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GeoIgnite 2024 Early Access: Tickets and First Speakers Unveiled!

Excitement is mounting across Canada as GeoIgnite, the nation’s premier geospatial leadership event, draws near. After being online since the pandemic, GeoIgnite returns to an in-person conference format, marking a much-anticipated shift. We’re thrilled to reveal our first set of early confirmed speakers, panels, and the event format for this spring’s GeoIgnite in Ottawa. GeoIgnite 2024 will spotlight three critical areas: Geomatics for Climate Resiliency, Geospatial Leadership and AI (GeoAI), and the integration of Digital Twins with BIM/GIS interoperability.

We have two days of talks featuring over 20 speakers, 5 panels, and a host of workshops and seminars.

I’m thrilled to have some of the best minds and leaders join us from around the globe and Canada.

Keynote: Steven Ramage

Steven RamageSteven holds the position of CEO at the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), an international body coordinating Earth observation programs and supporting global initiatives in areas like biodiversity, climate change, and disaster risk reduction. Additionally, he has served as a Senior Business Advisor at the United Nations, contributing to the Science Policy Business Forum on nature and climate-related matters, including the implementation of the Big Data Strategy for the Environment. A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Ramage also serves on the boards of Digital Earth Africa and GEO BON. As a Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde’s Institute for Future Cities in Scotland, he offers his expertise in urban development and sustainability.

Ramage has a history of advising and collaborating with various organizations, including the United Nations, the World Bank, and space agencies, on critical issues such as biodiversity and climate change. He is also dedicated to youth engagement, focusing on supporting early-career professionals and local capacity development initiatives.

Featured Speakers Include:

ClaudiaClaudia Cozzitorto is a key leader in the architecture and construction industry, especially in the field of Building Information Modelling (BIM). Boasting over fifteen years of experience in practicing architecture within Canada, Cozzitorto currently holds the position of Chief Strategic Officer at LandLogic. Additionally, her appointment as President of BuildingSMART Canada highlights her commitment to the digital transformation of Canada’s built asset industry. This includes fostering the development and promotion of open, international standards and solutions. Cozzitorto’s contributions are pivotal in advancing the adoption and application of BIM technology in the architectural field, significantly influencing the digital evolution of construction and design industries across Canada.

Abe TarapaniAbe Tarapani is a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI), with a particular focus on GeoAI and its application in geospatial analysis. He is the CEO of Atlas AI, a startup focused on helping organizations adapt to changing societal conditions. Atlas AI aims to accelerate growth, future-proof supply chains, target resources to vulnerable populations, and build greater resilience against climate change. Tarapani has an extensive career spanning diverse deep technology fields, including renewable energy, AI, and advanced semiconductors. His work at Atlas AI places him at the forefront of integrating AI with socioeconomic measures. This is particularly impactful in addressing societal challenges in data-sparse environments like Sub-Saharan Africa.

Canada’s Space Based Earth Observation Panel

Earth Observation Panel







Join an insightful discussion on Canadian Space-Based Earth Observation, moderated by Steven Ramage, CEO of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS). This panel features leaders from key federal organizations, including Shannon Kaya, Director at Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC); Mathieu Benoit, Senior Director at the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation; and Taryn Tomlinson, Director at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). Together, they will delve into Canada’s priorities, investments, and challenges in the realm of earth observation.

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Early Bird Tickets are on sale now. Registration for GeoIgnite includes a comprehensive two-day package featuring breakfasts, breaks, and lunches, along with a reception at the conclusion of the first day.

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