Panel 1: The Potential and Challenges of Big Data

Advances in data storage and processing enable the national security community to address threats. The concentration of high-risk material, however, presents itself as a prime target for cyber and intelligence warfare. Panelists will share their views on how big data tools are prepared – or otherwise unprepared – to address future security challenges, as well as where and how they may make the biggest impacts. 

Camille Tuutti, GovernmentCIO (moderator) Camille Tuutti is editor-in-chief of GovernmentCIO Magazine, a publication for the federal government's tech-minded leaders, focusing on thought leadership, analysis and research. She oversees a team of distinguished journalists covering government IT and the industry that supports it. Before joining GovernmentCIO, Camille was executive editor at Nextgov, a division of Atlantic Media, where she was charged with the editorial vision and strategy. She came to Nextgov from Fedscoop, where she served as editorial director. Camille's current tech obsessions include artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and emerging technology. Originally from Stockholm, Sweden, Camille has called Washington, D.C., her home for the past 15 years. When she's not covering federal IT, Camille teaches Pilates at two studios in D.C.

Camille Tuutti, GovernmentCIO (moderator)

Camille Tuutti is editor-in-chief of GovernmentCIO Magazine, a publication for the federal government's tech-minded leaders, focusing on thought leadership, analysis and research. She oversees a team of distinguished journalists covering government IT and the industry that supports it. Before joining GovernmentCIO, Camille was executive editor at Nextgov, a division of Atlantic Media, where she was charged with the editorial vision and strategy. She came to Nextgov from Fedscoop, where she served as editorial director.

Camille's current tech obsessions include artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and emerging technology. Originally from Stockholm, Sweden, Camille has called Washington, D.C., her home for the past 15 years. When she's not covering federal IT, Camille teaches Pilates at two studios in D.C.

Stacey Dixon Dr. Stacey Dixon joined the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) as its Deputy Director in January 2016. Dr. Dixon joins us from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) where she most recently served as Deputy Director of InnoVision and oversaw geospatial intelligence research and development. Prior to InnoVision, she served as NGA’s Chief of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs. From 2007 to 2010 she worked on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) staff, and for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) assigned to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)’s Advanced Systems and Technology Directorate from 2003 to 2007. Dr. Dixon holds doctorate and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. She was a chemical engineering postdoctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Dixon is a native Washingtonian and currently resides in the District of Columbia.

Stacey Dixon

Dr. Stacey Dixon joined the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) as its Deputy Director in January 2016. Dr. Dixon joins us from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) where she most recently served as Deputy Director of InnoVision and oversaw geospatial intelligence research and development. Prior to InnoVision, she served as NGA’s Chief of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs. From 2007 to 2010 she worked on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) staff, and for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) assigned to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)’s Advanced Systems and Technology Directorate from 2003 to 2007. Dr. Dixon holds doctorate and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. She was a chemical engineering postdoctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Dixon is a native Washingtonian and currently resides in the District of Columbia.

Eric Schvimmer Eric Schvimmer is the Chief Technology Officer for Bloomberg Media, Bloomberg LP's global multi-platform media organization that comprises digital, mobile, television, video, radio, print magazines and live events platforms. In this role, which he's held since November 2012, Schvimmer is responsible for leading a talented team of engineers who develop and operate the technology that powers Bloomberg’s consumer facing digital, video and mobile products, including the company's flagship website Bloomberg.com.  Schvimmer joined Bloomberg in December of 2010 as Head of R&D & CTO for Bloomberg Government, where he established Bloomberg’s Washington, DC engineering office and built the founding team. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Schvimmer was Head of Content Site Engineering & CTOfor AOL’s Media division; Vice President of Technology for Searchignite; President and Founder of EMS Consulting,  a firm that provided CTO consulting and support services; and Vice President of Technology at Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, the online business unit for The Washington Post.  Schvimmer began his career as a developer for MCI Telecommunications in Arlington, Virginia. Schvimmer is a member of the Washington Area CTO Roundtable, the New York CTO club, and a co-founder of the Online Publisher’s Association’s Technology Committee.  Schvimmer is a past board member of the DC Technology Council and NPower DC.  He is a 1986 graduate of Old Dominion University and has worked in the information technology field for 30 years. 

Eric Schvimmer

Eric Schvimmer is the Chief Technology Officer for Bloomberg Media, Bloomberg LP's global multi-platform media organization that comprises digital, mobile, television, video, radio, print magazines and live events platforms. In this role, which he's held since November 2012, Schvimmer is responsible for leading a talented team of engineers who develop and operate the technology that powers Bloomberg’s consumer facing digital, video and mobile products, including the company's flagship website Bloomberg.com. 

Schvimmer joined Bloomberg in December of 2010 as Head of R&D & CTO for Bloomberg Government, where he established Bloomberg’s Washington, DC engineering office and built the founding team.

Prior to joining Bloomberg, Schvimmer was Head of Content Site Engineering & CTOfor AOL’s Media division; Vice President of Technology for Searchignite; President and Founder of EMS Consulting,  a firm that provided CTO consulting and support services; and Vice President of Technology at Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, the online business unit for The Washington Post.  Schvimmer began his career as a developer for MCI Telecommunications in Arlington, Virginia.

Schvimmer is a member of the Washington Area CTO Roundtable, the New York CTO club, and a co-founder of the Online Publisher’s Association’s Technology Committee.  Schvimmer is a past board member of the DC Technology Council and NPower DC.  He is a 1986 graduate of Old Dominion University and has worked in the information technology field for 30 years. 

 
Dr. Gary Shiffman Gary Shiffman is an expert in the economics of national security, and he is passionate about using social science and cutting-edge network and data analysis to protect the world from illicit actors. His goal is to make it more difficult for criminals and terrorists to accomplish their goals. In order to do this, Dr. Shiffman focuses on understanding institutions and individuals engaged in the non-random production of violence, and then on creating innovative ways to undermine these activities and networks. In addition to his work as the founder and CEO of Giant Oak, Dr. Shiffman has been a professor at Georgetown University since 2002. His past professional experiences have positioned him as an expert in the unique intersection between the social sciences, big data, business, and national security concerns. These include service as Managing Director of the Chertoff Group, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Risk Management Solutions business unit at L-3 Communications, and Chief of Staff at U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He has worked on anti-terrorism and homeland defense issues at an international law firm, advised US Senators as a National Security and Senior Policy Adviser to the US Senate Leadership, and served in policy, planning, and operational positions in the U.S. Department of Defense. Gary proudly served his country and is a decorated US Navy Gulf War veteran.   Gary earned his Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University, his MA from Georgetown University in Security Studies and his BA in Psychology from the University of Colorado.

Dr. Gary Shiffman

Gary Shiffman is an expert in the economics of national security, and he is passionate about using social science and cutting-edge network and data analysis to protect the world from illicit actors. His goal is to make it more difficult for criminals and terrorists to accomplish their goals. In order to do this, Dr. Shiffman focuses on understanding institutions and individuals engaged in the non-random production of violence, and then on creating innovative ways to undermine these activities and networks.

In addition to his work as the founder and CEO of Giant Oak, Dr. Shiffman has been a professor at Georgetown University since 2002. His past professional experiences have positioned him as an expert in the unique intersection between the social sciences, big data, business, and national security concerns. These include service as Managing Director of the Chertoff Group, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Risk Management Solutions business unit at L-3 Communications, and Chief of Staff at U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

He has worked on anti-terrorism and homeland defense issues at an international law firm, advised US Senators as a National Security and Senior Policy Adviser to the US Senate Leadership, and served in policy, planning, and operational positions in the U.S. Department of Defense.

Gary proudly served his country and is a decorated US Navy Gulf War veteran.  

Gary earned his Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University, his MA from Georgetown University in Security Studies and his BA in Psychology from the University of Colorado.

Dr. Anthony Vinci Anthony Vinci, Ph.D., is the Director of Plans and Programs at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). He is an executive and technology entrepreneur as well as an intelligence officer focused on developing new technologies and approaches to solve emerging, global challenges. As Director of Plans and Programs, Dr. Vinci is responsible for defining the strategic direction of the agency and implementing that strategy. His responsibilities include managing the budget, acquisitions, portfolios, technology, and R&D of the agency. In support of the Director, his mission is to lead NGA into the next generation of geospatial intelligence. Dr. Vinci is the founder and former CEO of Findyr, a revolutionary technology company which crowdsources data collection from users in over 100 countries. Previously, he was on the executive management team at a company which specialized in machine learning for remote sensing, technology advisor to a private equity firm, and a management consultant at a global consulting firm serving commercial businesses and government entities focused on implementing change. Earlier in his career he served with the Department of Defense in Iraq, Africa, Asia, and throughout the Middle East.

Dr. Anthony Vinci

Anthony Vinci, Ph.D., is the Director of Plans and Programs at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). He is an executive and technology entrepreneur as well as an intelligence officer focused on developing new technologies and approaches to solve emerging, global challenges.

As Director of Plans and Programs, Dr. Vinci is responsible for defining the strategic direction of the agency and implementing that strategy. His responsibilities include managing the budget, acquisitions, portfolios, technology, and R&D of the agency. In support of the Director, his mission is to lead NGA into the next generation of geospatial intelligence.

Dr. Vinci is the founder and former CEO of Findyr, a revolutionary technology company which crowdsources data collection from users in over 100 countries. Previously, he was on the executive management team at a company which specialized in machine learning for remote sensing, technology advisor to a private equity firm, and a management consultant at a global consulting firm serving commercial businesses and government entities focused on implementing change.

Earlier in his career he served with the Department of Defense in Iraq, Africa, Asia, and throughout the Middle East.