Opening Keynote Session

Jack Dangermond

President
Esri

Steven Berglund

President and CEO
Trimble

Dr. Scott Pace

Executive Secretary
National Space Council

Stefan Schweinfest

Director
United Nations Statistical Division

Amy Bunszel

Senior Vice President
Design and Creation Products
Autodesk

Panelists

Space Industry Innovations and Business Directions

Moderator Jeff Tarr

Senior Advisor, TPG
Co-Chair
World Economic Forum Council on the Future of Space Technologies

Keynote Address Kevin O'Connell

Director - Office of Space Commerce
Department of Commerce

Dan Jablonsky

President
DigitalGlobe

Massimo Comparini

CEO
e-geos

FRANÇOIS LOMBARD

SVP, Head of Intelligence Business
Airbus Defence & Space

Pointers
  • Space industry would reach at least $2.7 trillion in the next three decades, up from about $350 billion in Y20171
  • Private investments in commercial space companies touched $3.9 billion in Y2017. Last 8 years have seen $25 billion in exits
  • Acquisitions and public offerings are taking venture investments from start-ups to the next level2
  • Innovative disruptions at every stage of space value chain i.e. launch vehicles; satellite sensors and constellations; ground systems; algorithms; monetization models, inter and intra industry collaborations are driving the growth3
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2 Space Angels Report 3 Geospatial Media Analytics

Innovation and Policies: Redefining Location Market

Moderator Kanwar Chadha

Executive Chairman
Binatone Global & Hubble Connected
Founder SiRF & Inovi

Sunil Kumar

CEO
GroundTruth

Jeff Glueck

CEO
Foursquare

Javier de la Torre

Founder and CEO
Carto

Gil Elbaz

Founder and CEO
Factual

Ganesh Pattabiraman

Founder and CEO
NextNav

Location Empowering Media and Advertising

Moderator Serge Matta

President
GroundTruth

Arra G. Yerganian

Chief Brand Officer
Tivity Health

Andy Sriubas

Chief Commercial Officer
OUTFRONT Media

Rakesh Verma

Managing Director & Co-Founder
MapmyIndia

Thomas Walle

Founder and CEO
Unacast

Pointers
  • BI solutions are becoming increasingly more locationcompatible enabling users to comprehend the connect relevant business trends with spatial dimensions
  • Users across verticals, such as City Administration, Telecom, Advertising, BFSI, Utilities are realizing the value in integrating location into their BI solutions, resulting in quicker and comprehensive strategic planning and day-to-day decision making
  • Estimates on the market size for LI software and solutions in 2017 vary from USD 7.4 to 9.4 billion4 with an expected growth rate of 16% CAGR till 2022
4 GVR, MarketsandMarkets, IndusrtryArc, Research&Markets, KBV Research

Investors Perspectives and Engagement with Geospatial Industry

Moderator Nigel Clifford

Operating Partner
Marlin Operations Group

Matt O'Connell

Managing Partner
Seraphim Capital

Anders Richardson

Managing Partner
Palisades Growth Capital

Auren Hoffman

CEO
Safegraph

Todd Simon

Venture Partner, DN Capital
Founder, Geospatial Alpha

Pointers
  • Space launch companies dominate venture investments while satellite companies dominate the exits5
  • Inter-industry collaborations and partnerships is the preferred route for geospatial software and solution companies to build capacities for end to end solutions and platform models5
  • North America and Europe region account for 90% of Mergers & Acquisitions for consolidation and capability acquisitions6
5 Space Angels Report 6 GeoBuiz Report 2018

GEOSPATIAL POLICIES, INNOVATIONS AND COMMERCIALIZATION

Moderator Mark Reichardt

CEO
OGC

Alessandro Annoni

Head of Unit
Joint Research Centre
European Commission

Paloma Merodio

Vice president - INEGI
Mexico

Tan Boon Khai

CEO
Singapore Land Authority

Rob vande Velde

Director
Geonovum

Jeff Jonas

Founder and CEO
Senzing

Rainer Sternfeld

GM Data Platforms & VP Strategic Projects
Intertrust

Pointers
  • Dedicated geospatial technology business incubation initiatives are evolving such as Catapult &Geovation hub (UK), space startup incubator-USA, Tectera initiative of Canada, Delta V of Australia. Twenty ESA business incubators across 17-member countries focus on commercial applications of space systems have fostered more than 650 startups since 2003
  • Piecemeal geospatial information control policies giving way to private sector participation across value chains and integrated geospatial sector governance such as UK Geospatial Commission for enhanced commercialization

Branding and Marketing Geospatial Industry: Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator Josef Strobl

Professor and Head, Department of Geoinformatics
University of Salzburg

Marianna Kantor

Chief Marketing Officer
Esri

Robert Gourdine

Vice President of Global Marketing
FARO Technologies

Christopher Barlow

Director of Strategic Relations & Communications
Tax & Accounting Government Business
Thomson Reuters

Pointers
  • Forging global geospatial industry alliance(s) to undertake geospatial sector/market development agenda jointly
  • Strengthening geospatial industry participation on international forums with focus on development agenda, open standards and integrated approach on geo information and solutions.
  • Bringing diverse set of technology and application domains under common 'Geospatial' umbrella

Driving Technologies: Extending Market Value Chain for Geospatial Industry

Moderator Keith Masback

CEO
USGIF

Nikhil Santosh Naikal

CEO
Mapper

Sandeep Singhal

Director Cloud Storage
Google

Hinnerk Gildhoff

Head of HANA Spatial
SAP

Todd Davidson

North America Sales Manager 3D Printing
HP

Kirk Burroughs

Director of Engineering
` Intel

Pointers
  • Technology disruptions enabling real time decision support systems are driving demand for seamless and precise geospatial data acquisition and processing abilities.
  • Proliferation of smart devices, seamless connectivity and advancing API economy are feeding to disruptive solutions and business models leveraging location insights.
  • Geospatial intelligence is key to Smart city and community plans.

Geospatial+BIM: Transforming Constructions and Engineering

Moderator Chris Gibson

Former EVP
Trimble Inc.

Keynote John Kizior

Global Director
Aecom

Ronald Bisio

Vice President
Geospatial
Trimble

James Van Rens

Senior Vice President
RIEGL USA

KEN MOOYMAN

Executive Vice President
Hexagon Geosystems

Ted Lamboo

Senior Vice President
Strategic Partners
Bentley Systems

Theo Agelopoulos

Senior Director-Infrastructure
Strategy and Marketing
Autodesk

Pointers
  • Digital platform businesses are growing with focus on bettering customer experience integrating location intelligence with data analytics, pattern analysis to create competitive advantages
  • Growing digitalization of businesses and governments is integrating APIs combining different skills in one customer/citizen centric applications leveraging location insights
  • Smart city initiatives require different data sets talk to each other on geospatial intelligence

Geospatial Knowledge: Adding New Dimensions to SDGs

Moderator Greg Scott

Inter-Regional Advisor
UN-GGIM, United Nations

Anne Hale Miglarese

Founder & CEO
Radiant Earth Foundation

Dean Angelides

Corporate Director
International and Alliances and Partners at ESRI Ltd

Heather Tallis

Global Managing Director and Lead Scientist for Strategy Innovation
The Nature Conservancy

Amy Coughenour Betancourt

Chief Executive Officer
Cadasta

Rolando Ocampo

Statistical and Geospatial
Regional Consultant

Pointers
  • Space imagery applications, digital communication is fundamental to address data capturing & progress monitoring
  • UNGGIM developing integrated geospatial information management framework, implementation guidelines and action plans for 2030 development agenda
  • Political will, geodetic infrastructure, collaborations and capacity building define the success of Development Agenda 2030
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2 Space Angels Report 3 Geospatial Media Analytics

Round Table for WGIC & US Government on Integrated Geospatial Policies

Moderator Barbara Ryan

former Director
Group on Earth Observations

Kumar Navalur

Director Next Gen Products
DigitalGlobe

Ivan Deloatch

Executive Director
FGDC
Department of the Interior

Dr. Jonathan Stock

Director
USGS Innovation Centre

Deirdre Dalpiaz Bishop

Chief, Geography Division
U.S. Census Bureau

Dave Alexander

Chief Geospatial Scientist
Flood APEX Program Manager
Department of Homeland Security

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