2017 Conference presentations and notes

Conference group at Oxford
Conference group at OS head office

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Day 1 - Monday 3 July

The Inexorable Rise of the Machines: Digital Technology and Mapping (PDF)
By Sir Mark Walport - Government Chief Scientific Adviser
Accompanying notes (PDF)

Building a National Infrastructure for Growth when Choices are Running Out (PDF)
By Philip Graham - CEO, National Infrastructure Commission
Accompanying notes (PDF)

New Data, Services and Solutions required for Smart Nations in 2030 (PDF)
By Arvo Kokkonen - Director General, National Land Survey of Finland
Accompanying notes (PDF)


Opening Remarks (PDF)
By Nigel Clifford - CEO, Ordnance Survey

Government Address: The Challenges we Face (PDF)
By Sir Mark Walport - Government Chief Scientific Adviser

Conference Thought Trovoker: How the Brain Makes Maps (PDF)
By Professor Kate Jeffrey - Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience, University College London

National Security and Resilience (PDF)
By Professor John Louth - Director for Defence, Industries and Society, Royal United Services Institute

Environmental Change, Resilience and Disaster Response (PDF)
By Rohan Richards - Principal Director, Ministry of Water, Land, Environment & Climate Change, Jamaica

Environmental Change, Resilience and Disaster Response (PDF)
By Alan Mills - Preparedness Coordinator, MapAction

Thirst for Data (PDF)
By Nick Chrissos - Head of Technology Innovation, Cisco, UK and Ireland

Serving the Citizen: Cross-Governmental Integration (PDF)
By Sarah Davidson - DG Communities, Scottish Government

UN Sustainable Development Goals: Transforming our World (PDF)
By Stefan Schweinfest - Diector, United Nations, Statistics Division &
Greg Scott - Inter-regional Advisor, UN-GGIM, UN Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Open Data, Innovation and the Economy (PDF)
By Sir Nigel Shadbolt - Chairman and Co-founder, Open Data Institute, London

Case Study: 3D Geospatial Data Enables 5G Telecoms (PDF)
By Miranda Sharp - Head of Innovation and Outreach, Ordnance Survey

Passive Collection - Involuntary Crowd-Sourced Data (PDF)
By Professor Paul Longley - Professor of Geographic Information Science, University College London

Day 2 - Tuesday 4 July


Looking Out to the Future: How Geospatial Technologies will Change the Way we Think, Plan and Do (PDF)
By Charles Davies, Chief Technology Officer, TomTom

Geographic Innovations for the 2020 Census: Re-engineering Address Canvassing (PDF)
By Deirdre Dalpiaz Bishop, Chief, Geography Division, U.S. Census Bureau

The Growing Role of Geospatial Data Agencies (PDF)
By Andrew Crisp, Chief Executive, Land Information New Zealand

Day 3 - Wednesday 5 July


The Future NMGAs in a Digital Economy (PDF)
By Kristian Moller, Director General, Agency for Data Supply and Efficiency, Denmark