Lockheed Martin Brings Together Experts on Emerging Cyber, Big Data Technologies to Aid Complex Health and Energy Systems

BALTIMORE, Md., Nov. 15, 2013 – Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Missouri University of Science and Technology brought together 120 leading technologists and academic experts during the third annual  Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) conference to examine the important role of emerging and advanced technologies in cyber and complex sociotechnical systems, such as healthcare and energy.

The conference, which ran Nov. 13-15 in Baltimore, Md., featured representatives from 16 nations and 83 thought leaders who presented advanced research papers on a variety of subjects that addressed the need for evolving and enabling innovation across the business landscape; aligning academic programs; and protecting against cyber security threats to deliver global competitiveness. The goal of the conference is to ensure tomorrow's workforce is prepared for an evolving business environment driven by constantly changing technologies.

As keynote speaker, Haden Land, vice president of engineering and chief technology officer for Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions Civil business, presented global trends and key technologies for adaption science, big data, cyber security and mobility, as well as their associated implications on the future workforce. 

“Global sociotechnical areas, like health and energy systems, depend on complex, distributed engineering systems that can adapt to dynamically changing needs,” said Land. “The proliferation of computing technology and the associated business stress demand that industry and academic leaders keep up with the fast-paced world of change while also being able to predict what’s coming next.”

Lockheed Martin is investing in the study of emerging advanced IT concepts, including big data analysis, advanced machine learning and new methodologies for smart grid and healthcare management. These concepts will help shape future solutions to the most complex problems that businesses and governments will face.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 116,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.