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Join us in the afternoon for these exciting sessions:


1:30 – 2:10 - Where is Real Estate Heading?

Featured by Datastory and GeoCommunica

The real estate industry has come back with a roar since the Great Financial Crisis. Spatial and location analysis were key differentiators during the time of crisis that helped companies survive and thrive during the downturn. But what’s next and over the horizon? This session will discuss the big ideas and trends in commercial and residential real estate, review where we are and what’s coming next. From tablets to 3D building models, the future of GIS in real estate is bright indeed.


2:10 – 2:50 - What Not to Where

Featured by RSA, AON, and GeoDecisions

2012 was a record year for natural catastrophes. Globally  records were set on every continent across almost every hazard and risk class. At a time when the world appears to be becoming a riskier place, GIS is helping insurers, policy makers and citizens take action to understand and manage the implications of risk on people, assets and society. This session discusses how GIS is enabling us to redesign our future so that we mitigate against future losses and avoid repeating the mistakes of the past.


2:50 – 3:00 - Power Talk

Featured by Tom Tom

This ten minute talk is designed to turn your ideas on their head. Listen to a rapid fire discussion on a key issue that will be the launch pad to conversations throughout the confence.


3:00 – 3:30 - Break


3:30 – 4:10 - Where is My Next Best Dollar?

Featured by ThrdPlace and Galigeo

Location is everywhere in business. From hyper-local coupons to omni-channel marketing retailers are vigorously adopting technology innovation to outwit and outpace their competition. As companies struggle and compete for wallet share,GIS is enabling companies to better focus on all segments of the market and to craft new and innovative products that have both mass market and specific appeal. This session describes how retailers are embracing mass customization and customer affinity to find market gaps and opportunities where there appeared to be none.


4:10 – 4:50 - Where are Your Best Customers Hiding?

Featured by Cisco

Technology, the Connected Consumer and the Social Web are changing the way people act, communicate, share, and learn. From retail to insurance, CPG to automotive today information is everywhere and the power of the customer can’t be underestimated. Location is a fundamental asset to understanding the customer better and delivering them what they want, when and where they want it. This session explores ways to innovate beyond simple demographics and spatial analysis to highlight and target the often overlooked customers that can make the difference between a good and a great business.


4:50 – 5:00 Power Talk

Featured by Michael Bauer Research

This ten minute talk is designed to turn your ideas on their head. Listen to a rapid fire discussion on a key issue that will be the launch pad to conversations throughout the conference.