Program Agenda

12 JANUARY (Pre-conference Agenda: By Invitation Only)
11:00 - 13:00
World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) - Executive Board Meeting
(Only for Board Members of WGIC)
15:00 - 17:30
Government – Industry Exchange Forum
(Participation by Invitation Only)
17:30 - 19:00
Welcome Reception
(Exclusively for Pre-conference Participants, Speakers and Moderators)
07:30 - 8:15 Registration and Welcome Tea/Coffee
08:10 - 8:25 Meditation Session by Meditation.Live
08:30 - 9:30 Plenary Session 1: Geospatial Industry, Public Policy and Leadership
  08:30 - 8:40 Buzz and Biz: Geospatial 2.0 Underpinning 4IR Sanjay Kumar, CEO Geospatial Media and World Geospatial Industry Council
  08:40 - 08:50 Policy Watch: US Space Policies and Global Geospatial Community Dr Scott Pace, Executive Secretary, US National Space Council
  08:50 - 9:00 Walk the Talk: Entrepreneurship and Human Development Jack Dangermond – Founder and President, Esri Inc.
  09:00 - 9:20 Face2Face: Jack Dangermond and Scott Pace
  09:00 - 9:20 Conversation: Business Transformation and Change Management Steve Berglund, President and CEO, Trimble Inc.
09:30 - 10:30 Plenary Session 2: Realtime Analytics and the Location Economy
  Moderator - Kanwar Chadha, Executive Chairman, Binatone Global; Hubble Connected Founder; Angel Investor
  09:35 - 9:45 Talking Shop Sunil Kumar, Co-founder and CEO, Ground Truth Inc.
  09:45 - 10:30 Panelists: Andy Sriubas, Chief Commercial Officer, Outfront Media
Arra G. Yerganian, Chief Brand Officer, Tivity Health
Vivek Sharma, Chief Strategy Officer, Brandscapes Worldwide
Rohan Verma, CEO, MapmyIndia
10:30 -11:00 Networking Tea Break
11:00 - 12:00 Plenary Session 3: Spatial Data Augmenting Realtime Geo-Intelligence
  Moderator - Robert Cardillo, CEO, Cardillo Group and Former Director - National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
  11:05 - 11:15 Keynote Address Daniel Nevius, Co-Founder & CEO, Analytical Space Inc.
  11:15 - 12:00 Panelists: Massimo C Comparini, CEO, e-geos, Italy
Col Ali Al Shehhi, Space Reconnaissance Centre, UAE
Lt Col Raj Agrawal, Deputy Chief Space Force Enhancement Division
James Crawford, Founder & CEO, Orbital Insight
12:00 - 13:00 Plenary Session 4: Integrated Geospatial Platform and Services: Towards a Digital Economy
  Moderator - Alessandro Annoni, Head, Digital Economy Unit, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
  12:05 - 12:15 Keynote Address: Geospatial Data Act and Platform Timothy Petty, Assistant Secretary, Department of Interior
  12:15 - 13:00 Panelists: Dr Ron S Jarmin, Deputy Director & COO, U.S. Census Bureau
Boon Khai Tan, Chief Executive, Singapore Land Authority
James Steiner, Vice President, Oracle
Ivan Deloatch, Executive Director, Federal Geographic Data Committee
William Priest, Cabinet Office, Digital Advisor, UK Government
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break and Side Events
  On the Fly Roundtable Discussion
Partcipants can choose a topic for discussion and mobilize participants. Table of 10 participants will be assigned in the hall to have discussion over lunch
  Luncheon Discussion (By invitation only)
Table 1: Advancing Role of Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure in World Economy and Society (Supported by UNSD)
Table 2: Investors Engagement with Geospatial Industry
14:30 - 16:30 Deep Dive (Breakout Parallel Sessions)
14:30 - 15:30 Location Data Platforms: Powering Anything Anywhere
  Moderator - Dipanshu Sharma, Founder & CEO, Meditation.Live
    Speakers: Javier De La Torre, Founder and CSO, Carto
Thomas Walle, Co-Founder and CEO, Unacast
Manilo Allegra, CEO, Polaris Wireless Inc
Craig Hagopian, Founder and CEO, Chalk Digital
Brent Perez, Co-Founder and President, Safegraph
15:30 - 16:30 Location Adding Competitive Advantage to BI Platforms
  Moderator - Girish Joshi, Director – Americas, Geospatial Media
    Speakers: Kartik Chandrayana, V.P Big Data Platform/Cloud- Salesforce, Founder- Twin Prime (Acquired by SFDC)
Harsh Govind, Product Manager, Artificial Intelligence/Research, BING
14:30 - 15:30 Data Fusion and Realtime Analytics - Part I
  Moderator - Mark Reichardt, Director Strategic Opportunities OGC, Co-Chair, National Geospatial Advisory Committee
    Speakers: Frank X. Avila, Director, Commercial GEOINT Discovery & Assessments Office, NGA
Dr. David J. Alexander, Senior Technologist for Resilience, Department of Homeland Security, USA
Patrick Cozzi, CEO, Cesium
Carl Newman, Executive Officer (Deputy Director), NOAA
15:30 - 16:30 Data Fusion and Realtime Analytics - Part II
  Moderator - Mark Reichardt, Director Strategic Opportunities OGC, Co-Chair, National Geospatial Advisory Committee
    Speakers: Andrew Brooks, Chief Data Officer NGA
Terrence Busch, DIA
Johnny Truong, Vice President of Engineering, Spire
Todd Mostak, CEO, OmniSci
16:30 - 17:00 Networking Tea/Coffee
17:00 - 18:00 Plenary Session 5: Investors: Mentoring and Driving Geospatial Innovation
  Moderator - Nigel Clifford, Operating Partner, Marlin Equity Partners, UK
    Panelists: Rainer Sternfeld, Venture Partner, SuperAngel
Ashu Pande, Vice President - Product and Market Development, Fabric
Peter Rabley, Venture Partner, Omidyar Network
18:00 - 19:30 Cocktails and Social Networking
19:30 - 21:30 Dinner And Awards Night
07:30 - 08:30 Registration and Welcome Tea/Coffee
07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast Meeting: Commercial Value Chain of National Geospatial Program (USGS) (By invitation only)
08:30 - 09:30 Plenary Session 6: Geospatial and Building Information Modelling: Driving Digitilization of Construction and Engineering Industry
  Moderator - Nadine Alameh, CEO, Open Geospatial Consortium
  08:45 - 9:30 Panelists: Ray O’Connor, CEO, Topcon Positioning Systems
Johannes Riegl, President, Riegl International
Lisa Campbell, CMO and SVP – Business Strategy and Marketing, Autodesk
Bhupinder Singh, Chief Product Officer, Bentley Systems
Lisa Cole, Vice President - Corporate Marketing, FARO Technologies
09:30 - 10:30 Plenary Session 7: Business Models of Space Economy: Where is the Money?
  Moderator - Anusuya Datta, Executive Editor, Geospatial Media
  09:35 – 9:45 Keynote Address Kevin O’Connell, Director – Office of Space Commerce, US Department of Commerce
  09:45 - 10:30 Panelists: Payam Banazadeh, CEO & Founder, Capella Space
John Serafini, CEO, HawkEye360
Max Polyakov, Founder & CEO, EOS Data Analytics
Ron Lopez, President & Managing Director, Astroscale U.S. Inc.
10:30 - 11:00 Networking Tea/Coffee
11:00 - 13:00 Deep Dive (Breakout Parallel Sessions)
11:00-11:40 Digital Twin and Liveable Cities
    Panelists: Renil Paramel, Strategy of Things
Jon Walton, CIO county of San Mateo
Sameer Sharma, Global GM (Cities & Transportation) for IOT Solutions, Intel
Sanjeet Pandit, Senior director of business development and head of Smart Cities, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
11:40-12:00 What's next in Digital Twins and BIM?
    Panelists: Igor Starkov, CEO, Ecodomus, Inc. USA
Alexandre Pestov, CEO and Co-founder, vGIS, Canada
12:00-12:40 GEOBIM Integration: Future of Digital Construction
    Panelists: Amr Raafat, Vice President, Virtual Design and Construction, Windover Construction, USA
Sean Henry, Chief Geospatial Integration Engineer, Bechtel Corporation, USA
11:00 - 11:45 Miniaturisation and Innovation in Sensors
  Moderator - Dr Stewart Walker, Managing Editor, Lidar Magazine
    Speakers: Anthony Baker, CEO, Satellite Vu, United Kingdom
Chris Charles Mccormick, Chairman & Founder, PlanetiQ
Stéphane Germain, President & CEO, GHGSat, Canada
11:45 – 12:00 Lightening Talk
Michael Jones, Senior Executive and Advisor, Niantic
12:00 – 12:35 Advancements in Data Processing and Transmission
  Moderator - Myrna James Yoo, Managing Editor, Apogeo Spatial
    Speakers: Shayn Hawthorne, Senior Manager, Amazon Web Services
Christopher Richins, Co-Founder & CEO, RBC Signals
Barry A. Matsumori, CEO, BridgeComm
12:35 – 13:00 Analytics – Handling all these Yottabytes
    Speakers: James Slifierz, CEO, SkyWatch Space Applications, Canada
Corentin Guillo, Founder & CEO, Bird.i
Dr Frank de Morsier, CTO and co-founder, Picterra
13:00 - 14:30 Networking Lunch and Side Events
  On the Fly Roundtable Discussion
Partcipants can choose a topic for discussion and mobilize participants. Table of 10 participants will be assigned in the hall to have discussion over lunch
  Luncheon Discussion (By invitation only)
Table 1: Defining Scope and Business Models of Public Private Partnerships
Table 2: CDO/CIO Round Table
14:30 - 15:15 Plenary Panel 8: Mapping in The Age of Autonomy
  Moderator - Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist, Google
    Panelists: Miguel Amor, Chief Marketing Officer, Hexagon Positioning Intelligence
James Wu, Co-Founder and CEO, Deep Map
Steve Milton, Co-Founder and CPO,
Ganesh Pattabiraman, Co-Founder and CEO, NextNav
15:15 – 16:15 Plenary Panel 9: The Big Debate: Data Protection and Privacy Conundrum – Who and How Much?
  Moderator - Sanjay Kumar, CEO Geospatial Media and World Geospatial Industry Council
    Debaters: Lea Shanley, Senior Fellow, Nelson Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Michael Tischler, Director, National Geospatial Program (NGP), U.S. Geological Survey
Kevin Pomfret, Director, Spatial Law Institute
Rob van de Velde, Director, Geonovum
Dean Angelides, Corporate Director International, Esri
16.15 - 16:30 Concluding Session