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Global Big Data Defence Summit 2017
Global Big Data Defence Summit 2017 25/05/2017
Has Tech Outgrown the Industry?

Graham Porter, EMEA Director of Surveillance and Security at DellEMC shares some insights on the role of analytics in the defence sector.

1. If you were a soldier in the field, what sort of analytics are most important to you?

In the field, accuracy matters but speed matters most. Get to the action first with the most was the by-word of Schwarzkopf’s ‘shock-&-awe’. It has been that way since studies of the American Civil War. Military operatives used to rely on ‘line of sight’; historically, battle field data has come through a journey of Balloons, Spotter-planes and Satellites….but the new battle field is a data-rich environment, seeing in many spectrums and analyzing the data in real time from fast storage, analytics and predictive applications.

The modern trend is to deliver analytics not simply from cameras, but from multi-waveband sensor analysis (capable to ID concealed weapons on persons of interest, otherwise appearing to be unarmed in naked sight). So the most important analytic feature is accuracy with minimal false reads, but FAST in delivery.

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