Keynote Speakers

Morning Keynote:

New Datums for 2022:
What you Need to Know with 3 Years to Go
Jeff Jalbrzikowski
Appalachian Regional Advisor - National Geodetic Survey

The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) is planning some significant changes to our Nation's official geodetic infrastructure the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS). Join your Appalachian Regional Advisor to hear about the new national horizontal and vertical datums that will replace NAD83 and NAVD88. These changes, along with many others, are collectively referred to as NSRS Modernization

Jeff Jalbrzikowski (Jobs-ah-kah-ski) is the Appalachian Regional Advisor with NGS, serving stakeholders and constituents throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. His role as an Advisor is to assist the public with access to and advice in utilizing the National Spatial Reference System, so don’t hesitate to reach out to him with questions about this, or anything geodesy related.
Mid-Day Keynote Speakers:

GeoBoard, State Basemap, & GIS Advanced in the Commonwealth
Sean Crager
Chief Technology Officer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Please come listen to Sean Crager, Chief Technology Officer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Co-Chair of the PA Geospatial Coordinating Board, speak about the progress and exciting developments the Board has accomplished since its inception. Sean will discuss the development of the PA Base Map, data sharing, strategic initiatives, and new geospatial service offerings.

Sean E. Crager was named the Chief Technology Officer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in February 2019.

Sean participates in the development and execution of the commonwealth’s information technology strategic plan. Sean has specialized in leading modernization efforts for the organizations he serves and has developed nationally recognized software that has been adopted and implemented by numerous states and universities.

Prior to this role, Sean served as the CIO of the Commonwealth of PA’s Conservation and Environment Delivery Center, CIO of the PA Department of Environmental Protection, CIO of Franklin County, PA, Assistant CIO of the PA Liquor Control Board, Director of Enterprise Strategic Technology Services of the PA Office of Administration, and CIO of the PA Department of Agriculture.
Sean graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Geoenvironmental Studies at Shippensburg University with a certificate in Geospatial Technologies and earned his Master Certificate in Information Systems and Technology Project Management from Villanova University. Sean is ITIL Foundations certified and earned his Certified Government Chief Information Officer qualification from Harrisburg University. Sean is a veteran of the United States Navy where he served honorably as an Operations Specialist (Fleet Marine Force) attached to Tactical Air Control Squadron Eleven in San Diego, CA.