Powering GEOINT Analytics: Big Data from Small Sats

April 13, 2017

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
NGA Campus East, 7500 GEOINT Drive, Springfield, VA 22150

How can and should the government use commercial GEOINT from small sats along with new commercial analytic capabilities to solve problems and advance our understanding of relevant intelligence questions and concerns?

Join us for a day-long discussion featuring speakers from industry and government. We’ll discuss current capabilities and the art of the possible while engaging with analysts to highlight their wants and needs.

This event is unclassified, NOFORN. Registration will close April 6 at 3 p.m. EST.


0730-0815 Registration, Breakfast, and Exhibits

0815-0820 NGA Security Briefing

0820-0825 Welcome: Keith J. Masback, CEO, USGIF

0825-0830 Master of Ceremonies: TBD

0830-0845 Keynote: Sue Gordon, Deputy Director, NGA

0845-0945 Current Landscape and Capabilities for Current Mission Sets

  • Moderator: Pete Muend, Commercial GEOINT Activity (CGA) Lead, NRO
  • Alex Bakir, Vice President of Product Marketing, Planet
  • Chris DeMay, COO & Founder, HawkEye 360 (invited)
  • John Hanna, Vice President, U.S. Government Programs, Spaceflight Industries/BlackSky
  • Abe Usher, CTO, DigitalGlobe

0945-1015 Networking Break & Industry Exhibits

1015-1045 The Analysts’ Perspective from NGA Analysis, Source, and Research

1045-1130 – Industry Lightning Talks

  • Spaceknow
  • Boundless
  • Descartes Labs
  • Exogenesis

1130-1230 Lunch and Exhibits

1230-1315 Panel: Understanding the Earth with Transparent Analysis of Imagery

  • Moderator: Lisa Porter, CosmiQ Works (invited)
  • Pavel Machalek, CEO, Spaceknow
  • Orbital Insight
  • MAJ Mike Little Sr., GEOINT Division, Joint Intelligence Operation Center-South, USSOUTHCOM (invited)
  • Dr. Beverly Thompson, Leidos (invited)

1315-1345 Industry Lightning Talks

  • OGSystems
  • Orbital Insight
  • Planet

1345-1415 National Security Analytics Challenges

  • Sue Kalweit, Analysis Directorate (invited)

1415-1500 Modern Technology Infrastructure for Analysis

  • Jim Long, NGA (invited)
  • Mark Munsell, Deputy Director, CIO-T, NGA
  • Dr. Ben Tuttle, GEOINT Services Development Lead, NGA Outpost Valley (NOV) Lead, NGA

1500-1600 Networking Reception and Industry Exhibits

Agenda subject to change.

Registration Fees

USGIF Individual Member: $349
Non-Individual Member: $499
Government/Military: $0

Title Sponsor

Exhibits and Demos

  • Boundless
  • CompassData
  • Descartes Labs
  • Exogenesis
  • OGSystems
  • Orbital Insight
  • Planet
  • Raster Foundry
  • Spaceknow
  • Toyon
  • Ursa Space Systems

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This event is unclassified, NOFORN. Registration will close April 6 at 3 p.m. EST.