DGI 2020

20 - 22 January, 2020

Royal Lancaster London

44 (0) 207 368 9836

Focus Day - January 20

Modernising Foundation Geospatial Data

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

8:45 am - 8:50 am Organiser’s Welcome Address - Tom Webber, Director, DGI

Colonel Roly Cockwell, Department Head Joint User C4ISR, Joint Forces Command at UK MoD

Colonel Roly Cockwell

Department Head Joint User C4ISR, Joint Forces Command
UK MoD

9:00 am - 9:20 am Opening Keynote with Live Polling – How can Better Quality Foundation Geospatial Data Reshape Military and Civilian Operations?

·         What does good foundation geospatial data look like?
·         What are the key drivers for modernising your foundation geospatial data without delay?
·         How foundation geospatial data can transform civilian and military mission outcomes
·         How can you collaborate with industry to modernise foundation geospatial data?
Vanessa Lawrence, Senior Advisor at World Bank

Vanessa Lawrence

Senior Advisor
World Bank

9:20 am - 9:40 am US Marine Corps Keynote – What do Mission Commanders Really Need from Geospatial Intelligence in Modern Operations?

·         What do mission commanders need from geospatial intelligence today?
·         What are the lessons learned from recent operations in the use of geospatial intelligence that can be improved upon
·         Which processes need to be revisited to ensure commanders receive better geospatial intelligence?
·         What are the enabling capabilities and technologies for the future of geospatial intelligence?
BGen Melvin G. Carter USMC, Director of Intelligence at Headquarters Marine Corps

BGen Melvin G. Carter USMC

Director of Intelligence
Headquarters Marine Corps

9:40 am - 10:00 am UK MoD Keynote – How to Align Your Foundation Geospatial Data Strategy with Evolving Demands of Mission Intelligence

·         How are the demands on mission intelligence evolving?
·         How can modernisation of foundation geospatial data lead to better mission intelligence?
·         How to achieve better alignment between foundation geospatial data strategy and anticipated demands on geospatial intelligence
·         3 ways you can improve interoperability and exchange of geospatial data for improved collaboration in future missions
 
Ian Spencer, Director, Defence Geographic Centre at National Centre for Geospatial Intelligence

Ian Spencer

Director, Defence Geographic Centre
National Centre for Geospatial Intelligence

10:00 am - 10:20 am US Army Keynote – How GEOINT Provide the Foundation that Enables the Six Current Army Modernization Priorities

·         Latest updates and priorities from the US Army Geospatial Center
·         How the US Army is improving the collection and validation of geospatial requirements in support of new policy
·         Planned high-priority investments in new capabilities over the coming years
·         Vision for enhanced synchronisation and collaboration 
Gary Blohm, Director at US Army Geospatial Center

Gary Blohm

Director
US Army Geospatial Center

·         Why is it so critical to continuously improve the common operational picture as increasingly more geospatial data becomes available?
·         What are the key challenges facing intelligence leaders responsible for fusing classified and unclassified geospatial data and how are they being addressed?
·         What role can technology play in improving the fusion of geospatial data to enrich intelligence?
·         How to collaborate with international partners to improve the common operational picture
Will Mortenson, Head of NOME and Volunteer Geographic Information at NGA

Will Mortenson

Head of NOME and Volunteer Geographic Information
NGA

Matt Wood, Sales Director, Europe and NATO at Planet

Matt Wood

Sales Director, Europe and NATO
Planet

Bret Rodgers, Subject Matter Expert, Human Geography, Geospatial Intelligence Division at Marine Corps Intelligence Activity

Bret Rodgers

Subject Matter Expert, Human Geography, Geospatial Intelligence Division
Marine Corps Intelligence Activity

Nathan Kehler

Executive Director
Canadian Research and Mapping Association (CRMA)

11:00 am - 11:40 am Morning Networking Break

11:40 am - 12:00 pm Guest Keynote – Bringing in Economics: Opportunities and Challenges for the GEOINT Enterprise

·         Why does economics have greater relevance for modern-day defence and security?
·         How can a better understanding of economics impact your GEOINT strategy?
·         How to effectively apply analysis of economics in the GEOINT exploitation process
·         Which industry partners can help you integrate economic data alongside other sources to enrich your GEOINT?
Anthony Vinci, Technology Leader, Bridgewater Associates and Former Chief Technology Officer at National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA)

Anthony Vinci

Technology Leader, Bridgewater Associates and Former Chief Technology Officer
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA)

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Innovation Keynote – How to Effectively Deploy GEOINT Innovation Within Your Current Mission Architecture

·         How to address the exponential increase in geospatial data
·         How can continual innovation in machine learning, artificial intelligence and advanced analytics help?
·         What are the specific benefits of automated extraction in the delivery of more effective geospatial intelligence
·         New insight into the successful implementation of advanced geospatial data management across multiple security enclaves while enabling enhanced cross-community collaboration
 
Krishin Asnani, Director of Business Development at BAE Systems Geospatial eXploitation Products (GXP)

Krishin Asnani

Director of Business Development
BAE Systems Geospatial eXploitation Products (GXP)

·         How to develop the right organisational structure and teams to continuously improve collection and production of high-quality foundation geospatial data
·         Which process improvements can genuinely transform the quality of your foundation geospatial data?
·         Top tools and technologies to help you enhance the quality of your foundation geospatial data
·         How can you collaborate with government and industry partners to modernise foundation geospatial data in new and more effective ways?
Bill Goetz, Director of Source Foundation at NGA

Bill Goetz

Director of Source Foundation
NGA

Wend Williamson, Assistant Director, Foundation at Defence Geographic Centre, NCGI, UK MoD

Wend Williamson

Assistant Director, Foundation
Defence Geographic Centre, NCGI, UK MoD

Debbie Fugate, Deputy Director at National Geospatial Program, United States Geological Survey

Debbie Fugate

Deputy Director
National Geospatial Program, United States Geological Survey

Major Denise Sweet

Deputy Commanding Officer Mapping and Charting Establishment
Canadian Armed Forces

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Lunch Break

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunchtime Masterclass

TRACKS

Track A - Leveraging Commercial Innovation

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Oxford-Style Debate: The Benefits Outweigh the Risks When Outsourcing Geospatial Intelligence Processes – For and Against
·         Lessons learned in geospatial data quality management from recent intelligence operations
·         What are the top 5 challenges all intelligence leaders are trying to address today?
·         How are modern operations creating new demands on the quality of intelligence required by commanders?
·         How can you partner with industry to continuously improve the quality of geospatial intelligence in future operations?

Track A - Leveraging Commercial Innovation

2:40 pm - 3:00 pm Practitioner Case Study - How to Leverage Commercial Partnerships whilst Retaining Control Over Quality and Process Management
Mandy Warrington-Brown, Assistant Director, Collection, Defence Geographic Centre at NCGI ,UK MoD

Mandy Warrington-Brown

Assistant Director, Collection, Defence Geographic Centre
NCGI ,UK MoD

Track A - Leveraging Commercial Innovation

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm Innovation Case Study – How to Enrich Your Geospatial Data for Advanced Mapping Capabilities
·         What are the major mapping and charting initiatives currently underway in the Nordic region?
·         How have commercial partners enabled faster progress mapping and charting large areas of the Nordic region?
·         Lesson learned from collaborating and delivering new mapping and charting capabilities
·         What will be the model for future public-private partnerships in the Nordic region?

Track A - Leveraging Commercial Innovation

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm Fireside Chat with Live Polling – How can Public-Private Partnerships be Improved to Help Modernise Foundation Geospatial Data in the Future?
·         How to engage new suppliers in deeper partnerships from the outset
·         What are the key benefits of improving public-private partnerships for all parties?
·         5 examples of successful public-private partnerships you can adapt lessons from for your organisation
·         How to build the case for greater investment in your public-private partnerships
 
Anthony Vinci, Technology Leader, Bridgewater Associates and Former Chief Technology Officer at National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA)

Anthony Vinci

Technology Leader, Bridgewater Associates and Former Chief Technology Officer
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA)

Ryan Lewis, General Manager at SpaceNet

Ryan Lewis

General Manager
SpaceNet

Track B - Applying Automation, AI and ML

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Practitioner Case Study – How to Decide Which Intelligence Questions Should be Solved by AI and ML and Which Ones by Humans
·         How has decision making evolved since AI and ML techniques have become more commonplace?
·         What are the key questions that need answering in modern intelligence missions?
·         How to develop a robust system that keeps the human in the loop
·         Emerging technologies that can support future human-machine interaction
 
Dr (Lt Colonel ret’d) Michael Thomas, Professor of Cyberwarfare Studies at US Air War College

Dr (Lt Colonel ret’d) Michael Thomas

Professor of Cyberwarfare Studies
US Air War College

Track B - Applying Automation, AI and ML

2:20 pm - 2:40 pm Innovation Case Study – Leveraging Automation in Foundation Production to be Mission Responsive
·         Why are agencies increasingly looking to automate map production?
·         Who will benefit most from greater automation of foundation production?
·         How GIS now provides powerful capabilities to support modernisation of foundation geospatial data
·         How can techniques such as AI and ML help facilitate change detection and automated feature extraction in 2D and 3D
Randall Billy, Director, National Security Programs at MarkLogic

Randall Billy

Director, National Security Programs
MarkLogic

Track B - Applying Automation, AI and ML

2:40 pm - 3:00 pm Client/Supplier Case Study – How to Leverage Automation, AI and ML to Access More Accurate and Reliable Information for Faster, More Affordable Analysis

Track B - Applying Automation, AI and ML

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm Innovation Case Study – How to Apply Machine Learning and Gain Information and Mission Advantages in the Maritime Domain
·                     How to use historic data to find anomalies in patterns-of-life behavior
·                     How to add additional data sources to validate anomaly behavior
·                     Effectively using deep learning and other machine learning tools to fuse and analyse data sources
·                     How to analyse and simulate alternatives for counteraction based on multi-option analytics
Dr. Uwe Jasnoch, Vice President Business Development, Geospatial Division at Hexagon

Dr. Uwe Jasnoch

Vice President Business Development, Geospatial Division
Hexagon

Track B - Applying Automation, AI and ML

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm Panel Discussion with Live Polling – How can You Assign Accountability and Responsibility When Applying AI and ML to Transform Your Foundation Geospatial Data?
·         How do accountability and responsibility change in man-machine environments?
·         How to strike the best balance between human and machine activities when modernising your foundation geospatial data?
·         How to adapt your existing organisational structure and culture to ensure there is the right level of accountability and responsibility as AI and ML become more commonplace
·         What to look for from providers of AI and ML enabled tools
 
Dr (Lt Colonel ret’d) Michael Thomas, Professor of Cyberwarfare Studies at US Air War College

Dr (Lt Colonel ret’d) Michael Thomas

Professor of Cyberwarfare Studies
US Air War College

Michaela Mesquite, Senior Leader, AAA Team at NGA

Michaela Mesquite

Senior Leader, AAA Team
NGA

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

Streams

Innovation in Foundation Geospatial Data

4:40 pm - 5:00 pm UK Keynote– Observation and Lessons Learned Leveraging Geospatial Data in Deployed Operations
Lt Colonel Richard Blunt, Commander, Royal Engineers (Geographic) at National Centre for Geospatial Intelligence (NCGI), UK MoD

Lt Colonel Richard Blunt

Commander, Royal Engineers (Geographic)
National Centre for Geospatial Intelligence (NCGI), UK MoD

Innovation in Foundation Geospatial Data

5:00 pm - 5:20 pm Innovation Keynote – Enhancing your Geospatial Innovation Ecosystem with Mapbox to Continuously Improve your Geospatial Intelligence Capability
Anthony Calamito, Director, Government Solutions at Mapbox

Anthony Calamito

Director, Government Solutions
Mapbox

Innovation in Foundation Geospatial Data

5:20 pm - 6:00 pm Panel Discussion with Live Polling - How Can You Drive Innovation in the Modernisation of Foundation Geospatial Data?

·         How to find a common definition of innovation everyone can work towards inside and outside your organisation
·         What types of innovation will help sustain the modernisation of your foundation geospatial data?
·         How to find innovation champions who can accelerate and support relevant initiatives
·         How can greater international cooperating help you become more innovative?
Christy Monaco, Director of the Office of Innovation at NGA

Christy Monaco

Director of the Office of Innovation
NGA

Ivan B. DeLoatch, Executive Director, Federal Geographic Data Committee at U.S. Geological Survey

Ivan B. DeLoatch

Executive Director, Federal Geographic Data Committee
U.S. Geological Survey

Lt Colonel Richard Blunt, Commander, Royal Engineers (Geographic) at National Centre for Geospatial Intelligence (NCGI), UK MoD

Lt Colonel Richard Blunt

Commander, Royal Engineers (Geographic)
National Centre for Geospatial Intelligence (NCGI), UK MoD

Roundtables

4:40 pm - 6:00 pm How to Master:
·         Blockchain in Defence
·         Increasing Automation
·         Applying AI and ML
·         Exploitation and Analysis
·         Working with Start-Ups
 
Colonel Roly Cockwell, Department Head Joint User C4ISR, Joint Forces Command at UK MoD

Colonel Roly Cockwell

Department Head Joint User C4ISR, Joint Forces Command
UK MoD

6:05 pm - 7:05 pm Grand Opening of the Exhibition and Drinks Reception