2024 DAF Data, Analytics, and AI Forum

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Department of the Air Force Data, Analytics, and AI Forum
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
4000 S. Sandestin Blvd.,
Miramar Beach, FL 32550



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The Department of the Air Force's Chief Data and AI Office and the Office of Studies and Analysis are partnering to host the Data, Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence Forum in Miramar Beach, FL 8-11 of April 2024. This multi-day gathering of the Air Force’s top Data Analytics and AI experts will be a vital opportunity to exhibit use cases, engage in discussions on threat briefs and research, and learn through tutorials and workshops. Abstracts are due on or before Wednesday, 21 February 2024, by 5:00 p.m. ET. Applicants will receive notification of submission status by Friday, 1 March 2024.


Fusion in Flight: Integrating Data, Analytics, and AI to Drive a Modern Air and Space Force

Focus Areas:

  1. Interconnected Innovation: Explore how the combination of data, analytics, and AI has led to innovative solutions in the Air and Space Forces.
  2. Empowering Airmen/Guardians through Integrated Technologies: Discussing how this triad of technology empowers airmen and guardians at all levels, from operators to support, through enhanced situational awareness, predictive insights, and decision support tools.
  3. Efficient Integration for Enhanced Decision-Making: Delving into strategies and best practices for integrating data, analytics, and AI in a way that streamlines processes and enhances the decision-making pipeline.
  4. Operational Impact: Showcasing how the fusion of these technologies impacts various aspects of operations – from logistics and maintenance to combat strategies and training.
  5. Strategy and Future Vision: Offering insights into how this integrated approach will shape the future of the Department of the Air Force, including potential challenges and opportunities on the horizon.
  6. Collaborative Approaches: Highlighting successful collaborations between the military, industry, and academic sectors in driving forward this integrated approach.


Department of the Air Force Data, Analytics, and AI Forum Attire:

  • Civilian: Business Casual
  • Military: Working Uniform or Service Uniform


Parking: Parking is included for attendees staying at hotel. Free self-parking for attendees driving in for the day. $30 valet for any attendees using valet.

Contact Ms. Sarah Madonia at sarah.madonia@mors.org with any registration questions. Contact DAF.Data.AIForum@us.af.mil with any event questions.



The event will kickoff around Noon on Monday with Tutorials/workshops, Tues/Wed will be all day with keynotes and breakout sessions, and Thursday will be more breakouts and end at noon.

Social Event

All attendees are welcomed to attend the Social Event!


Tuesday, 9 April
1630 - 1830
Hilton Sandestin Sunset Deck


with support from Accenture Federal Services


Ms. Tara Murphy Dougherty
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Tara Murphy Dougherty is the CEO of Govini. Prior to this, she served as Govini’s President, where she led strategy and growth and oversaw Govini’s work with all federal clients. She has held leadership positions in technology across industry, government, and nonprofit sectors, including at Palantir Technologies, and she served as chief of staff for Global Strategic Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, among other senior roles. Read More

Hon. Kristyn E. Jones
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Kristyn E. Jones is Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. She is responsible for the affairs of the Department of the Air Force, comprised of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force, to include organizing, training, and equipping Air and Space Forces and for the welfare of approximately 700,000 active duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian Airmen and Guardians and their families serving around the world. As the Under Secretary, she oversees the department’s annual budget of more than $205 billion and directs strategy and policy development, risk management, weapons acquisition, technology investments and human resource management across a global enterprise. Read More

Mr. Kian Katanforoosh
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Kian Katanforoosh is the CEO and co-founder of Workera.ai, the skills intelligence platform redefining how enterprises understand, develop, and mobilize talent. The company empowers organizations to stay ahead by unlocking the skills data needed to drive innovation and data-driven talent strategies across upskilling, talent acquisition, talent mobility, and coaching and mentoring. Read More

Gen. James C. "Jim" Slife
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Gen. Jim Slife serves as the Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Virginia. As Vice Chief, he guides the Air Staff and serves as a member of the Joint Requirements Oversight Council. He assists the Chief of Staff with organizing, training and equipping 689,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. Read More

Mr. Ryan Swann
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Ryan Swann is Vanguard’s Chief Data Analytics Officer and principal. In this role, he oversees the strategic use of data and analytics across the firm. This includes, but not limited to, managing the entire data lifecycle and improving business outcomes by leveraging analytics, AI/ML, and Data Science. Additionally, Ryan is an innovator, entrepreneur, and investor focused on the data/AI/ML, cybersecurity, blockchain, and sustainability spaces. Read More


Presenters - Upload your presentation HERE by 27 March.

Potential subject areas for consideration:

  • Data Fabric,
  • Computer Vision
  • Deep Neural Networks
  • AI Natural Language Processing
  • Threat Intelligence Briefings
  • JADC2
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Data Capacity Building
  • Computer Vision
  • Deep Learning
  • Quantum
  • Data Collection
  • Information Sharing
  • Automation
  • Vulnerabilities of AI Systems
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Labeling/Cataloging
  • Analysis
  • Operations Research

All abstracts must be submitted as unclassified and 500 words or less without images or videos. To submit an abstract, visit the Presenter Center or select the button above. Abstracts should be distribution level A. There will be no classified sessions at the Forum this year.

Submission And Format Guidelines 

  • Abstracts are due on or before Wednesday, 21 February 2024, by 5:00 p.m. ET.
  • The presentations need to be submitted by March 22nd.
  • Abstracts should demonstrate the innovative research and contain an introduction and conclusion section. 
  • Abstracts will be published as submitted. No copy-editing will be provided. Submitters are responsible for thoroughly reviewing their submissions and ensuring accuracy before submission. 
  • Abstracts should be distribution level A.
  • Abstract submissions will be evaluated on their relevance to the DoD Data, AI, and Analytics community and clarity of exposition. They must be received via email by Wednesday, 21 February 2024, by 5:00 p.m. ET. No exceptions will be allowed.

* Applicants will receive notification of submission status by Friday, 1 March 2024. 

Call for Tutorials and Workshops

As part of this year's Forum, we will be hosting several tutorials and workshops. These provide a unique opportunity to share information in a more engaging way. If you are interested in teaching a tutorial or presenting at the workshop, we are now accepting submissions. Each submission must include the following information:


  • Title
  • Presenters/Authors
  • Abstract
  • Length of the tutorial/workshop
    • Note: These can run anywhere from 25 min to 1 hour
  • Level of the tutorial/workshop (i.e., introductory, advanced, etc.)
  • Description and outline

Command PE MAJCOM Competition

Interested in competing in an intense and engaging team based wargaming competition? Think your team or MAJCOM has what it takes to own the crown for Air Dominance? Let us know you are interested when registering for the conference!

While registering, please select your interest and choose your MAJCOM to be entered into the competition.

You do not need a team right away nor do you need experience in wargaming or simulation software. Everything will be taught and there will folks on hand to help. Just bring your strategy, intellect, and desire to compete against your fellow Airmen and Guardians!

More information about the competition will be posted as we move closer to the event date. Those registered as interested will receive email updates on how to compete and form teams. Indicating interest does not commit you to compete. Competition will have limited interference with attendees ability to attend sessions/keynotes, and present if you are a briefer.

Exhibitor Prospectus


This forum will feature subject matter experts who will share their vast knowledge of data, AI and analytics as a part of an effort to support initiatives like the Department of Defense’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control and the Air Force’s Advanced Battle Management System to respond to a critical need, connecting sensors with shooters across all services in all domains.

Connect with over 1,000 top level decision makers in the data, analytics, and AI community.

Exhibitor registration is now closed. However, if you are still interested in exhibiting, please contact kmiller@mors.org.


Shipping Information:

Exhibitor Shipping information can be accessed in the PDF below


Please contact Ms. Katherine Miller at kmiller@mors.org for exhibiting questions.

Price (per exhibitor package):

  • MORS Partner: $2,000
  • Non-MORS Partner Industry: $3,500
  • Military/Government* Exhibitor Only: $1,500

*All military/government space must be approved by Katherine Miller, Director of Partner Relations, kmiller@mors.org to qualify for the military/government rate. The contracting group must have a .mil or .gov in their email address to qualify.



  • One 6ft Booth/Table
  • Two Chairs
  • Electricity/Power for Laptops
  • Carpeted exhibiting area
  • Two vendor representative registrations per booth


Networking Events:

Networking events will be organized throughout the event. If you would like to showcase your company brand and host the popular networking social event, please email Ms. Katherine Miller at kmiller@mors.org. Customized sponsorships are also available to meet a variety of branding, outreach, and marketing objectives.

Participating Exhibitors:

Logo of AI Squared
Logo of Alteryx
Logo of AnalyticsHQ
Logo of CloudEra
Logo of Coursera
Logo of Databricks
Logo of Datacamp
Logo of Data Iku
Logo of DataRobot
Logo of Digital University
Logo of Domino AI
Logo of Govini
Logo of Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Logo of Immuta
Logo of Lilt
Logo of MicroStrategy
Logo of Pryon
Logo of Qlik
Logo of Survice Engineering Company
Logo of Tableau
Logo of Weight and Biases
Logo of Workera
Logo of Yurts AI


Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

4000 S. Sandestin Blvd., Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Phone: (850) 267-9500


MORS Hotel Room Blocks:

*Please note that a Government ID will be required at check-in


TO EDIT YOUR HOTEL STAY: Be sure to look at the dates section towards the top of the page (Click “EDIT STAY”) to change the default dates to your arrival/departure dates before moving to the next page.

PLEASE NOTE: The hotel will charge the one night room and tax deposit on March 22, which is 14 days prior to the arrival date and within the 14 day cancellation window for the guest rooms.

Deadline to reserve: 20 March 2024

If you receive a message that the MORS room block is full, please contact Amanda Buckler at  amanda.buckler@mors.org.




07 Apr Registration Closes
10 Apr Agenda Complete and Posted
14 Apr Final Presentations Due
24-27 Apr DAAF Conference


The 2022 Department of the Air Force Analytical Awards will be presented on Wednesday, 25 April at 1700. The following awards recognize individuals and teams for their outstanding performance and analytic excellence in Operations Research based studies, analyses, and assessments in support of the Department of the Air Force mission:

  • Lieutenant General Glenn A. Kent Leadership Award (GO and SES only)
  • Dr. Jacqueline R. Henningsen Analyst Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Department of the Air Force Field Grade Officer Analyst of the Year
  • Department of the Air Force Company Grade Officer Analyst of the Year
  • Department of the Air Force Senior Civilian Analyst of the Year
  • Department of the Air Force Journeyman Civilian Analyst of the Year
  • Department of the Air Force Analytic Team of the Year
  • Outstanding Junior Analyst Award (Civilian, Officer, and Enlisted categories)
  • Combat Analyst Award
  • Analytic Innovation Award
  • Analytic Excellence Award
  • Department of the Air Force Non-Commissioned Officer Analyst of the Year
  • Department of the Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Analyst of the Year


Employer Early
Lunch Option
U.S. Military/Government/DoD Employees MORS Member & Non-MORS Member $250 $300 $350 $100
All Others MORS Member $450 $550 $650 Included
All Others Non-MORS Member $550 $650 $750 Included

Invoices are due by 29 March. The deadline to receive a full registration refund is 29 March. Beginning 30 March, no refunds will be given.

Contact Ms. Sarah Madonia at sarah.madonia@mors.org with any registration questions.