Programme Schedule

National Mapping Organization (NMO) - Industry Exchange Forum
Sunday, 16th January 2011
Time (hrs) Indian School of Business, AC - 3, Lecture Theatre, Level 2
07:00 08:15 Networking Breakfast
08:15 09:40 Welcome Address by
Sanjay Kumar
, Chief Executive Officer, GIS Development, India
Guest Address by
Kevin Pomfret
, Executive Director,Centre for Spatial Law & Policy, USA
09:40 10:00 Networking Tea/Coffee Break
10:00 - 12:00 Session - National Mapping Initiatives for Asia & Pacific
S Subba Rao, Surveyor General of India, Surveyor of India, India
Nguyen Tuan Hung, Director General, Department of Surveys and Mapping,Vietnam
Geoff Howard, Chief Topographer, Land Information New Zealand, New Zealand
Raja Ram Chhatkuli, Director General, Survey Department, Nepal
S M W Fernando, Surveyor General of Sri Lanka, Survey Department of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
Dr. Asep Karsidi, Head, Bakosurtanal, Indonesia
Kaushik Chakraborty, Vice-President: Asia Pacific, ERDAS India, India
12:00 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 15:00 Session 2: National Mapping Initiatives for Middle East & North Africa
H.E. Engr. Muhamad N. Alrajhi,Assistant Deputy Minister for Land & Surveying, Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Eng. Awni Kasawneh, Director General, Royal Jordanian, Geographic Centre, Jordan
Nahla Seddik Mohamed Saleh,Director - GIS Department, CAPMAS, Egypt
Prof. Abdullah Elsadig Ali Elhussein, Head, National Survey Authority, Republic of Sudan
15:00 15:30 Networking Tea/Coffee Break
15:30 19:00 Session 3: National Mapping Initiatives for Africa
Dr. Hussein Farah, Director General, RCMRD, Kenya
Dr. Derek Clarke, Chief Director: Surveys and Mapping, Department of Rural Development and Land Reforms, South Africa
Sultan Mohammed, Director General, Ethiopian Mapping Agency, Ethiopia
APC Njepuome, Surveyor-General of the Federation, Office of the Surveyor General of the Federation, Nigeria
Aida Opoku-Mensah, Director ICT Division, UN Economic Commission for Africa, Ethopia
Mark Cygan, Industry Solution Manager, ESRI, USA
19:00 22:00 Networking Reception (by invitation only)

Monday, 17th January 2011
Time (hrs) Indian School of Business, AC - 3, Lecture Theatre, Level 2
07:00 08:15 Networking Breakfast
08:15 10:30 Session 4: National Mapping Initiatives for Americas
Timothy Trainor, Chief - Geographic Division, US Census Bureau, United States
Prashant Shukle, Director General - Mapping Info, Natural Resources, Canada
Luiz Paulo Souto Fortes, Director, IBGE, Brazil
Mario Chavarria Espinosa, Director of Limits and Geostatistical Framework, INEGI, Mexico
Coronel Juan Vidal Garcia Huidobro, Director, Instituto Geografico Militar (IGM), Chile
Peter Large, General Manager, Mapping & GIS Division, Trimble, United States
10:30 - 11:00 Networking Tea/Coffee Break
11:00 - 13:00 Session 5: National Mapping Initiatives for Europe
Dr. Vanessa Lawrence CB , Director General & Chief Executive, Ordnance Survey, United Kingdom
Kees de Zeeuw, Director, Kadaster International, Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency, The Netherlands
Nathalie Marthe Bismuth, General Manager, IGN France International, France
Dr Kumar Navulur, Principal Scientist, DigitalGlobe, USA
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 16:00 Session 6 (Panel Discussion)
Orhan Altan,President, ISPRS, Turkey
Prof. Abbas Rajabifard, President, GSDI, Australia
Maj Gen (Dr.) R Siva Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, NSDI, India
Prof. William Cartwright, President, International Cartographic Association, United States
Fraser Taylor,Distinguished Research Prof. Geography & Environmental Studies Carleton University, Canada
Ben Eazzetta , Director and President, International Operations, Rolta, USA

Fraser Taylor
Distinguished Research Professor
Geography & Environmental Studies Carleton University
Prof. Abbas Rajabifard
Maj Gen (Dr.) R Siva Kumar
Chief Executive Officer
Prof. William Cartwright
International Cartographic Association
United States
Orhan Altan
Ben Eazzetta
Director and President
International Operations