Esri Middle East and Africa User Conference

December 11-13, 2018 | Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre

Agenda

Tuesday, December 11 

Time Session Title Track Location
9:00 - 10:30  UC Plenary Session 1A: Esri's Vision  Plenary Sheikh Maktoum
10:30 - 11:00  UC Plenary Session 1B: Keynotes Plenary Sheikh Maktoum
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
 
11:30 - 13:00  UC Plenary Session: Technology  Plenary Sheikh Maktoum
13:00 - 14:00  Lunch and Expo Opens Expo Hall 8
14:00 - 15:30  Expo Demo Theater Expo Hall 8
15:30 - 17:00  Expo Social Expo Hall 8

Wednesday, December 12

Time Session Title Description Track Location 
8:30 - 10:30  Keynote Session
Plenary Sheikh Maktoum
10:30 - 11:00  Coffee Break     Hall 8
11:00 - 12:00 

ArcGIS Apps: Selecting the Right Apps for Your Organization    Technology Session  Sheikh Maktoum
ArcGIS Pro: An Introduction   Technology Session Ras Al Khaimah
Web GIS: An Introduction    Technology Session Abu Dhabi B
Utilities and Telecom 

Join the Utilities and Telecommunications track for a unique opportunity to learn, share and discover how to deploy spatial technology in new and innovative ways to support your business. The sessions will focus on how ArcGIS addresses the utilities and telecom industry trends and challenges along with the practical steps to maximize your investment in GIS. Several customers will share their perspectives on the value of GIS and their success stories.

Industry Track Abu Dhabi A
Land Administration 

Good land governance requires effective policies, processes and institutions that can determine, record and disseminate information about the tenure, value and use of land. Esri’s out-of-the-box software allows land administration organizations to meet these challenges and lay the foundation for economic success, providing them with a jump-start to modernize their systems. This session will present and demonstrate how Esri’s COTS technology can support core land administration workflows.

Industry Track Dubai C
Smart Cities: Strategy and Vision 

Cities that are aiming to become more efficient, to roll out citizen-centric services, or to raise the quality of life, all need a strategy and vision in order to achieve these objectives.  This session will explore how GIS plays a key role in this, and how location is fundamental to any smart city strategy and vision.

Industry Track Umm Al Quwain
12:00 - 12:15  Networking Break     Hall 8
12:15 - 13:15

ArcGIS Apps for the Field: Working Together    Technology Session Sheikh Maktoum
ArcGIS Pro: Advanced Analysis and Geoprocessing    Technology Session Ras Al Khaimah
3D Across ArcGIS   Technology Session Abu Dhabi B
Utilities and Telecom

Join the Utilities and Telecommunications track for a unique opportunity to learn, share and discover how to deploy spatial technology in new and innovative ways to support your business. The sessions will focus on how ArcGIS addresses the utilities and telecom industry trends and challenges along with the practical steps to maximize your investment in GIS. Several customers will share their perspectives on the value of GIS and their success stories.

Industry Track Abu Dhabi A
National Statistics and the Sustainable Development Goals 

Discover how Esri technology can support the necessary geospatial framework for planning, collecting and disseminating national statistics. When is your next census? On a global level, learn more about how Esri is supporting countries and the United Nations Statistical Division in monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals. Could your country join the project?

Industry Track Dubai C
Smart Cities: Analytics

Cities are generating, monitoring and gathering data on an ever-increasing scale.  Dealing with this data and making sense of it is a challenge for any city.  This session will look at a range of cities leveraging spatial analytics and machine learning to turn this data into actionable and useful information that is essential for city leaders everywhere to achieve their objectives.

Industry Track Umm Al Quwain
13:15 - 14:30 Lunch      Hall 8
14:30 - 15:30 

ArcGIS Enterprise: Architecting Your Deployment    Technology Sessions  Sheikh Maktoum
Applying Spatial Analysis Techniques to Make Better Decisions    Technology Sessions  Ras Al Khaimah
Machine Learning Use Cases   Technology Sessions Abu Dhabi B
Defense and Intelligence

This briefing will demonstrate how the Esri technologies enable users to build high-performance, geospatial-driven applications leveraging on automation, machine-learning and mission-specific analytics.

The focus will be on image exploitation, intelligence analysis and dissemination, and command and control.

Industry Track Abu Dhabi A
Oil and Gas

Oil and Gas operators in the region have long realized the strategic value of spatial technologies to improving their operational efficiency, aiding in decision making and reducing business risk. Please join us to discuss practical relevant case studies, of how geospatial technologies are helping to address current industry trends and challenges, in order to maximize your spatial technology related ROI.

Industry Track Dubai C
GIS in the Community: Education

This session will provide details of Esri’s solutions for education, together with an overview of the education programs that are available.  Users from around the region will then present their successes using GIS in education.

Industry Track Umm Al Quwain
15:30 - 16:00  Coffee Break     Hall 8
16:00 - 17:00

Real-Time and Big Data with ArcGIS Enterprise   Technology Session Sheikh Maktoum
Imagery in ArcGIS: What's New   Technology Session Ras Al Khaimah
Enabling Tomorrow's Connected Infrastructure and Urban Development Projects    Technology Session  Abu Dhabi B
Public Safety

Esri has developed its software as an advanced Machine-Learning open platform.  This session will focus on how these developments are empowering public safety organizations, and are contributing to enhancing operational readiness, emergency response-time, drug enforcement, crisis management and many other mission-critical forces.

Industry Track Abu Dhabi A
Environment 

Sustainable development goals dictate that we balance the opportunities presented by future growth, while simultaneously protecting the environment. This balance is hard, involving strategic leadership and decision making, appropriate core research, a genuine commitment to appropriate policies and education, etc. Please join us to discuss active regional case studies, which lead the way in their aspirational and practical goals.     

Industry Track Dubai C
GIS in the Community: Startups and Non-Profit

The presenters will discuss the Esri Startup Program and how emerging businesses can get involved with free access to Esri technology and support.  The newly launched Africa GeoPortal that provides GIS tools, content and training for users working in or for Africa will also be presented, together with details of Esri’s non-profit program and successes from around the region.

Industry Track Umm Al Quwain
17:30 - 19:30  Networking Social      

Thursday, December 13

Time Session Title Track Location
8:30 - 10:00  DevSummit Plenary DevSummit Session  Sheikh Maktoum
10:00 - 10:30  Coffee Break   Hall 8
10:30 - 11:15 Getting Started with Web Development and the ArcGIS API for JavaScript DevSummit Session Dubai C
ArcGIS API for Python: Introduction to Scripting Your Web GIS DevSummit Session Dubai D
ArcGIS Runtime: An Introduction DevSummit Session Dubai E+F
11:15 - 11:45 Networking Break   Hall 8
11:45 - 12:30  Getting Started with 3D in the ArcGIS API for JavaScript DevSummit Session Dubai C
ArcGIS API for Python for Analytics and Data Scientists  DevSummit Dubai D
ArcGIS Runtime: Working with Your GIS App While Disconnected  DevSummit Dubai E+F
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
Expo closes at 13:30
  Hall 8
13:30 - 14:15  ArcGIS API for JavaScript: Building Mobile Web Apps DevSummit Session  Dubai C
ArcGIS Runtime: Building 3D Native Applications DevSummit Session  Dubai D
Developing Cross-Platform Native Apps with AppStudio for ArcGIS DevSummit Session  Dubai E+F
14:15 - 14:30 Coffee Break  
14:30 - 15:15  Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS Customizing and Extending  DevSummit Session  Dubai C
Integrating Machine Learning and Deep Learning with ArcGIS  DevSummit Session  Dubai D
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) with ArcGIS  DevSummit Session Dubai E+F
15:15 - 15:30  Networking Break    
15:30 - 16:15  DevSummit Road Ahead and Closing Session Closing Session Sheikh Maktoum