Jen Hoar has been a part of the OODA expert network for a decade, specializing in the HUMINT skills that can be utilized to derive nuance and information from conversations and interviews. “I’ve come to be surprised at how indispensable listening to your intuition is, including when you have a ton of information at your disposal to make a risk calculus,” Jen says. “You can research and pull data forever, but there is only so much analysis a human mind can do. At some point, you have a pretty good read on the situation, and that is borne of experience and trusting the instincts that come from that.”
Chitra Sivanandam followed her dual love of Art and Science to forge an amazing career. Read how she applied her Mission Centric approach throughout.
“You can only enable technology to do a small portion of our communications. At the end of the day, it’s the human dynamic and person-to-person trust that is needed to solve problems.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.