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7-9 April 2020 / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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#geospatialbydefault | What the Thought Leaders Say

GWF 2019

"Geospatial community needs more diversity – students, start-ups, women and initiatives from the developing nations to tap the true potential of this technology and make the #GeospatialByDefault movement a success"

DORINE BURMANJE Chair of Executive Board, Kadaster

"We are moving towards exponentially changing world, creating many problems and threatening our life support. Geospatial technology provides the best platform to rapidly scale this work and make our world the better living place."

JACK DANGERMOND President, Esri | Chairman, WGIC

"Reality of climate change and natural disasters has only escalated in recent times. The answer to all these challenge is difficult to find. But at the root of all lies the need for good spatial data."

SYBILLA DEKKER Honorary Minister of State | Former Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, The Netherlands

"Indian sees the development as the primary goal and to make it real there is a need to leapfrog in terms of technology and geospatial has the biggest role to play in it."

VENU RAJAMONY Indian Ambassador to The Netherlands

"Ghana is integrating the technology everywhere for holistic development of the nation and the Government of Ghana is committed to work with private geospatial players"

BENITO OWUSU-BIO Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Ghana

"Spatial Data has been deeply integrated into real-time model centric solutions. A workflow exists between "as-in data" capture to modeling to physical action and back again. The constructible model is enabled by precision spatial data."

STEVE BERGLUND President and CEO, Trimble

"Digital engineering is 'renewing the old' and 'building the new' and it is the new growth engine for AEC market, transforming industries."

B.V.R. MOHAN REDDY Executive Chairman, Cyient

"We have more dynamic data coming for which you need more dynamic technologies. Transformation or re-projection causes errors if the technology is not smart"

CHRISTOPHER DE PRETER Chief Sales Officer, Hexagon Geospatial

"For public transport, location is key to planning and monitoring especially for navigation, geospatial is important for land use information, autonomous vehicles and policy making for development."

MOHAMED MEZGHANI Secretary-General, International Association of Public Transport

"ITU has a crucial role to play in the digital economy; the participants of ITU are looking to collaborate with diverse industries. We need to work in collaboration especially in terms of technology and standardization"

MALCOLM JOHNSON Deputy Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union

"For 5G we need a multi-sensor approach. It is important to add the human element on the physical element for innovation."

JEFF GLUECK CEO, Foursquare

#geospatialbydefault movement: a success

Geospatial World Forum 2019 took place from 2-4 April 2019 in Taets Art & Event Park, Amsterdam-ZNSTD. We would like to thank all sponsors, partners, speakers and attendees for a successful event.

#geospatialbydefault story in numbers

1121 Participants
535 Organizations
72 Countries
279 Speakers
45 Exhibitors

Geographical representation

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