• August 22–24, 2017 | The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa | Denver, CO

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  • Dr. Walter Scott, DigitalGlobe

    Dr. Walter Scott is the founder of DigitalGlobe and currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer. He is responsible for DigitalGlobe’s Platform and Services Business Units, as well as space system acquisition. Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics, magna cum laude, from Harvard College and a Doctorate and Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
  • VADM Robert B. Murrett (Ret)

    Robert B. Murrett is a professor on the faculty of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Previously, Murrett was a career intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy, serving in assignments throughout the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East through his thirty-four years of duty, retiring in the grade of Vice Admiral. For the last ten years, he served as Vice Director for Intelligence, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Director of Naval Intelligence, and Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).
  • Lawrie Jordan, Esri

    Lawrie Jordan is the Director of Imagery for Esri, as well as Special Assistant to Jack Dangermond, President of Esri. Mr. Jordan has more than 30 years of experience as a leader in the field of image processing and remote sensing, including a long standing strategic partnership with Esri. His background education is in Landscape Architecture, with degrees from the University of Georgia and Harvard University.
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The ENVI Analytics Symposium featured analytical thought leaders and practitioners from around the world.

Attendees gleaned knowledge and ideas from other successful real-world analytical applications, all while sitting in the beautiful surroundings of the Brown Palace Hotel & Spa.

Attendance for the EAS was limited to 200 people in order to provide high-quality interaction and participation.

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The theme of the 2017 ENVI Analytics Symposium (EAS) was “Analytical Solutions in a Data-Rich World.” With the staggering volume of commercial and open-source data that is becoming available, organizations will need to quickly transition to new business and service models to be successful. Agility, technology, and innovation will separate the winners from the losers. EAS attendees kept their finger on the pulse of this fast-growing and dynamic market of commercial geospatial Big Data analytics.

Topics will include:
  • The Future of Earth Observation
  • Geoprocessing Applications and Platforms
  • Industry Solutions and Geospatial Analytics
  • Analytic Innovations and Remote Sensing
  • Advances in GEOINT Tradecraft - Geospatial Modeling
  • Machine Learning and Indexing at Scale


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August 22, 2017

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EAS DAY 1 | Morning Workshops

Improving Outcomes with UAV and Airborne Data

Over the years, Harris Geospatial has worked with many customers that use data collected on UAV and airborne platforms. This session will dive into lessons we’ve learned with regard to:

  • Collection methodologies
  • Getting the right data for your project
  • Correcting your data—radiometrically, atmospherically, and geometrically
  • Working with data from these modalities over time

Applied Machine Learning
Recently, “Machine Learning” has been the focus of many conversations in the remote sensing community. However, Machine Learning has had varying degrees of quality, testing, and ultimately results. Harris has developed a Machine Learning solution that is mature, deployable, and capable of scaling for large projects across modalities including multispectral, hyperspectral, and LiDAR. In this workshop, high-level principals of Machine Learning will be discussed and Machine Learning will be shown to be a leap over traditional pixel-based analytics for some features and data. Several use cases will be presented and there will be discussions about how you can take advantage of this technology.

Deploying to Partner Platforms
Harris is proud to partner with many of the leading data and platform providers who are important contributors to our industry as a whole. These partnerships enable us to deploy analytics in close proximity to the data, and expose them to user bases across several different industries. In this workshop, Harris will present several deployments of enterprise geospatial analytics on various partner platforms. This will be an engaging session where attendees will gain technical insight into how these analytics are deployed with hands-on opportunities to interact with the platforms.

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EAS DAY 1 | Afternoon Workshops

Vegetation Analysis: Why it’s Hard and What You Can Do

Remote sensing of vegetation has been around for as long as remote sensing, but many are still confounded on how to observe vegetation condition, species, and change. This workshop will give a background on vegetation remote sensing, how to improve outcomes for observation, and modalities for best observing vegetation phenomenology. The new ENVI Crop Science product will be presented and there will be time for Q&A with vegetation experts from Harris.

Data Modalities, Sources, and Achieving the Best Results
Today, there is more data than ever before, and it is critical to derive meaningful and actionable information from this data. In this workshop, Harris will discuss recent data modalities that are now available such as small sats, weather sensors, and emerging commercial platforms. Some of these data are already available in cloud storage and delivery environments. We’ll show you how to ingest, work very large datasets efficiently, and describe potential best applications for the different sensors. This workshop will also discuss potential applications and delivery of machine learning.

Real-time Problem Solving for the Enterprise and Desktop
Bring your problem solving skills and geospatial expertise to this workshop for some hands-on ENVI analytics fun. Come ready to get creative and solve a real geospatial remote sensing problem, complete with access to data and ENVI tasks and workflows. Attendees should be somewhat familiar with remote sensing phenomenology and/or optical image analytics. Advanced users will have access to all the tools needed to solve these problems.The sky’s the limit.



Attendees stayed at the world-class

Brown Palace Hotel & Spa

The ENVI Analytics Symposium was held at the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa in Denver, CO. The Brown Palace is a Forbes 4 Star hotel and is a legend among Downtown Denver hotels.

Guests enjoy access to timeless luxury with a unique sense of place, original experiences and world-class service and amenities. There's simply no better way to experience the Mile High City.

Discounted pricing for the ENVI Analytics Symposium is no longer available. For current rates, please check the Brown Palace Hotel & Spa Website.

Travel from Denver International
Airport (DIA)

There are a variety of ways you can get from DIA to the Brown Palace:

Super Shuttle
Super Shuttle provides transportation from the airport for $25 per person one way and $46 round trip. To make arrangements with Super Shuttle, call 1-800-BLUE-VAN. You can also visit their website: www.supershuttle.com.

A one-way taxi ride from the airport to The Brown Palace is approximately $75.


We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the 2017 ENVI Analytics Symposium:


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