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Predictive Threat Analytics

Chicago InfraGard Members Alliance

Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM (CDT)

Predictive Threat Analytics

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InfraGard Special Program

Predictive Threat Analytics

A Joint Program with ATAP (Assocation of Threat Assessment Professionals)


This Special Progam is July 19, 2012, from 8:30 am – 10:30 am, at (Goldman Sachs, 71 S. Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL).  Doors Open at 8:00am.


**Advanced Registration REQUIRED**

   Predicting Threats to Focus Defense

Data analytics and predictive analytics can extend beyond predicting behavior patterns of what a consumer may purchase to predicting threats. Look at two examples of use of this technology in presentations by Sam Kolontouros from Northrop Grumman and Steve Pieczko from RelMap Software.  Back in 2002, The Minority Report was released whose plot included the prediction of crimes before they actually occurred.  Let’s see how close we are to reaching that end.

Part 1: How to Stop the Next Enron

The Enron Analysis takes a look at the emotional state of Kenneth Lay, Jeffrey Skilling and other Enron executives that were convicted of conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud. 

Learn what we discovered when we processed thousands of Enron communications against our algorithms that evaluated emotion, pronoun and noun usage, frequency, key words and phrases.  By understanding how corporate individuals react to events and communications we can identify behavior patters that can alert or predict the next Enron. 

Part 2: Where will Al-Qaeda Strike Next

This presentation takes a look at patterns of religious words in Al-Qaeda public statements leading up to and after September 11th where these patterns can be used as a predictive model to focus antiterrorism efforts.



Steve Pieczko Bio:

Steve Pieczko is an experienced management consultant, software developer, published author and speaker on various management consulting topics.  Steve’s publishing can be found on the blog www.BecomingResilient.com. 

Steve is currently the founder of RelMap Software which is a data analytics start-up in Illinois specializing in relationship mapping algorithms.  RelMap™ is designed to help organizations grow by gaining a better understanding of employee relationships by measuring: employee engagement, bully analysis, peer analysis, cohesion analysis, disparaging analysis and impact analysis of current news events.

Sotirios (Sam) Kolontourous Bio:

 Sam Kolontouros is an information technology support professional with 15 years of experience in various industries ranging from the financial and insurance industries to national security and defense. He currently works at Northrop Grumman Electronic System Sector, Land & Self Protection Systems division at Rolling Meadows IL.

Sam is a member of InfraGard and has been involved in analyzing geopolitical affairs and developments as they relate to counter-terrorism and national security with an emphasis on the Middle East and Central Asia. He’s analyzed the Arab Spring and visual messages in al-Qaeda’s Inspire Magazine and presented his findings at a recent FBI briefing at Northrop Grumman.



Attendees are advised that the Chapter will  require current government issued photo identification for access to events/meetings/programs.  Host facilities may require prior notification of registrants information: full name, affiliation, organization.  However, the Chapter will hold the host facilities to membership privacy requirements.

Have questions about Predictive Threat Analytics? Contact Chicago InfraGard Members Alliance

When & Where

Goldman Sachs
71 S. Wacker Drive
The Hyatt Center
Chicago, IL

Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM (CDT)

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