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Plenary Session


Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Capital Ballroom (4th Floor)
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ION GNSS+ Plenary Session 

Welcome, Meeting Highlights and Introduction of Technical Committee

Opening of the Plenary Session

Satellite Division Chair
Sandy Kennedy, Hexagon 

Plenary Chair
Dr. Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska, The Ohio State University

Keynote Address

Where Pokémon GO: Building a Dynamic 3D AR Map of the World

Dr. Brian "Bam" McClendon, SVP Engineering, Niantic

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Dr. Brian “Bam” McClendon leads ARGeo at Niantic, which includes AR, mapping, research and webAR (8th Wall). He was part of the founding team at Keyhole, which would become Google Earth. Dr. McClendon led the Geo team at Google that built Google Maps, Google Earth and Street View, before leading engineering work at Uber.

Keynote Address

UAVS Natural Autonomous Vehicles (NAVs)Are We Closing the Gap?

Dr. John Raquet, Director, Dayton Business Unit, Integrated Solutions for Systems (IS4S) 

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Dr. John Raquet is the director of the Dayton business unit of Integrated Solutions for Systems (IS4S), where for the past four years he has led a team developing modular, open approaches to PNT, including pntOS and ASPN.  Prior to his time at IS4S, he was the founding director of the Autonomy and Navigation Technology Center at the Air Force Institute of Technology.  He is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy (BS), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MS), and the University of Calgary (PhD).  Dr. Raquet has been a Fulbright Scholar, is a past president of the Institute of Navigation, and is an ION Fellow.