OODAcon 2022: Tomorrowland – A Global Threat Brief
Panel Description: The Pandemic, Russian invasion of Ukraine, demographic inversions, and technological labor force disruption have combined to forever shift the global geo-strategic environment. This session will examine the new world economy, seeking actionable insights for practitioners who need a deeper understanding of new realities. Impacts on individuals, investors, businesses, the military, and governments will be examined.
Bob Gourley is the former CTO for the Defense Intelligence Agency and is currently the Co-Founder and CTO of OODA LLC. Bob has received the Infoworld top CTO award and was named one of the top 100 “Tech Titans” in DC by Washingtonian magazine.
By Bob Gourley:
- What business and government leaders need to know about Putin’s declared intent
- Russian Attack On Undersea Energy Infrastructure Means Businesses Should Prepare For More Infrastructure Attacks (including Space and Undersea comms)
- OODAcast: Lawrence Gasman on Assessing the Business Impact of Quantum Technologies
- The Quantum List Updated: Companies leveraging quantum effects for real world functionality and security
- Back To The Basics Of Corporate Intelligence: A Practitioner’s View
- 100 Episodes of OODAcast: Providing actionable insights for future risks and opportunities
Johnny Sawyer is the founder of The Sawyer Group, a consulting firm focused on partnering with organizations to deliver tailor-made practical defense, intelligence and strategic management solutions.
Following a distinguished 22-year military career as a U.S. Army officer, he joined the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2001 and served in multiple positions of increased responsibility during his 20-year tenure there.
In 2009, Mr. Sawyer was elevated to the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service. His senior executive assignments included principal deputy director for analysis; first director, Middle East/Africa Regional Center; chief, Middle East North Africa Office; chief, Defense Resources and Infrastructure Office; and senior expert for enterprise management. Mr. Sawyer’s last assignment at DIA was chief of staff. As the third-ranking officer at DIA, he was the Agency’s chief operating officer—overseeing sixteen thousand officers and a multi-billion-dollar budget and exercising broad responsibilities to ensure continued excellence while simultaneously developing plans, process improvements, and strategies to prepare the Agency for future success.
He is the recipient of the Presidential Rank of Meritorious Executive, National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, and the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Director’s Award. Mr. Sawyer’s formal education includes an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology, an M.S. from the National War College, and a Master of Military Studies from the U.S. Marine Corps University. Mr. Sawyer resides in Accokeek, Maryland with his wife Regina. They have two daughters, Cordellia and Channele, and a son Johnny III.
OODAcon is about understanding the future and developing the resiliency to thrive and survive in an age of exponential disruption.
Society, technology, and institutions are confronting unprecedented change. The rapid acceleration of innovation, disruptive technologies and infrastructures, and new modes of network-enabled conflict require leaders to not only think outside the box but to think without the box.
The OODAcon conference series brings together the hackers, thinkers, strategists, disruptors, leaders, technologists, and creators with one foot in the future to discuss the most pressing issues of the day and provide insight into the ways technology is evolving. OODAcon is not just about understanding the future but developing the resiliency to thrive and survive in an age of disruption.
OODAcon is the next-generation event for understanding the next generation of risks and opportunities.
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