Small Satellite Workshop March 6 Agenda

USGIF’s Small Sats Workshop: Evolving Capabilities

Tuesday, March 6 | NCE Allder Auditorium | 7500 GEOINT Dr, Springfield, VA 22150 | Unclassified Day

Registration is now closed.


0800-0900 – Registration Check-in, Conference Center Badging, and Breakfast and Exhibits

0900-0905 – NGA Security Briefing

0905-0910 – Welcome: Keith J. Masback, CEO, USGIF

0910-0915 – Opening Remarks: George Flick, Co-Chair, USGIF Small Sat Working Group

0915-0930 – How We Got Here
• Rob Zitz, Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, SSL at Maxar Technologies

0930-1000 – Air Force Acquisition Opportunity
• Maj. Steven Pugh, Program Lead, Space Enterprise Prototypes, Advanced Systems and Development, Space and Missile Systems Center, U.S. Air Force

1000-1030 – Networking Break & Industry Exhibits in the Atrium

1030-1130 – Panel: Small Sat Challenges
• Frank Backes, VP Business Development, Kratos Defense
• Tony Lin, Counsel, Hogan Lovells
• Kevin Pomfret, Partner, Williams Mullen

1130-1245 – Lunch Break in the Atrium

1245-1330 – Advances in Small Sats: Topics of Interest
• James Doggett, Program Manager, HawkEye 360
• Stephane Germain, CEO, GHG Satellite
• Al League, Chief Innovation Officer, Radiant Solutions

1330-1400 – Keynote: Reflections and Predictions From the 23rd Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah Lee James

1400-1500 – Panel: Use Cases for Small Sat Data Analytics
• Julie Baker, VP of Operations, Ursa Space Systems
• Melanie Corcoran, Government Business POCs, Descartes Labs
• Christian Dommell, Strategy and Program Development Lead, Remote Sensing and Small Satellite Product Line, Boeing
• Jen Marcus, VP, U.S. Government Strategic Partnerships, Planet

1500-1530 – Dr. John P. Stopher, Director, Principal Department of Defense Space Advisor Staff

1530-1800 – Networking Reception and Industry Exhibits in the Atrium

Agenda subject to change.

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

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