Tech Showcase West

About Tech Showcase West

Join us for this two-day event! USGIF offers a great opportunity to see the unique work of industry and NGA in St. Louis.

Registration Closed.

USGIF Technology Cluster Forum

Oct. 17 | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
USGIF Technology Cluster Forum
T-REX, 911 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO

Join us Tuesday, Oct. 17, at T-REX in downtown St. Louis for an unclassified day of conversations about innovation and benefits of public-private partnerships. St. Louis has a history of innovation both inside and outside of NGA.


0930-1000 – Registration and Check-in

1000-1005 – Welcome: Keith J. Masback, CEO, USGIF

1005-1012 – Master of Ceremonies: Brig. Gen. Michael G. Lee, USAF (Ret.), USGIF Board of Directors; and Division Vice President, Aerospace & Technology, Jacobs

1012-1015 – Speaker Introduction: Pat Hudson, Director, Programs, General Dynamics Information Technology

1015-1045 – Keynote: Justin Poole, Deputy Director, NGA

1045-1130 – Discussion: Innovation, Processes, Frameworks
· Chris Ashabranner, Director of the Analytic Technology Office, NGA
· Adam Timm, Chief, Digital Transformation, NGA

1130-1200 – Industry Innovation Flash Talks
· “The Anatomy of a Hunt Team” by Accenture
· “Data Conditioning and the Metadata Catalog” by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
· “Understanding the Differences and Benefits of Open Data, Open Standards, Open-Source Data, and Open-Source Software” by Boundless
· “GIS Technology for ABI” by Esri

1200-1300 – Lunch, Networking, and St. Louis Area University Presentations

1300-1330 – Industry Innovation Flash Talks
· “How to Incubate Small Business for Innovation” by General Dynamics Information Technology
· “Integrating New Technology with Older Architecture” by Jacobs
· “Monsanto Geospatial Catalog Integration” by OGSystems
· “Data Analytics: Adding Dimensions to Tell a Better Story” by teKnolution

1330-1415 – St. Louis Innovation
· Moderator: Patricia Hagen, Ph.D., President and Executive Director, T-REX Innovation Center
· Jeff Mazur, Executive Director, Launch Code
· Kenneth A. Olliff, Saint Louis University

1415-1445 – Networking Coffee Break

1445-1515 – St. Louis GEOINT Career Pipeline
· Moderator: Andy Dearing, Co-Chair, USGIF St. Louis Area Working Group; and CEO, Boundless
· David Berczek, West Corporate Communications Division Chief, NGA
· Mark Brickhouse, Ph.D., St. Louis University
· Jay Watson, Project Connect Manager, St. Louis Development Corporation

1515-1600 – Technology Solution Acceleration: Next NGA West Update and Industry Partnerships
· Sue Pollmann, Next NGA West Program Director, NGA
· Scott Gum, Assistant Program Manager for Information Technology, NGA

1600-1800 – Networking Reception at T-REX

Agenda is tentative and subject to change

NGA Tech Showcase West

Oct. 18 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
NGA Tech Showcase West
NGA Campus West, 3200 South Second St, St. Louis, MO

USGIF is excited to offer USGIF Members and the GEOINT Community a first-hand look at the work of analysts at NGA in St. Louis as well as updates on critical projects.


0700-0800 Registration and Check-in

0800-0810 Introductions: Ed Donaldson, Deputy Chief of Staff, NGA

0810-0830 Opening Remarks: Justin Poole, Deputy Director, NGA

0830-0840 Welcome: Keith J. Masback, CEO, USGIF

0840-0915 The Role of Technology in Analytic Modernization

0930-1400 Technology Expo & Demos

1000-1500 NGA Museum Tours

1100-1300 Lunch

1330-1430 Networking Coffee Break & Demos Conclude

1600-1800 Reception at Anheuser-Busch Beer Museum

Agenda is tentative and subject to change

Registration Fees

Oct. 17 Oct. 18 Both Days
USGIF Individual Member $125 $175 $300
Non-Members $200 $250 $450
Government/Military $0 $0 $0

Registration Closed.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring at Tech Showcase West? Download the sponsorship application to see various options.

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s involvement in this event does not imply endorsement of USGIF by the United States Government.