Small Satellite Workshop Feb. 19 Agenda

USGIF’s Small Sats Workshop: The Speed of Innovation

Tuesday, Feb. 19 | NCE Allder Auditorium | 7500 GEOINT Dr, Springfield, VA 22150 | Unclassified Day

Registration closes Feb. 12 at 3pm (EST).


8:00-9:00 a.m. – Registration Check-in, Conference Center Badging, and Breakfast and Exhibits

9:00-9:05 a.m. – NGA Security Briefing

9:05-9:10 a.m. – Welcome from USGIF

9:10-9:15 a.m. – Opening Remarks: George Flick, Co-Chair, USGIF Small Sat Working Group

9:15-10:00 a.m. – Keynote: Kevin O’Connell, Director, Office of Space Commerce, NOAA (invited)

10:00-11:00 a.m. – Panel: Commercial Small Sat Launch Innovation

  • Moderator: Nick Chavasse, Mission Integration Engineer, Office of Space Launch, SAIC
  • Maj. Natasha Rosario, Office of Space Launch, NRO
  • Dan Burkett, Director of Strategy and Business Development, VOX Space
  • David Goldstein, Director of Government Missions, SpaceX
  • Vector Launch

11:00-11:30 a.m. – Networking Break & Industry Exhibits

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Panel: Commercial Small Sat Innovation

  • Moderator: Dr. Peter Wegner, Chief Strategy Officer, Spaceflight Industries
  • Payam Banazadeh, CEO, Capella Space
  • Dr. Chad Fish, COO, Atmospheric and Space Technology Research Associates (ASTRA)
  • Shayn Hawthorne, Senior Manager, Amazon Web Services
  • Dr. Reuben Sorensen, CEO and Co-Founder, R2 Space

12:30-1:30 p.m. – Lunch Break in the Atrium & Industry Exhibits

1:30-2:15 p.m. – Keynote: Chirag Parikh, Director, Office of Sciences and Methodologies, NGA

2:15-3:15 p.m. – Panel: Commercial Innovation in Data Management/Analytics

  • Moderator: Christy Monaco,Chief Ventures Officer, Office of Ventures and Innovation, NGA
  • Brett Antonides, Director of Analytics, HawkEye 360
  • Melanie Corcoran, CTO, Ursa Space
  • Scott Herman, Chief Technology Officer, BlackSky
  • Isaac Zaworski, Vice President, Vricon

3:15-3:45 p.m. – Networking Break & Industry Exhibits

3:45-4:45 p.m. – Panel: Government Decision Making, Product Vs. Pixels

  • Moderator: Jack O’Connor, Director, Geospatial Intelligence Program, Johns Hopkins University
  • Frank Avila, Director, Office of Commercial GEONT Discovery and Assessments, NGA
  • John DeLay, Chief Strategy Officer, Harris Corporation
  • Dr. Joe Evans, Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office, DARPA
  • George Percivall, CTO and Chief Engineer, Open Geospatial Consortium

4:45-4:50 p.m. – Closing Remarks

4:50-6:30 p.m. – Networking Reception and Industry Exhibits

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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