3 & 4 NOVEMBER 2020

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

SURVEY AND SPATIAL NEW ZEALAND 

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

2020

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!

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THE EVENT 

THE NEW NORMAL - RECOVERY, RESHAPING AND RESILIENCE



We've all experienced changes we couldn’t have imagined in our lives over the past few months, so this year our conference theme is on-point - we will be drawing on the ability of individuals and teams adapting to change, adversity and setbacks in the current environment.

 

The conference will focus on resilient mindsets to support our members while they navigate the challenges and changes ahead. 

 

By sharing concepts, ideas and knowledge, we all have opportunities to help the recovery and reshaping of the spatial and survey sector. 

WHEN

WHERE 

NOVEMBER 3-4, 2020

VIRTUAL EVENT - DETAILS TBC

 

2020 SPEAKERS

  STEVEN RAMAGE

      Keynote Speaker

Steven Ramage leads external relations at the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Secretariat, this involves focussing on the interfaces between science, technology, policy and decisions. He is on the Governing Board of Digital Earth Africa and the Advisory Board of EO4GEO. Steven was an owner/director of 1Spatial before taking on a role as Executive Director of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), and then Managing Director of Ordnance Survey International. Steven is a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Future Cities, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and SASNet Fellow at the Urban Big Data Centre at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He's also a member of the OGC Global Advisory Council and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS).

     ALEX LEITH

     Keynote Speaker

Alex is a certified spatial professional with extensive experience in software development, DevOps and project management. Alex is a founding Director and the current Chair of OSGeo Oceania and has spent time volunteering for the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute, GovHack, GeoRabble and gets paid in stickers to do GeoHipster interviews. When not writing code, or at least talking to people about writing code, he shares care of his three kids and loves a great craft beer. Alex works at Geoscience Australia, leading a team of software developers and data wranglers helping people to more easily access and analyse Earth observation data.

 TONY ALEXANDER

      Keynote Speaker 

Tony Alexander has worked as an economist in New Zealand since 1987, initially with Westpac, then a share broking firm before almost 26 years with the BNZ as Chief Economist. He went out on his own late in 2019 and spends considerable time writing about the NZ economy with an emphasis on the housing market and explaining key economic developments in layman’s terms.

He is a columnist for the Sunday Star-Times and frequently delivers webinars as well as presentations in person.  

JANNAT MAQBOOL

With a focus on leveraging technology in innovative ways to benefit individuals, organisations and communities, Jannat Maqbool is the Smart Cities Advisor at Hamilton City Council, Principal Advisor for Asia Pacific in IoT, Agritech and Fintech with Ecosystm, Director NZ at the Smart Cities Council ANZ, and NZ Lead at the Centre for Data Leadership, which includes the Digital Twin Hub.  Jannat is also actively engaged in other areas within the NZ technology sector supporting initiatives promoting and building digital capacity. 

SAMANTHA GADD

Samantha Gadd is Founder and CEO of Humankind, a business with the vision to create the best employee experiences in the world. Humankind (formerly HR Shop) was a 2015 Deloitte Fast 50 winner, and named fastest growing services business in the Wellington region in the same year.

Samantha is obsessed with Employee Experience and the difference it can have on business performance. Samantha has advised hundreds of organisations over the last 15 years on leadership, culture, performance and all things people. She is passionate about the future of work and the importance of modern leadership to attract and retain top talent. Samantha is currently focused on growing Humankind and recently launched  the first Employee Experience Awards programme in New Zealand. Also Mum to three young boys, Samantha is experienced at blending life and work.

 
 

ABOUT US 

Survey and Spatial New Zealand helps to connect people requiring a survey or spatial professional with our members.

We promote growth, innovation and excellence in all facets of surveying and spatial in New Zealand. Our mission is to lead and foster a vibrant sector that allows the surveying and spatial profession to grow and positively influence our communities.

Survey and Spatial New Zealand has been the national body representing members in New Zealand since1888. Today, we are still an incorporated society dedicated to preserving and developing the integrity and status of the surveying and spatial sector.

We monitor and maintain the professional and ethical conduct of surveyors in New Zealand.

Our aim is to expand, enhance and support professional skills.

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