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May 21, 2024

Spotlight on OSINT Live: A Closer Look at Our Sessions and Speakers

The countdown to OSINT Live has begun! The Skopenow team is excited to present an unparalleled roster of sessions and speakers on October 5, from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM ET. Explore the future of OSINT with industry-leading experts as they share insights on the latest tools, innovative techniques, applications, and intriguing case studies.

Want to know what's in store? We've curated a sneak preview of the day's agenda below. And if you haven't yet secured your spot, don't wait—click here to register and be part of this important event.


09:10 AM - 010:00 AM
Open-Source Investigations Come of Age

Presenter: Eliot Higgins, Founder of Bellingcat

Open-source intelligence (OSINT) has the power to shed light on dynamic geopolitical events, wars, and even natural catastrophes through the lens of those directly affected. This invaluable perspective has revolutionized conflict reporting, offering journalists, governments, researchers, and other key stakeholders a new understanding of warfare narratives. In this session, Eliot will use the conflict in Ukraine as a backdrop to explain the influential role of open-source investigations in conflict reporting.

10:10 AM - 11:00 AM
Surveillance Art, Dying Phones, and Fake Likes

Presenter: Dries Depoorter, Artist

In this novel session, Dries Depoorter plans to guide attendees through his avant-garde projects, many of which ingeniously exploit open camera data. Highlighting creations like "The Flemish Scrollers" and "The Follower," Dries will uncover the technology and intention behind his art. Attendees will also get a glimpse into “Jaywalking,” an installation that employs live webcams to identify jaywalkers, confronting visitors with the thought provoking questions and issues related to reporting them. Dries will further explore "Die With Me" and its profound commentary on our collective digital tethering. As he persistently blurs the boundaries between art and technology, Dries challenges us to truly contemplate the implications of the digital era and our place within this vast matrix.

11:10 AM - 12:00 PM
Supercharging People Investigations with the Right OSINT Strategy

Presenter: Ritu Gill, Founder of OSINT Techniques

In the ever-evolving realm of OSINT, staying up to date on the newest tools and techniques is both imperative and demanding. Regardless of experience, investigators must perpetually refine their skills to stay ahead in the intricate game of digital intelligence. In her session, Ritu will redefine the approach to intelligence gathering. By unveiling a wealth of cutting-edge OSINT tools and methods designed for in-depth online individual investigations, Ritu ensures that attendees will leave with a revamped and more potent toolkit.

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM
Pivoting OSINT: Demonstrating the Value of Expert Research

Presenter: Cynthia Hetherington, Founder of the OSMOSIS Institute

In an age where a simple question can yield instant answers, this begs the question: what sets an OSINT practitioner apart? Cynthia's session is poised to analyze and deconstruct this very question by moving beyond the fleeting allure of OSINT and focusing on its tangible, problem-solving capabilities. Cynthia will emphasize the indispensability of analysts in this tech-dominated landscape. The crux? Demonstrating a unique value proposition to clients and ensuring we don't just ride the tech wave but harness it to achieve real outcomes and results.

1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
Why Accuracy and Knowledge Still Beat AI

Presenter: Skip Schiphorst, OSINT Instructor at i-Intelligence

In the vast world of OSINT, the challenge isn't just about data collection, but also the ability to interpret multilingual data. This ability to decipher and understand non-English sources can be a game-changer, but many investigators find it daunting. Skip's session aims to demystify this process. By diving deep into the essentials of foreign language research, Skip will shed light on how to enhance your multilingual research capabilities and seamlessly navigate online linguistic barriers.

OSINT Live is a complimentary full-day training and educational event set to take place on October 5th, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM ET.