It’s been another exciting week as HxGN LIVE 2017 wraps up in Las Vegas! It was a fun and informative week, packed with hands-on training, breakout sessions, keynotes, technology showcases and networking opportunities.
We got the week started with training taught by our experts. This year the Geospatial track offered an abundance of informative sessions covering topics from the Power Portfolio suites to M.App X, Hexagon Smart M.Apps and M.App Enterprise.
The week continued with breakout sessions featuring stories brought to life by our customers and partners. We saw incredible stories about how people from across the world are using Hexagon Geospatial technology to shape smart change. In addition to a number of product updates from our development teams, we heard presentations about smart cities in India, how Hexagon Geospatial software helps improve defense intelligence and readiness in Norway, monitoring for floods in Greece, and several innovations in making use of the Copernicus data.
One of the week’s highlights was the special luncheon session featuring Kevin Hope, director of NGA Foundation GEOINT. Hope discussed Foundation GEOINT’s integral role at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and how the agency uses geospatial data to adapt to rapidly changing environments.
Wednesday’s highlight was the Geospatial track keynote, “Escaping the Flatlands,” with President Mladen Stojic. Mladen discussed escaping the flatlands of static maps into a world of dynamic information communication. During his presentation, Mladen discussed several inspiring projects from around the world that illustrate new ways to visualize and make sense of complex information. He discussed how to make cities smarter, actionable intelligence for defense and how geospatial technology continues to evolve to fit customer needs. If you missed the keynote, be sure to watch it online.
As always, we were happy to record a number of TV interviews with our customers. Be sure to browse the shows that range on topics from smart cities to our IGNITE winners and see the diversity of applications from Hexagon Geospatial technology.
And, of course, one of the most valuable pieces of the conference is the interactions with you, our customers. We value the time we get to spend in the exhibition hall having conversations, showing off the new and upcoming features in our technology, hearing about how you use the software and listening to your stories about how you and your organizations are escaping the flatlands.
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With more than 15 years of experience with Hexagon Geospatial technology, including 7 years as a Senior Technical Instructor, Jay Pongonis has a lot of hands-on experience with the wide product portfolio offered by Hexagon Geospatial. That vital customer-facing experience helps him create compelling, useful, and informative documents and multimedia assets. He loves social media and the interconnection of communications, and sharing successful ways that geospatial technology helps to shape a smarter world.