Tech Showcase West (10/17-18/17 St. Louis, MO)

Oct 17, 2017 09:00am -
Oct 18, 2017 03:00pm

Event Description

Tech Showcase West 2017


USGIF Technology Cluster Forum


Oct. 17 - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
T-REX, 911 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO


Join us Tuesday, October 18, at T-REX in downtown St. Louis for an unclassified day of conversations about innovation and benefits of public-private partnerships. St. Louis has a history of innovation both inside and outside of NGA. Hear from a variety of speakers from the GEOINT Community and commercial world discuss new ideas, concepts, and dramatic leaps rather than more traditional, incremental steps forward.



0930-1000 – Registration Check-in


1000-1005 – Welcome: Keith J. Masback, CEO, USGIF


1005-1012 – Master of Ceremonies: Brig. Gen. Michael G. Lee, USAF (Ret.), USGIF Board of Directors; and Partner, National Security, Blue Canopy Group


1012-1015 – Speaker Introduction:  General Dynamics Information Technology


1015-1045 – Keynote: Justin Poole, Deputy Director, NGA


1045-1130 – Discussion: Innovation, Processes, Frameworks

  • Chris Ashabranner, Director of the Analytic Technology Office, NGA
  • Adam Timm, Chief Digital Transformation, NGA


1130-1200 – Flash Talks

  • “The Anatomy of a Hunt Team” by Accenture
  • “Data Conditioning and the Metadata Catalog” by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
  • Boundless
  • “GIS Technology for ABI” by Esri


1200-1300 – Lunch, Networking, and St. Louis Area Student Presentations


1300-1330 – Flash Talks 

  • “How to Incubate Small Business for Innovation” by General Dynamics Information Technology
  • Jacobs
  • OGSystems
  • teKnolution


1330-1415 – St. Louis Area Innovation 

  • Moderator: Patricia Hagen, Ph.D., President and Executive Director, T-REX Innovation Center
  • Jeff Mazur, Executive Director, Launch Code
  • Cultivation Capital (invited)


1415-1445 – Networking Coffee Break


1445-1515 – St. Louis GEOINT Career Pipeline

  • Moderator: Andy Dearing, Co-Chair, USGIF St. Louis Area Working Group; and CEO, Boundless
  • David Berczek, West Corporate Communications Division Chief, NGA
  • Mark Brickhouse, Ph.D., St. Louis University
  • Jay Watson, Project Connect Manager, St. Louis Development Corporation


1515-1600 – Technology Solution Acceleration: Next NGA Campus West Update and Industry Partnerships 

  • Sue Pollmann, Next NGA West Program Director, NGA
  • Julia Collins, Assistant Program Manager for Transformation & Engagement, NGA


1600-1800 – Networking Reception at T-REX

Agenda is tentative and subject to change



NGA Tech Showcase West

Oct. 18 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
NGA Campus West, 3200 South Second St, St. Louis, MO

NGA Tech Showcase West (Oct. 18) requires a TS//SI/TK clearance.


Registration for this event has now closed. If you are badged and can access the building you may register onsite.



Registration Fees:


Tuesday, Oct. 17 - USGIF Technology Cluster Forum: 

  • USGIF Individual Member - $125
  • Non-Members - $200
  • Government/Military - $0


Wednesday, Oct. 18 – NGA Tech Showcase West

  • USGIF Individual Member - $175
  • Non-Members - $250
  • Government/Military - $0



Event Type:Workshop
Category:Technical Workshop
Early registration ends on Sep 03, 2017.
Regular registration starts on Sep 04, 2017 and ends on Oct 18, 2017.
Late registration starts on Oct 19, 2017.
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)



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