Join Maxar for Engage Government 2022

June 7-8, 2022
Hyatt Regency Dulles, Herndon, VA

Rapid Operational GEOINT for Mission Success

Maxar’s inaugural Engage Government event will convene leaders across government and industry to focus on shared challenges and to explore the proven solutions, promising capabilities and critical requirements necessary to maintain a competitive edge and move with velocity in this burgeoning era of Great Power Competition. No matter the mission, information and technologies delivered with speed and precision can be the difference between making a decision and making the right decision.

Join us for this dynamic two-day event to learn how when combined, the many elements of Maxar can help the U.S. government and its allies meet its far-reaching modernization goals, maintain decision advantage, and identify and predict change at speed.

Agenda at a Glance

Tuesday, June 7

  • 9 a.m. ET
  • 9:30 a.m. ET
  • This panel of Maxar experts will set the stage for subsequent customer-focused discussions. The panelists will chronicle Maxar's advanced and emerging technologies that compose its low-latency sensor-to-decision workflow, and share lessons learned from the company's recent participation in various Department of Defense (DOD) exercises.
    • Moderator: Chris Worley, Vice President, DOD Earth Intelligence Programs, Maxar
    • Della Granville, Director, Tactical Ground Programs, Sensor & Ground Modernization, Maxar
    • Barry Tilton, Technology Evangelist & Senior Director of Engineering, Maxar
    • Alex Kravets, Senior Solutions Architect, Maxar
  • 10:30 a.m. ET
  • Technical Program Spotlights offer a high-level overview of some of the technologies being demonstrated in the Collaboration Café.
  • Presented by Bill Jones, Maxar
  • 10:45 a.m. ET
  • 11:15 a.m. ET
  • Global access to precise, georegistered commercial data of all types (electro optical, synthetic aperture radar, radio frequency) is critical for accurate insight and rapid decision-making. Likewise, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning-enabled mapping and analysis is foundational to a variety of missions. This session will cover the importance of integrated, shareable commercial GEOINT access via one seamless portal for intelligence and defense missions.
    • Moderator: Ronda Schrenk, CEO, United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (Invited)
    • Alexander Miller, Senior Advisor for S&T Innovation, HQDA DCS G-2 (Invited)
    • David Gauthier, Director, Commercial and Business Operations, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (Invited)
  • 12 p.m. ET
  • The Collaboration Café is a series of 10 demo kiosks highlighting the latest Maxar technologies and solutions. Attendees are encouraged to explore demos during networking and lunch breaks.
    • Aurora Insight: Presented by Gus Moore, Aurora Insight & Kelly Amundsen, Maxar
    • BlueGround/BlueSim: Presented by Paul Parry, Maxar
    • CityBox Global: Presented by Dan VanBrunt, Maxar
    • Creative Radicals/Non-Traditional ISR: Presented by Molly Strader, Maxar
    • Crow’s Nest Maritime Monitoring & Security: Presented by Bryan Smith, Maxar
    • DeepCore AI/ML: Presented by Nicholas Metzgar, Maxar
    • Foundational GEOINT/Change Detection: Presented by Drew Bower, Maxar
    • GeoHIVE/YellowJacket: Presented by Heath Rasco, Maxar
    • Global-Enhanced GEOINT Delivery (G-EGD): Presented by Bill Jones, Maxar
    • Precision3D: Presented by Paul Millhouse & Dylan Morelle, Maxar
  • 2 p.m. ET
  • Climate change is reshaping the geostrategic, operational and tactical environments with significant implications for U.S. national security. This panel will discuss how commercial GEOINT capabilities can help the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) and DOD anticipate, mitigate and prepare for climate change and related geopolitical implications.
    • Moderator: Dr. Nadine Alameh, CEO, Open Geospatial Consortium
    • Dr. Chelsea Cervantes De Blois, Climate Security Analyst, Office of the Geographer & Global Issues, U.S. State Department
    • Robert Tetrault, Deputy Director, USDA-FAS
    • Jennifer Krischer, Vice President of National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Programs, Maxar
  • 3 p.m. ET
  • Technical Program Spotlights offer a high-level overview of some of the technologies being demonstrated in the Collaboration Café.
  • Presented by Gus Moore, Aurora Insight & Kelly Amundsen, Maxar
  • 3:15 p.m. ET
  • 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Join us for a discussion with News Bureau media partners about the expanding role of commercial geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) in journalism, particularly during the lead up to and since Russia's invasion of Ukraine. As the public gains an unprecedented glimpse into GEOINT tradecraft, we will explore how this new awareness of geospatial technology has the potential to shape the future of both the space industry and geopolitical reporting.
    • Moderator: Stephen Wood, Senior Director, Imagery, Maxar
    • Desmond Butler, Investigative Reporter, Washington Post
    • Christoph Koettl, Visual Investigations Reporter, New York Times (Invited)
    • Maureen Linke, Graphics Editor, Wall Street Journal (Invited)

Wednesday, June 8

  • 9 a.m. ET
  • 9:10 a.m. ET
  • The power of 3D for AI-enabled sensor-to-shooter, navigation, mapping and operational missions relies on the evolution of joint 3D requirements. The move from 2D to 3D across the IC and DOD is maturing, and data verification in support of mission validation is critical to integrate 3D into existing systems and to define the standards for future acquisitions.
    • Moderator: Paul Millhouse, Senior Director, Government Solutions, Maxar
    • Glen Quesenberry, Program Manager, U.S. Army Geospatial Center
    • Kateri Garcia, Team Lead, Enterprise Capabilities & Readiness Division, Future Capabilities and Readiness Office, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (Invited)
  • 10:15 a.m. ET
  • Technical Program Spotlights offer a high-level overview of some of the technologies being demonstrated in the Collaboration Café.
  • Presented by Drew Bower, Maxar
  • 10:30 a.m. ET
  • While a picture is worth a thousand words, GEOINT from other modalities provides mission-critical enrichment and is highly complementary to electro-optical imagery for refining intelligence assessments. This panel will discuss advancements in synthetic aperture radar, hyperspectral imagery, and geo-referenced data analytics to support the warfighter and intelligence analyst.
    • Moderator: TBA
    • Chitra Sivanandam, Chief Technology Officer, Reinventing Geospatial, Inc.
    • CW4 Gus Wright
    • Gina Donnelly, NGA SBIR (Invited)
  • 11:30 a.m. ET
  • Technical Program Spotlights offer a high-level overview of some of the technologies being demonstrated in the Collaboration Café.
  • 11:45 a.m. ET
  • The Collaboration Café is a series of 10 demo kiosks highlighting the latest Maxar technologies and solutions. Attendees are encouraged to explore demos during networking and lunch breaks.
    • Aurora Insight: Presented by Gus Moore, Aurora Insight & Kelly Amundsen, Maxar
    • BlueGround/BlueSim: Presented by Paul Parry, Maxar
    • CityBox Global: Presented by Dan VanBrunt, Maxar
    • Creative Radicals/Non-Traditional ISR: Presented by Molly Strader, Maxar
    • Crow’s Nest Maritime Monitoring & Security: Presented by Bryan Smith, Maxar
    • DeepCore AI/ML: Presented by Nicholas Metzgar, Maxar
    • Foundational GEOINT/Change Detection: Presented by Drew Bower, Maxar
    • GeoHIVE/YellowJacket: Presented by Heath Rasco, Maxar
    • Global-Enhanced GEOINT Delivery (G-EGD): Presented by Bill Jones, Maxar
    • Precision3D: Presented by Paul Millhouse & Dylan Morelle, Maxar
  • 12:30 p.m. ET
  • Technical Breakout Sessions are deep dives into specific programs and technologies being developed or advanced by Maxar and its partners.
    • Foundation GEOINT 2.0: Presented by Drew Bower, Matthew Gibb and Eric Wemmelmann, Maxar
    • The Path to Knowledge Services in an Increasingly Data Rich Environment: Presented by Andrew Jenkins and Manny Gonzalez-Rivero, Maxar
    • Precision 3D Registration for Targeting & Mapping: Presented by Ryan Smith and Paul Millhouse, Maxar
    • Global RF Characterization for Foundation GEOINT Analysis: Presented by Gus Moore, Aurora Insight & Kelly Amundsen, Maxar
  • 1:45 p.m. ET
  • Technical Breakout Sessions are deep dives into specific programs and technologies being developed or advanced by Maxar and its partners.
    • Foundation GEOINT 2.0: Presented by Drew Bower, Matthew Gibb and Eric Wemmelmann, Maxar
    • The Path to Knowledge Services in an Increasingly Data Rich Environment: Presented by Andrew Jenkins and Manny Gonzalez-Rivero, Maxar
    • Precision 3D Registration for Targeting & Mapping: Presented by Ryan Smith and Paul Millhouse, Maxar
    • Global RF Characterization for Foundation GEOINT Analysis: Presented by Gus Moore, Aurora Insight & Kelly Amundsen, Maxar
  • 3 p.m. ET

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