PArtner | PwC Indonesia
Agung Wiryawan is a Partner in Capital Projects & Infrastructure, PwC Indonesia. He has twenty years of experience in wide facets of various projects across infrastructure services in Indonesia, including energy/ power, water, transport and social infrastructures. His expertise includes financial structuring, public – private partnership (PPP) advice, feasibility study, business planning and financial modelling.
He has worked with key Indonesia’s infrastructure stakeholders and players, including private companies, state – owned enterprises, Government agencies, and various financiers. He has advised a number of notable infrastructure transactions in Indonesia, which have been successfully reached financial close, amongs others, in the power, water, telecommunication and transport sectors.
Climate and Forests Senior Manager | WRI Indonesia
Arief Wijaya is the Climate and Forests Senior Manager of WRI Indonesia, working mainly on Open Climate Network, NDC Partnership, Global Forest Watch, Forest Legality and Global Restoration Initiative. His work focuses on tropical forest landscapes and their impacts on climate change, drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, MRV REDD+, and national GHG accounting.
Prior to joining WRI, he worked at Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics in Hamburg, Germany and focused on the analysis of drivers of deforestation/reforestation and spatial modeling of tropical landscape dynamics in the Philippines and Ecuador. Previously, he spent 4 years working at Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) based in Indonesia, and is responsible to integrate socio-economic and spatial data for analyzing drivers of deforestation and forest degradation in Indonesia, Vietnam, Peru, Brazil, Cameroon and Zambia. He was also an observer of UN Climate negotiations, following the progress of REDD+ and climate change mitigation negotiations.
He holds a PhD in Geoinformatics from Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany and MSc in Natural Resources Management from International Institute of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) The Netherlands.
Apart from the work, he loves cooking and enjoys Asian culinary, listening to music and watching movies.
Bart De Lathouwer
President | Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
Mr. De Lathouwer is OGC's President. In this role, he manages the consortium, provides oversight and direction to the Consortium’s strategy, budget, communications & marketing, in close collaboration with the CEO. Mr. De Lathouwer also continues to be the General Manager for OGC Europe.
In Mr. De Lathouwer's previous role at OGC, he was responsible for planning and managing Innovation Initiatives such as testbeds, pilots, and interoperability experiments with an emphasis on activities in Europe. This includes leading the Smart City ESPRESSO project.
Previous to his time at OGC, Mr. De Lathouwer 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. As a company representative, he started the OGC CAD-GIS Interoperability Working Group (which evolved into the OGC 3DIM Domain Working Group) and managed the development of a core data access technology FDO (Feature Data Object) that later went open source in OSGeo. After returning to Europe, he worked as a geospatial expert for both private and government organizations focused on interoperability.
Previously, Mr. De Lathouwer was technical project manager at electric and water utilities as well as telecommunication companies. He holds a BS in Computer Science from the Karel de Grote-Hogeschool.
Assistant Professor in Urban Analytics, GIS, and 3D City Modelling | National University of Singapore
Dr Filip Biljecki is assistant professor in urban analytics, GIS, and 3D city modelling at the National University of Singapore (NUS). At NUS he established the Urban Analytics Lab (https://ual.sg). He received both an MSc and a PhD degree from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Filip's background is at the intersection of 3D GIS, computer science, data science, and geomatics, supported by past work in the geospatial industry. He was awarded the Young Researcher Award in GIScience by the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and by EuroSDR (association of European government agencies in mapping, and universities) for the best doctoral research in GIS in Europe. Filip also serves as a fellow in the World Economic Forum.
James 'Jimi' Crawford
Founder & Chief Executive Officer | Orbital Insight
After leading software research and development for over two decades, Jimi is founder & CEO of Orbital Insight. Orbital Insight helps business and policy decision makers understand economic and societal trends through geospatial analytics. His corporate focus is to develop artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computer vision, creating a new source of market data for diverse industries.
Before a successful $1B Monsanto acquisition, Jimi was the SVP of Science and Engineering at the Climate Corporation. Prior to that, he was CTO and Software Architect at Moon Express whose goal was putting the first commercial robot on the moon. As the Engineering Director for Google Book Search, he was in charge of Google’s project to scan, index, and make searchable all the world’s books. As EVP of Engineering at Composite Software, he led product development around data visualization. At Nasa Ames Research Center, Jimi led Autonomy and Robotics projects and authored over 15 peer reviewed publications, resulting in five patents. Jimi earned his PhD and Master’s degrees in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin, and BA in Math and Computer Science from Rice University.
He has a long-term interest in photography which led him, most recently, to eastern Idaho to photograph the August total eclipse.
Jin Xi (JX) Cheong
Founder | Poladrone
Jin Xi (JX) Cheong is currently the CEO of Poladrone, a leading UAS (drones) solutions company. He was awarded as a Forbes Asia 30 under 30 recipient in 2019 for Poladrone’s work in the agriculture sector. To date, Poladrone has analysed over 500,000 hectares of land within ASEAN with deep understanding on how drones can increase productivity. He is a certified remote pilot and holds an Aerospace Engineering degree from Monash University. He believes that analytics and automation is key to achieving sustainability across all industries.
Senior Economist | Urban, Resilience and Land Global Practice of the World Bank
Mark Roberts is a senior economist with the Urban, Resilience and Land Global Practice of the World Bank, based in Singapore.
He is coauthor of the World Bank’s South Asia Region Flagship Report, Leveraging Urbanization in South Asia, its Latin America and Caribbean Flagship Report, Raising the Bar for Productive Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean, and its Indonesia Urbanization Flagship report, Time to ACT: Realizing Indonesia’s Urban Potential. He has also worked on both the Europe and Central Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa regions, and acts as an advisor to Work Bank teams working on the analysis of processes of urban and spatial development.
Mark has published widely in peer-reviewed academic journals on the topic of spatial economic development and, prior to joining the World Bank, he was a university lecturer in spatial economics at the University of Cambridge and a coeditor of the journal Spatial Economic Analysis. Mark holds a PhD in applied economics and an MA in economics from the University of Cambridge as well as an MS in economics from Warwick University.
CEO and Co-founder | Synspective Inc.
Motoyuki Arai is the CEO and Co-founder of Synspective Inc.
He began his career working at a US-based consulting firm in Tokyo, Japan for 5 years to support more than 15 global companies to design new business and technology strategies, to formulate corporate governance and to build the internal controls necessary to run global companies.
He received his Ph.D. in Technology Management for Innovation from the University of Tokyo.
During his time there, he focused his research on construction of energy systems to promote economic growth in developing countries.
He then implemented his knowledge of business development to solve social issues in areas such as energy, water and sanitation, agriculture, and recycling in Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Laos, Cambodia, Kenya, Tanzania, and the devastated areas of Japan.
Vice President | Head of Digital Services Growth Airbus Defence and Space
Engineer and MBA by training Nicolas Huguet very early, focused his career towards technology and digital, in which he built up real business and market experience over the last 15 years.
He spent 6 years working for Hewlett Packard Enterprise within business development and key account management with clients such as SFR, Vivendi and Orange and here he had the opportunity to discover the different aspects of the IT world. Thereafter, he worked at Unisys (an American pioneer of IT) managing one of the Business Unit customers of Nokia Solutions & Networks, Nicolas was able to enhance his knowledge in consulting, telecommunications infrastructure and solutions.
In 2010, passionate about the new fields of application made possible by web services, Nicolas decided to immerse himself more intensely into the digital world by joining Google, where he helped develop their presence in the European cloud services market. In addition, during this period he supported the initiative of entrepreneurial projects in the world of e-commerce, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and digital marketing; with start-ups including Fits.me, Digital Ecosystems or Grapeshot.
He then joined Yahoo Europe in 2015, where he managed relationships and operations with their strategic clients within the European, Middle Eastern and African regions.
In 2018, Nicolas joined Airbus to take responsibility for the Services Growth teams within the Intelligence Division. The ambition of these programs is to design and provide services and solutions to a wide range of commercial and government customers, using data from Airbus satellites.
Nicolas will share his vision on how geospatial data and services are easy to access, therefore enabling informed decision-making for a growing number of large global companies.
Head of Engineering, Geo | Grab
Bio coming soon!
Managing Director | Geospatial Intelligence Center
Ryan Bank, Managing Director of the Geospatial Intelligence Center (GIC), brings vision and strategy to his organization’s one-of-a-kind geospatial program that is revolutionizing how insurers serve policyholders through location-based information.
Recipient of a 2018 Washington Technology Government Innovation Award, the GIC was born out of the need for immediate and rapid insight into disaster situations. It now delivers fast and comprehensive catastrophe response through ultra-high resolution vertical and oblique imagery within hours of a catastrophic event. The program’s innovative approach to disaster response provides critical situational awareness to first-responders to help save lives and to insurers to more rapidly resolve claims and assist policyholders. Additionally, the GIC empowers underwriting through accurate, detailed and current geospatial imagery and analytics for insight into property condition to mitigate risk and reduce fraud.
Traveling a large part of each year, Ryan is a featured speaker both nationally and internationally on the organizational value of Social Innovation and Emerging Technology. In 2010, Bank developed a system — deployed by the US Coast Guard — that used social media monitoring to find survivors after the Haiti earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This system was able to monitor hundreds of thousands of messages coming from Haiti. This intelligence was passed to commanders in the field and rescue teams were launched to the location. His life’s mission and work leading the GIC continues to provide much needed information to support response to disaster events.
Vice President, SEA | AECOM
Scott Dunn is Vice President for Southeast Asia at AECOM (NYSE: ACM), an $20.2 billion global provider of professional design and consulting services. AECOM’s 87,000 employees – including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals – serves clients in more than 150 countries around the world. Scott is also part of the Urban Land Institute Singapore Council and was its past founding Chairman and current co-Chair.
Scott drives strategic growth for Southeast Asia to advance the regional growth agenda of AECOM’s APAC Executive Leadership Team through identification, development and support of strategic initiatives that drive profitable growth for AECOM in Southeast Asia. Core business areas include Design Consulting services in Buildings & Places, Civil & Infrastructure, Oil Gas Chemical Industrial & Power and Environmental, Construction Services.
Scott also leads cross-functional teams in providing integrated services and sustainable solutions for large, complex and multidisciplinary projects across Asia, among them high-density masterplans for new towns and regeneration of existing urban landscapes that have drawn on sustainable and smart themes.
He is an advocate of sustainable land development and high dense urban environmental design and believes that in order to create great places, one should be both sensitive to the environment and be responsible for the society. His books and papers on urban mobility, sustainability and livability issues are frequently published with local and international media. As a highly regarded thought leader in the planning community, he actively speaks on land development at conferences and events throughout Asia and North America.
For Urban Land Institute, he has co-authored four publications with the Singapore Center of Liveable
Cities – 10 Principles for Liveable High-Density Cities Lessons from Singapore (2012), Creating Healthy Places through Active Mobility (2014), Creating Liveable Cities Through Car-Lite Urban Mobility(2016), and Urban Mobility: 10 Cities Leading the Way in Asia-Pacific (2017).
Managing Director | SMARTSEL, Malaysia
Bio coming soon!
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