2021 Los Angeles Geospatial Summit
Friday, February 28, 2020
USC Hotel, 3540 S Figueroa St, LA 90007
Program at a Glance
8:00 – 8:30 a.m
Pre-Registration Check-in | On-site Registration | Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Opening Session: “GIS for Science”
Dawn Wright, Chief Science Officer, Esri
Discussion Panel and Audience Q&A: “Striving for a Sustainable World With GIS and More”
Robert O. Vos, Ph.D., Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Spatial Sciences and Director of Graduate Studies, USC Spatial Sciences Institute
Sarah Battersby, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Tableau
Travis Longcore, Ph.D., GISP, Associate Adjunct Professor, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
Dawn Wright, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Esri
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Student Lightning Talks Session I
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Spotlight: “Interoperable & Intelligent GIS for an Interconnected Planet: Enabling Vast Data & Machine Learning on Multidisciplinary Problems”
Orhun Aydin, Ph.D., Researcher and Product Engineer, Spatial Statistics Team, Esri, and Lecturer, USC Spatial Sciences Institute
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch | Knowledge Network Tables
California Geographic Information Association
California State University, Long Beach
Eclipse Mapping and GIS
Gamma Theta Upsilon, USC Nu Theta Chapter
Northrop Grumman Corporation
The Aerospace Corporation
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Redlands
USC Spatial Sciences Institute
Women in GIS
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Short Bursts I: Use Case Examples From the Geospatial Industry
“Achieving Centimeter-level Accuracy On Smart Devices”
Isaiah Mack, Eclipse Mapping and GIS
“The Spatial Business Initiative”
Thomas Horan, Ph.D., H. Jess and Donna Senecal Endowed Dean’s Chair and Dean, School of Business, University of Redlands
Joanne Waggaman, Senior Manager, Accenture Applied Intelligence Group
1:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Student Lightning Talks Session II
2:00 – 2:15 p.m.
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
“Emerging Trends in Remote Sensing with Smallsats and UAVs”
Andrew J. Marx, Ph.D., Associate Professor of the Practice, USC Spatial Sciences Institute and the Institute for Creative Technologies
Michael Ann Lane, Global Education and Inside Sales Manager, Hexagon Geospatial
Jim Stokes, Vice President, Analytics & AI/ML Products, Maxar Technologies
Steven Ward, Ph.D., GISP, Senior Director of Geospatial and Weather Sciences, The Climate Corporation
Sean O’Brien, Ph.D., Chief Technologist for Intelligence, Analytics, and Autonomous Solutions, Northrop Grumman Corporation
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
“Opportunities With Geospatial Start-Ups”
Jason Knowles, Ph.D., CEO and Founder, GeoAcuity; Director of Geospatial Science and Technology, USC Institute for Creative Technologies; and Adjunct Associate Professor of the Practice, USC Spatial Sciences Institute
Andre Doumitt, Director – Innovation Development, The Aerospace Corporation
Todd Simon, Founder, Geospatial Alpha
Melanie Stricklan, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Slingshot Aerospace
John P. Wilson, Ph.D., Director and Professor, USC Spatial Sciences Institute