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DGI 2012, 23-26 January, 2012 QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, London.

The Allied System for Geospatial Intelligence (ASG) joins Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom to form an international GEOINT community, with each member building on the contributions of others and underlining the strengths of each nation. The ASG tackles issues ranging from standards to technology, from training to fulfilling joint requirements in the topographic, aeronautical and nautical areas, as well as joint requirements in-theatre. By working in close coordination with all international partners, the allied forces are able to reduce redundancies, share the burden of data collection, leverage regional expertise and ultimately improve the efficiency and effectiveness in achieving their mission.

Defence Geospatial Intelligence (DGI) 2012 is where all key decision-makers and strategic thinkers responsible for this and many other missions will be discussing their plans, strategies and future requirements. If these are your customers and partners, then you need to be at DGI 2012 in Westminster, London on 23-27th of January.

The conference and exhibition are taking place over 4 days and are designed to attract over 700 senior intelligence, geospatial and architecture officers from defence and national security organisations the world over. As many as 45 countries send their heads of geoint to the event, because they see it as the key meeting place for the geo community and they get so many new strategies and new technologies from it.

It is not surprising that DGI is such a successful industry event. After all it has been designed, created and prepared for you by the Industry Advisory Board, the people at the forefront of the latest GeoInt developments in Europe, North America and the world over. The topics, panel discussions, questions and speakers have been chosen specifically to give you new ideas, strategies and solutions that they need in your current and future missions.

Why you need to be at DGI 2012 listening and meeting with the community

The strategic importance of partnerships with the industry grows every day. The world’s defence and intelligence organisations continue to strengthen and deepen their ties both on the national and on international levels as they move forward together to create an intelligence and decision advantage for their decision makers, warfighters and international partners.

The task becomes impossible without your contribution, ideas and solutions. Each speaker and delegate will be looking for new ideas, finding new solutions and shopping for technologies to match the requirements of their latest programme, project and mission.

They rely upon the industry to bring them the solutions and ideas – You must be there in person if you want to win their business, trust and partnership!

DGI continues as the premier geospatial intelligence conference in Europe providing great opportunities to learn more about the issues, opportunities and technology facing providers and consumers of GEOINT. The balance of formal presentations and focus days, combined with great networking among leading government, academic and industry executives, makes this a compelling event. 2011 was the best yet”. John Day, Director of Defence Business Development, Esri

DGI has provided us with a concrete opportunity to further develop our collaborative approach with defense and security users aimed at demonstrating innovative monitoring services in response to needs of specific pilot cases selected by the users”. Marcello Maranesi, CEO, e-GEOS

Conference Focus & Innovation:

Every year DGI brings the new themes, topics and challenges to the top of its agenda. We spend months finding what new solutions, strategies and topics are on the agendas of our delegates, to bring them case studies, solutions and products they need to achieve their goals. This year the key new developments at DGI 2012 include…

1. Maps to Apps Focus Focused on delivering online on demand and on time data, information and analysis to each user in-theatre and in HQ

2. GIS Architecture & Mission Management Focus The way you build your GIS system and its flexibility determines its effectiveness, its ability to collaborate with other agencies and its strength in operations. The architecture stream aims to focus on the challenges GIS professionals have when designing and modifying their systems. It will discuss the practical realities of providing information and managing data on the day-to-day basis

3. GIS in C4ISR as part of Architecture As GIS becomes omniscient in all parts of the defence organisation, it is imperative that all decisions made by C4ISR are made off a map and are supported by the latest GIS technologies. For the first time ever DGI is aiming to cover the GIS strategies and tools used within C4ISR. These are big strategic capabilities based on GIS or involving GIS.

4. Operational Focus DGI is moving away from theory into practical operational case studies, that will focus on current and latest GIS strategies from war theatres around the globe. Real life examples, successful strategies and plans for the future will be discussed by operational military GIS personnel from around the world.

5. Human Geography Focus Using not only military force, but intelligence about the local people has proven to be one of the most effective new strategies in Afghanistan, Lybia and many other in-theatre operations.

6. Intelligence Expansion As interoperability and collaboration become increasingly important, different governmental agencies are striving to work together on their GIS resources and capabilities. Duplication of efforts and resources is one of the largest problems in GIS generally. There will be a number of case studies focusing on the current GIS strategies and operational successes in preparation for the Olympic Games in London, London Transport GIS, anti-terrorism work around the European cities, use of imagery and data in border control and crime prevention and many others.

7. MENA Focus this year the conference will devote a special day to the latest programmes, challenges and strategies used in the GeoInt community in the Middle East and North Africa. If your business plan includes growth in the MENA region, then you must attend this conference day.


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P.S. Interested in exhibiting your solutions at DGI 2012? Contact Herve Bavazanno today to discuss your business needs on +44 (0)20 7368 9721 or email

The DGI 2012 Advisory Board is instrumental in creating the conference agenda, selecting speakers and ensuring that DGI 2012 focuses on the challenges and issues of defence GIS community globally. The confirmed DGI 2012 conference advisory board includes:

  • Col. Mark Burrows Commander, JAGO, UK MOD
  • Lt. Col. Neil Marks, National Expert, Council of the European Union
  • Marlene Meyer Head of Defence, Geospatial Organisation Denmark
  • Helen Owens Geo, Capability Manager, Australian Defence Organisation
  • Col. John Kedar, Chief of Staff Headquarters, Engineer in Chief (Army), UK MOD
  • Captain Kjetil Utne Director, Military Geographic Service, Norwegian MOD
  • Babis Paraschou, Chief Geospatial Officer, NATO Deployment Corps, Greece
  • Michael Powers, Technical Director, Geospatial Research and Engineering, US Army
  • Steve Pyatt Director, GEOINT Policy and Plans, MoD New Zealand
  • Steven Ramage, Executive Director, Marketing and Communications, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
  • Brigadier Jim Hockenhull, D ISTAR, UK MOD
  • John Teufert, NC3A Geo-Officer, NATO C3 Agency
  • Richard Smith, Force Information Manager, British Transport Police
  • Captain Stephen Malcolm, Royal Navy, UK MOD
  • Brig. General (ret) Amnon Sofrin, Head of The Intelligence Directorate, Israeli Intelligence Service (ISIS)
  • John Knight Principal, Royal School of Military, UK MOD


  • Kenneth Pugh, Head of Geo, Navy, MOD Chile
  • 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
  • Leendert Bal, Director, European Maritime Safety Agency
  • Geoff Twentyman, Multi-Int Expert, DSTL, UK MOD
  • Vice Admiral Robert B. Murrett, Deputy Director, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT)
  • Susanne Yoakum-Stover, Executive Director, Institute For Modern Intelligence Henderson Cooper (ret), LAPD
  • Vanessa Lawrence, CEO, Ordnance Survey
  • Brigadier James Chiswell, 16th Air Assault Brigade, UK MOD
  • Nick Davis, Merchant Maritime Warfare Centre (WMWC)
  • Eliza Manningham-Buller, Former Head, MI5
  • Andy Marles, Chief Fire Officer, South Wales Fire & Rescue
  • Col (ret) Neil Thompson, Managing Director, WC Group