Monday, 29 June 2015

Global Intelligence leaders head to Ireland this July

Intelligence officers, former U.S. Secret Service agents, cybercrime fighters and members of international police forces will convene in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, for the biennial Global Intelligence Forum taking place from 13th to 15th July 2015.

Hosted by the Ridge School of Intelligence Studies and Information Science at Mercyhurst University, this major international conference will include leadership panels and discussion on the most recent innovations in business intelligence, best practices for security analysis, global cybersecurity threats, the impact of social media in security and intelligence management, and the application of intelligence principles to higher education challenges. Considered by many as the “Davos of Intelligence,” the event will run over 3 days, attracting attendees from the business community, academia, security specialists, technology companies and global corporations as well as government representatives and those involved in the area of business intelligence.

Speaking at the launch of the event at An Garda Síochána Headquarters in Dublin, Kevin Giblin, Executive Manager at Mercyhurst College Ireland, said, “The Global Intelligence Forum 2015 has an incredible line-up of expert speakers that will provide the latest insights and innovations in security, business intelligence, data management and the use of technology to counter criminal and intelligence threats. This is a unique opportunity to engage with leaders on diverse topics such as corporate risk management, advanced data analysis, anticipatory intelligence, cybercrime and real-time forensic analysis, among others.”

Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan will also address the event, along with recent White House official for cybersecurity, the Honorable Howard Schmidt, and former director of the U.S. Secret Service Lewis Merletti. Moderated by Dean James Breckenridge of The Ridge School, forum attendees will also hear from Europol’s Strategic Analyst for the European Cybercrime Centre Jaroslav Jakubcek, NAMA Chairman Frank Daly and a number of eminent academics, among them Liam Fahey of Babson College; Andrew Roth, president-emeritus of Notre Dame College; Matt Whelan and Stefan Hyman of the State University of New York at Stony Brook; and Patrick Gibbons of UCD.

John Deasy T.D. has been instrumental in developing the relationship with Mercyhurst College Ireland to bring the Global Intelligence Forum to Dungarvan in July 2015 as have members of the Waterford County Council. It is expected that the event will bring over 300 people to the region.

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