The UK membership organisation for companies and individuals working in the geospatial sector, the Association for Geographic Information, has released details of some of the headline speakers at its flagship event GeoCom.
Under the theme ‘Sustainability in a changing World’, speakers from government and commerce will come together to explore topics such as transitioning to sustainable energy, avoiding corporate greenwash and the use of geospatial data to understand energy use and sustainable choices.
Confirmed speakers include representatives from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Met Office, the Group on Earth Observation, Deloitte and Jacobs. Limited availability sponsorship opportunities at GeoCom are also being snapped up quickly with confirmed support from Esri UK and Ordnance Survey as Platinum Sponsors and Cadcorp, CARTO, GeoPlace and Verisk as Gold Sponsors.
The one-day conference, which is open to members and non-members alike, will be held at the Royal Geographical Society in London on the 11th of October 2022. For further information and to secure a place at please visit GeoCom - Association For Geographic Information.
“GeoCom is the largest independent event in the UK GI calendar that is organised for geospatial professionals by geospatial professionals, “commented Adam Burke, Chair of the Association for Geographic Information. “We are therefore delighted to announce that we have a full agenda of top-class speakers and we have already secured more than 50 percent of the sponsor packages on offer.
“This support from the sector indicates the regard with which GeoCom is held and the importance that in person events have for the exchange, sharing and debate of innovation and best practice.”
Confirmed speakers include James Cranswick, Director of Space, Drone and Geospatial Services at Deloitte, Yana Gevorgyan, Secretariat Director at the Group on Earth Observations, James Hemingway, Non-Domestic Building Analyst at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Professor Christopher A-L. Jackson, Director of Sustainable Geoscience at Jacobs and Henry Odbert, Science Manager at the Met Office.
The exciting programme of keynote speakers, topical presentations and networking opportunities, will also include contributions from the AGI and its Early Careers Network, Ordnance Survey and Esri UK.
The Association for Geographic Information is an independent and impartial organisation that represents the UK geospatial sector. Working with members and the wider community, the Association successfully influences government policy, delivers the highest quality of education and provides a lead for best practice across the industry. Established in 1990, members of the Association for Geographic Information enjoy unrivalled networking opportunities, a framework to learn new skills and the support to progress professional development.
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