RFUN 2012 Conference Wrap Up

October 18, 2012 • Chris

Drew Conway at RFUN 2012

Earlier this week, we hosted the first ever Recorded Future User Network (RFUN) conference at the Newseum in Washington, DC with more than 50 customers and friends joining us from around the world. A huge thank you from Recorded Future to everyone that attended and made the event so memorable! The day included:

  • discussions led by guest speakers Dr. Jarret Brachman, who expounded on the power of harnessing the open source for intelligence research, and Drew Conway, who talked the room through the joys, challenges, and power of data science.
  • user presentations from sharing work at the Department of Defense, Sandia National Laboratories, Procter & Gamble, and Thermopylae Sciences & Technology representing SOUTHCOM.
  • a review of the latest Recorded Future product developments and research plus a preview of yet to be released features for our next generation user interface.

Video highlights are forthcoming, but in the meantime you can read two excellent reviews of the event as well as a few more pictures below.

Debrief from the 2012 Recorded Future User Network Conference:

Bob Gourley from CTOvision

On The Ambiance: The event was packed. Standing room only. And it was packed with the right kinds of people. Government and Industry thought leaders, analysts and data scientists with real world responsibilities came together for a day of fast-paced sharing and interactions. It would be impossible to give justice to the many sidebar conversations: but they were all meaty and interesting since frequently the conversations were between people serving vastly different missions but sharing common needs for more insight on the world around them… Read more

Harnessing Intelligence at the Speed and Scale of the Web:

Fred Destin from Atlas Venture

So conceptually Recorded Future is about a simple concept : horizon scanning at the scale of the web. If knowledge management is about analyzing history and trying to derive rules for the future, Recorded Future is about connecting the dots of a fast moving present and uncertain future… Read more


Dr. Melissa Flagg presenting at RFUN 2012
CEO Christopher Ahlberg in post-RFUN Discussion
Dr. Jarret Brachman and Munish Puri at RFUN 2012

We’d love to hear what people’s favorite moments were and what we could do for an even more exciting event next year!

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