World Geospatial Industry Council: Leading global geospatial policy Advocacy

1:00 PM, Friday 30 Apr 2021 EDT (2 hours)
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World Geospatial Industry Council: Leading global geospatial policy Advocacy

April 30 2021, 13:00 - 14:30 EDT

Virtual Workshop at GeoIgnite 2021: Canada's National Geospatial Conference

About the Workshop

The World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) is a not-for-profit trade association of commercial geospatial companies representing the entire geospatial ecosystem value-chain. At WGIC, Members enhance the geospatial industry's role and strengthen its contribution to the world economy and society at large. WGIC Members proactively address user communities' challenges in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, including national governments, multilateral organizations, and other industry associations.

WGIC Members drive a range of policy topics and advocacy, partnerships, and industry engagement programs. A few examples of the research studies WGIC has undertaken include — protecting personal privacy, the value of integrated GeoBIM for resilient infrastructure, Geospatial AI/ML policies and a business landscape, and new business models via Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs).

This Workshop presents to the Canadian Geospatial Community, an active global policy agenda by WGIC, with insights into our policy research work on Data Privacy, AI/ML, and PPPs.

Program Agenda

13:00 - 13:20 EDT

Introduction to WGIC and global policy advocacy for the geospatial industry.

Speaker: Barbara Ryan, Executive Director, WGIC

Presentation Time 20 minutes: 15 minutes

13:20 - 14:20 EDT

Insights into selected WGIC policy reports – 60 minutes.

13:20 - 13:40 EDT

Geospatial Information and Privacy Report

Speaker: Bart Willem Schermer, Partner, Considerati

13:40 - 14:00 EDT

Geospatial AI/ML Applications and Policies: A Global Perspective

Lokendra Chauhan, Founder, Qen Labs Inc.

14:00 - 14:20 EDT

Public-Private Geospatial Collaborations: Exploring Potential Partnership Models

Prashant Shukle, Editor, Policy Watch and Senior Strategy Advisor Public-Private Partnerships, WGIC

14:20 - 14:30 EDT

Additional Q&A and discussion

Executive Director
Global Geospatial Group
Chief Strategy and Operations Officer
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