Day 1, 18 March 2020

Trends, Opportunities & Outlook

  • Fireside chat: Reaching the connected consumer
    Today is dominated by the millennial generation – the generation grew up with internet and everything from consumer behaviour to way of life; it is also the complete opposite from the generations before. Almost all parts of the world are connected or have access to high speed, wireless internet which is probably the most important commodity for everyone. How do companies reinvent and innovate to stay relevant and reach the ever-connected consumer?
  • Keynote: Geospatial time is now
    In today's fast-paced world, there are many new frontiers faced by companies and businesses. From indoor to surrounding space, from drones to robots which all contribute to the advent of smart cities. How can companies navigate and uncover the new opportunities presented by geospatial tech?
  • Keynote: How does a data-driven future look like?
    Many people are curious about the future where a combination of many things are possible - pervasive knowledge, autonomous everything and the Internet of Everything are possibly the main drivers for all aspects of work and life for the generations to come. How does the short-term future look like with AI and the increasing significance of geospatial technology?
  • Panel: Digital Asia - Full on with 5G
    User location is an increasingly important source of value creation. With the introduction of 5G, cloud computing, mobile devices and sensors, data analytics and machine learning have propelled companies to leverage geospatial data and services to build new businesses. The data-driven geospatial industry is expected to grow exponentially in 2020 and beyond.
  • Keynote: Geospatial Innovation in Urban Economic Planning
    With the expected rise of global urban population moving to live in cities, governments and stakeholders are increasingly relying on geospatial technology and its ability to pull together the massive amounts of information necessary to balance competing priorities and solve complex issues, such as optimising new building placement or determining the feasibility of a waste disposal site.

Country Focus: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines & Vietnam
The rise of AI, machine learning and most recently, deep learning are expected to make waves in geospatial data and the whole spectrum. Such technology advancements will help to provide accurate, real time and useful information and smart solutions to tackle some of the real-world challenges today including overcrowding, rising sea level, crop management and more.

  • Keynote: Realising Indonesia's climate change mitigation goal 
    The world is getting warmer every passing year. Indonesia - home to one of the largest tropical forests in the world - has pledged to do its utmost to mitigate the issue. What can technology and innovations like advanced forest monitoring system and transition to renewable energy and more, do to help tackle the challenges now? And what's the role of all key stakeholders in tackling climate emergencies - an existential threat proven by science?
  • Keynote: Infrastructure in Indonesia 2020
    According to the World Bank, Indonesia is currently the world's fourth most populated nation and the world's 10th largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity. One of the main goals set out by the Indonesian government is to accelerate infrastructure development, in order to support industrialisation transformation in response to the fourth industrial revolution. What does this mean for businesses in 2020 and beyond?
  • Keynote: Building digital communities & societies
    Today, access to WiFi and high speed internet are without a doubt a core necessities for many people around the world. The backbone of digital infrastructure, secured network, data analytics and many others are critical elements in building a connected digital society. Find out more about connecting Selangor – the most developed state in Malaysia.
  • Keynote: Drones to the palm oil industry
    For many years, drone technology has predominantly been used by military and defence organisations. With the recent rise of deep tech, IoT, AI and the increasing accessibility to drones, the benefits of adopting drone technology in the commercial and traditional sectors have proven to be a safe, real-time, cost-effective solution.
  • Keynote: Infrastructure in Philippines 2020
    According to a recent report released by the Asian Development Bank, Philippines - the 5th largest economy in Asean by GDP - is expected to recover its growth momentum in the short term despite the ongoing trade war between the giants. The Philippine government is set to continue the "Build, Build, Build" initiative and has plans for infrastructure development in 2020.
  • Keynote: Connecting images from space to decisions on earth
    In today’s world, information is everything, but it can be a challenge to come by the right information at the right time and in the right format. Geospatial technologies and capabilities offer improvements to planning and the ability to respond to challenges and missions – with greater speed and higher certainty, in the desired location.

    Combining premium data, industry-specific services and analytic capabilities, a variety of industry-specific solutions can be offered. The aim is to make geospatial data and services easy to access, thereby enabling better informed decision-making.

    With access to a constellation of satellites and open source data, users and premium imagery services users can take advantage of fresh, global layers of geospatial information. Examples of value-added services and analytic capabilities range from no-deforestation verification services to turn-key analytics that provide biomass and nitrogen information to ship detection and the monitoring of oil refineries to help predict shutdowns 
  • Keynote: Key insights on economic performance of Asian cities & regions with geospatial analytics
    A case study sharing

Updated as of 6 January 2020, do note that the agenda is subject to changes without prior notice by the Organisers.

Day 2, 19 March 2020

Building Cities of Tomorrow

  • Keynote: Mixed Reality and what every business leader needs to know now
    Imagine bringing Pokemon Go live to the field. Mixed reality is a significant advancement of augmented reality and it has been around for a while now. It enables scenario planning and solve business problems by being able to see and foresee what is one trying to achieve. The mixed reality tech is expected to grow and will be used by businesses especially with the 5G rollout globally in 2020. And what does this mean for enterprises and businesses?
  • Keynote: Future of infrastructure
    Technology is transforming our urban landscapes and fundamentally altering how we live, work and play. Many have defined the future living space as combinations of digital city, the Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud computing. The data collected by hundreds of millions of IoT sensors will be calculated, analyzed, and managed with AI and machine learning in real time. All of these would require the backbone support of advanced infrastructure in a sustainable manner.
  • Keynote: Trends in infrastructure asset mapping & monitoring

  • Keynote: Unlocking the social and economic impact of geospatial data and analytics
    The geospatial industry is going through a period of rapid transformation. Increasingly, new companies are entering the arena. With them, they bring unique technologies and solutions capable of solving complex problems across societies. However, harnessing the full potential of these technologies requires an ecosystem that encourages the mass adoption of geospatial technologies and tools.

    How can we as an industry build this together?

    This presentation will:
    • Highlight the technical and business challenges currently facing our industry
    • Discuss the barriers we will need to break to truly democratise access to multiple geospatial data sources and analytics through an integrated open environment to developers and by extension to all users.
    • Explore how we can work in collaboration to break these barriers 

  • Panel: Bringing technology together to bridge the infrastructure
    The world population is expected to continue to increase in 2020 and governments around the world are beginning to plan and develop smart cities, as many people are moving to live in cities. This is both an excellent and challenging opportunity for the many. What are the upcoming anticipated tech trends that could deliver on these projects of the future?

In Focus: Insurance & Real Estate

  • Keynote: Benchmarking open geospatial data
    An increasing amount of geospatial data is becoming open, benefiting a large number of use cases across industry and academia. Today in many countries around the world releasing open geo data is a rule rather than exception. At the same time, volunteered geoinformation is proliferating and it is indispensable to myriads of actors in the geospatial community. Academia plays an important role here: several research groups are developing methods for monitoring their quality and investigating usability. This talk focuses on developing instruments for the assessment of the availability and quality of open geodata on buildings, a research carried out at the Urban Analytics Lab in Singapore.
  • Keynote: Role of geospatial data in disaster response support and insurance sector
    In the insurance sector, detailed data provides and creates better predictions and more accurate customer quotes. Yet potential purchasers often don’t know the information needed for rigorous risk assessments, such as the distance of their house from volcano. With geospatial technology, the insurance sector is set to embrace the profound benefits.
  • Keynote: Smart real estate
    The real estate industry has been a long and traditional one. With the recent tech disruption especially GIS and advanced spatial analysis which benefit all parties involved, the real estate industry is seeing a refreshing revival with real-time experience.
  • Keynote: Better insurance data with location intelligence
    In the insurance sector, detailed data provides and creates better predictions and more accurate customer quotes. Yet potential purchasers often don’t know the information needed for rigorous risk assessments, such as the distance of their house from volcano. With geospatial technology, the insurance sector is set to embrace the profound benefits.

Mobility & Transport

  • Keynote: AI powered GIS Data: reshaping asset management, making sense of mobility
    Imagine hundreds of thousands of vehicles, travelling along their regular routes while surveying the road, detecting road infrastructure assets and movement around the city, enhancing your GIS platform with near real-time datasets. This is fast becoming a reality. Harnessing the power of millions of journeys from passenger and fleet vehicles on the road, road asset and mobility data is being captured and turned it into relevant, up-to-date GIS layers for local governments, transportation authorities, utility companies, and businesses. Up-to-date GIS data is critical to the successful management and operation of cities. Highly refreshed datasets of near-misses, pedestrian and bike mobility, road assets, potholes and more can all be collected and incorporated into your GIS platform.
  • Keynote: Location Tech - What's next? / Ultra wideband (UWB)
    A case study sharing
  • Panel: Autonomous everything: The race is on
    As innovations in autonomous vehicles continue to grow, it's clear to see that geospatial technology is the basis for successful navigation. Manufacturers race to study what mapping information are necessary to access and how to obtain those data as the whole industry looks to be transformed especially for the connected generations to come.

Updated as of 6 January 2020, do note that the agenda is subject to changes without prior notice by the Organisers.