Agenda

Time Event
Exhibit Hall Hours: Tuesday 10a-5p, Wednesday 10a-5p, Thursday 10a-3p
7:30a
Allder Golf Classic (7:30a - 4:30p, 1757 Golf Club, Dulles, VA)

Join us for a great day of networking on the links in support of geospatial education efforts. The golf tournament, named in honor of William R. Allder Jr., helps fund USGIF educational activities including the annual USGIF Scholarship Program. Since 2004, USGIF has awarded $792,000 in scholarships to deserving students pursuing education excellence in fields related to the geospatial intelligence tradecraft.

1757 Golf Club’s par-70, 6,600-yard layout is a shot-maker’s dream. Routed through gently rolling terrain with elevation changes up to 30 feet, 1757 features dramatic views of Broad Run and the majestic Virginia landscape, along with strategically placed bunkers, streams and lakes.

8:00a
GEOINT Foreword — Student Poster Session & Networking (8:00a - 10:00a, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, D.C.)

Kick-start your morning at GEOINT Foreword by engaging with bright young minds at the Student Poster Session. These students are eager for your input and feedback, to help inform career and professional development decisions. Student posters will remain on display throughout the GEOINT Foreword event, and may also be viewed in the Academic Pavilion of the Exhibit Hall throughout the GEOINT Symposium.

10:00a
Welcome — Dr. Darryl Murdock, Vice President of Professional Development, USGIF (10:00a - 10:15a, Washington Convention Center)

GEOINT Foreword requires separate registration in additional to your general session or exhibit only conference pass.

10:15a
GEOINT Foreword — GEOINT Analytic Challenges (10:15a - 10:45a, Room 146, Washington DC Convention Center)
  • Gary Dunow, Director, NGA Analysis Directorate
  • John Goolgasian, Director, Source Operations and Management Directorate, NGA
  • Paula Knepper, Program Director, Emerging Threats & Opportunities, Global Security, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Eileen Preisser, Director of Air Force GEOINT Office, U.S. Air Force
10:45a
GEOINT Foreword — Analytic Challenge Q&A (10:45a - 11:45a, Rooms 145A, 145B, 147A, 147B Washington DC Convention Center)

Analysts will rotate between all four breakout rooms so that attendees hear from each of them about specific analytic challenges as discussed in the morning plenary.

  • Daniela Moody, Scientist, Intelligence and Space Research Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Scott Webster, NGA Source Operations and Management Directorate, NGA
  • Lon Haman, NGA Analysis Directorate, NGA
  • Thomas Buist and Teresa Hofstetter, U.S. Air Force
11:45a
GEOINT Foreword — Lunch Break (11:45a - 12:30p, Washington Convention Center)

GEOINT Foreword requires separate registration in additional to your general session or exhibit only conference pass.

12:30p
Afternoon Master of Ceremonies - The Honorable Jeffrey K. Harris, Chairman, USGIF Board of Directors (12:30p - 12:45p, Room 146, Washington DC Convention Center)

GEOINT Foreword requires separate registration in additional to your general session or exhibit only conference pass.

12:45p
GEOINT Foreword Keynote — Dr. Steve Rogers, Air Force Senior Scientist for Automatic Target Recognition and Sensor Fusion, AFRL (12:45p - 1:30p, Room 146, Washington DC Convention Center)

Quest for Autonomous GEOINT – Sensing as a Service and PCPADx

1:30p
GEOINT Foreword — Networking Break (1:30p - 1:45p)
1:45p
GEOINT Foreword — How to Train Your Data Scientists (1:45p - 3:00p, 145A, Washington Convention Center)
  • Moderator: Josh Sullivan, Partner, Strategic Innovation Group, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Srinivas Prasad, Associate Professor of Decision Sciences, George Washington University (invited)
  • Kirk Borne, Professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science, GMU
  • Philippe Rigollet, Associate Professor, MIT
  • Casey Stella, Principal Architect, HortonWorks
GEOINT Foreword — GEOINT Credentialing Panel (1:45p - 3:00p, 145B, Washington Convention Center)
  • Dr. Darryl Murdock, Vice President, Professional Development, USGIF
  • Tim Hegarty, Chief Learning Officer, NGA
  • Diana Sinton, Executive Director, UCGIS
  • Rich Schultz, Associate Director, GeoTech Center
GEOINT Foreword — Utilizing Commercial Space and Small Sat Assets (1:45p - 3:00p, 147A, Washington Convention Center)
  • Moderator-Jessica Young, Mechanical Engineer, Lockheed Martin
  • Richard B. Leshner, Planet Labs
  • Thomas Doyne, GEOCOM Staff, NGA
  • Wade Larson, Chief Executive Officer, UrtheCast
  • Chris Ruf, Principal Investigator, Venture Mission, NASA
GEOINT Foreword — NGA Collegiate Research and Education (1:45p - 3:00p, 147B, Washington Convention Center)
  • Moderator-Joan Vallancewhitacre, NARP Program Manager, InnoVision Directorate, NGA
  • Todd Bacastow, Professor of Practice for Geospatial Intelligence, Penn State University
  • Rakesh Malhotra, Assistant Professor, Fayetteville State University
  • Shakila Merchant, Assistant Director, NOAA Cooperative Remote Sensing Science & Technology Center, City College of New York
  • David Messinger, Interim Director, Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, Rochester Institute of Technology
3:00p
GEOINT Foreword — Networking Break (3:00p - 3:30p)

GEOINT Foreword requires separate registration in additional to your general session or exhibit only conference pass.

3:30p
GEOINT Foreword — Data Science Acquisition Models (3:30p - 4:45p, 145A, Washington Convention Center)
  • Moderator – Saurin Shah, Chief Data Scientist, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Chris Bennight, Project Scientist, NGA
  • Will Cukierski, Head of Competitions, Kaggle
  • Dave Mattox, Director of Data Science, Altamira Technologies
GEOINT Foreword — Universal GEOINT Essential Body of Knowledge (3:30p - 4:45p, 145B, Washington Convention Center)
  • Moderator-Ayana Nickerson, Credentialing Manager, USGIF
  • Dr. Max Baber, Director, Academic Programs, USGIF
  • Joselito Lualhati, Director of Research and System Development, GSX
  • Chris Anderson, Research Analyst, GSX
GEOINT Foreword — Swimming in the Data: Modeling, Simulation, Analysis and GEOINT (3:30p - 4:45p, 147A, Washington Convention Center)
  • Moderator-Dan Maxwel, President, KaDsci
  • Ryan McAlinden, Associate Director, Institute for Creative Technology, University of Southern California
  • Samuel Chambers, Joint Staff J-7
  • Earl Miller, USSOCOM
  • Bobby Chamberlain, NRO
GEOINT Foreword — NGA/USGS Centers of Academic Excellence Program (3:30p - 4:45p, 147B, Washington Convention Center)
  • Moderator-Edward Cope, Director of IB, InnoVision Directorate, NGA
  • Frank Avila, National GEOINT Offier-Imagery Science, Analysis Directorate, NGA
  • Brian Hagan, NGO for Geography & Cartographic Content, Source Directorate, NGA
  • Justin Poole, Director, Xperience Directorate, NGA
  • Ernest Reith, Deputy Director of IT Services, NGA
  • Kari Craun, Director of National Geospatial Technical Operations Center, USGS
4:45p
GEOINT Foreword — Networking Break (4:45p - 5:00p)

GEOINT Foreword requires separate registration in additional to your general session or exhibit only conference pass.

5:00p
GEOINT Foreword — Analytics and Change Management (5:00p - 6:15p, 145A, Washington Convention Center)
  • Moderator-Angela Zutavern, Vice President, Strategic Innovations Group, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Ezmeralda Khalil, Principal, Strategic Innovations Group, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Chris Rasmussen, Unclassified GEOINT Pathfinder Program Manager and Public Open Source Software Development Lead, NGA
  • Andy Hock, Senior Developer of Advanced Technology Programs, Skybox
GEOINT Foreword — GEOINT Analytics Lexicon (5:00p - 6:15p, 145B, Washington Convention Center)
  • Moderator-Chris McLean, Los Alamos National Laboratory; and Daniela Moody, Scientist, Intelligence and Space Research Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Stuart Blundell, General Manager and Director of Sales, Exelis Geospatial Intelligence Solutions
  • Michael Hauck, Executive Director, ASPRS
  • Kevin Pomfret, Executive Director, Centre for Spatial Law and Policy
  • Dr. Darryl Murdock, VP of Professional Development, USGIF
  • Kari Craun, Director of National Geospatial Technical Operations Center, USGS
  • Eric Anderson, Executive Director, CaGIS
  • Diana Sinton, Executive Director, UCGIS
GEOINT Foreword — Creating and Posting Open Source Apps (5:00p - 6:15p, 147A, Washington Convention Center)
  • Moderator-Ben Conklin, Lead Military and Intelligence Solutions, Esri
  • Moderator – David Waldrup, Strategic Advisor, TASC
  • Shana Simmons, NGA
  • Tom Suder, President, MobileGov
  • Todd Smith, Director of Geospatial Technology, AGI
  • Steven C. Christopher, Lead for GEOINT Services, Analysis Directorate, NGA
GEOINT Foreword — Interoperability and Improving Integration with Standards, Models, and Data (5:00p - 6:15p, 147B, Washington Convention Center)
  • Moderator-Teri Dempsey, Director of Geospatial Systems ISAS, TASC
  • Ray Bauer, Innovation Lead of Architecture & Integration, NGA
  • Mike Thompson, Manager of Geospatial R&D, CACI
  • Mike Lokuta, Chief Engineer of Defense & Security, CAE
6:15p
GEOINT Foreword — Emerging Technologies Lightning Talks & Networking Reception (6:15p - 7:30p, Room 146, Washington DC Convention Center)

Moderator-Chris Powell, NT Concepts

Geospatial Technologies for Humanitarian Action: harnessing mobile solutions, the power of the crowd, and commercial remote sensing in low-resource, high-risk settings—a conceptual framework

  • Joseph Guay, Lecturer, Northeastern University

Graph Analytics at Scale for GEOINT

  • Lawrence Brown, Solutions Architect, NVIDIA

Context, Content and Consequence via Real-Time Integration of Multiple Sources

  • Sam Gordy, President of Integrated Systems Group, Leidos

The EMBERS Predictive Analytics System

  • Andrew Doyle, Senior Engineering Manager, CACI

Enabling faster delivery of GEOINT: Situational Awareness via secure data links: Example from the Boston Marathon, 2015

  • Cordula Robinson, Director of GIT Program, Northeastern University

A Massively Scalable Multi¬INT Processor

  • Garrett Kenyon, Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Calculating High Resolution Global Scale Geospatial Analytics with MapReduce Geospatial (MrGeo)

  • Ryan Smith, Senior Manager, DigitalGlobe

Next Generation Information Content Analysis Tools – Applied To Unstructured, Multi-INT Sensor Data

  • Harold Trease, Chief Scientist, DataFission

Connecting Dots In Today’s World—Crayons Not Included

  • Claire Giordano, Senior Director of Emerging Storage Markets, Quantum