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An Overview

Geospatial industry is currently going through transformation towards being value based solution centric industry, wherein several stakeholders (who have traditionally been working as standalone isolated players) are exploring opportunities of integration, convergence and embedment, further leading to evolution of industry workflows and seamless delivery of solutions adding value to geospatial context and content in world economy and society. This is indeed very exciting times for geospatial community and offers greater opportunities for our profession to make difference in world economy and society. At the same time, greater opportunities do require greater commitment and collaboration amongst key industry stakeholders to develop, harness, and convert this opportunity in larger business and professional gains.

Scope and Coverage

Geospatial Business Leadership Summit shall be intereactive and participative in nature and networking over tea/coffee breaks shall offer opportunity for one to one interactions. Programe shall touch upon below mentioned topics.

  • Overview of Geospatial Industry Trends and Directions
  • Industry and Geography wise Business Opportunities and Dynamics
  • Geospatial Policies Driving Business Opportunties
  • Geographical Hubs Offering Attractive Provisions for Geospatial Business
  • Perspectives of User and Consulting Industries

Participants Profile

  • CEO and Business Heads of Geospatial Companies
  • CEO/CIO and Divisional Heads of User Industries
  • Administrative and Political Leaders associated with Policy Making Agencies
  • Heads of National Geospatial Agencies focusing on Public Private Partnerships
  • Investment and Financial Institutions


Geospatial Business Leadership Summit shall be an unique opportunity for geospatial leaders to share, learn, deliberate, collaborate and think move forward with emerging trends and opportunities of geospatial business. However there could be several TAKEAWAYS for different set of geospatial industry stakeholders as below:

  • Broad Understanding of larger geospatial industry eco-system and Business Directions
  • Learning about relevance and dynamics of several key stakeholders of the geospatial eco-system including technology companies, system integrator/Consulting companies, user industries, policy making agencies, and geospatial organisations
  • Best practices and successful public-private partnership models
  • Socialisation and Networking with Peer Group
  • Opportunities for Business Collaborations

Programe Schedule

Date: 26 May 2015 Time: 1400 – 1830 hrs Hall: Pavilion 3C

1400 - 1430 hrs

Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Sanjay Kumar, CEO, Geospatial Media and Communications, India

1430 – 1545 hrs

Session 1: Geospatial Industry Trends and Business Directions

Ola Rollen, President and CEO, Hexagon Group, Sweden

Damian Spangrud, Director – Solutions, Esri, United States

Chris Gibson, Vice President, Trimble, United States

Kumar Navulur, Senior Director -Strategic Solutions, DigitalGlobe, United States

Joe Francica, Managing Director – Geospatial Solutions, Pitney Bowes, United States

1520 – 1545 hrs

Panel Discussions

1545 - 1600 hrs

Tea/ Coffee Break

1600 - 1715 hrs

Session 2: Value Impact of Geospatial Information, Land Administration, Standards, and Policies in National Economy

Prashant Shukle, Director General, Mapping and Earth Observation Branch, Natural Resource Canada

Colin Bray, CEO, Ordnance Survey, Ireland

Kevin Pomfret, Editor – Policy, Geospatial Media and Communications, United States

Mark Reichardt, President and CEO, Open Geospatial Consortium, United States

Rolando Ocampo Alcantar, Vice President, National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI)
Presentation Mexico

1640 - 1715 hrs

Panel Discussions

1715 – 1730 hrs

Tea/ Coffee Break

1730 - 1830 hrs

Session 3: Value and Business Models of Geospatial Solutions

Mark Freeburn, CEO, AAM Group, Australia

Prof Henk Scholten, CEO, Geodan, The Netherlands

Marcello Maranesi, CEO, eGEos, Italy

Reida Elwannas, President, GIS/Mapping – EMEA, Rolta Middle East FZ LLC, UAE

Abhay Kimmatkar, Jt. Managing Director, ADCC Infocad Ltd.

1825 – 1830 hrs

Panel Discussions

1830 onwards


* Tentative