The Future of Intelligence Innovation


March 31, 2021 at 1:30pm ET

Join us for a virtual briefing with:

Davey Gibian
Vice President, Intelligence Innovation at Janes

Susan M. Gordon
Former PDDNI

About the Speakers:

Davey Gibian
Vice President of Intelligence Innovation, Janes

Davey Gibian is a technologist and national security entrepreneur. He is the Vice President of Intelligence Innovation at Janes, where he is responsible for bringing automated capabilities, connected data advanced analytics, and human-machine teaming into the Janes intelligence workflow.

Gibian’s diverse career has spanned active war zones, large corporations, the US Government, and Silicon Valley. He is best known for creating organizations that blend advances in technology with new operational methods to solve critical national security challenges.

As an entrepreneur, Gibian has co-founded two national security start-ups. The first, OMG, was a denied-area data collection and analysis company that enabled the national security teams to make sense of complex environments, including active conflict zones. His work included building technical data capture solutions in areas including Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and Yemen. His second start-up, CalypsoAI, is a venture-backed software company that protects US military and intelligence artificial intelligence from adversarial attacks. CalypsoAI is backed by leading investors, including 8VC, Lightspeed, and Lockheed Martin. Gibian also led Forward Deployed data scientist teams with Palantir Technologies, a data aggregation firm.

Between start-ups, Gibian led technology programs as a staff member in the US Government, most notably as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow. In this GS-15 capacity, he created and led initiatives including: the USDOT’s Intelligent Transport Systems Joint Program Office cybersecurity and artificial intelligence strategy; reshaping the US Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Unit’s (DIUx) warfighter engagement and AI strategy; and assisted on intelligence community AI/ML efforts for augmented analysis.

Gibian is also active in combatting human trafficking globally. As a humanitarian, Gibian has led technology-enabled initiatives to combat human trafficking in the Middle East and South East Asia with the Heraion Foundation, which he founded, and Atlas Humanitarian Rescue. Both non-profits are veterans-led organizations which combine technology and veteran capabilities to disrupt. human trafficking networks.

Gibian spent the first six years of his career as a quantitative investor and investment banker. Gibian continues to be an advisor to many technology start-ups and military innovation organizations. He is the author of Hacking AI, a book on the new cyber-attack surface of artificial intelligence. He holds multiple patents in adversarial machine learning. He graduated from Columbia University and served in the US Air Force.

Susan M. Gordon
Former PDDNI

Susan M. Gordon is the former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, serving from 2017-2019, where she advised the President on intelligence matters and provided operational leadership of the 17 agencies and organizations of the Intelligence Community (IC). She is a widely respected authority on risk management, technical innovation, and cyber and space issues. Today, she is an active board member, university fellow, and advises private companies in the areas of technology, strategy, and leadership.

Throughout Ms. Gordon’s more than three decades in the IC, she led large scale organizational change and delivered revolutionary outcomes. Ms. Gordon worked to adapt the IC to emerging economic, military, and political trends impacting the current operating environment. Ms. Gordon led the establishment of In-Q-Tel, the Central Intelligence Agency’s venture arm, in the 1990s. In the last several years, she focused on advancing intelligence integration across the IC, expanding outreach and partnerships to the private sector and international allies, and driving innovation across the Community.

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