DGI 2019

28 - 30 January, 2019

Royal Lancaster London

44 (0) 207 368 9836

2019 Speakers

Dan Visone
Director, of the Systems & Acquisition Support Directorate Geospatial Acqu
US Army

Dan Visone has served as the Director of the Geospatial Acquisition Support Directorate (GASD) since February 2009. His directorate is responsible for providing geospatial engineering and domain support to the Army Acquisition Community for implementation of the Army Geospatial Enterprise(AGE). The GASD is directly responsible for developing and maintaining the AGE profile of geospatial standards and formats; creating and maintaining the Army Geospatial Data Model; developing and maintaining a DOD Architecture Framework-compliant AGE architecture; developing and maintaining a list of AGE-compliant Common Applications/Services; and establishing and maintaining AGE geospatial interoperability certification criteria. Mr Visone is among the most senior figures contributing to DGI in 2015 and we are delighted to host him at the event.

Colonel Graham Livesey
Head of Geospatial Policy. Joint Forces Command
Major General James Hockenhull
Chief of Defence Intelligence
Major General Raul Escribano
Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence
Dan Visone
Director, Systems and Acquisition Support Directorate
US Army Geospatial Center
Pascal Legai
European Union Satellite Centre

Mr. Pascal LEGAI has been the Director of the European Union Satellite Centre since 1st January 2015 and after four years as Deputy Director. Brigadier General LEGAI, was an intelligence officer in the French Air Force since 1988. He was appointed as a geographer in the French Air Force staff in Paris (1994-1999). He was also the Head of the French Imagery Intelligence Centre (2004-2006), Human Resources advisor of the French Air Force (2006-2008) and the Commanding Officer of the Air Force Base in Grenoble (2008-2010). He holds a PhD in International Relations, a law degree, a master degree in Imagery Processing and in British Civilization and an Engineer Diploma in the field of the geographic sciences.

Professor Penny Endersby
Division Head, Cyber and Information Systems Division
Colonel D R Cockwell
ACOS J5 Force Development and CRE Geo
Joint Forces Intelligence Group, UK MoD
Colonel David Pendall
Head of Intelligence (G2)
US Army Europe
Colonel Graham Livesey
Head of Geospatial Policy
Joint Forces Command, UK MoD
Colonel Orest Babij
Canadian Forces Intelligence Group
Group Captain Colin Bruce
Chief of Staff, Head - Analysis
National Centre for Geospatial Intelligence
Lt Colonel Albert Mannard
Commanding Officer
Canadian Forces Joint Imagery Centre
Lt Colonel Andrew Page
Geospatial Officer, INT/SPT
European Union Military Staff
Lt Colonel Charalampos Paraschou
Chief Geospatial Intelligence Officer
NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece
Lt Colonel Chris Middleton
National Centre for Geospatial Intelligence
Lt Colonel Jamie Hopkins
Commanding Officer
MCE, Canadian Armed Forces
Lt Colonel Michael Thomas
Professor of Cyberwarfare Studies
US Air War College
Lt Colonel Vyron Antonoiu
Head of Terrain Analysis Branch
MultiNational Geospatial Support Group (MN GSG)
Steve Pyatt
Director, Plans and Policy, Geospatial Intelligence
New Zealand Defence Forces
Dan Scott
NGA College Director
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Adriano Baptista
Head of Operations Division
European Union Satellite Centre
Captain Martin Jones
Head of Earth Observation, Geospatial Commission
UK Cabinet Office
Chris Hewett
Assistant Secretary GEOINT Capability Development
Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (or colleague)
Chris Symonds
Royal School of Military Survey, UK MoD
Gary Dunow
Chief, International Support Team, Canada and UK
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Gordon Campbell
Science, Applications and Climate Department, Directorate of EO Programmes
European Space Agency (ESA)
Jean Smith
Assistant Director Research
Defence Geographic Centre
Lt Commander Niyazi Okan Coban
Exercise Staff Officer, Maritime Security Centre of Excellence-MARSEC COE
Turkish Navy
Colonel (ret’d) John Kedar
Director of International Engagement
Ordnance Survey
Colonel (ret’d) Neil Thompson
Former Head of Geospatial Intelligence Group
Canadian Armed Forces
Mick Cory
Secretary General
Professor Todd S. Bacastow
Professor of Practice for Geospatial Intelligence
Penn State University
Vice Admiral (ret’d) Robert B. Murrett
Former Director
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Sean Corbett
Director of Security and Geo-intelligence

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.  He has unparalleled international credentials within the defence intelligence community, having worked at senior levels in NATO and most recently as the first non-US Deputy Director of a US Intelligence Agency. As the Deputy Director for Commonwealth Integration at the Defence Intelligence Agency he focused on the sharing of intelligence between Australia, Canada and New Zealand, the US and UK. At Earth-i Sean is working with the UK’s Ministry of Defence and other military and security organisations, both within and outside the UK.

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