On 9 December 2016, EUROSINT Forum & CEIS-European Office organised - in the premises of DGA Lab in Paris - a workshop around the theme of innovation. This workshop was attended by more than fifteen intelligence professionals stemming from National and European Security and Intelligence Agencies.
Mr Gari Owen, President of the EUROSINT Forum welcomed the participants and briefly presented the objective of this one-day workshop, which was to discuss the opportunity of setting up a network funded by the H2020 EU research programme.
This network would have as objective to scout, identify, and demonstrate disruptive technologies that have potential to significantly improve the work of intelligence and police organisations. Practitioners would be able to better understand how these existing solutions operate in other sectors and what their functions are, and eventually to assess the value they would have for their organisations. This network would also provide a unique pan-European forum to discuss current challenges and needs in terms of topics such as training, standardization and analysis techniques.
To further illustrate the concept of this project, participants were given the demonstration of two solutions with a strong interest for intelligence.
- Linkfluence performed a live demonstration of Radarly, a leading social media intelligence software suite to monitor, measure and analyze information from more that 300 million sources in real-time.
- Aleph Networks presented a patented tool capable of searching the deep and hidden web to detect sensitive or illicit data worthwhile to be gathered and analyzed for intelligence and security agencies.
Finally, CEIS presented a return of experience of the DGA Lab, the Innovation Lab of the French Ministry of Defence that has been run by CEIS since 2013, illustrating the added value of public-private cooperation in the field of innovation management.
Proceedings and presentations of this workshop are available at the following link for registered users only.
If you do not have already have an account, you can create one on this page: https://www.eurosint.eu/user/register
If you are interested in learning more about this project, please contact the EUROSINT Forum team.