Note: This is a draft agenda for GEO-Energy Summit 2014 and is subject to change.

Wednesday, November 12th

  Davidson Auditorium ETF - Auditorium ETF Classroom Saturn V Museum
7:30am - 8:30am

Registration and Continental Breakfast (Davidson Center Lobby)


Exhibitor Setup time

8:30am - 8:45am

Welcome Address

Tommy Battle, Mayor, City of Huntsville


Joe Francica & Jay NewkirkConference Co-chairmen

8:45am - 9:30am

Keynote Presentation

Mr. Robert Cardillo

Deputy Director for Intelligence Integration, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and newly appointed director (Oct. 1) National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

9:30 am - 10:00am

Special Guest Speaker

Amanda Simpson

Exec. Dir., U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives

10:00am - 10:30pm

Networking Break

10:30pm - 11:30pm

Plenary Panel

Interoperability & Sustainability: A Panel Discussion on the Advantages of Geospatial and Energy Technology Integration

Moderator: Dr. Deborah Barnhardt, CEO U.S. Space & Rocket Center


Mr. Mark Reichardt, President, Open Geospatial Consortium

COL Bill Marks, Garrison Commander, U.S. Army, Redstone Arsenal

Jim Taylor, Dep. Mgr. Strategic Development Office, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

COL Robert Ruch, Commander, US Army Corp of Engineers, Huntsville Center

11:30am - 12:15pm

Guest Speaker

Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr.

Chairman, The Stimson Center

12:15pm - 1:15pm  Lunch Break and Technology Showcase
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Energy Keynote

"The Future of the Grid"

Joe Hoagland, Exec. Vice President, TVA

Geospatial Workshop
Moderator: Chris Johnson, A Visual Edge

 Geospatial Workshop

Moderator: Dr. Ignacio Guerrero, Andes GeoConsulting

Real-time Data and Sensor Technology

Dr. Mike Botts, Botts Innovative

Dr. Shekhar Gupta, Hexagon Geospatial

Rob Mott, Intergraph Government Solutions

2:15pm - 3:15pm

Energy Session

"The Future of Energy"

Moderator: Joe Hoagland, TVA


Marco KrapelsPartner, Pegasus Capital Advisors

Darrell Akins, ORNL/TVC

Dr. Jim Pasch, Sandia National Labs

Brian K. Robinson, DoE

 Geospatial Workshop

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's (NGA) Integrated Work Group-Readiness, Response and Recovery team (IWG-R3)

Moderator: Ray Bauer, NGA

Geospatial Workshop
Moderator: Dr. Wubishet Tadesse, Alabama A&M University
Trip Corbin, eGIS Associates, Inc.
Dr. Rakesh Malhotra, Fayetteville State University
Dr. Kathleen Hawk, University of Alabama - Huntsville
3:15pm - 3:30pm Break      
3:30pm - 4:30pm

Energy Session

"The Business of Energy"

Moderator: Cole Walker, EDT Energy


Alicia Collier, Honeywell

Ellen Kotzbauer, Schneider Electric

Joe Repole, Energy Systems Group

Grant Bischof, Lockheed Martin

Geospatial Workshop

Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT)

Chris Crosby, OSIsoft

Dr. Besma Abidi, Phelps 2020

Dr. Sara Graves, UAH

Geospatial Workshop

GEO Huntsville's Local Government Working Group

Moderator: Michael Hughes, Franklin County

Philip HendersonAlabama GIS Program Office

Jacob Kohute, Decatur Utilities

Michael Hughes, Franklin County GIS Consortium

4:35pm - 5:30pm

Energy Keynote

"Building Successful Companies in Energy"

Marco Krapels

Partner, Pegasus Capital Advisors

Geospatial Workshop


Moderator: Pierre le Roux, Quantum Spatial

Geospatial Workshop

Regional Applications of GIS: Northern Alabama and the Tennessee Valley

Moderator: Everett Brooks, AEgis Techologies

Wardell Edwards, ADECA

Jochen Floesser, The Atlantic Group

Justin Novak, Penn. State Univ.


5:30pm - 7:00pm

Joint Social Event in Saturn V Museum

Thursday, November 13th

  Davidson Auditorium ETF - Auditorium ETF Classroom Saturn V Museum
7:30am - 8:25am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:25am - 8:30am

Introductions and kick off: Conference Chairmen

8:30am - 9:30am

Special Guest Speaker

Mr. Mark Reichardt

President and CEO, Open Geospatial Consortium

Energy Workshop
Distributed Energy Generation and Resiliency
Catherine Von Burg, Optimized Energy Storage and  Cole Walker, EDT Energy

Energy Workshop

Distributed Energy Technologies

Moderator: Roger Herdy, CFDRC

Gary Rochau, Sandia National Labs

Jim Pasch, Sandia National Labs

Roger Herdy, CFDRC


9:30am - 9:45am


9:45am - 10:45am

Geospatial Panel

Opportunities in Earth Observation: Small Sats and the Coming Boom Commercial Remote Sensing

Moderator: Joe Francica, GEO Huntsville & Directions Magazine

Dr. Daniel Shumacher, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Ray Perkins, Teledyne Brown

Mike Graves, Dynetics

Energy Workshop

Energy Business Opportunities

Moderator: Jay Newkirk, Exec. Dir, Energy Huntsville


Cedrick Davis, NASA Marshall Space Center
Paul Robinson, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Bill Pannell,  Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC)
Tammie Learned, Schneider Electric
Brent Beatty, URS
John Randall, Lockheed Martin
Suzanne Johnson, Honeywell
Matt Reed, Go-To-Market Solutions

Energy Workshop
Randy Buckner, Avion Soltions
Jerry Adams, Calhoun Community College
David Rehse, Energy Systems Group
Danny Spencer, Spectrum Solutions, Inc.
Bob Gibson, ORAU
10:45am - 11:00am Break
11:00am - 12:15pm

Geospatial Lightning Talks

Moderator: Antonio Montoya,

Energy Lightning Talks

Moderator: LTG (ret.) Jim Pillsbury

Energy Workshop

Smart Grids and Energy Measurement

Moderator: Randy Buckner, Avion Solutions

Roshini Ashok, UAH

Damon Doherty, GE Energy

Chris Crosby, OSIsoft

Sam Zamani, IMCI

12:15pm - 1:15pm

Lunch Break & Technology Showcase - Dedicated Exhibit & Networking Time - Davidson Center Saturn V Museum

1:15pm - 2:15pm

Plenary Panel

Opportunity Spaces for Geo-Energy Entrepreneurship in Huntsville

Moderator: Dr. John Whitman, Univ. Alabama, Huntsville

Panelists: Mr. Daniel TaitAlabama Center for Sustainable Energy

Antonio Montoya,

Terry Griffin, TechRich

2:15pm - 2:30pm


2:30pm - 3:30pm

Plenary Panel

The Future of the GEO–Energy Corridor

Moderator: Steve Reed, Go-To-Market Solutions


Exhibitor Tear Down

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Networking and Adjourn

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