Speakers Bio & Abstract

Andy Wilson Business Development Director
Ordnance Survey International
United Kingdom

Andy has over 25 years’ experience in the industry, starting his career as a surveyor with Ordnance Survey and then progressing to Head of Public Sector. He was responsible for implementing the Public Sector Mapping Agreement for Great Britain which brought together 3500+ organisations under one contract. He provides advice to international governments on spatial agreements, and how these deliver economic, environmental and citizen benefits. He is a member of the Chartered Management Institute.Abstract
The best policy decisions come from spatially connected government
To ensure the best possible policy decisions are made by Government, it is essential that key evidence from a variety of organisations across the public sector is easily and readily available by decision and policy makers to achieve that aim. Ordnance Survey International will explain how this has been achieved by implementing a comprehensive spatial data agreement and referencing standard across the whole of the British Public Sector. We will show how many public sector organisations in Great Britain are already using the same spatial data and referencing to; save millions of pounds per year
reduce carbon emissions
make the best possible decisions
ensure public sector organisations can share information effectively
implement efficient public services
provide better and engaging citizen services
ensure citizens are content and confident in public service delivery
This work further supports government initiatives to improve transparency, accountability, innovation and the accessibility of data across the public sector. By following this model it will be explained how these critical foundations are fundamental to Smart or Future City aspirations being achieved.