Plenary 1: Geo4IR: Geo-enabling 4th Industrial Revolution

The 4th Industrial Revolution is associated with Cloud, Big Data, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and Analytics. In a world fueled by data and Internet-connected devices, new set of applications, business models, and revenue models will be generated for the geospatial industry. The session will attempt to answer following questions:

  • How can Big Data, IoT, and AI be leveraged using geospatial technology?
  • How can the world consume geospatial technologies in an efficient manner?
  • How can different industries benefit from the integration of 4IR and geospatial technology?
  • How will Geo4IR change the geospatial industry's business dynamics?

Conversation on Convergence of Space and IT enabling Geo4IR

ModeratorSiddharth Varadarajan, Founding Editor, The Wire,
ModeratorSiddharth Varadarajan Founding Editor
The Wire
A. S. Kiran Kumar, Former Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation, India
A. S. Kiran Kumar Former Chairman
Indian Space Research Organisation
Ron Bisio, Vice President - Geospatial, Trimble, USA
Ron Bisio Vice President - Geospatial

Plenary Panel

ModeratorSanjay Kumar, CEO</br>Geospatial Media and Communications</br>India
ModeratorSanjay Kumar CEO
Geospatial Media and Communications
Dean Angelides, Corporate Director, International/Alliances/Partners, Esri, USA
Dean Angelides Corporate Director
International/Alliances/Partners, Esri
Amy Minnick, Sr. Vice President, DigitalGlobe, USA
Amy Minnick Sr. Vice President
Nigel Clifford, CEO, Ordnance Survey, UK
Nigel Clifford CEO
Ordnance Survey

Plenary 2: Digital Engineering

Digital Engineering is a process where design, manufacturing, construction and asset management activities integrate; ensuring data is captured, managed and shared properly. This enables project owners to efficiently procure, operate and maximize the value of their assets over their entire lifecycle.

Sectors such as construction, infrastructure, utilities, and oil and gas are substantial drivers for national economic growth. It is crucial for these sectors to continuously improve their efficiency and productivity for the benefits of the nation. Digital engineering is challenging the traditional way of delivery in those sectors, while bringing additional value to practitioners.

The session will discuss integration of geospatial technology with digital engineering, including some successful case studies around the globe.

Plenary Panel

S. Anantha Sayana, Vice President & Head – Digital, L&T Construction, India
S. Anantha Sayana Vice President & Head – Digital
L&T Construction
Andreas Gerster, VP, BIM/CIM and Product Design, FARO, Germany
Andreas Gerster VP, BIM/CIM and Product Design
Mark Freeburn, CEO, AAM Group, Australia
Mark Freeburn CEO
AAM Group
John Kizior, Global Director, Project Technologies, AECOM, USA
John Kizior Global Director, Project Technologies
Bhupinder Singh, Chief Product Officer, Bentley Systems, USA
Bhupinder Singh Chief Product Officer
Bentley Systems

Plenary 3: Business Intelligence

Analyzing relationships between spatial environment and organizational performance creates a wealth of information for business intelligence. It offers richer perspective on service offerings, consumer interaction, transactional information, and how location and demographics play a role in business performance. Integrating geospatial data with traditional datasets is key in this process.

The session will focus on the relationship between spatial analytics and business intelligence with special emphasis on the following:

  • Trends and forecast of Business Intelligence market
  • Technology innovations driving Spatial Analytics industry
  • Value of Spatial Analytics/GIS for Business Intelligence applications
  • Use cases of applying Spatial Analytics and Business Intelligence in various vertical domains

Plenary Panel

ModeratorTANUJA VASHISTHA, Vice President, Geospatial Media and Communications, India
ModeratorTANUJA VASHISTHA Vice President
Geospatial Media and Communications
JAMES STEINER, Vice President, Product Management, Oracle Corporation, USA
JAMES STEINER Vice President, Product Management
Oracle Corporation
Francois Lombard, Head of Intelligence, Airbus Defence and Space, France
Francois Lombard Head of Intelligence
Airbus Defence and Space
Andy Wild, Chief Revenue Officer,  Planet,  USA
Andy Wild Chief Revenue Officer

Plenary 4: Geo4SDGs: Addressing Agenda 2030

The unprecedented power of ‘Where’, i.e. the location element lies at the core of SDGs and geoinformation makes the invisible – visible. It helps in analyzing the past, makes observations about the present, predict the future to improve people’s life and protect the planet. The United Nations has also corroborated the significance of leveraging geospatial data for policy-making, programming and project operations to realize the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the 169 associated targets. The session will discuss the increasing role of geospatial information to address the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Plenary Panel

ModeratorDorine Burmanje, Chair of the Executive Board, Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency, The Netherlands
ModeratorDorine Burmanje Chair of the Executive Board, Cadastre
Land Registry and Mapping Agency
The Netherlands
Stefan Schweinfest, Director, Statistics Division, United Nations
Stefan Schweinfest Director
Statistics Division
United Nations
Dr. Virginia Burkett, Chief Scientist, Geological Survey, United State
Dr. Virginia Burkett Chief Scientist
Geological Survey
United State
Prashant Shukle, Director General, Natural Resources Canada, Canada
Prashant Shukle Director General
Natural Resources Canada
HE Michael A.N.N. Oquaye Esq., High Commissioner, Ghana,
HE Michael A.N.N. Oquaye Esq. High Commissioner

Plenary 5: Location Analytics

Location intelligence supports analysis and decision making, delivering spatial insights via GIS-enabled applications, including enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) and geo-social networking. Such location analytics help optimize business decisions, location advertising, and location marketing, such as siting of new stores, dealerships, branch offices, etc; or analyzing buying habits and demographics of customers. Insurance and financial services, on the other hand, use location intelligence to simulate risk and verify claims. The session will feature business users from mainstream industries discussing the importance of location analytics in their operations.

Plenary Panel

Pallava Bagla, Journalist, NDTV, India
Pallava Bagla Journalist
Lakshmi Narayan Rao, Director & Leader - Digital Transformation,  CISCO, India & SAARC
Lakshmi Narayan Rao Director & Leader - Digital Transformation
India & SAARC
Hitesh Upadhyay, Asia-Pacific Leader</br>The Weather Company</br>an IBM Business
Hitesh Upadhyay Asia-Pacific Leader
The Weather Company
an IBM Business
Manoj Mishra, General Manager - India, Ground Truth,  India
Manoj Mishra General Manager - India
Ground Truth
Nitin Chugh, Country Head - Digital Banking,  HDFC Bank Limited, India
Nitin Chugh Country Head - Digital Banking
HDFC Bank Limited