Toronto-based Optech, a manufacturer of advanced lidar and camera survey instruments, has announced its keynote speakers for its third Imaging and Lidar Solutions Conference (ILSC) to be held June 25-27: Brian Doody, CEO of Teledyne DALSA, and Lawrie Jordan, director of imagery for Esri.

Doody has been involved in all aspects of Teledyne DALSA’s business over the course of more than 20 years. In his role as CEO since 2007, Doody has also led the development and execution of the company’s strategic growth initiatives, which most recently included the expansion of Teledyne DALSA’s imaging technology.

At ILSC 2013, Doody will illustrate how the combination of Optech and Teledyne DALSA’s technology will benefit the industry, and how Optech fits into the future of digital imaging within the company. He will also explain trends in image sensor technology within the remote sensing industry, including consumer-grade versus professional-grade sensors, factory photogrammetry and key markets for high-performance digital imaging.

Jordan is a developer of geographic information systems (GIS) software for Esri. A leader in the field of image processing and remote sensing, he has advised numerous government organizations on current and future trends in imagery and satellite programs and advocates for the use of GIS imagery in environmental, civil, defense and intelligence applications.

Jordan’s presentation at ILSC 2013 will focus on how remote sensing with imagery and lidar is making GIS real-time, moving it beyond traditional mapping and analysis to enable dynamic operations and support.