USGIF Data Analytics Forum

April 25
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Dulles, Herndon, Va.
2300 Dulles Corner Blvd, Herndon, VA 20171

USGIF’s Data Analytics Forum will bring together a diverse group of government, industry, and academia to discuss challenges and success stories related to how geospatial intelligence can be derived from and enhanced by data analytics. For years, the Community was overwhelmed by the tsunami of data. Now, analytic capabilities have expanded to not only absorb this tidal wave but also seek out new pools of information, putting together key answers to complex problems.

Agenda at a Glance

Subject to change

8:00-9:00 a.m. – Registration Opens and Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:15 a.m. – Welcome Remarks: Keith Masback, CEO, USGIF

9:15-9:45 a.m. – Keynote: Jeff Jonas, IBM Fellow and Chief Scientist of the IBM Entity Analytics Group, IBM

9:45-10:45 a.m. – Panel: Analytic Challenges

  • Moderator: Mark Tatum, Vice President Mission Technology, Oracle
  • Terry Busch, Chief, Integrated Analysis and Methodologies Division, DIA
  • Todd Johanesen, Director, Office of Sciences and Methodologies, NGA
  • Skip McCormick, Data Scientist, CIA

10:45-11:15 a.m. – Networking Break & Exhibits

11:15-12:15 p.m. – Panel: Deep Learning  

  • Moderator: Scott Jachimski, Director, Analytics for National Agencies, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Juliane Gallina, Director, Watson Government Solutions, IBM
  • Dr. Andrew Jenkins, Principal Scientist, DigitalGlobe
  • Dr. Matthew Klaric, Research and Development Scientist, NGA
  • Tom Reed, Director, Solution Architecture, NVIDIA
  • Abe Usher, Chief Technology Officer, HumanGeo Group

12:15-1:15 p.m. – Lunch Break and Exhibits

1:15-2:15 p.m. – Lightning Talks

  • Moderated by Gabe Chang, Federal CTO Architect, IBM
  • “The Search for Unicorns—Data Analytics and Culture” Kathleen Featheringham, Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • “IBM Watson since Jeopardy; an Update” by William G. Dubyak, Watson Public Sector Global Deployment Lead, IBM
  • “Graph Analytics” by Tim Cline, Master Architect, Oracle
  • “Discovering Rare Diseases with Advanced Analytics” by Mike Kirkland, Senior Vice President of Vencore Innovation Group, Vencore

2:15-3:15 p.m. – Panel: Anticipatory Analytics

  • Moderator: Patrick Biltgen, Technical Director, Analytics, Vencore
  • Matthew Chwastek, Senior Technical Program Manager, Orbital Insight
  • Glenn Kirbo, Founder and CTO, MapLarge
  • Dr. Erin Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, Caerus Associates
  • Dr. Anthony Stefanidis, Director, Center for Geoinformatics and Geospatial Intelligence, George Mason University

3:15-3:45 p.m. – Closing Keynote: Dr. Lisa Porter, Executive Vice President and Director of CosmiQ Works, In-Q-Tel

3:45-4:00 p.m. – Final Thoughts and Observations

4:00-6:00 p.m. – Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Exhibiting Organizations

Basis Technology MapLarge
Dan Solutions Inc. MapR
DigitalGlobe Monitor 360
GEOINT Solutions Marketplace NVIDIA
Harris Corporation Optensity
Intergraph Government Solutions Oracle National Security Group
Luciad USGIF

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Thanks to our co-sponsors