TECH WEEK 2019

2019

Location

Intelligence

22 May 2019   08.30 – 16.30

WHAT:     Full day Tech Week conference

WHERE:  Vodafone Xone, 213-221 Tuam Street, Christchurch central

WHEN:    08.30 – 16.30, 22 May 2019

WHY:       Because location intelligence is the shiz

COST:     $30

Ready.

Set.

Locate.

Location powers our lives every day – whether it’s Uber, Google Maps, or a super-important app that finds the best caffeine fix in your neighbourhood. That same (geospatial) technology is propelling industry, business and government forward in the digital age.

Come and learn from industry front-runners about real-world projects where location and geospatial technology are the heroes. Then, put your fingers to the keyboard and learn some practical skills in afternoon workshops.

 

Finally, let's get to know each other a bit over a few drinks to round up the day.

Whether you’re a seasoned geospatial professional or a location data newbie, Location Intelligence 2019 is for you.

Be there or be a

regular quadrilateral!

 

Hirini Tane

Designer at Maori Maps

Talk Topic: Data in context

Pip Gilbert

VP Strategy and Product, EROAD

Talk Topic: Telematics, GPS data workflow and EROAD

Let's Talk

Location Intelligence 2019 Speakers

Hirini Tane is the senior researcher and webmaster of www.maorimaps.com, a website that geo-locates all tribal marae of Aotearoa. He is from the Bay of Islands, Northland, and recently completed a doctorate at the University of Otago, Dunedin. The general theme of his research sought to answer the question, “what will my marae-community (papakāinga) look like in 100 years?” and to understand the relationship between people, land and water.

Pip Gilbert is a status quo-challenger, growth junkie and strategic thinker with expertise in customer research, innovation processes, strategic assessment and wild ideas.  Pip has held leadership roles in product, innovation, partnerships and strategy. She currently works in the hi-tech sector with EROAD, an NZX listed technology company that provides an integrated hardware and SaaS solution that optimises safety and sustainability in the transport sector in NZ, Australia and the US.

Orbica CEO and Founder

Kurt Janssen

Talk Topic: Abbreviated history of geospatial technology

Kurt Janssen is a geographer and geospatialist with a passion for emerging technology and anything to do with data. Kurt has an BSc Hons (Geography) from the University of Canterbury and worked for central government and private companies in New Zealand and California before establishing geospatial consultancy Orbica in February 2017. Orbica is inspired by Kurt’s passion for thinking outside of the box and combining technologies to create better, more innovative solutions with location data.

Environment Canterbury Director Finance and Corporate Services

Miles McConway

Talk Topic: Data Visualisation

Miles is the Director of Finance and Corporate Services at Environment Canterbury. He’s been involved in the geospatial world for some time promoting shared services in the Bay of Plenty, providing leadership support for the development of Canterbury Maps in Canterbury, spent a number of years on LINZ’ Geospatial Senior Official Group implementing New Zealand’s geospatial strategy as well as the Canterbury Spatial Date Infrastructure Steering Group set up to assist with the Canterbury Earthquake recovery programme. His current focus/interest is promoting data visualisation.

Kris Herbert

CEO and Founder of Place Casting and Co-founder of Content NZ

Talk Topic: Location-based storytelling

Kris Herbert is a former journalist who is exploring location-based storytelling with her new company, Placecasting Limited. Last year Placecasting released four geo-located audio storytelling experiences - including a poetry walking tour for WORD Christchurch, a community storytelling project called Our Stories, the Kieth Preene Craft Beer Experience and a location-specific mindfulness experience called Wanderble.com. Kris is also co-founder of Creative Agent content studio and Content NZ - the New Zealand content marketing association. 

Ryan Ashton (MC)

Ryan is a business consultant, keen cyclist and an all-round good bloke with a serious stack of achievements to his name across sales, marketing, creative, PR, events, social media and software/app development. He’s no stranger to geo-tech and is a master communicator and networker with a quick wit and old-fashioned values of building trust and relationship before business. Ryan is founder of A Few Quiet Yarns, networking events that help you get to know the person, not their suit.

 

Work it!

Location Intelligence 2019 Workshops

How to build

a web map

Will

Jones

WORKSHOP 1:

This is webmapping 101. Learn step-by-step how to create your own webmap using ESRI and open-source platforms. Bring your laptop.

Prerequisites:
• An ArcGIS online account (register free at url: http://www.arcgis.com/index.html)
• Download data prior to workshop (URL will be provided closer to the date of the workshop or on the day of)

How to build a web map is presented by Will Jones

Will has a broad range of geospatial skills, coding languages and experience that he has applied to several geospatial projects, including NCTIR’s work to restore earthquake-damaged infrastructure in Kaikoura. Will is an artist/user interface expert with a flair for user experience, design and data visualisation.

Data stories and

Viz with R

Harkanwal

Singh

WORKSHOP 2:

Learn how to tell a compelling data story, borrowing from great work being done in the field of data journalism, followed by an introduction to visualising geospatial data in R using the latest packages.

Prerequisites:

Sign up for a free account with RStudio Cloud (https://rstudio.cloud/)

Location Data Journalism is presented by Harkanwal Singh

Harkanwal is a pioneer – he was the first full-time data journalist in the NZ media, as data editor at the New Zealand Herald until mid-2017. He is founder and principal at Elements Data Studio, which produces interactive data visualisations and develops workshops on data storytelling.

WORKSHOP 3:

QGIS

Santosh

Seshadri

This workshop is all about QGIS – a free and open-source geographic information system where you can create, edit, visualise, analyse and publish geospatial information. Bring your laptop.
Prerequisites:
Installation of QGIS prior to workshop (https://qgis.org/en/site/forusers/download.html)
Download data prior to workshop - (URL will be provided closer to the date of the workshop or on the day of)

QGIS is presented by Santosh Seshadri

Santosh is an innate philosopher, academic, world traveller and multi-linguist, not to mention a formidable talent when it comes to geospatial innovation and technical expertise. He has more than 10-years’ experience in geospatial techniques and project management.

WORKSHOP 4:

Remote Sensing

& AI

Dr Kurt

Joy

Sagar

Soni

This may be the first joint remote sensing/AI workshop ever. Given the complexities involved, it’s a talk/discussion and unconference-style session. Bring your questions.

Prerequisites: Some statistical background is recommended

Remote Sensing & AI is presented by Dr Kurt Joy and Sagar Soni

Kurt is a bit of geospatial genius, GIS lecturer and remote sensing expert. He’s spent a lot of time leading Antarctic research and recently developed Waikato University’s UAV hyper-spectral mapping platform.

Sagar is a data scientist who specialises in artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning algorithms for automated feature extraction and classification. It takes several wind farms to power his GPUs, but he’s developed some impressive stuff.

WORKSHOP 5:

Kurt

Janssen

Intelligence

Location 

In Business

This session is an interactive, unconference style workshop where you get to help set the agenda and discuss potential spatial solutions to business pain points. Bring your data problems.

Location Intelligence In Business is presented by Kurt Janssen

Kurt Janssen is a geographer and geospatialist with a passion for emerging technology and data. He worked for central government and private companies in New Zealand and California before establishing geospatial consultancy Orbica in February 2017. Kurt is renowned for thinking outside of the box.

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Morning tea/networking

Speakers

Workshops x 5

Afternoon tea

Beersies and networking        

Introduction

Lunch

with Ryan Ashton

Vodafone Xone
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New Zealand

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We couldn't have brought you Location Intelligence awesomeness without the priceless help from our peeps:

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Location

2019

22 May 2019

08.30 - 16.30

Intelligence