Uber, UK Space Agency, Centre for Cities among GeoCom speakers

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Alice Cruickshank

The Association for Geographic Information (AGI) has unveiled the speakers and schedule for its annual GeoCom conference. The event on 8 November at the Royal Geographical Society in London focuses around the theme of how geospatial data can improve productivity.

GeoCom 2018 will examine the potential of data integration, data analytics, and digital twins to transform business performance.

The speaker lineup comprises of academics, representatives from government bodies, and geotech companies.

GeoCom Speakers 2018

So far confirmed speakers are:

  • Dr Maria Abreu – economy lecturer, University of Cambridge
  • Helen Bartlett – data manager, the Met Office
  • Katie Black – director of policy, National Infrastructure Commission
  • Andrew Carter – chief executive, Centre for Cities
  • Christina Franken – head of smart cities, Mapbox
  • Shan He – senior software engineer, Uber
  • Catherine Mealing-Jones – director of growth, UK Space Agency
  • William Priest – chief executive, geospatial commission, Cabinet Office
  • Martin Sabe – head of interactive news, Financial Times
  • David Blood – interactive data journalist, Financial Times
  • Jon Frost – head of digital services, Deetu
  • Thomas Heinis – data management lecturer, Imperial College London
  • Damien Kysley – co-founder, Skyscape
  • John Pepper – marketing director, Ocean Wise

The conference will be split into four speaker sessions, separated by exhibitions from geotech companies and networking opportunities.

Registered attendees to GeoCom 2018 also have to opportunity to sign up to a workshop with Kepler.gl data visualisation software, on Wednesday 7 November. This workshop will provide an introduction and demonstration to Kepler.gl followed by a hands-on workshop. The event is co-run by Uber’s senior software engineer, Shan He, and Professor Alasdair Rae from the University of Sheffield. Interested participants must register by Friday 26 October, and can do so here.

Tickets for GeoCom 2018 are available from £70 + VAT.

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