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.
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.
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.”
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!”.
One of our nation’s best strategic thinkers, Dr. James N. Miller has spent his career helping the Department of Defense make good, unbiased policy decisions. He has also worked extensively in academia, helped establish the Center for New American Security (CNAS), and worked to establish the Defense Adaptive Red Team to address a whole host of emerging threat issues. In this interview, he describes his career progression and the thinking and leadership models that have enabled him to think through solutions to our most complex national security problems.
“Defending our democracy from truth decay and the decline of bipartisanship is our most pressing National risk.”
Dr. Bob has spent his life studying and manipulating and exploring the advanced nuances of signals processing. What he has been able to build at Bastille completely exposes the RF spectrum, making it easy to see and understand what is going on in your physical space. Read about his hard earned lessons, and where the future will take us!
There are not a lot of high schoolers that get an opportunity to intern at the Defense Information Systems Agency, but Cameron Forbes Over parlayed that experience into a decades long career as a cybersecurity profession currently running a robust practice at CrossCountry Consulting.
“If executives don’t clearly understand the risk, he/she won’t make the right investments to translate it into action. We have to jointly create a common language to build an effective communication bridge.”
Neal Pollard is the CISO of UBS and has steadily built his career to safeguard people and information in a time of terrorism and cyber threats. Neal knows that how we respond to a significant incident can be the difference between success and failure. Read about how he has honed his career to become an expert in cybersecurity and whether he is more concerned about cloud security or protecting AI systems in this OODA Network Expert interview.
Bobbie Stempfley has made huge contributions to our national cyber defense efforts for three decades through leadership roles within DISA, DHS, and now as the head of the CMU CERT. In this interview, Bobbie highlights her path in the industry and provides insights for future security concerns and building resiliency into your technology and organization.
“We are a data-fueled world.” Bobbie says. “We need to better understand data providence, data security, data management, etc. We tend to think about data from a perspective of LOSS. But it’s more than that. Has the data been corrupted? Changed? Shared? We need to grasp the full impact of our data dependencies.”
Rama Polefka at Black Mountain Dynamics noticed a trend a long time ago: Young companies need a robust, powerful, secure IT infrastructure. But their founders are often so busy creating the company, the IT lags behind and compromises their growth. He has spent his career working with startups to grow their IT at exactly the right pace and with appropriately levels of cybersecurity included to help reduce cyber risk.