The Geoint symposium is upon us. It will be held October 16-19 in San Antonio, Texas. The theme for this years event is “Forging Integrated Intelligence.” But unofficially there is a key sub theme that is jumping right out at us all. That sub-theme is “Big Data” for geospatial intelligence.
Here is a bit of info from the official Geoint Symposium site:
The GEOINT Symposium is the nation’s largest intelligence event of the year.
Last year, GEOINT 2010 attracted more than 4,000 total attendees to hear speakers and see exhibits focusing on a multi-INT agenda, and this year we expect another great turnout.
This year’s theme is Forging Integrated Intelligence. With this in mind, GEOINT 2011 offers 10 keynote speakers, three amazing panel discussions, lunchtime workshops, and afternoon breakout sessions on human geography and socio-cultural dynamics, open source GEOINT, weapons of mass destruction, crowd-sourced intelligence, international commercial satellite imagery, cloud computing, the Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise (DI2E), the implementation of NGA’s Vision, homeland security applications, and so much more.
Make sure to book your flight early and attend the Pre-Symposium track. On Sunday, Oct. 16, a series of discussions and presentations on a variety of topics related to science, technology, research and innovation will take place. Three concurrent tracks will explore a multitude of defense, intelligence and homeland security issues offering attendees an opportunity to take part in a day of discovery.
I’ll be speaking on a Big Data panel on the 16th. Will you be there? Let me know early so we can connect in person. I hope to see you there.