The increasing scale, speed, and complexity of large-scale datasets, or ‘big data’, has significant implications for national security. Big data and the technologies that rely on it pose a range of challenges and opportunities for the intelligence community. These range from changes to the way intelligence is collected, triaged, and analysed, to the role of commercial actors in developing, maintaining, and sharing data.

The discussion will build on Dr Hammond-Errey’s latest book, Big Data, Emerging Technologies and Intelligence: National Security Disrupted, published by Routledge in January 2024. The panellists will consider how big data is transforming intelligence production as well as changing the national security environment, offering insights from Australia and the UK.


Dr Miah Hammond-Errey, host of the Technology & Security podcast; recently Director of the Emerging Technology Programme, US Studies Centre, University of Sydney

Sir David Omand GCB, RUSI Distinguished Fellow; former UK Security and Intelligence Co-ordinator, Cabinet Office

The webinar will be moderated by Dr Pia Hüsch, Research Analyst for Cyber, Technology and National Security, RUSI.

Joining Instructions

This event is online-only and is open to all RUSI members. If you have any questions regarding this event, please email [email protected].