DGI 2020

20 - 22 January, 2020

Royal Lancaster London

44 (0) 207 368 9836

Main Day One - January 21

Leveraging Geospatial Intelligence to Transform Safety, Security and Defence

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 (Retd) John Kedar, CGeog(GIS), FInstRE at FRGS Geospatial Strategy Advisor

Colonel (Retd) John Kedar

CGeog(GIS), FInstRE
FRGS Geospatial Strategy Advisor

9:00 am - 9:20 am Opening Welcome Address – Assessing the Key Risks and Opportunities Facing Modern-Day Intelligence Leaders Today

·         What are the bigger forces reshaping intelligence today?
·         How can you adapt to keep pace with the new demands on intelligence from increasingly diverse missions?
·         Where can technology help, where can it hinder?
·         What should be the role of the human analyst in the future of geospatial intelligence?
Lt General James Hockenhull, Chief of Defence Intelligence, Joint Forces Command at UK MoD

Lt General James Hockenhull

Chief of Defence Intelligence, Joint Forces Command
UK MoD

9:20 am - 9:50 am Guest Keynote Address – Introducing NGA’s Guiding Principles for Transformation of Geospatial Intelligence Capability in Support of Mission Partners

·         Introducing the NGA’s 4 pillars for organisational transformation
·         How is the NGA changing its approach to cooperation and collaboration with mission partners?
·         Where can industry support the NGA with its most pressing technological needs and requirements?
·         How will the NGA continue to develop its people in line with a dynamic man-machine operational environment?
Vice Admiral Robert Sharp, Director at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Vice Admiral Robert Sharp

Director
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

9:50 am - 10:20 am UK Keynote Address – How the UK is Evolving its National Geospatial Intelligence Capability for the Next Operational Environment

·         How are geopolitical shifts impacting the UK intelligence environment?
·         How is UK geospatial intelligence being leveraged to address emerging security risks and threats?
·         What will the UK be doing differently to maintain superior intelligence capabilities and stronger partnerships?
·         What is the roadmap for future investment in geospatial intelligence in the UK?
 
Air Vice-Marshal Ian Vallely, Director, Cyber Intelligence and Information Integration, Joint Forces Command at UK MoD

Air Vice-Marshal Ian Vallely

Director, Cyber Intelligence and Information Integration, Joint Forces Command
UK MoD

10:20 am - 11:00 am Morning Networking Break and VIP Guided Tours

Leveraging Geospatial Intelligence to Transform Safety, Security and Defence

11:00 am - 11:20 am NCGI Keynote Address – How to Improve Organisational Set Up, Interagency Collaboration and External Partnerships to Prepare for Unknown Risks

·         How can geospatial intelligence play a bigger role in the emerging risk environment
·         How should you respond in your approach to organisational set up and preparedness
·         Where can better interagency collaboration enhance your ability to be more agile and responsive
·         What are the characteristics of external partnerships that will most prepare you for unknown risks ahead?
Brigadier Chris Middleton, Commander at National Centre for Geospatial Intelligence

Brigadier Chris Middleton

Commander
National Centre for Geospatial Intelligence

11:20 am - 11:40 am Innovation Case Study – Delivering Improved Location Intelligence through Organisational Transformation

·         Observations from partnerships with organisations which have successfully used location intelligence
·         What are the key factors to consider when adopting and sustaining technology to meet changing mission requirements?
·         How to engage leadership in taking a more holistic approach to technology deployment
·         How to support ongoing adoption of new technologies so they stick

11:40 am - 12:00 pm Canada Keynote Address – Operationalising RADARSAT and How it Will Strengthen Canadian National Geospatial Intelligence Capacity in the Future

·         Programme background: history of RADARSAT
·         How are RADARSAT industry partners enabling faster progress
·         How will RADARSAT contribute to greater intelligence capacity for Canada in the near term?
·         How mission partners will benefit from RADARSAT too
Colonel Orest Babij, Commander at Canadian Forces Intelligence Group

Colonel Orest Babij

Commander
Canadian Forces Intelligence Group

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Innovation Keynote – Enabling a Future Autonomous World through Location Intelligence

·         How is the vision of location and guidance realized by HERE?
·         Moving from 2D to 4D: what to expect from future digital mapping
·         How lessons learned from transforming global data for truck routing can be applied in military environments
·         How to leverage terrestrial LiDAR for Situational Awareness, roads and bridge assessments
Jennifer Daniel, Associate Deputy Director for Enterprise at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

Jennifer Daniel

Associate Deputy Director for Enterprise
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

Lt Colonel Aaron Mikkelsen

Director, GEOINT
New Zealand Defence Forces

Colonel Orest Babij, Commander at Canadian Forces Intelligence Group

Colonel Orest Babij

Commander
Canadian Forces Intelligence Group

Brigadier Chris Middleton, Commander at National Centre for Geospatial Intelligence

Brigadier Chris Middleton

Commander
National Centre for Geospatial Intelligence

12:40 pm - 1:45 pm Networking Lunch Break and VIP Guided Tours

12:40 pm - 1:45 pm Women in Intelligence Lunch

Vanessa Lawrence, Senior Advisor at World Bank

Vanessa Lawrence

Senior Advisor
World Bank

Group 5

Track A - Innovation in Imagery Exploitation and Analysis

1:45 pm - 2:05 pm Practitioner Case Study – How the UK Will Procure the Next Generation of Picasso to Continuously Improve National Geospatial Intelligence Capability
Captain Derek Swannick, Head, Imagery and Geospatial Systems (IMaGE), ISS Dev, Intelligence Systems, at UK MoD

Captain Derek Swannick

Head, Imagery and Geospatial Systems (IMaGE), ISS Dev, Intelligence Systems,
UK MoD

Track A - Innovation in Imagery Exploitation and Analysis

2:05 pm - 2:25 pm Innovation Case Study – Enhancing Global Monitoring with the BlackSky Satellite Constellation
Scott Herman, VP Product Development at BlackSky Global LLC

Scott Herman

VP Product Development
BlackSky Global LLC

Track A - Innovation in Imagery Exploitation and Analysis

2:25 pm - 3:05 pm Panel Discussion with Live Polling – How Can You Leverage Imagery as a Service to Improve Decision Making in the Full Spectrum of Missions?
Charles Beattie, Senior Imagery Analyst Officer at OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

Charles Beattie

Senior Imagery Analyst Officer
OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

Captain Derek Swannick, Head, Imagery and Geospatial Systems (IMaGE), ISS Dev, Intelligence Systems, at UK MoD

Captain Derek Swannick

Head, Imagery and Geospatial Systems (IMaGE), ISS Dev, Intelligence Systems,
UK MoD

Ryan Lewis, General Manager at SpaceNet

Ryan Lewis

General Manager
SpaceNet

Track B - Advancing Remote Sensing and Space-Based Intelligence

1:45 pm - 2:05 pm Practitioner Case Study – Modern Applications of EO to Support Rule of Law in Areas Affected by Fragility, Conflict and Violence
Dr Gordon Campbell, Head of Enterprise, Science, Applications and Climate Department, Directorate of EO Programmes at European Space Agency

Dr Gordon Campbell

Head of Enterprise, Science, Applications and Climate Department, Directorate of EO Programmes
European Space Agency

Track B - Advancing Remote Sensing and Space-Based Intelligence

2:05 pm - 2:25 pm Innovation Case Study – Breakthroughs in Imagery Intelligence (IMINT) for Modern Missions
Joe Drummey, Senior Director, Government Strategy, MAXAR at NGA

Joe Drummey

Senior Director, Government Strategy, MAXAR
NGA

Track B - Advancing Remote Sensing and Space-Based Intelligence

2:25 pm - 3:05 pm Panel Discussion with Live Polling – How Can You Leverage New Investments in Space Programmes and Gain Greater Access to Better Quality Imagery?
Dave Hoerner, Mission Manager for Space and Chief, SPACECOM Support Team at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

Dave Hoerner

Mission Manager for Space and Chief, SPACECOM Support Team
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

Dr Gordon Campbell, Head of Enterprise, Science, Applications and Climate Department, Directorate of EO Programmes at European Space Agency

Dr Gordon Campbell

Head of Enterprise, Science, Applications and Climate Department, Directorate of EO Programmes
European Space Agency

Rafal Modrzewski, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder at ICEYE

Rafal Modrzewski

Chief Executive Officer and co-founder
ICEYE

Track C - New Frontiers in Geospatial Data Management

1:45 pm - 2:05 pm Practitioner Case Study – How to Improve Access to Quality-Assured, Authoritative Geospatial Data for Analysis in High Pressure Missions?
Pete deLuca, GEOINT Manager at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Pete deLuca

GEOINT Manager
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Track C - New Frontiers in Geospatial Data Management

2:05 pm - 2:25 pm Innovation Case Study – Making Trusted GEOINT Possible with Modern Data Management Solutions
John Delay, Senior Scientist, Strategy and Architecture, Geospatial Solutions at L3Harris

John Delay

Senior Scientist, Strategy and Architecture, Geospatial Solutions
L3Harris

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

Pete deLuca, GEOINT Manager at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Pete deLuca

GEOINT Manager
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

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

Track D - Transforming Training and Tradecraft

1:45 pm - 2:05 pm Academic Case Study – Moving from the Predictive to the Prescriptive: How will Analysts Generate Geospatial Intelligence in the Future?
Professor Todd Bacastow, Professor of Practice for Geospatial Intelligence at Penn State University

Professor Todd Bacastow

Professor of Practice for Geospatial Intelligence
Penn State University

Track D - Transforming Training and Tradecraft

2:05 pm - 2:25 pm Practitioner Case Study – How to Adapt Training to Suit Evolving and High Pressure Mission Demands on Analysts
Lt Colonel Al McGrath, Chief Instructor, Defence School of Geospatial Intelligence, Joint Forces Command at UK MoD

Lt Colonel Al McGrath

Chief Instructor, Defence School of Geospatial Intelligence, Joint Forces Command
UK MoD

Colonel (ret’d) Steven Fleming, Professor of Practice, Spatial Sciences, Spatial Sciences Institute at University of Southern California

Colonel (ret’d) Steven Fleming

Professor of Practice, Spatial Sciences, Spatial Sciences Institute
University of Southern California

Colonel Jason Lamb, Director of Intelligence, Analysis and Innovation, Air Education and Training Command at US Air Force

Colonel Jason Lamb

Director of Intelligence, Analysis and Innovation, Air Education and Training Command
US Air Force

Lt Colonel Al McGrath, Chief Instructor, Defence School of Geospatial Intelligence, Joint Forces Command at UK MoD

Lt Colonel Al McGrath

Chief Instructor, Defence School of Geospatial Intelligence, Joint Forces Command
UK MoD

Track E - Synergy Workshops

1:45 pm - 2:05 pm WORKSHOP: Leading Organisation Transformation to Deliver Improved Location Intelligence

3:05 pm - 3:45 pm Afternoon Coffee Break

Group 7

3:45 pm - 4:05 pm Innovation Case Study – How to Enhance Maritime Situational Awareness From Space

John Serafini, Chief Executive Officer at Hawkeye360

John Serafini

Chief Executive Officer
Hawkeye360

4:05 pm - 4:45 pm Panel Discussion with Live Polling – How can Microsatellites Help You Gain More Persistent Surveillance Capabilities?

Dave Hoerner, Mission Manager for Space and Chief, SPACECOM Support Team at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

Dave Hoerner

Mission Manager for Space and Chief, SPACECOM Support Team
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

Robert Boettcher, Chief Geomatics Officer at Canadian Forces Warfare Centre

Robert Boettcher

Chief Geomatics Officer
Canadian Forces Warfare Centre

3:45 pm - 4:05 pm Innovation Case Study – How to Leverage the Benefits of Real-Time Space Based Radar in Future Missions

Joerg Herrmann, Senior Vice President of Sales at Capella Space Corp

Joerg Herrmann

Senior Vice President of Sales
Capella Space Corp

Dave Gauthier, Director of Source Commercial and Business Operations at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

Dave Gauthier

Director of Source Commercial and Business Operations
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

Joseph Casas, S&T Small Missions and DoD Formulation Manager, Partnerships and Formulation Office, Manager, OSD JCTD Arctic Collaborative Environment (ACE) at NASA

Joseph Casas

S&T Small Missions and DoD Formulation Manager, Partnerships and Formulation Office, Manager, OSD JCTD Arctic Collaborative Environment (ACE)
NASA

3:45 pm - 4:05 pm Practitioner Case Study – How the US Army Geospatial Center Plans to Transform its Approach to Geospatial Data Management for Future Mission Support

Dan Visone, Director, Systems and Acquisition Support Directorate at US Army Geospatial Center

Dan Visone

Director, Systems and Acquisition Support Directorate
US Army Geospatial Center

4:05 pm - 4:45 pm Panel Discussion with Live Polling – How can You Rapidly Integrate Data Services to Deliver Superior Access and Exchange of Geospatial Data in any Mission?

Jim Hill, Research Engineer, Office of Research and Technology Transfer at US Army

Jim Hill

Research Engineer, Office of Research and Technology Transfer
US Army

Dena Orlando, Deputy GSD at US Marine Corps Intelligence Activity

Dena Orlando

Deputy GSD
US Marine Corps Intelligence Activity

3:45 pm - 4:05 pm Academic Case Study – Developing GEOINT Education and Training programs for the Future GEOINT Workforce

Colonel (ret’d) Steven Fleming, Professor of Practice, Spatial Sciences, Spatial Sciences Institute at University of Southern California

Colonel (ret’d) Steven Fleming

Professor of Practice, Spatial Sciences, Spatial Sciences Institute
University of Southern California

4:05 pm - 4:45 pm Innovation Panel Discussion – What Can Military Geospatial Intelligence Leaders Learn from the Gaming Sector?

Jim Dolan, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at Illuminate

Jim Dolan

Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
Illuminate

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Workshop: How to Deliver GEOINT at the Edge – Enabling Data Provision in Disconnected Environments

4:45 pm - 5:10 pm Innovation Experience in the Exhibition

5:10 pm - 5:40 pm Guest Keynote Interview – Vital Trends that Will Reshape Climate, Geography, Security and Defence in the Near Future

·         What connects climate change, geography and defence and security?
·         How to reorganise so you are ready to succeed in future missions
·         How is population expansion impacting modern military operations?
·         What can you do to collaborate and partner to overcome these challenges?
Dr Chris Tucker, Author and Chairman at American Geographic Society

Dr Chris Tucker

Author and Chairman
American Geographic Society

Al Di Leonardo, Member of the Board at Special Forces Operations Foundation

Al Di Leonardo

Member of the Board
Special Forces Operations Foundation

5:40 pm - 6:20 pm Dragon’s Den with Chilled Refreshments – Which New Geo Technologies will be the Next Big Game Changers for Geospatial Intelligence?

Colonel (Retd) John Kedar, CGeog(GIS), FInstRE at FRGS Geospatial Strategy Advisor

Colonel (Retd) John Kedar

CGeog(GIS), FInstRE
FRGS Geospatial Strategy Advisor

Vanessa Lawrence, Senior Advisor at World Bank

Vanessa Lawrence

Senior Advisor
World Bank

Mark Munsell, Deputy Director, Chief Information Officer - IT Services at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Mark Munsell

Deputy Director, Chief Information Officer - IT Services
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

6:20 pm - 6:30 pm Closing Remarks – Chair John Kedar, GIS Specialist

Colonel (Retd) John Kedar, CGeog(GIS), FInstRE at FRGS Geospatial Strategy Advisor

Colonel (Retd) John Kedar

CGeog(GIS), FInstRE
FRGS Geospatial Strategy Advisor

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Networking Reception in the Exhibition Hall

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Offsite Reception hosted by Mapbox