Speakers

13 JANUARY

Plenary Session 1: Geospatial Industry, Public Policy and Leadership 08:30 - 9:30

Sanjay Kumar
Sanjay Kumar

CEO Geospatial Media
and World Geospatial Industry Council

Scott Pace

Executive Secretary
US National Space Council
USA

Jack Dangermond
Jack Dangermond

Founder and President
Esri Inc.
USA

Steve Berglund
Steve Berglund

President & CEO
Trimble
USA

Plenary Session 2: Realtime Analytics and the Location Economy 09:30 - 10:30

KANWAR CHADHA
Moderator KANWAR CHADHA

Executive Chairman
Binatone Global
Hubble Connected Founder
Angel Investor

Sunil Kumar

Co-founder and CEO
Ground Truth Inc

Arra G. Yerganian

Chief Brand Officer
Tivity Health

VIVEK SHARMA

Chief Strategy Officer
Brandscapes
Worldwide
USA

Rohan Verma
Rohan Verma

CEO
MapmyIndia

GANESH PATTABIRAMAN

Co-Founder and CEO
NextNav
USA

Plenary Session 3: Spatial Data Augmenting Realtime Geo-Intelligence 11:00 - 12:00

Moderator Robert Cardillo

CEO
Cardillo Group and Former Director
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

Daniel Nevius
Keynote Address Daniel Nevius

Co-Founder & CEO
Analytical Space Inc.

Pier Francesco Cardillo
Pier Francesco Cardillo

Head – Digital transformation
e-geos
Italy

Col Ali Al Shehhi
Col Ali Al Shehhi

Space Reconnaissance Centre
UAE

JAMES CRAWFORD
JAMES CRAWFORD

Founder & CEO
Orbital Insight

Plenary Session 4: Integrated Geospatial Platform and Services: Towards a Digital Economy 12:00 - 13:00

Keith
Moderator Keith J. Masback

Principal Consultant, Plum Run, LLC

Timothy Petty
Keynote Address Timothy Petty

Assistant Secretary
Department of Interior

DR. RON S. JARMIN

Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer
U.S. Census Bureau
USA

NG Siau Yong

Director
GeoSpatial and Data & Chief Data Officer
Singapore Land Authority

James Steiner
James Steiner

Vice President
Oracle

IVAN DELOATCH

Executive Director
Federal Geographic Data Committee
USA

GEOLOCATION

Location Data Platforms: Powering Anything Anywhere 14:30 - 15:30

Moderator DIPANSHU SHARMA

Founder
Meditation.Live
USA

Brent Perez

Co-Founder and President
Safegraph

JAVIER DE LA TORRE
JAVIER DE LA TORRE

Founder and CSO
CARTO
USA

THOMAS WALLE

Co-Founder and CEO
Unacast

Manilo Allegra

CEO
Polaris Wireless Inc

Craig Hagopian

Founder and CEO
Chalk Digital

Location Adding Competitive Advantage to BI Platforms 15:30 - 16:30

Girish Joshi
Moderator Girish Joshi

Director – Americas
Geospatial Media

Loren Hillberg
Loren Hillberg

Partner Group Program Manager
BING Maps

KARTIK CHANDRAYANA
KARTIK CHANDRAYANA

V.P Big Data Platform/Cloud- Salesforce
Founder- Twin Prime (Acquired by SFDC)

Jayant Sharma
DR. Jayant Sharma

Director
Spatial and Graph Product Management
Oracle

Joe Francica

Sr. Director
Software Solutions
Pitney Bowes

DEAN ANGELIDES

Corporate Director International
Esri
USA

GEOINTELLIGENCE

Data Fusion and Realtime Analytics - Part I 14:30 - 15:30

MARK REICHARDT
Moderator MARK REICHARDT

Director Strategic Opportunities OGC
Co-Chair
National Geospatial Advisory Committee

Frank X. Avila
Frank X. Avila

Director
Commercial GEOINT Discovery & Assessments Office
NGA

David Alexander
Dr. David J. Alexander

Senior Technologist for Resilience
Department of Homeland Security
USA

Patrick Cozzi
Patrick Cozzi

CEO
Cesium
USA

Carl Newman

Executive Officer (Deputy Director)
NOAA

Data Fusion and Realtime Analytics - Part II 15:30-16:30

MARK REICHARDT
Moderator MARK REICHARDT

Director Strategic Opportunities OGC
Co-Chair
National Geospatial Advisory Committee

Carl Newman
Andrew Brooks

Chief Data Scientist NGA

Johnny
Johnny Truong

Vice President of Engineering
Spire

Anne Hale Miglarese

Founder and CEO
Radiant Earth Foundation

Plenary Session 5: Investors: Mentoring and Driving Geospatial Innovation 17:00 - 18:00

NIGEL CLIFFORD
Moderator NIGEL CLIFFORD

Operating Partner
Marlin Equity Partners
UK

Ashu Pande
Ashu Pande

Vice President - Product and Market Development
Fabric

Neil Churman
Neil Churman

Director
7 Mile Advisors

14 JANUARY

Plenary Session 6: GEOBIM: Driving Digitalization of Construction and Engineering Industry 08:30 - 09:45

NADINE ALAMEH
Moderator NADINE ALAMEH

CEO
Open Geospatial Consortium
USA

Lisa Campbell
Lisa Campbell

CMO and SVP – Business Strategy and Marketing
Autodesk

Andreas Gerster
Andreas Gerster

Vice President
Global Construction BIM-CIM
FARO

Jims van Rens
Jims van Rens

Senior Vice President and Riegl Group Special Advisor
Riegl USA

Mark Schwartz
Mark Schwartz

Vice-President
Civil Construction Software Systems
Trimble

Plenary Session 6: Digital Twins Redefining Digital Cities 09:00 – 09:30

NADINE ALAMEH
Moderator NADINE ALAMEH

CEO
Open Geospatial Consortium
USA

Ray O'Connor
Ray O'Connor

CEO
Topcon Positioning Systems

Bhupinder-Singh
Bhupinder Singh

Chief Product Officer
Bentley Systems
USA

Plenary Session 7: Business Models of Space Economy: Where is the Money? 09:45 - 10:45

Anusuya Datta
Moderator Anusuya Datta

Executive Editor
Geospatial Media

Kevin O'Connell
Keynote Address Kevin O'Connell

Director - Office of Space Commerce
US Department of Commerce
USA

Payam Banazadeh

CEO & Founder
Capella Space
USA

Max Polyakov

Founder & CEO
EOS Data Analytics
USA

Ron Lopez

President & Managing Director
Astroscale U.S. Inc.
USA

DIGITAL CITIES

Building Digital Cities with BIM, IoT and Big Data 11:15 - 11:55

Gavin Schrock
Moderator Gavin Schrock

PLS, Editor
xyHT Magazine
Canada

Renil Paramel
Renil Paramel

Strategy of Things

Jon Walton
Jon Walton

CIO county of San Mateo

Suman A Sehra

Global Director, IoT Smart Cities & Intelligent Transportation
Intel Corporation

Sanjeet Pandit

Senior director of business development and head of Smart Cities
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

What’s new in Digital Twins? 11:55 - 12:15

Jeremiah Karpowicz
Moderator Jeremiah Karpowicz

Executive Editor
Diversified Communications
USA

Igor Starkov
Igor Starkov

CEO
Ecodomus
Inc. USA

Alexandre Pestov
Alexandre Pestov

CEO and Co-founder
vGIS
Canada

GEOBIM Integration for Better Design and Smart Construction 12:15 - 12:45

Ananya Narain
Moderator Ananya Narain

AEC Vertical Lead
Geospatial Media and Communications
India

Amr Raafat
Amr Raafat

Vice President
Virtual Design and Construction
Windover Construction USA

Sean Henry
Sean Henry

Chief Geospatial Integration Engineer
Bechtel Corporation
USA

Donna
Donna, M. Huey

Senior Vice President
ATKINS
member of the SNC-Lavalin Group

Mapping of Underground Utility Infrastructure 12:45 - 13:15

Gavin Schrock
Moderator Gavin Schrock

PLS, Editor
xyHT Magazine
Canada

Manish Tandon
Manish Tandon

CEO
CSS Corp

Geert
Geert De Coensel.

Founder & CEO
Merkator

NEW SPACE

Miniaturisation and Innovation in Sensors 11:15 - 12:00

Dr Stewart Walker
Moderator Dr Stewart Walker

Managing Editor
Lidar Magazine

Anthony Baker

CEO
SatelliteVu
United Kingdom

Chris McCormick

Chairman & Founder
PlanetiQ

Jean-Francois Gauthier

Vice President - Sales and Marketing
GHGSat
CANADA

Lightening Talk 12:00 - 12:15

Michael Jones

Senior Executive and Advisor
Niantic
USA

Advancements in Data Processing and Transmission 12:15 - 12:45

Myrna
Moderator Myrna James Yoo

Managing Editor
Apogeo Spatial

SHAYN HAWTHORNE
SHAYN HAWTHORNE

Senior Manager
Amazon Web Services
USA

CHRISTOPHER RICHINS
CHRISTOPHER RICHINS

Co-Founder & CEO
RBC Signals
USA

Michael-Abad
Michael Abad Santos

SVP - Business Development and Strategy
BridgeComm

Analytics – Handling all these Yottabytes 12:45 - 13:15

Moderator Dr Kumar Navulur

Senior Director
Global Business Development
Maxar Technologies

JAMES SLIFIERZ

CEO
SkyWatch Space Applications
Canada

Dr Frank de Morsier

CTO and co-founder
Picterra

Tim Pavlick
Tim Pavlick

VP Product
HawkEye360

Rafael Guzman

Founder & CTO
Satlantis

Plenary Panel 8: Mapping in The Age of Autonomy 14:30 - 15:15

Ed Parsons
Moderator Ed Parsons

Geospatial Technologist
Google

Miguel Amor

Chief Marketing Officer
Hexagon Positioning Intelligence

James Wu
James Wu

Co-Founder and CEO
Deep Map

Steve Milton

Co-Founder and CPO
Moove.ai
USA

Plenary Panel 9: The Big Debate: Data Protection and Privacy Conundrum – Who and How Much? 15:15 - 16:15

Sanjay Kumar
Moderator Sanjay Kumar

CEO Geospatial Media
and World Geospatial Industry Council

Dr. Michael Tischler

Director
National Geospatial Program (NGP)
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
USA

rob
ROB VAN DE VELDE

Director
Geonovum
The Netherlands

Greg Scott
Greg-Scott

Inter-Regional Advisor
Global Geospatial Information Management
United Nations

LEA SHANLEY
LEA SHANLEY, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow
Nelson Institute
University of Wisconsin-Madison USA

Kevin Pomfret
Kevin Pomfret

Director
Spatial Law Institute

DEAN ANGELIDES

Corporate Director International
Esri
USA

Arnout Desmet
Arnout Desmet

Vice President Maps
TomTom

Dr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse
Dr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse

Executive Director
Strategic Consulting
Spatial Vision
Australia