Nigel Elkan

Nigel Elkan

Nigel Elkan is VP of Business Development for Knowledge Vector International LLC, Cary, NC; 919-569-5258.

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Extracting Intelligence from Sensor Data

Whether the issue is global security or campus safety, our responsibility is to correlate the available information, identify the risks, and respond accordingly. We have the data. We have the sensors. Data are being captured, whether through simple devices (such as RFID tags, GPS devices, or door sensors) or devices capturing raw data that is then parsed by an intelligence engine (such as recognizing a face, or a torpedo, or certain words in a conversation). The transformation of these data into actionable intelligence requires that we recognize the significance of individual or correlated events and ensure that the appropriate escalation and responders are informed. The key to "connecting the dots" is the ability to recognize and leverage the correlation of real-time sensor events with appropriate intelligence knowledge bases.