Executive/Industry forums

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Confirmed Forums:

Mark King – BIM
Chris Allen, Chris Kirchhoff, Simon Bromfield, Kendall James

The role Business Information Modelling will play in the new digital world & Smart Cities

Education: Lifelong Learning with Spatial technology – Patrick McKivergan (Facilitator), Esri South Africa, Managing Director
Schalk van Heerden, Esri South Africa, Eduction Manager

Portia January, Gauteng Department of Education
Serena Coetzee, University of Pretoria, Director: Centre for Geoinformation Science, Associate professor: Department Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology
Dr H J Du Plessis, Education Consultant
Education in spatial technology is a continuous lifelong learning process beginning at school level. Challenges include understanding the importance of applying geography to solve real world problems. As a community we need to come together to educate and inspire our youth and young professionals.

Sean Dane – Centimetres for Everyone – the evolution of GNSS correction services
Panellists: Aslam Parker, National Geo-spatial Information
Simon Williams, MHP Geomatics
Peter Newmarch, SAGI President
The debate will be centred around new technologies that make it possible to achieve accuracy to a few centimetres using a smartphone, and the impact that this has on the survey industry.

Peter Newmarch (SAGI)
Nape Mojapelo (SAGC)
Morena Letsosa (GISSA

Executive/Industry Forums – No Charge

For the Executive/Industry Forums the organizers and the panellists will be restricted to be company executives, like CEOs and CTOs, who will give their vision on the forum topic to the audience.

They will bring together industry, for an interactive discussion on a specific topic among panel speakers and the audience. Executive/Industry Forums provide opportunities for the practicing professionals to both share and learn about the latest ideas, trends, and products and innovations of particular interest to industry.

Executive/Industry Forums sessions are 40-minute moderated discussions. A Executive/Industry Forums submission must include:

  • A Panel Organizer with a commitment to arrange the specific topic of interest;
  • 4 Panellists with a commitment to join in under the specific topic.

Before the submission of an Executive/Industry Forums proposal, it is expected that the Panel Organizer contacts all the envisaged Panellists in order to get their agreement for serving on the panel. The Panel Organizer will serve as moderator during the panel.

The following structure is supposed to be taken for the Executive/Industry Forums. The panel should not have more than 4 participants, plus the moderator. The organizer/chair has to establish a few questions to be addressed by the participants. The chair gives a presentation up to 10 minutes at the beginning of the panel, to introduce the topic. Participants should address the questions posed, in a presentation up to 5 minutes each (very strict time control!). Basically, the presentation should have about 6 slides, i.e., the cover slide plus one per question. With this scheme, there will be enough time for discussion in the panel (which is the main goal of a panel).

The Executive/Industry Forums proposal should include:

  • Title for the proposed panel
  • Name, affiliation, contact information, and short biography of the Panel Organizer
  • Motivation and background for the panel, indicating topics to be discussed as well.
  • Names, affiliations, and short biography of the Panellists intended to invite.

Interested Panel Organizers should submit their proposals to AfricaGEO 2018 Program Committee by email lesley@cebisaconferences.co.za as a PDF file attachment.

Executive/Industry Forums Proposal Deadline: 11 March 2018

Acceptance notification: 31 March 2018