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Wednesday the 7th November 2018


08:00 – 09:00

Opening from your Moderator

09:00 – 10:00

Opening: Hugo De Groof, European Commission

What’s next in GIS in the European Union | Jeffrey Peters Director, Global Business Development at Esri

Inspiring What’s Next in Environment

10:00 – 11:00

Natural Resources & Environment | Chris Steenmans, Head of Programme at the European Environment Agency (EEA)

Environmental Compliance Assurance | Pieter Beck, Scientific Project Officer, DG JRC


11:00 – 11:30

What's Next in Europe from Space

11:30 – 12:45

What’s next with EO / Copernicus | Iarla Kilbane-Dawe, Head of Φ-lab – European Space agency (ESA)

Using Sentinel data (Moses prj.) | Vittorio Marletto, HydroMeteoClimate Service, ARPAE Em. Rom

Copernicus and its contribution to EU policy | Thibaud Delourme, Team leader, Copernicus user uptake


12:45 – 13:45

Inspiring What’s Next in Safer Europe

13:45 – 15:00

A networked approach to cooperation or how the Royal Netherlands Army deals with innovation in the 21st century | Hans Damen, Brigadier General RNLA

A European solution for a common defence capacity – GeohuB | Pablo Vega, Service Manager for Service Evolution, SatCen and Ferdinando Dolce, Project Officer, Space of European Defence Agency (EDA)


15:00 – 15:30

Inspiring What’s Next in Digital Europe

15:30 – 16:30

Innovation through A.I.  | Omar Maher, Practice Lead Advanced Analytics, Esri

The role of mapping agencies, and the information brokering | Ingrid Vanden Berghe, President EuroGeographics




16:30 – 18.00

Thursday the 8th November 2018


08:30 – 09:00 


09:00 – 10:30

Opening: Frederik WAÛTERS, CEO Esri Belux

Imagery | Guenter Doerffel, Technology Evangelist Imagery & Raster Analytics, Esri

Strategic Asset Monitoring using A.I. | Audrey de La Morinerie & Tugdual Ceillier, Business Developer & Lead Data Scientist, Earthcube

A.I. and ML | Omar Maher, Practice Lead Advanced Analytics, Esri


10:30 – 11:00

ArcGIS Platform

11:00 – 12:00

3D-Geodesign | Petr Bocharnikov, Business Development Manager – Local Government, Esri

GIS Platform in the EUs bodies what’s next | Enrico Bonino, SR GIS Desktop Engineer, Esri Belu

ENTSO-E: The Interconnected map of the Electricity Systems across Europe | Sophie Delannoie, GIS Engineer, Esri Belux


12:00 – 13:00

GIS User Cases

13:00 – 16:00

A story map changes in surface water coverage in Natura 2000 sites | Frank Vassen and Bruno Combal, Policy Officers at European Commission DG ENV

Copernicus and EGNOS Galileo | Gian Gherardo Calini, Head of the Market Development Department, (GSA)

The RINF platform and the role of GIS in the Rail Network within EU28 | Marian Marculet IT Officer, European Railway Agency (ERA)


14:30 - 15:00

The RINF platform and the role of GIS in the Rail Network within EU28  | Marian Marculet, IT Officer, European Railway Agency (ERA)

The new Storymap: Food and Milk in schools across Europe | Maria-Giulia Medico, Policy Officer, DG AGRI

GIS Market Analysis; who are your customers? | Ananya Narain, Geospatial Media and Communications



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