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Speakers

Tuesday 9 June

Future Trends in Geospatial Information Management: Five to Ten-year Vision, the relevance and application to national priorities and action plans

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Christin Walter

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Jeremy Morley

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George Percivall

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Edwina Dunn OBE

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Alison Rose

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Paloma Merodio Gómez

Steve

Steve Blair

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Stefan Schweinfest

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David Henderson

Tuesday 2 June

Integrated Geospatial Information Framework, the nine strategic pathways and country-level action plans

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Tim Trainor

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Lesley Arnold

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John Kedar

David

David Cole

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Bayarmaa Enkhtur

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Greg Scott

Tuesday 26 May

The Geospatial Landscape, and overview of Integrated Geospatial Information Framework and Future Trends in Geospatial Information Management

Stefan

Stefan Schweinfest

Steve

Steve Blair

Rosamund

Rosamond Bing

Oliver

Oliver Chinganya

Sanjay

​Sanjay Kumar

Greg

Greg Scott

David

David Henderson

Thalia

Thalia Baldwin

Tuesday 9 June

Future Trends in Geospatial Information Management: Five to Ten-year Vision, the relevance and application to national priorities and action plans
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Christin Walter

Market Insight Manager
Ordnance Survey of Great Britain


Christin joined Ordnance Survey in 2014 gaining experience in strategy, insight and policy. She is the author of The Smart City Strategic Growth Map – a guide for local government decision-makers – published as part of the European Commission Horizon 2020 ESPRESSO project which examines the cross-city capabilities that enable a city to become smarter, and explores how standards benefit the city development process. Currently, Christin is leading the third revision of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) report 'Future Trends in Geospatial Information Management: The Five to Ten Year Vision'.
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Jeremy Morley

Chief Geospatial Scientist
Ordnance Survey of Great Britain


Jeremy Morley is Chief Geospatial Scientist at Ordnance Survey. He has worked in geospatial research since the mid-90s, first at University College London before moving to the University of Nottingham in 2009 as Geospatial Science Theme Leader in the Nottingham Geospatial Institute. His academic career spanned a range of geospatial information topics from radar mapping of ice and terrain, through crowd-sourcing and citizen science to applications of geospatial science in fields from the digital economy to planetary mapping. He joined Ordnance Survey in 2015 where he leads the Research team which carry out research and standards development in conjunction with universities and other research organisations. OS’s research requirements include enabling the business' medium-term business plans, plus horizon scanning to identify new avenues of research which might affect our future services or role, nationally or internationally.
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George Percivall

CTO, Chief Engineer
Open Geospatial Consortium

George Percivall serves as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Engineer of the OGC.  He is the appointed chair of the OGC Architecture Board.  Prior to joining OGC, Mr. Percivall was Chief Engineer with Hughes Aircraft for NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) - Landsat/Terra release; Principal engineer for NASA's Digital Earth Office; and represented NASA in OGC, ISO and CEOS.  He began his career with Hughes as a Control System Engineer on GOES/GMS satellites. He holds a BS in Engineering Physics and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois - Urbana.
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Edwina Dunn OBE

Independant Commissioner
UK Geospatial Commission


Edwina Dunn is one of the most successful leaders in the data industry, with a career of delivering transformational business changeDunnhumby revolutionised the world of retail and consumer goods when they pioneered Tesco Clubcard and other global loyalty programmes.Edwina is now forging a new era of consumer insight and technology with Starcount. Founder -  The Female Lead, a foundation celebrating the achievements and diversity of women; donating 18,000 copies of The Female Lead: Women Who Shape Our World to schools and universities across the UK & USA. In 2019 Edwina received an OBE for her services to data and business in the UK.
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Alison Rose

Chief of Place, Space and Communities Division
Geoscience Australia


Alison Rose was recently appointed the Chief of Geoscience Australia’s Place, Space and Communities Division. Prior to her appointment, Alison led the Border Intelligence Support to Operations branch at the Department of Home Affairs providing integrated intelligence support to the Australian Border Force on migration systems, trade enforcement and border protection priorities. Previously, Alison held senior executive positions within both the private and public sector, including Director of National Government Industry Solutions with Esri – a US-based GIS technology company; delivery of the Department of Defence’s corporate and geospatial ICT programs and projects and enterprise information management implementation; and, leadership of the Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation’s foundation mapping, advanced analytics, training and tradecraft, data and collection management, and customer services.
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Paloma Merodio Gómez

Vice President
National Institute of Statistics and Geography


Paloma holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico ITAM and Master in Public Administration in International Development from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.In April 2017, she was appointed Vice President of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography INEGI, coordinating the work of the National Subsystem of Geographic Information, Environment, and Urban Planning. In December 2017 she assumed the Presidency of the United Nations Regional Committee on Global Geospatial Information Management for the Americas (UN-GGIM). Previously, she worked at the Ministry of Social Development as General Director of Evaluation and Monitoring of Social Programs. Also, she worked at the Mexican Institute of Social Security as Coordinator of Strategic Research.She has participated as a consultant for the government and private companies working on economic and social development issues. She has also been a consultant for international organizations such as the World Bank working on water projects in Indonesia, and for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on evaluation issues. She has volunteered at BRAC, Bangladesh, the Children's Fund of Mexico, Grameen Bank and the IMSS Volunteer Program. Her interests lie in generating high quality accessible information for decision making.
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Steve Blair

Chief Executive Officer
Ordnance Survey of Great Britain

Steve is Chief Executive Officer and joined OS on 17 June 2019. He was previously Chief Executive of e2v technologies plc until March 2017. Prior to this Steve was Business Group Director for Spectris plc. He has a breadth of experience covering established and high growth emerging markets, strategic planning and portfolio development. Steve holds a B.Eng (hons) in Electronic Engineering from the University of Sheffield. 
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Stefan Schweinfest

Director
UN Statistics Division


Stefan Schweinfest is the Director of the Statistics Division at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The Division is the Secretariat for the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM). 

As the Director of the Statistics Division, Stefan supported the work of Statistical Commission and its Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) to develop the global indicator framework to monitor progress towards the SDGs, which was subsequently adopted by the ECOSOC and the General Assembly of the United Nations. 

He played a key role in the negotiations leading to the 2011 ECOSOC resolution to establish UN-GGIM and the negotiations leading to a second ECOSOC resolution in 2016 that strengthens and broadens the mandate of this Committee of Experts. He has actively involved himself with global geospatial information management since 2011, including the development of the UN Integrated Geospatial Information Framework.
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David Henderson

Chief Geospatial Officer
Ordnance Survey of Great Britain


David leads the continuous development of Ordnance Survey’s geospatial strategy and roadmap, with a focus on ensuring the longer term progression of Ordnance Survey's core strategic strengths, technical capabilities and geospatial assets - thereby ensuring that Ordnance Survey remains at the forefront of the global geospatial industry. A geospatial professional, David joined Ordnance Survey in 2003 and has fulfilled a variety of technical and leadership roles. David has led the UK’s delegation to the UN’s Committee of Experts on Global Geographic Information Management (UNGGIM) since 2016 and is a Vice-Chair of the UNGGIM Europe Regional Group.

Tuesday 2 June

Integrated Geospatial Information Framework, the nine strategic pathways and country-level action plans
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Tim Trainor

President
International Cartographic Association


Tim Trainor is President of the International Cartographic Association.  He serves as a member of the U.S. National Geospatial Advisory Committee and he previously served as representative to the FGDC Executive and Steering Committees for the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Census Bureau as Senior Agency Official for Geospatial Information.  He directed geographic and cartographic activities to support the Census Bureau’s geospatial data collection, tabulation, and dissemination programs for the United States.  As Head of U.S. Delegation and Co-Chair to UN-GGIM. He also served as an expert to the UN that led to the creation of the UN-GGIM in 2011.
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Lesley Arnold

Director, ​
Geospatial Frameworks


Dr Lesley Arnold works with governments to develop strategies, policies and implementation plans for spatial information reform, open data initiatives and spatial innovation within Australia and across the Asia Pacific Region.  Lesley is currently working with the United Nations and World Bank supporting countries to strengthen their geospatial information management capabilities.  Previously, Lesley was Director at Landgate responsible for Western Australia’s geographic, aerial photography and satellite remote sensing programs, and the delivery of SDI products and services. Lesley has held several executive positions on intergovernmental committees and is currently a Board Director for Auscope and the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute.
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John Kedar

Global Geospatial Strategy Advisor
John Kedar Geospatial Initiatives


John served a career in the UK armed forces in engineering, geospatial, leadership and government policy roles and led its geospatial capabilities, the key to integrated decision-making.  More recently he spent six years with Ordnance Survey opening new international markets and as Director International Engagement. He has held many charitable trusteeships, from British Exploring Society to National Autistic Society.  John co-chaired the 2018 UN World GI Congress International Advisory Committee, initiated the latest revise of UN GGIM Future Trends and helped author the IGIF. John now works independently, his unique combination of global experiences supporting nations deliver "the power of where?”.

 
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David Cole

Information Systems Manager
Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission

As Manager of the Information Systems Division for Guyana’s national mapping and geospatial agency (the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission), David Cole is involved in several impactful projects. Not least is the implementation of the country-level Action Plan for the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework (IGIF) in Guyana. With twenty years experience at GLSC, he enjoys applying his Computer Science and Public Management training in providing sustainable socio-technical solutions. This experience is enriched with first-hand exposure to national geospatial systems in Europe and active participation in international fora by PAIGH, the World Bank and several UN bodies (UNFAO, UNGGIM, UNCCD, ECLAC). 
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Bayarmaa Enkhtur

Head of Geospatial Information and Technology
Agency for Land Administration and Management, Geodesy and Cartography Mongolia

Bayarmaa Enkhtur is born in 1987 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. She pursued her bachelor degree in Geodesy, Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in 2008 and master degree in Geoinformatics in ITC, University of Twente Netherlands in 2013. 
Since 2013, She has been working in the Agency for land administration and management, geodesy and cartography (ALAMGC), Mongolia in the field of developing NSDI. Currently, she is in charge of Geospatial information and technology department, ALAMGC to strengthen national geospatial information management.”
 
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Greg Scott

UN-GGIM Secretariat
United Nations Statistics Division


Greg joined the United Nations Statistics Division in early 2012 with the specific task of establishing UN-GGIM and growing its relevance and status with Member States and related International Organizations involved in national, regional and global geospatial information management. In his role as Secretariat, Greg provides strategic policy advice and leadership, and guides the development, coordination and implementation of the substantive content for the Committee of Experts, including its World Geospatial Information Congress, High-Level Forum's, international technical capacity development workshops, and other international fora.

Tuesday 26 May

The Geospatial Landscape, and overview of Integrated Geospatial Information Framework and Future Trends in Geospatial Information Management
Stefan

Stefan Schweinfest

Director
UN Statistics Division


Stefan Schweinfest is the Director of the Statistics Division at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The Division is the Secretariat for the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM). 

As the Director of the Statistics Division, Stefan supported the work of Statistical Commission and its Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) to develop the global indicator framework to monitor progress towards the SDGs, which was subsequently adopted by the ECOSOC and the General Assembly of the United Nations. 

He played a key role in the negotiations leading to the 2011 ECOSOC resolution to establish UN-GGIM and the negotiations leading to a second ECOSOC resolution in 2016 that strengthens and broadens the mandate of this Committee of Experts. He has actively involved himself with global geospatial information management since 2011, including the development of the UN Integrated Geospatial Information Framework.
Steve

Steve Blair

Chief Executive Officer
Ordnance Survey of Great Britain

Steve is Chief Executive Officer and joined OS on 17 June 2019. He was previously Chief Executive of e2v technologies plc until March 2017. Prior to this Steve was Business Group Director for Spectris plc. He has a breadth of experience covering established and high growth emerging markets, strategic planning and portfolio development. Steve holds a B.Eng (hons) in Electronic Engineering from the University of Sheffield. 
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Rosamond Bing

Chief Executive Officer 
Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Kingdom of Tonga


Ms. Rosamond Bing is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Kingdom of Tonga.  Rosamond is a law graduate of the Australian National University where she also attained a Master of Laws. She has been a member of the Tongan Bar since 2001.

She has over ten years of experience working in the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, first as the Principal Assistant Secretary and then as its Legal Administrator.

Rosamond was elected as a co-Chair of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) and a member of its Bureau at its ninth session in August 2019. Apart from being a co-Chair of UN-GGIM, Rosamond actively contributes to the work programmes of UN-GGIM on the application of geospatial information related to land administration and management, and legal and policy frameworks including issues related to authoritative data. She actively supports Tonga’s contribution to UN-GGIM’s work programme on global geodetic reference frame and marine geospatial information.
Oliver

Oliver Chinganya

Director
UNECA, African Centre for Statistics


He is the Director at the African Centre for Statistics and coordinates the work of UNECA Digital Centre for Excellence Initiative at UN Economic Commission for Africa, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Africa Centre for Statistics is also responsible for the geospatial information management system activities. During the period 2018- 2020(Feb), was also Acting Director for the Technology, Climate Change, and Natural Resource Management division at UNECA. Before joining UNECA in 2016, he worked for the African Development Bank as Manager for the Statistical Capacity Building Division, at IMF as Regional Resident Advisor, and as Deputy Director at the Zambia Statistical Office respectively.
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​Sanjay Kumar

Secretary General and CEO, 
World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC), Geospatial Media & Communications


Sanjay Kumar is the Founder, Secretary-General, and CEO of the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC). He is also the founder and CEO of Geospatial Media & Communications, a geospatial knowledge organization. A geospatial evangelist and social entrepreneur, he also serves on the boards of the US National Geospatial Advisory Committee, Open Geospatial Consortium, Radiant Earth Foundation, and International Society for Digital Earth.
 
Sanjay engages with leaders from different walks of life at global, regional, and national levels – to obtain broad support for the geospatial industry and community. He advises numerous organizations on the importance of geospatial information and knowledge and is involved with the UN-GGIM efforts since its formation. Sanjay continually strives towards developing the industry ecosystem and enables relevant platforms for the government, industry, academia, and multilateral agencies to understand each other better, explore, and engage collaboratively.
Greg

Greg Scott

UN-GGIM Secretariat
United Nations Statistics Division


Greg joined the United Nations Statistics Division in early 2012 with the specific task of establishing UN-GGIM and growing its relevance and status with Member States and related International Organizations involved in national, regional and global geospatial information management. In his role as Secretariat, Greg provides strategic policy advice and leadership, and guides the development, coordination and implementation of the substantive content for the Committee of Experts, including its World Geospatial Information Congress, High-Level Forum's, international technical capacity development workshops, and other international fora.
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David Henderson

Chief Geospatial Officer
Ordnance Survey of Great Britain


David leads the continuous development of Ordnance Survey’s geospatial strategy and roadmap, with a focus on ensuring the longer term progression of Ordnance Survey's core strategic strengths, technical capabilities and geospatial assets - thereby ensuring that Ordnance Survey remains at the forefront of the global geospatial industry. A geospatial professional, David joined Ordnance Survey in 2003 and has fulfilled a variety of technical and leadership roles. David has led the UK’s delegation to the UN’s Committee of Experts on Global Geographic Information Management (UNGGIM) since 2016 and is a Vice-Chair of the UNGGIM Europe Regional Group.
Thalia

Thalia Baldwin

Director
Geospatial Commission, UK


Thalia is the Director of the Geospatial Commission, which is an independent Expert Committee within the UK Government's Cabinet Office, tasked with advising the government on priorities for improving the UK's location data, running the public sector’s key geospatial data contracts and developing and overseeing the implementation of the UK's national geospatial strategy. Prior to this, Thalia established and led HMT Treasury's digital policy team, where she was responsible for the approach to public spending on digital technology and infrastructure