DGI 2019

28 - 30 January, 2019

Royal Lancaster London

44 (0) 207 368 9836

Monday January 28 – Augmenting the Analyst

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

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

8:35 am - 8:40 am Chairperson’s Welcome Address

8:40 am - 9:00 am Panel Discussion - What do Analysts Really Need from their Tools and Training to Succeed in Future Operational Environments?

As the profile and role of the analyst continue to evolve in line with new technology and changing missions requirements discover how analysts see their future through their own eyes.
 
·         3 technology trends that are reshaping the way analysis will be done in the future
·         What are the 5 major challenges analysts face as analysis become increasingly more automated?
·         How to integrate new automation tools that genuinely aid the analyst
·         How should training for analysts evolve to keep pace with the availability of automation technologies? 

Colonel Cockwell is responsible for developing long term strategy, medium and short-term plans, training requirements, and for oversight of the Defence Intelligence Centre for Intelligence Innovation (CII). As Commander Royal Engineers (Geographic) (CRE Geo) he has functional responsibility for all aspects of the Royal Engineer Geographic capability and its personnel across Defence, including internationally.

9:00 am - 9:20 am Case Study - Automation, Augmentation and AI (AAA): How the NGA Plans to Empower the Analyst

Tara Bradburn - Chief of Staff, Office of Eurasia & Africa, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Find out how UK Defence Intelligence leadership will continue to address the needs of the individual analyst to ensure the right mix of tools and training is available for the full spectrum of missions.
 
·         Why does enterprise thinking not always benefit the individual analyst?
·         Practical ways to refocus on the individual analyst
·         How to meet the needs of the individual analysts without disrupting ongoing initiatives
·         Engaging industry in prioritising the needs of individual analysts as part of enterprise agreements 

Ms Bradburn is a senior leader in an executive team at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency responsible for transforming the agency’s enterprise capabilities in Automation, Augmentation and AI. Previously Ms Bradburn held increasingly senior roles at the Department of Defense.

Tara Bradburn

Chief of Staff, Office of Eurasia & Africa
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

9:20 am - 9:40 am Case Study - How is the UK Developing a Future Geospatial Intelligence Capability to Better Serve the Individual Analyst?

Tara Bradburn - Chief of Staff, Office of Eurasia & Africa, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Find out how UK Defence Intelligence leadership will continue to address the needs of the individual analyst to ensure the right mix of tools and training is available for the full spectrum of missions.
 
·         Why does enterprise thinking not always benefit the individual analyst?
·         Practical ways to refocus on the individual analyst
·         How to meet the needs of the individual analysts without disrupting ongoing initiatives
·         Engaging industry in prioritising the needs of individual analysts as part of enterprise agreements
 
Group Captain Bruce has undertaken a broad variety of intelligence roles in the UK and deployed, including the leadership of intelligence production units and capabilities and intelligence support to joint, air and law enforcement operations.

Tara Bradburn

Chief of Staff, Office of Eurasia & Africa
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

9:40 am - 10:00 am Guest Speaker - Busting the Myths about What it Takes to Become a GEOINT Expert so You Can Become One Too

Join one of the world’s leading experts on the GEOINT profession and tradecraft to explore new ideas about what analysts need to know to do their job properly and how their training and development will be impacted by AI and automation:
 
·         What are the myths we encumber ourselves with when we think about GEOINT?
·         Rethinking the role of the analyst to ensure existing plans for training and preparation are fit for future operations
·         How can we better engage analysts in shaping their future working environment themselves?
·         3 ideas that will change the way you develop your next strategy to develop your GEOINT experts
 
Professor Bacastow’s primary focus is teaching analysts serving with the U.S. Intelligence Community and business community. He maintains an active research program aimed at improving the training and education of the geospatial analyst. Todd is the author of the Massive Open Online Couse (MOOC) titled ‘The Geospatial Revolution and Geospatial Intelligence’.
Too much automation can overwhelm an enterprise let alone the individual analyst, too little can lead to great inefficiencies and unwanted risks so find out how to strike the right balance in discussion with international government and industry experts:
 
·         How is automation positively impacting ongoing intelligence operations today?
·         What are the key lessons learned by analysts who are closest to the automating technologies and systems?
·         Where is there still considerable opportunity to automate and drive efficiencies across the defence intelligence enterprise?
·         What can you do to ensure that reducing the burden on the individual analyst is continuously prioritised?
 
Lt Colonel Kerr is responsible for leading key initiatives in the UK military community to drive the innovation agenda including engagement with internal and external partners.
 
Air Vice Marshal (Retired) Sean Corbett joined Earth-i after thirty years’ service as a professional intelligence officer in the RAF.  He brings significant operational experience and leadership and a deep understanding of the UK defence intelligence environment. 
 
Mr Dolan establishes the vision and strategic direction of Illuminate, a provider of multi-source analytic, visualization and data management technologies and services that accelerate decision-making in dynamic, big-data environments. Previously, he held senior leadership positions at Overwatch Geospatial Solutions and General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, providing geospatial analytic and workflow management systems to the US Defense and Intelligence and Coalition Partner communities.
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Air Vice Marshal (ret'd) Sean Corbett

Director of Security and Geo-intelligence
Earthi

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Jim Dolan

Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
Illuminate

Lt Colonel Jonathan Kerr

Centre for Intelligence Innovation
Joint Force Intelligence Group, UK MoD

Tara Bradburn

Chief of Staff, Office of Eurasia & Africa
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

10:40 am - 11:10 am Morning Networking Break

11:10 am - 11:30 am Case study - Imagery Analysts 2.0: What Will Be the Profile of Analysts in the Near Future?

Adriano Baptista - Head of Operations Division, European Union Satellite Centre Ionut Ovejanu - Senior Analyst, Eu Satellite Centre
Ever wondered what the next generation of analysts will expect from their working environment? What their requirements for tools and knowledge will be? How they will engage with your existing teams? Find out how the EU Satellite Centre is approaching the notion of Imagery Analysts 2.0 as the agency continuously seeks to attract and develop the right talent.
 
·         How have missions evolved to put increasingly complex demands on analysts?
·         What the EU Satellite Centre is doing to capture new skills from inside and outside the organisation
·         How will automation change dynamics in teams of imagery analysts and lead to new roles and responsibilities?
·         How can industry engage with government and non-government agencies to ensure that emerging technologies are more intuitive
 
Mr Baptista joined the EU SATCEN in 1997 after 15 years of service as an officer in the Portuguese Air Force (POAF). He has a vast experience in the IMINT and GEOINT fields particularly for Defence and Security purposes with more than 20 years of experience in imagery analysis including 6 years’ experience as an Intelligence Officer.
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Adriano Baptista

Head of Operations Division
European Union Satellite Centre

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Ionut Ovejanu

Senior Analyst
Eu Satellite Centre

11:30 am - 11:50 am Case Study - How to Access and Analyse Your Sensitive Geospatial Data On and Off Network

Sean Brophy - VP of Government Sales, Mapbox
Visit https://dgi.wbresearch.com/ for up-to-date information about this exciting session
 
Mr Brophy is a technology sales and business development professional who has focused on the US public sector and private sectors supporting government agencies for the last 15 years with companies such as webMethods, Actuate, and Tableau.

Sean Brophy

VP of Government Sales
Mapbox

11:50 am - 12:30 pm Panel and Live Polling - How can You Engage Your Organisation in Transforming Analysis Culture so that Future Analysts are Set up for Success in Increasingly Unpredictable Missions?

Tara Bradburn - Chief of Staff, Office of Eurasia & Africa, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
 Discover how you and your organisation must develop a new culture and implement new processes in order to support your analysts in delivering world-class geospatial intelligence in the face of hybrid- and emerging threats:
 
·         How is the current threat landscape creating new and more complex challenges for analysts?
·         What are the implications of modern hybrid-warfare on the way geospatial intelligence analysis should be done?
·         How to adapt your culture and processes to ensure analysts have what they need to provide authentic intelligence in any mission
·         How to develop interagency partnerships and relationships with industry to sustain a new analysis culture
 
Mr Elliot is a senior leader in the UK military intelligence community currently leading the imagery analysis teams to deliver enhanced decision support to UK operational commanders.
 
Professor Bacastow’s primary focus is teaching analysts serving with the U.S. Intelligence Community and business community. He maintains an active research program aimed at improving the training and education of the geospatial analyst. Todd is the author of the Massive Open Online Couse (MOOC) titled ‘The Geospatial Revolution and Geospatial Intelligence’.
 
Ms Bradburn is a senior leader in an executive team at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency responsible for transforming the agency’s enterprise capabilities in Automation, Augmentation and AI. Previously Ms Bradburn held increasingly senior roles at the Department of Defense.
 
Colonel Pendall is the former G2, Senior Intelligence Officer for the United States Army – Europe, and was assigned in August 2016. He is also the former commander of the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade, also based in Europe and a former G2/J2 for ISAF forces in Eastern Afghanistan. He has served over 25 years as a career intelligence officer and has served across all levels of the US Army, the Joint Force and in Defense Intelligence.

Tara Bradburn

Chief of Staff, Office of Eurasia & Africa
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Lunch Break

Track A - Chair: Lt Colonel Jonathan Kerr, Centre for Intelligence Innovation, Joint Force Intelligence Group, UK MoD 

Leveraging Automation and AI

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Case Study - How is Artificial Intelligence Impacting Defence Intelligence and Opening Up New Opportunities for Improved Decision Support?
Find out how the UK defence intelligence community, one of the UK’s senior AI champions, is approaching the promise, challenges and adoption of AI to achieve more automated analysis:
 
·         How the UK defence intelligence community is being educated about AI
·         Key challenges AI poses when considering how to implement the capability next to existing intelligence processes
·         Early ideas for practical ways in which AI can solve ongoing challenges faced by the UK defence intelligence community
·         How can industry play a part in a future AI-enabled UK defence intelligence capability?

Leveraging Automation and AI

2:20 pm - 2:40 pm Case Study - How will GIS Evolve to Cater for the Human Machine Team?
Omar Mahar - AI Patterns and Practices Lead, Esri
Visit https://dgi.wbresearch.com/ for up-to-date information about this exciting session 

Omar Mahar

AI Patterns and Practices Lead
Esri

Leveraging Automation and AI

2:40 pm - 3:00 pm Case Study - How to Effectively Use AI to Replace Tasks Traditionally Done by Analysts
Dr. Hal Moore - Chief Technology Officer, NORAD USNORTHCOM
Receive practical advice on how to gain new insights from your geospatial data by deploying AI at the right stage in your enterprise-wide data management strategy roll-out:
 
  • How to make the right decision for your organisation about which tasks to automate, and which to not automate
  • Lessons learned so far using AI for traditionally manual tasks for NORAD
  • Best and worst times to deploy AI in your existing geospatial data analysis strategy
  • What is the best role for your industry partners to play as you select manual tasks for AI enablement?
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Dr. Hal Moore

Chief Technology Officer
NORAD USNORTHCOM

Leveraging Automation and AI

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm Panel Discussion - How can You Achieve the Right Mix of Interoperable Tools that Measurably Improve the Speed and Accuracy of Your Teams’ Analysis?
Gary Dunow - Chief, International Support Team, Canada and UK, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency John Waldock - GEOINT Analytical Modernisation Coordinator, Defence Intelligence, UK MoD Norm Schoenhardt - Computer Scientist, US Naval Research Laboratory
Accelerate analysis by finding out which mix of tools will help your analysts make accurate decisions faster:
 
  • Rethinking your approach and commitment to standardisation in order to drive interoperability
  • How to gain buy-in from senior leaders to continuously invest in new tooling for your analysts
  • How to identify, select and integrate more compatible tools to ensure your analysts have access to a full suite of capabilities
  • How to measure the impact of your tools in terms of speed and accuracy of analysis 

Gary Dunow

Chief, International Support Team, Canada and UK
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

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John Waldock

GEOINT Analytical Modernisation Coordinator
Defence Intelligence, UK MoD

Norm Schoenhardt

Computer Scientist
US Naval Research Laboratory

Track B - Chair: Duncan Rose, Communication and Information Systems Design and Develop Team Lead, Joint Force Intelligence Group, UK MoD

Optimising Data Workflows

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Case Study - Assessing the Impact of the New DoD Cyber Strategy on GeoInt and what it Means for Future Operations
Lt Colonel Michael Thomas - Professor of Cyberwarfare Studies, US Air War College
Discover how to transform the way you manage your geospatial data so that it is discoverable whilst protected as cyber-attacks increase in frequency:
 
  • What are the new threats to the way you approach managing geospatial data?
  • How cyber warfare is driving new behaviours in the way we all manage our geospatial data
  • How to leverage the latest advances in automation technologies to share and manage your geospatial data in safer ways
  • How can you redesign your geospatial data workflows without compromising on the quality of output?
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Lt Colonel Michael Thomas

Professor of Cyberwarfare Studies
US Air War College

Optimising Data Workflows

2:20 pm - 2:40 pm Case Study - How to Apply New Analytical Methods to Produce Better Intelligence
Brigham Bechtel - Chief Strategist Intelligence Community and DoD, MarkLogic
Discover how analytic methods relative to the volume of data collected from all sources can produce the best finished intelligence, with emphasis on information about point or geographic subjects. Plus find out more about analytic expertise, the means to access vital data, and the expanding role of automated reports.
  • Reviewing data types available and means of accessing reports including automated searches, alerts, and analyst queries
  • Historical examples of gaps in reports and/or their sources, production from all available information, and reducing biases and closing gaps
  • Product types and the role of expertise, machine generated reporting and an examination of facts versus unknowns
How to deal with gaps that expertise cannot bridge with available data
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Brigham Bechtel

Chief Strategist Intelligence Community and DoD
MarkLogic

Optimising Data Workflows

2:40 pm - 3:00 pm Case Study - How to Leverage REACT (Radar imagEry application supporting ACTionable intelligence) Project as an Effective Tool to Support IMINT Analysis
Find out about REACT, an EDA project to define SAR operational procedures to support IMINT cycle. REACT has been developed to guide operators in the execution of processing and analysis. Scheduled to be tested at the EU Satellite Centre, this is your chance to learn more about the project for the first time.
 
  • Examining the major drivers behind the project such as coordinating and leveraging  skills of analysts and operators within effective and efficient operational workflows
  • How user needs were captured from a Study Expert Working Group
  • Timeline for the tool to become available to agencies and nations
  • Plans to continuously engage the military user community in the further development of the tool

Optimising Data Workflows

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm Panel Discussion - How can You Use New Data Strategies to Transform the Way Your Teams Access and Analyse Increasing Volumes of Geospatial Data?
John Teufert - Branch Head, JISR Geospatial Services,, NATO Communications & Information Agency (NCI Agency) Duncan Rose - Communication and Information Systems Design and Develop Team, Joint Forces Intelligence, UK MoD
Optimise your enterprise geospatial data management strategy to ensure that your analysts access the data they need in the environment they want:

  • Creating the right data culture that empowers your data teams whilst reducing the burden on them
  • How to involve and train your analysts in delegating to machines
  • Is there an end in sight to the challenge of volume management? If so, when?
  • 5 data management tools that hold the most promise for your organisation today
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John Teufert

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

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Duncan Rose

Communication and Information Systems Design and Develop Team, Joint Forces Intelligence
UK MoD

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

4:10 pm - 4:30 pm Case Study - How to Enhance National Geospatial Intelligence and Analysis Capability when You Are a Smaller Nation

Steve Pyatt - Director, Plans and Policy, Geospatial Intelligence, New Zealand Defence Force
Find out from one of New Zealand’s leading experts on geospatial intelligence the latest information about plans to enhance analysis capability and support analysts as automation is more widely adopted across the defence enterprise:
 
·         New Zealand’s current model for geospatial intelligence management: regional and global partnerships
·         How has New Zealand invested in automation of geospatial intelligence analysis to date?
·         Lessons learned by a small nation whilst continuously funding GEOINT innovation
·         Assessing the impact of automation on analysts’ roles and responsibilities and the way ahead
 
A former member of the British military survey Mr Pyatt’s main responsibilities include setting GEOINT strategic direction, policy and standards, future projects and international GEOINT relationships.
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Steve Pyatt

Director, Plans and Policy, Geospatial Intelligence
New Zealand Defence Force

4:30 pm - 4:50 pm How you can Make the Transition From Multi-Source Data To Actionable Intelligence to Improve Decision-Making

Emmanuelle Villot - Defence Marketing Manager, Intelligence, Airbus Defence and Space Jérôme Auger - Defence Marketing Manager, Intelligence, Airbus Defence and Space
Visit https://dgi.wbresearch.com/ for up-to-date information about this exciting session 

Emmanuelle Villot

Defence Marketing Manager, Intelligence
Airbus Defence and Space

Jérôme Auger

Defence Marketing Manager
Intelligence, Airbus Defence and Space

Find out from a panel of international experts how different nations are prioritising the standardisation of geospatial data to make analysts’ lives easier and commanders’ decisions more effective:
 
·         Why do standards make analysts’ lives easier?
·         What are different nations doing to drive the standardisation agenda today?
·         How can the link between better standards and more successful mission outcomes be measured more effectively?
·         What can you do to ensure your organisation is adopting data standards in support of greater interoperability?
 
Mr Simmons is a senior leader at the industry association OGC, coordinating member-driven standards development activities and ensures that all OGC standards progress through the organization’s consensus process to approval and publication.
 
Captain Jones has 30 years’ experience across the military geospatial intelligence domains, and is now heading up the Earth Observation effort within the Geospatial Commission for the UK government.
 
Lt Colonel Hopkins’ previous roles include serving at the MCE as a Troop Commander and at CANSCOM as Deputy Director of Special Operations.
 
Ms Faraon previously held the role of Deputy Division Chief for the Source GEOINT Transformation Office at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. She was responsible for guiding NGA’s transformation in visualization services, NGA acquisitions of web and mobile applications, including NGA advancements in mobile technology.

Scott Simmons

Director
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)

Captain Martin Jones

Head of Earth Observation, Geospatial Commission
UK Cabinet Office

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Lt Colonel Jamie Hopkins

Commanding Officer, Mapping and Charting Establishment
Canadian Armed Forces

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Jennifer Faraon

Senior Foundation Liaison
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

5:30 pm - 5:35 pm Chairperson’s Summary

5:35 pm - 6:35 pm Grand Opening of the Exhibition and Drinks Reception