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DGI 2013
Defence Geospatial Intelligence - DGI: a Geo Intelligence Event

21 January, 2013 - 23 January, 2013, London, United Kingdom

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Europe's Leading Defence & Intelligence Event

The DGI Conference & Exhibition brings together heads of defence geospatial intelligence, remote sensing, GIS data & mapping, satellite imagery and analysis within the military, governmental, and geo intelligence sectors. It attracts professionals who are responsible for using, and integrating, geo based capabilities in their operations and organizations. Attended by over 800 Geo professionals, DGI is where the geospatial intelligence community comes together.

What's New at DGI 2013

  • North America Day – An entire day dedicated to the debating the current and future developments in the GeoInt community in the US and Canada
  • Big Data conference stream – Tackling the challenges of effective exploitation of big data in intelligence and defence operations
  • Lessons learnt from Afghanistan – ISAF limited – A conference stream focused on discussing and debating the experiences in Afghanistan, looking at the future of nation rebuilding and reconstructions. Special focus on applying lessons learnt in the region.
  • Human Geography – Conference stream with a special focus on the most recent advances in human geography and its use within geospatial and intelligence communities.
  • Looking back at the London 2012 Olympic games – Lessons learnt and advances made
  • Technology Focus Day moves into main conference sessions to offer even more value to all delegates at DGI 2013
  • Special focus on current spending defence intelligenceprograms and projects – With presentations from program managers and decision-makers, outlining their plans, requirements and future strategies

What Attendees Gain From Attending DGI

  • Gain an in-depth briefing of the current challenges and issues facing the world of defence geospatial intelligence and national security
  • Learn about the most successful GeoInt strategies, case studies and projects
  • Get up-to-date with the latest defence and national security programs
  • Get inspired with great ideas and the visions of our outstanding keynote speakers
  • Promote and discuss the role and importance of GeoInt in operations around the world
  • Build and expand your network – meeting over 800 senior geoint professionals will no doubt result in new ideas, strategies and innovation
  • Benefit a unique opportunity to benchmark your GeoInt strategies against your peers – there is nothing better than finding likeminded people who have similar challenges and are looking for solutions to common problems

What makes DGI the must-attend geospatial intelligence event in Europe?

Learn from your colleagues:

  • Find out about the latest developments in GeoInt strategies of 45+ defence and government organisations including: USA, UK, France, Canada, Australia, Israel, Norway, Denmark, Chile, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Spain, The Netherlands and many others
  • Hear about the latest success stories and challenges of using GeoInt in-theatre, including several case studies from Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq
  • Build your C2 GeoInt strategy based on the knowledge and experience of the largest and most sophisticated systems architects in NATO
  • Find out how implementing interoperable IT systems will help you and your colleagues effectively share and disseminate GeoInt applications and knowledge
  • Hear from the experts on the latest uses of human geography in-theatre and in HQ
  • Get up to date with the GeoInt strategies and plans for the London 2012 Olympic Games
  • Get to grips with the new concepts of Maps to Apps – fi nd out how you can make them a reality in your organisation

Network :

  • Meet with over 650 GeoInt offi cers from 45 countries, representing defence forces, police and security organisations as well as government and non-government institutions
  • Benefi t 36 hours of unparalleled networking: this is your chance to catch up with old friends and see colleagues from the other side of the world.
  • Test and explore the latest solutions offered by over 50 sponsors and exhibitors
  • Find out which nations are developing programmes to integrate defence and intelligence
  • Find out how GeoInt is used in police and security operations in UK and USA

Venue & Accommodation

QEII Conference Centre
Westminster, London
Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE
Phone: +44 (0)20 7222 5000
Fax: +44 (0)20 7798 4200
Telephone: 0870 333 9106

For Accommodation Options please go to this link:

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads.

Speaker line-up

  • Vanessa Lawrence, CEO, Ordnance Survey
  • Frank Colley, Assistant Secretary Defence GeoInt, Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation (DIGO), Australian DoD
  • Lt Col Pat Fryer, Section Head Geospatial Policy & Operations, SHAPE, NATO
  • Brig Jim Hockenhull, D ISTAR, Head Information Superiority Land Forces UK MOD
  • Richard Herrmann, US Army Geospatial Center, Army Geospatial Center
  • Maj Gen Jerry Thomas, Assistant Chief of Defence Staff, Intelligence, UK MOD
  • Bert Tiems, Chief C2 and Operations Services, C3 Agency, NATO
  • Gp Capt Steve Thornber, Offi cer Commanding, The National Imagery Exploitation Centre (JARIC), UK MOD
  • Captain RN, Martin Jones, Head, Joint Geospatial Intelligence Branch, UK MOD
  • Andy Watson, Director Of The Security, Standards & Architecture, Directorate of Information, Met Police
  • Miss Manal Alshamlan, Head of GIS Development Section, GIS Department, Dubai Municipality
  • Eliza Manningham-Buller, Former Head, MI5
  • Radm Kenneth Pugh, Director Naval Intelligence, Chilean Navy
  • Jim R. Hill, Director, Geospatial Intelligence Directorate, Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, USA
  • Amber McCuistion, Branch Chief, USCENTCOM Afg-Pak Center, Human Terrain Analysis Branch, US DoD
  • Captain Charlie I Reid, FLEET OPS-DACOS NI, UK MoD
  • Douglas Bancroft, Director General, Centre for Remote Sensing, Government of Canada
  • Major (Armement) Frιdιrick Herpers, Defence Procurement Agency (DGA), Engineering Projects Directorate, C3I Engineering UNIT, MOD France
  • Captain Kjetil Utne, Director, Military Geographic Service, Norwegian MOD
  • John Teufert, NC3A Geo-Officer NATO C3 Agency
  • Capt. Sean Malinowski, Commanding Offi cer Foothill Patrol Division, LAPD
  • Brig. General (ret) Amnon Sofrin, Head of The Intelligence Directorate Israeli Intelligence Service (ISIS)
  • Robert B. Murrett, Deputy Director, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT)
  • Ayman Al-Wadi, Group Head of GIS, Royal Jordanian Geographic Centre
  • Marlene Meyer, Chief Geospatial Branch, Denmark


Event details

21 January, 2013
23 January, 2013
QEII Conference Centre
United Kingdom


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