GEOINT Foreword

GEOINT Foreword is Monday, June 22

GEOINT Foreword is the pre-symposium science and technology-focused day that brings together government, academia, and industry to discuss advances in the tradecraft and innovation.

With a limit of 600 attendees, this exclusive event sells out each year. The program delivers keynote speakers, panel discussions, learning tracks, breakout sessions, lightning talks, and networking opportunities.

GEOINT Foreword requires separate registration in addition to your general session or exhibit only conference pass. Be sure to add GEOINT Foreword to your attendee package during the online registration process.

View the GEOINT Foreword agenda.

GEOINT Foreword Session Descriptions

How to Train Your Data Scientists
The winners and the losers in the emerging data economy are going to be determined by their Data Science teams. The exploding demand for data science expertise, however, far exceeds the available supply. To bridge this gap, programmers, mathematicians, and other technical professionals need training opportunities to expand their data science expertise, and organizations need ways to transform their entire workforce. Get insights into building and deploying data science teams and what approaches worked and what didn’t. Learn about the specialized programs that academia and industry are creating that will help your data science teams succeed.

GEOINT Credentialing Panel

Utilizing Commercial Space and Small Sat Assets
This objective of this panel is to engage the audience and start a discussion within the GEOINT Community about the use of Commercial Small Satellite Assets. We will discuss what commercial companies are already doing within this regime and how those existing systems can be used. We will pose questions to our government participants about what the commercial companies could be doing to encourage the use of their systems within their agency. We will also address issues that both the government and industry panelists face when trying to use or implement their Small Sat solutions.

NGA Collegiate Research and Education
Universities are one of our greatest sources of innovation. GEOINT is running on innovation with the development of geo-tagged imagery, open source tools, and machine to machine interfaces. The engine of this innovation is coming out of universities. The panel will look at current innovation in academia from the aspect of growth areas in research and developed of specialized research centers, the development of new analytic tradecraft and analysis, the growth and future needs in geospatial science/GEOINT curriculum, developing the future geospatial scientific workforce, and new ways for government to interact with academia.

Data Science Acquisition Models
How do you get data science expertise? Is there one right way? Discover lessons learned and best practices about contract types, data science challenges, hackathons and experience with outsourcing competitions and petabyte-scale datasets.

Universal GEOINT Essential Body of Knowledge

Swimming in the Data: Modeling, Simulation, Analysis & GEOINT
Simulation developers for training, gaming, and analysis have been creating high fidelity immersive environments for many years. Historically, this has been accomplished by supplementing the available geospatial data with artificial data to increase the realism of the users’ experience in the simulated world or provide the granularity required for the analysis or experimentation (e.g. system design). Augmenting / supplementing reality works well when the purpose of the tool is limited applications where the accuracy of the high fidelity is not critical to its successful application. (e.g. training, experimentation). The increasing availability of GEOINT via seemingly ubiquitous networks and very responsive collection are beginning to enable development of immersive 3D and other virtual environments using current, accurate, high fidelity data.

NGA/USGS Centers of Academic Excellence Program

Analytics and Change Management
Many organizations are poised to take full advantage of analytics to drive mission and business success using analytics not just to understand past events, but to predict future trends and to prescribe optimal courses of action. This ambitious goal requires more than the right technology, people, and processes. Just as important is strong organizational buy-in from everyone involved in the analytics capability, including both the owners of the data and the analytics end users. This often requires overcoming resistance on a number of fronts, from a reluctance to share information to a hesitancy to use the analytics in driving business decisions.

GEOINT Analytics Lexicon

Creating and Posting Open Source Apps
The demand for GEOINT applications is growing rapidly. Leveraging open source code repositories and open, standards based services, allows application developers to rapidly build innovative apps for GEOINT users. With the new mechanisms to integrate data, test results and post apps for NGA there is now an opportunity for new solutions to enter the GEOINT marketplace. This panel will focus on the full lifecycle of new application development. Tips on leveraging open source code repositories. Information on how to work with trusted data from NGA and other sources. Finally, how to integrate, test and deploy the results.

Interoperability and Improving Integration with Standards, Models, and Data

Emerging Technologies Lightning Talks

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

Graph Analytics at Scale for GEOINT

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

The EMBERS Predictive Analytics System

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

A Massively Scalable Multi-INT Processor

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

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

Connecting Dots In Today’s World—Crayons Not Included

Read all about last year’s GEOINT Foreword in the GEOINT Symposium Show Daily, brought to you by USGIF’s trajectory magazine.