The Twelfth edition of the Geospatial World Forum will bring together geospatial professionals and leaders representing the entire eco-system of public policies, national mapping agencies, private sector enterprises, multilateral and development organizations, scientific and academic institutions, and above all, large end users from government, businesses and citizen services from April 7-9, 2020 at the Taets Art and Event Park, Amsterdam.
“This year’s conference is particularly interesting,” said Anamika Das, Vice President, Geospatial Media and Communications. “The conference will be focusing on the 5G megatrend which will completely revolutionize not only the way we live, it will change how the world works. 5G brings with it a new age of interconnectedness. With 5G as the backbone, new trends in geospatial technologies such as advancements in data analytics; miniaturization of sensors; NewSpace revolution; maps for machines; and automation will impact multiple sectors and foster path-breaking innovation.”
Geospatial industry is uniquely placed in the entire digital transformation ecosystem. It is already established that location offers the much needed fourth pillar (along with AI, IoT and Big Data) to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, enabling disruptive innovations and driving smart solutions. The conference through its sessions shall highlight the value of geospatial technology in digital economy and its integration with emerging technologies such as 5G, AI, Autonomous Vehicles, Big Data, Cloud, IoT and LiDAR in various user industries, including digital cities, construction & engineering, defence & security, global development agenda, telecommunications, and business intelligence.
GWF 2020 will be hosting 6 key user programs, namely:
- 5G+Geospatial for Digital Cities
- Construction & Engineering
- Location Analytics & Business Intelligence, and
- Defense, Internal Security & Public Safety
This year’s guest speakers will be Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Global Spiritual and Humanitarian Leader & Founder, The Art of Living Foundation; and Rishad Tobaccowala, Chief Growth Officer, Publicis Groupe & Author of Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data.
The impressive lineup of speakers also includes C-level executives from the industry, government agencies, end-user organizations and research institutions.
The conference will also showcase latest advancements in the geospatial industry, visitors will witness a plethora of cutting-edge technologies, newest products and solutions at the exhibition area.
In the quest to strengthen Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure in transforming economy of digital age, Geospatial Media and Communications in collaboration with United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), is organizing a campaign on “Advancing Role of Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure in World Society, Environment and Economy” to discuss the geospatial readiness of various countries, their eventual transformation model including existing and required integrated policy framework and most importantly enriching the knowledge platform adopting collaboration and partnership models. Large participation from national mapping agencies, spatial data infrastructure agencies, space agencies, lands and cadastral agencies, geological agencies, and other thematic mapping agencies are to be expected.