Thank You for an Exceptional GEOINT 2019

July 24, 2019

Bringing together 4,045 attendees and 216 exhibiting organizations, USGIF’s GEOINT 2019 Symposium gathered the global GEOINT Community to discuss opportunities and solve challenges.

GEOINT 2019 was the 15th annual Symposium and this year’s theme was “Human-Machine Teaming & Innovation Yield Mission Success.” The event explored the incredible potential when machine learning is applied as a tool to assist human decision-making.

Among the attendees were 730 government and military personnel, including 262 employees of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and significant representation from the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Special Operations Command, the National Reconnaissance Office, and the city of St. Louis, Mo. There were 295 international attendees representing 33 countries—including 58 representatives from Canada and 80 from Japan. 236 young professionals and 113 participants from academia were also among this year’s attendees.

The GEOINT 2019 general session included remarks by leaders and experts such as NGA Director Vice Adm. Robert Sharp, PDDNI Susan M. Gordon, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Kari Bingen, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, Esri President Jack Dangermond, and many more. The general session also included panel discussions on the evolving role of Chief Information Officers across the Intelligence Community and the role of GEOINT in combatting wildfires.

The Symposium featured three afternoons of programming on the Government Pavilion Stage in the exhibit hall, with senior leaders from federal agencies giving detailed presentations open to general attendees and exhibitors alike. In the exhibit hall for a second year was the Innovation Corner, which featured dozens of seven-minute lightning talks relevant to the 2019 theme.

There were 605 participants in GEOINT Foreword, the pre-symposium science and technology day that featured presentations on machine learning, advances in training and education, and keynote addresses by quantum computing experts Bo Ewald of ColdQuanta and William Hurley of Strangeworks.

In addition to other events, USGIF is already planning GEOINT 2020, which will be held April 26-29 in Tampa, Fla., with the theme, “New Decade, New Challenges, New Strategies.”

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