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 Young Professionals Working Group and Tradecraft & Professional Development Committee (8:00a - 9:00a, River Level 006A/B )

What is the biggest challenge you face as a young professional? Where do you go to find guidance? USGIF is developing a mentorship program that will help you approach some of these challenges differently. With access to a dedicated and experienced GEOINT professional, you will have the resources to make better decisions about your career. Come help us identify essential aspects of USGIF IMPACT, a mentoring program for GEOINT professionals.

In this session, we will discuss typical mentoring relationships, why they do or do not work, and we will collect feedback from the audience to tailor this program to people like you. Prospective mentors should attend to share their mentoring experiences, and to shape the program from their perspective. Attendees of this workshop will gain early access to program applications and materials before they are available to the public.

Master of Ceremonies — Letitia A. Long, USGIF Board of Directors (9:00a - 9:15a, Hall 4A)
Keynote — Lt. Gen. John N.T. "Jack" Shanahan, Director for Defense Intelligence, Warfighter Support, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (9:15a - 10:00a, Hall 4A)
Keynote — Admiral Kurt W. Tidd Commander, United States Southern Command (10:00a - 10:45a, Hall 4A)
Keynote — Lt. Gen. Vincent R. Stewart, Director, DIA (10:45a - 11:30a, Hall 4A)
Lunch in the Exhibit Hall (11:30a - 1:00p, Exhibit Hall)
Government Pavilion Stage (12:30p - 1:30p, Exhibit Hall, Booth 138)
  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. NGA Acquisition Report Card – Moderator: Dr. Anthony Vinci, Director of Plans and Programs, NGA; Karyn Hayes-Ryan, Component Acquisition Executive (CAE), NGA; Nicole Pierce, Senior Procurement Executive (SPE), NGA; and Daniel Takane, Acquisition Strategist, Industry Innovation Advocate, NGA
Meeting — USGIF Analytics Modernization Working Group (1:00p - 2:00p, River Level 006A/B )

Facilitators: Mr. Omar Balkisoon, CEO, OGSystems, and Dr. Patrick Biltgen, Technical Director for Analytics, Vencore

Please join the newly-minted Analytic Modernization Working Group for a lively facilitated discussion focused on exploring Analytic Modernization. Our facilitators, Mr. Omar Balkisoon and Dr. Patrick Biltgen will engage with participants to elicit ideas and concepts that are key to the success of Analytic Modernization initiatives across the community. The ideas and concepts discussed during this session will be illustrated in real-time by Ben Tinker, OGSystems Visioneer.

GEOINT 2017 Closing Reception, sponsored by Visit Tampa Bay (2:00p - 3:00p, Exhibit Hall)

Close out this year’s symposium and preview GEOINT 2018 Symposium with a “Taste of Tampa” dessert reception in the exhibit hall. The reception will feature sweet treats with a Cuban spin along with mojitos and sangria.