Side Event: Geospatial Industry - Empowering United Nations Programs (Coordinated by UN-GGIM Private Sector and UN Geospatial Networks)

Thur, Oct 13 | 14:30 - 16:00 IST

Purpose

The objective of the side event on Geospatial Industry: Empowering United Nations’ Programs is to get an overview of United Nations Geospatial Network and priority stakeholders, to discuss and deliberate thegeospatial technology innovations, to broadly understand evolving value chain of geospatial and earth observation in the workflows and the need of private sector participation and support to geo-enable UN programs.  The side event will have two dedicated sessions to provide a platform for Members of UN Geospatial Network to interact, engage, understand, and support implementation of geospatial technology and enhance its valuable impact to various priority programs. Such an initiative would evangelize and advocate for greater engagement of UNGGIM PSN with stakeholders of UN Geospatial Entities.

Agenda

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AGENDA

14:30 - 14:45 IST

Side Event GI Empowering UN Program | Opening Session

Stefan Schweinfest

Director Statistics Division United Nations

Alexandre Caldas

Chair of the UN Geospatial Network Director at UNEP

Sanjay Kumar

Chair of the UN Private Sector Network CEO at Geospatial World

14:45 - 15:10 IST

Side Event GI Empowering UN Program | Session 1: Geospatial Network Empowering the One UN system

Moderator

Alexandre Caldas

Chair of the UN Geospatial Network Director at UNEP

Matieu Henry

Head of Geospatial FAO

Sainan Zhang

Technical Specialist at United Nations Population Fund

Einar Bjorgo

Director UNOSAT

15:10 - 15:30 IST

Side Event GI Empowering UN Program | Session 2: Workflow Integration and Solutions for Priority Programs of UN

Moderator

Peter Ter Haar

Ter Haar Geoinnovation

Shirish Ravan

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

Ravi Shankar

Head of WHO geospatial Centre

Devleena Bhattacharjee

Founder & CEO Numer8 Analytics

Pankaj Mishra

Deputy Surveyor General Survey of India

Mina Syriou

Business Applications and Partnerships Engineer European Space Agency – ESA

15:30 - 15:50 IST

Side Event GI Empowering UN Program | Session 3: Private Sector’s participation and support to geo-enable UN programs

Moderator

Sanjay Kumar

Chair of the UN Private Sector Network CEO at Geospatial World

Albert Momo

Vice President and Executive Director Trimble

Simon Musaus

Vice President, Geospatial Content Solutions Hexagon

Kumar Navulur

Sr. Director Global Industry Business Development, Maxar Technologies

Charles Brigham

Account Executive Esri

15:50 - 16:00 IST

Side Event GI Empowering UN Program | Concluding Remarks

Sanjay Kumar

Chair of the UN Private Sector Network CEO at Geospatial World