• 27 Jun 2014
  • 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Arent Fox LLP 1717 K St NW Washington, DC 20036

Opportunity Summit 2014

Thanks to sponsors this event is now free of charge to attendees



This is a TED Lecture styled event for National Security professionals bringing together innovators and problem solvers to uncover real opportunities. 

LTG Flynn, the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, once said that he could find a lot of smart people, but what he really needed was more problem solvers. “Opportunity Summit 2014” is our chance to find problem solvers in our community and discuss real solutions. 

Speaker topics currently confirmed will include: 

  • Featuring a special video presentation by LTG Mike Flynn, Director, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Si Bunting, President of The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, on the importance of wisdom in the information age
  • Richard Kirchner, CEO of KIRIK International, Inc., Suspicous Activity: Counterintelligence or Counterterrorism?
  • Kathy Lavinder, Executive Director of Security & Investigative Placement Consultants, How to Leverage IC Experience in the Private Sector
  • LTG Patrick Hughes, USA (Ret.), former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Board Member 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

Please consider sponsorship for this event.


Platinum Sponsor: 
Potomac Officers Club http://www.potomacofficersclub.com/ 

Gold Sponsor: 
IDGA - http://www.idga.org : 
- 20% discount for private sector members of TIC, free passes for public sector members of TIC, Contact Matthew Gordon - Matthew.Gordon@idga.org. 

Silver Sponsors: 
DODIntelJobs.com - Next Event: http://goo.gl/CKvD4 
ClearedJobs.Net - Next Event: http://goo.gl/YREqL 

Bronze Sponsors: 
The Masy Group - http://goo.gl/7et3da 
Jennifer Schaus & Associates - http://goo.gl/8R7Omc 
Innovative Solutions Consortium - http://goo.gl/ZH1jAL 

STRATEGIC PARTNERS: Stratfor, www.stratfor.com/intel-community + Five Dimensions Consultants + Wikistrat + TI Data + Information Services Bureau + FINND + Human Domain Solutions + MilitaryPeriscope.com + AdridenGlobal.com 

Best Regards, 
Graham Plaster 
CEO, The Intelligence Community, LLC 
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