1105 MEDIA ANNOUNCES KEYNOTES FOR INAUGURAL 2011
Event Highlights GIS Technologies Critical to Government Decision Making and Disaster Response Time
|Falls Church, VA – August 17, 2011– 1105 Government Information Group, the leading provider of integrated information and media for the government information technology (IT) market, today announced new keynote presenters for its 2011 Geospatial Summit. The event will be held September 13, 2011 at the Hyatt Dulles in Herndon, Virginia.The opening keynote address, GIS to the Rescue: The Critical Role of Geospatial Technology in Disaster Response will provide an account of a real-world emergency response from veteran disaster relief expert Michael Byrne, Leader -National Incident Management Assistance Team – Blue (N-IMAT Blue), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as well as the technical expertise of Russ Johnson, Director – Public Safety and Homeland Security, Esri.
The closing keynote address will be delivered by Letitia Long, Director – National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Director Long has a distinguished career serving the intelligence and engineering community for over 30 years. NGA is a Department of Defense combat support agency and a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community, providing imagery, geospatial and targeting analysis for U.S. national defense, disaster relief, and safety of navigation.
Focusing on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) – which integrate data, hardware, and software for capturing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographical information – the intensive, one-day Summit will offer educational opportunities for government managers on how to best use GIS technologies and data as critical decision support tools. In addition, experts will share best practices in designing and implementing an efficient GIS system that effectively integrates into an agency’s operations.
Other featured sessions include a keynote panel on Why GIS, Why Now: Doing More with Less. Speakers include Mark DeMulder, Director of U.S. Geological Survey’s National Geospatial Program, EPA Geospatial Information Officer Jerry Johnston, and Mike Ratcliffe of the U.S. Census Bureau.
“Government leaders on federal, state, and local levels are realizing the powerful advantage of implementing GIS strategies and tools as part of their decision making process,” said Michael Raggiani, Senior Event Director for the Summit. “Through a combination of real-world case studies presented by recognized thought-leaders in the field, the summit participants will gain valuable insight into how this emerging technology can assist government agencies in meeting their mission.”
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