DGI 2018

January 22-January 24, 2018

Royal Lancaster London

44 (0) 207 368 9836

Preday - Future Geospatial Data

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

8:35 AM - 8:40 AM Organiser’s Welcome Address - Tom Webber, Director, DGI

Discover how new patterns of life and data usage are driving different demands on geospatial intelligence during Mr Spencer’s opening remarks.

8:40 AM - 9:00 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

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM UK Keynote Presentation – How to Fuse Multi-Source Geospatial Data in Increasingly Unpredictable Operations

Colonel D R Cockwell, ACOS J5 Force Development and CRE Geo, Joint Forces Intelligence Group, UK MoD
Find out the UK will improve collection and fusion of multi-source geospatial data to enrich geospatial intelligence from one of the UK’s leading experts on innovation in geospatial data management.

  • What are the key drivers for changing the way you manage your geospatial data in a multi-source environment?
  • 3 top challenges to overcome as you fuse multi-source data for use in increasingly unpredictable operations
  • How the UK plans to collaborate with other nations to share multi-source data for future multi-national operations
  • How developments in geospatial data management will lead to a single-source intelligence environment in the next 3 years

Colonel D R Cockwell

ACOS J5 Force Development and CRE Geo, Joint Forces Intelligence Group
UK MoD

9:20 AM - 9:40 AM US Keynote Presentation - How to Integrate Unclassified Geospatial Information for Richer Intelligence and Improved Decision Support

Discover how the US Army is sourcing and integrating geospatial information from unclassified sources, lessons learned and recent successes in operations so you can apply the latest thinking in your own initiatives.

  • What is the rationale for using more unclassified data at a time when the authenticity of sources is such a big risk?
  • Exploring the US Army’s current policy and approach to using unclassified geospatial data
  • Lessons learned from the integration of unclassified and classified geospatial data in a single intelligence product
  • How is unclassified geospatial data making a measurable difference in operations?


9:40 AM - 10:00 AM Intelligence Support in a Complex Environment – an Operational Command’s Perspective

Colonel Steven Desjardins, Senior Intelligence Officer J2, Canadian Joint Operations Command, Department of National Defence Canada
Explore the cognitive basis of geospatial intelligence, by considering the operator goals – why the analyst is completing tasks, rather than how the analyst is completing tasks. Focusing on Human Factors of geospatial intelligence analysis you will find out how to manage the trade-off between goal driven and data driven processing using the Data/Frame Model of Sensemaking.

  • Overview of the study to improve the “cognitive work” of the geospatial intelligence analyst
  • Underlying human factors that have the potential to amplify and extend the geospatial analyst’s abilities
  • How emerging technologies and learning methods may best serve the geospatial intelligence analyst’s cognitively intensive work
  • Finding the right balance between goal driven and data driven processing


Colonel Steven Desjardins

Senior Intelligence Officer J2, Canadian Joint Operations Command
Department of National Defence Canada
As geospatial data collection and access increase exponentially, expectations of how the data can be used to drive better decision making intensify too. Find out how geospatial intelligence leaders see the future of geospatial data management impacting operations.

  • What are the major innovations in collection of geospatial data today?
  • How to move beyond managing ‘big data’ to focusing on extracting insight from the data
  • How are the Cloud, AI and Machine Learning turning the traditional world of geospatial data upside down?
  • 3 ways to harness emerging geospatial data management capabilities to optimise decision support for future operations


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Colonel D R Cockwell

ACOS J5 Force Development and CRE Geo, Joint Forces Intelligence Group
UK MoD
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Colonel Dave Pendall

G2 Intelligence Officer
US Army Europe
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Dr Todd S. Bacastow

Professor of Practice for Geospatial Intelligence
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Pennsylvania State University
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Dr Gordon Campbell

Science, Applications and Future Technologies Department, Directorate of EO Programmes
European Space Agency

Jim Dolan

Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
Illuminate

Louis Halbert

Chief Data Officer
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
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Michael Hales

Technical Expert
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
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Terry Busch

Chief of Integration and Analysis Division
Defence Intelligence Agency

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

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM The Data Opportunity: How to Gain Even More Insights from Your Geospatial Data

Terry Busch, Chief of Integration and Analysis Division, Defence Intelligence Agency

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Terry Busch

Chief of Integration and Analysis Division
Defence Intelligence Agency

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM Geospatial Intelligence: Human Abilities, Human Limitations, and Human Challenges

Dr Todd S. Bacastow, Professor of Practice for Geospatial Intelligence, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Pennsylvania State University

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Dr Todd S. Bacastow

Professor of Practice for Geospatial Intelligence
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Pennsylvania State University

11:50 AM - 12:20 PM Australia’s Approach to Leveraging Industry and Open Sources to Increase our Geospatial-Intelligence Capacity

Chris Hewett, Assistant Secretary GEOINT Capability Development, Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation

Chris Hewett

Assistant Secretary GEOINT Capability Development
Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation

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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)

Lt Colonel Vyron Antonoiu

Head of Terrain Analysis Branch
MultiNational Geospatial Support Group (MN GSG)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch Break

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Innovation Discovery Masterclass – Led by Marklogic

Chair: Barry Macdonald, Former Future Capabilities and Change Management Officer, CF Joint Imagery Centre (CFJIC), Canadian Armed Forces

Future Collection and Fusion

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM How Open Source Geospatial Information is Improving Decision Making in Real-World Scenarios

Shawn Stith, Chief, National System for Geospatial Intelligence Capabilities and Integra, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

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Shawn Stith

Chief, National System for Geospatial Intelligence Capabilities and Integra
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

Future Collection and Fusion

2:20 PM - 2:40 PM The Future of Data Collection

Anthony Quartararo, Founder & CEO, Spatial Networks
DGI website for up-to-date information about this session.

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Anthony Quartararo

Founder & CEO
Spatial Networks

Future Collection and Fusion

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM U.S. Geological Survey, National Geospatial Program, Status and Plans for 2018 and Beyond

Kari Craun, Director, National Geospatial Technical Operations Center, US Geological Survey
Gain a unique view of the JISR Information Continuum and examine the role that Geospatial Information plays in support of the JISR Process. Discover how processes and technology within the two communities will be leveraged to mutually enhance effectiveness and achieve efficiencies in NATO.

  • How to achieve accurate and timely Geospatial Information in order to support both military and civilian decision makers in peacetime, crisis and conflict
  • How JISR and Geo data and information are produced and managed in very different ways, but exhibit similar characteristics from an information management perspective
  • What JISR and Geo communities need to store, disseminate, manage, and correlate large volumes of data
  • How to access “Big Data” mechanisms to support exploitation and analysis efforts


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Kari Craun

Director, National Geospatial Technical Operations Center
US Geological Survey
As the pace of change in geospatial information collection increases exponentially and the cost of sourcing declines how can you keep up and what can you expect next? Find out from this panel of experts how imagery and geospatial information sources will continue to evolve.

  • What kind of measures can we use to track the evolution of imagery and geospatial information collection?
  • Which sources are proving to be the most effective and highly useful for operators and commanders?
  • How can you appropriately prepare for the speed of change in your own systems, processes and training?
  • What will the future of geospatial collection look like?


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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)
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Chris Hewett

Assistant Secretary GEOINT Capability Development
Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation

Dr Mark Purnell

Assistant Chief of Staff, Information Superiority
Joint Forces Intelligence Group (JFIG)

Dr Peter Highnam

Director of Research
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency


Chair: Colonel (ret’d) Neil Thompson, Former Head Geospatial Intelligence Group, Canadian Armed Forces

Future Analysis and Standards

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM Geospatial Intelligence Applications for Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Lt Colonel Michael Thomas, Project Manager, USAF Communications and Networks Division, Naval Space and Warfare Centre (SPAWAR)
As we improve the way we predict future events using available technologies how much of a difference will AI make? But how much do we understand the technology itself and the capabilities it can offer the Geo and JISR communities?

  • Examining the motivation to use Deep Learning and AI for the geospatial intelligence community
  • How Deep Learning and AI can be practically useful in the full spectrum of current operations
  • How to build the case to increase investment of time, energy and funding for AI- related technologies and capabilities
  • What kind of impact will the integration of new technologies have on existing systems, processes and training?


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Lt Colonel Michael Thomas

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

Future Analysis and Standards

2:20 PM - 2:40 PM The Future is Flexible: Enabling Innovation across the GEOINT Enterprise

Brad Ward, Senior Vice President, Geospatial Solutions, Hexagon US
Keep visiting the DGI website for up-to-date information about this session.

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Brad Ward

Senior Vice President, Geospatial Solutions
Hexagon US

Future Analysis and Standards

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM Mixing Unclassified GEOINT to Produce a Single Intelligence Environment

Lt Colonel Damon Taylor, Director, GEOINT, New Zealand Armed Forces
Discover how the NZDF, and specifically GNZ, has approached the exponential growth in open source and unclassified information to compliment more traditional intelligence sources. Learn how GNZ is starting to not only use unclassified information, but also produce more products at the unclassified level to enable wider usage across Government.

  • The days of intelligence agencies relying solely on classified information to base assessment off are behind us.
  • The current growth area for GEOINT is in the leveraging of open-source information and “big-data”, and leveraging off emerging commercial capabilities (such as commercial small sat constellations).
  • Social media is still relatively “new” and there is a wealth of readily available information that can be fused with more traditional classified intelligence to produce a single intelligence environment
  • But this also raises new issues, both legally and ethically, about how we collect, store, and use unclassified intelligence. Just because we can see and touch it – can we use it?


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Lt Colonel Damon Taylor

Director, GEOINT
New Zealand Armed Forces
Find out how NATO nations will invest in greater standardisation of geospatial data in support of more affordable, compatible geospatial systems and better analysis in future multi-national operations. Benefit from the vision of renowned experts as you seek to improve interoperability in your own geospatial data systems.
  • How can standardisation transform the way you share geospatial data today?
  • What are different nations doing to invest in and prioritise standardisation and interoperability as they share geospatial data?
  • How can emerging technologies such as AI and Machine Learning improve the way geospatial data is shared amongst allied nations?
  • How to improve relationships between industry and government to ensure standardisation remains a top priority as new technologies are adopted


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Lt Colonel Michael Thomas

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

Scott Simmons

Executive Director, Standards Program
Open Geospatial Consortium
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Dr Todd S. Bacastow

Professor of Practice for Geospatial Intelligence
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Pennsylvania State University
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Colonel Martin Jones

Team Lead, UK Government Earth Observation Service, Chief Scientific Adviso
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

3:40 PM - 4:10 PM Afternoon Coffee and Networking

4:10 PM - 4:30 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
Keep visiting the DGI website for up-to-date information about this session.

Bret Rodgers

Geospatial Intelligence Directorate
US Marine Corps Intelligence Activity

4:30 PM - 4:50 PM Examining the Role of Geospatial Information as Part of the Joint ISR Information Continuum

Joe Ross, Principal Scientist, Joint Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JISR) Service Line at the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency)
Keep visiting the DGI website for up-to-date information about this session.

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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)

4:50 PM - 5:20 PM How to Apply Unclassified Data in Military Operations to Support Decision Making

Lt Colonel Claire Bramma, Commanding Officer, Mapping and Charting Establishment Canadian Armed Forces, Ottawa Canada

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Lt Colonel Claire Bramma

Commanding Officer, Mapping and Charting Establishment Canadian Armed Forces
Ottawa Canada
As the role of the chief data officer takes on increasing significance in the management of geospatial data find out how different Agencies are restructuring to ensure huge volumes of geospatial data are managed and transformed into mission critical information.

  • 3 key drivers of change in the way geospatial data is being sourced, analysed and shared
  • How is the complexity of geospatial data management creating new roles inside national geospatial intelligence agencies today?
  • How will national geospatial intelligence agencies exchange geospatial data in the future?
  • What will the future structure of geospatial intelligence agencies look like?

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Colonel Martin Jones

Team Lead, UK Government Earth Observation Service, Chief Scientific Adviso
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
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Terry Busch

Chief of Integration and Analysis Division
Defence Intelligence Agency
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Lt Colonel Damon Taylor

Director, GEOINT
New Zealand Armed Forces

Louis Halbert

Chief Data Officer
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Benefit from 5 clear take-aways from the Chairman as he wraps up the day’s sessions.

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Ian Spencer

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

6:00 PM - NaN:NaN AM Grand Opening of the Exhibition and Ice Breaker Drinks Reception