DGI 2018

January 22-January 24, 2018

Royal Lancaster London

44 (0) 207 368 9836

Agenda Day 1– Future Geospatial Data

7:45 AM - 8:35 AM Registration, Coffee and Networking

8:35 AM - 8:40 AM Organiser’s Welcome Address

8:40 AM - 8:45 AM Chairman’s Introductory Remarks –New Human Behaviours Reshaping the Future of Geospatial Intelligence

Ian Spencer, Director, Defence Geographic Centre, Joint Forces Intelligence Group, UK MoD

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Ian Spencer

Director, Defence Geographic Centre, Joint Forces Intelligence Group
UK MoD

8:45 AM - 9:10 AM Opening Visionary Address - How Open Source Information will Evolve to Further Enrich Intelligence and Save More Lives

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9:10 AM - 9:35 AM Moving toward a Single Intelligence Environment - the Future of Intelligence Information Management in the UK

9:35 AM - 10:00 AM US Keynote Presentation – How Open Source Geospatial Information is Improving Decision Making in Real-World Scenarios

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM Panel with Live Polling – What is the Optimal Mix of Classified and Non-Classified Geospatial Information to Enhance Decision Making across the Full Spectrum of Operations?

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10:40 AM - 11:10 AM Morning Coffee Break

11:10 AM - 11:35 AM UK Keynote Presentation – How the UK is Fusing Multi-Source Geospatial Data in Diverse Operations

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11:35 AM - 11:55 AM Innovation Discovery Session – How to Extract More Meaning from Increasing Volumes of Multi-Source Geospatial Data

11:55 AM - 12:20 PM Keynote Presentation – How to Leverage Human Geography to Add More Value to Your Geospatial Information

Bret Rodgers, Geospatial Intelligence Directorate, US Marine Corps Intelligence Activity

Bret Rodgers

Geospatial Intelligence Directorate
US Marine Corps Intelligence Activity

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Ian Spencer

Director, Defence Geographic Centre, Joint Forces Intelligence Group
UK MoD

Bret Rodgers

Geospatial Intelligence Directorate
US Marine Corps Intelligence Activity
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Lt Colonel Michael Thomas

Project Manager, USAF Communications and Networks Division
Naval Space and Warfare Centre (SPAWAR)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch Break and VIP Guided Tours

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM VIP Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Innovation Discovery Masterclass – How to Integrate Your Geospatial Information in a Multi-Source Environment

Future of Sourcing

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM Scene Setter – S&T Focus – Examining the Role of Geospatial Information as Part of the Information Continuum in the Joint ISR Arena

Joe Ross, Principal Scientist, Joint Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JISR) Service Line at the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency)

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Joe Ross

Principal Scientist
Joint Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JISR) Service Line at the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency)

Future of Sourcing

2:20 PM - 2:40 PM Innovation Discovery Session – How to Analyse and Exploit Non-Classified Geospatial Information in Real Time

Future of Sourcing

2:40 PM - 3:20 PM Leadership Panel - Where will Imagery and Geospatial Information be Sourced from in the Future?

Reece Biddiscombe, Senior Analyst, Australian Geospatial Intelligence Organisation (AGO)

Reece Biddiscombe

Senior Analyst
Australian Geospatial Intelligence Organisation (AGO)

Future of Sourcing

3:20 PM - 3:25 PM Transit Time

Future of Sourcing

3:25 PM - 4:25 PM Innovation Discovery Rounds – Explore Emerging Technologies with Subject Matter Experts During Concurrent 1-Hour Small Group Roundtable Discussions

1. How to Authenticate and Verify Open Components of Your Geospatial Intelligence – facilitated by Subject Matter Experts from Industry
2. How to Optimise Fusion of Classified and Non-Classified Geospatial Information – facilitated by Subject Matter Experts from Industry
3. How to Source and Protect Your Geospatial Data in Cyberspace – facilitated by Subject Matter Experts from Industry
4. How to Design and Implement Flexible Data Architecture to Integrate Geospatial Data from Multiple Sources - facilitated by Subject Matter Experts from Industry
5. Tools to Scan and Capture Geospatial Information from Crowds and Volunteers - facilitated by Subject Matter Experts from Industry


Future of Analysis

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM Scene Setter – How AI and Machine Learning will Transform the Way Geospatial Intelligence is Analysed in the Future

Lt Colonel Michael Thomas, Project Manager, USAF Communications and Networks Division, Naval Space and Warfare Centre (SPAWAR)

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Lt Colonel Michael Thomas

Project Manager, USAF Communications and Networks Division
Naval Space and Warfare Centre (SPAWAR)

Future of Analysis

2:20 PM - 2:40 PM Innovation Discovery Session – Leveraging Cloud Data Management for Faster Access and Real-Time Analysis of Your Geospatial Data

Future of Analysis

2:40 PM - 3:20 PM Leadership Panel – How will Standardisation and Interoperability of Geospatial Systems Impact Analysis over the Next 5 Years?

Jeff Bell, Director, National Center for GEOINT Standards, NGA Lt Colonel Michael Thomas, Project Manager, USAF Communications and Networks Division, Naval Space and Warfare Centre (SPAWAR)

Jeff Bell

Director
National Center for GEOINT Standards, NGA
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Lt Colonel Michael Thomas

Project Manager, USAF Communications and Networks Division
Naval Space and Warfare Centre (SPAWAR)

Future of Analysis

3:20 PM - 3:25 PM Transit Time

Future of Analysis

3:25 PM - 4:25 PM Innovation Discovery Rounds – Explore Emerging Technologies with Subject Matter Experts During Concurrent 1-Hour Small Group Roundtable Discussions

1. How to Accelerate Search and Discovery Across Your Big Geospatial Data – facilitated by Subject Matter Experts from Industry
2. How to Make the Most of the Latest Developments in Cloud Enabled Storage to Improve Access to Your Enterprise Geospatial Data – facilitated by Subject Matter Experts from Industry
3. How to Benefit from Cognitive Analytics as You Seek to Deriver More Meaning from Your Geospatial Data – facilitated by Subject Matter Experts from Industry
4. How to Improve Visualisation of Multi-Source Geospatial Data to Enabler Faster Analysis – facilitated by Subject Matter Experts from Industry
5. How to Leverage the Latest Developments in Data Analytics to Offer Commanders Greater Insight from Your Geospatial Data – facilitated by Subject Matter Experts from Industry


4:25 PM - 4:55 PM Afternoon Coffee and Networking

4:55 PM - 5:15 PM Visionary Presentation – How Geospatial Pattern Recognition is Enabling Faster Decision Making for Commanders

Jim Hill, Director Geospatial Intelligence Directorate, Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, USA

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Jim Hill

Director Geospatial Intelligence Directorate
Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, USA

5:15 PM - 5:35 PM Horizon Scanning - How will AI and ML Transform the Future of Geospatial Analysis?

Reece Biddiscombe, Senior Analyst, Australian Geospatial Intelligence Organisation (AGO)

Reece Biddiscombe

Senior Analyst
Australian Geospatial Intelligence Organisation (AGO)

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Ian Spencer

Director, Defence Geographic Centre, Joint Forces Intelligence Group
UK MoD

5:40 PM - 6:10 PM Grand Opening of the Exhibition and Ice Breaker Drinks Reception