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 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
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. ET
9:00 – 10:00 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
Chris Covert, Director, Mixed Reality Government, Microsoft
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. ET
Presented by Bill Jones, Maxar
10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. ET
While a picture is worth a thousand words, GEOINT from other modalities provides mission critical enrichment, 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 war fighter and intelligence analyst.
Moderator: Barry Tilton, Technology Evangelist & Senior Director of Engineering, Maxar
CW4 Gus Wright
Chitra Sivanandam, Chief Technology Officer, Reinventing Geospatial, Inc.
Gina Donnelly, NGA SBIR
11:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Presented by Gus Moore, Aurora Insight, and Kelly Amundsen, Maxar
12 p.m. – 1:30 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.
AI/ML through DeepCore
Aurora Insight and Global RF
CityBox Global Geospatial Visualization
Exquisite ISR Modeling and Simulation
Foundational GEOINT/Change Detection
Global-Enhanced GEOINT Delivery (G-EGD)
Maritime Monitoring & Security using Crow’s Nest
Non-Traditional ISR with Creative Radicals
The Power of the Crowd with GeoHIVE/YellowJacket
1:30 – 2:30 p.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
David Gauthier, Director, Commercial and Business Operations, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Pete Muend, Director, Commercial Systems Program Office, National Reconnaissance Office
Patty Mims, Director, Global National Government, Esri
Dan London, Vice President, GXP, BAE Systems
2:30 – 3:30 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, Director, International Production Assessment, USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
Jennifer Krischer, Vice President of National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Programs, Maxar
3:30 - 4:15 p.m. ET
This panel discussion highlights Maxar Precision3D-related advancements in technology, data products, and production methods to make mapping and content management more efficient, faster and cost-effective. Topics will include: horizontal map accuracy standards, foundational GEOINT production workflows and tooling, and harnessing the power of Precision3D data products and analytic techniques to efficiently map feature changes over time.
Moderator: Christy Monaco, VP of Programs, United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation
Drew Bower, Senior Director, Foundation GEOINT, Maxar
Eric Wemmelmann, Senior Manager, Geospatial Data and Production, Maxar
Matthew Gibb, Manager, Geospatial Tradecraft, Maxar
Kylie Tokar, Geospatial Systems Engineer, Maxar
4:30 - 7 p.m. ET
The Maxar News Bureau is a partnership program with trusted and respected media organizations that leverages technology for social good and global transparency. Maxar provides commercial imagery, analytics and expertise that are powerful complements to good journalism, offering indisputable truth at a time when credibility is critical. 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.