OGC and EUROGI: Beyond Spatial Data Infrastructures (webinar)

Wednesday, 13 May 2020 08:00 EDT
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 10:00 EDT
Event Description: 


In January 2020 EUROGI started a discussion regarding what spatial data focussed paradigm or framework would be appropriate in a current and emerging technological and socio-economic world, a world very different from that which existed when the SDI paradigm was developed in the late 1980s/early 1990s. EUROGI invited geospatial thought leaders from around the world to provide short submissions on how they viewed the issue of Beyond SDI.

Sixteen submissions were received and they can be found at http://eurogi.org/category/beyond-sdi/. EUROGI was to have held two 90 minute sessions on the topic at the GeoSpatial World Forum conference in Amsterdam in April but due to the Covid-19 pandemic the conference was cancelled. EUROGI will now hold a webinar on 13 May on the subject with lead in presentations by three eminently qualified global geospatial thought leaders. After the presentations there will be up to 60 minutes for audience participation.

Speaker Information:

Greg Scott

Greg joined the United Nations Statistics Division in early 2012 with the specific task of establishing the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) and growing its relevance and status with Member States and related International Organizations involved in national, regional and global geospatial information management. In his role as Secretariat, Greg provides strategic policy advice and leadership, and guides the development, coordination and implementation of the substantive content for the Committee of Experts, including its World Geospatial Information Congress, High-Level Forum's, international technical capacity development workshops, and other international fora.

Massimo (Max) Craglia

Max is a senior expert at the European Commission Joint Research Centre, Digital Economy Unit, responsible for projects addressing the socio-economic impacts of Artificial Intelligence, new forms of governance in digitally-transformed societies, and the evolution of the space data economy and the geospatial sector. He has contributed to geospatial policy and science for more than 30 years and has also contributed to developing the technical specifications for the INSPIRE Directive. More recently he has been the lead editor of the JRC policy report on Artificial Intelligence and is a member of the AI Watch knowledge service of the European Commission.

Bart De Lathouwer

Bart is OGC's President. In this role, he manages the consortium, provides oversight and direction to the Consortium’s strategy, budget, outreach & marketing, and membership recruitment goals, in close collaboration with the CEO. Bart also continues to be the General Manager for OGC Europe. Previous roles at OGC, include responsibility for planning and managing Innovation Initiatives with an emphasis on activities in Europe. Previous to his time at OGC, Bart worked first as European liaison to the geospatial division of Autodesk and later as Autodesk's Product Manager for Server Technologies. In this role, he also served as member company representative to the OGC.



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