Geospatial Intelligence Middle East 2013

13 - 15 May, 2013

The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Empowering Military and National Security decision makers with Geospatial Intelligence to support operational excellence and complex mission success

The annual Geospatial Intelligence Middle East will return to Abu Dhabi for it’s 6th edition. Year on year the event has grown in stature and this year will be no different. With a renewed focus on military GeoInt challenges Geospatial Intelligence Middle East will examine how Geospatial Intelligence has become a crucial element of C4ISR and overall military strategy, implications for future national security strategies and how this all fits into an overall multi-agency geospatial strategy.

Recently the Military GIS and Intelligence communities have gained a better understanding of the incredible increase of “Cloud” empowered applications, the challenges and opportunities of Big Data, the importance of social media, the availability of improved applications, and the dramatic improvement in quality and availability of remote sensing data. This, and the increased speed of GIS applications and the integration of a full-motion video analysis product, empowers military forces and national security agencies to exploit and analyze full motion video from UAVs and other airborne vehicles.

Geospatial Intelligence Middle East 2013 is the ideal opportunity to review these advances and to evaluate the multitude of ways in which they can be utilized by all facets of government and military operations. The conference will be a powerful enabler for anyone looking to advance their own use of GIS and Geospatial Intelligence or looking for business development opportunities in the vitally important Middle East region in 2013 and beyond.

2013 Speakers

Brig. Dr. Eng. Awni Mohd Kasawneh
Brig. Dr. Eng. Awni Mohd Kasawneh
Director General
Royal Jordanian Geographic Centre
Dr Ahmad Al- Ghamdi
Dr Ahmad Al- Ghamdi
Head of IT and Organizational Development
Saudi Border Guard
Dr. Eric V. Thompson
Dr. Eric V. Thompson
Vice President and Director of the Center for Strategic Studies
Center for Naval Analyses
Lieutenant Colonel John Fennell
Lieutenant Colonel John Fennell
Project Lead - Defence Geospatial Services - DSTL
Ministry of Defence, UK

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What others have to say

This event is truly number one for the geospatial community within the Middle East. It is great to see such a high level of speakers which is testimony to the importance of this region. I have attended all of the previous conferences, which have gone from strength to strength and this year was the best - a true world class event. Neil Thompson, chairman of the conference, Former Director of Geospatial Intelligence, Canadian Armed Forces, and Managing Director, WC Group.
It was a great pleasure to participate and present a presentation in ‘Geospatial Intelligence Middle East 2012’. This was my 2nd participation which I enjoyed and had the honour to meet with Geospatial gurus and experts from around the world. The conference agenda and exhibition were very rich and insightful and many good lessons and knowledge were taken away with me. Khalid Al Hammadi, Chief of GIS, Central Informatics & Communications Organisation (CICO) Kingdom of Bahrain
This is the third GEOINT Middle East conference that I have attended and I gauge the best. The conference continues to grow in importance not just to the Middle East but, because of some of the great initiatives seen in the region, to the geospatial community worldwide. Colonel John Kedar, Chief of Staff at Headquarters Engineer-in-Chief (Army), UK MOD
It was a pleasure to take part in Geospatial Intelligence Middle East 2012. In the emerging environment where multilateral cooperation between GeoInt actors is not only desirable, but obligatory, conferences like Geospatial Intelligence Middle East 2012 provide a perfect setting for professionals in the field to strengthen the ties between their respective institutions and learn more about the main lines of work. Tomaž Lovrenčič, Director, European Union Satellite Centre

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Lead Sponsor
Esri
Solution Provider
Astrium Services
BAE Systems, GXP
Keyw
Space Imaging Middle East
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Analytical Graphics, Inc.
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Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
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