Dozens of leading experts from across the defense, intelligence, public safety, and private sectors to share insights at premier annual Symposium
Herndon, Virginia (May 1, 2019) — The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) recently confirmed several exciting additions to its GEOINT 2019 Symposium agenda, including dynamic keynote speakers, a conversation with Hollywood AI experts, a panel discussion on wildfire response, and more. The Symposium—the nation’s largest annual gathering of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) professionals—will be held June 2-5 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Confirmed GEOINT 2019 speakers include:
- The Honorable Karin Bingen, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
- Jack Dangermond, Founder & President, Esri
- Kate Dargan, Co-founder & Chief Strategist, Intterra Group
- Bo Ewald, President & CEO, ColdQuanta
- Juliane Gallina, Chief Information Officer, CIA
- The Honorable Sue Gordon, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence
- William Hurley, Founder & CEO, Strangeworks
- Lyda Krewson, Mayor, St. Louis, Mo.
- The Honorable Lisa Porter, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering
- The Honorable James Reilly, Director, USGS
- VADM Robert Sharp, Director, NGA
- And many more!
The GEOINT Foreword pre-conference science and technology day held June 2 will celebrate geospatial achievements and programs underway in non-traditional areas. Both Ewald and Hurley will give keynote addresses at Foreword related to quantum technology. Other highlights of the day will include panel discussions on AI in forecasting, working with GEOINT at scale by leveraging machine learning, training and education in an AI-enabled world, and more.
The June 3 General Session will feature two very different back-to-back panel discussions—one on the power of human-machine-teaming including applications that wow us on “the big screen,” and one among Chief Information Officers from across the Intelligence Community.
Other agenda highlights include a keynote address by Krewson on the robust and expanding geospatial ecosystem in the city of St. Louis, a reflection on GEOINT’s role in the increasingly devastating California wildfires, and a discussion on NATO and coalition support to warfighters.
In addition to a vibrant main-stage agenda, GEOINT 2019 boasts a state-of-the-art exhibit hall that showcases the technology of 200+ exhibiting organizations as well as provides breakout content via a Government Pavilion Stage and an Innovation Corner.
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