OGC member discounts at industry events

The OGC is invited to provide speakers at hundreds of events worldwide. We support events in areas that are relevant to member interests and areas where OGC’s open standards can add value. Two such targeted and focused events will take place in the next 3 months. The first event is the Eye on Earth Summit & Exhibition 2011, 12-15 December 2011 at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi www.eyeonearthsummit.org. The second is Defence Geospatial Intelligence (DGI) 2012, 23-26 January 2012 in London www.dgieurope.com.

The Eye on Earth Summit is being hosted by the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (ADEGI), in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It is under the patronage of the UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, with the Keynote Address from former US President Bill Clinton. It will bring together 750+ senior decision makers from Government Departments, Environment Agencies, NGOs, Scientific Institutes, Private Sector Organisations and Banks, for 4 intensive days of discussion around the information needs of environmental projects globally. The OGC will be represented by various staff and members.

We have negotiated a 20% discount on exhibition booths for OGC member organisations. This will be a unique event providing a rare opportunity to access senior executives involved in global environmental issues. 

To find out more about participation opportunities, please contact the organisers directly: Mandana White, Partnership Manager, Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI): +44 208 883 6386, E: eoecommunity@ead.ae 

We participated last year with OGC members in the Defence Geospatial Intelligence (DGI) conference. According to the event organisers it is geospatial intelligence, knowledge, analysis and timely data that are saving lives, stopping disasters from happening, and building new democratic governments around the world.

Standards have a key role to play, because most government military organisations are now seriously looking into fully enabling geospatial capabilities across their strategic and operational units. From command & control to logistics and purchasing, from generals to soldiers, GeoInt has become the core and the basis of all intelligence and decision-making. Over 650 senior defence and security executives from over 45 countries will meet at the 8th annual Defence Geospatial Intelligence (DGI) 2012 conference and exhibition in Westminster, London, to discuss the future role of GeoInt in their organisations, to debate new strategies, to discuss future collaboration plans, and to find solutions to their current geospatial challenges.

Barry Barlow, Director, Acquisition Directorate at US National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) (an OGC Strategic Member) will describe the NGA's most recent programmes, requirements and vision. He is the Functional Manager for Acquisition Systems and is responsible for systems engineering, program management and contracts management for the development and deployment of the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) worldwide, and for delivering systems and solutions to meet warfighter and intelligence agency needs. Barry will talk about NGA’s vision for the role of GeoInt in intelligence, defence and national security -- Maps to Apps and their future.

OGC members can receive an extra 15% off the current price, saving up to £775 (offer is only valid for the first 5 registrations made). To secure this special rate contact the DGI 2012 team quoting “MP15”. Visit www.dgieurope.com and click on the red "Register Now" button to complete a quick and secure registration form, email them at dgi@wbr.co.uk or call them on +44 (0) 20 7368 9465 and ask to speak to the OGC registration manager, Kelly Igbinosa.