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Call for Abstracts: 2019 State and Future of GEOINT Report

Posted on June 19, 2018 with 0 comments

Position yourself as a thought leader and contribute to USGIF’s annual State and Future of GEOINT Report. This report would not be possible without volunteer authors from government, industry, and academia dedicating their time and thought leadership.

To pitch an article for consideration, send a 1-page Word document with an article title, abstract, and the names, titles, and contact information of at least 3 authors to by Friday, June 29. Each writing team should represent a minimum of three organizations.

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USGIF Announces New trajectoryXyzt Event

Posted on June 14, 2018 with 0 comments

USGIF recently announced an upcoming inaugural event, dubbed trajectoryXyzt, which will be the first ever conference about the commercial applications of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT). The Foundation is creating trajectoryXyzt in response to the rapid emergence of multiple technologies enabling GEOINT in the commercial space. The event will be held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., September 19 and 20.

Thought leaders and executives representing both producers and consumers of GEOINT will offer keynote presentations and panels followed by rich, interactive discussions formatted to provide face-to-face engagement, allowing participants to pursue their specific topics of interest.

Confirmed trajectoryXyzt speakers to date include:
• Dr. Sarah Battersby, research manager with Tableau Software
• Bo Ewald, president of D-Wave International
• Shahin Farshchi, partner at Lux Capital
Auren Hoffman, CEO of SafeGraph
• Dr. Martin Hofmann, CIO of Volkswagen (invited)
Jeff Jonas, former IBM fellow and founder and chief scientist at Senzing
• Kevin O’Brien, chief business officer, Orbital Insight
Robbie Schingler, co-founder and chief strategy officer at Planet
• Dr. Walter Scott, founder of DigitalGlobe and CTO at Maxar
• Jackie Space, co-founder of BMNT
• Melanie Stricklan, CTO and co-founder of Slingshot Aerospace
• Alyssa Wright, business development and partnerships, FOAM
• Janine Yoong, vice president of business development, Mapillary

More details as well as exhibitor and sponsorship information are available at Registration will open in the coming weeks.

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YPG Third Thursday - June 21

Posted on June 12, 2018 with 0 comments

USGIF’s Young Professionals Group (YPG) is hosting its Third Thursday casual networking event June 21 5:30PM-7:00PM at Tysons Biergarten. No RSVP necessary.

Unlike other YPG events, this is more of an informal, drop-in gathering, but serves as another way for young GEOINT professionals to grow their network by way of good old-fashioned conversation. This event occurs the third Thursday of each month. We’ll rotate to various venues in an effort to accommodate a wide range of young professionals.

We hope to see you there!

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Event date: June 26, 2018

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