03 Apr 2020

OODA Network Interview: Tom Quinn

Tom Quinn turned an education in the U.S. Navy into a lifetime of learning.  Read  how Tom used his military skillsets to prepare him for some of the most important positions in the country:  CISO at a the world’s largest financial firms including his current role as CISO at  Investment Firm, T. Rowe Price.

“Using data science to create insight is where we are spending a lot of time.  Tools and controls are necessary and still effective, but they don’t discover the things you don’t expect to find.  You need ML/AI for that – to produce a picture of what is normal and identify what isn’t.”

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27 Mar 2020

OODA Network Interview: Jay Marwaha

Ever wonder how some companies just NAIL the web-browsing experience, ending with you digging out your credit card and buying something you didn’t even know you wanted?  And why other companies make it so hard to get to what you need you just give up in frustration?  Read how Jay Marwaha, CEO of SYNTASA, spent a lifetime developing these tools.

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13 Mar 2020

OODA Network Interview: Richard Blech

Richard Blech was convinced decades ago that authentication and cryptography would become essential to the newly emerging internet.  Read how he spent his career accelerating the pace of encryption innovation to make it harder for the adversaries to get our data.

“I think it’s important to be leading edge and innovative – to go as close to the edge as you can.  You can only learn as you get more experienced and mature.   To drive something forward as an entrepreneur, you have to have passion.  It can’t be manufactured; it has to be natural.”

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06 Mar 2020

Sea Services showcase new capabilities at AFCEA WEST

This week, OODA’s Chris Ward attended the annual AFCEA and US Naval Institute Sea Service Conference in San Diego (WEST 2020). The central theme of the conference was around Navy, Marine and Coast Guard readiness for great power competition. In this article she compiles her observations and take-aways from the event.

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06 Mar 2020

OODA Network Interview: Mike Steinmetz

Mike’s story is pretty unique:  from budding musician to Navy Fighter Jet Pilot to Information Operations and Cyber.  

“The CISO must understand the lens with which the Board sees risk!  Many CISO’s are focused down-and-in, when they should be delegating those efforts to their qualified operations managers and architecture teams.  The CISO’s job is to translate the needs to the CFO and the CEO.”

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20 Feb 2020

OODA Network Interview: Paul Kurtz

While at the White House, Paul witnessed first hand the tragic consequences of poor intelligence sharing: the attacks on September 11th.  He’s convinced that this is MUCH harder in the Cyber arena.  He created TruSTAR to help enterprises attain a comprehensive view of what’s going on.  Read about how he built up to these solutions in this OODA Network Expert interview.

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30 Jan 2020

OODA Network Interview: Brian Dolan

Brian’s AI Startup Studio, Verdant AI, is forging new ground! He vets problems, finds solutions and spins off companies tailor-made for success as he goes.  Instead of talking about AI, he’s making AI work in a lot of different capacities!  In this OODA Network Expert interview, Brian discusses his career progression and how to realize the benefits of AI.

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24 Jan 2020

OODA Network Interview: Nitin Pradhan

When Nitin came to America in the 1980’s, he quickly felt the power of a supportive Government.  He has spent his career using technology to create teams to make our Country better including an appointment as the CIO for the Department of Transportation.  Read about how Nitin’s passion for digital education has helped him give back to his Community.

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17 Dec 2019

OODA Network Interview: Dan Dunkel

In this interview with Dan Dunkel, he describes where he sees tremendous opportunity in the convergence of physical security, IT platforms and cybersecurity.  He connects the expertise in these three important disciplines though his network of over 200 integrators at Professional Security Alliance (PSA).

“I always encourage people to ‘Disrupt Yourself’.  It’s painful and doesn’t feel good, but that’s how you start thinking about the future of your business, so you won’t get caught in the cross hairs of a new technology.”

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13 Dec 2019

OODA Network Interview: Rick “Ozzie” Nelson

Rick “Ozzie” Nelson shares how he has tracked counterterrorism, information security and information sharing to come up with great insights on how to align public strategies to be successful.

“If you can’t define it, you can’t understand it”. Ozzie says.  “Today, everyone uses AI to mean many different things.  We can’t write policies and make good laws and business decisions until we come to a common understanding of what it is!”.

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