Federal experts will discuss current programs and business opportunities
Herndon, Virginia (April 2, 2019) — Those seeking insight into some of the geospatial intelligence community’s most challenging problems as well as potential business opportunities are invited to attend Government Pavilion Stage presentations during the GEOINT 2019 Symposium, which takes place June 2-5 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.
The Government Pavilion Stage is located in the exhibit hall and presents an opportunity for attendees and exhibitors alike to hear from senior leaders responsible for critical government projects and programs.
Confirmed speakers on the 2019 Government Pavilion Stage include:
- Sandra Auchter, Associate Deputy Director of Capabilities, NGA
- Dr. Andrew L. Brooks, Chief Data Scientist, NGA
- Maj. Gen. Charles Cleveland, Associate Director for Operations, NGA
- Cindy Daniel, Director, Research, NGA
- Dr. Stacey A. Dixon, Director, IARPA
- Kim Fite, Director, Source, NGA
- David Gauthier, Director, Commercial and Business Operations, NGA
- Dr. Peter Highnam, Deputy Director, DARPA
- Sue Kalweit, Director, Analysis, NGA
- Brett Markham, West Executive and Deputy Associate Director for Operations, NGA
- Kevin Meiners, Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Enterprise Capacity, ODNI
- Dr. Troy Meink, Director, GEOINT Directorate, NRO
- Christy Monaco, Chief Ventures Officer, NGA
- Mark Munsell, Chief Technology Officer, NGA
- Nicole Pilkus, Deputy Director of Maritime, NGA
- Dean Souleles, Chief Technology Advisor, ODNI
Brooks and Munsell will hold a discussion on “NGA Big Data” June 3 with NGA Data Corps’ Jeanne Stacey. Also on June 3, Meink will discuss the way forward for commercial imagery and NRO.
On June 4, Pilkus will participate in a discussion of “Collaboration in Space for International Global Maritime Awareness.” Also June 4, Highnam will highlight DARPA’s $2B “AI Next” campaign. That same afternoon will feature a discussion of future GEOINT among Auchter, Daniel, Fite, and Kalweit.
The June 5 Government Pavilion Stage agenda will include a “fireside chat” style discussion with Gauthier and Monaco about how their respective offices are postured to create more productive industry interaction. Also on June 5 will be a panel discussion on St. Louis, Mo., as an emerging center of geospatial excellence featuring Markham alongside Tara Mott of USGIF’s St. Louis Area Working Group, Dr. Kenneth Olliff of Saint Louis University, and NGA’s Christine Woodard.
About the GEOINT Symposium
The GEOINT Symposium began in 2004 and is the largest annual gathering of geospatial intelligence professionals in the nation, with an average attendance of more than 4,000 individuals. The event convenes the defense, intelligence, and homeland security communities as well as users and producers of geospatial information for an exciting agenda offering the unique opportunity to learn from senior leaders and subject matter experts.
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Kristin Quinn Cody
Director of Content & Strategic Communications
United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation