4th GEOINT and Open Source Analytics Summit

September 10-11, 2019 | American Institute of Architects, Washington D.C.

The 2019 Summit will address the challenges of integrating emerging technology and commercial expertise into the government GEOINT Enterprise. With the exponential growth of technology in recent years in the private sector, Government GEOINT operations have started to lag. To address this deficiency quickly and efficiently government agencies will need to partner with and utilize the expertise these companies offer in order to develop a GEOINT Enterprise capable of providing commanders with the information they need on a 21st century battlefield.

2019 Confirmed Speakers Include:


Dave Gauthier

  • David Gauthier
  • Director, Commercial and Business Operations Group
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Dawn Meyeriecks

  • Dawn Meyerriecks
  • Deputy Director, Science and Technology
  • CIA

  • Peter Muend
  • Director, Commercial Systems Program Officer
  • NRO GEOINT Directorate

  • Chris Rasmussen
  • Program Manager, Tearline Program
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency


Dr. Schwartz

  • Dr. Lee Schwartz
  • Geographer
  • Department of State


Col Curry

  • Col Mack Curry II, USAF
  • Commander
  • 363rd ISR Group


Additional Speakers Include:


  • LTC (P) Shannon Helberg, USA
  • Commander
  • Army GEOINT Battalion


  • Vincent Grizio
  • Program Manager, Mission Support Systems


  • Paul Morin
  • Director
  • Polar Geospatial Center, University of Minnesota



Download Detailed Agenda for Full Speaker List


Why You Should Attend This Year’s Summit:

    • This educational summit allows the Intelligence Community, US military commands, government agencies, academia, and solution providers the opportunity to have an open dialogue regarding the current and future role of commercial imagery providers and open source technology providers in the growing GEOINT landscape.
    • With technology ever evolving and the barriers to space access diminishing, the opportunities available to commercial enterprise in the GEOINT world will continue to increase. This rise in companies and expertise allows for multiple new options available to meet demand at greater speed and reduced costs. Along with the new access to space, commercial advancements in machine learning and automation are allowing systems to process more imagery and data at faster rates and with more accuracy. More firms are using these advances to create their own open source GEOINT enterprises that collect large amount of actionable intelligence daily. Combining these new technologies with commercial partnerships will enable a greater understanding of the geospatial world and satisfy growing mission requirements.
  • The 2019 GEOINT and Open Source Analytics Summit will feature senior level discussions of the latest efforts by government agencies and organizations to engage with commercial partners to enhance the GEOINT Enterprise. With these organizations working together on a common goal instead of producing separate solutions GEOINT technology will be able progress at a faster speed and produce superior intelligence in support of national interests.  



Topics to be Covered at the 2019 Summit:

-Advancing Analyst Capabilities through Automation, Augmentation, AI and other Emerging Technologies

-Leveraging Commercial Solutions to Enhance GEOINT Capability and Reduce Cost

-Applying GEOINT to Deliver Kinetic and Non-Kinectic Targeting Solutions to Commanders Worldwide

– Creating Trusted Geospatial Intelligence Partnerships in a Rapidly Evolving World

-Mapping Earth’s Polar Regions

-Solving the Big Data Challenge in GEOINT


At Our Summit You Will Have the Ability to:

  • Gain Education & Insight:  Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing the Geospatial Intelligence Community.
  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some of the latest technologies in commercial geospatial technologies.
  • Impact: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are given the opportunity to address our speaker faculty with their questions or comments and will receive a pre-Summit questionnaire for precise questions and subject matters you would like our speakers to address.


Operating Guidance for Government Attendees:

  • DSI’s Summit directly supports the IC, DoD, and federal priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department’s mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.
  • DSI’s Summit will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.
  • The Summit is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered an educational and training forum.
  • (Industry and academia members are charged a fee for admission)

Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:

The 2019 GEOINT Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions. Download the Sponsorship and Exhibiting Prospectus here: HERE

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Participating Organizations at last year’s Summit:

NGA, NRO, Esri, Percipient.ai, Battlespace, Department of State, MarkLogic, Presagis, The HDF Group, CCRi, Spatial Networks, CIA, Earth-I, VATC, Harris Corporation, Mapbox, Inc., NeWave Solutions, Earthcube, Skyline Software, USGS, Systems, Venntel, Inc, SOSi, Hexagon Geospatial, L3 Aeromet, Heliospace, DLT Solutions, Northrop Grumman, DHS, Bluestone Overwatch, Inc., Diffeo, Army G-2, Cisco Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc

BlackSky Geospatial Solutions, Inc., FEMA, Octo Consulting Group, Radiant Solutions, VMware, GDMS, Modus Operandi, X-IO Technologies, Leidos, Radiant Solutions, MDA, Continental Mapping, DIA, X – IO, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Capella Space, Deloitte, Boeing Intelligence and Analytics, RAND Corporation, Fraym, BigBear, Inc., Oak Ridge National Laboratory, RAND Corporation, Youngstown St. University