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Innovation Webinar Series Sponsored by SAIC to Begin March 18th

Innovation Webinar Series Sponsored by SAIC to Begin March 18th

The Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) 2021 Webinar Series, which will focus on our annual theme of Leading Innovation in Earth Science Data Frontiers, will kick off on Thursday March 18th at 1 pm ET/10 am PT. This series is generously sponsored by our partner SAIC. In the first webinar, Dr. Kuan Collins (Solution Architect Master, Civil Space, SAIC) will deliver a talk entitled ‘The Future of Earth Science and its Innovation Stakeholder Ecosystem.' Learn more about the event below and check for details on future webinars.

The Future of Earth Science and its Innovation Stakeholder Ecosystem

Speaker: Dr. Kuan Collins, Solution Architect Master, Civil Space, SAIC
 Thursday March 18th, 1:00 pm ET
Connection Info: See the ESIP Telecon Calendar

This webinar will focus on opportunities and methodologies for rapid prototyping of emerging technologies in Earth Science. The Federal Government has a long history of strategically partnering with commercial companies, like SAIC, and academia to accelerate the adoption and utilization of transformational technologies. By using agile and DevSecOps methodologies, the commercial sector can provide sandbox environments designed to quickly build and test capabilities against customer use cases, delivering emergent technology in weeks instead of months and years. The Federal Government’s embracing of incremental, fluid, and dynamic “fail fast” method of technology development results in solutions that “close the loop” and ensures continuous, automated, sustainable and transformative integration of prototypes and pilot capabilities into operational government programs of record.

Dr. Kuan Collins (SAIC) will deliver the kick off webinar in ESIP's 2021 Webinar Series.

More about the speaker: Dr. Collins is Master Solutions Architect at SAIC, where she is recognized as the technical expert and resource in digital transformation, IT modernization, specialized engineering, intelligent software and analytics areas. She has led senior solutions architects’ team and develops intelligent software solutions for insights and action plans from disparate data sources through data-driven and artificial intelligence methods for all customer groups and for strategic bids. She draws on her judgment and expertise in the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures, derived from a Ph.D. and 23 years of experience, to develop technical strategies, architectures, and road maps, and solve complex total system problems for intelligent software and analytics customers. She is a mentor at the Capital Factory, helping startups understand how to do business with System Integrators, and the Federal Government.  She is also adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland Global Campus, School of Business, where she teaches Big Data, Evidence Based Methods and Analytics in Practice.  She serves on the board for Austin Forum for Technology and Society and Austin Smart City Alliance.
Areas of Interest: blockchain; artificial intelligence; augmented analytics; harnessing innovation, collaboration and creativity; scouting and strategy.
Specialties: Program management, systems engineering, client relationships, leadership, task management, customer satisfaction, goal-oriented planning. PMP certified. INCOSE CSEP. PM DAWIA Level III certified. MBTI: ENTP.

About ESIP

Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) is a community for global Earth science data professionals that works to advance the usefulness and impact of data to address pressing global environmental challenges and fuel new discoveries. For more than 20 years, ESIP has worked to support the networking and data dissemination needs of the global Earth science data community by linking the sectors of observation, research, application, education, and use of Earth science data. ESIP facilitates collaboration and builds connections across federal agencies, academia, and the private sector through innovative collaboration methods and infrastructure that provide a scalable, neutral platform to support Earth science research, data, and technical communities. To learn about ESIP, visit and follow @ESIPfed.