Speaker Bio & Abstract

Jessica Torres Marketing & Communications Manager

BiographyMs Jessica Torres is part of the Marketing & Business Development team at Immergis, a company focusing on Geographical Information Systems (GIS) applied to linear infrastructures management. Immergis provides large-scale surveying services, data collection and analysis, GIS data monitoring solutions, and consulting services.

Infrastructure networks managers usually require Immergis services to get effective and accurate data and information, such as condition assessment and audits, assets inventories, georeferenced database creation and update, GIS and Asset Management System solutions implementation, etc.

Based on her different experiences in foreign countries and in the infrastructure management sector, the role of Ms Torres in Immergis is to develop the activities abroad and set up an international partners network. She also oversees the marketing and communications of Immergis in France and internationally. AbstractEffective asset management -from transportation to utilities and urban construction - plays a key role from enhancing economic growth to improving the quality of life inside communities. For instance, road asset management through Geospatial data and technologies is one of the pathways to sustainable management and investment efficiency for maintaining the road safe while insuring mobility.

As an international company specialized in the use of Geospatial data dedicated to linear infrastructure's asset management (road, rail, utilities network, urban planning, etc.), we have had the opportunity to participate and be a part of different geospatial projects around the world. Our team is currently in charge of the Open Cities Africa project from the World Bank in Senegal and Congo, a project that emphasized the importance of geospatial data for urban resilience and adaptation to climate change.

Through our presentation, we will showcase how to use Geospatial data to optimize management and investment regarding road asset management, urban planning, smart cities, etc. With figures and case studies we will highlight best practices and their impacts in resources and budgeting optimization. Benefits of the use of innovative methods, such as flexible mobile mapping systems, web GIS platforms and apps for linear infrastructure data management will be displayed.