Technical Sessions

 

5G, Cloud & IoT

Although the impact of 5G on IoT and Cloud technologies remains to be seen, many industry experts agreed they’re definitely not mutually exclusive.

Continuous advancement in connectivity and cloud computing technology has allowed immense wealth of geospatial data to be accessible and shared easily over the Internet. Today, there’re companies providing platforms for users not only to browse geospatial data, but to perform analysis and mapping on the fly as well. 5G’s ultra-reliable low-latency connectivity with Cloud technology will push geospatial data to far greater reach, which enhance its value and foster more collaborations among communities.

Similarly, 5G is the foundation for realizing the full potential of IoT. Businesses are using a variety of IoT sensors and devices to monitor assets – be it an infrastructure, an entire building, a shipment or even workforces. These sensors provide unique location and time information along with other real-time data about the assets monitored. Data collected from the IoT sensors can be used to track bottlenecks or inefficiencies in workflows and optimize decision-making.

ModeratorRemco Takken, Associate Director - Industry Engagement and Partnerships, World Geospatial Industry Council, The Netherlands

Remco Takken

World Geospatial Industry Council
Moderator

Remco Takken

Associate Director - Industry Engagement and Partnerships, World Geospatial Industry Council, The Netherlands
Salvatore Amaduzzi, Professor, University of Udine, Italy

Salvatore Amaduzzi

University of Udine

Salvatore Amaduzzi

Professor, University of Udine, Italy
Brian L. Soliday, Chief Revenue Officer, Voxelmaps, USA

Brian L. Soliday

Voxelmaps

Brian L. Soliday

Chief Revenue Officer, Voxelmaps, USA
Gerhard Deiters, Partner, BHO Legal, Germany

Gerhard Deiters

BHO Legal

Gerhard Deiters

Partner, BHO Legal, Germany
 

AI & Data Science

There’re various new sources of geospatial data today that provide the opportunity for users to develop solutions to complex societal and environmental problems. Geospatial data science leverages advances in geo-computation, geo-visual analytics, open geospatial data, and spatial thinking to support analytical reasoning and informed decision making in a variety of real-world contexts. New technologies such as cloud-based high performance processing power, the Internet of Things, and Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning (AI/ML) have further revolutionized quality of insights generated from geospatial Data Science.

ModeratorDouwe Blanksma, Founder, Ruimteschepper, The Netherlands

Douwe Blanksma

Ruimteschepper
Moderator

Douwe Blanksma

Founder, Ruimteschepper, The Netherlands
Otto Huisman, International Business Director, Tensing, The Netherlands

Otto Huisman

Tensing

Otto Huisman

International Business Director, Tensing, The Netherlands
Ivo de Liefde, Data Scientist, Tensing, The Netherlands

Ivo de Liefde

Tensing

Ivo de Liefde

Data Scientist, Tensing, The Netherlands
Arnoud Wessel, Senior Process Technologist, Evides, The Netherlands

Arnoud Wessel

Evides

Arnoud Wessel

Senior Process Technologist, Evides, The Netherlands
Stefanie Supper, CEO & Founder, Pointly, Germany

Stefanie Supper

Pointly

Stefanie Supper

CEO & Founder, Pointly, Germany
SpeakerWeigang Yan, Senior Data Scientist, Cambridge City Council, United Kingdom

Weigang Yan

Cambridge City Council
Speaker

Weigang Yan

Senior Data Scientist, Cambridge City Council, United Kingdom
Ervin Ruci, CTO, geocode.xyz, Canada

Ervin Ruci

geocode.xyz

Ervin Ruci

CTO, geocode.xyz, Canada
Nikolai Janakiev, Data Engineer, Freelance Data Engineer, Austria

Nikolai Janakiev

Freelance Data Engineer

Nikolai Janakiev

Data Engineer, Freelance Data Engineer, Austria
Magdalena Wilczek, Principal Consultant, Mott MacDonald

Magdalena Wilczek

Mott MacDonald

Magdalena Wilczek

Principal Consultant, Mott MacDonald
 

SDI & Digital Cadaster

An operational national SDI contributes greatly to nation’s development and can support a wide variety of decisions at all levels of society. It promotes collaborations between different agencies, corporations, and institutions with common goals to reduce redundancy in geospatial data creation and maintenance, improve access to geospatial data, and improve the accuracy of geospatial data used by the broader community.

Cadastral or property boundaries data is one of the most important datasets of a country. Keeping it accurate, modern and easily accessible will deliver cost and time savings in property development and real estate, and provide better information for utilities and asset management. Having a digital cadastral database also enables property boundary information to be more easily used in the broader spatial domain.

ModeratorEwa Surma, Director of Strategy, International Cooperation and Public Information, Head Office of Geodesy and Cartography, Poland

Ewa Surma

Head Office of Geodesy and Cartography
Moderator

Ewa Surma

Director of Strategy, International Cooperation and Public Information, Head Office of Geodesy and Cartography, Poland
Uche O. Ajene, Senior Communications Manager, eHealth Africa, Nigeria

Uche O. Ajene

eHealth Africa

Uche O. Ajene

Senior Communications Manager, eHealth Africa, Nigeria
Hala Bayoumi, Head of Digital Humanities Department, CEDEJ-CNRS, Egypt

Hala Bayoumi

CEDEJ-CNRS

Hala Bayoumi

Head of Digital Humanities Department, CEDEJ-CNRS, Egypt
Sampo Savolainen, CTO, Spatineo, Finland

Sampo Savolainen

Spatineo

Sampo Savolainen

CTO, Spatineo, Finland
Miriam Gonzalez, Partnership Manager, UP42, Germany

Miriam Gonzalez

UP42

Miriam Gonzalez

Partnership Manager, UP42, Germany
Eduard Roccatello, CTO, 3DGIS, Italy

Eduard Roccatello

3DGIS

Eduard Roccatello

CTO, 3DGIS, Italy
Quadri Adebayo, HChief Manager (Technical), Sambus Geospatial, Austria

Quadri Adebayo

Sambus Geospatial

Quadri Adebayo

HChief Manager (Technical), Sambus Geospatial, Austria
Ruben Van De Kerchove, Project Manager,  Vito, Belgium

Ruben Van De Kerchove

Vito

Ruben Van De Kerchove

Project Manager, Vito, Belgium
Begad Adel, Co-Founder & CEO, Vamp Up, The Netherlands

Begad Adel

Vamp Up

Begad Adel

Co-Founder & CEO, Vamp Up, The Netherlands
 

Disaster Management

Today, the world is experiencing a new era of disasters. From hurricanes to pandemics, the frequency and intensity of disasters are becoming more severe than ever seen before. Disaster management professionals require real-time information and analytics from a variety of sources to create high-level situational awareness that supports effective disaster preparedness and response operations. Geo-location and Earth observation data will play a key role.

Moderator & Lead SpeakerMilan Konecny, Professor, Cartography and Geoinformatics, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

Milan Konecny

Masaryk University
Moderator & Lead Speaker

Milan Konecny

Professor, Cartography and Geoinformatics, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Richard Delf, Remote Sensing Scientist, Orbital Micro Systems, UK

Richard Delf

Orbital Micro Systems

Richard Delf

Remote Sensing Scientist, Orbital Micro Systems, UK
Mikael Stern, CEO, I-CONIC Vision, Sweden

Mikael Stern

I-CONIC Vision

Mikael Stern

CEO, I-CONIC Vision, Sweden
Fabio Villa, Geospatial Data Manager,  Imageo srl, Italy

Fabio Villa

Imageo srl

Fabio Villa

Geospatial Data Manager, Imageo srl, Italy
R. Ramakrishnan, Managing Director, Geokno, India

R. Ramakrishnan

Geokno

R. Ramakrishnan

Managing Director, Geokno, India
Samy Ismail Elmahdy, Geospatial Scientist, Geospatial Analysis Center (GAC), American University of Sharjah, UAE

Samy Ismail Elmahdy

American University of Sharjah

Samy Ismail Elmahdy

Geospatial Scientist, Geospatial Analysis Center (GAC), American University of Sharjah, UAE
 

Geo4Telcos

Telecommunication industry continues to be one of the most competitive industries with rapid evolution. Telecom companies (Telcos) need to effectively manage their network infrastructure in order to stay competitive and to achieve growth. In order to do that, Telcos require thorough understanding and analysis of the location of their network assets, facilities and customers’ demography.

ModeratorBERT KLAASSENS, Senior Economic Advisor, Authority for Consumers and Markets, The Netherlands

BERT KLAASSENS

Authority for Consumers and Markets
Moderator

BERT KLAASSENS

Senior Economic Advisor, Authority for Consumers and Markets, The Netherlands
John van Luijk, IT Architect Inventory Management GIS, KPN

John van Luijk

KPN

John van Luijk

IT Architect Inventory Management GIS, KPN
Luc De Heyn, Chief Commercial Officer, Merkator

Luc De Heyn

Merkator

Luc De Heyn

Chief Commercial Officer, Merkator
Edward Bagnall, Sales Executive, 3-GIS, Switzerland

Edward Bagnall

3-GIS

Edward Bagnall

Sales Executive, 3-GIS, Switzerland
Romain Charlon, Product Manager, LuxCarta, France

Romain Charlon

LuxCarta

Romain Charlon

Product Manager, LuxCarta, France
 

LiDAR System & Application

LiDAR scanning technology has contributed to so many applications for mapping, providing detailed information and data on the environment. The technology has become a tool of choice for the built environment sector as well, especially for the creation of Digital Twins, either of an infrastructure asset, a building or an entire city.

ModeratorLena Halounova, Secretary General, International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Lena Halounova

International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Moderator

Lena Halounova

Secretary General, International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Sebastien de la Bastie, Chief Business Officer, Outsight, France

Sebastien de la Bastie

Outsight

Sebastien de la Bastie

Chief Business Officer, Outsight, France
Falco Joosten, Product Manager, Cyclomedia, The Netherlands

Falco Joosten

Cyclomedia

Falco Joosten

Product Manager, Cyclomedia, The Netherlands
Stefan Oeldenberger, Partner Network Manager, Schneider Digital, Germany

Stefan Oeldenberger

Schneider Digital

Stefan Oeldenberger

Partner Network Manager, Schneider Digital, Germany
Tushar Chhabra, CEO, CRON AI, India

Tushar Chhabra

CRON AI

Tushar Chhabra

CEO, CRON AI, India
Prashant S. Alatgi, Managing Director, Prashant Advanced Survey, India

Prashant S. Alatgi

Prashant Advanced Survey

Prashant S. Alatgi

Managing Director, Prashant Advanced Survey, India
Jordan Bates, Doctoral Researcher, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Jordan Bates

Forschungszentrum Jülich

Jordan Bates

Doctoral Researcher, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany