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Day 1: 24th November

Times Kenilworth 2&3 Kenilworth 1 Stratford Othello Hamlet Directors
0900 Registration, Networking & Exhibition
1000 Welcome - Rollo Home, Conference Chair  
1015 Plenary - Dr Helen Reeves, British Geological Survey
Exploiting the City Subsurface
1045 Plenary - Charlie Davies, iGeolise
1115 Coffee, Networking & Exhibition
1200 Theme: Big Data
Host: AGI Cymru
Jo Shannon, 1Spatial.
Big Data: Can you handle it?
Innovation Theatre
Host: Suppliers SIG
Gareth Robson, Land Registry
Data Publication in an open world
Theme: Core Reference Geographies
Host: Addressing SIG
Alistair Calder, Office for National Statistics
Building an address register for the 2021 Census - why excellent isn't good enough
Theme: Debate
3D GIS – is visualisation enough

Host: UK 3DSIG
Panel Members to include: Claire Ellul, University College London, Rollo Home, Ordnance Survey, Caroline Steer, Esri UK, Kelvin Wong, University College London
Theme: Role of Tech
Host: Early Careers Network
James Milner, Esri UK
How APIs are changing the GIS industry
Interactive Session
Host: Eclipse Foundation
Andrea Ross, Eclipse Foundation and Joe Allnut, Ordnance Survey
1215 Ian Coady, Office for National Statistics
2021 Census Geographies: How small is too small?
1230 Andy Coote, ConsultingWhere
Big Data changes everything: Fact or Fiction
Alex Wrottesley, Geovation Hub
New models for innovation partnership
Chris Chambers, Ordnance Survey
Addressing in GB - much to celebrate, yet we've only just started - how to remain the best addressed nation in the world
Christoher Wesson, Ordnance Survey
Delivering a sustainable web service with great content from the European Location Framework project
1245 Chair led panel discussion
1300 Lunch, Networking & Exhibition
1415 Theme: Policy
Host: Policy SIG
James Norris, Ordnance Survey
UN-GGIM: Future Trends - how the world looks now
Robin Appleby, Esri UK
Now is the time for GIS to fulfil its potential!
Theme: Value of Money
Matt Pennells, Harrow Council

Saving millions by joined up thinking, and doing less with more
Theme: Observing the world
Host: AGI Northern Ireland
Is there a case for increasing sensor networks in the management of sewer networks to meet compliance targets
Theme: Role of Tech
Wendy Thomas, Environment Agency
Order out of chaos: making metadata matter at the Environment Agency
Interactive Session
Host: Ordnance Survey
Chris Parker, Geovation Hub Geovation – exploring the future potential
1445 Ben Allan, Dotted Eyes
Clearing up the Confusion of INSPIRE Phase 2
David Crowther, Cadline
Utilising the DynamicMaps suite of products from Cadline to help industry achieve BIM data collaboration for CAD and GIS
Simon Miles, Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead
Open-Source GIS - now and the future at Windsor & Maidenhead
Richard Gowling, Canal and River Trust
Influencing Policy: Utilising What You Have
1515 Coffee, Networking & Exhibition
1545 Theme: Internet of Things
Host: Eclipse Foundation
Andrea Ross, Eclipse Foundation
Using Open Source and Open Data to Solve the Big Problems
Theme: Visualisation
Patrick Bell, British Geological Survey
Bringing geological open data to life with innovative visualisation techniques
Theme: Observing the world
Host: Environment SIG & Defra Network
Andy Wells, SterlingGEO
The only constant is change - Current and future approaches to the challenge of local, national and global monitoring
Fiona Miller, ABP Marine Environmental Research
Modelled Mapping of Continuous Underwater Noise Generated by Anthropogenic Activities
Interactive Session
Host: Kingston University
Dr Mike Smith
Open Source Software for GI

Tracy Miranda, Kichwa Coders
Espruino: Open Hardware for IoT

Matthew Gerring, Diamond Light Source
Diamond Light Source Synchrotron and the Eclipse Science Working Group
Liz Scott, emapsite
Move over maps: Step out of your GI comfort zone and start tackling data visualisation
Andrew Richman, Environment Agency
Operational use of satellite data for mapping flood extent outlines
Diana Moraru, Ordnance Survey
Generating synchronised elevation models to support the development of 3D geospatial analysis
Interactive Session
Host: Kingston University
Professor Nigel Walford
What could we do now if we had the geospatial data of the past?
1645 Plenary: David Overton, MD and founder of dbyhundred and SplashMaps. A future resilient - Tracking the trends  
1715 Wrap up
1730 Annual General Meeting (Stratford Room)
1800 Sponsor Drinks Reception and Charity Auction (The Grange)
Gala Dinner

AGI reserves the right to amend the programme without prior notice

Day 2: 25th November

Times Kenilworth 2&3 Kenilworth 1 Stratford Othello Hamlet Directors
0915 Registration, Networking & Exhibition
0945 Welcome - Rollo Home, Conference Chair  
1000 Plenary - Prof Paul Longley, University College 
1030 Plenary - Peter Gibb, BBC Weather/MET Office
1100 Coffee, Networking & Exhibition
1145 Theme: Smart Citizen
Ingrid Aldridge, Canal & River Trust

Setting up an Enterprise Environment in a Collaborative Cloud Based System
Innovation Theatre
Host: Suppliers SIG
Demelza Guy, Cadcorp
Mobile is not just another channel. Smart-searching and council websites
Theme: Smart City & infrastructure
Host: BIM4AssetManagement
Andrew Thompson, Groundwork Maps
Ground Information Modelling
Theme: Smart Environment
Host: Marine SIG
Alex Coomer, Marine Management Organisation
Click here for enlightenment; how technology supported the usability of England’s first marine plans
Theme: Standards
Host: Standards Forum
Andrew Hughes, OGC UK & Ireland Chair
Joined up standards: How the Open Geospatial Consortium UK and Ireland forum can help you
Interactive Session
Host: Esri UK
Jack Hardy, Customer Success Group
Every map tells a story
1215 Gary Randle, Cadcorp
Using GIS for risk assessment and resource allocation to support reslience in UK fire services
Dr Andy Wells, Sterling Geo
Remote sensing comes of age
Joshua Dickerson, BWB Consulting
GIS data for the non-GIS user: The use of web mapping to facilitate access to 'hidden' information
John Pepper, Oceanwise
Conservancy and Compliance – Effective Maritime Information Infrastructure in Ports
Peter Parslow, Ordnance Survey
Maintaining your shop window: what’s metadata for, and what’s changing?
1245 Lunch, Networking & Exhibition
1400 Theme: Smart Citizen
Host: Insurance & Risk SIG
Duncan Hill, Europa Technologies
Strengthening resilience using peril models & real-time data feeds
Bob Chell, 1Spatial
Smarter Data, Smarter World
Interactive Session Elliot Hartley, Garsdale Design Limited
Geodesign and procedural modelling
Theme: Smart Environment
Host: Land & Property SIG Kieran Bell, The Crown Estate 
Managing the UK’s real estate assets and resources in a profitable and sustainable way
Theme: Debate (Open Data)
Chair: Dave Lovell
Panel Members to include: Geraldine Wildman, British Geological Survey, Mike Rose, Environment Agency, John Kimmance, Ordnance Survey  and Rikesh Shah, TfL
Interactive Session
Host: Ordnance Survey
Matthew Bowerbank, OSMaps API
1430 Matt Pennells, MapAction
MapAction and the Nepal Earthquake response – seeing innovation in action
Nathan Ward, Leica Geosystems
Geospatial data capture for everyone – Innovations in simplicity
Kathryn Lee, British Geological Survey
Using geological information to understand and reduce vulnerability to climate change
1500 Coffee, Networking & Exhibition
1530 Plenary - Mark Ovenden
Tube Maps of the World!
Wrap up
Awards Ceremony - Compere Prof Iain Stewart

AGI reserves the right to amend the programme without prior notice


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