Databricks and the US Army Corp of Engineers explored how Defence leaders can best exploit Geospatial Data at scale.

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is responsible for maintaining and improving nearly 12,000 miles of shallow-draft (9'-14') inland and intracoastal waterways, 13,000 miles of deep-draft (14' and greater) coastal channels, and 400 ports, harbors, and turning basins throughout the United States. Because these components of the national waterway network are considered assets to both US commerce and national security, they must be carefully managed to keep marine traffic operating safely and efficiently.

Databricks is a unified, open analytics platform for building, deploying, sharing, and maintaining enterprise-grade data, analytics, and AI solutions at scale. The Databricks Lakehouse Platform integrates with cloud storage and security in your cloud account, and manages and deploys cloud infrastructure on your behalf.


  • 15:00 - Welcome and Housekeeping - Maddie Fleetwood, Senior Event Manager - ADS
  • 15:02 - Welcome - Simon Levy, Head of UK Defence Business Development, ADS
  • 15:05 - Exploring Geospatial Data at Scale - Milos Colic, Lead Technologist - Databricks  
  • 15:30 - Enhancing National Security - Jeff Mroz, US Army Corps of Engineers / Technical SME for Cloud and Big Data - Woolpert  
  • 16:15 - Q&A 
  • 16:30 - Close

Speaker Bios

Milos Colic

Milos is a skilled technologist with a passion for using technology to drive positive change in the public sector. As the current Lead Technologist for public sector UK& at Databricks, Milos brings a wealth of experience in working with large government departments to enable them to share data, link information and use geospatial technologies to improve their services.

With a background in data science and FSI, Milos has a deep understanding of how data can be used to inform decision-making and drive innovation. In his current role, Milos is focused on delivering cutting-edge solutions that meet the unique needs of the public sector and regulated industries. He is passionate about using technology to drive positive change and is committed to helping government departments to work more efficiently, transparently and effectively.


Jeff Mroz

Jeff Mroz is a Woolpert technical Cloud SME working for government clients on Azure cloud data modernization and architecture, CI/CD pipeline development, Geospatial Big Data and Lake House workflows, and cloud R&D projects in secure government clouds.

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