Public Private Partnership Summit


Geospatial Infrastructure and Platform25 Jan 2017 0900 - 1030 hrs
ModeratorSANJAY KUMAR, Chief Executive Officer, Geospatial Media and Communications, India
ModeratorSANJAY KUMAR Chief Executive Officer
Geospatial Media and Communications
Keynote AddressSTEFAN SCHWEINFEST, Director of Statistics, Division, United Nations
Keynote AddressSTEFAN SCHWEINFEST Director of Statistics
United Nations
BENGT KJELLSON, Director General, National Land Survey, Sweden
BENGT KJELLSON Director General
National Land Survey
DR. KUMAR NAVULUR, President, DigitalGlobe Foundation, USA
DigitalGlobe Foundation
DEAN ANGELIDES, Corporate Director - International Operations, Esri, USA
DEAN ANGELIDES Corporate Director - International Operations
Geospatial-Enabled Development Projects25 Jan 2017 1100 - 1230 hrs
Co-ModeratorDENISE MCKENZIE, Executive Director, Communications & Outreach, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), United Kingdom
Co-ModeratorDENISE MCKENZIE Executive Director
Communications & Outreach
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
United Kingdom
CHRIS GIBSON, Vice President, Trimble Inc., USA
CHRIS GIBSON Vice President
Trimble Inc.
MIKA TORHONEN, Lead Land Administration Specialist, World Bank, USA
MIKA TORHONEN Lead Land Administration Specialist
World Bank
KAUSHIK CHAKRABORTY, Vice President SE Asia and India, Bentley Systems, Singapore
KAUSHIK CHAKRABORTY Vice President SE Asia and India
Bentley Systems
Krystal Wilson, Project Manager, Secure World Foundation, USA
Krystal Wilson Project Manager
Secure World Foundation
DINAKAR DEVIREDDY, Head Innovation,  Cyient, India
Geospatial-Enabled Information Services25 Jan 2017 1330 - 1500 hrs
Co-ModeratorDENISE MCKENZIE, Executive Director, Communications & Outreach Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), United Kingdom
Co-ModeratorDENISE MCKENZIE Executive Director
Communications & Outreach Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
United Kingdom
Erwin Folmer, Product Owner Data Platform, Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency,  The Netherlands
Erwin Folmer Product Owner Data Platform
Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency
The Netherlands
GER NIEUWPOORT, Director, Netherlands Space Office, The Netherlands
Netherlands Space Office
The Netherlands
BARBARA RYAN, Secretariat Director, Group on Earth Observations (GEO), Switzerland
BARBARA RYAN Secretariat Director
Group on Earth Observations (GEO)
ALESSANDRO ANNONI, Head of Digital Earth and Reference Data Unit, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
ALESSANDRO ANNONI Head of Digital Earth and Reference Data Unit
Joint Research Centre
European Commission
ROB VAN DE VELDE, Director, Geonovum, The Netherlands
The Netherlands

Tentative Structure

0900 – 1030 hrs

Geospatial Infrastructure and Platform

1030 – 1100 hrs

Networking Tea/Coffee Break

1100 – 1230 hrs

Geospatial-Enabled Development Projects

1230 – 1330 hrs

Networking Lunch

1330 – 1500 hrs

Geospatial-Enabled Information Services

1500 – 1600

Networking Tea/Coffee Break

Public-private partnership (PPP) is becoming imperative in geospatial industry today. Whether in providing national geospatial infrastructure/platform or ensuring smooth information services to citizens, governments are increasingly turning to the private sector to explore latest technology and innovation. Such PPP practice can give impetus to the geospatial ecosystem, especially businesses, to ensure geospatial information and technology are available to society at large.

Geospatial infrastructure, national or international, involves multiple stakeholders, huge amount of data, and naturally needs big investments and human resource support from the government. Association with private sector through PPP allows the skills and assets of each sector (public and private) to be shared to improve operational efficiency for the benefit of the general public. This will also ensure long-term sustainability of such infrastructure.

In addition to the sharing of skills and resources, public-private partnership also allows sharing of risks associated with a joint project. This especially applies to large agile development projects with multi-billion dollars investment, which have major impacts on communities, environment and public finance. Innovative project delivery methods via PPP have the potential to improve project performance in terms of delivery time and risk management.

Geospatial World Forum shall be hosting a full-fledged Public Private Partnership Summit to explore greater engagement opportunities between public and private entities associated with geospatial and related industries. The Summit shall culminate in Closing Plenary Session on 25th January 2017.

The following three important aspects shall be discussed at the Summit:

Geospatial Infrastructure and Platform

To outline collaboration towards establishing national and international geospatial infrastructure, geodetic and GNSS infrastructure and dissemination and distribution platforms.

Geospatial-Enabled Development Projects

To explore opportunities for collaboration between geospatial stakeholders and large agile development projects of national and international relevance.

Geospatial-Enabled Information Services

To create opportunities and commercial/non-commercial models of delivering information services to citizens and businesses.

Target Audience

  • Agile Projects Implementing Agencies
  • Agile Projects Owners
  • Consultants
  • Funding Agencies
  • Geospatial Data Providers
  • Geospatial System Integrators
  • Geospatial Technology Providers
  • Information Service Providers
  • Multilateral Agencies
  • National Geospatial Agencies
  • PPP Experts
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