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Extending GIS to the Tactical Edge

9:00 a.m.–9:10 a.m.


John Tully, Esri

Jeff Dawley, Esri

Esri in Defense and Intelligence

9:10 a.m.–9:30 a.m. 


Jack Dangermond, Esri

Defense Intelligence Agency

9:30 a.m.–9:50 a.m. 


Greg Ryckman, Vice Deputy Director for Analysis, DIA


Greg Rychman is DIA’s Deputy Director for Analysis, he provides functional management for all-source analysis for the Defense Intelligence Enterprise. DIA has the responsibility for producting national Defense Intelligence in support of the US National Security Strategy, policymakers, warfighters and defense acquisition executives. 

Panel: Extending to the Edge

9:50 a.m.–10:30 a.m.


Great advances in technology like cloud computing, artificial intelligence and big data are critical to support intelligence analysis and robust decision making. The panelists will discuss challenge to effectively leverage these capabilities through all operational levels; from strategic to tactical.



Ronda Schrenk, USGIF

Mr Dave Rowland, Canada

CPO Andrew Green, Naval Special Warfare

MSgt Connor Mahoney, USMC (T)

Keynote address: NGA

11:00 a.m.–11:20 a.m.


Mark Andress, NGA CIO and Director, CIO-T


Mark Andress is NGA's Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Director of the CIO-T directorate at the National Geospatial - Intelligence Agency.  The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has a responsibility to provide the products and services that decision makers, warfighters, and first responders need, when they need it most.

Demo: Machine Learning at the Edge

11:20 a.m.–11:35 a.m.


Jason Jones, Esri

Tim Murphy, Esri


Utilizing ArcGIS Pro, Big Data Toolkit, GeoAnalytics, Web Maps, Operations Dashboard and Story Maps, to process massive volumes of unstructured data into meaningful intelligence. Leveraging partner capabilities from Microsoft and Mark Logic, we automate analytic workflows to create target knowledge at the Strategic/National level which is then shared with Commands and Tactical Units.

Proliferating Analyst Knowledge

11:35 a.m.-11:45 a.m.


Eric Eagle, 513th MI


Utilizing ArcGIS Pro, the ArcGIS Python API, and ArcGIS Enterprise to process Moving Target Indicator data. ArcGIS is used to enable a DevOps workflow for advanced processing of large MTI datasets and offer the results as Analytics as a Service.


11:45 a.m.-12:05 p.m.


LTC Klaus Jürgen Andersch, German Armed Forces


Providing German Armed Forces Standard GIS Services from Computing Cetner to the Edge

There is one single source of geospatial truth for the German armed forces. This service, which is based on the functionality of the ArcGIS enterprise, has standardized IT Services provision to the forces at land, at sea, in the air, in space and in the cyber defense dimension as part of HaFIS. 


LTC Andersch will present the results of this 6-year program to provide rich geospatial services to many thousands of soldiers for Command and Control, Logistics, Intel, and IT Operations. 

Demo: Extending GIS to the Edge

12:05 p.m.-12:20 p.m.


Milquiades Walther-Rodriguez, Esri

Parker Hornstein, Esri 


Utilizing ArcGIS Pro FMV tools, Excalibur, and ArcGIS Enterprise to manage and conduct tactical exploitation of full motion video. ArcGIS is used to enable both the down and upstream flow of intelligence between key decision makers and operators in need of timely intelligence. 

Closing Comments

12:20 p.m.-12:30 p.m.


John Tully, Esri

Jeff Dawley, Esri 

Hosted Lunch

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.


Sapphire Terrace

Defense and Intelligence Demo Theater

San Diego Convention Center - Demo Theaters 03 and 14


1:15 p.m. - How the US Army is Using ArcGIS Today and What’s Next (Demo Theater 03)

1:15 p.m. - Using Non-RDBMS Databases in ArcGIS (Demo Theater 03)

2:30 p.m. - Customize ICAP for Your Organization (Demo Theater 17)

Defense and Intelligence Showcase

1:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.


San Diego Convention Center 

Technical Workshops

San Diego Convention Center


1:00 p.m. - ArcGIS Excalibur – Experience the Value and Power of Imagery through the WebGIS Pattern (SDCC, Room 05 A)


4:00 p.m. - Integrating Unstructured Data Analysis into Defense and Intelligence Workflows (SDCC, Room 09)

National Government Social

6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.


Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Promenade Plaza

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