Speaker Bio & Abstract

Matthew Pennells Digital Transformation BD Manager

BiographyMatthew Pennells is an Information Management professional, specialising in location intelligence and digital business transformation, with an extensive career in public, private and voluntary sectors. Currently Matthew heads up Digital Transformation at Esris Dubai office covering the MEA region. He also volunteers his time to support GIS Professionals and the humanitarian sector. His work with the international humanitarian mapping charity MapAction has seen him deployed to disaster affected areas around the world. Through his work and volunteering, Matthew has gathered a diverse but tailored set of skills ranging from location driven digital business transformation, effective business leadership, to demonstrating the value of information management and user engagement.AbstractFor those in the industry, one could argue data science, big data and advanced analytics are nothing new. If anything the technology has finally caught up with the questions we have been asking of data for many years. During this session we will highlight how the surge of relevant buzz words is creating both opportunities and challenges for the geospatial industry. The speed of change is another differentiating factor that can be post positive and negative. Learn how you can keep the competitive edge in your orgnisation regardless of sector or type. Hear about Esriís global perspective as well as practical steps to keeping in the data game.