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Carmen Medina at BIF9: Awaiting the Second Enlightenment

Now, more than ever, we need innovators inside our biggest organizations. And yet, these rebels at work are often lacking the tools they need to be effective amidst the conflict. Carmen gives a funny and validating new spin to her 30 year story as a rebel in CIA and reminds us all that “optimism is the greatest form of rebellion.”

About Carmen Medina

Carmen Medina retired this February from a 30+year career at CIA, most recently as the Director for the Center for the Study of Intelligence. During her time as a senior manager of analysts, Carmen was a key senior leader supporting the introduction of social media and new technology in support of analysis. She was the senior leader at CIA who gave the green light to Intellipedia. She's written broadly on the business of analysis and is unusual for senior managers in her recognition of the need to embrace the 2.0 revolution to improve analysis.

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