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WHERE'S THE MONEY? DISRUPTIVE BUSINESS MODELS
IN GEOSPATIAL INDUSTRY

A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION & RECEPTION HOSTED BY

Since the past few years, geospatial industry has seen major shift in its business models largely due to global demand of cloud-based and open-interoperable solutions. The advent of information technology and connectivity not only makes the world smaller, but creates stiff competition among industry players, especially in terms of exclusivity and quality of services. These fast-changing technology trends are cutting down gestation period and innovation life-span, resulting in profit vulnerability.

Along the way we witnessed standalone products losing value and businesses slowly shifting focus to products + services + solutions + system integration portfolio. Ground-breaking acquisitions and consolidations have been making headlines as a way for businesses to integrate systems and gain competitive advantage. We have also seen some unexpected strategic alliances between two and more companies as a marketing strategy to strengthen products positioning in the market – 'together' can create better solution for the users.

Business of geospatial content and information are now taking center stage making location intelligence ever more fundamental. Authentic content and information are used to drive business strategies in order to deliver better and smarter solutions to the users.

Geospatial industry has been evolving and will continue to evolve dynamically; business models will continue being disrupted. The only way for businesses to stay on top of the game is to keep asking one important question: where is the money?

Geospatial Media and Communications, as part of its endeavor to analyze global geospatial business trends and directions, is hosting a roundtable discussion on 'Where's the Money? Disruptive Business Models in Geospatial Industry' to understand geospatial business directions and opportunities in Europe, while facilitating business development and networking of industry players. The roundtable shall be followed by a networking reception. Findings from this series of events will be presented at the 1st European Business Summit, scheduled on 24-25 May 2016 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Venue/Date:

27 Oct 2015
Amsterdam

Hotel Novotel Amsterdam City, Europaboulevard 10, 1083 AD Amsterdam

29 Oct 2015
Brussels

BEL on the Tour & Taxis site, Avenue du Port 86c/3002, B-1000 Brussels

Agenda

1400-1430 hrs:

Welcome coffee

1430-1600 hrs:

Roundtable Discussion on 'Where's the Money? Disruptive Business Models in Geospatial Industry'

1600-1730 hrs:

Networking Reception

RSVP

Kindly send your confirmation of attendance and any other queries to Natassa Antoniou at natassa@geospatialmedia.net by 31 January 2016 (Berlin), 2 February 2016 (Munich)

Speakers

Berlin Date: 3 February 2016 Venue: NH Collection Berlin Friedrichstrasse, Friedrichstraße 96, 10117 Berlin
Moderator
Sanjay Kumar

Sanjay Kumar

Chief Executive Officer
Geospatial Media and Communications
Aleksandar Balaban

Aleksandar Balaban

Independent ATM consultant
m-click.aero
Armin Hoff

Armin Hoff

Channel Sales Director & Regional Sales Manager
Hexagon
John Ahlrichs

John Ahlrichs

Vice President
BlackBridge
Mathhias Koksch

Mathhias Koksch

Vertical Market Manager AEC
FARO
Munich Date: 5 February 2016 Venue: NH München City Center, Arnulfstraße 2, 80335 Munich
Moderator
Josef Strobl

Josef Strobl

Professor
Head, Department of Geoinformatics
University of Salzburg, Austria
Andreas Siebert

Andreas Siebert

Head Geospatial Solutions
Corporate Underwriting, Munich RE
Armin Hoff

Armin Hoff

Channel Sales Director & Regional Sales Manager
Hexagon
George Vozikis

George Vozikis

Sales Manager - Central & Southern Europe
Airbus Defence and Space
Günther Pichler

Günther Pichler

Business Development Manager EMEA
Esri
Gunter Schreier

Gunter Schreier

Deputy Director German Remote Sensing Data Center
German Aerospace Center
Manfred Krischke

Manfred Krischke

Co-founder, CEO
CLOUDEO
Oliver Buerkler

Oliver Buerkler

Product Manager
FARO
Silvester Fischer

Silvester Fischer

Sales Manager
European Space Imaging