Side Event 4

Side Event #4 - Bridging Academia and Industry in Geospatial Research, Education and Training

Mon, Oct 10 | 14:30 18:00 IST

About

Jointly organized by UN-GGIM Academic Network and Private Sector Network, the objective of this side event is to provide a forum to debate on the issues, challenges, and opportunities concerning the collaboration between academic/research communities and industry/private sectors, in the context of the development of global geospatial information and the promotion of its use to address key global challenges, especially to understand the need of advertising and communicating the value of geospatial skills, identify the major geospatial industry skill gap, and to discuss and deliberate the opportunities and expectations to build the best workforce for geospatial industry. The side event will feature presentations from academia, research community, industry sectors, students, and young professionals, and mostly important dialogue among them and will help the collaboration between these two sectors of the society.

Agenda

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AGENDA

14:30 14:45 IST

Side Event #4 | Opening Session

Greg Scott

Inter-Regional Advisor, UN-GGIM

Dr. Shivangi Somvanshi

Director- GKI, Geospatial World

14:45 15:30 IST

Side Event #4 | Session 1: Education and Research Perspective

Moderator

Dr. Anjana Vyas

Professor, School of Planning, L J University

Abbas Rajabifard

University of Melbourne

Georg Gartner

Vienna University of Technology

Jayachandra Ravi

Doctoral Student, Nirma University

15:30 16:15 IST

Side Event #4 | Session 2: Industrial / Private Sector’s Perspective

Moderator

Georg Gartner

Vienna University of Technology

Dr. Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed Ghouse

Director, Advisory & innovation, AAM a Woolpert Company

Dieter Fritsch

Prof. Dr. Prof. h.c., University of Stuttgart UN-GGIM Private Sector Network

Sreeramam G V

CEO, NeoGeoinfo Technologies Pvt Ltd

16:15 16:30 IST

Coffee / Tea Break

16:30 17:45 IST

Side Event #4 | Open discussion: Bridging the Gap – Opportunities & Expectations

Moderator

Sanjay Kumar

Chair of the UN Private Sector Network, CEO at Geospatial World

Dean Angelides

Corporate Director , Esri

S. K. Sinha

Deputy Surveyor General, National Institute of Geoscience and Technology

Abbas Rajabifard

University of Melbourne

Georg Gartner

Vienna University of Technology

Dr. Anjana Vyas

Professor, School of Planning, L J University

Lesley Arnold

Director, Geospatial Frameworks Pty Ltd

Fraser Taylor / Christy Caudill

Research Scientist, UN-GGIM Academic Network, GCRC, Carleton University

Prof. Vidhya M Vanan

Professor, Institute of Remote Sensing & Director, Centre for Survey and Training for Tamil Nadu Govt. Anna University

17:45 18:00 IST

Side Event #4 | Concluding Remarks

Dr Debapriya Dutta

Advisor & Head, SEED, SSTP Division, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India