31 Mar 2022

The March 2022 OODA Network Member Meeting: Core Themes Emerge from Five Scenarios for War’s End

To help members optimize opportunities and reduce risk, OODA hosts a monthly video call to discuss items of common interest to our membership. These highly collaborative sessions are always a great way for our members to meet and interact with each other while talking about topics like global risks, emerging technologies, cybersecurity, and current or future events impacting their organizations. We also use these sessions to help better focus our research and better understand member needs.

The March call was held on Friday, March 18th, and was organized around five scenarios for the end of the war in Ukraine.  

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23 Mar 2022

The OODA Loop, Information Warfare, the Ukrainian Defense and the Collapse of the Russian Army

We typically provide research and analysis utilizing the OODA Loop as a positive tool for decision intelligence and risk awareness.  Usually, this takes the form of advice and recommendations on how to leverage the OODA Loop for business strategy.   Here,  OODA Network Member Chris Flaherty takes another angle – that of interventions on and disruptions of an adversary’s information ecosystem  – so as to disrupt the clarity, management, and effectiveness of an adversary’s OODA Loop during the fog of war (impacting disinformation campaigns and propaganda).

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07 Jan 2021

OODA Network Interview: Paul Becker

This post is based on an interview with RADM Paul Becker, CEO of The Becker T3 Group.  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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13 Nov 2020

OODA Network Interview: Blake Bartlett, CEO of Janes

This post is based on an interview with Blake Bartlett, the CEO at Janes.  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. 

Blake started his professional life in a very interesting way, pursuing a dream of being a Tennis Pro.  Read how he channeled this passion and then leveraged his ability to communicate and an affinity for people into his current job leading Janes into the future.

“Stay focused on your long-term goals.   It’s easy to get distracted by short term opportunities.  Leaders need to keep their organizations working on a small number of key objectives.”

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02 Oct 2020

OODA Network Interview: Masha Sedova

This OODA Network Expert interview is with Masha Sedova, Co-Founder of Elevate Security.  Masha’s life story is a surprise and an inspiration.  Read how this Russian-born emigre developed a synergy between left-brain and right-brain to solve one of our toughest problems in Cyber Security – the Insider Threat.

Masha often hears executives opine “Humans are the weakest link”.  She disagrees.  “It’s a hard problem, and requires good psychology and good data, but I’ve seen organizations where the human element is one of the core features of their defense.”

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10 Sep 2020

OODA Network Interview: Joel Wallenstrom

This post is based on an interview Joel Wallenstrom, CEO and President at Wickr.  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

Joel Wallenstrom took a long look at his classmates in the computer lab at Brown University and decided he’d never have the discipline and rigorous engineering habits needed to create a career in technology.  Today, he’s the CEO and President of the world’s most innovative secure communications company.

“We need to create a data transport where the service provider can’t get access to your information for monetization. It’s a very complex problem when you consider firewall rulesets being automatically updated by machines.”

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26 Aug 2020

OODA Network Interview: Marc Ambinder

Marc Ambinder has spent his high profile career at the intersection of journalism, national security and politics.  Read how his innate curiosity helped him create a successful career doing the work he loves.

“When you are trying to mitigate a crisis, you need to be open minded for things that violate your intuition but might make sense down the road.” Marc advises.   It’s not always immediately obvious what the winners will be.

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17 Jul 2020

OODA Network Interview: Jen Hoar

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.”

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25 Jun 2020

OODA Network Interview: Chitra Sivanandam

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.”

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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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