Event Report CORRECTED LINKS: Responding to Real Time Information, Open Systems and the Obama IT Vision [Google-Microsoft Meld]

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Somat Engineering (8A)  CHANGE 2010: Responding to Real Time Information, Open Systems and the Obama IT Vision
Somat Engineering (8A) CHANGE 2010: Responding to Real Time Information, Open Systems and the Obama IT Vision

EVENT REPORT: Have you been wondered just how we are going to implement M4IS2* and add to it Real-Time-Processing (RTP) and Near-Real-Time Processing (NRTP)?  This event introduced to the Washington, D.C. environment, for the first time, the concept of operations and related technologies that will allow Google and Microsoft to play well together within any existing desktop analytic environment that relies on Microsoft for the operating system and functionalities, but needs to or wants to rely on Google for everything else.  This was the first of a quarterly series of briefings organized and moderated by Stephen E. Arnold, the behind-the-scenes architect of FirstGov (now Gov.USA), and author of the three definitive analytic studies of Google as well as multiple studies of Microsoft.

OSS.Net, Real-Time Information (RTI): Injecting Now Information into Decision Systems
OSS.Net, Real-Time Information (RTI): Injecting Now Information into Decision Systems

* Multinational, Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information-Sharing & Sense-Making.  Precursor to the United Nations Open-Source Decision-Support Information Network (UNODIN).

Click on Gorilla to see three briefs in one document with notes, as delivered less several proprietary slides, on 23 September 2009 at the National Press Club. Ram Ramanujam, President of Somat Engineering, and Mark Crawford, Project Manager for Somat Engineering, were also present.  The Washington office of this 8A ICT firm is managed by Arpan Patel.

Adhere Solutions, Leveraging Google for Information Integration and Openness
Adhere Solutions, Leveraging Google for Information Integration and Openness

All briefings can be read in Notes format for selected planned words intended to accompany most slides.

Below are biographies of the four principals.


Stephen E. Arnold
Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold is an independent consultant. He’s the author of The Google Legacy: How Search Became the New Application Platform, the first three editions of the Enterprise Search Report, and Google Version 2.0: The Calculating Predator. His work has been distributed by Bear Stearns and Outsell Inc. This information is based on research for this forthcoming study, Beyond Search: What to Do When Your Search System Doesn’t Work, Gilbane Group, 2008. His Web site is www.arnoldit.com.

Search panacea or ploy:
Can collective intelligence
improve findability?

His latest book, Google: The Digital Gutenberg, completes the trilogy for those wishing to surf Google rather than be over-taken by the Google tsunami.  At the link in the book title is a chapter, also linked here, “Knowledge and Dataspaces,” that is rocketing around the U.S. Government via word of mouth.


Jim Orris
Jim Orris

Jim Orris is Vice President and co-founder of Adhere Solutions, a leading Google Enterprise consulting and integration firm. For over 15 years he has helped both, private and public sector organizations benefit from the use of innovative technologies in the areas of information management, information access and group collaboration. Immediately prior to starting Adhere Solutions Jim was with Vivisimo Inc. where he led the enterprise search company's growth in the the Federal government. Prior to that he held several positions in Management and Business Development with Expert Choice Inc. and Edmunds. In 2006 Jim was named to the “Federal 100” by Federal Computer Week magazine as someone who significantly influenced how the Federal government uses or buys information technology.

Arpan R. Patel
Arpan R. Patel

Arpan Patel is Director of Somat Engineering, Inc’s Information Engineering practice in Washington, DC.  Mr. Patel has over 17 years of technology, financial advisory and operations experience.  He began his career as an investment banker at leading firms including Lehman Brothers, Lazard Frères, Wasserstein Perella and Credit Suisse First Boston, advising leading corporations and financial buyers on complex financings and M&A transactions exceeding $5 billion.  In recent years, he has gained significant operational experience and insight as a technology and financial services entrepreneur.  He previously cofounded eFrontiers, a pioneering online asset management platform for institutional investors, and Plans365, a recognized developer of online personal finance and collaboration solutions.  Mr. Patel holds a BA in economics from The Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from The University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.

Robert David STEELE Vivas
Robert David STEELE Vivas

Robert David STEELE Vivas is a former Marine Corps infantry officer and then a CIA clandestine case officer (spy) against extremist targets including terrorist groups; the senior civilian founder of the Marine Corps Intelligence Center; author of On Intelligence: Spies and Secrecy in an Open World and other seminal works relevant to commercial and civil society decision-support; and the number one non-fiction reviewer at Amazon.com. Within CIA and then from the Marine Corps he was a member of the national-level Information Handling Committee and a founding member of the Advanced Processing and Analysis Steering Group (AIPASG).  He designed the first all-source fusion workstation project winning the Joint National Intelligence Development Staff (JNIDS) contest in 1989, but an Admiral over-ruled the win and insisted on an anti-submarine project instead.  As CEO of OSS.Net, Inc. Steele has worked with the U.S. Special Operations Command and other regional commands; with the Department of State, the United Nations, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with EUROPOL, INTERPOL, and Scotland Yard; and with over 7,500 mid-career officers from across 40 countries attracted to his annual training conferences on real-world intelligence and multinational information sharing and sense-making.  Especially pertinent books for this particular event are:

THE NEW CRAFT OF INTELLIGENCE: Personal, Public & Political (2002)

INFORMATION OPERATIONS: All Information, All Languages, All the Time (2006)

THE SMART NATION ACT: Public Intelligence in the Public Interest (2006)

UPDATE OF 15 September 2009: The following press release is provided for information.

Change 2010: Responding to Real Time Information, Open Systems and the Obama IT Vision

September 14, 2009, Washington, DC –“The Obama administration's push towards transparency and more open government means that Federal information technology managers need to explore more open systems,” said Arpan Patel, Director of Somat Engineering's Information Engineering practice.  “There is a compelling need to understand the differences and bridge the gaps between traditional methods of information management and the increasingly fast propagation of open methods.”

Somat Engineering, the company that builds engineering solutions worldwide, is holding a special, limited attendance briefing, Change 2010: Responding to Real Time Information, Open Systems and the Obama IT Vision, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on September 23, 2009, at 9am.

TO:                     All News Media Outlets Calendar Announcement (please list in published event listings and add to your assignment calendar)
WHAT:                   Change 2010: Responding to Real Time Information, Open Systems and the Obama IT Vision
WHEN:                           9 am September 23, 2009
WHERE:                          National Press Club, Washington DC
CONTACT:                Bob Miko, Pacific Dialogue Trade Show Bureau, Tel: 203-378-2803, Cell: 203-829-5613, E-mail: bmiko@pacificdialogue.com
GENERAL REGISTRATION:   Go to http://bit.ly/ObamaITVisionBriefing.
MEDIA REGISTRATION:     For complimentary media registration, go to http://www.pacificdialogue.com/pd2008_preg.htm (not for publication)

This briefing features three presentations from experts that will provide a road map for tapping real time information and controlling information costs.  The approach: innovative engineering and new features of open source, Google and Microsoft systems.

The first segment is “Open Systems and Existing Architectures: Engineering to Control Costs and Enabling Dataspaces.” Arpan Patel, director of Somat's information engineering practice in DC, will discuss the basics of quantifying the costs and time required for system integration.   The presentation will feature Somat's TechCrunch50 recognized collaboration software Ripply, which uses dataspace technology to eliminate the “where is that latest document/message/response problem” that most organizations and working groups face.  For more information about Somat, visit http://tech.somateng.com<http://tech.somateng.com/>.

The second segment is “Real Time Information: Injecting Now Information into Decision Systems.”  Robert Steele, CEO of OSS Inc. and founder of the Marine Corps Intelligence Center, as well as creator of the global expeditionary analysis analytic model, will connect the dots between internal knowledge management, external social networking grids such as Facebook and Twitter, external offline information and non-English information, as well as the creation of Organizational Intelligence, or access to and exploitation of All Information in All Languages All the Time, the title of his third book.  Mr. Steele will map four steps to “build a bridge” between these information sources.  For more information about Mr. Steele, visit http://www.tinyurl.com/RDSTEELE.

Jim Orris, director of Adhere Solutions, the Google partner responsible for US Federal government sales, will review Google's solutions for information integration and crafting more open solutions using Google's platform and Web services to hook into traditional systems using Google compatible connectors and software.  More information about Adhere Solutions is available at http://www.adheresolutions.com<http://www.adheresolutions.com/>.

An open-floor question and answer session will be moderated by Stephen E. Arnold, a recognized expert on online systems and information processing, and author of Google: The Digital Gutenberg, published in July, 2009, by Infonortics.com in Tetbury, Glos.

The event is hosted by Ram Ramanujam, President of Somat Engineering, an award winning, 8(a) technical services firm, headquartered in Detroit, MI, with offices in the US and abroad.

The formal 60 minute program will deliver actionable information for all organizations. The program begins at 9:30 am with coffee and tea.  Registration is $25.  Registrations are accepted at http://bit.ly/ObamaITVisionBriefing.

Members of the media may attend without charge.  Please contact Bob Miko at Pacific Dialogue (203-829-5613 or bmiko@pacificdialogue.com<mailto:bmiko@pacificdialogue.com>) for more information.

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