Speakers Bio & Abstract

John Shopf Director Business Development - Asia Pacific
Harris Corporation

BiographyJohn Shopf is the Global Business Development Manager for the Asia Pacific region, and works from the Harris office in Singapore.
Mr. Shopf has been working for the in Singapore since 2015, and is responsible for the coordination and growth of all four segments of Harris Corporation, within the entire region of Asia Pacific.
With a diverse array of over 20 years of experience in defense and civil industry, he most recently worked for Harris CapRock Communications, leading a team of field services and operations engineers in the deployment and maintenance operations of stabilized VSAT antennas in the Maritime and passenger cruise market. Prior to this Mr. Shopf supported the international Air Traffic Management sales team for Harris Corporation as well as the Space and Intelligence System teams in business development and sales engineering capacities. Mr. Shopf has been with Harris since 2008.
Before joining Harris, Mr. Shopf worked at Boeing Integrated Defense Systems on the F-15 and F/A-18 programs, and prior to that L-3 Communication’s Coleman Aerospace. During his time with Boeing and L-3 Communications Mr. Shopf held various leadership positions in both Engineering and Program Management.
Mr. Shopf holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida.
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems and services.Abstract The Link Between Technology Advancements and Effective Water ConservationIn one short year since our commercial launch, Harris has several Geiger mode LiDAR systems that are fully operational. We have succeeded in mapping state-wide areas comprised of dense forests, urban canyons. We have captured and classified ten thousand roof tops, over one hundred-thousand kilometers of power lines and processed and stored over one crore hectares of high resolution LiDAR point clouds. Harris has created enabled solutions from tree-canopy modeling and flood plain mapping, to insurance analytics and self-driving cars. At any given time, more than a petabyte of high resolution data is being processed on our scalable grid infrastructure.
The future of LiDAR mapping, and advanced automated feature extraction are being created today. This is due to the ability to capture high density point clouds(with data densities of greater than 30 points per square meter)and the employment of the most recent advancements in machine learning. Harris’s new commercial offering brings together these game-changing capabilities which were founded on over 10 years of experience processing Geiger-mode LiDAR data sets for the US Government.
This brief will highlight case studies and example data from completed commercial Geiger LiDAR projects, and illustrate how government, commercial, industrial and other stakeholders can obtain the benefits of this exciting new technology. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the link between Geographic Information Systems and successful water conservation efforts. Technology advancements in positional accuracy, data density and coverage rates are driving the use of GIS data to increase the effectiveness of watershed management activities around the globe. Join us as we discuss the connections between data and action, and see how the use of cutting edge geospatial technology and processing techniques can lead to better disaster management services, increases in water quality, and a reduction in soil and land erosion.