Dave Carter

Text Analytics Engineer
National Research Council Canada

Dave Carter is an engineer with the Text Analytics group in the Information and Communications Technologies portfolio of National Research Council Canada. He obtained an M.A.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Ottawa. He joined the NRC in 2006 and leads the development of NRC’s natural language processing platform for syndromic surveillance and situational awareness.

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Andrew Merlino
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Andrew Merlino, currently the CEO of Pixel Forensics, has over 30 years of industry experience in operational software systems development and multimedia analytics. He has gained technical, business and management skills from companies large and small.

Anne Lapkin
SVP for Global Strategy

Anne Lapkin has 30 years of experience helping companies extract value from information, and she uses her deep understanding of enterprise information issues to guide Smartlogic’s product and communication strategies.

Charlie Greenbacker
VP, Analytics

Charlie Greenbacker is VP of Analytics at In-Q-Tel. He specializes in artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, data science, unstructured data analytics, and geospatial applications.

Chris Biow
SVP U.S. Public Sector
Basis Technology

Chris leads the U.S. Public Sector team at Basis Technology, working with government customers to meet their text analytics and digital forensics mission needs using Basis software and services.

Dave Carter
Text Analytics Engineer
National Research Council Canada

Dave Carter (M.A.Sc.) is an engineer with the Text Analytics group at the National Research Council Canada and is based in Ottawa. He is the technical lead for NRC’s situational awareness/outbreak detection platform.

Dion Wiggins
CTO and Co-Founder
Omniscien Technologies

Dion Wiggins, Omniscien Technologies' CTO and Co-Founder, is a highly experienced ICT industry visionary, entrepreneur, analyst and consultant. He has comprehensive knowledge in the fields of software development, architecture and management, as well as an in-depth understanding of Asian ICT markets.

Dr. Catherine Havasi
Founder and CEO

Dr. Catherine Havasi is CEO and co-founder of Luminoso, an AI based, natural language understanding company in Cambridge. Luminoso was founded on nearly a decade of research at the MIT Media Lab on how NLP and machine learning could be applied to text analytics

Dr. Philippe Loustaunau
Scientific, Engineering and Technical Assistant

Dr. Philippe Loustaunau is a Scientific, Engineering and Technical Assistant (SETA) at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). He has a Ph.D in mathematics. 

Dr. Sharon Flank
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Dr. Sharon Flank has devoted her career to commercializing advanced technologies, including search engines and data fusion. She has led technical efforts for successful commercial products, and at SRA (now CSRA) helped create companies later sold to AOL and Kodak.

James Fairbanks
Research Engineer
Georgia Tech Research Institute

James earned a Ph.D in Computational Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech. His research focuses on numerical, statistical, and streaming algorithms for data analysis.

John Frank
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John is an entrepreneur and theoretical physicist with a long-standing interest in improving how people digest complex information. In 1999, John founded MetaCarta, which pioneered map-based search with statistical natural language processing that helps people find everything written about any place.

Pamela Noe
Intelligence Educator

Faculty member at The Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University CIA Operations Officer and Intelligence Analyst Account Executive and Corporate Officer at Sydney Morrell & Company, an international Public Relations firm in Manhattan, NY