Alternative PNT Capabilities: Federal Leadership & Private Innovations

The Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) infrastructure is a very critical component of overall geospatial ecosystem. The technology is driving commercialization and consumerization of geospatial and location information across businesses, governance, and security. It is imperative that geospatial leadership be a part of the discussion on potential solutions around resilience and continuity of PNT services.

Roundtable will discuss:

  • Strengthening positioning infrastructure and location services
  • Emerging threats and challenges surrounding PNT services
  • Delivering alternative PNT capabilities
Digital Twin Ecosystem and its Value Proposition in Digital Cities

The essentiality of Digital Twin simulations in building the Digital Cities of the future is increasingly being recognized. A Digital Twin, developed on the foundation of integration of geospatial and BIM technologies and Internet of Things (IoT) and other technologies (5G, blockchain, and artificial intelligence), is paramount for any government (and city official) to effectively use and analyze what can be done with data to improve citizen living, create economic opportunity, and revitalize a closer community.

Digital Twin simulations based on data-rich models optimizes our towns and cities – replicates its physical features and captures its processes in real-time, offering benefits beyond imagination. Thus, Digital Twin models can help city officials to understand the energy consumption, waste management scenarios, security monitoring, mobility improvements, and infrastructure management – making city infrastructure more sustainable.

The roundtable aims to bring together leading Digital Twin providers and city officials to discuss and deliberate on the great potential of Digital Twins in the transformation of the current urban governance paradigm towards developing the Digital Cities of tomorrow.

Investors: Connecting Value Chain of Geospatial and Space

The past year has seen both Space and Location markets gaining traction from mainstream IT players, be it Amazon, Microsoft, Intel, Salesforce, SAP, Apple, IBM, and even SpaceX. At the same time, geo-location is finding itself at the foundation of business models across every walk of life. As the capabilities of the industry continue to evolve, investors are likely to see very lucrative returns, and the unlocking of additional value.

Roundtable will discuss:

  • Emerging segments and investment trends
  • Evolution of AI, ML and predictive analytics generating value for investors
  • Optimum capital lifecycle for industry growth
Sustainability of Everything

Sustainability lies at the core of world economy and society; and technology innovation has been playing leadership role in developing tools and models that can help build better, smarter, and greener world. Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure that comprises of GNSS, EOS, and GIS, and its further integration with IT and Engineering workflows put together, makes a valuable contribution towards overall understanding and management of resources and assets and serves as the foundation of digital twin and smart cities information models, thereby adding sustainability through productivity, efficiency, and compliance to ecology and environment.

Roundtable will discuss:

  • Geo4Good: Geospatial technology contribution towards mission ‘sustainability’
  • Supporting sustainability as a mission in corporate sector
Geospatial CMOs: Next Gen Branding & Positioning of Geospatial Industry

Geospatial industry is a highly under-valued and under-marketed industry and its complex composition makes it even more difficult to position. Roundtable will facilitate discussions about how to brand and position geospatial industry and the associated challenges in today’s landscape – from Chief Marketing Officers’ point of view.