Conference Programme

TUESDAY 23rd MAY

DIGITAL INNOVATION FOR GEOMATICS AND GEOSPATIAL

09.30

Welcome

Steven Eglinton, Conference Chairman, Director, GeoEnable, Vice Chair AGI

FACILITATOR: Andrew Coote, Chief Executive, ConsultingWhere

KEYNOTE

09.40

Defining and delivering a spatially-enabled economy

Speaker to be confirmed

PANEL DEBATE
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The way ahead – How a digital geospatial strategy will support a resilient economy

Resilience can be interpreted in many ways covering applications from civil contingency to national security. It can also relate to sustaining economic growth and stability. Both are high on the national agenda with an urgent need to adapt to climate change and protect the country from terrorism key responses related to the former challenges and finding a new economic model for a post-Brexit world under the latter.

Fortunately, to help us respond, technological advances, in the form of a plethora of new earth observation satellites, drones and street view data capture platforms, advances in robotics, big data predictive analytics and ‘people as sensors’, are just a few of the innovations at our disposal. To discuss these ‘big issues’ and how they are increasingly impacting our industry, we have assembled a panel of key influencers from the public and private sector, representing both suppliers and consumers of location information. How are these big issues increasingly impacting our industry?

KEYNOTE

Ordnance Survey

Geospatial: Innovation, integration and impact

Nigel Clifford, Chief Executive Officer, Ordnance Survey

Catapult Satellite Applications

The integration of satellite data into geospatial

Stuart Martin, Chief Executive Officer, Satellite Applications Catapult

GEO_ESRI_UK

What the market needs from National Mapping Agencies and the space industry

Charles Kennelly, CTO, ESRI, UK

Innovation and Disruptive Geospatial Solutions

SESSION CHAIR: Simon Navin, Smart Cities Projects Lead at Ordnance Survey

KEYNOTE

12.00
GEO_ESRI

Where is the disruption…

Brent Jones, Global Manager Land Records/ Cadastre, Esri, USA

12.25
HERE

The Autonomous Vehicle – a disruptive force in the information infrastructure of our world

Peter Beaumont, Director, EMEA Enterprise Customer & Market Development at HERE

12.50
Tinymobilerobots

Efficient outdoor stake out with autonomous robot

Jens Peder Kristensen, Chief Executive Officer, TinyMobileRobots, Denmark

The Importance of Standards in a Data Centric World

SESSION CHAIR: James Kavanagh, Director Land Group, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
14.00
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Standards for better city decision-making

Dan Palmer, Head of Market Development, British Standards Institution (BSI UK)

14.25
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IFC and COBie: The essential guide to BIM Standards and why we need them

Phil Jackson, Building Smart and UK Representative Infrastructure Room

14.50
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OGC and buildingSMART International: An open standards partnership

Scott Simmons, Executive Director of Standards Program, Communications and Outreach at Open Geospatial Consortium

Geospatial ‘spin offs’ into the wider world

SESSION CHAIR: Steven Eglinton, Managing Director, GeoEnable Ltd and AGI Representative
16.10
GEO_realSim

Geospatial Game Engines – A game changer for the way we see the World?

Gavin Duffy, Director, RealSim, Ireland

KEYNOTE

16.35

Digital Engineering – a real physical, personnel and cyber security challenge

UK Government Security Engineer

17.20

Closing remarks

Steven Eglinton, Conference Chairman, Director, GeoEnable, Vice Chair AGI

WEDNESDAY 24th MAY

GEOSPATIAL, UNDERPINNING INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

09.30

Welcome

Steven Eglinton, Conference Chairman, Director, GeoEnable, Vice Chair AGI

FACILITATOR: Antony Oliver, Editorial Consultant and Infrastructure Specialist

KEYNOTE

09.40
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dRMM Architects

Infrastructure investment at the heart of a new industrial strategy for a post-Brexit UK

Sadie Morgan, Design Panel Chair, High Speed Two, National Infrastructure Commissioner, Director dRMM Architects

Infrastructure investment sits at the heart of the blueprint for a new industrial strategy which Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled in January. This strategy is designed to kick start a transformation in living standards across a post-Brexit UK via ten ‘pillars’ of action to tackle the UK’s poor productivity record, boost the nation’s competitiveness, and rebalance the economy beyond London and the South East to drive growth across the regions.

The strategy confirms the UK government’s intention to upgrade the nation’s infrastructure as a means to drive economic growth. Investment in transport, energy and communications infrastructure is highlighted, as is the need to tackle the on-going housing crisis and stimulate construction of promised million new homes by 2020.

Sadie will draw on her work with the HS2 project and share her views on the need to drive investment in good design, innovation and technology to ensure that the UK infrastructure planning delivery have the skills needed to embrace the future.

PANEL DEBATE
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The Future of Industry: Developing a strategy for Smart Infrastructure – A whole life approach to infrastructure design

The infrastructure sector is racing to embrace a digitally enhanced, smart technology solution as a means to deliver the lower cost, lower carbon, whole life and truly sustainable approach to asset management that asset owners demand.

The challenge for owners and across the supply chain is how to develop deliverable and affordable investment strategies that embraces the emerging and rapidly evolving smart infrastructure technologies. How do they switch focus from capital costs to whole life value.

Sadie Morgan, Design Panel Chair, High Speed Two, National Infrastructure Commissioner, Director dRMM Architects +
Jennifer Schooling, Director, Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, University of Cambridge +
Tim Chapman, Leader of Infrastructure London Group, Arup +
Nic Cary, Head of Data Policy, Central Research Team, Department for Transport +

Innovations in Land and Property Management

SESSION CHAIR: TBC
12.00
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Geo Intelligence – trends in smart places

Jos Creese, Chief Executive, CCL - Independent Digital Advisor for the public and private sectors, Principal Analyst, Eduserv. Associate Director, Socitm. BCS Immediate Past President [2015/16] – The Chartered Institute for IT

12.25
Ordnance Survey

The Internet Of Things, digital built Britain and beyond

Simon Navin, Programme Manager, Smart Practice, Ordnance Survey

12.50
University of Manchester

Spatial awareness – using mapping overlays to identify policy synergies and conflicts

Andreas Schulze Bäing, Lecturer in Urban Planning, University of Manchester

Question time: What is the future of the geospatial industry?

FACILITATOR: Antony Oliver, Editorial Consultant and Infrastructure Specialist
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Panel

Mike Hopkins, The Survey Association (TSA) Representative
Ed Manley, Lecturer in Smart Cities, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), University College London
Miranda Sharp, Head of Smart Cities Practice at Ordnance Survey
Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist, Google

OPEN SESSION

ALL GEO BUSINESS VISITORS WELCOME TO ATTEND
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Most people are familiar with the BBC’s Question Time, but for the uninitiated it is a topical debate programme hosted by the resplendent David Dimbleby, where a panel of guests answer questions posed by the audience.

 

Well the GEO Business Question Time won’t be televised and sadly David Dimbleby was unavailable but there will be an exciting array of panellists presided over by industry expert Antony Oliver, there will be topical questions focussing on the theme, ‘What is the future of the geospatial industry’ resulting in a heart-felt debate that is open to anyone that is visiting GEO Business. For example, the natural and built environment sector is changing rapidly. Automated “artificial intelligent” design, off-site robotic manufacture and remote, wireless monitoring will see huge changes in professional roles. Which begs the question, what is the future of the geospatial workforce?

 

Also, according to the government, the UK is ranked just 16th out of 20 OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries in terms of our technically qualified workforce. Yet, as the latest industrial strategy makes clear, for the UK economy to stand any chance of competing in a post-Brexit world, this situation must change, but how will this industry fare after we leave the EU?

15.55

Closing remarks

Steven Eglinton, Conference Chairman, Director, GeoEnable, Vice Chair AGI

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