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

Day 2 Agenda – Saturday, Sept. 28

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast and Networking

8:15 – 8:45 a.m. Optional Breakout

  • Track 1USGIF Accredited Schools Hexagon Informative session
    This presentation will be a technical deep dive into a demonstration of M.App X to show how to teach and apply practical skills taken from the GEOINT/USGIF EBK. M.App X is the server/ browser app-based version of ERDAS IMAGINE for the Defense Community designed by image analysts, for image analysts.
  • Track 2 – Informative Session on USGIF Workforce & Certification Development Initiative
    Dr. Camelia Kantor, USGIF Vice President of Academic Affairs, will answer questions related to USGIF’s professional certifications (CGP-E™, CGP-G™, CGP-R™, and CGP-D™) and 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
-Ilana Heintz, Ph.D., Lead Scientist, Analytics and Machine Intelligence, Raytheon BBN Technologies
-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 – 11:00 a.m. Networking Break

11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Panel Discussion: The Changing Industry: GEOINT Startup Companies
-Moderator: Patrick Biltgen, Ph.D., Author and Analytics Offering Family Lead, Perspecta
-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.

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Presentation: Accrediting an International Program, Marco Painho, PhD., Professor, NOVA Information Management School, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15 – 2:00 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

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Networking Break

2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Panel Discussion: Preparing the Future GEOINT Workforce Through Collaboration and Integration
-David Alexander, Ph.D., Department of Science & Technology, U. S. Department of Homeland Security
-Talbot Brooks, Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies, Delta State University
-Michael Hales, Deputy Director for Strategic Technology Transformation, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
-Jules McNeff, Vice President, Strategy & Programs, Overlook Systems Technologies, Inc.

3:15 p.m. Closing Remarks from USGIF

Agenda subject to change.