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AGI perspective at London Tech Week with Digital Leaders 2020

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AGI Understanding Location - what is so important about geospatial

  1. 1. Digital Leaders Week Understanding Location - what is so important about geospatial? Chair: James Cutler, Vice Chair AGI 14th October 2020
  2. 2. Agenda • Introducing the AGI • Scene Setting • Showcasing geospatial • Building the business case – Andy Coote, ConsultingWhere • Unlocking the overlooked – Peter McKeague, HES • Knowing your asset base – Peter ter Haar, Cyclomedia • Integrating geospatial for operational delivery - Gareth Young, LPS-NI • Enterprise enablement – field to front office – Scottish Water/ESRI UK
  3. 3. AGI Purpose
  4. 4. AGI Purpose • To be a thriving UK Geospatial Community actively supporting a sustainable future • With 3 Pillars: 1. Developing people: Invest in knowledge sharing, supporting professional and early career development 2. Bringing geospatial people together for the common good 3. Thought leadership to inspire the future generations
  5. 5. AGI Today • Since 1989 • c.1000 members • Academia, student, industry, public sector, SME, third sector all members • Volunteer-run • Strong relationship ecosystem – Geospatial Commission, RGS, KTN, ICES, UK Geoforum, RICS, TSA • Prominent partner members – OS, LPS-NI, ESRI UK and HMLR • Renowned annual Geocom conference • Watch out for new website *coming soon
  6. 6. Scene Setting
  7. 7. Today in the World • Our challenges are often or best framed by location • Covid-19 • Climate crisis, #netzero • Inequality, population and migration • Growth and an expected global economic downturn • Resource access, use and depletion • Boundaries
  8. 8. Yet today in that world • General public and many leaders still don’t understand “geospatial” – but they do understand Maps, Places & Location and value • Awareness of misuse of data – GDPR, ethics, privacy/surveillance, behavioural surplus • Every organisation has or uses location data • 50-65% of organisations have no strategy for best leveraging that data • Geospatial Commission National Geospatial Strategy feeding National Data Strategy and Digital Strategy this autumn = geospatial momentum • In a data-enabled digital economy location data is ubiquitous • Skills shortage in location data, tools and techniques
  9. 9. Objectives This session showcases the real world value of location data and is intended to inspire you to explore the possibilities, opportunities and value that exist in the location data you have.
  10. 10. Q and A
  11. 11. Thank you everyone Stay safe

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