The DoDIIS Conference is almost upon us. August 12-15, 2018, members of the defense intelligence community will gather in Omaha for several days to listen to the latest in mission needs and requirements from key government leaders and to witness demonstrations of cutting edge IT on a very well attended expo floor.
If you have not registered to attend yet do so now here: 2018 DoDIIS Worldwide Conference
One of the challenges we have mentioned before is the overwhelming amount of innovation that will be on the expo floor. We recommend everyone put thought into who to spend time with before the event. We recommend reviewing the full list of exhibitors to get a gist of who is going to be there, then refine your intent on who to spend time with by considering your requirements and how these firms might potentially address them. It is also important to build in time for serendipity of course, but a bit of planning in advance can make this a much more productive conference.
As another input to your planning we reviewed every company with an eye towards potential positive/disruptive innovation in national security missions. idea of where you should spend your time. The list of who you see should be shaped by your own requirements of course, but we have a list below that may help. The list below are the tech firms we want to bring your attention to. In my view they are coming with innovations that could be very positive for the many important missions of defense intelligence.
The CTOvision List Of Must See Tech At DoDIIS
- Alteryx: We like Alteryx for their focus on ease of use for business intelligence use cases, especially around self-service data analytics.
- Amazon Web Services: We all know them but with their continuous innovation it is important to track the latest. Ask them about Kinesis for data and video.
- Appian: They enable any company to be a software company. Would love to see more of this in government agencies.
- Atlassian: Every developer seems to love them, largely because they remove friction in fielding real capabilities. Great collaboration for techies.
- Attivo Networks: Advanced deception technology.
- Anomali: Threat intelligence identifying threats to networks.
- Basis Technology: Continues to innovate around language.
- Blue Prism: Pioneers in robotic process automation and digititizing
- Bricata: Innovative next generation intrusion prevention, detection, response
- Carahsoft: Removing friction for government decision-makers. See at DoDIIS for access to 100's of great technologies
- Cloudera: The absolute leader in fielding enterprise data solutions that scale and operate at speed. Modern platform for machine learning and analytics optimized for the cloud.
- Data Robot: Automating tasks for data scientists. Great capability.
- Fidelis Cybersecurity: Providing a new platform to detect, investigate and stop advanced cyber attacks.
- Palantir: Transforming the way organizations use data.
- Percipient.ai: Artificial Intelligence for national security missions.
- PFP Cybersecurity: If you want to make it hard on nation states trying to hack you, use these guys.
- Recorded Future: Fast insights into cyber threats put in context of your enterprise needs.
- VMware: Accelerating digital transformation for the enterprise.
By the way, we track these and many other hot technology firms in the CTOvision Disruptive Technology Finder . Use that to kickstart your market research.
We track DataRobot in our Disruptive IT Finder (in sections on Artificial Intelligence and Business Intelligence companies), and have always held their capable team in the highest of regards. The press release below gives us reason to hold them in even higher regard:
BOSTON, Jan. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DataRobot, an industry leader in machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI), today announced it is expanding into the federal market, beginning with the appointment of a Vice President of Public Sector. Erin Hawley, formerly the Director of National Security Programs at Cloudera, will be leading the company's efforts to build a team and ecosystem of partners that will position DataRobot and its product, training, and services as the premier force in predictive analytics across the public sector market.
The DataRobot platform gives analysts, data scientists and all who work with data the automation and interface to implement accurate predictive models at scale. When utilized for federal deployments, the platform will predict anything from insider threat risks to health care trends. The federal government has placed expedited automation at the forefront since the November's Senate hearing "The Dawn of Artificial Intelligence."
"Erin's roots and expertise within the public sector are undeniable. She realizes that no one has more data than the federal government, and it is imperative that we quickly generate actionable insights from this data for the good of the world. Unfortunately, our government is not immune to the worldwide shortage of data scientists. Thankfully DataRobot enables non-data scientists to use the most advanced AI and ML techniques," said DataRobot CEO, Jeremy Achin. "We are pleased that Erin is working with us, and are excited to see her lead our entry into the public sector."
Erin has over 25 years of success in multiple disciplines within the public sector, including software, big data, predictive analytics, and data management. Prior to joining DataRobot, Erin helped build the federal practice for Cloudera by expanding their position as the leader in open source Apache Hadoop. Erin was widely recognized as a leading performer, and she was largely responsible for Cloudera's growth across the public sector. Most notably, Erin expanded their relationship throughout the intelligence community, and she initiated the government affairs practice on Capitol Hill.
"I am honored to join DataRobot and to introduce our platform to the public sector at a time when national interest in predictive analytics is so high. DataRobot is transforming the commercial industry in ways that the government needs as well, specifically in terms of creating results quickly," said Erin Hawley. "I believe that machine learning and predictive analytics can have a profound impact across the broader spectrum - whether it's cybersecurity with vulnerable networks, insider threat or preventing lone wolf attacks on American citizens. Our products are flexible and meet the needs of a constantly changing ecosystem of digital and data-associated threats. I look forward to ensuring that we deliver the very best to solve these mission critical needs while leading the team at DataRobot."
DataRobot offers an enterprise machine learning platform that empowers users of all skill levels to make better predictions faster. Incorporating a library of hundreds of the most powerful open source machine learning algorithms, the DataRobot platform automates, trains and evaluates predictive models in parallel, delivering more accurate predictions at scale. DataRobot provides the fastest path to data science success for organizations of all sizes. For more information, visit www.datarobot.com.
We first ran into DataRobot a year ago as word of this stealthy startup and their highly capable team began to circulate in the community. Over the past year they have revealed much more about their offerings and approach, enough to grab our attention. We are initiating coverage of DataRobot and will be tracking them on our list of Artificial Intelligence and Business Intelligence companies.
First off, one thing that turns us off about the firm is the opening arrogance of the marketing on their website ("If it's not DataRobot, it's not Data Science" and then statements about having the world's best data scientists, for example). If their site strikes you that way too we encourage you to keep reading. Just chalk the braggadocio up to the pride of a very capable team that believes in themselves.
The site does provide enough info to make it clear that there is great capability here. Data Robot combines automation software with education and advice from great minds who are very highly regarded in the community. And they do it in a way that make a big impact on multiple organizations. Here is one of many use cases articulated on their site:
DataRobot is a machine learning automation platform that enables companies to extract value from their data orders of magnitude faster than anything else on the market. It does this by capturing and automating the best practices of the world’s top data scientists in software that makes it easy for business analysts, developers, and data professionals to rapidly build and implement highly accurate predictive models. DataRobot integrates a vast array of the latest open source machine learning algorithms from R, Python, Spark, H20, and more (rather than a small selection of proprietary algorithms), and it makes it easy for even inexperienced users to always select the best algorithms and pre-processing for the problems they are trying to solve.
Also see the YouTube at this link and embedded below:
For more see: DataRobot.com