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Planet On The Road

Join Earth observation leaders and your peers at Planet On The Road Washington, D.C. Area for a complimentary one-day event filled with in-person learning, networking, and inspiration. Immerse yourself in captivating keynotes featuring Planet Executives and industry thought leaders, participate in interactive sessions, and engage in numerous networking opportunities.

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This event is intended for Planet customers (and prospective customers), partners, and thought leaders representing a wide range of commercial industries and federal, state, and local government agencies.

The Westin Tysons Corner

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Event Schedule

8:00 AM-9:00 AM

Registration & Light Breakfast

9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Welcome & Opening Keynote


  • Will Marshall, Co-founder and CEO, Planet
  • Ashley Johnson, President and Chief Financial Officer, Planet
  • Troy Toman, Sr. Vice President of Software Engineering, Planet

10:00 AM-10:15 AM

Networking Break

10:15 AM-12:00 PM

Panel Discussion: Enhancing Indications & Warnings for Strategic Deterrence and Operational Planning

This panel of current and former government leaders will discuss the power of geospatial and other intelligence tools for detecting activity and building understanding over time, through monitoring behavior across vast areas of interest - to predict and shape what may happen next.


  • Dave Gauthier, Chief Strategy Officer, GXO Inc. (moderator)
  • Others to be confirmed

Fireside Chat with Maj Gen Gregory Gagnon, USSF

We will discuss the Space Force’s new commercial strategy, the approach to providing a demand signal to what capabilities are needed most, and how to foster a strategic advantage for the U.S. and its allies.


  • Maj. Gen. Gregory J. Gagnon, Deputy Chief of Space Operations for Intelligence, U.S. Space Force
  • Robert Cardillo, Chief Strategist and Chairman of the Board, Planet Federal

Fireside Chat with Will Marshall and U.S. Government Leader (to be announced shortly)

12:00 PM-1:15 PM

Networking Lunch

  1:15 PM-2:00 PM

Two Concurrent Breakout Sessions - Attendees' Choice

1. Beyond Borders: Global Vigilance with Broad Area Monitoring
Get an inside look at how Planet’s broad area monitoring and analytic solutions reduce operational risk by supporting early detection and decision-making.


  • Bill Raymond, Director of Federal Solutions Engineering, Planet

2. From Science to Action: Applying Research to Solve Real-world Challenges
Hear from the research community and government organizations on how they are applying satellite data to persistent challenges associated with human-impacted climate change and disasters.

  • David Roy, Professor, Department of Geography, Environment, & Spatial Sciences and Director, Center for Global Change and Earth Observations, Michigan State University
  • Sergii Skakun, Associate Professor, University of Maryland College Park
  • Lindsey Smart, Climate and Ocean Scientist, The Nature Conservancy

2:00 PM-2:15 PM

Networking Break

  2:15 PM-3:00 PM

Two Concurrent Breakout Sessions - Attendees' Choice

1. Navigating the Blue: Enabling Maritime Domain Awareness
Geospatial intelligence plays a critical role in helping governments identify and monitor changes over broad and remote areas. We will demonstrate how Planet’s daily maritime coverage, combined with superior data analytics from SynMax, can elevate Maritime Domain Awareness.


  • Silas Ahn, Director of DoD/IC and Maritime Expert, Planet
  • Dean Harkess, Director of Product, SynMax

2. Driving Impact: Leveraging Broad Area Resource Monitoring
During this session, Planet customers and partners will discuss how Earth observation insights can monitor and manage our natural resources by enabling faster response times from early detection to resolution.

  • Jeremy Groeteke, Head of Computational Agronomy, Syngenta Group
  • Justin Dhooghe, Expert Data Scientist, PG&E
  • Carolyn duPont, Chief Operating Officer, Upstream
  • Jen Gussman, Senior Director of Customer Success, Planet (moderator)

3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Networking Reception and Expo

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