DGI 2018

January 22-January 24, 2018

Royal Lancaster London

44 (0) 207 368 9836

Agenda Day 2 - Future Geospatial-Intelligence Operations

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Welcome Coffee and Networking

8:30 AM - 8:40 AM Chairman: New Developments in Global Geopolitics that Will Impact the Way Geospatial Intelligence is Used in Operations Next

Vice Admiral (ret’d) Robert B. Murrett, Former Director, NGA
In his now legendary opening address, Vice Admiral (ret’d) Murrett will share the latest research and thinking around geopolitical change, region by region, and the impact these will have on operational requirements for geospatial intelligence. One of the annual can’t miss sessions at DGI.

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Vice Admiral (ret’d) Robert B. Murrett

Former Director
NGA

8:40 AM - 9:00 AM How NATO is Planning to Leverage Geospatial Intelligence in Future Operations

Brigadier General Paul Nelson, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence, NATO Headquarters
Join one of NATO’s most senior leaders as he sets out his vision for the Agency’s prioritisation of intelligence capability development. Drawing on recent strategic reviews of defence capability plans and NATO-wide roadmaps for policy and technology evolution, Brigadier Paul Nelson will follow up his 2017 presentation with an in-depth view of how geospatial intelligence will continue to transform NATO mission outcomes in new ways.

  • How the threat landscape is shifting faster than ever before
  • Where NATO intelligence is currently making a difference in operations around the world
  • Key obstacles to sharing geospatial intelligence and how NATO is addressing these head on
  • How NATO will partner with other Alliances and nations to optimise the delivery of intelligence

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Brigadier General Paul Nelson

Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence
NATO Headquarters
Receive news and updates from leaders of all major EU intelligence and security agencies during this unique multi-perspective panel. Learn how the EU will prioritise resourcing future missions. From addressing human trafficking to solving regional flooding crises the panellists will provide the best possible picture of how improvements to the way geospatial intelligence is being shared across EU agencies is leading to more lives being saved.

  • What are the biggest security challenges facing EU agencies today?
  • How EU agencies are solving security challenges using geospatial intelligence
  • How geospatial imagery will be sourced and distributed in missions in the future
  • How the EU will continue to modernise its approach to geospatial imagery analysis for member nations and other users

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Pascal Legai

Director
EU Satellite Imagery Centre
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Dr Gerhard Conrad

Director Intelligence Centre and Situation Centre
European External Action Service
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Brigadier General Lars Corneliusson

Director of Intelligence
EU Military Staff

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM How NGA will Deepen Partnerships in Europe to Bolster Operational Readiness in the Region

Dustin Gard-Weiss, Director, Office of National Geospaatial MAnagement NGA
With national threat levels across Europe at their highest, it is more important than ever that timely, accurate geospatial information is made available to NGA partners so they can predict and respond to threats more effectively. Find out how the NGA plans to improve collaboration and exchange of geospatial intelligence in the future.

  • Introducing NGA’s new leadership and new vision for the development of a national geospatial intelligence capability
  • How recent support by the NGA to military and civilian missions in Europe has contributed to successful outcomes
  • How the NGA plans to improve the way it partners with nations across Europe as they face unprecedented threats from terrorism and natural disasters
  • How the NGA’s ambition to increase automation of analysis will create new opportunities for partners in future multinational missions

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Dustin Gard-Weiss

Director
Office of National Geospaatial MAnagement NGA
Discover what senior military leaders from nations and Alliances believe to be the most important obstacles to overcome in the drive to improve collaboration as they share ever more geospatial intelligence. This is a rare chance to gain a deeper understanding of how geospatial intelligence will make a difference in future operations from those in charge.

  • What is causing threats to become more unpredictable?
  • Where is geospatial intelligence currently making a measurable difference to mission outcomes around the world?
  • How can geospatial intelligence help to prevent terrorism in the future as it becomes increasingly harder to predict?
  • What can Alliances, nations and industry do differently in the future to optimise the collaboration on geospatial intelligence?

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Vice Admiral (ret’d) Robert B. Murrett

Former Director
NGA
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Brigadier General Paul Nelson

Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence
NATO Headquarters
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Dustin Gard-Weiss

Director
Office of National Geospaatial MAnagement NGA
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Brigadier General Lars Corneliusson

Director of Intelligence
EU Military Staff

Kurt Lalonde

Chief Situation Centre
NATO SHAPE

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM Morning Coffee Break and VIP Guided Tours

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM How the Hellenic Armed Forces Plan to Meet Ongoing Security Requirements in the East Mediterranean

Brigadier General Christos Ninios, Head of GEO Directorate, Greek Army, Hellenic Armed Forces
Human trafficking from North Africa may not be making as many headlines as in 2016, yet it is still a major security issues for the Mediterranean. And it is one that Greece is deeply involved in resolving. Find out how the Geo Directorate at the Hellenic Armed Forces is supporting missions with accurate geospatial data.

  • How has human trafficking in the Med escalated over the past 5 years?
  • Lessons learned from recent operations in the Med to help save more lives in the future
  • How are multiple nations involved in the regional search and rescue missions using geospatial intelligence to save more lives?
  • What are the persistent challenges when monitoring human traffickers that geospatial intelligence can overcome in the future?

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Brigadier General Christos Ninios

Head of GEO Directorate, Greek Army
Hellenic Armed Forces

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM How Geospatial Intelligence will be Deployed to Solve Security Challenges in Asia Pacific

Lt Colonel Damon Taylor, Director, GEOINT, New Zealand Armed Forces
Benefit from the lessons learned by GNZ after dealing with HADR responses, both within New Zealand, and while responding to natural disasters within the SW Pacific as part of the response to the 2015 Kaikoura Earthquake.

  • How to avoid duplication of effort within the GEOINT space
  • How to determine a single source of truth when faced by an overwhelming amount of open-source reporting during HADR missions
  • How to ensure your GEOINT reporting is accurate, timely, and shareable to those who require it
  • Case Study: NZDF GEOINT support to the Kaikoura Earthquake

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Lt Colonel Damon Taylor

Director, GEOINT
New Zealand Armed Forces

11:50 AM - 12:10 PM How to Improve Geospatial Intelligence Sharing in Multi-National Operations

Massimo Claudio Comparini, Chief Executive Officer, e-GEOS
Keep visiting the DGI website for more up-to-date information about this session.

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Massimo Claudio Comparini

Chief Executive Officer
e-GEOS
Find out from global mapping experts how the industry is transforming as technology creates new opportunities and demand is rapidly shifting away from more traditional map products to end-to-end digital mapping services.

  • How the mapping industry changed since 2010 and lessons learned during this period
  • What do consumers expect from mapping services today and what is driving the demand?
  • How can AI and Machine Learning improve the way maps are accessed during operations?
  • How mapping agencies can play a bigger role in the future of military and security operations

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Mick Cory

Secretary General
Eurogeographics
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Ingrid Vanden Berghe

Head
NGI Belgium
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Hansjoerg Kutterrer

President
BKG Germany
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Nigel Clifford

Chief Executive
Ordnance Survey

Brigadier General Osman Alp

General Commander Mapping, Turkey

12:50 PM - 1:50 PM General Lunch Break

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

Track A - Regional Geospatial Intelligence Support

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM How to Achieve Domain Awareness at High Latitudes

Commander Ruth Lane, Commanding Officer, Naval Ice Center, US National Ice Center

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Commander Ruth Lane

Commanding Officer, Naval Ice Center
US National Ice Center

Track A - Regional Geospatial Intelligence Support

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM How Geospatial and Imagery Intelligence can be Deployed to Solve Emerging Challenges Supporting Regional Conflicts

Andy Stephenson, Senior Director International Defense & Intelligence Programs, Europe, Digital Globe
A picture is worth a thousand words. Everyday satellites in space capture the comings and goings of nations around the world. Commercial data that is available today may provide the missing piece to the puzzle that can help keep a nation safe. Find out how:

  • What is available today and how do I access it?
  • How do you leverage Action Based Intelligence (ABI) derived from geospatial and imagery intelligence sources that provide invaluable information about activities on our potential adversaries in a particular region.
  • How geospatial and imagery intelligence can be deployed to solve emerging challenges in defense, security and safety.


Andy Stephenson

Senior Director International Defense & Intelligence Programs, Europe
Digital Globe

Track A - Regional Geospatial Intelligence Support

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM The Global Security Environment 2030: Towards a more Difficult and Dangerous World

Dr Tomas Ries, Senior Lecturer, Swedish National Defence College
Find out how renowned academic Dr Ries sees the future of the defence and security environment changing over the next 10-15 years so you can adjust your thinking to focus on solving the most important challenges in your geospatial intelligence programmes. Drawing on his most recent research and in-depth analysis of geopolitical developments Dr Ries will challenge you to think differently about future defence and security.

• Latest trends and new frontiers in defence and security in Europe
• How nations will need to adjust and adapt to constantly evolving threats
• Key technologies enabling faster prediction and prevention
• What defence and security will look like in 2030


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Dr Tomas Ries

Senior Lecturer
Swedish National Defence College

Track A - Regional Geospatial Intelligence Support

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM The future role of Geospatial Intelligence in Saab products

Anders Skeppstedt, Product Manager, Gripen, Saab AB

Anders Skeppstedt

Product Manager, Gripen
Saab AB

Chair: Brigadier Friedrich Teichmann, Director, Geospatial Institute, Austrian Armed Forces 

Track B - Interoperability and Inter-Agency Cooperation

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM Harmonising Geospatial Processes and Systems in Preparation for Multi-national Missions

Brigadier Friedrich Teichmann, Director, Geospatial Institute, Austria
Benefit from the latest lessons learned by the Austrian Armed Forces in their quest to improve interoperability for future multi-national missions including effective use of semantics, GIS web-services and new R&D in geospatial data management.

• Rethinking terminology and semantics to achieve greater interoperability
• Latest R&D and new developments in geospatial data management
• Lessons learned and lessons identified to continuously improve geospatial data exchange for future multi-national missions
• How web-services are being leveraged to provide greater access to geospatial data across the full range of operations


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Brigadier Friedrich Teichmann

Director
Geospatial Institute, Austria

Track B - Interoperability and Inter-Agency Cooperation

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM Maritime Intelligence S&T Developments that will Enable Greater Cooperation in the Future

Track B - Interoperability and Inter-Agency Cooperation

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM EU Perspective - 5 Investment Priorities for EU Members as they Seek to Improve the Way they Share Geospatial Intelligence

Lt Colonel Andrew Page, Geospatial Officer, Intelligence Support, EU Military Staff

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Lt Colonel Andrew Page

Geospatial Officer, Intelligence Support
EU Military Staff

Track B - Interoperability and Inter-Agency Cooperation

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM NGO Perspective – Key Requirements for Greater Inter-agency Cooperation on Geospatial Intelligence Exchange

Emlyn Hagen, Senior Information Management Officer, iMMAP

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Emlyn Hagen

Senior Information Management Officer
iMMAP

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

Track C - Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Operations

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM How Satellite Imagery is Making a Difference to Operational Planning in Europe

Adriano Baptista, Head of Operations Division, European Union Satellite Centre

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Adriano Baptista

Head of Operations Division
European Union Satellite Centre

Track C - Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Operations

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM How to Leverage Commercially Available Geospatial Information from Open Sources to Save More Lives in Humanitarian Operations

Track C - Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Operations

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM Environmental Intelligence Information for Crisis Management

Lars Bromley, Head of Analysis for Humanitarian Missions, UNITAR

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Lars Bromley

Head of Analysis for Humanitarian Missions
UNITAR

Track C - Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Operations

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM Using EO-based Information to Counter Food Insecurity in the Middle East and Mediterranean

Professor George Zalidis, Director of the Laboratory of Remote Sensing and G.I.S., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh)

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Professor George Zalidis

Director of the Laboratory of Remote Sensing and G.I.S.
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh)

Discover how different agencies in the UK collaborate through key exercises and tests to improve response to a multitude of events and quickly move into recovery. Offering the latest best practice this panel of experts led by Luana will provide new thinking around resilience planning and public safety.

• Introducing Resilience Direct: goals, applications, partners
• Recent examples of multi agency working what has improved public safety
• How to build a community before you need it to quickly adapt to new mission requirements
• How can responders adapt and continue to help keep the UK Safe


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Luana Avagliano

Head of Resilience Direct
UK Cabinet Office
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Russ Parramore

Emergency Planning Officer, Business Continuity Manager
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

Alan Purdue

Paramedic
Northern Ireland Ambulance Service

Bethan Morgan

Director of Civil Contingencies
Staffordshire Civil Contingencies Unit

Track D - National Resilience

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM How Regional Security is Enabling Greater National Resilience

Track D - National Resilience

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM How can European Law Enforcement Address Lone-Wolf Terrorist Attacks in the Future?

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

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM Future of Intelligence in Law Enforcement - The Use of Civilian Satellites to Support Law Enforcement

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

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Dr Gordon Campbell

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

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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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Lt Colonel Damon Taylor

Director, GEOINT
New Zealand Armed Forces
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Chris Hewett

Assistant Secretary GEOINT Capability Development
Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation
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Vice Admiral (ret’d) Robert B. Murrett

Former Director
NGA
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Professor George Zalidis

Director of the Laboratory of Remote Sensing and G.I.S.
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh)

4:50 PM - 5:00 PM Chairman: 10 Top Priorities for Geospatial Intelligence Professionals to Focus on Until Next Year

Vice Admiral (ret’d) Robert B. Murrett, Former Director, NGA

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Vice Admiral (ret’d) Robert B. Murrett

Former Director
NGA

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM End of Conference Sessions