Esri Middle East and Africa User Conference

October 20-22, 2014

The Regency Hotel
Kuwait City, Kuwait

Industry Track Presentations

Tuesday, December 11

Abu Dhabi Government – Hall 10 Diamond
0900 – 0920WelcomeJack Dangermond, Esri
Abdul Karim Al Raeesi, ADSIC
0920 – 1000Sharing Success Stories  
Government Efficiency (G2G) Shaima Al Hammadi, Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority

Empowering Customers (G2C) Reem Al Buraiki, Department of Economic Development
Decision Making Anil Kumar, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi
1000 – 1020

AD-SDI Innovation and Technology Services


1020 – 1030

Conclusion and Discussions

ADSIC and Esri

1100 – 1230

ArcGIS for Government

Adam Pittman, Esri

1400 – 1530

ArcGIS for Government (repeated)

Adam Pittman, Esri

Abu Dhabi K-12 GIS for Education – Hall 10 Emerald
0900 – 0930

Vision for K-12 Special Education


0930 – 1000

How Can Teachers Make Use of GIS to Enhance Their Work in the Classroom?

Michael Gould, Esri

1000 – 1030

Leveraging Esri MOU for K-12

ADSIC and Esri

1100 – 1230

Practical Examples of Esri Technology in the Classroom

Michael Gould, Esri

1400 – 1500

Careers in GIS – Endless Opportunities

John Calkins, Esri

1500 – 1530

Closing Remarks

ADEC and Esri

National Security – Hall 10 Amber
0900 – 0910Welcome and Esri VisionPaul Christin, Esri
0910 – 1030Importance of National Spatial Data Infrastructure – How is Cross Agency Information Shared while Maintaining Agency Independence and Information Security?Paul Christin, Esri
1100 – 1215Business Challenges
Abu Dhabi Police Application of GIS to Modernize PolicingMaj Mohamed Saleh Al Mansouri, Abu Dhabi Police
Use of GIS in Internal Security in Qatar Maj Aref Ibrahim, Qatar, MoI
Challenges and Opportunities in Bahrain MODCol Mahmood, Bahrain MoD
1215 – 1230Panel Discussion, Q&A 
1400 – 1530GIS in National Security ArcGIS for National Security  Mike O’Boyle and Jo Fraley, Esri

Utilities – Hall 10 Opal
0900 – 1030DMS/GIS Integration at Saudi Electric Company Nader Abou Dagga, Alstom GRID  
Geospatial Maturity for Smart DSP Operation at Électricité Du Liban, Lebanon Walid Abou Chacra, K&A
Enhancing GIS to Empower ADSSC Business GoalsNader Assad Bin Taher & Mohammed Abdul Hafeez Abuzaid, ADSSC
1100 - 1230Asset Management Geodatabase as a Basis for GIS in Hydro Electric Power GenerationTrond Ottersland, Powel AS  

Delivering Operational Efficiency Using an Enterprise Integrated GIS System

Shaima Al Hammadi, ADWEA and Saed Abu Helwa, GISTEC

Delivering Geospatial Innovation to the FieldLee Nelson, 3GIS   
Role of Geo Intelligence in Driving Smart Utility BusinessJoseph Abdo, GPC-GIS
1400 – 1530Case Studies of European Electricity Distribution Customers Leveraging the ArcFM-UT Solution Theo Itzen, AED-SICAD  
Enterprise Integration in Water Utilities using AcGISTim Camilleri, Geosys
Integrating and Analyzing BIM in ArcGIS: The Case of Utility NetworkIhab Hijazi, An-Najah University

Government – National Mapping & SDI – Hall 10 Topaz
0900 – 0910WelcomeMark Baker, Esri
0910 – 1000Esri Vision for Mapping OrganizationsMark Baker and Peter Fitts, Esri
1000 – 1030New Directions  
SDI 3.0 – Transforming GovernmentMark Sorenson, GPC-GIS
1100 – 1230Business Challenges  
The Abu Dhabi SDI ADSIC
Building a NSDI to Support Bahrain’s National Geospatial DevelopmentDr. Khalid Abdulrahman Al-Haidan, CIO GIS Centre
Makkah Municipality SDI:  Challenges and AchievementsAbdullah Fatanui, Holy Makkah Municipality
1400 – 1530User Case Studies  
Implementing a Modern Maritime Charting Solution for the UAE Yousf, Bayanat
New Directions in Mapping Using UAS Platforms Matt Wood, Trimble  
The Use of Remote Sensing and Geospatial Techniques for Urban Climate Analysis:  A Case Study of Abu Dhabi City AreaMichele Lazzarini, Masdar Institute
PACI GIS:  Building a New Basemap for the Kuwait SDIMusaed Al-Asousi, Director General, PACI

Infrastructure and Public Works –Hall 10 Coral
0900 – 0910Esri Vision Terry Bills, Esri
0910 – 1030Implementing GIS to Support Aviation Infrastructure Randy Murphy, Grafton Technologies
Sherif Awad, GPC-GIS
Mohamad Al Agha, Business IT Manager, ADAC - Abu Dhabi Airports Company
Building and Using Advanced Network Analyst Datasets Michael Stokes, Navigate  
Abu Dhabi DoT GIS Data ManagementMohamed Al Naqbi & Fatima Jaafar, Abu Dhabi DoT
Bahrain Enterprise Asset Management Systems (BEAMS)Hisham Sater, Misistry of Works, Kingdon of Bahrain
1100 – 1230A New Dimension in Project Management:  Projects Visualization Using GISManal Sayed, K&A  
GIS as a Tool in the Comprehensive Urban Plan for Madinah Al-Munawwarah, Saudi Arabia Fahad Alahmadi, Madinah Development Authority
GIS Asset Tracking and Management System Asad Faizi, Ecomonix, Inc.
Abu Dhabi DoT GIS Enterprise Implementation in TransportationHussein El Hadi, Abu Dhabi DoT
1400 – 1530Building User-Friendly GIS Portals for Transportation & Public Works Venkat N. Ganesan, GISTEC
Abu Dhabi DoT Public Portal “DARB”Nassim Al-Abed, Abu Dhabi DoT
Abu Dhabi DoT GeoTRANS ApplicationAli Muzahem, Abu Dhabi DoT
Abu Dhabi DoT GIS Enterprise Infrastructure ArchitectureMohamed Yousuff Abbas, Abu Dhabi DoT

Wednesday, December 12

Education –Hall 10 Emerald
0900 – 0930Welcome and Esri VisionMichael Gould, Esri
0930 – 1030Using GIS for University Campus Planning Abdulkader Murad, King Abdulaziz University
Creating a Geodatabase on Tourism of Oman for Education and Research PurposesMarius Herrmann, German University of Technology in Oman
1100 – 1230Urban Expansion Modeling by Using GIS:  A Case Study from Palestine Salem Thawaba, Birzeit University
SSUC Project Storytelling with GISJassim Al-Ali, Kuwait University Construction Program

Petroleum Hall 10 Amber
0900 – 0930Welcome and Vision for GIS in Energy and Natural ResourcesGeoff Wade and Adam Pittman
0930 – 1030Saudi Aramco Corporate GIS Application Portal ImplementationLafi M. Al-Harbi
KOC Enterprise GIS Implementation StrategyHussain Al-Shimali, Kuwait Oil Company
1100 – 1230eMap (ADCO’s Corporate GIS) Ayman Abu Nimry, ADCO
Taking GIS to the Fourth Dimension:  Spatial Temporal Referencing Opportunities Rob Ross, Qatar Petroleum
Utilization of Satellite Images for the Production of Solar Maps over the Arabian PeninsulaYehia Eissa, Masdar Institute

Environment – Hall 10 Amber
1100 – 1110WelcomeGeoff Wade
1110 – 1230Environment Monitoring Information System of Kuwait Mohammed Al-Ahmad, Kuwait’s Environment Public Authority (KEPA)
Enterprise GIS Implementation at Environment Agency –Abu DhabiSai Ravi Krishna, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi
Environmental Field Data collection by Using Mobile Mapping SolutionEnvironment Agency Abu Dhabi
The Use of Remote Sensing and Geospatial Techniques for Urban Climate Analysis:  A Case Study of Abu Dhabi City AreaMichele Lazzarini, Masdar Institute
Environment – Coral
1400 – 1530 Real-time Visualization of Dust Emissions over UAE using Seviri Satellite Data and Aeronet Ground Based Measurements Nada K. Al Meqbali, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology  
Geospatial Analysis of the Red-Tied Over the Arabian Gulf Maryam Al Shehhi, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
Using GIS for Managing Marine Water Quality in Abu DhabiYasser Othman, Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi

Government – Land Administration –Hall 10 Jade
0900 – 0910Welcome Mark Baker, Esri
0910 – 0930From Field to Fabric – Esri Vision for Mapping Organization  Mark Baker and Justin Busboom, Esri
0930 – 1030New Directions 
The New Addressing System in Emirate of Abu Dhabi Ahmed Awad Al Mazrooei, Abu Dhabi DMA  
My Location ProjectAli Mohammed Alameri, Dubai Municipality
1100 – 1230Business Challenges 
The Pearl-Qatar:  Insights into the First Private Property Registry in the Gulf Nigel Edmead, Thomason Reuters
Managing Saudi Airport Lands and Assets with GIS and FMAhmad Khairat, CAD & GIS Co, Ltd.
GIS Improves Land Administration in Burkina FasoJerome Anderson, Stewart Global Solutions
1400 – 1530User Case Studies 
Establishing a National CORRS Network for Nationwide Cadastral ProjectsMatt Wood, Trimble  
Achievements and Challenges in Building the Egyptian Cadastral System Amr Abbas, Esri NEA  
GIS Initiative for the Strategic Development of the Emirate of FujairahAbdulla Mohamed Al Khaddeim, Fujairah Municipality
Creating Sustainable Land Records Solution within Uganda – the DeSILISoR ProjectAude Lamendour, IGN FI, France

Geoenabled Government –Hall 10 Opal
0900 – 0910Welcome and Esri VisionTerry Bills, Esri
0910 – 1030Government on the move – governing cities with GIS-enabled software platforms and geo-mobile apps

Maury Blackman, Accela, Inc.

Using GIS for Dissemination of Environmental InformationYasser Othman, Environment Agency, Abu Dhabi
Enterprise Tourism GIS SolutionsAdnan Al Jaber, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities
1100 – 1230Breaking Down Barriers for GIS Use – New and Innovative Tools for Enterprise-Wide Enablement and Integration Curt Hinton, Geographic Technologies Group  
On the Way to Standard Procedures and CAD Specifications Attieh Almatrafi, Holy Makkah Municipality
Tracking Projects and Monitoring with GISRouba Zantout, K&A
1400 – 1530Developing GIS Data Warehouse for Jeddah Municipality – KSA Abdullatif Alharthy, Jeddah Municipality
GIS in Managing CensusMohamed Al Marri, SCAD
Link Virtual Tour with GIS for TourismAdnan Al Jaber, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities
 Bringing Geoenabled Government to LifeAccela, Inc.

Telecom – Hall 10 Topaz
0900 – 0930Innovating with GIS in TelecomChrystelle Ourzik, Esri
0930 – 1030Oman Telecommunications: GIS Evolves from Specialist to Everyone Rouba Zantout, K&A  
Oman Telecommunications:  Locating Omantel CustomersRouba Zantout, K&A
1100 – 1230Telecom Facilities Management in the CloudTom Counts, 3-GIS  
Cloudification of Telecom Business:  Cloud Services Brokerage Brings M2M, LBS and GIS Apps to the Masses – Examples from Central to Eastern EuropeLeon Sagovac, GDi GISDATA d.o.o.
Network Inventory GIS-based System at TK TeleKom in PolandRadek Domurad, Suntech S.A.

October 20-22, 2014

The Regency Hotel
Kuwait City, Kuwait