GEO Business 2019 Strategic Conference (21-22 May)

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GEO Business 2019 Strategic Conference (21-22 May)

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In the world of the IoT, when does cool become creepy?
This year’s GEO Business show (21-22 May) in London includes a-free to-attend half-day Strategic Conference plenary
session. Attracting a slate of high level thought leaders and opinion formers drawn from across the geospatial
business spectrum to address the growing awareness of the concept of the Digital Twin. And – as mobile devices
become ever more powerful in the age of the Internet of Things (IoT) – they query, When does cool become creepy?
The conference opens with a hard-hitting keynote from the Geospatial Commission’s CEO, William Priest. Described
as “A hands on, strong and visible leader and communicator”, he will introduce and explain the Commission’s
Strategic Plan for the UK* followed by an interview with conference chair, Denise McKenzie. Denise, is Executive
Director of Communications and Outreach at the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). She will open the debate with
an introduction to the subject and offer some conclusions in her closing remarks.
What is the Digital Twin?
To address this emerging concept and its tangible benefits, a panel of leading players in geospatial will ask, how far
are we from making it a reality? They include:
Simon Navin, a chartered surveyor and Head of Innovation Programmes at the Britain’s mapper, Ordnance Survey.
His team focuses on emerging markets like Autonomous Vehicles, 5G, Smart Cities, the Internet of Things and the
Digital Twin.
Matt Leaver is Technical Director GIS & Geospatial, Arcadis and chairs the Association for Geographical Information
(AGI) in championing the use of geographic information through advocacy, thought leadership, skills and standards
Richard Kelly is Operations Director, buildingSMART International, a worldwide authority driving the transformation
of built assets through creation and adoption of open, international standards.
Dr Anne Kemp, Fellow and Technical Director: BIM, Geospatial and Digital Engineering, Atkins, has been working in
the industry for 25 years, delivering information to where it is needed for informed and intelligent decision making.
When does cool become creepy?
The power of the IoT and mobile devices offer exciting opportunities to make lives easier, reduce energy usage,
insurance premiums or make homes and cars safer. But when does technology stop being beneficial and instead
become a creepy intrusion? When does location tracking become location stalking? What role should government
and standards bodies play to provide boundaries to protect and reassure citizens? A panel of technology thought
leaders drawn from key players include:

Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist, Google Inc. Ed works to evangelise geospatial data for commercial application
and consequently, to improve the usability and efficiency of location based tools
Leigh Dodds is Director of Advisory at the Open Data Institute. Leigh is passionate about creating products that can
make a difference.
Alex Wrottesley, Head of Geovation, Ordnance Survey, is an entrepreneurial leader and a passionate believer in the
power of open innovation methodologies to engage, extend and deepen relationships between organisations and
their customers.
Ben Scott-Robinson is the founder of The Small Robot Company, describing himself as a digital innovator. His
company is crafting three small robots and nurturing their dream to save the world!
*The new Geospatial Commission sits at the centre of government, to direct efforts across public-sector data bodies
and to coordinate HMG’s approach to geospatial data. The CEO is a new role created to help deliver this vision, and
will oversee strategy, implementation and value creation.
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When does cool become creepy?

When your domestiques are telling you what to eat........

IoT and many modern concepts could learn a thing or two from Red Dwarf :-)
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