ARLINGTON, VA — Last week, ByteCubed participated in the GEOINT Symposium in San Antonio, Texas from June 4th to June 7th, where 4,000 GEOINT professionals from around the world came together for four action-packed days with 100+ speakers, more than 50 hours of professional training, and 230+ exhibitors. This marked the 13th annual GEOINT Symposium.
“GEOINT Symposium provides a platform for industry leaders to capture the latest developments across the defense, intelligence and homeland security fields,” said Alex Martinez, ByteCubed CEO. “Even more exciting, this year the symposium continued to expand with more non-traditional and emerging technology participants that can engage with the current and emerging threats facing our nation.”
USGIF’s GEOINT Symposium is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in every facet of the GEOINT community from government and military to industry and academia. The symposium included speeches by Robert Cardillo, director of the NGA; authors of “The Fourth Transformation” Robert Scoble and Shel Israel; Lieutenant General and director of the DIA Vincent R. Stewart; and surprise guest speaker William Shatner.
As a recent graduate of Microsoft’s HoloLens Academy, ByteCubed has been exploring new ways for mixed reality to transform traditional analog business processes. The GEOINT community is the perfect place for exploring this innovation with a open culture looking to adopt new approaches. For a Proof of Concept (POC), ByteCubed took a traditional book of maps used to help public safety agencies plan National Special Security Events (NSSEs) and re-imagined it as a next-generation shared holographic experience using the HoloLens.
“Augmented reality and mixed reality are two technologies that are rapidly growing and poised to change how we interact with the world around us,” said Martinez.
Lieutenant General Vincent R. Stewart set the stage in his speech on the final day by encouraging attendees to “Be innovative, be disruptive. Be the change agents we need, reject complacency.”
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