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ASPRS Hosts Inaugural GeoYou Conference at Cortex

St. Louis, Mo – August 23, 2017 – ASPRS will host its inaugural GeoYou Conference on September 13 & 14, 2017 at 4240 Duncan Ave. within the Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis, MO. GeoYou brings together innovation leaders from government, industry and academia to highlight cutting-edge capabilities in geospatial big data and real-time analytics. Leading experts will discuss practical mechanisms for high-tech entrepreneurs to enter the market.

The conference is open to the public and the registration cost is $100 for general admission, and $90 for government personnel and academia. “Through this event, we want to highlight St. Louis as a key geospatial hub in the United States due to the long-term commitment of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the vast business interests,” said David Gwynn, President of ASPRS Heartland Region.

Keynote speakers for GeoYou include Judy Sindecuse, CEO of Capital Innovators, Mark Munsell, Deputy Director, CIO & IT Services at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and Eric Druker, Director of Data Science Solutions at Booz Allen Hamilton. Additional organizationss represented include Aisle411, Ameren, Climate Corp, Continental Mapping Consultants, HERE, Monsanto, Saint Louis University, Surdex, UrtheCast, and many others.

Founded in 1934, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is a scientific association serving over 7,000 professional members around the world. Our mission is to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping sciences to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and supporting technologies. The ASPRS Heartland Region spans the central United States from Arkansas to North Dakota.
About Cortex
Founded in 2002 through a collaboration between Washington University in St. Louis, BJC Healthcare, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Saint Louis University, and the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Cortex Innovation Community (CortexSTL.com) is the Midwest’s leading hub of innovation and technology commercialization, serving as the anchor of St. Louis’ growing ecosystem for innovative startup programs and established companies. Cited by the Brookings Institution as a model of an urban innovation district, Cortex is home to more than 250 technology-related firms, providing a deep pool of entrepreneurial programs that support emerging technology companies and attracts established technology firms to St. Louis.
GeoYou Event
Website: https://www.geoyou.org
Media Contact
Carlos Suarez

Confirmed Speakers

GeoYou Keynotes

  • Industry Keynote - Judy Sindecuse, CEO Capital Innovators
  • Government Keynote - Stephen Malys, Senior Scientist for Geodesy & Geophysics, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Technology Keynote - Eric Druker, Director of Data Science Solutions at Booz Allen Hamilton

Topic Keynotes

  • Defense/Intelligence - Mark Munsell, Deputy Director, CIO & IT Services, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Agriculture - The Climate Corporation
  • Infrastructure - Ameren
  • Local Government/Emergency - T-Kartor
  • Services/Commerce - Aisle411
  • Transportation - HERE

Special Topic Flash Talk Leads

  • Cyber - Midwest Cyber Center
  • Geospatial Fundamentals - TBD
  • Research/Education - Saint Louis University


  • Lidar - Dr. Qassim Abdullah, Senior Geospatial Scientist at Woolpert
  • Machine Learning - TBD