Geospatial Users Forum Programme Schedule

Wednesday, 19th January, 2011
Time (hrs) Hall 1
14:00 - 15:30 Session on Water
S Sridhar, President & CEO, NIIT GIS, India (Moderator)
Dr. S. C. Dhiman, Chairman, Central Ground Water Board,India
Elie Nasr, GIS Advisor / Program Manager, Electricity and Water Authority, Kingdom of Bahrain
15:30 - 16:30 Networking Tea/Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:30 Session - Electricity
Dr Richard Williams, Director - Asia-Pacific, Mapping and GIS Division, Trimble (Moderator)
Uday Kale
,Vice President, Corporate IT, Reliance Energy, India
Arup Ghosh, Chief Operating Officer, North Delhi Power Limited, India
Matthew Thomas
,GIS Lead, Spectra Energy, United States

Thursday, 20th January, 2011
Time (hrs) Hall 1
09:00 - 11:00 Session - Telecom
Ibrahim Abel, GIS Manager, Qtel, Qatar
Ramamurthy Kolluri, Vice President-Networks, Bharti AirTel, India
Ir Rozinah Anas, Project Director - MERS 999, Telekom Malaysia, Malaysia
10:30 - 11:30 Networking Tea/Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00 Session - Business Intelligence
Manny Rios,Senior Vice President, P&C Underwriting, USAA, US
Simon Black
, BSc, FIA, Head of Statistics & Data Aviva, United Kingdom<
Venkatesa Kumar N, Manager - GIS Section, Information Systems Directorate, Ministry of Municipalities and Agricultural Affairs, India/td>
13:00 - 14:00 Networking Tea/Coffee Break
14:00 - 15:30 Session - Land Management
Joel Campbell , President, ERDAS, United States (Moderator)
Mike Nield ,Director of Corporate Services, Taranaki Regional Council, New Zealand
Y.Bhg. Dato' Haji Haron Abdul Kader, Director, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia
Kylie Armstrong,Business Development, Western Australian Land Information Authority, Australia
15:30 - 16:30 Networking Tea/Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:00 Session - City Management
Shafik Jiwani, Executive Vice President for Global Enterprise GIS (EGIS) Business Development, Rolta Orion Technology, Canada (Moderator)
Taranjot K Gadhok, Chief Projects, HUDCO, India
Dr Michael O Sutcliffe ,City Manager eThekwini Municipality, South Africa
Robert F. Austin ,Manager- Enterprise Applications, City of Tampa, United States

Friday, 21st January, 2011
Time (hrs) Hall 1
09:00 - 10:30 Session - Mining and Exploration
Simon Bolster ,Manager Remote Sensing, Global Exploration Solutions, Newmont Mining, Australia
Jim Crotty
,GIS Manager - Mineral Resource Management, Anglo Platinum, South Africa
N. K. Nanda Director Technical NMDC India
11:00 - 11:30 Networking Tea/Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00Session - Public Safety
Ronald J. Boyd,Chief of Police, Los Angeles Port Police Department, United states
Steve Forbes,Manager Risk & GIS, ACT Emergency Services Agency, Australia
Chris Little,International Telecoms & Projects, Met Office, United Kingdom
13:00 - 14:00 Networking Tea/Coffee Break
14:00 - 16:00 Session - Environment
H. John Oechsle, Executive Vice President, DigitalGlobe, USA (Moderator)
Anil Kumar,Deputy Manager, Environment Info Management Environmental Agency, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr Janet Antsee,Experimental Scientist, Inland & Coastal Remote Sensing, CSIRO Land & Water, Australia
Saumitra Mukherjee, Professor & Head (Geology & remote sensing), School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India