Plenary Sessions

Geospatial Value & Strategy for National Development

The value of geospatial technology lies in its ability to manage and integrate data, as well as in its analytical tools that sharpen decision-making and save time and money. Some of the major priorities of nations, such as increasing agricultural productivity, improving asset management, reducing water leakage, saving construction cost, and many others, can be addressed more efficiently. The value-added productivity across industries, and the cost and time saved, are indirectly enabling GDP growth.

The session will focus on the socio-economic value of geospatial technology in national economy and strategy for harnessing the value for national and regional development.

Spatial Analytics & Business Intelligence

Analyzing relationships between spatial environment and organizational performance creates a wealth of information for business intelligence. It offers richer perspective on service offerings, consumer interaction, transactional information, and how location and demographics play a role in business performance. Integrating geospatial data with traditional datasets is key in this process.

The session will focus on the relationship between spatial analytics and business intelligence with special emphasis on the following:

  • Trends and forecast of Business Intelligence market
  • Technology innovations driving Spatial Analytics industry
  • Value of Spatial Analytics/GIS for Business Intelligence applications
  • Use cases of applying Spatial Analytics and Business Intelligence in various vertical domains

Reality Mesh & Digital Engineering

Sectors such as construction, infrastructure, utilities, and oil and gas are substantial drivers to national economic growth. It is crucial for these sectors to continuously improve their efficiency and productivity for the benefits of the nation. Reality mesh and digital engineering are two emerging technologies that are challenging the traditional way of delivery in those sectors, while bringing additional value to practitioners.

Digital Engineering is a process where design, manufacturing, construction and asset management activities integrate; ensuring data is captured, managed and shared properly. This enables project owners to efficiently procure, operate and maximize the value of their assets over their entire lifecycle. Reality Mesh, on the other hand, is the combination of real and virtual worlds that produce new environments and visualizations. In a reality mesh, physical and digital objects co-exist and interact in real-time to help professionals plan, design, construct and operate their projects better.

The session will discuss integration of geospatial technology with digital engineering and reality mesh application, including some successful case studies from the region.

Defence & Public Safety

Geospatial information and technologies play a major role in ensuring national safety and security. With advancements in sensor-based technologies, improvements in deriving precise location information in real-time, higher processing capabilities through machine learning and artificial intelligence, advancements in data analytics tools; the nature of modern warfare and security services is changing rapidly. The plenary on ‘Geospatial for Defense & Public Safety’ will highlight advancements in latest geospatial tools and techniques with the defense and security personnel and how they can raise preparedness, capabilities and ensure efficient functioning.

Commercialization & Commoditization of Geospatial Information

The geospatial industry is at an inflection point. What was once a capital-intensive and single-purpose technology is becoming publicly available and multipurpose with myriad smaller contributors. This trend has wide-ranging effects. For Asia Pacific in particular, which needs to be on guard despite resilience in a challenging global environment, this technology can be the game changing tool to counter risks to growth, reduce financial and fiscal vulnerabilities, address constraints to sustained and inclusive growth, and enhance productivity. Commercialization is one of the quickest and most effective ways to bring technology to the right audience and realise its maximum impact. The plenary session will deliberate on the requisites for making geoinformation more commercial, more citizen-friendly and multipurpose.