjunction with the DI2E Framework, incorporation of an overall architectural framework that originally leveraged existing IC data layer and DCGS-IC components was developed as the framework to ensure that current and future AFPAK.

  6. Workshop #6: COCOM/JIOC Challenges, Gaps & Requirements

    Mr. Mark S. Chandler

    Senior Advisor, Warfighter Support, Joint and Coalition Warfighter Support, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

    Provide status updates on deployment of the DI2E Framework to USSOUTHCOM/USCENTCOM, formulation of the JIOC Functional Requirements Document, followed by discussions on COCOM challenges, IT Gaps/Requirements.

  7. Workshop #7: DCGS-A: Empowering the Warfighter through Advanced Technology

    Moderators:
    Colonel Timothy P. Hill

    Director of Futures, United States Army Intelligence and Security Command

    Colonel Charles A. Wells

    Project Manager, Distributed Common Ground System – Army

    Colonel Edward Riehle

    TRADOC Capabilities Manager, Sensor Processing

    DCGS-A serves as the Army’s foundation layer for ISR data and is the Army’s Cornerstone system for Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination. This breakout session covers DCGS-A’s use of cutting-edge technologies such as Cloud computing and advanced analytics in order to achieve precision search and analysis on huge data sets in near-real time. The discussion includes an update on the Army’s move to an objective Cloud architecture and other efforts to leverage cutting-edge technology in support of the Warfighter.

  8. Workshop #8: Standard Profile Practices — A Quantum Leap for Enabling Capabilities

    Mr. James Feagans

    Office of the Director of National Intelligence IC-CIO/ICEA, Chief IC Enterprise Standards and Governance PM

    The need for interoperability and validated solutions prior to global events is now more than ever fundamental to Joint Operating Environments. The DNI/CIO and DoD/CIO is actively partnering to establish standards based profiling practice that allows technical solutions to be exposed, reused and recombined in an agile, modular quick delivery manner. This workshop introduces the discipline of standards based profiling as an International Standards Organization (ISO) practice, the Joint DoD/IC governance process and an overview of the ER2 tool suite that’s providing advanced capabilities for developers, acquisition and program managers the IC Standards Repository.

  9. Workshop #9: Tactical Users Breakout Panel

    Moderator:
    Lieutenant Colonel Michael F. Garcia

    Assistant TRADOC Capabilities Manager – Sensor Processing

    Panel Members:
    Sergeant First Class Charles Buman

    Knowledge Manager, 513th Military Intelligence Brigade

    Sergeant First Class Morgan Brady

    Knowledge Manager, 470th Military Intelligence Brigade

    This panel presents tactical user/operational support personnel DCGS-A experiences. Panel members will describe successes/challenges experienced as operational users with focus on the tactical edge. They will highlight how today’s technologies are enabling current efforts and future technology requirements. Attendees will have the opportunity to take part in a question/answer session.

Morning Session — User Perspectives

Provide a forum for exchange of ideas, enterprise level transformation activities, the roles of our coalition partners, and an opportunity to explore the full spectrum of DI2E related initiatives.

0750 – 0800

Welcoming Remarks

Mr. Christopher B. Jackson
Deputy Chief, ISR Integration, Experimentation, and System Support Division (J28), United States Joint Forces Command
0800 – 0830

Keynote Speaker

Brigadier General Brian J. Donahue
Director of Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems, United States Central Command/J6

United States contribution to the Afghanistan Mission Network has enabled the supported CJFT CDR’s intent – changing the coalition operational norm in AFG by enabling a true coalition fight. CENTCOM believes this is not a niche requirement for this current fight in AFG – it is the new national norm and must become part of the CENTCOM manned posture.

0830 – 0945

Panel Presentation: COCOM/JIOC Panel

Moderator:
Mr. Mark S. Chandler
Senior Advisor, Warfighter Support, Joint and Coalition Warfighter Support, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
Panel Members:
Mr. Robert T. Hunt
Deputy Director (Support), Joint Intelligence Operations Center U.S. European Command (JIOCEUR)
Mr. John A. Marshall
Chief Technology Officer, J2, United States Joint Forces Command
Captain Joseph B. Spegele
Deputy Director of Intelligence for North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command
Colonel David J. Gibson
Division Chief, Intelligence Operations Division, Intelligence Directorate, United States Transportation Command
Mr. Michael N. Schulman
United States Strategic Command Assistant J2 for Intelligence Support & Chief, Defense Intelligence Agency Forward Element
Mr. Bill “Rod” Moore
Deputy Director of Intelligence, United States Central Command
Captain Bruce F. Loveless
Commander, Joint Intelligence Operations Center, United States Pacific Command
Mr. Konrad J. Trautman
Director of Intelligence, United States Southern Command
Mr. Russell W. Horton
Chief of Intelligence Transformation, United States Forces Korea
Mr. David N. Singley
Chief, Enterprise Integration and Information Sharing Division, Deputy Directorate for Warfighter Support and Integration Directorate for Intelligence, J2
Mr. Gary H. Thompson
Deputy Director, Directorate of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance, United States Southern Command
Colonel Mike Ellert-Beck
Joint Intelligence Operations Center Director, United States Cyber Command

Panelists will discuss operations in their theater, how DI2E/IT supports their operations, and what their primary requirements are; this will be followed by free-flowing discussions with the audience.

0945 – 1030

Technology Exposition/Networking Break

1030 – 1200

Panel Presentation: Information Sharing & Interoperability of Services/Applications

Moderator:
Mr. Neill Tipton
Director, Information Sharing and Partner Engagement, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
Panel Members:
Dr. Ann M. Carbonell
Director, National System for Geospatial-Intelligence Expeditionary Architecture, Acquisition Directorate, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Mr. Mark S. Chandler
Senior Advisor, Warfighter Support, Joint and Coalition Warfighter Support, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
Ms. Annette L. Redmond
Special Advisor for Enterprise Intelligence Operations, Army Intelligence & Security Command
Mr. James Harris
Chief, Office of Enterprise Management, Defense Intelligence Agency
1200 – 1300

Technology Exposition/Lunch

Afternoon Session

Providing a framework through the DI2E Community for interoperability with all COCOMs, CSAs, DoD, and the IC for the purposes of disseminating discoverable and reusable services through web applications.

1300 – 1430

Panel Presentation: Warfighter — The Tactical Perspective

Panel Moderator:
Colonel Barry Harris
Commander, 513th Military Intelligence Brigade, Intelligence and Security Command
Panel Members:
Colonel Paul D. Nelson
Commander, 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Wing, Langley Air Force Base
Mr. Duane “Dewey” Dannewitz
Director of Capabilities Integration for the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Joint Training Counter-IED Operations and Integration Center and Training Brain Operations Center
Mr. Vincent Kapral
Senior Intelligence Technical Advisor and Intelligence Product Lead for Readiness, Modernization, Training, and Assessments, Navy Cyber Forces
Captain Christy Whitfield
DCS, G-2, Plans Officer, United States Army Special Operations Command
Colonel John M. Altman
Chief of the Technology Division, for the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, in the Headquarters, Department of the Army, Pentagon
Mr. Bernard D. Rogan
Chief Knowledge Officer, Marine Corps Intelligence Activity
1430 – 1515

Technology Exposition/Networking Break

1515 – 1630

Panel Presentation: Coalition Panel

Moderator:
Mr. Richard Radcliffe
Director for International Technology and Architectures, Information and Partner Engagement Directorate, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Joint and Coalition Warfigther Support, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
Panel Members:
Mr. Chad Hodgens
Director Battlespace Awareness, Joint Capability Coordination Division, Vice Chief of Defence Group, Australian Department of Defence
Commander Peter Kwant
Branch Head C4ISR, Department Operational Policy, Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence, Royal Netherlands Navy
Lieutenant Colonel David A. Quick
Chief of Defence Intelligence, J2 Force Development, Canadian Forces
Mr. Terrance J. Meyer
Intelligence Chief Information Officer, United States Central Command
1630 – 1715

Workshop Sessions

  1. Workshop #1: NGA Initiatives for Improving Motion Imagery Interoperability and Usage

    Mr. Donnie Self

    Chief, Sensor Assimilation Division, Acquisition Directorate, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

    With the constant and insatiable demand for motion imagery, the session will cover NGA’s vision for motion imagery as well as NGA’s best practices and experiences implementing a motion imagery capability including working with the commercial broadcast industry. Additional topics to be covered include motion imagery interoperability & standards and their importance.

  2. Workshop #2: Next Generation Risk & Acceptance (R&A) Related to Secure Trusted Cloud Computing

    Moderators:
    Mr. Rob Vietmeyer

    Cloud Computing Lead in the Enterprise Services & Integration, Office of the Department of Defense (CIO)

    Mr. Todd G. Myers

    Chief Technology Advisor, NSG Expeditionary Architecture, Acquisition Directorate, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

    The purpose of this panel session is to elaborate on current R&A and the requirement to establish two distinct processes to R&A the physical infrastructure independent from the virtual hosted services in order to provide a trusted state compute and application hosting not bound to the physical infrastructure in order to serve on-demand and self-service mission needs across DoD and the IC.

  3. Workshop #3: Activity Based Intelligence

    Mr. William T. Roberts

    Chief, Analysis & Applications Division, InnoVision Directorate, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

    The impending exponential increase in data resulting from the flood of full motion video sensors and emergence of gigapixel-class sensors in theater demands a new analytic paradigm to effectively and efficiently provide support to ongoing operations. This session will take a look at the solution—ABI, enabled by extracting the activities of interest from the raw data streams and disseminating in standards-compliant formats, combined with advanced analytics and assistive, automated exploitation capabilities providing alerts and notifications thereby reducing data discovery and allowing analysts to focus their efforts on higher level problems.

  4. Workshop #4: Industry Advisory Group (IAG)

    Moderator: Mr. Dave Chesebrough

    President, Association for Enterprise Information

    The DCGS Industry Advisory group will hold a workshop on modes and methods of industry engagement with DCGS/DI2E. Industry and government representatives will identify and discuss topics that address enterprise aspects of DCGS and the evolving intelligence information enterprise.

  5. Workshop #5: CSA and Reserve Compnenet (RC) IT Way Ahead and Interoperability with DI2E

    Mr. Thomas Tucker

    Senior Analyst, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Warfighter Support, Warfighter Requirements and Evaluation Directorate, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

    This session will provide status update of CSA & RC IT capability integration into the DI2E, their interoperability with COCOM/JIOC operations/architecture followed by associated discussions.

  6. Workshop #6: Identity and Access Management Panel

    Moderator: Mr. Ron Spear

    Senior Enterprise Engineer, DCGS Enterprise Activation Team – DCGS Multi-Service Execution Team Management Office (DMO)

    Panel Members:
    Mr. Gregory C. Hall

    Co-Chair of the Authorization and Attribute Services Committee, ODNI CIO

    Mr. Arthur R. Friedman

    Senior Strategist for Privilege Management, OASD(NII / DASD IIA

    Mr. Jeff Gilliatt

    Chief Engineer, DCGS Multi-Service Execution Team (MET) Office (DMO)

    Discover progress and challenges to identity management and allowing access or not based on that identity, which are fundamental to balance the need-to-protect with the responsibility-to-provide. The panel will share insight from a policy, standards, and technical point of view into DoD and IC intelligence information enterprise identity and access management.

  7. Workshop #7: The DCGS Integration Backbone (DIB): Data Services Layer of the DI2E Architecture

    Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Tschour

    Director, Distributed Common Ground/Surface System (DCGS) Multi-Service Execution Team (MET) Office (DMO), Intelligence and Special Programs Division, AFPEO C2ISR Directorate, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base

    The DCGS enterprise established a baseline infrastructure and common services among the DCGS Programs of Record called the DCGS Integration Backbone (DIB). The DIB will be leveraged as the data layer of the DI2E to enable intelligence sharing among DCGS, the Joint Intelligence Operations Centers (JIOCs) and the Intelligence Community as well as coalition partners. Topics will include:

    • Metadata development, test and management
    • The DIB Evolution to the DI2E Data Framework with MTS demo.
  8. Workshop #8: Building “The Big” Enterprise: Information Sharing Across Communities

    Moderator:
    Ms. Lorraine Wilson

    Director for Enterprise Engineering and Knowledge Management, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

    This panel will look at the design considerations, constraints and imperatives as we collectively engineer the information enterprise to enable sharing information across many communities, with many customers, who have very different mission needs. The DOD and the DNI have information sharing initiatives underway to meet their community and customer specific needs. USD(I) has established the DI2E which is meant to further articulate the information sharing framework for the Military Intelligence Community in order to ensure intelligence information (both traditional and non-traditional intelligence) is available to support the full spectrum of operations, planning and decision-making activities; from strategic to tactical; from the highest levels of classification to the unclassified security domains.

    The challenge for the DI2E is that it must be consistent with DOD CIO and DISA as well as the national Intelligence Community directions. This panel will focus on those intersection areas that are most critical to creating a broad information sharing environment that supports the DOD/IC missions and will highlight the particularly challenging issues or those most critical to taking this from a “Powerpoint” discussion to real capability.

    User Perspectives

Inspire new thinking — the roles industry can play in assisting in the area acquisition of services, capability metrics, and rapid delivery of solutions to the Warfighter.

0800 – 0805

Welcoming Remarks

Mr. Christopher B. Jackson
Deputy Chief, ISR Integration, Experimentation, and System Support Division (J28), United States Joint Forces Command
0805 – 0850

Using an Integrated Framework Approach to Manage An Enterprise

Mr. Robert W. Noonan
Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

In order for the Department to develop, field, and manage the Defense Intelligence Enterprise, it needs to look beyond the latest technology. Five critical areas of focus, Policy, People, Operations, Technology, Management; are essential to successful enterprise mission accomplishment.

0850 – 1020

Panel Presentation: Industry Leaders Panel

Moderator:
Mr. Robert W. Noonan
Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
Panel Members:
Mr. Andras Szakal
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, IBM United States Federal
Mr. Steven Lefrancois
Chief Technology Officer, Verizon Federal, Verizon Business
Mr. David Fastabend
Vice President, Advanced Information Systems, ITT Information Systems
Mr. Edward Bush
Vice President, C4ISR Networked Systems (CNS), Northrop Grumman
Mr. Brian I. Geehan
General Manager, Department of Defense Services, Microsoft
Mr. John D. Thomas
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intelligence Systems, SAIC

The panel is composed of leaders from across industry that are providing the technology that is at the heart of the intelligence information enterprise, and for whom robust enterprise capabilities are a matter of extreme importance, both for their own operations and those of the clients they serve. The panel will explore the imperatives, strategies, potential roadblocks and pathways for success for DI2E as they consider the real challenges faced in creating a fully integrated and seamless enterprise. Panelists will relate the DI2E strategy to their experiences with their own companies and customers.

1020 – 1035

Break

1035 – 1150

Panel Presentation: Emerging Technologies Panel — Cloud Technologies

Moderator:
Mr. John Marshall
Chief Technology Officer, Joint Intelligence Directorate, United States Joint Forces Command
Panel Participants:
Mr. Thomas Preston
Solutions Program Manager, Global Government Solutions and Corporate Security Programs, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Dr. Albert N. (Chip) Copper III, Ph.D.
Principal Engineer, Brocade Communications Systems Inc.
Mr. Lewis Shepherd
Director of The Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments (MSI)
Colonel Charles A. Wells
Project Manager, Distributed Common Ground System — Army
Mr. Robert Gourley
Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Crucial Point, LLC
Ms. Lorraine Wilson
Director, Enterprise Engineering and Knowledge Management, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
Mr. Joseph A. Smith
Technical Executive, Sensor Assimilation Division, Acquisition Directorate, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Ms. Jackie George
Cloud Program Manager, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Panel Members both from government and industry will discuss current cloud technologies being employed within the community and industry. The panel will address how cloud technologies are enabling the community to share information more easily in a cloud environment. Industry panelist will focus on next generation technologies that will change our everyday lives.

1150 – 1235

Enterprise Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Alignment

Mr. George H. Labovitz, Ph.D.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ODI and Professor of Management and Organizational Behavior, Boston University Graduate School of Management
1235 – 1245

Closing Remarks

Mr. Christopher B. Jackson
Deputy Chief, ISR Integration, Experimentation, and System Support Division (J28), United States Joint Forces Command

 

 

 

 

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By Bob Gourley

Bob Gourley writes on enterprise IT. He is a founder of Crucial Point and publisher of CTOvision.com

Latest Stories
Every organization is facing their own Digital Transformation as they attempt to stay ahead of the competition, or worse, just keep up. Each new opportunity, whether embracing machine learning, IoT, or a cloud migration, seems to bring new development, deployment, and management models. The results are more diverse and federated computing models than any time in our history.
On-premise or off, you have powerful tools available to maximize the value of your infrastructure and you demand more visibility and operational control. Fortunately, data center management tools keep a vigil on memory contestation, power, thermal consumption, server health, and utilization, allowing better control no matter your cloud's shape. In this session, learn how Intel software tools enable real-time monitoring and precise management to lower operational costs and optimize infrastructure...
"Calligo is a cloud service provider with data privacy at the heart of what we do. We are a typical Infrastructure as a Service cloud provider but it's been designed around data privacy," explained Julian Box, CEO and co-founder of Calligo, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Isomorphic Software is the global leader in high-end, web-based business applications. We develop, market, and support the SmartClient & Smart GWT HTML5/Ajax platform, combining the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software with the simplicity and reach of the open web. With staff in 10 timezones, Isomorphic provides a global network of services related to our technology, with offerings ranging from turnkey application development to SLA-backed enterprise support. Leadin...
While a hybrid cloud can ease that transition, designing and deploy that hybrid cloud still offers challenges for organizations concerned about lack of available cloud skillsets within their organization. Managed service providers offer a unique opportunity to fill those gaps and get organizations of all sizes on a hybrid cloud that meets their comfort level, while delivering enhanced benefits for cost, efficiency, agility, mobility, and elasticity.
DevOps has long focused on reinventing the SDLC (e.g. with CI/CD, ARA, pipeline automation etc.), while reinvention of IT Ops has lagged. However, new approaches like Site Reliability Engineering, Observability, Containerization, Operations Analytics, and ML/AI are driving a resurgence of IT Ops. In this session our expert panel will focus on how these new ideas are [putting the Ops back in DevOps orbringing modern IT Ops to DevOps].
Darktrace is the world's leading AI company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System is the first non-consumer application of machine learning to work at scale, across all network types, from physical, virtualized, and cloud, through to IoT and industrial control systems. Installed as a self-configuring cyber defense platform, Darktrace continuously learns what is ‘normal' for all devices and users, updating its understa...
Enterprises are striving to become digital businesses for differentiated innovation and customer-centricity. Traditionally, they focused on digitizing processes and paper workflow. To be a disruptor and compete against new players, they need to gain insight into business data and innovate at scale. Cloud and cognitive technologies can help them leverage hidden data in SAP/ERP systems to fuel their businesses to accelerate digital transformation success.
Concerns about security, downtime and latency, budgets, and general unfamiliarity with cloud technologies continue to create hesitation for many organizations that truly need to be developing a cloud strategy. Hybrid cloud solutions are helping to elevate those concerns by enabling the combination or orchestration of two or more platforms, including on-premise infrastructure, private clouds and/or third-party, public cloud services. This gives organizations more comfort to begin their digital tr...
Most organizations are awash today in data and IT systems, yet they're still struggling mightily to use these invaluable assets to meet the rising demand for new digital solutions and customer experiences that drive innovation and growth. What's lacking are potent and effective ways to rapidly combine together on-premises IT and the numerous commercial clouds that the average organization has in place today into effective new business solutions.
Keeping an application running at scale can be a daunting task. When do you need to add more capacity? Larger databases? Additional servers? These questions get harder as the complexity of your application grows. Microservice based architectures and cloud-based dynamic infrastructures are technologies that help you keep your application running with high availability, even during times of extreme scaling. But real cloud success, at scale, requires much more than a basic lift-and-shift migrati...
David Friend is the co-founder and CEO of Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company that delivers fast, low-cost, and reliable cloud storage. Prior to Wasabi, David co-founded Carbonite, one of the world's leading cloud backup companies. A successful tech entrepreneur for more than 30 years, David got his start at ARP Instruments, a manufacturer of synthesizers for rock bands, where he worked with leading musicians of the day like Stevie Wonder, Pete Townsend of The Who, and Led Zeppelin. David has ...
Darktrace is the world's leading AI company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System is the first non-consumer application of machine learning to work at scale, across all network types, from physical, virtualized, and cloud, through to IoT and industrial control systems. Installed as a self-configuring cyber defense platform, Darktrace continuously learns what is ‘normal' for all devices and users, updating its understa...
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Addteq is a leader in providing business solutions to Enterprise clients. Addteq has been in the business for more than 10 years. Through the use of DevOps automation, Addteq strives on creating innovative solutions to solve business processes. Clients depend on Addteq to modernize the software delivery process by providing Atlassian solutions, create custom add-ons, conduct training, offer hosting, perform DevOps services, and provide overall support services.