ADVANCING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN EUROPE

ONE OF ITS KIND PLATFORM GATHERING EUROPEAN BUSINESS
LEADERS AND STAKEHOLDERS

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When 24 - 25 May 2016
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where WORLD TRADE CENTER
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Background

The latest developments in technology infrastructure, market sustainability requirement and commoditization of geospatial information have broken all exclusivities in the market causing a lot of disruption to the existing business models of geospatial companies.

A disruptive business model termed as 'sharing economy' has become increasingly popular in the past few years, thanks to Uber and Airbnb. Similar trend is affecting the geospatial industry, where geospatial data, hardware and software are becoming more and more available as 'services' shared in a common IT platform through integration of cloud, web, IoT, enterprise and data warehouse. This business model allows users to pay as per consumption, and therefore avoid expensive licensing and maintenance fee.

Solution-centric and value-driven demand of end users, on the other hand, are driving companies to offer holistic workflow of solutions instead of traditional mode of hardware or software.

Today, primary hardware companies have 40-50% software business. This is happening because solution has become the end of the value chain and a company cannot give a solution with just hardware or software alone. Significant number of players with a futuristic mindset have already started moving towards system integration with strategic alliances.

European Geospatial Business Summit shall be a unique and first of its kind platform to demonstrate the evolving geospatial business models and offers European geospatial professionals and companies the opportunity to learn, collaborate, and optimise their business dimensions.

As part of our campaign towards developing this platform, Geospatial Media and Communications shall be undertaking round-table discussions in about 10 cities across Europe and shall organise all the discussions/interactions in the form of a report, which shall be available for discussions at the 1st European Geospatial Business Summit.

1ST EUROPEAN GEOSPATIAL BUSINESS SUMMIT WILL CONVENE IN

What will be Discussed?

Speakers

Technology Developments, Emerging Business Models
Moderator & Lead Speaker
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Sanjay Kumar

Chief Executive Officer
Geospatial Media and Communications
The Netherlands
Bio
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Christopher W. Gibson

Vice President
Trimble
United States
Bio
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Ted Lamboo

Senior Vice President
Reality Modeling
Bentley Systems, The Netherlands
Bio
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Johannes Riegl

Chief Marketing Officer
Riegl
Austria
Bio
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Kumar Navulur

Senior Director of Global Strategic Programs
DigitalGlobe
United States
Bio
Key Technologies Driving Geospatial Business Models
Moderator
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Athina Trakas

Director European Services
Open Geospatial Consortium
Germany
Bio
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Rainer Sternfeld

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Planet OS
United States
Bio
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SANDEEP SINGHAL

Director - Cloud Storage
Google
United States
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SUNIL KUMAR

Co-Founder
XAd
United States
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Anamika Das

Director Commercial Research & Policy Advocacy
Geospatial Media & Communications
India
Bio
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Shivalik Prasad

Executive Director
MapmyIndia
India
Bio
Policy Framework Enabling Entrepreneurship
Moderator
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Gilles OLLIER

Head of Sector Earth Observation
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
Belgium
Bio
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Andreas Veispak

Head of Unit Space Data for Societal Challenges & Growth
European Commission
Belgium
Bio
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Kees de Zeeuw

Director of Kadaster International
Dutch Kadaster
The Netherlands
Bio
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BENGT KJELLSON

Director General & Chief Executive
Swdish National Land Survey
Sweden
Bio
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Ger Nieuwpoort

Director
Netherlands Space Office
The Netherlands
Bio
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Ivan Deloatch

Executive Director
Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)
United States
Bio
Commercialisations of research and institutional capacity
Moderator
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Barbara Ryan

Secretariat Director
GEO
Switzerland
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Josef Strobl

Professor
Head, Department of Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg
Austria
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Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse

Director - NSW Business Development, Research & International Relations
CRC for Spatial Information
Australia
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Gilles OLLIER

Head of Sector Earth Observation
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
Belgium
Bio
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Christian Heipke

Professor
Institute of Photogrammetry and GeoInformation, Leibniz University
Germany
Bio
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Klaus Greve

Professor
Centre of Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces
University of Bonn
Germany
Bio
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Ole Oldeen

Communication Director
Future Position X
Sweden
Bio
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Yana Gevorgyan

Senior International Relations Specialist
NOAA Satellite and Information Service
United States
Bio
System Integration and Solution Oriented Business Modules
Moderator
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Rob van de Velde

Director
Geonovum
The Netherlands
Bio
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Henk Scholten

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Geodan
The Netherlands
Bio
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Marc Melviez

Chief Executive Officer
LUCIAD
Belgium
Bio
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Gertjan Baars

Senior Director Consulting
PwC
The Netherlands
Bio
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John Renard

President EMEA
Cyient
United Kingdom
Bio
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Philippe Pham

Head of Optical Programmes - Operations & Quality
Managing Director France – Directeur Général Airbus DS Geo SA
Airbus Defence & Space
France
Bio
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Massimo Comparini

Chief Executive Officer
e-GEOS
Italy
Bio
Integrated Geospatial Data and Value Added Services
Moderator
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Reida Elwannas

President
Rolta Middle East
United Arab Emirates
Bio
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Rob Beck

Managing Director
NEO
The Netherlands
Bio
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Fabrizio Pirondini

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Deimos Imaging
Spain
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Alessandro Annoni

Head of the Digital Earth and Reference Data Unit
Joint Research Centre
Italy
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WOUTER BROKX

Director
Imagem
The Netherlands
Bio
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Manfred Krischke

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
CloudEO
Germany
Bio
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Steven Ramage

Director of Strategy
what3words
United Kingdom
Bio
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Florenci Reye

Business Development Director, EMEA & Aviation
Earth Networks
United States
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European Geospatial Footprint: Trends and Business Opportunities
Moderator
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Camille van der Harten

Director
GeoBusiness Nederland
The Netherlands
Bio
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Natassa Antoniou

Business Development Manager
Geospatial Media & Communications
The Netherlands
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Kammy Brun-Chan

Business Development Manager
Euroconsult
France
Bio
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Geoff Sawyer

Secretary General
European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC)
Belgium
Bio
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Thorsten Rudolph

Managing Director
Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO)
Germany
Bio

Why Attend?

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First ever 2-days gathering of European geospatial business leaders

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Gather insights on geospatial business trends and opportunities in Europe

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First-hand know-how on expanding European business outreach to international market

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Learn about the risk and feel good factor for start-ups in Europe

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Updates on the latest technological innovation in Europe

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Discuss the disruptive business models and how they affect geospatial business in Europe

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Excellent networking opportunities with European geospatial business stakeholders

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Best platform to share experience and talk to like-minded peers

Registration Fee

Option 1: European Geospatial Business Summit = Euro 300 + 21% VAT

Option 2: European Geospatial Business Summit + Geospatial World Forum = Euro 750 +21% VAT (Until 29 February 2016)

Registration fee shall cover the following:
  • Tea/coffee, lunches and general networking receptions
  • Networking Reception of Geospatial Business Summit
  • Literature Kit of the conference
  • One year subscription of Geospatial World Magazine
  • One copy of European Geospatial Business Outlook Report
Register now JOIN ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS IN CITIES NEAR YOU!

Geospatial Business Outlook Report

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As part of our campaign towards developing this platform, Geospatial Media and Communications shall be undertaking market research activities in the form of survey questionnaires and round-table discussions in major cities across Europe. The findings of these activities will be summarized in a Geospatial Business Outlook Report, which will be produced and distributed to the delegates at European Geospatial Business Summit.

Participate in Our Survey

Contact

If you have any questions or queries, please drop us an email at info@geobuiz.eu

European Geospatial Business Summit Secretariat

Geospatial Media and Communications BV
Donauweg 10, 1043AJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 6 289 269 56