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Back to Basics: Advanced Analytics in the era of AI, Technology, and Big Data

Mon, Jan 29, 2018, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of 

Back to Basics:
Advanced Analytics in the era of AI, Technology, and Big Data

Brian Lane
Founder, ONI Civil Maritime Analysis Team

Monday, January 29
4:30 – 5:30 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C.



This event is sponsored by IWP’s Cyber Intelligence Initiative.


About the Lecture: Explore the growing trend of using technology to solve analytical problems, and the loss of expertise. While technology is capable of assisting analysis, many wrongly assume that it will replace the expert. In reality, these systems and methods will not function without expertise to guide, teach, and then decipher the data that is produced.


About the Speaker:  Brian Lane is recognized across the U.S. Intelligence Community for extensive finished intelligence production as a Subject Matter Expert on Maritime issues. As a founding member of the ONI Civil Maritime Analysis Team, he personally shaped the team’s focus areas, production schedule, and analytical methodologies which are still in use today. He has extensive experience briefing senior policy-makers in both the Executive and Legislative branches of the government, and has worked extensively with other IC agencies as a task force member on multiple occasions. Over a period of 10 years combined active and reserve duty, Mr. Lane served as a both a naval Intelligence and Strategic Sealift Officer at various commands. His awards include three meritorious citations from the Director of National Intelligence.

In addition to his IC background, Mr. Lane has over 10 years of experience in the maritime industry, including sea service as a deck officer aboard a wide variety of commercial ships such as container ships, offshore oil and gas exploration support vessels, and petroleum spill response vessels. He obtained an unlimited USCG license as Third Mate in 2005 and has served in operations positions ashore with a leading marine terminal management company representing international shipping companies like Evergreen, COSCO, ZIM, and Hanjin. His education includes a B.S. in Marine Transportation/Global Logistics from the California Maritime Academy, and an M.S. in terrorism/counterterrorism studies from Henley-Putnam University.