Earlier this year, a team from Envitia travelled to Washington DC to exhibit at the GEOINT 2015 Symposium, the USA’s largest gathering of GEOINT professionals and the pre-eminent geospatial intelligence event of the year.
It’s the highlight of the events we attend throughout the year in the USA, so for 2015 we opted for a larger than usual stand, showing new product information displays and demonstrations of our latest technology.
As usual, the stand attracted a lot of interest, with many positive comments from visitors, especially regarding demonstrations of our new GeoRegistry product. Envitia’s GeoRegistry provides tools and capabilities to simplify the discovery, sharing and use of geospatial information which is stored on different portals. Thus it helps users to quickly discover and use the information they need for their everyday tasks. The product was of great interest to a lot of people who visited us.
This year, a record number of people attended the symposium, which is hosted by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). With more than 5000 attendees and almost 300 organisations exhibiting, there was certainly a ‘buzz’ about the exhibition halls. There was also strong international participation, with organisations from 28 countries represented.
We had better traffic to the stand than in previous years, including a good number from the end user community. The main theme that came out of our discussions was around how to use GEOINT services to better understand data and make efficiencies with data fusion and delivery in the MultiINT environment. It was encouraging to see the end users wanting to work more closely with the industry, rather than do everything internally.
It was also great to have the opportunity to meet with so many people. We had expected to see more US DOD representatives (their anticipated attendance being the main reason why the symposium was moved from its former location in Nashville), but saw a large number of Canadian DND and UK MOD folk.
As usual, we ran a raffle on the stand, with the prize of a Nexus tablet. The winning business card, drawn out by Sharon Cooper (our CEO) belonged to Scott Hendry of MDA. He’s pictured here receiving his Nexus tablet from Robin Parrish, Business Development Manager – North America, of Envitia.
We have now signed up for exhibiting in the GEOINT 2016 Symposium which takes place on May 15-18 in Orlando. You are welcome to visit us if you are planning on attending.