Geospatial is Everywhere - now what?

Tuesday, 27 April 2021 12:00 EDT
Tuesday, 27 April 2021 13:00 EDT

It’s 2021, and it seems that “geospatial” is finally being widely recognized for its unparalleled ability to unite and organize humanity’s ever-expanding collection of heterogeneous data. Today, as a geospatial community, practice and suite of technologies, we are making science-fiction reality - from smart cities to disaster response. We do it because we can connect data from drones, self-driving taxis, Internet of Things devices, large and small sats to name just a few.  

And this is all just the tip of the iceberg. Join us on this thought provoking webinar to envision how the future looks with geospatial not just everywhere, but geospatial truly integrated in everything. 


Speaker Information

Matt Sheehan  (moderator) - Geospatial Consultant, WhyofThere

Matt Sheehan is a geospatial consultant at WhyofThere. He started his career writing web GIS applications in the 90's. Today his focus is on the business of geospatial, and how we translate technology and data into business outcomes. 

Ash Richter - Technology Director, In-Q-Tel

Ms. Richter is a technology director at In-Q-Tel, spearheading traditional GEOINT, spatial computing, and ambient intelligence investments and related strategy on behalf of the national security community. Her research focus is on digitization, ubiquitous surveillance, and cybernetic systems in society. She is a technology anthropologist, archaeologist, and engineer who used to spend her time travelling round the world laser scanning ancient sites and building multimodal data systems for world heritage sites and secure facilities (BA Joint Honour Archaeology and Heritage, University College, Durham University; MA Archaeology & Heritage, University of Leicester; MA Anthropological Archaeology, University of California, San Diego; an abandoned PhD Diagnostic Engineering University of California, San Diego, with an incoming MBA from Quantic and a post-grad certification in International Relations & Security Studies from Kings College London).

Dr. Nadine Alameh - CEO, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)

Dr. Nadine Alameh is the CEO of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), a global consortium leading the future of Geospatial and Location with community, technology and standards for the good of society. She is passionate about interoperability and innovation, and spent her career applying her geospatial expertise in a multitude of domains like Aviation, Earth Observations, Public Safety and Defense. Dr. Alameh holds a Ph.D in Computer Information Systems Engineering and 2 MS degrees from MIT (Civil Engineering & Urban Studies and Planning with a concentration in Geospatial Information Systems). 

Joe Fancica - Senior Director of Geospatial Strategy, Korem

Joe Francica is the senior director of geospatial strategy with Korem, a privately held company offering a diversified portfolio of geospatial solutions and systems integration. With over 40 years’ experience in location technology, he has worked in private industry, start-ups and government organizations as both a manager of teams as well as a research data scientist.  He founded Directions Magazine’s Location Intelligence (LI) Conference in 2004 and has published and broadcast over 500 articles and podcasts on LI as well as contributing to three books.” He founded GeoHuntsville, a 501c6 corporation in 2012 and currently serves as the president of Exemplar City (a 501c3 corporation).