Agenda

The event will be held in these rooms at Campus Biotech:

  • Plenary Room
  • Room H4-02-A
  • Room H8-01-D (Wednesday, April 18, only)

Day

Management

Technical

Private Sector

Tuesday, April 17

early morning
9:00-11:00

Inspirational Opening

Welcome: Dr. Einar Bjorgo, Manager, UNOSAT

Keynote: Ambassador Stefano Toscano, Director
Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining

Cedric Vidonne, UNHCR

Nikki Paripovich-Stifle, Kohler Company

Chahine Hamze and Kassem Chaalan, Lebanese Red Cross

Mark Harvey, Resurgence and Sanjaya Bhatia, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

arxIT, Blue Raster, Digital Globe, and Getech

Plenary Room

Break
11:00-11:30

Exhibit Area

late morning
11:30-12:30

Peer-to-Peer Session: Getting the Most From Your GIS

Facilitators: Martin Engels and Carmelle Terborgh, Esri & Ravi Shankar, WHO and Prashant Hedao, UC Davis

Plenary Room – Front

Peer-to-Peer Session: GIS Infrastructure - Best Practices and Challenges

Facilitators: Brendan O’Neill and Adam Pfister, Esri & Yvon Orand, UNHCR

Plenary Room - Back

Lunch
12:30-13:30

No host

early afternoon
13:30-15:00

Applied GIS Lightning Session: People, Planet, Prosperity and Peace

  • PEOPLE: Sonja Betschart, WeRobotics
  • PLANET: Ackbar Joolia, IUCN - Using GIS in assessing extinction risk
  • PROSPERITY: Claudia Blagu, IRI IKEA
  • PEACE: Nadika Senadheera, World Food Programme

Break
15:00-15:15

Exhibit Area

late afternoon
15:15-17:00

Exploration Team:
Field Data Collection, Drones, and Monitoring Operations
Brendan O’Neill and Adam Pfister, Esri and Astrid Gladys and Matthias Schenker, Esri Switzerland

(It is recommended that you that you bring your own device to this workshop)

Plenary Room and Outside!

Evening
17:00-19:00

Welcome Social and Networking

Exhibit Area

Wednesday, April 18

early morning
9:00-10:00

App Lightning Session: 

  • Story Maps (Andrew Cottam, EC JRC)
  • Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS (Thierry Crevoissier, WFP)
  • ArcGIS Open Data and Hub (Lorraine McNerney, OSi Government of Ireland)

Room H4-02-A

App Lightning Session:

  • Survey123 for ArcGIS (Chahine Hamze and Kassem Chaalan, Lebanese Red Cross)
  • Drone2Map Adrian Hughes, Royal Society for the Conservation of Birds
  • Collector for ArcGIS (Roxana Nazarie, CartONG for MSF)

Plenary Room

Achieving Sustainable BusinessPractices with GIS:

Opening Session

  • Matthieu Leroy, Sunrise HQ

Wise Use of Natural Resources

  • Claudia Blagu, IRI IKEA
  • Yann DiPietro, Nespresso

Room H8-01-D

Break
10:00-10:30

Exhibit Area

late morning
10:30-12:30

Peer-to-Peer Session: Optimizing Operations with GIS

Facilitators: Martin Engels and Carmelle Terborgh, Esri & Yann Rebois, ICRC and Frederic Ham, MSF

Room H4-02-A

Peer-to-Peer Session: Using GIS to Collaborate - Inter-Agency and Beyond

Facilitators: Brendan O’Neill and Adam Pfister, Esri & Gavin Wood, UNICEF

Plenary Room

Achieving Sustainable BusinessPractices with GIS:

Wise Use of Natural Resources

  • Michael Marus, FSC International
  • Alberto Susini, Canton of Geneva
  • Alisa Freyre, SIG GE

Optimizing Logistics & Transportation

  • Thierry Crevoisier, World Food Programme
  • Bruno Moser, Foster & Partners
  • Nikki Paripovich-Stifle, Kohler Company
  • Ryan Bank, NICB

Room H8-01-D

Lunch
12:30-13:30

No host

early afternoon
13:30-15:00

Management Session: Formulating a Location Strategy for your Organization (Carmelle Terborgh & Martin Engels, Esri)

Room H4-02-A

Technical Session: Web GIS in Low/No Bandwidth Environments (Brendan O’Neill, Esri & Lars Bromley,  UNOSAT)

Plenary Room

Achieving Sustainable BusinessPractices with GIS:

Business Continuity,  Risk Management and Safety

  • Gregory Menvielle, Smart Notify
  • Nicolas Schwank , Conias Risk Intelligence
  • Kai Ole Rogge, TerraLoupe
  • Sharon Palmer, Willis Towers Watson

Room H8-01-D

Break
15:00-15:30

Exhibit Area

late afternoon
15:30-16:45

Management Session: Geneva Leadership Forum

  • Establishing a Location solution for your Operations (Kimberly Roberson, UNHCR)
  • Constituent Engagement (Lorraine McNerney, Government of Ireland - OSi)
  • Platform Approach to Enterprise GIS (Olivier Cottrray, GICHD)
  • (Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen, World Economic Forum)

Plenary Room

Technical Session:
If only I knew…? Tips and Tricks for Productivity with ArcGIS

Room H4-02-A

Management Session: Geneva Leadership Forum

  • Establishing a Location solution for your Operations (Kimberly Roberson, UNHCR)
  • Constituent Engagement (Lorraine McNerney, Government of Ireland - OSi)
  • Platform Approach to Enterprise GIS (Olivier Cottray, GICHD)
  •  (Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen, World Economic Forum)

Plenary Room

Evening
17:00-20:00

GE=Ci2
Workshops, Award Ceremony, and Reception (hosted by State of Geneva)

Plenary Room:

17:00-17:15: Introduction
17:15-17:30: Award Ceremony for Open Hackathon Geneva
17:30-18:30: Workshop: Getting Started with GeoInnovation (in French)
H4-02-A:
17:30-18:30: Geo-pardy competition: GIS4SDGs (in English)
Atrium and Exhibit Area:
18:30-20:00: Reception

Thursday, April 19

early morning
9:00-10:30

Technical Workshops:
Imagery - H4-02-A
ArcGIS Hub - Auditorium

Break
10:30-11:00

Exhibit Area

late morning
11:00-12:30

Technical Workshops:
Insights for ArcGIS - Auditorium
ArcGIS for Developers - What's Available Now and What's Next - H4-02-A

Lunch
12:30-13:30

No host