Time Event
Exhibit Hall Hours: Monday 10a-5p, Tuesday 10a-5p, Wednesday 10a-3p
Training & Education Sessions (7:00a - 9:00a, River Level 006C-007D)
Meeting — USGIF Modeling & Simulation Working Group (8:00a - 9:00a, River Level 006A/B )

Modeling and Simulation Working Group Meeting

The M&S Working Group has been working with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) to promote interoperability between simulations and sources of GEOINT. We will review accomplishments, discuss plans, and showcase some emerging technology and interoperability efforts from the services and industry.

Master of Ceremonies — Carmen Medina, Founder MedinAnalytics (9:00a - 9:05a, Hall 4A)
The National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG) (9:05a - 10:30a, Hall 4A)
  • Moderator: Keith Masback, CEO, USGIF
  • Robert Cardillo, Director, NGA
  • COL Steven D. Fleming, Ph.D., U.S. Army (retired), Professor of the Practice of Spatial Sciences, Spatial Sciences Institute, USC Dana and David Dornsife, University of Southern California
  • Dr. Joseph F. Fontanella, Director of the U.S. Army Geospatial Center, Army Geospatial Information Officer
  • Dr. Suzette Kimball, Director of the Civil Applications Committee (CAC)
  • Maj. Gen. William N. Reddel III, Adjutant General, New Hampshire National Guard
Morning Coffee and Networking Break, sponsored by Fortinet (10:30a - 11:00a, Exhibit Hall)
Keynote — Robert Scoble and Shel Israel, Authors of "The Fourth Transformation" (11:00a - 11:45a, Hall 4A)

The Fourth Transformation is based on two years of research and about 400 interviews with technologists and business decision makers. It explains the technology and product landscape on a level designed to be interesting and useful to business thinkers and general audiences. Mostly it talks about how VR and AR are already being used, or will be used in the next one-to-three years.

Keynote — Gen. Darren W. McDew, Commander, U.S. Transportation Command (11:45a - 12:30p, Hall 4A)
Lunch & UAS Demos in the Exhibit Hall, lunch sponsored by ManTech (12:30p - 2:00p, Exhibit Hall)
Shel Israel & Robert Scoble Book Signing (12:30p - 1:15p, Exhibit Hall, GEOINT 2017 Info Counter )

Shel Israel and Robert Scoble will sign free copies of their book “The Fourth Transformation: How Augmented Reality & Artificial Intelligence Will Change Everything" during the lunch break following general session. The first 500 attendees to visit Israel and Scoble will receive a complimentary copy of their book.

Meeting — USGIF Geospatial and Remote Sensing Law Working Group (1:00p - 2:00p, River Level 006A/B )

Maximizing Effective Use of GEOINT Data and Small Sat Collection-Navigating Privacy and Data Protection Regulatory Issues

  • Moderated by Bob Strauss, Senior Counsel, Raytheon
  • Chris Hale, Raytheon Cybersecurity Counsel
  • Kevin Pomfret, partner, Williams Mullen
  • Anne Cortez, managing partner, Washington Federal Strategies
Government Pavilion Stage (1:30p - 5:00p, Exhibit Hall, Booth 138)
  • 1:15-1:30 p.m. IGAPP Grand Challenge Award Presentation – Engility, and NGA
  • 1:30-2:15 p.m. Analytic Modernization – Sue Kalweit, Director of Analysis; Bryan Weaver, Senior GEOINT Analyst; Dan DeGennaro, GEOINT Analyst; Brent Lines, GEOINT Analyst; Chris Lauber, GEOINT Analyst, NGA
  • 2:15-2:45 p.m. Army Geospatial Enterprise: System Testing, Certification, and Interoperability – Dr. Joseph F. Fontanella, Director, U.S. Army Geospatial Center; and Army Geospatial Information Officer
  • 2:45-3:15 p.m. Bringing GEOINT to Civilian Agencies – Paul M. Young, Director, National Civil Applications Center, U.S. Geological Survey
  • 3:15-4 p.m. Understanding the Commercial GEOINT Activity (CGA) – Michael Foster, Commercial GEOINT Activity Lead, NGA; and Peter Muend, Commercial GEOINT Activity Lead, NRO
Training & Education Sessions (2:00p - 4:00p, River Level 006C-007D)
Meeting — USGIF Small Business Advisory Working Group (2:30p - 3:30p, River Level 006A/B )

Creative Contracting Techniques for Meeting Small Business Goal

A discussion with NGA Senior Acquisition Leadership on Small Business participation and success in the NGA market. Key documents to be discussed and addressed are the 22 June 2016 “Inspection of NGA’s Office of Small Business Programs” and the SBAWG White Paper “Small Business Challenges”.

Meeting — USGIF Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Working Group (4:00p - 5:00p, River Level 006A/B )

The State of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in GEOINT

While ML and AI have already shown promise in GEOINT applications there remain many opportunities to build on successes and apply emerging technologies and techniques. This panel of government and industry representatives will share best practices/lessons learned and identify opportunities for new applications of ML and AI capabilities.

  • Todd Bacastow, Director, Strategic Alliances, DigitalGlobe
  • Juliane Gallina, Partner and Director, US Federal Solutions, IBM
  • Brian No, Analytics and Decision Systems Manager, Boeing
  • Tom Reed, Director of Solution Architects, NVIDIA
Exhibit Hall Networking Reception, sponsored by Lockheed Martin (4:00p - 5:00p, Exhibit Hall)
Young Professionals Reception, sponsored by Engility (5:00p - 7:00p, Broken Crust Cafe, Convention Center)

This is a great opportunity to connect with members of USGIF’s Young Professionals Group (YPG) and other young professionals in the GEOINT Community. Food and drink will be available. This reception is sponsored by Engility.