18 - 19 June 2019
Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel - Barcelona

Smart Talks

Telco Location Insights

Phil Douty, Data Monetisation Alliances & Strategic Partnerships, Telefónica

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The Multi-Billion Dollar Artificial Intelligence Market and How DigitalGlobe Plays In It

Andre Kearns, Senior Director – Services, DigitalGlobe

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Mapping Mountains

Misha Gopaul, CEO, FATMAP

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Earth Observation: State of the Industry

Pacome Revillon, CEO, Euroconsult

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Key Developments in ESA’s Earth Observation Programmes

Stephen Coulson, Directorate of Earth Observation Programs, ESA

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Igniting the Space Sector

Luigi Scatteia, Senior Manager – Space, PwC

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The Sky Is the Limit

Janine Yoong, VP, Business Development, Mapillary

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Turning Data Into Outcomes: People, Politics and Persuasion

Claire Melamed, Executive Director, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

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Accelerating Innovation in Geospatial Applications

Stuart Martin, CEO, Satellite Applications Catapult

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Visualizing Geo Big Data

Marc Melviez, Group CEO and Director, Luciad

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Smarter Solutions for Farmer Payments in England

John Rennard, President, Cyient

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Geoinformation Market Trends

Massimo Comparini, CEO, E-GEOS

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Unsupervised Feature Extraction Using GBDX

Alexis Smith, CEO, IMGeospatial

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Exploring The World’s Coastlines

Richard Flemmings, Partner, TCarta Marine

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Earth Observation for Risk Analysis: Lessons Learned

Darek Saunders, Head of Analytics Sector, Frontex

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Finding Gold from Space

Leveraging Shortwave Infrared for Mineral Detection

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Space to Grow: AGRI-EPI Centre

Dr. Daniel Simms, Research Fellow in Remote Sensing & GIS, Cranfield University

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The United Smart Cities Project (USC)

Andreas Littkopf, ETC Manager, Environment Agency Austria

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Slavery from Space

Zoe Trodd, Director of The Rights Lab, University of Nottingham Stuart Marsh, Professor of Geospatial Engineering, University of Nottingham

Slavery can’t hide from satellites

Recent estimates indicate that over 45 million people are currently enslaved globally. India alone accounts for over 18 million individuals in industries ranging from domestic work and construction to agriculture and quarrying.

NGOs have traditionally relied on ground-based methods to identify and monitor slavery sites. But the University of Nottingham is pioneering a new method using satellite imagery to detect locations of human rights abuse.

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ESA EO Programmes

Dr. Stephen Coulson, Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes, ESA/ESRIN

Applications - What do the next 5 years look like?

There is volatile magma of new IT technologies, emerging players, and changing finances flowing that will re-shape the EO landscape over the coming years. Dr. Coulson outlines how the ESA EO programmes are both driving innovation and developing new opportunities specifically for the EO information services sector.

Explore new missions and the launch of the ɸ-Lab initiative, which aims to: explore non-EO technology and AI capabilities; inspire potential and current workforce; connect new actors and ecosystems; invest in new joint ventures and public-private partnerships.

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Knowing the pulse: enabling decision making through EO

Andiswa Mlisa, Managing Director Earth Observation, SANSA

Driving economic growth from space

Tackling what Ms. Mlisa refers to as the triple challenge -- poverty, inequality and unemployment – her presentation highlights the three elements SANSA is prioritizing to drive innovation: the enabling environment, understanding and responding to societal needs, and the value of collaborations and partners.

A key programme, Operation Phakisa (meaning ‘hurry up’), aims to grow the aquaculture and fisheries sector from R7bn to R16bn that will also create 250,000 new jobs.

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PwC Space Data Lab: Towards customer-centric space-based applications

Luigi Scatteia, Director – Space, PwC

The EO Market from the PwC POV

Geospatial information is being consumed in new ways and by new users and business models are adapting to it. Earth Observation data is expected to grow with the emergence of EO Big Data analytics, contributing to the broader market for big data analytics, which is expected to boom and grow at a CAGR of 35.1%.

Mr. Scatteia discusses key disruptive factors in the EO sector, emphasizing the impact of the cloud revolution on how space data is marketed, distributed, and exploited. Learn how DigitalGlobe’s own cloud-based Geospatial Big Data platform (GBDX) is extracting unique and valuable insights as a service.

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Understanding under-insurance from space

Alexis Smith, CEO, IMGeospatial

Introducing AIMEE V3

How do you survey large areas of the world cost-effectively? And how do you detect and analyse change within these areas to foster sustainable impacts and positive societal change?

Meet AIMEE, IMGeospatial’s automative intelligence multi-feature extraction engine. Ms. Smith shares the third iteration of AIMEE and how its advanced capabilities to digest, distill and disseminate different sources of data is revolutionizing the insurance and water sectors.

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A global space partnership for the Sustainable Development Goals

Lorant Czaran, Programme Officer, UNOOSA

Bringing the benefits of space to humankind

The core business of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is to promote international cooperation in the use of outer space to achieve the sustainable development goals.

With its unique roles defined as: capacity-builder, global facilitator, and gateway to space; UNOOSA is focusing on SDG 17, Partnerships for the Goals, to leverage the capabilities of space-based and advanced geospatial data organizations.

Urgent action is needed to mobilize, redirect and unlock the transformation power of trillions of dollars of private resources to deliver on sustainable development objectives. In this regard, Lorant shares the UNOOSA proposal for a global partnership for SDGs.

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Spatial processing redefined with SAP HANA

Hinnerk Gildhoff, Head of HANA Spatial and Graph, SAP

EO for business decisions

SAP identified industries that are looking more intensely into Earth Observation data and evolved their HANA Spatial Services capability to address the challenges that come with these new opportunities.

EO data is big in nature, and thus presents IT complexity and is challenging to harmonize different sources and extract insight at speed and scale. HANA Spatial Services’ vision is to develop the only business-ready spatial data platform, enabling transparent combination between business and spatial data and providing optimized industry solutions. Mr. Gildhoff shares the SAP HANA Spatial Platform and how it enables new dimensions of business data.

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Improving the humanitarian response in emergency settings

Jonas Herzog, GIS Coordinator, iMMAP

Evidence-based decisions that save lives

Seven years and counting, the Syrian crisis has displaced over 11 million people. And the conflict is far from over; every day we hear about new clashes, airstrikes, and explosions in many parts of Syria. It’s estimated that 4.6 billion USD are needed to meet the urgent needs of the most vulnerable people.

iMMAP has been working to understand and coordinate relief efforts to meet these needs for the last five years. Mr. Herzog shares how geospatial and human geography data are critical to their programs, including population movement monitoring, food security cluster analysis, and OCHA support coordination.

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Democratising the spatial industry in the fourth industrial revolution: why partnerships matter

Dan Paull, CEO, PSMA Australia

How PSMA prepared for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

In an era when there is more data than ever, location data can be a strategic asset; a source of truth and real value. In Australia alone, PSMA estimates the addressable market for location data to be $557m and expect that figure to grow to $827m by 2020.

With this insight, Mr. Paull and his organization had a vision of capturing the entire continent of Australia in 18 months. They wanted to build a living, affordable dataset to make location data more accessible than ever before. Hear why PSMA chose DigitalGlobe and how we helped them turn this vision into reality.

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From Pixel to Report

Federica Mastracci, VP Product Management and Innovation, e-GEOS

Building platforms that deliver real value

Why do we innovate? Efficiency, scale, automation, quality, etc. Regardless of priority, it all adds up to the customer experience. Ms. Mastracci shares how eGEOS focuses on customer needs and develops tools, not toys, which leverage emerging geospatial technology to address those needs.

Tune in for the reveal of AssetWatch, a new capability that supports the planning, maintenance, and management of infrastructure plus strategic assets, encompassing capabilities such as 3D modeling, ground motion analysis, and change detection.

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Connecting Agriculture

David Lozano, Senior Business Development Manager - IOT, Vodafone Adam Armer, Global LPWAN & Satellite Business Development Manager, Vodafone

Aiming low to grow IoT connectivity

Narrowband IoT, through Low-Power Wide-Area (LPWA) devices, is going to drive the next agricultural revolution. Devices powered by LPWA will last 10, maybe 20 years. And, Vodafone estimates that 50% of all wireless connections will be LPWA by 2025, allowing for additional coverage at a lower cost on more devices across all industries.

Hear about an innovative new project in agriculture that brought a consortium of companies together to provide an integrated, end-to-end solution to users by combining IoT sensors, imagery, and analytics.

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Aiding disaster relief with satellite-derived bathymetry

Richard Flemmings, position, Tcarta

Building comprehensive surface models for Antigua and Barbuda Recovery

After Hurricane Irma devastated the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in September 2017, the UK government needed pre and post data to understand the impact of damage for reconstruction efforts.

Unfortunately, no previous surface model or geospatial dataset existed.

Mr. Flemmings explains how critical collaboration across Vricon, DHI, and DigitalGlobe was in completing pre- and post-disaster datasets, which in turn enabled TCarta to build seamless land and shallow water surface models in under 3 months.

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