Speaker Bio & Abstract

Andy Wilson Region Director-UK and Europe
Ordnance Survey
United Kingdom

BiographyAndy Wilson is Region Director, UK, Europe, Central Asia, Southern Africa and Americas for Ordnance Survey, Britains National Mapping Agency. He provides advice to governments on spatial agreements and SDIs on delivering substantive economic, environmental and citizen benefits.

He has over 30 years experience, first as a surveyor with OS, then Head of Public Sector where he developed the Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA) for Great Britain. which brought together 4000+ organisations to use the same spatial data under a common spatial reference system.

He is a member of the Chartered Management Institute and Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society.AbstractDave Stow, Ordnance Survey | Peter Shaw, Trimble Land Administration Solutions Group | Rich Nash, IBM UK There has been much media excitement about blockchain technologies and their potential to revolutionize commerce, trade, supply chains, and, indeed, Land Administration. But, is it real, and where is the value to our citizens, economy and society

Ordnance Survey of Great Britain, Trimble and IBM have come together to provide insight into the upsides and the risks associated with this technology-lead transformation. This partnership combines land administration domain experience, government technology and guardianship, and technology leadership to bring a measured perspective to the topic.

This paper will give decision-makers insight into the benefits and difficulties of moving to a Smart Land Registry - one where software driven land transactions become possible. We will examine the role blockchain has to play in the arsenal of potential technical approaches that could be leveraged - focusing on 1) enabling greater trust between citizens and the land authority; 2) providing a foundation for better information flow between government departments and out into business; and 3) in creating opportunities for a higher liquidity land market that enables fractional and foreign investment.

Furthermore, we will propose a value-focused and achievable roadmap to adoption recognizing the realities of operating a land authority.