AIPIO Intelligence Conference

AIPIO Intelligence Conference 2021


The AIPIO Intelligence Conference 2021 theme will be ‘The Evolving Intelligence Landscape’, with four sub-themes – business, criminal, regulatory, and security – each representing established and emerging domains of practice across the intelligence landscape. New domains of intelligence practice – which enhance the national intelligence enterprise – should be driven by the adoption of intelligence-led approaches to deal with novel challenges in complex operating environments. These new domains of intelligence practice are following different capability development pathways differentiated by mandates, methods, terminology, technological enablement, oversight and level of professionalization.

The AIPIO Intelligence Conference 2021 will explore these points of differentiation across the evolving intelligence landscape, reflecting on the broader development of the intelligence profession in Australia from its traditional roots in national security and cultural impediments hampered by tradition. The conference will address ‘where we have come from,’ ‘where we are now’, and ‘where we are heading’ as a national intelligence enterprise. For example, we are already seeing new intelligence career opportunities for prospective and experienced professionals across the evolving intelligence landscape. Intelligence 2021 offers a trusted and collaborative environment – both physical and virtual – to network and share these insights for mutual benefit.


In the wake of COVID-19, businesses are facing a prolonged period of uncertainty, challenging economic conditions, seismic geopolitical shifts, climate change, and societal fragility. Often subtle changes from internal and external developments can be amplified under conditions of high uncertainty, resulting in disproportionate downside consequences as well as exposing broader opportunities. Business intelligence involves fusing both quantitative and qualitative data for informing, developing, and executing strategy in more inclusive, dynamic, creative, and experimental ways.


The growing sophistication and societal impact of criminality demands new approaches from law enforcement. Policing agencies are embracing evidence-based practices, and a shift to anticipation, disruption, prevention and monitoring crime to reduce the impact of criminal activities on our communities. Criminal intelligence involves informing more anticipatory law enforcement practices – with new tools such as data analytics – to shape the criminal environment by quickly finding and acting on key leverage points.


Organizations are experiencing unprecedented volumes of regulatory change and complexity. The expansion of regulatory oversight and obligations requires deliberate monitoring of the current regulatory environment. Regulatory intelligence involves gathering, analyzing, and reporting relevant regulatory intelligence data across all sectors to improve decision-making, better understand and address risks, reduce harm, and improve regulatory outcomes in an environment of continuous improvement.


Today’s more complex security concerns outstrip the capacity of a traditional ‘gates and guards’ approach. The growth in boundary-less organizations, disinformation campaigns through social media, and multi-dimensional threats to global supply chains requires organizations to anticipate insecurity on a global basis. Security intelligence involves helping organizations navigate the high level of uncertainty being channelled into decision making.

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Feb 21 - 25 2022


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