The Theme

Preparing Intelligence Analysts for the 21st Century

The Global Intelligence Forum intends to continue down the path of intelligence innovation and discovery we embarked on in July 2010. Then, we began by exploring the nature of analysis and its application in various intelligence professions. Later, in 2011,  we discussed the interaction between the intelligence analyst/practitioner and the decision-maker. In July 2013 we hope to continue to build bridges between practitioners and scholars within intelligence related professions, and discuss emerging 21st century intelligence best practices.  

This year’s forum will center on the greater shift the intelligence analysis field must make to account for a changing world. Panelists and contributors from the national security, law enforcement, business and academic communities will discuss the emerging trends and the necessary steps intelligence practitioners must take to address 21st century problems.



Sunday, July 7, 2013

12:00 pm -5:00 pm

8:00 pm

Early Registration – Conservatory Park Hotel

Reception – Park Hotel Ballroom

Monday, July 8, 2013 (Park Hotel Ballroom)

8:30 am 

Registration – Park Hotel Lobby

9:30 am-10:15 am

Keynote speaker 

The Honorable Louis J. Freeh, Partner and Chair of Executive Committee, Pepper Hamilton LLP


10:15 am-10:30 am Break
10:30 am-1:00 pm 

National Security Intelligence Panel

Moderator: James Breckenridge, Executive Director, Institute for Intelligence Studies, Mercyhurst University

Bruce Giles, AFP Manager-Intelligence, Australian Federal Police

John Grieve, former Director of Intelligence, Scotland Yard and Professor Emeritus, Grieve Center

Richard Kerr, former Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency and CIA Officer 

  • Questions: What should national security leaders expect of new intelligence analysts? What should new analysts expect of their leaders? What was the most valuable educational experience you had in preparing for a decision-making role?

 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Lunch at Park Hotel (sponsored by Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC)


2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Intelligence Technology Panel

Moderator: James Breckenridge, Executive Director, Institute for Intelligence Studies, Mercyhurst University

Tom Baker, International Law Enforcement Consultant, forensics, communications and identification systems

Jim Emerson, COO, Internet Crimes Group (ICG), Inc.

Chris Pallaris, Director and Principal Consultant, i-intelligence

John Weinstein, Targeting SME, Mercyhurst University, Adjunct faculty

  • Questions: What emerging technologies do you believe will have the greatest impact on intelligence analysis collection and analysis? What technology best practices from non-intelligence domains have the greatest utility for intelligence analysis practitioners? Which best practices do not apply in an intelligence context?


6:00 pm-9:00 pm Reception with entertainment – Castle 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 (Park Hotel Ballroom)

9:00 am-10:00 am


Keynote speaker

Robert Watt, Secretary General of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Ireland

10:00 am-10:15 am Break

10:15 am-12:30 pm






1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Intelligence in Business Panel 

Panel Chair: Liam Fahey, Co-founder and Principal of Leadership Forum, Inc.

Danielle Aloshen, Corporate Security Manager, HSBC

Timothy Krysiek, Project Manager, Statoil

John Goldener, Director of Crumpton Group

  • Questions: How can intelligence assist business leaders in  modifying institutional  behavior and goals as a result of new information or discordant information? What emerging best practices from non-intelligence domains have the greatest utility for business intelligence practitioners?

Lunch on your own


2:00 pm-6:00 pm

6:00 pm-8:00 pm

8:00 pm

Recreational Activities

Lismore Castle or Waterford Crystal Tour (scheduled tour, must register on site)

Reception – Dungarvan Enterprise Center (sponsored by Sources and Methods Games)

Traditional Irish Music at "The Local" pub

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 (Park Hotel Ballroom)

9:30 am-11:15 am

Law Enforcement Intelligence Panel 

Moderator: Tom Carr, Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Program

Scott Cruse, FBI Legal Attache', London

Paul Downing, Detective Superintendent, UK London Metropolitan Police

Richard A. Marquise, Director of the U.S. Department of Justice, FBI retired

Noirin O'Sullivan, Deputy Commissioner, Garda

  • Questions: Are there unique aspects to law enforcement  intelligence analysis that prevent the application of best practices from other fields? How do you evaluate analytic quality in a law enforcement intelligence context: accuracy of product, consistency of method, or something else? What are the emerging trends in "intelligence led policing."


11:15 am-11:30 am Break
11:30 am-12:30 pm

Keynote speaker 

Robert Wainwright, Director Europol

12:30 pm-1:30 pm Lunch at Park Hotel (sponsored by University of New Haven)

1:30 pm-4:00 pm

Teaching and Researching Intelligence Panel 

Moderator: James Breckenridge, Executive Director, Institute for Intelligence Studies, Mercyhurst University

Shelly Freyn, Assistant Professor, Mercyhurst University

Noel Hendrickson, James Madison University

Charles Twardy, DAGGRE Forecasting Project Leader, George Mason University

Kristan Wheaton, Associate Professor, Mercyhurst University

  • Questions: How do you know what intelligence best practice is, and how do you teach it to practitioners or prospective future practitioners? How do you get researchers and students to self-consciously evaluate process or method, and improve on it? What analytic best practices from other fields do you believe have the greatest potential value in an intelligence education context? Which analytic best practices are easy to teach? And which are more difficult? What can make the teaching of analytic best practices easier or more effective?


4:00 pm-4:30 pm

Wrap up

News and Announcements

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GIF Panelist, James Emerson Radio Interview
James Emerson, COO of Internet Crimes Group, Inc. and 2013 Global Intelligence Forum panelist, was interviewed by Ireland Radio station WLR FM.   Posted on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 10:35 AM
Day Three: Europol chief Rob Wainwright calls for ‘greater international information-sharing’
Speaking Wednesday, July 10, at the Global Intelligence Forum in Dungarvan, County Waterford, Europol Director Rob Wainwright urged greater international information-sharing, calling it vital to building an enduring front against security threats. Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 9:32 AM