The Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers takes great pleasure in inviting you to participate in the 26th AIPIO intelligence conference and exhibition, Intelligence 2017, at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart on 22-24 August 2017. The conference and exhibition will bring together intelligence professionals from around Australia, the region and further afield and affords the opportunity to establish new contacts, network with peers and share insights into today’s topics, trends and innovations in the National Intelligence Community market.

The AIPIO annual conference and exhibition has been conducted continuously since our establishment in 1991. AIPIO (www.aipio.asn.au) is the peak representative body for intelligence practitioners in Australia. Our goal is to establish and promote intelligence as a widely recognised profession in Australia, and our membership is drawn from a wide range of fields including government, national security, the armed forces, law enforcement, business, academia, the media, information technology and information service providers. 

Intelligence 2017 is to be conducted under Chatham House rules and will be centred on the theme 'Breaking Down the Barriers' in Intelligence. The conference will feature a multi-streamed series of sessions and workshops designed to deliver a comprehensive professional development experience and will also include a trade exhibition and professional demonstrations.

The conference program will incorporate subthemes including:

Effective Engagement

In the information age, our practices remain human centred, relying on human relationships to ensure the right insights flow to the right people at the right time. However, we must become more anticipatory and collaborative in our approaches so that our social systems can keep pace with our technical systems. 

Technological Enablement

New intelligence systems and capabilities must be integrated to provide a ‘single pane of glass’ view of the operating environment, rather than proliferate silos. Promising technologies include collaboration tools, analytics, visualisation, and cognitive computing. 

Innovative Practices

We must leverage extensive technological enablement of intelligence to help us move away from familiar ways of working so as to be able to see, think, and act differently in the world. We can improve productivity by handling numerous forms of data across multiple lines of inquiry while linking different pieces of related information.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities for Intelligence 2017 are now finalised. Please download a copy of the Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus here or contact Conference Organiser, Sue Ryman-Kiernan to discuss tailored options:

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Annual Awards Scheme

Download the nomination form.

Key Dates

Tuesday 22 August 2017
Annual Awards Presentation & Welcome Reception

Wednesday 23 August 2017
Conference Day 1
AIPIO Conference Dinner 

Thursday 24 August 2017
Conference Day 2

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