DGI 2021

01 - 03 February, 2021

Intercontinental London – The O2

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 - Tom Webber, Director, DGI

8:50 am - 9:00 am Opening Remarks

Colonel Roly Cockwell, Joint User C4ISR GEOINT at UK STRATCOM

Colonel Roly Cockwell

Joint User C4ISR GEOINT
UK STRATCOM

9:00 am - 9:20 am Guest Keynote with Live Polling – How to Create Appropriate Foundation Geospatial Data to Assist 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, Geospatial Strategy Advisor at .

Vanessa Lawrence

Geospatial Strategy Advisor
.

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?
D. Guy Jordan, Assistant Director of Intelligence at Headquarters US Marine Corps

D. Guy Jordan

Assistant Director of Intelligence
Headquarters US Marine Corps

9:40 am - 10:00 am UK DGC Keynote – Automation and Foundation GEOINT: Evolution or Revolution?

·         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, UK MoD

Ian Spencer

Director, Defence Geographic Centre
National Centre for Geospatial Intelligence, UK MoD

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
Jim Hill, Research Engineer at Engineer Research and Development Center, US Army Corps of Engineers

Jim Hill

Research Engineer
Engineer Research and Development Center, US Army Corps of Engineers

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

Agnieszka Lukaszczyk, Senior Director for European Affairs at PLANET LABS

Agnieszka Lukaszczyk

Senior Director for European Affairs
PLANET LABS

Ian Spencer, Director, Defence Geographic Centre at National Centre for Geospatial Intelligence, UK MoD

Ian Spencer

Director, Defence Geographic Centre
National Centre for Geospatial Intelligence, UK MoD

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

Dr. Debbie Fugate

Deputy Director
National Geospatial Program, United States Geological Survey

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

Major Denise Sweet, Deputy Commanding Officer Mapping and Charting Establishment at Commander Canadian Forces Intelligence Group , Canadian Armed Forces

Major Denise Sweet

Deputy Commanding Officer Mapping and Charting Establishment
Commander Canadian Forces Intelligence Group , Canadian Armed Forces

Patrick A. Blott, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Intermap Technologies Corp and Intermap Federal Services Corp

Patrick A. Blott

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Intermap Technologies Corp and Intermap Federal Services Corp

Al Di Leonardo, Co-Ceo at Black Cape

Al Di Leonardo

Co-Ceo
Black Cape

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

TRACKS

Room - Westbourne 3

Track A - Leveraging Commercial Innovation

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Practitioner Case Study – Why Can’t We Leverage Commercial Partnerships whilst Retaining Control Over Quality and Process Management?
Wend Williamson, Assistant Director, Foundation at Defence Geographic Centre, NCGI, UK MoD

Wend Williamson

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

Marlene Meyer, Deputy National Geospatial Officer, Joint GEOMETOC Support Center at Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization

Marlene Meyer

Deputy National Geospatial Officer, Joint GEOMETOC Support Center
Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization

Colonel Roly Cockwell, Joint User C4ISR GEOINT at UK STRATCOM

Colonel Roly Cockwell

Joint User C4ISR GEOINT
UK STRATCOM

George O’Hanian

Branch Chief, Military Engineering and Survey Support
US Army Geospatial Center (AGC)

Jon Lipinski, President at Ecopia

Jon Lipinski

President
Ecopia

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

Wend Williamson

Assistant Director, Foundation
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?

Raviv Brueller

Chief Executive Officer
Eternix

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

John Beckner, Founder and CEO at Horizon Technologies

John Beckner

Founder and CEO
Horizon Technologies

Room - Westbourne 4

Track B - Applying Automation, AI and ML

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm AI Case Study– AI Solutions to the Geospatial Data Tsunami
·         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, National Mapping Team International Government Business Development at Esri

Randall Billy

National Mapping Team International Government Business Development
Esri

Track B - Applying Automation, AI and ML

2:40 pm - 3:00 pm Practitioner Case Study – Lessons Learned Deploying Actionable AI for Defence & Intelligence Customers
AI is hard and misleading. Proofs of concept are easy, achieving operational performances at scale is extremely demanding. In this presentation Earthcube will share insights on how the company tackles this multi-dimensional challenge and both the tools and tradecraft required to achieve it.AI is hard and misleading. Proofs of concept are easy, achieving operational performances at scale is extremely demanding. In this presentation Earthcube will share insights on how the company tackles this multi-dimensional challenge and both the tools and tradecraft required to achieve it.
Mathieu Goebel, Head of Sales at EarthCube

Mathieu Goebel

Head of Sales
EarthCube

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

·         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
 
Andrew Page, Assistant Chief of Staff, Communication Information Systems at NATO HQ

Andrew Page

Assistant Chief of Staff, Communication Information Systems
NATO HQ

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, NGA Partner Engagement Officer for Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and Augmentation (AAA) at NGA

Michaela Mesquite

NGA Partner Engagement Officer for Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and Augmentation (AAA)
NGA

Ian Spencer, Director, Defence Geographic Centre at National Centre for Geospatial Intelligence, UK MoD

Ian Spencer

Director, Defence Geographic Centre
National Centre for Geospatial Intelligence, UK MoD

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

Streams

Room - Westbourne 3 and 4

Innovation in Foundation Geospatial Data

4:30 pm - 4:50 pm AI Keynote– AI Solutions to the Geospatial Data Tsunami
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

Innovation in Foundation Geospatial Data

4:50 pm - 5:10 pm UK Keynote– How is the UK Enhancing Exploitation and Analysis of Geospatial Data in Support of Future Missions?
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

4:50 pm - 5:10 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


·         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

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

Alvaro Rodriguez, Deputy Head of Operations at EU Satellite Centre (EUSATCEN)

Alvaro Rodriguez

Deputy Head of Operations
EU Satellite Centre (EUSATCEN)

Andrew Page, Assistant Chief of Staff, Communication Information Systems at NATO HQ

Andrew Page

Assistant Chief of Staff, Communication Information Systems
NATO HQ

Room - Oak 3

Leadership Workshop

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Interactive Workshop – Succeeding in GEOINT with Component-Based Architectures

Lynwood Bishop, Chief Executive Officer at MapLarge

Lynwood Bishop

Chief Executive Officer
MapLarge

5:50 pm - 6:00 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

Colonel Roly Cockwell, Joint User C4ISR GEOINT at UK STRATCOM

Colonel Roly Cockwell

Joint User C4ISR GEOINT
UK STRATCOM

6:00 pm - 6:00 pm Grand Opening of the Exhibition and Drinks Reception

Room – New Kings Room