GEOINTegration Summit Agenda

Trajectory Event Center
13665 Dulles Technology Drive, Suite 150, Herndon, VA 20171

Day 1 Agenda – Friday, Sept. 27

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast and Networking
Demos/training/informative sessions: USGIF Workforce & Certification Development Initiative

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Welcome & State of GEOINT Education Report, Camelia Kantor, PhD., Vice President of Academic Affairs, USGIF

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Panel Discussion: Academia’s Role in Tradecraft
-Moderator: Jack O’Connor, Director, GEOINT Program, Johns Hopkins University
-Todd Bacastow, Sr. Director, Strategic Growth, Maxar
-Rod Fontecilla, SVP and Chief Technology Officer, Altamira
-Dave Messinger, PhD., Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology
-Andrea Root, Deputy Director of Analysis Tradecraft, NGA

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Networking Break and Student Posters

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Student Panel: What Brought You to GEOINT?

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Virtual Presentation: GEOINT Applied to the Evaluation of Sustainable Forest Management Areas in the Brazilian Amazon
- Franco Perazzoni, Head of The Brazilian Federal Police GEOINT Service and GEOINT Student Alumni, NOVA IMS, Portugal

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Student Keynote

12:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Young Professionals Panel Discussion: What You Need to Know for Success
-Elliott Killick, Associate, Renaissance Strategic Advisors
-Marisa Hess, Geospatial Data Manager, Strategic Alliance Consulting Inc.
-Elizabeth Munion, Software Engineer, L3Harris Technologies

1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Networking Break and Student Posters

2:15 – 3:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: Jobs in GEOINT, Where Are They Found?
-Moderator, Andreea Sistrunk, Physical Scientist Geospatial Research Laboratory Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/Virginia Tech University
-Meisha Lutsey, Executive Director, CACI International Inc
-Patty Mims, Director, Global National Government, ESRI
-Stephanie Platz-Vieno, Human Development Director, NGA

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Breakout Tracks

  • Track 1- Main Stage: Lightning Talks: Student Examples of GEOINT Tradecraft
  • Track 2- Closed Discussion: Accredited Schools with USGIF Board of Directors (Invite Only)

4:30 – 4:45 p.m. Vince DiNoto, Director, Dean of College and Systemic Initiatives and Professor of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences/Director of the National Geospatial Center of Excellence, Jefferson Community and Technical College (invited)

4:45 – 5:30 p.m. Discussion: Curriculum Design Through Collaboration and Integration
-Todd Bacastow, PhD., Professor, Penn State University
-Sambit Bhattacharya, PhD., Professor of Computer Science, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Fayetteville State University
-James A. Egenrieder, PhD., Engineering Education Research Faculty and Director, Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab™ Virginia Tech National Capital Region
-Timothy Walton, PhD., Associate Professor, James Madison University
-Tran Trung V, PhD., Assistant Professor, Geography, Fayetteville State University

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Reception and Student Recruiting Event

Day 2 Agenda – Saturday, Sept. 28

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast and Networking
Demos/training/informative sessions: USGIF Workforce & Certification Development Initiative

9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Keynote: GEOINT: An Integration of GIScience, Technologies, and Tradecraft, Stacey Dixon, PhD., Deputy Director, NGA

9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Presentation: Women Advancing Science and Technology: What’s on the Horizon?
-Moderator: Ronda Schrenk, Vice President of Programs, USGIF
-Martha Kiene, Chief, Research Division, Geospatial Research Laboratory Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
-Ashley Richter, Technology Architect, In-Q-Tel
-Cordula Robinson, PhD., Senior Research Scientist Kostas Research Institute, Northeastern University
-May Yuan, PhD., Ashbel Smith Professor of GIS-School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences/GEOINT Program Director

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Networking Break

10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Panel Discussion: The Changing Industry: GEOINT Startup Companies
-Justin W. Bennett, President & CEO, Geodata IT, LLC
-Julia Bowers, Chief Executive Officer, Pearl & USGIF Board Member
-Stephen Gillotte, President and CEO, Reinventing Geospatial, Inc.
-David L Sterling, Founder and CEO of Royce Geospatial Consultants Inc.

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Lunch

12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Presentation: Accrediting an International Program, Marco Painho, PhD., Professor, NOVA Information Management School, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

12:45 – 1:30 p.m. Discussion: The Changing World of GEOINT
-Moderator: Robert Clark, Former CIA & Author
-Robert Cardillo, The Cardillo Group, Former Director, NGA
-Kevin Jackson, Founder and CEO HiBAR Solutions
-John Wilson, PhD.,Professor of Sociology and Spatial Sciences/Founding Director of the Spatial Sciences Institute, University of Southern California

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Networking Break

2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Panel Discussion: Preparing the Future GEOINT Workforce Through Collaboration and Integration
-Talbot Brooks, Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies, Delta State University
-Mr. Jules McNeff, Vice President, Strategy & Programs, Overlook Systems Technologies, Inc. (invited)
-Mr. Michael Hales, Deputy Director for Strategic Technology Transformation, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (invited)

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Closing Remarks from USGIF


Agenda subject to change.