July 8-11, 2017 | San Diego, California
Speakers
Lawrie Jordan
Director, Imagery and Remote Sensing — Esri
Biography

Lawrie Jordan is Director of Imagery and Remote Sensing for Esri, as well as Special Assistant to Esri founder and President, Jack Dangermond. In this capacity, Jordan serves as an advocate for the success of users through the application of all forms of remote sensing and imagery within the GIS enterprise, including environmental, civil, defense and intelligence community solutions.

Mr. Jordan has over 35 years of experience as a leader in the field of image processing and remote sensing, including a long standing strategic partnership with Esri. He has been an advisor to numerous government organizations on current and future trends involving imagery of all types and platforms. His background education is in Landscape Architecture, with degrees from The University of Georgia and Harvard University.

Lawrie is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and the 2015 recipient of the Geospatial World Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award for his decades of contribution in the field of Image Processing and Earth Observation.

Lawrie Jordan
Victor Khoo
Senior Deputy Director — Land Survey Division
Singapore Land Authority
Biography

Victor Khoo is a Land Surveyor by profession. He received his Ph.D. and Master of Engineering degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Currently, he leads the mapping team in SLA.

Victor Khoo
Steve Lambert
Senior Consultant, Imagery Services — Esri
Biography

Dr. Lambert joined Esri as a senior project manager in Database Services in 2008 and now currently serves as a Senior Consultant for the Imagery Services Team. Prior to that time he was chief technology officer and principal for the Sewall Company. Dr. Lambert has multiple years of experience and has held academic appointments in the Purdue University School of Civil Engineering Geomatics Program and also in the University of Maine’s Surveying Engineering Program. Dr. Lambert’s responsibilities in Esri’s Database Services have primarily involved business development. He has used his expertise in surveying, photogrammetry and remote sensing to advise in-house personnel on new and existing technologies for the efficient development of accurate digital spatial data.

Steve Lambert
Mike Muller
Lead Product Engineer Imagery — Esri
Biography

Mike Muller has over 25 years of GIS and Remote Sensing software development experience. In the early 1990s, he helped pioneer GIS application development while working in Esri's Application Prototype Lab. Mr. Muller transitioned to working on the first version of ArcGIS and continued to innovate GIS software capabilities for the next two decades. In 2008, he took a break from Esri as a lead developer on the world leading imagery and remote sensing package ENVI®. Mr. Muller returned to Esri in 2011 to lead the imagery and remote sensing software development team in Redlands. Mr. Muller has a passion for bringing GIS and Remote Sensing closer together. Today, he continues to drive Esri software development in the areas of image management, image analytics, and raster GIS.

Mike Muller
Charles H (Hobie) Perry
Researcher, Northern Research Station — USDA Forest Service
Biography

Hobie Perry is a research soil scientist and Analytical Science Group Leader in the Forest Inventory and Analysis program of the USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, St. Paul, MN. His major professional interests include estimating forest soil carbon, linking land use to water quality at the regional scale, and associating soil measurements to forest health at the national scale. Hobie’s passion for maps led to his assignment as the project manager for the Forest Atlas of the United States; this project has evolved into a scientific communication and knowledge delivery partnership with the CIO, Esri, and Amazon. He has Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in forestry from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the Forest Service in 2004, Dr. Perry spent five years on the faculty of Humboldt State University teaching wildland watershed management.

Charles Perry
Jeff Safran
Physical Scientist, GIS and Unmanned Aircraft Systems — Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Operations Center (NOC)
Biography

Jeff Safran is a Physical Scientist at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Operations Center (NOC) providing GIS and Remote Sensing project support. He has 20 years of experience in GIS and Remote Sensing. Jeff recently has focused his attention on the management of the data processing aspects of BLM UAS program. In addition to his geospatial skills, Jeff holds FAA Airline Transport Pilot, Single and Multi Engine and Instrument Flight Instructor certifications as well as Part 107 Remote Pilot certification. By combining his GIS and Remote Sensing skills with his knowledge of UAS, Jeff has become a real leader with in BLM in applying unmanned aerial vehicles for geospatial applications.

Jeff Sanfran
Nozer R. Turel
Manager Technology (Geospatial Survey and Mapping) — Genesys International
Biography

I have a consuming passion for geospatial technology, and have been fortunate to spend good part of my entire career till now in the industry. I was involved in major programs where the first run of a 3D Mobile Mapping system always holds a special thrill for me, as I see it as a triumph of science, engineering, and human ingenuity.

Management Professional with more than 12 Years of experience in IT and Geospatial Industry. Strategic and decisive professional with a proven history of increasing efficiency, technological transformation, strategic innovation and leading teams to improve operational excellence in geospatial industry.

Nozer R. Turel
Eric Wittner
Product Manager, CityEngine and Procedural Technology — Esri
Biography

Eric Wittner works to expand public understanding of how Esri's 3D products can enhance an organizations products and process, and help bring them success. Having spent six years as part of the 3D software development team, he has an intimate understanding of Esri’s 3D technology. From his time as the product engineering lead for geodesign he understands how Esri's tools can be used to support interdisciplinary decision making in a variety of fields. As a thought leader at Esri, he helps shapes the vision and direction of Esri's software, data models, and solutions development through interaction with customers and the translation of their requirements into useful technology.

Eric Wittner
Isaac Zaworski
Vice President, Vricon Systems, LLC
Biography

Mr. Zaworski joined Vricon on January 1, 2015 as the first employee of Vricon Systems, LLC. He serves as Vice President and is responsible for introducing Vricon’s disruptive 3D modeling capabilities into the US DoD and IC communities. Mr. Zaworski is an engineer by trade, with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Cornell University, and worked as the CTO at Urban Robotics. Mr. Zaworski also has spent significant time overseas, in tactical environments, working on developing new tools and methodologies to overcome challenges related to Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED) of massive 2D and 3D imagery data sets. In this role, he was instrumental in demonstrating and teaching the use these new tools and methodologies to the warfighter.

Isaac Zaworski