DGI 2019

28 - 30 January, 2019

Royal Lancaster London

44 (0) 207 368 9836

Scott Dewar


Director
Australian Geospatial Intelligence Organisation (AGO)


9:50 AM Panel and Live Polling - How should We Adapt the Geospatial Intelligence Profession and Tradecraft To Maintain National, Regional and Global Security?

Most will agree that geospatial intelligence now plays a fundamental role in the success of most missions and without it speed and accuracy of decision making are dramatically reduced. What must be done to ensure the impact of geospatial intelligence is well communicated and the profession is properly funded? Find out from experts:
 
·         Are the benefits of geospatial intelligence properly understood at the highest levels?
·         Do communities of interest such as industry and academia receive sufficient support from government to evolve?
·         Are the correct career paths in place to sustain the profession?
·         What can you do continuously improve the perception and position of geospatial intelligence in your organisation?
 
Mr Dewar recently took over as the Director, Australian Geospatial Intelligence Organisation (AGO) in 2018. Previously he held the post of Deputy Secretary Strategic Policy and Intelligence, with stewardship of the Defence intelligence agencies, and lead responsibility for Defence’s strategic, international and industry policy.
 
Ms Schnarre is responsible for defining the strategic direction of the agency and implementing that strategy.  She provides oversight, synchronization, guidance, and development of NGA, National System for Geospatial Intelligence, and Allied System for Geospatial Intelligence strategic direction, future resource programming, capabilities planning and acquisition, innovation, research, and the adoption of new technologies supporting GEOINT requirements.
 
Brigadier (ret’d) Davies runs the Intelligence Solutions business area in the Intelligence and Security division of Raytheon UK. His responsibilities include software development and geospatial intelligence programmes. Prior to joining Raytheon, Nick served in the British Army and Joint Forces as a communications engineer, then in the Parachute Regiment, and latterly in appointments in intelligence, cyber and electronic warfare.
 
Lt General Hockenhull is one of the most decorated military intelligence leaders in the UK promoted to Major General in 2012 and Lt General in 2018. As Chief of Defence Intelligence he develops and implements UK national military intelligence strategy.

11:10 AM Presentation - How to Improve Access to Geospatial Intelligence in Operations in order to Empower Leaders to Be More Decisive

Meet and learn from the new Director of the leading geospatial intelligence agency in Australia his vision for transforming national capability in support of current defence priorities:
 
·         AGO today: organisation, leadership and vision for the future
·         How AGO sees the threat landscape evolving in APAC and beyond
·         Plans to transform access to geospatial intelligence and decision making for leaders of operations
·         Setting out AGO’s industry engagement strategy for 2019-2020
 
Mr Dewar recently took over as the Director, Australian Geospatial Intelligence Organisation (AGO) in 2018. Previously he held the post of Deputy Secretary Strategic Policy and Intelligence, with stewardship of the Defence intelligence agencies, and lead responsibility for Defence’s strategic, international and industry policy.

10:10 AM Panel with Live Polling – How can You Establish Strategic Partnerships that will Help You Innovate at Speed

Critical missions need to operate "at the speed of innovation's edge." To accelerate mission delivery with lower risk and cost, the current paradigm of Government/Industry needs to transform into a more transparent and productive partnership.  Partnering with Industry and Academia allows Agencies to:
 
·         Bring proven innovative capabilities to meet challenges rapidly and retain decision advantage
·         Transform processes and procedures to accelerate innovation, speed up time to production, and remove obstacles to maximize mission impact
·         Share tailored datasets, views, and workflows so that all functions are supported in the field
 
Mr Moeder serves as a senior advisor for substantive and technical issues along with conducting strategic engagement and outreach for analytic operations to NGA, IC, and DoD senior leaders as well as international partners.
 
Mr Dewar recently took over as the Director, Australian Geospatial Intelligence Organisation (AGO) in 2018. Previously he held the post of Deputy Secretary Strategic Policy and Intelligence, with stewardship of the Defence intelligence agencies, and lead responsibility for Defence’s strategic, international and industry policy.
 
Dr Bray is responsible for designing and implementing business strategy for MapLarge, an innovative provider of collaborative mapping and analytics software.


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