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MDA's Shannon Doyle to speak at the Esri Education GIS Conference

MDA’s Shannon Doyle, Senior Geospatial Analyst, will be presenting at the upcoming Esri Education GIS Conference this weekend at the Marriott Marquis & Marina in San Diego.

Her presentation, “GIS and the Fourth Industrial Revolution – Meeting Future Needs,” is part of a series on Preparing the Next Workforce, to be followed by a panel discussion. The session takes place on Sunday, July 9 at 1:30 pm in the La Costa Conference Room.

The fourth industrial revolution (or Industry 4.0) brings together existing and developing technologies, such as machine learning, natural language processing, and the internet of things with the physical and biological world. This will impact businesses and employees across all industries, including the geospatial industry. Ms. Doyle, a doctoral student, discusses ideas to help address these changes.

MDA’s Natalii Pitts and Marisa Hess Receive GEOINT 2017 Symposium Golden Tickets

Natalii Pitts and Marisa Hess, both geospatial analysts in our Gaithersburg, MD location, were selected to participate in the USGIF Young Professionals program at the GEOINT 2017 Symposium being held from June 4-7 in San Antonio, Texas. They are among 25 individuals from throughout the country to receive complimentary registration to the conference as well as to special young professionals’ programming including private networking events, luncheons with government seniors, and admission to the chairman’s reception.

Each year, USGIF and its Young Professionals Group offers young professionals the opportunity to apply for free registration and a special program at the symposium. The GEOINT 2017 Symposium Golden Ticket Program is a chance for those 35 years old and under or with five or less years of experience in the GEOINT community to experience the GEOINT Symposium.

If you see Natalii and Marisa, be sure to congratulate them!

MDA nominates John Lemke for the 2017 Young AFCEA 40 Under 40 Award

MDA nominated John Lemke for the 2017 Young AFCEA 40 Under 40 Award. AFCEA established this new award to highlight young members who have made a "significant contribution to supporting their organization or client through the use of information technology (IT) or providing innovation and thought leadership in a technical STEM field,” according to the AFCEA website.

MDA nominated John for his contribution in improving the efficiency and automation of large-scale processing systems for our organization. Since joining MDA, John has designed and implemented numerous custom geoprocessing algorithms that improve our processes and services. Most recently, he developed an auto-scaling mosaicking tool for processing thousands of satellite images in parallel in a cloud environment, reducing the CPU processing time for MDA's NATURALVUE® 2.0 global image mosaic from five weeks in-house to five days in the cloud, and reducing the overall project time from one year to a few months.

Please join us in congratulating John on his nomination and in wishing him luck in the upcoming Young AFCEA 40 Under 40 selection process.

Read more about Young AFCEA 40 Under 40 Award.