Defense & Intelligence Summit ENABLING A ROBUST GEOINTELLIGENCE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR GROWTH AND SECURITY

15-16 May 2024

Overview

In today’s landscape, the concept of security extends beyond traditional military or defense parameters. Instead, it encompasses various aspects of societal well-being and stability. As warfare goes beyond conventional security concerns, ensuring security requires a broader perspective that comprises emerging threats such as cyberattacks, information warfare, terrorism, ransomware, and other advanced-AI threats.

A robust GeoIntelligence infrastructure not only contributes to multiple dimensions of security, it also plays a crucial role in collecting, analyzing, and disseminating geospatial information for various national development purposes. By establishing a robust GeoIntelligence infrastructure, it becomes possible to address multiple security challenges, including climate, health, border, food, and supply chain security.

Hence, growth and security – two commonly shared visions among nations – are becoming interconnected. Sustainable and inclusive growth requires a foundation of stability and protection, especially in the ever-evolving geo-political dynamics. By addressing various dimensions of security, societies can create an environment that fosters economic prosperity, social progress, and overall well-being.

Speakers

0930 - 1130 Session 1: GeoIntelligence and the Changing Security Landscape

Session Highlight

  • Evolution of warfare towards unconventional threats and tactics.
  • Geospatial data and analysis enhancing defense and security forces capabilities to address evolving challenges.
  • The role of GeoIntelligence to support situational awareness, enables precise targeting, identifies cyber threats, supports counterinsurgency operations, counters information warfare, and facilitates humanitarian assistance and disaster response.

Moderator

Colonel (Ret.) John Kedar FRGS, FInstRE, CGeog(GIS)

Director
John Kedar Geospatial Initiatives Ltd
UK

Keynote Address

Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann

Director, Geospatial Institute
Austrian Armed Forces
Austria

Todd Johanesen

Director, Foundation GEOINT
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
USA

Topic
Foundation GEOINT from Seabed to Space Brief

Tony Wilby

Director, European National Government Team
Esri
UK

Topic
Understanding the Security Implications of Climate Change

John Teufert

JISR SL GeoMetOc/GEOINT Branch Head
NATO Communications and Information Agency
The Netherlands

Sergio Albani

Head of RTDI Unit
European Union Satellite Centre
Spain

Topic
R&I initiatives to address complex security scenarios

1330 - 1500 Session 2: Harnessing GeoIntelligence for Swift and Informed Emergency Response

Session Highlight

  • Combination of geospatial data, real-time analytics, and advanced mapping in providing precise and comprehensive understanding of emergency situations.
  • GeoIntelligence empowering emergency responders with actionable insights, optimizing resource allocation, and expediting life-saving measures.

Moderator

Ingrid Vanden Berghe

Administrator General
National Geographic Institute (IGN)
Belgium

Brig. Gen. Dato' Pahlawan Sr Dr Mohd Zambri bin Mohamad Rabab

Director, Defence Geospatial Division
Department of Survey and Mapping (JUPEM)
Malaysia

Gp Cap Chamnan Kumsap

Director of Knowledge Management and Publication
Defence Technology Institute
Thailand

Topic
Transfer of Knowledge and Technology from the Flood Simulation System for the People of Tha Wang Pha District, Nan Province

Robert Goldsmith

GIS and Mapping Manager
Devon & Cornwall Police
UK

Topic
Digital Twins for Emergency Services

Rajanikanth Muppalla

Delivery Head
Tech Mahindra
India

Topic
Counterterrorism Strategies with GIS

Wayne Hudson

Geospatial Imagery Engineer
National Centre for Geospatial Intelligence (NCGI)
UK

1600 - 1730 Session 3: Commercial Imagery Revolutionizing Applications in Defense Intelligence

Session Highlight

  • How data from commercial synthetic aperture radar (SAR), radio-frequency (RF) and hyperspectral satellites can deliver crucial intelligence.

Gastao De Figueiredo

SVP, GM Geospatial Intelligence
Blackshark.ai
USA

Topic
In-Mission Exploitation of Extraordinary Volumes of Imagery for Real-time Actionable Intelligence

Vincent Kessler

General Manager, Synspective SG
Synspective
Singapore

Martin Pentier

Geospatial Sales Manager
Integrated Space Solutions
Airbus Defence and Space
France

Topic
OneAtlas digital platform

0930 - 0945 Keynote Address

Sandra Auchter

Director, NGA Denver
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
USA

Topic
The Power of Geospatial Partnerships

0945 - 1130 Session 4: Enhancing Maritime Situational Awareness with GeoIntelligence

Session Highlight

  • Maritime domain emerging as a crucial strategic arena.
  • Ensuring a secure and safe maritime environment is paramount for fostering a sustainable blue economy.
  • Advancements in geospatial and Space technologies can strengthen maritime surveillance tools and reinforce the protection of critical maritime infrastructure.

Lieutenant General Anil Kumar Bhatt, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM

Director General
Indian Space Association (ISpA)
India

Martin Cauchi Inglott

Project Director
Critical Maritime Routes Indo-Pacific (CRIMARIO II)
Malta

Patrick O'Keeffe

CDR jg (OF-3) DEU Navy & Staff Officer Space Operations
NATO Centre of Excellence for Operations in Confined and Shallow Waters (COE CSW)
Germany

1200 - 1300 Session 5: AI/ML Revolution Transforming Intelligence Fusion

Session Highlight

  • Automated analysis of vast amounts of geospatial data, pattern recognition, anomaly detection, and predictive modeling.
  • AI/ML enhancing GeoIntelligence with the speed, precision and accuracy that it needs.

Richard Goodman

EMEA Defence Lead
Hexagon
UK

Topic
Automation of mundane defence data

Nejc Dougan

CTO
FLAI d.o.o.
Slovenia

Topic
Leveraging Geospatial AI for near real-time situational awareness

Chris Andrews

COO
Rendered.ai
USA

1400 - 1500 Session 6: Safeguarding GeoIntelligence Infrastructure in National Cybersecurity Strategy

Session Highlight

  • The importance to protect critical infrastructure such as power grids, water supplies, public transportation, and healthcare systems from cyber threats.
  • How GeoIntelligence infrastructure can identify and track the location of cyber-attacks, the movements of hacking groups, and the presence of malware or other malicious software.

Josef Schroefl

Deputy Director, COI Strategy and Defense
European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats
Finland

Matej Michalko

Founder & CEO
Decent Cybersecurity
Switzerland

Topic
Revolutionizing GeoInt: The Role of Blockchain and Post-Quantum Encryption

Oskari Hakkinen

CEO
Spatineo
Finland

Topic
Detecting and Analyzing Open Geodata Reconnaissance Targeting Critical Infrastructure

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TARGET SEGMENTS

Defense Forces - Army, Navy, Air Force
Geospatial Intelligence Agencies
Civil Defense Departments
Maritime Security Agencies
Customs & Border Controls Officials
National Security & Counter Terrorism Agencies
Cybersecurity Agencies
Police Forces
Policy Makers
Geospatial Data/Technology Providers
Space Industry Ecosystems
PNT Solution Providers
Defense System Integrators