The Forum On Earth Observations III

Book author Andrew Winston (right) moderates a panel with ESRI's Lawrie Jordan (middle) and IBM's Richard Lechner (left) on the private sector's opportunity to respond to the emerging demand for environmental information. Forum III (2009).

from the NASA Earth Observatory Archives

Vice Admiral Lee Gunn, USN (Ret.), President of the American Security Project and President of Public Research at CNA, addresses the critical issue of climate and national security. Forum III (2009).

8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcome and Introductions (Atrium Ballroom B)
9:15 Emerging Environmental Information Demands: Corporate Climate Risk Disclosure
Nancy K. Kopp, Treasurer, State of Maryland
9:30 Environmental Information and Knowledge Management: The Bridge to a Green Economy
Christopher Scolese, Associate Administrator, NASA
10:00 The Private Sector's Opportunity
Two business giants discuss the emerging opportunity to respond to the need for environmental information.

       Moderator: Andrew Winston, Founder, Winston Eco-Strategies; co-author Green to Gold;
                         Author, Green Recovery

       Lawrie Jordan, Director of Imagery Enterprise Solutions, ESRI
       Richard Lechner, Vice President for Energy and Environment, IBM
10:30 Break
Andrew Winston book signing, open to the public

10:45 From Sensors to Sensible Solutions
Leading US Earth observation experts from the public and private sector address key questions regarding carbon monitoring, oceans observations, strengthening the Earth observations value chain and delivering information products to an ever-growing and more diverse user community.

       Moderator: Keith Wheeler, Chairman and CEO, ZedX, Inc.; Chairman, IUCN Commission on
                         Education and Communication

       Robert Gagosian, President and CEO, Consortium for Ocean Leadership
       Berrien Moore III, Executive Director, Climate Central
       David Skole, Professor of Forestry, Michigan State University; Director,;
            Member, Offsets Committee and Chair, Technical Committee on Agroforestry, Chicago
            Climate Exchange
       W. M. (Marty) Strauss, Ph.D., Vice President, Food Policy, The Monsanto Company
       William F. (Bill) Tyndall, Senior Vice President - Federal Government and Regulatory Affairs,
            Duke Energy
12:00 Lunch (Atrium Ballroom A)
1:00-1:30 Climate and National Security
Vice Admiral Lee Gunn, USN (Ret.), President, American Security Project; President of Public Research, CNA; View remarks
Introduction by Jim Ryder, Vice President, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Advanced Technology Center, Lockheed Martin Corporation; View remarks
2:00 The Express Lane: What States Need Now
Sue Gander, Director, Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources Division, National Governors Association
Introduction by Governor Jim Geringer, Governor of Wyoming, 1995-2003; Director of Policy and Public Sector Strategies, ESRI
2:30 A Congressional Perspective

       Moderator: Scott Rayder, Principal, Kelly, Anderson & Associates
       Dixon Butler, Professional Staff, House Appropriations Committee, U.S. House of Representatives
       Ana Unruh Cohen, Deputy Staff Director, Select Committee on Energy Independence and
            Global Warming, U.S. House of Representatives
       Jeremy Weirich, Professional Staff, Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce,             Justice, Science
3:00 Break
3:20 The Balancing Act: Managing Risk and Guiding Adaptation
A Roundtable of industry, government, Academic, and NGO leaders discuss strengthening the environmental information value chain.

       Moderator: Lon Rains, Sector Director, Strategic Communications, Northrop Grumman
       Sherburne (Shere) Abbott, Associate Director, Energy and Environment Division, Office
            of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), The White House
       Sherri Goodman, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, CNA
       Mary Kicza, Associate Administrator for Satellite and Information Services, NOAA
       Thomas D. Peterson, President and CEO, Center for Climate Strategies
       Linda Travers, Acting Assistant Administrator and Chief Information Officer, Office of
            Environmental Information, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
4:30 Financing the Environmental Information Revolution
This session will include leading entrepreneurs to discuss emerging opportunities to develop the environmental information sector.

       Moderator: Nancy Colleton, President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
       Dan Berkenstock, Ph.D. Candidate, Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford University; CEO, Skybox
            Imaging, Inc.
       Sally Ericsson, Associate Director for Energy, Environment and Natural Resources, Office of
            Management and Budget (OMB)
       Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Vice President, Polar Programs, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
       Roberto Mitrevski, Vice President, Commercial and Space Science Programs, Space Systems
            Division, ITT Corp.
       Lindene Patton, Chief Climate Product Officer, Zurich Financial Services
       Martin Whittaker, Director, Mission Point Capital Partners
5:30 Adjourn
Reception to Follow (Atrium Ballroom A)

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