OODAcon is about understanding the future and developing the resiliency to thrive and survive in an age of exponential disruption.
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Society, technology, and institutions are confronting unprecedented change. Rapid acceleration of innovation, disruptive technologies and infrastructures, and new modes of network-enabled conflict requires 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.
OODAcon 2022 Agenda:
Keynote Conversation with Vint Cerf
Vint Cerf, Google
Vint Cerf will join us for special keynote conversation focused on the emerging technology challenges and opportunities we face over the coming decade.
Disruptive Futures: Digital Self Sovereignty, Blockchain, and AI
Fireside chat with Futurist and Author Karl Schroeder
You are big data. Every day the technology you own, use, and otherwise interact with (often unintentionally) collects rich data about every element of your daily life. This session provides a quick overview of how this data is collected, stored, and mined but then shifts direction to look at what technologies might empower users to better collect, access, and authorize the use of their own data through blockchain, digital autonomous corporations, and smart contracts.
The Future of Money
Ten years ago, resilient cryptocurrencies did not exist, yet today the infrastructure to create them is available to anyone. The blockchain is often described as having the potential to be more disruptive than the Internet itself and the rules of finance are being re-written every day. This session takes you through the good, bad, and the ugly of cryptocurrency and blockchain and highlights issues that will drive the next five years of blockchain. Are we in a period of Creative Destruction and what will emerge in the future?
Future Wars: Beyond Cyberconflict
John Robb, Global Guerrillas Report and Author of Brave New War
J.D. Work, Cyber threat expert and professor at Columbia, NDU, and MCU.
Yegor Dubynsky (invited), Ukraine Office of Digital Transformation
Twenty years ago, cybersecurity experts warned of attacks against power grids and planes falling from the sky. They predicted a future that has not manifested itself yet. Will it? Or will the future of war be a conflict waged for the hearts and minds of social media users. What about the future of conflict in the contested domain of space – not only regarding assets in orbit, but space exploration and resource exploitation? What lessons will Russia use from its extensive use of cyber tools against Ukraine? What lessons should defenders learn?
Tomorrowland: A Global Threat Brief
Bob Gourley, CTO of OODA LLC | Former CTO at Defense Intelligence Agency
Johnny Sawyer, Founder of the Sawyer Group | Former Chief of Staff at Defense Intelligence Agency
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 deeper understanding of new realities.. Impacts on individuals, investors, business, military, and governments will be examined.
Swimming with Black Swans – Innovation in an Age of Rapid Disruption
Dawn Meyerriecks, Former Director of CIA Science and Technology Directorate
If Yogi Berra were to evaluate today’s pace of global change, he might simply define it as “the more things change, the more they change”. Are we living in an exponential loop of global change or have we achieved escape velocity into a “to be defined” global future? Experts share their thoughts on leading through unprecedented change and how we position ourselves to maintain organizational resiliency while simultaneously reaping the benefits of new technologies and global realities.
The Future Hasn’t Arrived – Identifying the Next Generation of Technology Requirements
Neal Pollard, Former Global CISO at UBS | Partner, E&Y
Bobbie Stempfley, Former CIO at DISA | Former Director at US CERT | Vice President at Dell
Bill Spalding, Associate Deputy Director of CIA for Digital Innovation
In an age when the cyber and analytics markets are driving hundreds of billions of dollars in investments and solutions is there still room for innovation? This panel brings together executives and investors to identify what gaps exist in their solution stacks and to define what technologies hold the most promise for the future.
Postponing the Apocalypse: Funding the Next Generation of Innovation
What problem sets and global risks represent strategic investment opportunities that help reduce those risks, but also ensure future global competitiveness in key areas of national defense? This session will provide insights from investors making key investments in these technologies and fostering future high value innovation.
Open the Pod Bay Door – Resetting the Clock on Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence is like a great basketball head-fake. We look towards AI, but pass the ball to machine learning. BUT, that reality is quickly changing. This panel taps AI and machine learning experts to level-set our current capabilities in the field and define the roadmap over the next five years.
Twenty Years of Cyber Threat Intelligence
Jen Havermann, NSA
Matt Devost, CEO at OODA | Former CEO of FusionX & Terrorism Research Center
Twenty years ago, the first cyber threat intelligence company was launched. What was once an obscure business idea based upon Presidential Decision Directive 63, has now developed into an essential component of cyber risk management. This panel of experts from the leading cyber threat companies will explore what the industry got right and wrong and how cyber threat intelligence will evolve over the next decade.
Keynote Conversation with Congressman Will Hurd
Will Hurd, Former Congressman | Board of Directors at Open AI | Managing Director at Allen & Co.| Author of American Reboot
Will Hurd joins us for a keynote conversation covering the domains of cybersecurity, AI, and the current and future threat environment.
Please plan to join us for a networking reception immediately following the event.