PLENARIES

Geospatial Empowering Billions
  • Geospatial empowerment to IT-enabled services and optimizing engineering workflows and business processes
  • Newer business models fostering greater ubiquity of geospatial information
  • Greater ubiquity of geospatial information taking its benefits from select few to all sections of society to improve quality of their lives

Speakers

Macarena Pérez García

Executive Secretary
National System of Territorial Information (SNIT)
Chile

Steven Ramage

Head of External Relations
Group on Earth Observations (GEO)

JAVIER VELÁZQUEZ

Scientific Coordinator
National Fund for Tourism Promotion (FONATUR)
Mexico

Virginia Burkett

Chief Scientist
Climate and Land Use Change
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Enrique Guevara Ortiz

General Director of National Coordinator of Civil Protection (CENAPRED) Mexico

JORGE LUIS PÉREZ TREJO

Under Secretary
Department of Urban Development and Public Works Administration of the State of Querétaro (SDUOP)
Mexico

Digital Transformation Through Geospatial Innovation
  • Location and geospatial technologies at the heart of digital transformation and core of all development activities
  • The current pace of Digital transformation to foster unprecedented innovation with the advent of fourth revolution
  • Geospatial technology driving the much needed digital transformation for the Americas to realise their growth and development plans

Speakers

Deirdre Dalpiaz Bishop

Chief Geography Division
U.S. Census Bureau

César Fernando Rodríguez Tomeo

Secretary General IPGH
Uruguay

Valrie Grant

Managing Director of GeoTechVision and Executive Chairman of Marlie Technology Park Ltd.

Andrew Canales

Senior Director of Americas
MAXAR
USA

Steven Hagan

Vicepresident Development
Oracle Corporation

Andrés Lajous Loaeza

Mobility Secretary (SEMOVI) Mexico City

Geospatial Technology as a mechanism for SDGs success
  • Leveraging geospatial data for policy making, programming and project operations to realize the SDGs and its associated targets.
  • Geospatial technologies and services, strengthening data production and the use of better data in policymaking and monitoring, becoming increasingly recognized as fundamental means for global development
  • Innovations in technologies such as UAVs, sensors, satellites, big data, etc. in enabling the use of geospatial towards achieving the agenda and measuring, monitoring and reporting the progress

Speakers

Enrique Jesús Ordaz López

Vicepresident
INEGI
Mexico

Luis Ramiro García Chávez

General Director of the National Committee for Sustainable Development of Sugar Cane (CONADESUCA) Mexico

Sandra Liliana Moreno Mayorga

Technical director
National Administrative Department of Statistics - DANE
Colombia

Rolando Ocampo Alcántar

Director of the Statistics Division
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

GEMMA SANTANA MEDINA

Coordinator of the 2030 Agenda
Innovation Analysis Sub-Office, Office of the President of the Republic
Mexico

Argyro Kavvada

Executive Secretary
GEO EO4SDG Initiative