Sixth Annual Los Angeles Geospatial Summit Program

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Sixth Annual Los Angeles Geospatial Summit Program

Japanese American National Museum

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Registration, National Center for the Preservation of Democracy Tateuchi Democracy Forum lobby

 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Welcome: John P. Wilson, Professor and Founding Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute

Keynote Address: “Enabling Geospatial Intelligence and Geospatial Security”
Geospatial intelligence has entered an exciting new era in which the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) with innovators in industry and academia are developing remarkable capabilities and services offering a wealth of unclassified data sources, capabilities, and new opportunities. Drs. Murdock and Fleming will discuss the importance of integrating government, industry, and academic resources to create geospatial solutions, specifically in the geospatial intelligence arena, and how the NGA is strengthening its partnerships to explore new ways to access, analyze, and evaluate data in parallel with educating and training its work force – all in support of diverse customer needs.

Darryl Murdock, Vice President of Professional Development, United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation

COL [R] Steven D. Fleming, Professor of the Practice of Spatial Sciences, USC Spatial Sciences Institute

 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Student Lightning Talk Session I
Students from participating Southern California GIS academic programs present 5-minute “lightening talks,” followed with discussion and Q&A with industry professionals and the audience.

Respondents:

David DiBiase, Team Lead – Education Industry, Esri

Darryl Murdock, Vice President of Professional Development, United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation

Student Presenters:

Michael Denicola, University of Redlands
“Prediction of Noylphenol Deposition”

Lin Lu, University of California, Los Angeles
“Land Change in the Pearl River Delta and its Implication on the Southwestward Extension of Guangzhou”

Trevor Hook, University of Redlands
“Mojave Desert Conservation Land Acquisition Evaluation”

Cora Chong and Robert Grotfend, University of Southern California
“Dredging the Detroit River: A Geodatabase Prototype for Past, Present, and Future Information Regarding Dredging in the Great Lakes”

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Transforming the Energy, Utility, and Water Industries with GIS
Advanced meter infrastructure projects enabled by GIS are delivering high social impact and environmental benefits in electric, gas, and water usage. Learn how energy, utility, and water companies are relying on GIS to approach business differently, and about the career opportunities for GIS-capable individuals in these fields.

Moderator: Scott Loveless, Senior Manager, Energy & Utilities, Capgemini

Panelists:

Elaine Stupi, Information Technology Senior Manager, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Bryan Lambird, Project Manager, Southern California Gas Company

Amy Ordaz, GIS Project Manager, Southern California Gas Company

 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch in Aratani Central Hall

Industry Fair tables

  • California Surveying and Drafting Company
  • California California Geographic Information Association
  • County of Los Angeles
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • SoCal URISA
  • US Geological Survey
  • US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation

Poster presentations: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

  • Julieta Perez, University of Redlands: “Spatial Justice and Equity Planning for Vulnerable Youth Using GIS”
  • Bryce Schmid, University of Redlands: “Mapping the Vicksburg Campaign”
  • Lillianne Thomas, University of California, Los Angeles: “When in Drought, Employ Geospatial Data Analytics”
  • Christopher Thomson, Kelsea Fleming, Brittany Hagen, Andrew Kott, Conner Schultz, University of Redlands: “University of Redlands South Campus Area Future Development Plan”
  • Courtney Fassett, University of Southern California, Class of 2020: “The Geography of Geography Education in America”
  • Anyssa Haberkorn, Adrian Laufer, University of Redlands: “Designing the South Campus Area for the University of Redlands”
  • Sabrina Esquivel, Cal State University, Northridge”Designing the South Campus Area for the University of Redlands”

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

VIZIO and the Future of Business Analytics With GIS

VIZIO, Inc., a global consumer electronics brand that sells its product throughout North America, is expanding with new initiatives around data analytics as well as into new geographic regions. A VIZIO team will share how their growing company is using geospatial sciences and business analytics to determine both strategic as well as operational decisions around these new initiatives. In the Q&A, talk with the VIZIO team about the tools and analytical resources they consider to be so important to young professional entering the workforce in today’s business environments.

Moderator: John P. Wilson, Professor and Founding Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute

VIZIO team:

Kurtis Binder, CFO
Trevor Jones, Director of IT
Jeffrey Lin, Business Analytics Analyst
Kelly Blachford, Senior Business Intelligence Solution Architect

 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

Student Lightning Talk Session II
Students from participating Southern California GIS academic programs present 5-minute “lightening talks,” followed with discussion and Q&A with industry professionals and the audience.

Respondents:

David DiBiase, Team Lead – Education Industry, Esri

Darryl Murdock, Vice President of Professional Development, United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation

Student Presenters:

Anyssa Haberkorn, University of Redlands
“Re-Imagining Spatial Literacy in Higher Education”

Therese Norman, California State University, Long Beach
“Our Local Surroundings and Sentiments on Twitter”

Adrianna Valenti, University of Southern California
“Estimating Populations at Risk in Data-Poor Environments: A Geographically Disaggregated Analysis of Boko Haram Terrorism 2009-2014”

3:30 – 4:20 p.m.

 GIS Opportunities with the 2020 Census
Tim McMonagle, Geographer, U.S. Census Bureau, Los Angeles

Mapping a GIS Career
What kind of career trajectories are possible for GIS professionals? Leading geospatial professionals share their insights on how to forge a successful GIS career.

Moderator: Isaiah Mack, Manager, California Surveying and Drafting Supply, Inc.

Panelists:

Danielle Bram, Director, Center for Geographical Studies, California State University, Northridge

Douglas M. Morales, Principal GIS Analyst, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Melisa Caric Lee, President, Compass Rose GIS and SoCal URISA

Closing remarks: John P. Wilson, Professor and Founding Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Reception in Aratani Central Hall

Posters on display
See photos of the 2015 Geospatial Summit.