Swissintell Webinar 28.06.2021 – AI methods for Competitive Intelligence in Switzerland with Richard Lemaire

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18 minutes, this is the time Netflix users spend to choose a movie. 11 minutes, this is the time to do an average search on google. Growth of information availability is diluting the revelant information we are looking for. However, intelligence needs for decision makers are dramatic in an ever shifting blue ocean. Fact is, competitive intelligence needs are unique on per user basis. Furthermore the existing intelligence professional tools require an expert to master them.

The objective of this presentation is to show how we (1) embedded AI to tackle the issue of bringing in-the-target information for each one of our users and (2) optimize UX to place end-user in the center of its intelligence harvesting. NiiWaa’s capabality stem from the linking of 3 technological bricks (AI, User interface, web scrapping) used independantly by alternate intelligence platforms. An interactive-educational loop direclty is owned by information end-user enables our alogrithm to tune its search case by case. This method allows extension of research range (by validating or infirming words newly identified) whilst narrowing down the final results : relevant information. This session will be articulated around a tool-demonstration on a actual topic.

This Webinar will be presented by Richard Lemaire, CEO of Aprobase and founder of the NiiWaa solution, Richard is an Entrepreneur, an innovation actor and discovery enthousiast. After years of use of Aprobase’s services he takes over the company in 2015 and immediately starts the processes’ digitalization. Through his years as intelligence specialist he witnesses the lack of direct intelligence solutions for decision makers : market available solutions need to be operated by intelligence specialists. He translates his beliefs of the intelligence unicity needs into NiiWaa, an in-house algorithm that he is now pushing to the market.

Throughout his career he patented 2 inventions and created another company. On-the-field actor, he held several positions in the States, Canada and Western Africa in the mining and energy sector. Human-oriented, he supports NGOs and takes part in other human entreprises. He is also a former board member of Swissintell.

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GENEVA EVENT – Le SRC : première ligne de défense de la Suisse @GCSP EVENEMENT REPORTE FIN 2021 !

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Le Service de Renseignement de la Confédération (SRC) : première ligne de défense de la Suisse. Conférence d’exception limitée à 80 participants, sur inscription uniquement. Avec la participation de:

Programme :

  • 18h00 – Accueil des participants
  • 18h30 – Conférences et table ronde
  • 20h00 – Cocktail et réseautage

Plan d’accès à la conférence: GCSP, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2D, 1211 Genève

Pour aller plus loin, téléchargez:

Rapport de situation du Service de renseignement de la Confédération – La sécurité de la Suisse 2021 (FR)

Situation Report of the Federal Intelligence Service – Switzerland’s security 2021 (EN)

Lagebericht des Nachrichtendienstes des Bundes – Sicherheit Schweiz 2021 (DE)

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DEFTECH-SCAN June 2021

This DEFTECH SCAN reports on and assesses occurrences in military technology and capability development taking place from late March through late May. It contains reporting on recent activities and announcements in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Estonia, France, Russia, China, South Korea, Israel, Turkey, and Australia. It also covers multiple NATO activities and includes general commentary on developments related to emerging capabilities such as cognitive electronic warfare and drone swarms.

As with the March volume—and all DEFTECH SCANS moving forward—where appropriate this report emphasises the intersection between defence and security activity and the coronavirus pandemic.

Resilience: More fundamentally, the report has a strong focus on how militaries and security communities are improving resilience against an expanding set of challenges. The emphasis on resilience cuts across most sections of this report, including descriptions and analysis of:
• An effort to build more rugged stealthy materials to optimize performance in harsh conditions;
• The vulnerability to cyber-attacks of both industry and infrastructure in different countries and of the efforts to build resilience to these increasingly prevalent and damaging attacks;
• Plans to build proliferated space architectures of small satellites in part designed to enhance resilience of crucial space-based capabilities.

Other key themes and insights from the report include:

Key Events: The reporting period saw several significant events that demonstrate the role emerging defence technologies and activity in the cyber and space domain and the electromagnetic spectrum are playing in shaping the future of conflict and prioritised military capabilities. Four events stand out:
• The role of Israel’s Iron Dome short-range missile defence system played in the 11-day Israel Hamas conflict in May;
• An increase in cyber-attacks against both industry and critical infrastructure, including a ransomware attack against oil pipelines in the United States that led to a run on gas across much of the East Coast of the U.S;
• The U.S. Army awarding a $22 billion dollar contract to Microsoft for 120,000 augmented reality headsets that will drive the technology forward for both military and commercial applications;
• The release of UN report that confirmed the first known use of a lethal autonomous weapons system against humans during the conflict in Libya in 2020.

Meeting Novel Threats: Enhancing Collaboration and Flexibility: This reporting period once again demonstrates the need for collaboration—between civilian government and militaries, between national governments, and between militaries and academia and industry—to meet the threats facing defence and security communities.

The reporting period also highlighted the emerging need for militaries to develop flexible and layered solutions that can reduce risk and ensure operational efficacy in different contexts and operational environments. For example, militaries are devising multiple new technologies and operational concepts to intercept small uncrewed aerial systems, including techniques designed to bring down these systems with little to no collateral damage in populated areas in addition to kinetic means of destroying drones. Similarly, multiple exercises in the reporting period demonstrated the mission flexibility of uncrewed ground vehicles (UGV) and the ability of some UGVs to serve in multiple supporting functions depending on the situation with only limited modifications.

Source : DEFTECH

Rapport 2020 de l’Autorité de surveillance indépendant des activités de renseignement

L’Autorité de surveillance indépendante AS-Rens surveille les activités de renseignement du Service de renseignement de la Confédération, du Service de renseignement de l’armée, des organes cantonaux d’exécution, ainsi que des autres entités et des tiers mandatés. Elle veille à la légalité, à l’adéquation et à l’efficacité des activités de renseignement. Elle coordonne son activité avec d’autres autorités de surveillance de la Confédération et des cantons. Indépendante, elle n’est pas liée par des instructions.

En 2020, l’Autorité de surveillance indépendante des activités de renseignement (AS-Rens) a mené 17 inspections, sur la base desquelles elle a émis 55 recommandations. Dans le cadre de l’enquête sur l’affaire Crypto AG, elle a procédé à des inspections inopinées dans les archives du Service de renseignement de la Confédération (SRC) afin d’avoir une image claire des lieux et de leur contenu.

Les inspections ont été constructives. Le SRC a aussi démontré une bonne capacité à faire son autocritique. Dans de nombreux domaines, les recommandations de l’AS-Rens ont provoqué des changements dont la nécessité avait déjà été reconnue en interne, au moins en partie.

The OA-IA Annual Report 2020 is now also available also in English! Have a look at https://lnkd.in/dEeKabM

Source et rapport : admin.ch