DGI 2018

January 22-January 24, 2018

Royal Lancaster London

44 (0) 207 368 9836

Agenda Day 1 – Future Geospatial Analysis

7:45 AM - 8:30 AM Registration, Coffee and Networking

8:30 AM - 8:35 AM Organiser’s Welcome Address - Tom Webber, Director, DGI

8:35 AM - 8:40 AM Chairman: State of the Industry Address – Trends and Developments in the Global Geospatial Intelligence Markets

John Kedar, Director, International Business Development, Ordnance Survey
Find out how breakthroughs in technology, policy and training are re-shaping the way geospatial intelligence is produced and shared from one of the world’s foremost experts.

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John Kedar

Director, International Business Development
Ordnance Survey

8:40 AM - 9:00 AM Opening Keynote Address – How Future UK IT Infrastructure will Enhance Information Sharing in Operations

Lt General Ivan Hooper, Chief Executive Officer, ISS, UK MoD
Find out how General Hooper sees the operation and defence of the MOD’s global communications network evolving and the advantages this will bring to UK geospatial intelligence. Formerly instructor at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the College of Management and Technology and the Joint Services Command and Staff College, General Hooper will bring a unique perspective to the technological and training aspects of communications modernisation for UK forces.
  • Lessons learned from ongoing operations around the world in information sharing
  • Examining new and emerging demands on information management in modern operations to identify future needs
  • How an increasingly contested world is driving new expectations of information sharing amongst allies
  • How the UK will prioritise and invest in new information management systems in support of future operations

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Lt General Ivan Hooper

Chief Executive Officer, ISS
UK MoD

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM Reflections from DCI3: Skills Required as We Move into a Future of Greater Automation

James Hockenhull, Director, Cyber Intelligence and Information Integration (DCI3), UK MoD

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James Hockenhull

Director, Cyber Intelligence and Information Integration (DCI3)
UK MoD

9:20 AM - 9:40 AM Guest Keynote – How the NGA Will Transform to Automate 75% of Geospatial Analysis by 2025

Dr Peter Highnam, Director of Research, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
As AI and Machine Learning usher in a new era of automation and data management what should we be doing to prepare our human analysts for the new capabilities these changes will bring? Find out how the world’s biggest geospatial intelligence agency is planning to achieve greater automation of analysis by 2025, the advantages this will bring and the costs too.

  • Which technologies are transforming the way data can be accesses, managed and shared?
  • What is the rationale for investing in greater automation of geospatial data analysis?
  • How to achieve incremental change at a pace that is right for your organisation
  • 3 strategies to ensure your human analysts are supported throughout the journey towards greater automation

Dr Peter Highnam

Director of Research
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM Plans to Optimise Geospatial Services and Support for National and Multi-National Missions in Australia

Chris Hewett, Assistant Secretary GEOINT Capability Development, Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation
Chris will share how Australia is investing in geospatial intelligence systems from one of the national agency’s most senior leaders. New to DGI, he will offer you an update on recent developments and their future investment priorities for web-based geospatial intelligence services for the benefit of Australian and Allied geospatial service users.

  • Recent changes to the organisational structure at the Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO)
  • Lessons learned by the AGO during recent missions to support national users of geospatial information services
  • How the AGO is partnering with different nations to improve the exchange and accessibility of geospatial data in preparation for future multinational missions
  • How AGO sees the future of geospatial analysis and the role of the human analyst as automation and robotics disrupt traditional approaches

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Chris Hewett

Assistant Secretary GEOINT Capability Development
Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation
As geospatial intelligence agencies around the world weigh the costs vs the benefits of greater automation of geospatial data analysis, find out how the agency leaders from the 5 EYES nations view the dilemma.

  • Examining how geospatial data management is increasingly turning to data science to solve its biggest problems
  • What are the specific mission advantages of automating analysis of intelligence?
  • How could greater automation put existing geospatial intelligence organisations at unnecessary risk?
  • What kind of partnerships between government and industry will be required to enable greater automation of analysis?

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Chris Hewett

Assistant Secretary GEOINT Capability Development
Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation
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Lt Colonel Damon Taylor

Director, GEOINT
New Zealand Armed Forces
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Paul Peyton

Commander
Canadian Forces Intelligence Group

Gary Dunow

Deputy Director, Analysis
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
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Brigadier (Rtd) Nick Davies

Account Director Global Intelligence Solutions (GIS)
Raytheon UK
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Brigadier Benedict Kite

Commander, Joint Forces Intelligence Group
UK MoD

10:35 AM - 11:10 AM Morning Coffee Break

Find out about the organisation and priorities of the UK’s dedicated geospatial intelligence agency, the National Centre for Geospatial Intelligence (NCGI), and its importance to Defence and the Nation. We are delighted to welcome back to DGI Brigadier Kite as he offers his view on the strategic environment, the position of NCGI in the broader MoD landscape and the future of the analyst.

  • What is NCGI and why is it important?
  • Lessons learned from OP RUMAN and how these will inform the design of future geospatial products
  • Examples of Information Assurance and Geospatial products being offered from NCGI for the benefit of UK forces
  • How data volumes and expectations of data visualisation are putting new demands on geospatial intelligence development cycles
  • The Analyst: what does the future hold as automation of analysis rises up the agenda?


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Brigadier Benedict Kite

Commander, Joint Forces Intelligence Group
UK MoD

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM Re-imagining GIS to Maximise GEOINT Productiveness and Efficiencies

Jeff Peters, Director, National Government, Esri
Keep visiting the DGI website for up-to-date information about this session.

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Jeff Peters

Director
National Government, Esri

11:50 AM - 12:10 PM Cyber Security at a National Level – The role of the new Bundeswehr CID Service

Colonel Armin Fleischmann, Director of Planning, German Bundeswehr Cyber and Information Domain Service Command
Discover why Germany decided to invest in a completely new service to complement the Navy, Air Force and Army. With a vision for employing over 13,000 cyber and information experts, the new Cyber and Information Domain will immediately become one of the most significant capabilities for the Bundeswehr.

  • Exploring the reasons why Germany designed and implemented a dedicated service for cyber and information management
  • How the new service will complement and support existing service lines to enhance national security
  • Major obstacles remaining to overcome and the strategies in place to do so
  • How the new service will partner with similar services in allied nations


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Colonel Armin Fleischmann

Director of Planning
German Bundeswehr Cyber and Information Domain Service Command
As intelligence agencies aim to deliver strategic defence intelligence support for future multinational operations, intelligence leaders are having to reassess how they respond to new threats and use developing technologies. Put your questions to world renowned intelligence experts and hear how they see the future of analysis of geospatial and cyber intelligence developing.

  • How intelligence analysis is expanding to include ever more disciplines and operating across increasingly more domains
  • Where are current threats originating from and how can intelligence leaders respond?
  • What are the latest technologies available to identify and respond to threats originating from cyberspace?
  • How should nations prioritise the way they invest in analysis to ensure they don’t get left behind

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Brigadier Benedict Kite

Commander, Joint Forces Intelligence Group
UK MoD
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Professor Penny Endersby

Division Head, Cyber and Information Systems Division
Dstl
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Jeff Moulton

Executive Director
Stephenson’s National Center for Security Research and Training, Transformation Technologies and Cyber Research Center
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Brigadier (Rtd) Nick Davies

Account Director Global Intelligence Solutions (GIS)
Raytheon UK
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Colonel Armin Fleischmann

Director of Planning
German Bundeswehr Cyber and Information Domain Service Command

12:45 PM - 1:50 PM Main Audience Lunch Break

Share lunch with new contacts, colleagues and friends to accelerate your career progression with likeminded professionals from the global geospatial intelligence community.

12:45 PM - 1:50 PM Invitation Only - Women in Intelligence Lunch

12:45 PM - 1:50 PM VIP & Speakers Lunch

Chair: Commander David Crossman, Naval Adviser, Defence Attaché Germany and Netherlands, New Zealand Embassy London

Track A - GIS Modernisation

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM NATO GIS Spiral Modernisation

John Teufert, Branch Head, JISR Geospatial Services,, NATO Communications & Information Agency (NCI Agency)
Find out the latest priorities for NATO as it seeks to transform GIS capabilities for member nations. Offering you the latest plans for new technology spirals, John will also provide time for questions so you receive all the insight and information you need to understand NATO’s commitment to the future of Alliance GIS.
  • Update on the NATO GIS roadmap
  • How the next technology spiral will enhance GIS overall capability for users
  • How the Cloud and Web based information services are transforming access and analysis of geospatial information for the better
  • Future technology requirements to continuously improve GIS for member nations


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John Teufert

Branch Head, JISR Geospatial Services,
NATO Communications & Information Agency (NCI Agency)

Track A - GIS Modernisation

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM Innovation Discovery Session – Leveraging Cloud Data Management for Faster Access and Real-Time Analysis of Your Geospatial Data

Ben Buckley, Principal Systems Engineer, General Dynamics IT

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Ben Buckley

Principal Systems Engineer
General Dynamics IT

Track A - GIS Modernisation

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM Geospatial Interoperability across Unified Action Partners

Dan Visone, Director, of the Systems & Acquisition Support Directorate Geospatial Acqu, US Army
Find out how the U.S. Army is currently coordinating the development of policy and standards across National System for Geospatial-Intelligence/Allied System for Geospatial-Intelligence, FVEYS/ABCANZ partners and NATO to support interoperability of geospatial data and services across DOD, Joint Services and our Allies.

  • Examining Joint and Coalition operational requirements for a common understanding of terrain
  • How the AGC is working to enable a Common Operating Picture
  • How new policies and standards are improving interoperability
  • Key obstacles ahead and how these will be tackled in the short-, mid- and long-terms


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Dan Visone

Director, of the Systems & Acquisition Support Directorate Geospatial Acqu
US Army

Chair: Susan Oakley, Director, Business Development Intelligence & Security, BAE Systems

Track B - Automating Analysis

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM Training Future Analysts in an Increasingly Automated Operating Environment

Rick Peters, Team Leader, Joint Forces Intelligence Group, UK MoD

Rick Peters

Team Leader, Joint Forces Intelligence Group
UK MoD

Track B - Automating Analysis

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM Innovation Discovery Session – Faster, Higher, Stronger: New Insights from GIS

Antony Wilby, ENST Team Lead, Esri

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Antony Wilby

ENST Team Lead
Esri

Track B - Automating Analysis

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM The Future of Intelligence Analysis in the Maritime Domain

A. Lyston Lea II, Defense Intelligence Senior Level (DISL), Principal Advisor, National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO)

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A. Lyston Lea II

Defense Intelligence Senior Level (DISL), Principal Advisor
National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO)

Track C - Commercial Data in Operations

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM Evolution of Access to High Quality Commercial Imagery for Earth Observation

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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Colonel Martin Jones

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

Track C - Commercial Data in Operations

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM Mapbox, the Location Data Platform to Modernize GEOINT

Robert Ames, Director for Government Strategy and Technology, Mapbox

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Robert Ames

Director for Government Strategy and Technology
Mapbox

Track C - Commercial Data in Operations

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM Case Study – Visualising Geospatial Information in New and More Effective Ways

Aimee Tuffs, Team Leader, Joint Forces Intelligence Group, UK MoD

Aimee Tuffs

Team Leader, Joint Forces Intelligence Group
UK MoD
Chair: Peter Clouth, Team Leader, Imagery and Geospatial Systems (IMaGE), Intelligence Systems Information Systems and Services, UK MoD

Track D - Imagery Innovation

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM Defence Digital and Analytic Transformation - the Acquisition Challenge

Peter Clouth, Team Leader, Imagery and Geospatial Systems (IMaGE), Intelligence Systems Information Systems and Services, UK MoD

Peter Clouth

Team Leader, Imagery and Geospatial Systems (IMaGE), Intelligence Systems Information Systems and Services
UK MoD

Track D - Imagery Innovation

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM Latest Developments in IAI ELTA Imagery Intelligence Solutions

Gil Nir, Senior Intelligence Leader, Elta Systems
Find out about IAI Elta’s latest approach to Imagery Intelligence, with emphasis on Multi-IMINT and Multi-INT data processing and analysis.

Gil Nir

Senior Intelligence Leader
Elta Systems

Track D - Imagery Innovation

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM Innovations in Image Exploitation and Imagery Automation

Kirk Smedley, Spatial Solutions Chief Architect, Leidos
Innovations in image exploitation and imagery automation are severely limited in three ways: the legacy infrastructure’s dependency on moving very large imagery files around the network (aka staging); inadequate access to imagery, metadata and structured observations by any app, client or algorithm; logjam imposed by monolithic commercial electronic light table tools and associated business models. Find out how Leidos is addressing these challenges by optimizing and conditioning imagery for cloud storage and access; developing highly efficient cloud services such as tile services and subjective logic services that are standards-based and neutral to the clients, apps and algorithms they serve; offering open source, fine grained and SIPS compliant ELT clients that are flexible enough to be tailored to codify the variety of imagery analysis and SOM tradecrafts that reduce analyst burden and serve to provide new insights to the analyst.

Kirk Smedley

Spatial Solutions Chief Architect
Leidos

2:50 PM - 3:20 PM Afternoon Coffee Break

Track A - GIS Modernisation

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM The Evolution of OSCE Geospatial Analysis Process

Charles Beattie, Senior Imagery Analyst Officer, OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

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Charles Beattie

Senior Imagery Analyst Officer
OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

Track A - GIS Modernisation

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM How to Prepare Your Analysts as You Modernise Your National GIS Capability

Lt Colonel Anders C. Haavik-Nilsen, GIS Officers, Norwegian Armed Forces

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Lt Colonel Anders C. Haavik-Nilsen

GIS Officers
Norwegian Armed Forces

Lt Colonel Piers Noble

Geospatial Officer
NATO SHAPE
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Duncan Rose

Head Information Exploitation, DIFC Command Group
Joint Forces Intelligence Group
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John Teufert

Branch Head, JISR Geospatial Services,
NATO Communications & Information Agency (NCI Agency)
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Daryl Madden

Senior Vice President and General Manager
Textron Systems Geospatial Solutions
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Michael Hales

Technical Expert
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Track B - Automating Analysis

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM Technical Approaches for Providing Maritime GEOINT for Defense, Safety, and Security

Track B - Automating Analysis

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM The Globe in 3D

Manne Anliot, Vice President, Head of Marketing and Sales, Vricon

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Manne Anliot

Vice President, Head of Marketing and Sales
Vricon

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Colonel Graham Livesey

Head of Geospatial Policy. Joint Forces Command
UK MoD
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Group Captain Colin Bruce

Chief of Staff, Head - Analysis
National Centre for Geospatial Intelligence

Dave Barber

Senior Geospatial Advisor
Dstl

Gary Dunow

Deputy Director, Analysis
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Track C - Commercial GEOINT

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM Collecting, Fusing and Analysing an Increasingly Broad Range of Information in Support of National Objectives

Captain Rodd Ricklefs, Commanding Officer, Maritime Information Fusion Centre, US Coast Guard

Captain Rodd Ricklefs

Commanding Officer, Maritime Information Fusion Centre
US Coast Guard

Track C - Commercial GEOINT

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM How to Accelerate Search and Discovery of Geospatial Information from Open Sources without Impacting the Integrity of Your Intelligence

Scott Herman, VP Product Development, BlackSky Global LLC

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Scott Herman

VP Product Development
BlackSky Global LLC

Track C - Commercial GEOINT

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Panel Discussion – How do you Capture Innovation from the Commercial Sector in Your Geospatial Intelligence Strategy?

Jeremy Morely, Chief Geospatial Scientist, Ordnance Survey James Prain, Principal, Information and Intelligence Group, DSTL Mike Jackson, Director, Geospatial Intelligence Institute, Nottingham University , ,
As innovation in the commercial sector advances at a rate never seen before how is it possible to capture GIS capabilities you need without immediately becoming out-of-date? Find out how experts from around the world are solving this problem so you can too.

  • How to create a culture of innovation to identify new capabilities as soon as they emerge
  • Notable breakthroughs in geospatial intelligence over the past 12 months and how these are reshaping the art of the possible
  • How to differentiate between ‘useful’ and ‘must-have’ innovation as you modernise your geospatial intelligence capability
  • How to affordably integrate new innovation alongside existing geospatial intelligence architecture, systems and tools


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Jeremy Morely

Chief Geospatial Scientist
Ordnance Survey
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James Prain

Principal
Information and Intelligence Group, DSTL
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Mike Jackson

Director, Geospatial Intelligence Institute
Nottingham University

Track D - Imagery Innovation

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM Training National and International Imagery Analysts: Challenges of Future Sensors, Today and Tomorrow

Lt Colonel Oliver Maylandt, Commander, IMINT Training Ceter, German Luftwaffe
Find out how the UK is improving geospatial intelligence visualisation capabilities from one of the leading national subject matter experts.

  • How training and tradecraft will be impacted by new developments in geospatial intelligence visualisation
  • How to overcome key challenges including de-conflicting multiple layers to gain a clearer view of change
  • How to develop the right people to focus on fast-changing tasks
  • What does the future of analysis hold?


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Lt Colonel Oliver Maylandt

Commander, IMINT Training Ceter
German Luftwaffe

Track D - Imagery Innovation

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM Indexing Change On Earth - Delivering Timely and Actionable Intelligence

Robbie Schingler, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Planet EU
Planet operates history's largest fleet of Earth-imaging satellites, collecting a massive amount of information about our changing planet - everywhere, every day. Our goal is to deliver insights through analytics that enable timely, more informed decisions about our planet. By combining this with other data you will be able to answer questions about the physical world. Planet imagery is uniquely suited to answering these questions, and with sufficient spatial and spectral resolution to identify both large and small-scale phenomenon. In short, Planet will index physical change on Earth the same way Google indexed the internet. Imagine the possibilities.
https://youtu.be/h5Zhk0U4aZ4


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Robbie Schingler

Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer
Planet EU
As the number of collection platforms continues to increase exponentially will innovation come from further diversification of platforms, smarter mixes of refresh, revisit and resolution or something else entirely? Find out how from leading experts on imagery collection how they see the future and where innovation will come from next.

  • Is the growing choice of collection platforms simplifying or complexing the job for the analyst?
  • Where are we seeing genuine innovation in imagery collection having positive impacts on missions?
  • How will emerging collection technologies reshape our thinking of what ‘good imagery’ looks like?
  • 5 hot technologies to watch in the imagery collection domain


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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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Lt Colonel Chuck Spurgeon

Commanding Officer
Canadian Forces Joint Imagery Centre
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Payam Banazadeh

Co-Founder & CEO
Capella Space

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Simultaneous Technology Demonstrations in the Exhibition

5:00 PM - 5:20 PM How NATO will Leverage GIS in the Cloud to Transform Exchange of Geospatial Information

Matt Roper, Group Head, NATO Owned Systems Joint Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnais, NATO Communications & Information Agency (NCIA)

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Matt Roper

Group Head, NATO Owned Systems Joint Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnais
NATO Communications & Information Agency (NCIA)

5:20 PM - 5:40 PM Collaborative Mission Planning and Real Time Ops Tracking to Surface Tactical Detail with Strategic Relevance

Doug Philipone, Global Defense Program Lead, Palantir

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Doug Philipone

Global Defense Program Lead
Palantir

5:40 PM - 6:00 PM Releasing the Power of Spatial Information through Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

Professor Penny Endersby, Division Head, Cyber and Information Systems Division, Dstl
Learn about how Dstl is working to deliver its research in new ways and through new suppliers. Specifically find out how, by interacting visually and aurally with the spatial component of various datasets (traditional and non-traditional), you can create a richer understanding of place covering: location, infrastructure, people, activity and weather. Crucially, discover how all of this will be achieved through Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

  • How defence can leverage significant investments in civilian AI and Data Science.
  • Taking advantage of AI whilst also embracing new technologies and new ways of working.
  • Moving beyond mapping to providing dynamic models of the physical domain as well as human activity, based on data obtained from a plethora of sensors and databases.
  • New models to provide users with personalised information, optimised for their role and mission, through new interactive experiences, including natural language conversations and a range of visualisation technologies.
  • Examples of the GEOINT research in the MOD research programme


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Professor Penny Endersby

Division Head, Cyber and Information Systems Division
Dstl
As AI, Machine Learning and Robotic Process Automation continue to disrupt the way analysis is being done, the biggest question of all is what will be the future role of the human analyst? Find out how new technologies and other key drivers are reshaping the way analysts will be trained in the future and the work they will be doing too.
  • How are emerging technologies transforming the way we think about the role of the human analyst?
  • How should we train analysts in light of the rapid movement towards automation of analysis?
  • How can automation empower intelligence agencies to operate more efficiently?
  • Will AI assist, replace or add to the work of the analyst?

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Lt Colonel Anders C. Haavik-Nilsen

GIS Officers
Norwegian Armed Forces
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Chris Symonds

Principal
Royal School of Military Survey, UK MoD

Dan Scott

Director
National Geospatial-Intelligence College
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Lt Colonel Claire Bramma

Commanding Officer, Mapping and Charting Establishment Canadian Armed Forces
Ottawa Canada

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John Kedar

Director, International Business Development
Ordnance Survey

6:35 PM - 7:20 PM Main Networking Reception in the Exhibition