2013 Speaker/Panelist List

Below is a listing of speakers/panelists for this years conference.


Louis J. Freeh

Partner and Chair of Executive Committee, Pepper Hamilton, LLP (Keynote Speaker)

Louis J. Freeh is a partner and chair of the Executive Committee of Pepper Hamilton LLP.

In 2007, Freeh founded Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP, a Washington, D.C. law firm and Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC, of which he is chairman.

He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Rutgers College in 1971, Rutgers School of Law in 1974 and New York University School of Law in 1984 (L.L.M).

Freeh joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as a Special Agent in 1975, and was assigned to the New York City Field Division, and later at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Freeh served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps.

In 1981, Freeh joined the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York as an Assistant United States Attorney, later serving as Associate and Deputy United States Attorney. In 1991, Freeh was appointed by President George H.W. Bush as a United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York.

In 1993, President William J. Clinton appointed Judge Freeh as the Fifth Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In 2001, Freeh joined MBNA America Bank in Delaware as vice-chairman and general counsel.

Freeh and his wife, Marilyn, have six sons.


Rob Wainwright

Director of Europol (Keynote Speaker)

Rob Wainwright, director of Europol, was born in 1967 in Carmarthen, Wales, UK.

Having graduated in 1989 from the London School of Economics, University of London with a BSc, he worked the following 10 years as an intelligence analyst in the UK in the fields of counterterrorism and organized crime.

Between 2000 and 2003, Wainwright was the Head of the UK Liaison Bureau at Europol, and also responsible for the Europol National Unit in London. The Liaison Bureaus are a key link in Europol’s cooperation with the EU member states.

In 2003, he was promoted to the position of Director International of the National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS), where he was responsible for its international operations and for developing and implementing the UK strategy against facilitated illegal immigration.

Between 2006 and 2009, Wainwright was Chief of the International Department of the UK.

Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA).  In this leading role, he was overseeing 20,000 law enforcement cases each year as well as establishing the international strategy and operational capabilities of the newly formed agency. His mandate extended from SOCA’s international operations and global partnerships to the worldwide network of SOCA liaison officers.

Wainwright was appointed Director of Europol in April 2009. He is also currently an active member of the World Economic Forum, primarily on cyber issues.

Wainwright is married with three children. He speaks English, Welsh and Spanish and his interests include history and literature.


Robert Watt

Secretary General of Ireland's Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Keynote Speaker)

Robert Watt is secretary general of Ireland’s Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.  The department has responsibility for public expenditure policy, capital spending and public-private partnership policy and overall management and reform of the Irish public service.  It also has responsibility for state assets and the government’s disposal program.

Watt leads a major public sector reform program in areas such as procurement, shared services, outsourcing and ICT.  The department is responsible for the government’s open and transparency agenda and leads on the reforms of the Freedom of Information Act, Regulation of Lobbyists, Whistleblowers and the Open Data Partnership. 

Watt is also a member of the Economic Management Council and is a key adviser to the government on budget, financial and economic matters. He is an economist and has experience in both the public and private sectors.  He has worked in a range of roles within the Department of Finance as well as previously working with Indecon Economic Consultants and London Economics.


Danielle Aloshen

Manager, Geopolitical Risk Unit, Corporate Security, HSBC Bank

Danielle Aloshen is a manager in the Geopolitical Risk Unit within corporate security at HSBC Bank. Her duties involve providing strategic intelligence on global political and security risks. Prior to joining the bank in 2008, Aloshen worked as an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense.

In 2008, Aloshen was awarded a master’s degree from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. She completed her undergraduate studies in intelligence analysis at Mercyhurst University in 2003. She graduated summa cum laude and was the recipient of the annual President’s Award for Excellence in Social Science.


Thomas J. Baker

International Law Enforcement Consultant

Thomas J. Baker is an international law enforcement consultant.  His background includes 30 years of management, investigative and crime prevention with the FBI.  He has extensive experience with police management and training issues, having served as a management instructor at the FBI academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Mr. Baker’s international experience is extensive.  For 12 years he served outside of the United States.  First, in Ottawa, Canada, then as the Legal Attaché at the American Embassy in Canberra, Australia, where he was responsible for maintaining U.S. law enforcement interests in a large part of the Asia Pacific area.  In his last assignment as the Legal Attaché in Paris, France, he developed expertise not only in Western Europe but in much of Africa. These experiences were in the operational as well as the diplomatic arena.  He was commended for his role in the investigation of major terrorist attacks.

He has been closely involved in the planning and management of major events worldwide.  He was the American representative to the security task force for the Calgary Winter Olympics.  In Paris, he was the senior U.S. law enforcement adviser to the planning and security management of the World Cup of Soccer.  While in Canberra, he conceived and implemented the Pacific Training Initiative, a successful ongoing program to help the police of the Pacific Island nations.

Baker holds a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  He successfully completed the Senior Command Course at the Police Staff College, Bramshill, England.  He has been published in numerous professional journals internationally.

Currently, Baker advises Law Enforcement agencies in both the U.S. and worldwide on innovations in forensics, communications and identification systems. He represents and interprets law enforcement’s interests and needs to corporations and universities. Baker is an active member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the National Academy Associates, the National Executive Institute Associates, the International Association for Identification (IAI), and the Society of Former FBI Agents.


James Breckenridge

Executive Director, Institute for Intelligence Studies, Mercyhurst University

James Breckenridge, Ph.D., is the executive director of the Institute for Intelligence Studies at Mercyhurst University. Appointed the first chair of the Department of Intelligence Studies at Mercyhurst, Breckenridge is the former dean of the university’s Walker School of Business.

He designed the curricular requirements and gained accreditation for the new major in intelligence studies in 2002, the graduate program in applied intelligence in 2004, and the graduate certificate program in 2005.

During his military career, his leadership responsibilities ranged from commanding the U.S. Army’s first unit to engage in combat since the Vietnam War (in Beirut, Lebanon 1983) to serving as a professor of military science. During his military career he taught Middle Eastern history and served as the course director for the world history program at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Breckenridge is a founding board member of the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE), a former president of the Fairview School Board and a former member of the Transportation Committee of the Erie Chamber of Commerce.


Thomas H. Carr

Executive Director, Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Program

Thomas Carr is the executive director of the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Program, a position he has held since 1994. The Office of National Drug Control Policy, which funds HIDTA, named the W/B HIDTA as “HIDTA of the Year” for 2012. He also serves as executive director of the University of Maryland’s Center for Safe Solutions. 

In the last 20 years, Carr has designed and implemented over 175 law enforcement task forces, 18 drug treatment/criminal justice task forces and five drug prevention task forces.  He currently administers 31 drug task forces and a regional intelligence center, which he designed and implemented. The regional intelligence center supports more than 90 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in Maryland, Washington, D.C, and Virginia.

Carr is the committee chair for the Performance Management Process used by HIDTA to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of drug control efforts in the fields of drug law enforcement, criminal intelligence, treatment and prevention. His work in performance measurement earned him the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s coveted Director’s Award.

 Formerly, he served as chief (Lt. Colonel) of the Maryland State Police Bureau of Drug Enforcement and commander of the Criminal Investigations Division.  He also served as a supervisor in the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, vice chairman of the Governor’s Prescription Drug Commission, vice chairman of the Governor’s Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission and executive director of the State Office of Strategic Drug Enforcement Coordination.

Carr was a member of the Maryland Public Safety Technology Task Force, where he provided leadership in developing and identifying innovative technologies that improved law enforcement efforts and resulted in major revenue savings. 

In addition, Carr develops antiterrorism curriculum and provides training for the Department of State, Office of Antiterrorism Assistance, work that has led him to teach in Macedonia, Peru, Thailand, Hungary, Malaysia, Jordan, Trinidad-Tobago, the Republic of Georgia, St. Kitts and Nevins, Mauritius and El Salvador.


Scott L. Cruse

FBI Legal Attache', London

Scott Cruse joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a special agent in 1978. For the next 13 years, he served as a street agent in the Salt Lake City and Seattle field offices where he investigated a broad range of criminal matters that included violent crime on Indian reservations, drugs, white collar crime, online child exploitation and terrorism.

In 2000, Cruse joined the supervisory ranks of the FBI. During this phase of his career, he served as program manager in the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI headquarters, as a field supervisor in the Salt Lake City field office, as the Legal Attaché in Canberra, Australia, and as the assistant special agent in charge of the Salt Lake City field office. While serving as a mid-level manager for the FBI, he managed all criminal and national security programs within the FBI’s area of responsibility.

In 2011, Cruse was promoted to the Senior Executive Service ranks of the FBI, at which time he was named deputy director of the Terrorist Screening Center in Washington, D.C. He served in this role until January 2013 when he became the FBI’s Legal Attaché in London.

Cruse holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history from Louisiana Tech University.


Paul Downing

Detective Superintendent, UK London Metropolitan Police ( )

Paul Downing joined the UK London Metropolitan Police in 1983 and became a career detective working in fraud and major crimes before transferring to the Met Police Crime Academy to head up the intelligence faculty. There he introduced a number of new initiatives to assist learning and development of staff on the UK National Intelligence Model.

He undertook a number of operational roles before being seconded to the National Police Improvement Agency (NPIA), which in 2012 became the College of Policing. There he directs the Intelligence Training Team and works closely with the UK Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) on a number of portfolios that includes intelligence.

He was one of the team that reviewed the UK National Intelligence Model and has recently assisted in the development of the Strategic Assessment of Intelligence Training in England & Wales.

During the past few years he has conducted reviews of intelligence training in Kenya, Afghanistan and China.


James J. Emerson

COO, ICG, Inc. (Lt. Colonel, USMC, Retired)

Lt. Colonel James J. Emerson USMC (Ret) is the COO at ICG, Inc., where he provides management of cybercrime investigation and mitigation services for private sector victims in cooperation with public sector agencies.

Emerson's law enforcement and security background encompasses a wide spectrum of national security and public safety disciplines over 36 years with a focus on cybercrime investigation, computer forensics, and related criminal intelligence over the past 11 years.

During his 25 years of service as a U.S. Marine Corps officer, Emerson acquired both leadership and operational experience in law enforcement, physical security and information security within the DOD, DON and USMC.

He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy 151st Session and the U.S. Navy Information System Security Management Course. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in law and justice and a master’s degree in military arts and science. He also holds numerous professional certifications in information security and computer forensics.

He has presented forensic evidence and expert testimony in many federal and state civil and criminal cases over the past 11 years. He continues to be actively involved in forensic investigations, examination of digital evidence and development of the cyberintelligence art and science.

Emerson has been the chairman of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Computer Crime and Digital Evidence Committee for more than three years and is currently leading multi-association research regarding cybersecurity of public safety critical infrastructure and the assessment of law enforcement current and emerging needs to address computer crime and digital evidence.


Liam Fahey

Co-founder and Executive Director, Leadership Forum, Inc.

Liam Fahey is co-founder and executive director of Leadership Forum, Inc.  He serves as professor of management practice at Babson College.  Previously, he taught at Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and at Boston University.  He holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh and M.B.S. and B. Comm. degrees from University College Dublin, Ireland.

Fahey's area of specialization is strategic management.  His research, consulting and teaching focus on strategic leadership, competitive strategy, marketing and business intelligence.  His research has appeared in such publications as Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Marketing, American Journal of Small Business, Strategy and Leadership, and Harvard Business Review.

He is the author or editor of eight books and more than 50 articles or book chapters.  His books include Learning from the Future: Competitive Foresight Scenarios, Competitors: Outwitting, Outmaneuvering and Outperforming, and The Portable MBA in Strategy.  His next book addresses how to link strategy, intelligence and insight.  He served as editor of Planning Review from 1987 to 1995.  For 10 years, he co‑chaired The Strategic Leadership Forum's annual strategic management conference.

Fahey has received awards for his research, teaching and professional activity.  His Ph.D. dissertation was awarded the A.T. Kearney "Certification of Distinction" by the Academy of Manage­ment.  A (co-authored) Journal of Marketing article received that publication’s 1998 awards for best contribution to marketing theory and for best contribution to marketing practice.  He was voted "Outstanding Teacher of the Year" by the Kellogg School’s students. He received the Meritorious Award for Distinguished Service from the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals in 1990.

Fahey has consulted with and/or conducted executive education programs for manufacturing, service and not‑for‑profit organizations, including AT&T, Bausch & Lomb, DaimlerChrysler, DuPont, Marriott Hotels, Motorola, National Starch and Chemical, Nortel, P&G, Pfizer, Scher­ing‑­Plough, Texas Instruments and Whirlpool.  He has also made presentations in many executive education and development programs sponsored by industry and trade assoc­iations, consulting firms, universi­ties and managem­ent education institut­ions in the U.S., Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe.


Shelly Freyn

Assistant Professor, Mercyhurst University

Shelly Freyn brings 20 years of industry experience working for Fortune 100 companies along with some private organizations.

Her career began in research and development, but later branched into management, market research and technical sales. She has a track record of many new products with some of the top brands in the marketplace and holds a patent that sparked a new market category in the food industry.

Currently, Freyn is a doctoral student focusing on marketing strategy at Anderson University.  In addition, she holds doctoral credits in marketing from Cleveland State University, where she conducted research at CSU’s strategic business unit, working on projects ranging from alternative energy sources for fuel cells to competitive analysis of the automotive parts industry.

Freyn is a member of various groups, among them the scientific committee for the Institute for Competitive Intelligence, the board of directors for Southern Tier Environments for Living, and the governing board for Athena Power Link.

She is an assistant professor of business working for both the Department of Intelligence Studies and the Walker School of Business at Mercyhurst University. She teaches competitive intelligence, marketing research and various other marketing courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  She is co-adviser of the student CI club and is also program director of the Business & Competitive Intelligence major in the business school, an interdisciplinary major with course requirements from both departments.


Bruce Giles

AFP Manager-Intelligence, Australian Federal Police

Bruce Giles has amassed 25 years of experience as a police officer since joining the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in 1988. He was initially deployed to Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, where he worked in general duties/uniformed policing and as a detective in the Criminal Investigation Branch. 

Since May 2012, Giles has been the AFP Manager-Intelligence, based at AFP Headquarters in Canberra. Prior to this position, he was the AFP Manager-Indonesia, based at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, from 2009 to 2012. From 2002 to 2005, he was posted internationally as the AFP Senior Liaison Officer in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and from 2006 to 2009 as the Manager-Operations, Crime and Intelligence, attached to the Regional Assistance Mission in Honiara, Solomon Islands. 

Besides policing in Canberra and his international postings, Giles has worked in a variety of investigative, supervisory and management positions in various AFP state offices, including Queensland and Western Australia. In 2000, he successfully led the AFP’s first foray into international operational policing when he led the AFP and a team of police officers from Canada, New Zealand and North America on an operational deployment to the Fiji Islands, working in close collaboration with the Fiji Police Force, targeting an international drug smuggling syndicate that had stockpiled heroin for transhipment into Australia and elsewhere.

In 2011, Giles was awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation for Excellence in Overseas Service and, more recently, was a recipient of the Australian Police Medal.

His tertiary qualifications include a graduate diploma in Executive Leadership and graduate certificates in Applied Management and Police Management. Giles is a graduate of the AFP Management of Serious Crime Program, the Australian Institute of Police Management (AIPM) Police Executive Development Program, the AIPM Police Executive Leadership Program and the AIPM International Senior Command Program.

He is married to Lisa and they have four children (Thomas, Megan, Kimberley and Dale).


John Goldener

Director of Crumpton Group

John Goldener is director of Research and Analysis at Crumpton Group (CG), a global advisory firm that specializes in emerging and frontier markets. In his role at Crumpton Group, Goldener leads a team of analysts and global collectors that produce comprehensive, customized assessments and intelligence services for private sector clients.

Prior to joining CG, Goldener was manager of Global Intelligence and Threat Analysis at The Walt Disney Company. He directed a team of analysts charged with providing business leaders with actionable information on security, geopolitical and socioeconomic risks and trends. While at Disney, Goldener introduced a global travel tracking and threat mitigation program, an annual intelligence tradecraft education initiative and a counterintelligence awareness program for employees traveling to high-threat locations.

In the public sector, Goldener served as an International Security Specialist with the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), a federal advisory committee that is part of the U.S. Department of State. While with OSAC, he covered the Iraq / North Africa and East Asia / Pacific regions. He coordinated between the department and security directors of U.S companies on antiterrorism efforts, surveillance detection and intelligence operations. In January and February 2006, Goldener was stationed in the U.S. Government’s Joint Operations Command Center at the Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy, where he provided daily intelligence briefings and security advisory services to U.S. private sector sponsors and attendees.

Goldener also worked in the Department of State’s Office of War Crimes Issues. He was responsible for covering international war crimes tribunals in The Hague, Rwanda and Cambodia, briefing senior department and military officials on current issues in war crimes prosecutions and responding to Congressional Questions for the Record.

Goldener holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and a Master of Arts degree from the School of International Service at American University. He holds professional certifications in security management from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and from the National Counterterrorism Academy. He served as the inaugural chairman for the Private Sector Intelligence Council.


John G D Grieve

Senior Research Fellow at University of Portsmouth and Professor Emeritus at London Metropolitan University

John Grieve joined the Metropolitan Police in 1966 at Clapham and served as a police officer and detective throughout London, in every role from undercover officer to policy chair, for 37 years. His duties involved the drugs, flying, robbery and murder squads’ senior investigator and also staff officer for sources/intelligence development.   He was also the borough commander at Bethnal Green and head of training at Hendon Police College.

As the first Director of Intelligence for the Metropolitan Police, he directed and managed the 1993-1996 MPS Intelligence Project. He led the Anti-Terrorist Squad as national coordinator during the 1996-1998 bombing campaigns and led the Race and Violent Crime Task Force. In the latter role, he was responsible with others for the creation and development of the Critical Incident and Community Impact models for strategic crisis management. He retired in May 2002.

In 2003, the UK Government appointed him one of four commissioners of the International Independent Monitoring Commission for some aspects of the peace process in Northern Ireland. He served until 2011.

He is a senior research fellow at University of Portsmouth and professor emeritus at London Metropolitan University. He has taught in Europe, USA, Russia, China, Japan, Africa and Australia. He currently chairs the MoJ/HO Independent Advisory Group on Hate Crime and advises a number of policing bodies, including on intelligence matters.

A sampling of his recent publications includes: Thinking about Peace in Conflict. In Counter Terrorism. Edited Pearse J. (in preparation); Navigating the Moral Minefield. Police Leadership and Professional Standards. Chapter in Handbook of Professional Standards Edited MacVean A and Spindler P. (in Press); and Monitoring the Loyalists Paramilitaries in Northern Ireland. Chapter In Mcaulay J.W. and Spencer G. Edited Ulster Loyalism after the Good Friday Agreement.  London. Palgrave Macmillan.



Robert J. Heibel

Founder and Business Developer, Institute for Intelligence Studies, Mercyhurst University

A 25-year veteran of the FBI, Robert J. Heibel served as its deputy chief of counterterrorism. 

In 1992, Heibel founded the award-winning Research/Intelligence Analyst Program at what was then Mercyhurst College. The first four-year college undergraduate program of its kind, it was designed to generate qualified entry-level intelligence analysts for government and the private sector. In 2004, the college established the Institute for Intelligence Studies, which now houses the world’s largest full-time applied intelligence studies undergraduate and graduate programs and the Center for Intelligence Research Analysis and Training (CIRAT); a non-profit designed to exploit open source information.

Heibel has served on the board of directors of several international intelligence and law enforcement associations and is a founder and chairman emeritus of the International Association for Intelligence Education.  In 2001, the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals presented him with its highest recognition, the Meritorious Award, and in 2006 he received a lifetime achievement award for his work in open-source intelligence. In August 2012, Mercyhurst University created the world’s first endowed chair in applied intelligence studies in his name.

Heibel holds a master’s degree from Georgetown University.


Noel Hendrickson

Director, Institute for National Security Analysis, James Madison University

Noel Hendrickson, Ph.D., is associate professor and director of the Intelligence Analysis Program at James Madison University. Launched in 2007, the purpose of the program is to create a new generation of intelligence analysts who can help policymakers understand the dynamics of future global challenges using timeless skills of advanced reasoning (both critical and creative thinking), analytic writing and briefing, technological proficiency and situational understanding. As part of this program, Hendrickson developed and now teaches a series of courses in advanced reasoning methods for intelligence analysis.

Graduates of the program hold intelligence analyst positions with government agencies (including CIA, NSA, DIA, NGA, DEA, DHS and Army Intelligence), defense contractors (including SAIC, Northrop Grumman and Booz Allen Hamilton), and other major international corporations and consulting firms (including KPMG, Deloitte, JP Morgan Chase and Capital One).

Hendrickson also directs the Institute for National Security Analysis, an academic research organization whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver new analytic methods for intelligence and national security. 

However, since 2005, the focus of his work has been developing new approaches to critical thinking (and reasoning in general) to intelligence analysis. In so doing, he has developed a new model of critical thinking specifically for the challenges in intelligence analysis, as well as pioneered a new model of counterfactual reasoning and its use in futures analysis. In the latter two capacities, he has been a frequent speaker at intelligence-related education and training conferences and a professional consultant.

In addition to articles on action theory (within analytic philosophy) and critical thinking (for intelligence analysis), he is the author of Counterfactual Reasoning: A Basic Guide for Analysts, Strategists, and Decision-Makers (Army War College, 2008); a co-author of Rowman and Littlefield's Handbook of Critical Thinking (Rowman and Littlefield, 2008); and a co-author of the forthcoming Digital Logic and Critical Thinking (Pearson Prentice Hall). Finally, he is developing a new work that offers a comprehensive approach to reasoning for intelligence analysts.


Richard J. Kerr

Former Deputy Director for the CIA and Acting Director of Central Intelligence

Richard J. Kerr served at the Central Intelligence Agency for 32 years, concluding his career as Deputy Director for the CIA and Acting Director of Central Intelligence.

He started as an analyst following Soviet forces in Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis, worked in all four CIA directorates, headed several offices and two of the directorates, including the one that produced all finished intelligence. He was awarded the Citizen’s Medal by President George H. W. Bush.

After retiring from the CIA, he headed a small team that assessed intelligence produced prior to the Iraq war at the request of the Secretary of Defense and the Director of Central Intelligence.  He has continued to serve on panels and groups addressing national security issues.  In addition, he served for seven years as the U.S. representative to a commission responsible for monitoring compliance with the Belfast Treaty, a position he was appointed to by the British and Irish governments in 2004.

He now lives in Vero Beach, Fla., with his wife Janice, serves on two corporate boards and is active in writing for a weekly magazine and speaking to local groups on foreign policy. He also is involved in a community project trying to excavate one of the most important Ice Age sites in the Americas.   


Timothy Krysiek

Project Manager, Statoil

Timothy Krysiek is project manager at Statoil, Norway’s publicly owned oil company, focusing on exploration transactions in North America. He is based in Houston.

Previously, Krysiek served as Statoil CEO adviser in Oslo, with a focus on executive communications and speechwriting. He worked as manager of arctic strategy and senior strategy analyst while based in London. Prior to joining Statoil, Krysiek held positions at IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates, the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and Google.

Krysiek’s professional and academic interests lie at the nexus of energy, competitive strategy, corporate finance and international relations. He is a member of the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) and a graduate of the Academy of Competitive Intelligence. He has presented at SCIP annual conferences in North America and Europe.

Krysiek holds a Cross-Continent MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a BA in intelligence studies from Mercyhurst University. As a Marshall Scholar, he studied international affairs in the United Kingdom, earning a MLitt from the University of St. Andrews and an MSc from the University of Oxford.


Richard A. Marquise

Director of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance State and Local Antiterrorism Training (SLATT) program

Richard A. Marquise is the director of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance State and Local Antiterrorism Training (SLATT) program, which provides training to American law enforcement.  He spent more than 31 years as a FBI agent, retiring in 2002 while serving as the special agent in charge of the Oklahoma City Field Office.

During his FBI career, Marquise managed terrorism investigations worldwide and, after the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, he was named to lead the American task force that investigated the attack.  In 2006, after the conviction of one of the perpetrators, he authored a book, Scotbom; Evidence and the Lockerbie Investigation, which is an inside account of the investigation and trial.

Since retiring from the FBI, Marquise has traveled around the world and spoken on the topic of terrorism.  He has assisted the governments of Kenya, Pakistan, Philippines, Serbia and Montenegro in creating and training their terrorist task forces.  He has also trained police officers from more than 30 countries.  He has been a senior adviser to the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism in Oklahoma City and authored a number of articles on the topic of terrorism. 

In addition to serving as the director of SLATT, he instructs police officers in this nationwide program that has trained more than 125,000 officers since its inception in 1996.

Marquise has a BA degree in English from St. Michael’s College in Vermont and a MA from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.


Noirin O'Sullivan

Deputy Commissioner, An Garda Siochana

Noirin O’Sullivan serves as deputy commissioner of An Garda Síochána, the national police service of Ireland, which she joined in 1981. She has nearly 30 years of professional policing experience across a wide range of operational and administrative areas and has worked in multiple police disciplines at both the national and international levels.

During her tenure at An Garda Síochána, she has served with distinction; in 2000, she was promoted to superintendent and served in the Garda College with responsibility for specialist training. She also served as a detective superintendent in the Garda National Drugs Unit. In 2003, she was promoted to chief superintendent and served as detective chief superintendent at the Garda Technical Bureau and also in human resource management.

As she continued her career, she advanced to assistant commissioner in 2007 and served in the Western Region, followed by human resource management. She was appointed assistant commissioner, Crime and Security, in June 2009 before being promoted to deputy commissioner, Operations, in 2011.

O’Sullivan is a graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute (NEI XXXIV) – Executive Leadership Programme designed for Chiefs of Police worldwide (2011). She earned an advanced management diploma (1st Class Hons) – Michael Smurfit School of Business, University College Dublin (2007); Executive Education Programme – Driving Government Performance, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2007); and master of business studies (1st Class Hons), Michael Smurfit School of Business, University College Dublin (2006).

She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), holds a certificate in Strategic HRM Development from the Irish Management Institute (2005), a Bachelor of Arts degree (1st Class Hons), Police Management, University of Limerick (2003); and a diploma in addiction studies, Trinity College Dublin (1992).


Chris Pallaris

Director and Principal Consultant, i-intelligence

Chris Pallaris is director and principal consultant of i-intelligence, a commercial intelligence consultancy based in Zurich, Switzerland, that provides research, training and advisory services to public and private sector organizations in Europe and beyond. 

Previous to this, Pallaris served as executive editor of the International Relations and Security Network (ISN), where he led the development of the organization's news and information services. He has also worked as a freelance journalist and as an analyst in the Disputes, Analysis and Investigations division of PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

In addition to his formal duties, Pallaris is an associate instructor at the Institute for Intelligence Studies at Mercyhurst University. He also teaches on behalf of the ZHAW's School of Management and Law, the Rochester-Bern Executive MBA and at the NATO School in Oberammergau. Further, he serves on the board of the European Open Source Intelligence (EUROSINT) Forum, where he chairs a working group on best practices in intelligence. 

Pallaris has a degree in international history from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an MBA from the Open University. 


Charles R. Twardy, Ph. D.

DAGGRE forecasting project leader, George Mason University ( )

Charles R. Twardy, Ph.D., leads the DAGGRE forecasting project at George Mason University.  DAGGRE combines prediction markets with Bayesian networks to improve group forecasts. It is funded by IARPA's
ACE program. 

Twardy received a dual doctorate in history and philosophy of science and cognitive science from Indiana University. He works on evidence and inference with a special interest in causal models.
He has worked on argument mapping, information-theoretic trajectory clustering, Bayesian modeling to counter-IEDs, Bayesian credibility models for sensors and human sources, information theoretic sensor
selection methods, hierarchical fusion models for image recognition, environmental models, epidemiological models and game-theoretic Bayesian networks. 

Recent publications include a 2009 report to the National Research Council on Bayesian methods for intelligence analysis.

In spare moments, Twardy runs the SARBayes project, applying Bayesian search theory and machine learning to wilderness search and rescue, especially the analysis and prediction of lost-person


John Weinstein

Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer, Retired (Adjunct Faculty, Mercyhurst University)

John Weinstein, a retired Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer with nearly 30 years of experience in the intelligence community, is an adjunct faculty member at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA. 

He joined the Navy in 1984 and served as an intelligence specialist during his entire 20-year career, retiring from Naval service in 2004.  His career provided him experience during the Cold War era as well as the transition to the post-Cold War era.  He served on numerous ships and afloat staffs, including the USS BLUE RIDGE, USS BELLAU WOOD, USS DUBUQUE, USS LA SALLE, USS RAMAGE, Commander Amphibious Group One and Naval Special Warfare Group Four.  His career culminated in a tour of duty supporting Special Forces when he deployed to the Middle East during Operation Iraqi Freedom as part of Naval Special Warfare Task Group – Central. 

Following his military service, Weinstein entered civil service at the Joint Forces Command where he served as the Chief of Targets from 2005-2008.  He was selected to serve on the newly formed United States Africa Command staff as a targeting officer in 2008 and became the Chief of Targets in 2010.  Under his leadership, US Africa Command targeting was established and battle tested during the 2011 Libya crisis.  Weinstein’s team was awarded the Director of National Intelligence Team Award for their successful efforts.

Weinstein received his undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Norfolk State University in 2001 and his graduate degree in International Relations from Oklahoma University in 2011.  He is married to Lynn Weinstein and they live in Grafham, Cambridgeshire, England.


Kristan J. Wheaton

Assistant Professor, Mercyhurst University

Kristan J. Wheaton (Kris) is an associate professor of intelligence studies at Mercyhurst University. His current research interests include the use of games in teaching intelligence analysis and he is the author of “Teaching Strategic Intelligence Through Games” recently published in the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence and featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education and USA Today.

He is the designer of The Mind’s Lie, a tabletop game intended to teach users to identify and mitigate the effects of six cognitive biases; Widget, the card game that lets you play with your words; and is the game developer for Cthulhu vs. The Vikings, a modern interpretation of the ancient game, Hnefetafl. Before and during his service in the U.S. Army, he designed a number of games and simulations, wrote for The Dragon magazine, ran a small games company in the 80s, and successfully modeled and simulated Hungary’s transition from authoritarian rule in 1994.

Wheaton has also written extensively on the theory and practice of modern intelligence and regularly publishes articles in Competitive Intelligence Magazine and the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (IJIC).  In addition to his first book, The Warning Solution:  Intelligent Analysis In The Age Of Information Overload, he is perhaps best known for his widely read weblog on intelligence, Sources And Methods (www.sourcesandmethods.blogspot.com).   

He is a retired Foreign Area Officer with the U.S. Army who specializes in national security matters. He has served as a defense and legal attaché to various U.S. embassies and missions in Europe.  He has also served in various intelligence or intelligence related billets including the S-2 to the 559th Artillery Group in Vicenza, Italy; attaché to the Office of the Legal Counselor in The Hague; and chief of European Analysis at the Directorate of Intelligence, EUCOM, in Stuttgart.  He holds a juris doctorate from the University of South Carolina, an MA (Russian and East European Studies) from Florida State University and a BBA (accounting) from the University of Notre Dame. He is the recipient of the CIA Seal Medallion and the State Department’s Superior Honor Award.


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