29 Jun 2020

A CTO’s Perspective on Technology Debt in M&A

One of the critical factors which needs to be evaluated in any technical due diligence is the concept of Technology Debt. This report provides insights into technology debt from the perspective of an enterprise CTO turned due diligence professional. These lessons can help companies preparing for a future transaction to better position themselves for optimal outcomes. These lessons can also assist private equity and other investors in thinking through aspects of technology risk and identify areas requiring additional focus prior to a transaction.

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26 Jun 2020

OODA Video: A Practitioner’s View of the Cyber Threat

OODA principals Matt Devost and Bob Gourley pioneered the discipline of cyber threat intelligence. Bob was the first director of intelligence for the Department of Defense’s first cyber command, the Joint Task Force for Computer Network Defense, where he created processes for intelligence support to operational missions. Matt Devost conceptualized the use of open source intelligence for support to cyber operations and was a founder of the first commercial cyber threat intelligence firms. Together they remain engaged in the cybersecurity world and closely track the cyber threat. 

Our most recent threat brief is presented here. It concludes with actionable recommendations for your enterprise.

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19 Jun 2020

OODA Network Interview: Dr. Gaurav Banga

Dr. Guarav Banga assumed he would become a Professor and spend his life in Academia.  Read about how his one year sabbatical to Silicon Valley in the late 1990’s changed his life and led to an explosive career on the leading edge of technology trends. 

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02 Jun 2020

OODA Video: When Artificial Intelligence Goes Wrong

For many organizations, the pacing factor in the deployment of Artificial Intelligence solutions is not the functionality of the AI, but problems in mitigating the issues caused when AI goes wrong. 

In this video for OODA members we provide a succinct introduction to key issues of AI in a way that will help you optimize your AI efforts. 

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29 May 2020

OODA Network Interview: Dr. Christopher Ahlberg, CEO of Recorded Future

This post is based on an interview with Dr. Christopher Ahlberg, CEO and Co-Founder of Recorded Future. It is part of our series of interviews of OODA Network members. Our objective with these interviews is to provide actionable information of interest to the community, including insights that can help with your own career progression. We also really like highlighting some of the great people that make our continued research and reporting possible. 

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18 May 2020

OODAcast – Renowned Business Executive Scott McNealy, Co-Founder of Sun Microsystems

Scott McNealy was a co-founder and CEO of Sun Microsystems and has one of the longest-running tenures as the CEO of a Fortune 500 company in history. He was one of the few businessmen that played a critical role in the emergence of the Silicon Valley technology industry that exists today and is a highly sought after advisor for technology companies.

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15 May 2020

OODAcast – A Conversation With CEO of Percipient Balan Ayyar

Balan Ayyar is the Founder and CEO of Percipient.ai, a Silicon Valley based artificial intelligence firm focused on delivering products and solutions for the most pressing intelligence and national security challenges. We have been tracking this leader for years and have watched him inspire many to achieve great things. His leadership in senior officer roles in the US Air Force (he is a retired Brigadier General) included tours in combat zones and commands back in the US, including at one point leading the entire Air Force recruiting system. His visionary leadership in the corporate world resulted in the creation of a new firm providing new AI capabilities that are already serving some of the most critical missions in the nation. He is a disciplined visionary with an incredible thurst for learning and a knack for connecting with others.

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08 May 2020

OODAcast – A Conversation With Lou Manousos, CEO of RiskIQ

Elias (Lou) Manousos is a recognized expert in Internet security and fraud prevention. He has been developing and delivering enterprise protection technologies for more than 15 years. As CEO of RiskIQ, he has spearheaded a new approach that helps Internet, financial services, healthcare, media and consumer packaged goods companies protect

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02 Apr 2020

What The Wartime CEO Needs To Know About Covid-19 Government Contracting Rules, Risks and Opportunities

This report focuses in on actionable insights CEOs need to know about the  flowing from new regulations, requirements and the new Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or “CARES” Act. It concludes with specific recommendations for actions to take to accelerate your government business.

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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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