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11 am to 12 pm        Panel: Innovating maps
This panel explores the business of mapping and how maps are innovating for enterprise use cases. It will also explore the local contextualisation needs of the Southeast Asia market.

 TZ Wong
Head of Industry Analyst Relations, 
Asia Pacific
HERE Technologies 
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Philip Park
Director of ASEAN Business
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Ajay Bulusu
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Scott Simmons
Chief Standards Officer
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
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Xander van der Heijden
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12 pm to 1 pm    GeoWorks panel digital twins: Demystifying digital twins of cities
What are the building blocks of digital twins and the foundation for building an effective and successful smart city ecosystem? Explore digital twins use cases for empowering communities.

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Saibal D. Chowdhury
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Xiaoqing Li 
Technical Principal 
Infrastructure Development & Economics 
Mott Macdonald
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Filip Biljecki
Asst Prof
National University of Singapore 
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Tomohisa Oishi
Senior Manager
Global Business Planning & Marketing Department, Life Solutions
Panasonic Corporation
1 pm to 2 pm    Lunch break

2 pm to 3 pm Panel: Using geospatial data to ignite innovations in human interactions, climate resilience, urban planning and design
In this panel, geospatial practitioners from CITYDATA.ai, the National University of Singapore and TNO will discuss the use of geospatial data and tools in the areas of population study, climate resilience and urban planning.

Apu Kumar
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Yuan Chao
Assistant Professor (Presidential Young Professor)
National University of Singapore
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Jeroen Borst
Program Manager Digitalisation for Accessibility and Livability
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3 pm to 4 pm
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Partner co-located track
3 pm to 4 pm: Last mile logistics tech (Rising tide in construction logistics)
In this session, Pascal Samsoon from the PTV Group will explore the last-mile in logistics which can often be overlooked in the value chain. It is both expensive and operationally demanding to execute without the right framework in place. 

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APAC Logistics Business Development Manager 
PTV Group

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Partner co-located track
3 pm to 4 pm: Trimble SX12 solution for digital construction 
With the NEW Trimble SX12 Scanning Total Station working harder has never been easier. It combines innovative technology with simple and intuitive functionality to help you save time, maximise efficiency and get more done in the field. From data capture with SX12 with field Software Trimble Access to processing in Trimble Business Center for Tunnel, Road Constructions.

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Technical Solution Specialist  Trimble Inc

4 pm to 5 pm    The future of geo talent in the digital world: Reskill, build, establish capabilities
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Partner co-located track
As more industries and organisations accelerate their digital transformation, tech staff retention is becoming more challenging and intense.

The rapid change of job competencies and the organisational structure will play a key role in shaping the capabilities within each organisation. Geospatial innovation and location intelligence - based solutions are a core part of the evolving digital landscape and require a mix of skills, which do not always fit neatly into one frame. From the traditional backgrounds of GIS and surveying new skill sets range from AI and AR to robotics and data analytics.

Hear what our industry practitioners have to say and learn the Dos and Don’ts – in building talent and capacity in this arena as we transform for tomorrow.  

The one-hour panel discussion addresses:
  • The Future Talent Requirements with the rise of Geospatial Innovation
  • Skills-sets and areas of competencies (sustainability) 
  • Best Practices: Change management; deep immersion course
  • Nurturing & Developing the Geospatial Workforce
    • Recruitment / graduates / agency / education sector
    • Staff retention
    • Educational programme availability
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Yean Cheong
Executive Director
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Andrew Brockfield 
Vice President of Sales, APAC 
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Chelvin Loh 
Jobs-Skills Insights Division 
Skills Development Group 
SkillsFuture Singapore
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John Ji Neo 
Manging Director 
Kodi Engineering Services Pte Ltd
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5 pm to 6 pm    Panel: Catalysts for earth observation

Satellite-based earth observation with high definition cameras, sensors and remote sensing technology aids advanced environment monitoring and facilitates many use cases in defence and intelligence, infrastructure and engineering, natural resource management, energy and power, and disaster management. What are the potential catalysts or partnerships and collaboration that can ignite new business models? 
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David Tan
Senior Vice President, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)
Executive Director, 
Office of Space Technology & Industry (OSTIn) EDB 
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Abhay Swarup Mittal
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Yana Gevorgyan
Secretariat Director
Group on Earth
Observations (GEO) Secretariat
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Clinton Libbey
Managing Director
Kumi Analytics
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Dr. Motoyuki Arai
Founder CEO
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