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
7:30 am - 8:30am

Registration and Continental Breakfast (Davidson Center Lobby)


Exhibitor Setup time

8:30 am - 8:45 am

Welcome Address

Tommy Battle, Mayor, City of Huntsville


Joe Francica & Jay NewkirkConference Co-chairmen

8:45 am - 9:30 am

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

Mr. Bill Johnson

President & CEO, Tennessee Valley Authority

10:00am - 10:30pm

Networking Break

10:30pm - 11:30pm

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

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


Mr. Mark Reichardt, President, Open Geospatial Consortium

Joe Hoagland, Exec. Vice President, TVA

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

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

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Special Guest Speaker

Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr.

Chairman, The Stimson Center

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm  Lunch Break and Technology Showcase
1:30pm - 2:15  "The Future of the Grid" Geospatial Session - TBD  Geospatial Session TBD  
2:15pm - 3:15pm

"The Future of Energy"

Moderator, Joe Hoagland, TVA


Marco KrapelsPartner, Pegasus Capital Advisors

Darrell Akins

Dr. Jim Pasch (invited)

Sal Golub (invited)

Chris Johnson, Moderator
Workshop - GEO - Educational Opportunities: GIS Certification and Core Curriculum for the Geospatial Profession
Dr. Wubishet Tadesse, Alabama A&M University, Moderator
3:15pm - 3:30pm Break      
3:30pm - 4:30pm

"The Business of Energy"

Workshop - GEO - TechVet

Workshop - GEO - Local Government & Responder Working Groups

Michael Hughes, Franklin County, Moderator

4:35pm - 5:30pm

Energy Keynote

"Building Successful Companies in Energy"

Marco Krapels

Partner, Pegasus Capital Advisors

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



9:30am - 9:45am


9:45am - 10:45am

Plenary Panel

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

Dr. Daniel Shumacher, NASA; Ray Perkins, Teledyne Brown; Steve Cook, Dynetics; Brad Skelton, Hexagon Geospatial; Rob Zitz, Leidos

Energy Business Opportunities


Jay Newkirk

Careers in Energy
10:45am - 11:00am Break
11:00 am - 12:15 pm

GEO - Lightning Talks

Antonio Montoya,, Moderator

Energy Lightning Talks

12:15pm - 1:00pm

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

1:00pm - 2:15pm


2:15pm - 2:30pm


2:30pm - 3:30pm

Small Business and Entrepreneur Session

Mr. Daniel TaitAlabama Center for Sustainable Energy and Dr. John Whitman, Univ. Alabama, Huntsville, Moderators


Exhibitor Tear Down

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Networking and Adjourn

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