Canada’s Geospatial Event: GeoIgnite 2019 Call for Speakers
GeoIgnite 2019 is building a lineup of location technology’s most influential thought leaders to present Keynote speeches and lead panel discussions in June. Our presenters represent the leaders of the geospatial industry in every sense of the word: they are the decision makers, the innovators, the geo-evangelists, and the advocates for geospatial leadership.
And there are still slots to fill! We encourage all location technology professionals who are working to bridge gaps between the industry, government, and business to contact Jonathan Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about speaking at GeoIgnite.
The conference committee is still reviewing submissions for talks. We are focused on curating the best talks on disruptive technology like AI, autonomous vehicles, IoT, big data, geospatial cloud, BIM, SLAM, and AR/VR. Please submit your talk abstract for consideration by downloading the PDF form here.
Our International Speakers
Keith is the former Chief Executive Officer of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). Keith is a leading international authority on geospatial intelligence, a thought leader, and an innovator. A sought-after speaker and published author, he has a superb reputation and deep professional relationships across the defense, intelligence, and homeland security communities. Bringing his experience in the U.S. Army and in the government civilian service into the geospatial sector, Keith has been focused on strategic planning, programming, army intelligence, and using geospatial data to address matters of national security.
Sanjay is a geospatial evangelist, and the Founder and CEO of Geospatial Media & Communications, who was conferred the ‘Global Geospatial Industry Ambassador’ Award by UN-GGIM. As Chief Executive Officer of Geospatial Media and Communications, a global geospatial media company, Sanjay has been evangelizing and accelerating growth of the geospatial industry worldwide. Twenty years ago, Sanjay was one of the first professionals to see that geospatial would become central technology in life and business. Since then he has worked tirelessly to establish initiatives that have mobilized people to unite in advocating for the value of geospatial data and technology.
Our Canadian Speakers
With over a decade of senior market, business, and policy development leadership in both highly regulated and emergent industries in Alberta, Amina Deiab has led award-winning teams to develop and deliver on high-profile market development initiatives for Alberta’s energy sector and fast-growing technology sector. Over the last few years, Amina has worked on key energy policy issues with the Government of Alberta, and is currently the Senior Director, Economic and Innovation Policy in the Government of Alberta’s Economic Development and Trade Ministry.
Geoff has more than 20 years experience in the geospatial software industry. In recognition of his efforts to evangelize geospatial in vertical industries such as utilities and construction, Geoff received the Geospatial Ambassador Award at Geospatial World Forum 2014. Currently Geoff is Principal at Between the Poles, a thought leadership consulting firm. Geoff is a frequent speaker at geospatial and utility events around the world and received Speaker Excellence Awards at GITA 2007-2009.
Bilyana is presently working as Enterprise Architect and IM Lead on Canada’s Privy Council Office (PCO) IM-IT Modernization initiative and serves on the Board of Directors of The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI), Transforming Data with Intelligence. Bilyana has applied her passion on a number of Canadian and international initiatives in different industry verticals, including environmental, defence, cadastral, real estate, economic development, health, mining, utilities, oil and gas and transportation, as well as for the federal, state and local governments.
Jon is the Founder and Managing Director of GoGeomatics Canada, the most popular communications hub for the Canadian geomatics sector. Jon was named one of Canada’s top three Geospatial influencers. He has created Canada’s largest professional location technology networking group, with the goal of strengthening and empowering the Canadian geospatial community. Jon was named one of Canada’s 2018 Geospatial influencers. Jon has had broad range of global experience in marketing and sales for geospatial businesses across a number of sectors and regions globally.
Will is the founder and CEO of Sparkgeo, a geospatial partner for some of the biggest brands in technology. Since starting Sparkgeo, he has been helping startups, large enterprises, and non-profits across North America make the most of location and the strategic application of geospatial technology. Will is also the Chair of Innovation Central Society, a non-profit focused on supporting technology entrepreneurs in Northern British Columbia by providing business programming and co-working space.