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Virtual Summit on Geospatial and Earth Observation Industrial Policy for India

June 17, 2020

Geospatial Media in partnership with World Geospatial Industry Council is organizing a virtual summit on ‘Geospatial and Earth Observation Industrial Policy for India’ on 18th June between 4 PM to 7 PM (IST). Listen to industry leaders as they examine the impact of geospatial and space technology on New India issues from multiple perspectives and discuss on the structural reforms India is planning in the field of space technology and liberalisation of geospatial data and satellite imaging policy.


Opening Keynote Address
  • Prof. K. VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor, Government of India

Geospatial Infrastructure Development through Public-Private Partnership
  • Sanjay Kumar, Founder & CEO, Geospatial Media and Communications and Secretary General and CEO, World Geospatial Industry Council, India


  • A S Kiran Kumar, Member Space Commission, Government of India
  • Lt. General Girish Kumar VSM, Surveyor General, Survey of India
  • Dr. BVR Mohan Reddy, Founder & Executive Chairman, Cyient Ltd., India
  • K.K Singh, Founder & Chairman, Rolta India Ltd., India

Geospatial and Satellite Data Sharing Policy – Commercialisation and Scalability of Geospatial Value in Indian Economy and Society
  • A S Kiran Kumar, Member Space Commission, Government of India


  • Dr Akhilesh Gupta, Head Policy Research Cell & Advisor, Department of Science and Technology, India
  • G Narayanan, Chairman - Managing Director, New Space India Ltd., India
  • Rakesh Verma, Chairman, MapmyIndia and Chair FICCI Geospatial Committee, India
  • Agendra Kumar, President, Esri India & Sr. Vice President, Association of Geospatial Industries, India

17:20-17:30 - Break
Geospatial Strategies and Commercialisation Policies: Global Trends
  • Rob van de Velde, Director, Geonovum, The Netherlands


  • Boon Khai Tan, Chief Executive, Singapore Land Authority, Singapore
  • Thalia Baldwin, Director, Geospatial Commission, United Kingdom

India as Destination for Geospatial Business: Opportunities and Challenges for Global Companies
  • Mr. Rajesh Mathur, Advisor, FICCI Committee on Geospatial Technologies and Director, ESRI India Technologies Ltd., India


  • Stanimira Koleva, Senior Vice President (SVP) and General Manager Asia Pacific, Here Technologies, Singapore
  • Ronald Bisio, Senior Vice President, Geospatial Division, Trimble Inc. and President, World Geospatial Industry Council, USA
  • Madhav Ragam, Vice President & Managing Director – Asia Pacific, Maxar Technologies, Singapore

18:30-19:00 PM
Keynote Address and Exclusive Conversation
  • Ola Rollen, President & CEO, Hexagon AB, Sweden