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  • MENA Region Public Sector, Government and Military Delegates Attend Free of Charge! 2011 ter s Regis y Delegate ch to Save Industr ar y 25th M e Full an d Pay b SD off th rice! 800U kage P up to $ ce Pac n Confere scourse t provoking telligent di ing & though cid and in day A clear, lu capability An interest future is to telligence nference w here the on a key in Pat Tyrrell OB E, Intelligen ce co archer in Strat egic Studies/ e (retired) the Defence Former Rese rategic & Se curity Commodor mmandant of John Bruni, Centre for St d formerly Co tor, Emirates Consultant an Security School, UK MoD Direc Inter national Intelligence and Studies/Sage Exploiting Geospatial Intelligence to Enhance National Security, Public Safety, Emergency Management and Law Enforcement : International Conference: 2011 17 - 16 Monday 16th May – Tuesday 17th May 2011 : Pre & Post Conference Focus Days: Sunday 15th May & Wednesday 18th May 2011 2011 18 15 Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Attend Geospatial Intelligence Middle East 2011 and take away the knowledge to: 2011 : • Utilise geospatial intelligence to deliver enhanced protection against all internal and external security threats • Evaluate how geospatial information can be used to predict the spread of crime, disease and security risks • Leverage geographic information systems to maximise emergency planning, preparedness, response and recovery • Understand how the lessons learned from current military operations can be translated into the civilian sector • Improve maritime domain awareness and situational awareness to maximise protection of offshore assets, tackle threats to maritime security and the rising risk of piracy Lead sponsor: Gold sponsor: Silver sponsor: Associate sponsor: Solution providers:Register online at www.geospatialdefence.comor contact us at +44 207 368 9300 www.geospatialdefence.com :or defence@iqpc.co.uk .defence@iqpc.co.uk : +44 207 368 9300:
  • . www.geospatialdefence.comDear Colleague,As global threats continue to increase and national security remains .of paramount importance to the MENA region’s governments, havingaccess to accurate, real-time, geographically-referenced intelligence 2011has never been more important.During Geospatial Intelligence Middle East 2010, one of the event’sChairmen, Bill Harp from Esri, described Geographic InformationSystems (GIS) as a “unique technology that can integrate all of .the different types of intelligence into a single map-centric viewer .for ease of analysis and visualisation”. It is clear therefore thatfor any government keen to protect its national assets and protectits populations, investment in GIS and other geospatially-enabledtechnologies is critical.Maps and charts of various styles have been used for hundredsof years. When the source data (imagery) used for producing GIS +44 207 368 9300 :products moved from an analogue to a digital form, the ability todigitally combine intelligence imagery and use GIS and imagery defence@iqpc.co.uk : +44 207 7368 9301:intelligence tools, allowed the concept of Geospatial Intelligence(GEOINT) to develop. Defence IQIn recent years, this has led to large-scale technological advances in .the civilian sphere including, the monitoring of natural resources and !climate change, responding to natural disasters, national security 7and border protection, urban planning, law enforcement andemergency services. Key Reasons you cannot affoRd to missAn even more dramatic change has been in the area of support tothe military across a wide range of operations. What has changed is Geospatial intelliGence middle east 2011:how rapidly and precisely geo-referenced imagery (space-based, airbreathing, UAV and handheld) can be collected, analysed and GEOINT 1products can be displayed for everyone from policy maker to military Returning for its 4th annual event, Geospatial Intelligencecommanders on the battlefield. This ensures that all the decision Middle East is the only established event targeting governmentmakers, from the lowest tactical level to politicians, have the same and military geospatial decision-makers providing you with anaccurate and timely data. With this shared situational awareness, unbeatable networking experience.all operations military or civil are more effective and accountable. 2 Gain in-depth insight into the latest lessons learnedThese changing tools, systems and technologies that have been emerging from current military operations and leading civiliandeveloped to support war fighters are now available for use by programmes from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan,multiple stakeholders to protect countries from whatever internal Kuwait, US, UK, Canada, India and NATO and assess howor external threats they may face, whether those threats are they are impacting priorities.deliberate, accidental or natural. 3 Engage with fellow geospatial professionals from the end-GIME 2011 is the ideal opportunity to review these advances and to user and the industry community, and build valuable newevaluate the multitude of ways in which GEOINT can now be utilised relationships during the networking opportunities.by the agencies and organisations tasked with protection against this 4multitude of threats and is a must-attend event for anyone looking Hear from 30+ decision makers to assess their futureto advance their own use of GEOINT or looking to target the MENA strategy for GEOINT modernisation and development.region in 2011. 5 Benefit from a balanced agenda with limited vendorI look forward to meeting you in Abu Dhabi, presentations to ensure you maximise your time spent at the conference with senior international geospatial end-users. r an idea oColonel (retired) Neil Thompson P.S. Have e tion for th 6Member of Advisory Board sugges Identify key areas for investment and capitalise on the e? programm ctly expertise of this world-class speaker panel.Geospatial Intelligence Middle East 2011 dire Send them ards at Edw to Joanna iqpc.com 7 dwards@ Uncover new requirements and explore the latest Joanna.e advancements in technological developments all in one space ensuring you are fully up to date. Defence IQ is host to a series of global events and runs an online community of military and private sector professionals. We provide the platform on Keep in contact with us! which leading defence experts share their experience, Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/defenceiq knowledge and strategic thoughts. We are dedicated to providing military Join the LinkedIn Group: Defence IQ - Military personnel and the private sector with strategic defence resources covering Community current defence issues. Join the community: www.defenceiq.com/join.cfm Register online at www.geospatialdefence.com 2 or contact us at +44 207 368 9300 www.geospatialdefence.com : or defence@iqpc.co.uk .defence@iqpc.co.uk : +44 207 368 9300:
  • aGenda at a Glance DAy ONE: MONDAy 16th MAy 2011 DAy TWO: TUESDAy 17th MAy 201107:00 Conference Registration and Networking Breakfast 07:00 Conference Registration and Networking Breakfast08:00 Conference Inauguration 08:00 Chairperson’s Opening Comments08:30 Creating a National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) that 08:10 Advances In Collecting And Utilising Satellite Imagery in the UAE can Support National Security, Public Safety and Law Lieutenant Colonel Ali Mohammed Alshehhi, Manager of Enforcement: Abu Dhabi Spatial Data Infrastructure (AD-SDI) Falcon Ground Station, United Arab Emirates Space Abdul Karim Al Raeisi, Executive Director, Abu Dhabi Systems Reconnaissance Centre and Information Centre (ADSIC), UAE 08:35 The Next Necessary Condition for GEOINT: Non-Imagery08:55 Evaluating the Development of Geospatial Intelligence Spatial and Temporal Representation and Frameworks (GEOINT) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Supporting Defence Operations as Applications to Support a Variety of Missions Mr. Michael W. Powers, Technical Director, Geospatial Research Confirmed Senior Representative, National Geospatial and Engineering, US Army Intelligence Agency, US 09:00 Utilising Advances in Technology to Secure the Region’s Borders09:20 What Next for GIS in Defence and Intelligence: A Vision of the Future Colonel Dr. Mohammed Alaseeri, Head of Section, John Day, Director Defence Business Development, Esri Saudi Border Guard09:45 Question and Answer Session 09:25 A Presentation by Raytheon09:55 Morning Coffee and Networking Guy DuBois, Vice President Operational Technologies and Solutions, Raytheon10:25 Delivering Geospatial Intelligence from the Cloud: The State of the Art in Data Fusion and Dissemination 09:50 Question and Answer Session Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist, Google 10:00 Morning Coffee and Networking10:50 Making Sense of the Deluge: Data Fusion and Integration, 10:30 Geospatial Intelligence Mission Management Accessibility to the Information and Exploitation of Colonel (retired) Neil Thompson, Managing Director, Westfield Geographic Information Consulting Group and Former Director Geospatial Intelligence, Canada Defence HQ Anil Kumar, Acting Director Environment Information Sector, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi 10:55 Panel Discussion: Geospatial Intelligence Mission Management Facilitator: Colonel (retired) Neil Thompson, Managing Director,11:15 Satellite Imagery Analysis at the International Atomic Energy Agency Westfield Consulting Group and Former Director Geospatial Karen Steinmaus, Unit Head, Satellite Imagery Analysis Unit, Intelligence, Canada Defence HQ International Atomic Energy Agency 11:20 Developing A GIS Environment11:40 A Presentation from Lockheed Martin Manal Alshamlan, Head of GIS Development Section,12:05 Delivering a Common Operating Picture (COP) to Facilitate GIS Department, Dubai Municipality National Security, Crisis Response and Law Enforcement John Bruni, Former Researcher in Strategic Studies/Director, Emirates 11:55 Industry Presentation Available Centre for Strategic & Security Studies/Sage International 12:20 Question and Answer Session12:30 Question and Answer Session 12:30 Networking Lunch12:40 Networking Lunch Stream A: Stream B: Developing Architectures and Advances in Mapping and Stream A: Stream B: Cultivating True Interoperability Creating 3D Environments GIS Applications for Translating the Lessons Learned 13:35 Developing Open Enhancing GIS Support with Law Enforcement in the Military Domain into the Standards and New Methods of Digital Mapping Civilian Arena Architectures that Will Charalampos Paraschou (aka.13:40 Mapping Rural Case-Study: The Use of GIS in Enable you to Meet Babis), Chief Geospatial Officer, Livelihoods to Support the a National/Civil Perspective: Future Requirements NATO Deployment Core, Greece Effects Based Targeting Norway Digital Stephen Ramage, Executive Programme and Enhance Colonel (retired) Oyvind Director, Marketing and Sustainable Development, Security and Governance Bergene, Former Director, Communications, Open Richard Brittan, Norwegian Military Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Director, Alcis Ltd. Geographic Service 14:00 Developing Effective Mini-UAVs: The Revolution in Geospatial Support in the ISAF Geospatial Capabilities GIS Awareness and Mapping14:05 Geospatial Interoperability Theatre of Operations that Meet the Needs of Chris Parker, Security Consultant, a Study from UK Policing Multiple Stakeholders Terrasis Richard Smith, Force in Afghanistan in the Defence and Information Manager, Erik Menzel, Geo-Officer ISAF, Security sector British Transport Police ISAF HQ, NATO Ayman Al-Wadi,14:30 Utilising Technological Integrating GIS within the Wider Group Head of GIS, Advances Including GIS Framework of Command and Royal Jordanian to Enhance Aviation and Control (C2) Systems Geographic Centre Airport Security John Teufert, NC3A Geo-Officer, 14:25 Addressing the Barriers Exploring Augmented Reality Ahmad Al Haddabi, Consultation, Command & Control to Achieving “True and its Potential Applications SVP – Airports Operations, Agency, NATO C3 Agency, NATO Interoperability” Dr. Hamdy El-Gamily, Director ADAC - Abu Dhabi Commodore (retired) Pat of Geoinformatics Centre, Kuwait Airports Company Tyrrell OBE, Intelligence Institute for Scientific Research Consultant and formerly (KISR)14:55 Exploiting Geospatial Creating Understanding from Commandant of the Technology to Tackle Information Chaos in the Military Defence Intelligence and Criminal or Terrorist Colonel John Kedar, Chief of Staff, Headquarters Engineer in Security School, UK MoD Activities 14:50 Question and Chief (Army), UK MoD Question and Answer Session Professor Mike Jackson, Answer Session Director, Centre for Geospatial Science, UK 15:00 Afternoon Coffee and Networking15:20 Question and Question and Answer Session 15:30 Geospatial Governance for Strategic National Social Development Answer Session Engineer Khalid Al Hammadi, Chief of GIS, Central Informatics15:30 Afternoon Coffee and Networking Organisation (CIO), Bahrain16:00 Addressing the complexities in getting your GIS or Spatial 15:55 Question and Answer Session data Infrastructure (SDI) program up and running 16:05 Chairman’s Closing Summary Mark Sorensen, President, Geographic Planning Commodore (retired) Pat Tyrrell OBE, Intelligence Consultant Collaborative, Inc. (GPC) and formerly Commandant of the Defence Intelligence and16:30 End of Conference Day One Security School, UK MoD 16:20 End of Conference Day Two 3
  • main confeRence day one: monday 16th may 201107:00 Conference Registration and Networking Breakfast 10:50 Making Sense of the Deluge: Data Fusion and Integration, Accessibility to the Information and Exploitation of08:00 Conference Inauguration Geographic Information Chairman: Eric Patten, Director Defense and Intelligence • Overcoming the cultural and technological challenges that restrict Global Solutions, Esri access to data and information08:30 Creating a National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) that can • Creating fused, all-source intelligence products that can provide support to multiple stakeholders at multiple levels from operational to Support National Security, Public Safety and Law Enforcement: tactical and strategic Abu Dhabi Spatial Data Infrastructure (AD-SDI) • Exploiting the completed geospatial intelligence products • Outlining the success of the Abu Dhabi Systems and Information through effective interoperability and integration within and Centre in establishing an effective NSDI across organisations • Assessing the challenges already overcome to establish the NSDI Anil Kumar, Acting Director Environment Information Sector, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi spatial data infrastructure • Delivering savings by facilitating geospatial information sharing that 11:15 Satellite Imagery Analysis at the International Atomic Energy Agency • Exploiting satellite imagery to provide analytical support to the supports effective and successful decision-making Safeguards Unit in verifying and monitoring nuclear development • Recognising the stovepipes that still exist and designing an effective • Collecting, processing and analysing commercial imagery strategy to overcome them • Creating a wide-range of imagery-derived products to support the Abdul Karim Al Raeisi, Executive Director, Abu Dhabi Systems and Safeguards Unit Information Centre (ADSIC), UAE Karen Steinmaus, Unit Head, Satellite Imagery Analysis Unit, International Atomic Energy Agency08:55 Evaluating the Development of Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) 11:40 A Presentation from Lockheed Martin and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as Applications to 12:05 Delivering a Common Operating Picture (COP) to Facilitate Support a Variety of Missions National Security, Crisis Response and Law Enforcement Confirmed Senior Representative, National Geospatial Intelligence • Integrating multiple sources of imagery from all available assets Agency, US to form a COP • Overcoming internal and external co-ordination challenges09:20 What Next for GIS in Defence and Intelligence: A Vision of the Future • Achieving end-to-end visibility of all assets through John Day, Director Defence Business Development, Esri multi-agency co-ordination09:45 Question and Answer Session • Analysis of tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and final dissemination09:55 Morning Coffee and Networking John Bruni, Former Researcher in Strategic Studies/Director, Emirates10:25 Delivering Geospatial Intelligence from the Cloud: The State of Centre for Strategic & Security Studies/Sage International the Art in Data Fusion and Dissemination 12:30 Question and Answer Session Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist, Google 12:40 Networking Lunch Stream A: GIS Applications for Law Enforcement Stream B: Translating the Lessons Learned in the Military Domain into the Civilian Arena Chairman: Eric Patten, Director Defense and Intelligence 13:40 Case-Study: The Use of GIS in a National/Civil Perspective: “Norway Digital” Global Solutions, Esri “Norway Digital” is an implementation of the “European Commission13:40 Mapping Rural Livelihoods to Support the Effects Based INSPIRE” taking advantage of Geospatial information to deliver the Targeting Programme and Enhance Sustainable Development, best for the civilian society. This presentation will provide an insight into how Norway has implemented the use of Geospatial information Security and Governance in the civilian community, with respect to: • Mapping by province down to community level in Afghanistan • Organisation and interaction • Generating and fusing multiple datasets to establish a coherent • Technical Background decision support tool • Status and future Colonel (retired) Oyvind Bergene, Former Director, Norwegian • Integrating the work of Human Terrain Systems (HTS) teams on Military Geographic Service mapping populations and tribes 14:05 Geospatial Support in the ISAF Theatre of Operations in Afghanistan • Building the capacity of the UN and Afghan Ministries to carry out • Understanding the way in which NATO Geospatial Policy is applied this work themselves in the context of the ISAF mission Richard Brittan, Director, Alcis Ltd. • Evaluating the challenges faced in cross-theatre governance in respect to Designated Geospatial Information (DGI) and14:05 Geospatial Interoperability a Study from UK Policing Supplemented Geospatial Information (SGI) to accomplish the goal • Developing a Spatial Information Infrastructure (SII) to aid their of “fighting off the same map” • Enhancing geospatial support through key projects such as security responsibilities for the 2012 Olympics NATO Core GIS and the development of an ISAF specific • Outlining the requirement to hold and disseminate mapping and Geospatial Data Model aerial imagery coverage of Great Britain to multiple sites • Developing the cooperation between the Government of the Islamic • Evaluating the various components of the SII and how Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) and the ISAF HQ in respect to Geospatial Data exchange interoperability is key Erik Menzel, Geo-Officer ISAF, ISAF HQ, NATO Richard Smith, Force Information Manager, British Transport Police 14:30 Integrating GIS within the Wider Framework of Command and14:30 Utilising Technological Advances Including GIS to Enhance Control (C2) Systems Aviation and Airport Security • Analysing the development of GIS as an increasingly core part of C2 • Outlining NATOs development of geo-information systems in theatre • Integrating all available technologies to maximise aviation and and how these have enhanced decision-making airport security • Detailing current R&D projects designed to further improve the • Understanding security vulnerabilities through the analytical integration of GIS John Teufert, NC3A Geo-Officer, Consultation, Command & Control capabilities that GIS provides Agency, NATO C3 Agency, NATO • Planning for future technology investment by analysing past 14:55 Creating Understanding from Information Chaos in the Military security breaches • Examining how advances in geospatial capabilities have improved Ahmad Al Haddabi, SVP – Airports Operations, ADAC - Abu Dhabi situational awareness and allowed for enhanced decision-making in Airports Company the military and intelligence environments • Discussing the opportunities and challenges in delivering a14:55 Exploiting Geospatial Technology to Tackle Criminal or geospatial enterprise that supports military understanding, whether to Terrorist Activities a soldier on the ground or a government minister • Outlining how GIS can be utilised in crime mapping • Evaluating the lessons learned from complex military operations and how these can be translated into the security, public safety, • Setting out the aims and objectives of the D-SCENT project law enforcement and emergency management domains • Results from the project and planned future work Colonel John Kedar, Chief of Staff, Headquarters Engineer in Chief Proffesor Mike Jackson, Director, Centre for Geospatial Science, UK (Army), UK MoD15:20 Question and Answer Session 15:20 Question and Answer Session END OF STREAMED SESSIONS15:30 Afternoon Coffee and Networking there can be a high initial overhead when first establishing the many16:00 Addressing the complexities in getting your GIS or Spatial data facets of a fully functional system. Infrastructure (SDI) program up and running • Securing buy-in for your GIS or SDI project from multiple stakeholders The benefits of utilising GIS are well-known and generally accepted; • Tackling the challenges of cooperation and collaboration and bringing however, actually getting a project started and reaching the point about cultural change where the benefits outweigh the initial investment and the operating • Keeping the program going when it hits a challenge costs remains incredibly challenging. In this presentation, Mark will Mark Sorensen, President, Geographic Planning Collaborative, address some of these complexities including: Inc. (GPC) • Understanding that whilst GIS architecture has tremendous benefits, 16:30 End of Conference Day One4
  • main confeRence day two: tuesday 17th may 201107:00 Conference Registration and Networking Breakfast 10:30 Geospatial Intelligence Mission Management As the importance of geospatial intelligence continues to grow across08:00 Chairperson’s Opening Comments national security, protecting civil infrastructure, local government, Commodore (retired) Pat Tyrrell OBE, Intelligence Consultant managing natural resources and disasters, monitoring climate change, and formerly Commandant of the Defence Intelligence and Security military operations, and carrying out counter terrorism operations, the School, UK MoD amount of remote sensing data (space based, air breathing, crowd08:10 Advances In Collecting And Utilising Satellite Imagery in the UAE sourcing, social media, handheld imagery and other sources of data) available is also growing exponentially. This increase in the amount • Evaluating the growth in commercial remote sensing and the of data available, coupled with the demand for increased product implications of this on the geospatial community accuracy, necessity to share information amongst allies and multiple • Outlining the advances made by the UAE Space Reconnaissance stakeholders, demand for decrease in causalities, more complex Centre, which are allowing it to support a wide variety of stakeholders training requirements, speed of dissemination of end products and across the military and civilian sectors the demand for actionable intelligence means that an advanced • Detailing the challenges that need to be overcome to allow the management system is required. This presentation will evaluate available imagery to be fully utilised in support of national security, the following: emergency management, disaster response and law enforcement • Outlining the drivers and the concept of Geospatial Mission Management • Detailing the elements of the Mission Management system including, Lieutenant Colonel Ali Mohammed Alshehhi, Manager of Falcon the identification and verification of requirements, understanding all Ground Station, United Arab Emirates Space Reconnaissance Centre the collections system available and how to task each to use their08:35 The Next Necessary Condition for GEOINT: Non-Imagery Spatial strengths in the most effective manner, tasking the analysis, storing and Temporal Representation and Frameworks Supporting and retrieving the data and producing and disseminating the final Defence Operations geospatial product • Utilising this dynamic Mission Management system to deliver the best • Outlining the importance of capturing cartographic features to support products on time and on target decision making Colonel (retired) Neil Thompson, Managing Director, Westfield • Advances in tools and technologies available to capture topographic data Consulting Group and Former Director Geospatial Intelligence, Mr. Michael W. Powers, Technical Director, Geospatial Research Canada Defence HQ and Engineering, US Army 10:55 Panel Discussion: Geospatial Intelligence Mission Management09:00 Utilising Advances in Technology to Secure the Region’s Borders As the concept of Mission Management is so pivotal to the • Detailing the technological advances that can now be utilised to development of the full spectrum of GEOINT, this panel discussion will improve the security of land give the audience the opportunity to pose their questions to a number of the conference speakers and to explore the concept more fully. • Assessing the ways in which GEOINT can be utilised to support the Facilitator: Colonel (retired) Neil Thompson, Managing Director, activities of Border Guard forces Westfield Consulting Group and Former Director Geospatial • Utilising radar imagery to detect changes in the environment that can Intelligence, Canada Defence HQ indicate illegal border crossings or smuggling activities 11:20 Developing A GIS Environment • Outlining the future priorities for developing the technologies and • Outlining the work of Dubai Municipality in establishing a GIS environment applications further to continue to improve border security • Detailing the ways in which the Municipality is generating information Colonel Dr. Mohammed Alaseeri, Head of Section, Saudi Border Guard to support safety and security • Evaluating the future priorities for further development09:25 A Presentation by Raytheon Manal Al shamsi, Head of GIS Development Section, GIS Guy DuBois, Vice President Operational Technologies and Solutions, Department, Dubai Municipality Raytheon 11:55 Industry Presentation Available (Call Asif at +971 4 364 2975)09:50 Question and Answer Session 12:20 Question and Answer Session10:00 Morning Coffee and Networking 12:30 Networking LunchStream A: Developing Architectures and Cultivating True Interoperability Stream B: Advances in Mapping and Creating 3D Environments13:35 Developing Open Standards and Architectures that Will Enable 13:35 Enhancing GIS Support with New Methods of Digital Mapping you to Meet Future Requirements • Preparing and producing a 3D map using a 3D printer • Utilising global standards and developments for open geospatial • Outlining the concept of creating a 3d virtual environment practices, architectures and interfaces top achieve true interoperability • Exploiting holography to create a holographic map • The advances of the OGC in promoting standard web-based services • Demonstrating practical examples of each of the above and moving away from vendor-specific dependency Charalampos Paraschou (aka. Babis), Chief Geospatial Officer, • Assessing the impact of legacy systems and how these affect flexibility NATO Deployment Core, Greece • Outlining the processes involved in developing a fully interoperable 14:00 Mini-UAVs: The Revolution in GIS Awareness and Mapping data sharing strategy • Exploring the capabilities of next-generation mini-UAVs to provide • Evaluating how the OGC can be utilised to promote the full real-time 3D mapping capability exploitation of GEOINT and GIS by organisations in the MENA region • Evaluating the potential applications of this technology across the Stephen Ramage, Executive Director, Marketing and security and defence enterprise Communications, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) • Tackling the challenges of procuring and balancing the costs versus14:00 Developing Effective Geospatial Capabilities that Meet the Needs the benefits of the technology of Multiple Stakeholders in the Defence and Security sector Chris Parker, Security Consultant, Terrasis • Outlining the ways in which the Royal Jordanian Geographic Centre 14:25 Exploring Augmented Reality and its Potential Applications (RJGC) is supporting the multiple agencies and organisations in • Examining the concept and principles of augmented reality Jordan tasked with the defence and security of the country • Merging the database with real-life situations • Tailoring the geospatial products produced to meet the needs of • Creating automated analysis tools to enable real-life application individual stakeholders so that they can be fully exploited • Creating a strong communication network to support the system • Evaluating the current priorities of the RJGC to further develop its Dr. Hamdy El-Gamily, Director of Geoinformatics Centre, Kuwait offering to the defence and security community Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) Ayman Al-Wadi, Group Head of GIS, Royal Jordanian Geographic Centre 14:50 Question and Answer Session14:25 Addressing the Barriers to Achieving “True Interoperability” END OF STREAMED SESSIONS It is widely accepted that there is a need to establish greater levels of 15:00 Afternoon Coffee and Networking information sharing and build a culture of “need to share”, rather than “need to know”; however, in reality, there are a number of inhibitors 15:30 Geospatial Governance for Strategic Social Development that are preventing this from becoming a reality. In this presentation, • Developing the Bahrain Spatial Data Infrastructure Pat will draw on the outcomes from the previous GIME conferences to • Utilising information to monitor all aspects of development in Bahrain examine these barriers. Areas for discussion will include: and contribute to a safe and secure environment • Questioning the provenance, quality and currency of the source data • Outlining the future developmental priorities of the CIO • Evaluating the issue of poor governance Engineer Khalid Al Hammadi, Chief of GIS, Central Informatics • Overcoming the challenge of integrating and fusing across Organisation (CIO), Bahrain heterogeneous datasets and multiple security domains 15:55 Question and Answer Session • Improving the intelligence flow and the classification of date 16:05 Chairman’s Closing Summary and information Commodore (retired) Pat Tyrrell OBE, Intelligence Consultant • Bringing about cultural change within and across organisations and formerly Commandant of the Defence Intelligence and Commodore (retired) Pat Tyrrell OBE, Intelligence Consultant Security School, UK MoD and formerly Commandant of the Defence Intelligence and Security School, UK MoD 16:20 End of Conference Day Two 514:50 Question and Answer Session
  • Sponsored by: focus days : sunday 15th and wednesday 18th may 2011 Registration for both focus days will open at 08:00These focus days are sponsored by Esri and additional presentations and speakers will be announced soon! Check out the website www.geospatialdefence.comPre-Conference Focus Day: Geospatial Support to Maritime Security Post-Conference Focus Day: Geospatial support to EmergencySunday 15th May 2011 Management - Wednesday 18th May 2011RATIONALE: RATIONALE:With an estimated 15-16 million barrels of oil passing through the Strait Effective disaster management involves the coordination and collaborationof Hormuz every year and numerous offshore oil facilities in the region, across multiple agencies including central/local government, law enforcement,guaranteeing maritime security is obviously a top priority for the region’s fire/rescue, military, humanitarian/aid organisations as well as the privategovernments. As threats of piracy and terrorism continue to increase, this focus sector. GIS can provide an integrating framework supporting disasterday will discuss how all the elements of Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) can management from strategic planning and prediction through to tacticalbe utilised in the collection, fusion, analysis and distribution of imagery and response and operational command and control. With decision makers beingdata to positively impact maritime security. inundated with data, in situations where critical infrastructure is threatened,During the morning session, we consider how geospatial technologies can communication between resources must be efficient and based on a commonsupport Port Security operations and contribute to the protection of other picture of events. GIS provides this enhanced situational awareness for morecritical infrastructure. After a short break, we look at how the advances in the effective collaboration between organisations to optimise resources.availability of space-based ISR platforms can help us, but note how important During the morning session, we take an overarching look at the problem facedinternational collaboration will be to provide wider awareness of the evolving by the various agencies involved in a major crisis arising from man-made orsituation. Then we look at an example of how fusion of multiple intelligence natural disasters. We look at how the need for collaboration and co-operation issources can improve the situational awareness in maritime operations. a critical need faced by these agencies and how a geo-spatial framework is anAfter lunch, the presentations switch to piracy and how we can exploit GIS essential pre-requisite for sharing awareness and co-ordinating actions.to defend against pirates and terrorists on the high seas. The application ofanalytical models, supported by accurate and timely data, integrated within a After the break, we look at a series of different challenges and how Geospatialgeospatial framework can be a powerful tool in the prediction of attacks, allowing technology can be applied, including strategic planning in advance of ancountries to focus their intelligence and maritime forces to counter this threat. emergency and prediction/modeling of how the effects may spread andTime will be provided to answer your questions and discuss GIS evolve over time.implementation strategies. After lunch, we go on to look at how Geospatial technology can help in theAttendance at this focus day is a critical part of the conference for anyone context of major humanitarian crises before presenting a demonstration of a realworking for the region’s Coastguards, Maritime Police, Ministries of Interior, operational system, showing how the various national security agencies canSecurity Agencies, Critical National Infrastructure Authorities and Naval Forces. share information and co-ordinate their actions in a truly integrated environment. Time will be provided to answer your questions and discuss GISBENEFITS OF ATTENDING: implementation strategies.• Hear from a mix of world-class practitioners and industry experts to build The purpose of this focus day is to examine in detail precisely how GIS and GEOINT up a complete picture of how GEOINT can be utilised to maximum effect in can be utilised to provide more effective disaster management operations. maritime security operations Attendance at this focus day is a critical part of the conference for anyone• Understand new concepts at the cutting-edge of maritime intelligence and working in the region’s emergency management sector; such as Police, Fire, engage in forward-looking discussions on how these can best be exploited Coastguards, Ministries of Interior, National Security Agencies and Critical• Learn how to leverage GIS and other geospatially-enabled technologies to National Infrastructure Authorities. secure ports and other critical infrastructureAGENDA: AGENDA:08:30 Registration and Coffee 08:30 Registration and Coffee09:00 Opening Remarks 09:00 Opening Remarks Eric Patten, Director Defense and Intelligence Global Solutions, Esri Senior Representative, Esri09:10 Developing Space-based ISR: A Case Study of the Developments 09:10 Shared Situational Awareness: Key to Collaboration in a Crisis? made in India Public Safety Team, Esri Ranjit Rai, Vice President & Former Director Naval Operations, 09:30 National Security: GIS as a Framework for Collaboration Indian Maritime Foundation & Indian Navy Public Safety Team, Esri09:50 International Collaboration is the Silver Bullet: A Global 10:00 Using GIS to Successfully Plan, Coordinate and Manage Crises, Space Partnership to Provide Global Maritime Awareness Disasters and Emergencies Guy Thomas, Science & Technology Advisor Global Maritime Public Safety Team, Esri Awareness, National Office of Global Maritime Situational Awareness (OGMSA), US Coastguard 10:30 Coffee and Networking10:30 Coffee and Networking 11:00 Providing Strategic Information to Enhance Emergency Preparedness To be confirmed11:00 Space-based ISR to Support Maritime Security Operations To be confirmed 11:45 Utilising Geospatial Intelligence and Risk Assessment Models to Predict the Spread of Avian Flu11:30 Utilising GIS to Enhance Port Security Operations Dr. Hamdy El-Gamily, Director of Geoinformatics Centre, Kuwait Joseph Lawless, CHS-V, Director of Maritime and Bridge Security and Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) Chairman, Security Committee, Massport and American Association of Port Authorities 12:30 Lunch and Networking12:00 Shared GEOINT for Maritime Security 13:30 Providing Geospatial Information in Emergency Humanitarian Admiral (retired) Willy Moore, Lockheed Martin Crises: MapAction Roy Wood, Chairman, MapAction12:30 Lunch and networking 14:15 The Geographical Security Solution (GSS): Demonstration of a13:30 Vessel Centric Intelligence: Utilising Geospatial Real-life Implementation Technologies to Counter Piracy Senior Representative, Esri NEA Christopher Ledger, Operations Director, Idarat Maritime Ltd. 15:00 Question & Answer Session14:00 Bringing it all Together: Multi-Source Fusion, Geospatial Analysis and Exploitation in a Real-Life Application 15:30 End of Focus Day Senior Representative, Esri Senior Representative, Systematic The world leader in the geographic information system (GIS) software industry,15:00 Question & Answer Session Esri supports the design and development of geospatial applications in15:30 End of Focus Day defense, national security and intelligence organizations. Esri’s innovative server, desktop, and mobile technology fuses geospatial data in a commonThe world leader in the geographic information system (GIS) software industry, operating picture to create, visualise, and analyse complex datasets inEsri supports the design and development of geospatial applications in a standards-based, interoperable environment. Esri technology enablesdefense, national security and intelligence organisations. Esri’s innovative individuals and organisations to collaborate; supports the development ofserver, desktop, and mobile technology fuses geospatial data in a commonoperating picture to create, visualise, and analyse complex datasets in analyses, models, cartography, and products; and provides mechanisms toa standards-based, interoperable environment. Esri technology enables share results throughout a community of interest. As such, Esri software formsindividuals and organizations to collaborate; supports the development of a critical IT infrastructure for national security organisations worldwide that useanalyses, models, cartography, and products; and provides mechanisms to geospatial technology to support mission-critical and time-sensitive decisions.share results throughout a community of interest. As such, Esri software formsa critical IT infrastructure for national security organisations worldwide that usegeospatial technology to support mission-critical and time-sensitive decisions. 6
  • who will you meet at Geospatial intelliGence middle east 2011? Anil Kumar, Head Management Information, Environment Charalampos Paraschou (aka. Babis), Chief Geospatial Agency Abu Dhabi Officer, NATO Deployment Core, Greece Manal Alshamlan, Head of GIS Development Section, GIS Richard Smith, Force Information Manager, British Department, Dubai Municipality Transport Police Abdul Karim Al Raeisi, Executive Director, Abu Dhabi John Teufert, NC3A Geo-Officer, Consultation, Command Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC), UAE & Control Agency, NATO C3 Agency, NATO Col. Dr. Mohammed Alaseeri, Head of Section, Saudi Ranjit Rai, Vice President & Former Director Naval Operations, Border Guard Indian Maritime Foundation & Indian Navy Lieutenant Colonel Ali Mohammed Alshehhi, Manager Roy Wood, Chairman, MapAction of Falcon Ground Station, United Arab Emirates Space Reconnaissance Centre Erik Menzel, Geo-Officer ISAF, ISAF HQ, NATO Ayman Al-Wadi, Group Head of GIS, Royal Jordanian Chris Parker, Security Consultant, Terrasis Geographic Centre Karen Steinmaus, Head of Satellite Imagery, Colonel John Kedar, Chief of Staff, Headquarters Engineer in International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Chief (Army), UK MoD Ahmad Al Haddabi, SVP – Airports Operations, ADAC - Joseph Lawless, CHS-V, Director of Maritime and Bridge Abu Dhabi Airports Company Security and Chairman, Security Committee, Massport Mr. Michael W. Powers, Technical Director, Geospatial and American Association of Port Authorities (Subject to Research and Engineering, US Army management approval) Confirmed Senior Representative, National Geospatial Pat Tyrrell, Intelligence Consultant and formerly Commandant Intelligence Agency, US of the Defence Intelligence and Security School, UK MoD Mark Sorensen, President, Geographic Planning Stephen Ramage, Director of Outreach and Worldwide Collaborative, Inc. (GPC) Communications, Open Geospatial Consortium Engineer Khalid Al Hammadi, Chief of GIS, Central Colonel (retired) Neil Thompson, Managing Director, Informatics Organisation (CIO), Bahrain Westfield Consulting Group and Former Director Geospatial Intelligence, Canada Defence HQ John Day, Director Defence Business Development, Esri Christopher Ledger, Operations Director, Idarat Maritime Ltd. Guy Thomas, Science & Technology Advisor Global Maritime Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist, Google Awareness, National Office of Global Maritime Situational Guy DuBois, Vice President Operational Technologies and Awareness (OGMSA), US Coastguard Solutions, Raytheon Dr Mike Jackson, Director, Centre for Geospatial Science, UK Colonel (retired) Oyvind Bergene, Former Director, Richard Brittan, Director, Alcis Ltd. Norwegian Military Geographic Service Dr. Hamdy El-Gamily, Director of Geoinformatics Centre, Eric Patten, Director Defense and Intelligence Global Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) Solutions, Esri John Bruni, Former Researcher in Strategic Studies/Director, Emirates Centre for Strategic & Security Studies/Sage InternationalLead sponsor: Gold sponsor: The world leader in the geographic Lockheed Martin is a leader information system (GIS) software industry, in geospatial intelligence and Esri supports the design and development command and control systems of geospatial applications in defense to support a broad array of and intelligence organizations. These missions, from law enforcement and national security to emergency response and applications include C4I, ISR, and decision public safety. Our systems enable advanced geospatial analysis, responsive and support. Esri’s innovative server, desktop coordinated police operations, intuitive intelligence gathering, and smart, flexibleand mobile technology fuses geospatial data in a common operating picture in planning for emergency scenarios – all integrated into a cohesive and secure nationalorder to create, visualize, and analyze complex datasets in a standards-based, infrastructure. What sets us apart is our in-depth understanding of your mission. Weinteroperable environment. The company provides key technology to the U.S. bring our best technology and brightest minds to create innovative solutions to yourDepartment of Defense Commercial Joint Mapping Toolkit (CJMTK) program and for toughest security challenges, and we’ll work side-by-side to understand your needsthe NATO Core Geographic Services contract. and map out a solution that fits your budget and your mission.Esri technology enables individuals and organizations to collaborate; supports Associate sponsor:the development of analyses, models, cartography, and products; and providesmechanisms to share results throughout a community of interest. As such, Esri Google Earth & Maps empowers you to organizesoftware forms a critical IT infrastructure for organizations worldwide that usegeospatial technology to support mission-critical and time-sensitive decisions. and display critical location data, allowing yourFor more information visit esri.com/defence/ employees to make fast, informed location-based business decisions and share valuable informationSilver sponsor: with your customers. Google Earth and Maps Enterprise are designed to offer businesses and organizations different levels of security to protect private data. With the world’s most popular mapping platform Raytheon Company, with 2009 sales of and comprehensive global coverage, Google delivers a cost-effective and easily $25 billion, is a technology and innovation deployed mapping platform, and provides the support, security, and added features leader specializing in defense, homeland that businesses require. 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