Speakers and Agenda revealed for the Geospatial Insights SIG event
Posted on 04/11/2019
As part of the community building and cross collaboration goals of the Geospatial Insights Special Interest Group, the Maintenance of Infrastructure Assets using Geospatial Insights event, 21st Nov in Birmingham, is bringing together experts from across a range of sectors. The focus is on future proofing infrastructure and the challenges and opportunities this holds.
The day will open with David Edgeton, Hans Rausing Professor of the History of Science and Technology at King’s College London, delivering the first keynote speech with an introduction to the culture and value of maintenance. The first-panel session follows on, exploring the challenges faced by asset managers in making decisions about maintenance. In the second panel, technology companies will try to tackle some of the issues raised by showcasing how geospatial insights can support decision making. The second keynote address of the day will be delivered by Paula Claytonsmith, Managing Director at Gaist, who will provide an insightful perspective on the role of technology and innovation to support the UK’s digital transformation.
After lunch, we will hear from Geoff Zeiss, OGC, on the value of statistics to reduce accidents. Following this, the Geospatial Commission’s Holger Kessler will update the audience on the National Underground Asset Registry (NUAR) and a panel will discuss the challenges of mapping underground assets. In the last panel, we will explore how to build a digital UK by looking at digital twins, BIM and platform-based solutions.
09:00 Registration – coffee/tea
09:50 Welcome and introduction from the KTN – Luca Budello
10:00 Keynote 1: The Culture and Value of Maintenance in the UK – David Edgerton, Kings College
10:30 Panel Session 1: The Challenges of Maintaining Infrastructure Assets
Chair: Mike Moseley, KTN
Panellists: Richard Shires, Highways England
Sophie Stouki, Head of GIS, Costain
11:20 Coffee break
11:40 Panel Session 2: The Role of Geospatial Insights to Support Decision Making
Chair: Gemma Ball, Satellite Applications Catapult
Panellists: Andrew Iwanoczko , Telespazio VEGA UK
Richard Vilton, EMU Analytics
Brittany Harris, Qualis Flow
Adam Smith, Intrepid Minds
12:30 Keynote 2: Geospatial Insights to Support UK’s Digital Transformation – Paula Claytonsmith, Managing Director, Gaist
12:50 Lunch & 1:1 Networking Meetings
14:00 Keynote 3: The Value of Good Statistics to Reduce Accidents – Geoff Zeiss, OGC.
14:45 Panel Session 3: Buried pipes and cables. what have we learnt so far?
15:30 Break: Coffee/Tea
15:45 Panel Session 4: Building a Digital UK
Panellists: Richard Baker, CEO, Geospock
Khalid Fakhar, CSO, Sensat
Mark Bell, 1Spatial
16:30 Final wrap up: Andy Bennett – KTN
Register today and see you there!