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Tuesday, April 30

Registration and Breaks

07:30 - 17:00  |  Registration, Grand Foyer                       

10:30 - 11:00  |  Networking and Tech Expo Break, Grand Foyer

13:00 - 14:00  |  Hosted Lunch, Grand Foyer , Le Fumor and Grand Ballroom CD

15:00 - 15:30  |  Networking and Tech Expo Break, Grand Foyer

Opening Plenary

Grand Ballroom ABC

09:00 - 10:30  |  Plenary Session

  • Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan, Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations in Geneva and Fiji’s Ambassador to Switzerland
  • Andrew Turner, Chief Technology Officer and Director, Esri R&D Center in Washington, DC
  • Olivier Cottray, Head of Information Management, Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining

Imagery in ArcGIS

Room: Méditerranée 

11:00 - 12:00

 

TECHNICAL SESSION

ArcGIS is a complete imagery management and analysis platform. In this workshop we will introduce a range of tools and resources for working with different types of imagery. Learn to streamline the creation of professional imagery products from drone-captured still imagery with Drone2Map, use mosaic datasets to maintain imagery catalogs for use on the desktop or in the web, and service-enable imagery so that it can be disseminated and exploited through a new set of web application templates.

 

PRESENTERS: Scott Beckstrom, Geodata and Sam Libby, Esri

ArcGIS Open Data and Hub

Room:  Benelux/Londres 

11:00 - 12:00  

 

TECHNICAL SESSION

Sharing data and fostering a community of practice who can make use of your investments in GIS data and tools is difficult work. Learn how to best package ArcGIS websites, initiatives, community events, and web applications to engage your stakeholders in focused ways using ArcGIS Hub and Open Data. Guide your beneficiaries, champions, partners, and donors toward action that supports your program mission and solve real-world problems through engagement, accountability, and transparency.     

 

PRESENTER: Adam Pfister, Esri and Andrew Turner, Esri R&D Center in Washington, DC 

ArcGIS Enterprise

ArcGIS Enterprise: From Initial Planning to Automating Collaboration    

Room: Méditerranée

12:00 - 13:00

 

TECHNICAL SESSION

ArcGIS Enterprise provides you with functionality to map, analyze, manage and share geospatial content through a Web GIS deployed on your infrastructure. In this workshop, we will investigate various aspects of this Web GIS, with a focus on aspects that allow you to collaborate. From initial planning, such as deciding upon the necessary user types / roles for your scenarios, we will move to best practices for sharing your content across your network. We will also cover recent enhancements and new functionality that supports collaboration, and we will investigate, what it means to automate management and administration of your WebGIS and the environment in which it is deployed.

 

PRESENTER: Matthias Schenker, Esri Switzerland and Sam Libby, Esri

Building Dashboards in ArcGIS

Room: Benelux/Londres

12:00 - 13:00 

 

TECHNICAL SESSION

Learn to use charts, gauges, maps, and other visual elements to reflect the status and performance of people, services, assets, and events in real time with Operations Dashboard. From a dynamic dashboard, view the activities and key performance indicators most vital to meeting objectives. Explore ArcGIS dashboarding capabilities further with Web AppBuilder, which allows you to incorporate all the widgets that come with the framework into an easily modifiable dashboard layout with panels that can be added/removed or resized to fit your needs. 

 

PRESENTERS: Cedric Despierre Corporon, Esri Switzerland and Brendan O'Neill, Esri

GIS Staff Dev & Capacity Building

Room: Paris

14:00 - 15:00

 

PANEL SESSION

This panel session will provide an opportunity for participants to hear from experts in specific thematic areas and discuss issues pertaining to their use of GIS.

 

PANELISTS: 

Salim Sawaya, Esri

Tiphaine Schmitt, CartONG

Luca Dell'oro, UNITAR- UNOSAT 

Katia Valenza Lyons, Esri Suisse

Humanitarian

Room: Méditerranée
14:00 - 15:00

 

PANEL SESSION

This session will provide an opportunity for participants to hear from experts in specific thematic areas and discuss issues pertaining to their use of GIS.

 

PANELISTS: 

Brendan O'Neill, Esri

Mohammad Qasim Hashimi, Norwegian People`s Aid

Souleymane Gueye, UNHCR

Thierry Crevoisier, WFP

Sustainable Business

Room: Benelux/Londres

14:00 - 15:00

 

PANEL SESSION

This session will provide an opportunity for participants to hear from experts in specific thematic areas and discuss issues pertaining to their use of GIS.

 

PANELISTS:

Carmelle Terborgh, Esri

Tijs Lips, Bunge

Adam Romo, ISEAL Alliance

Michael Marus, Forest Stewardship Council

Michael Lippmann, Blue Raster

Networking and Tech Expo Break

Room: Grand Foyer
15:00 - 15:30

Lightning Session

Room: Grand Ballroom ABC
15:30 - 17:00

Short presentations introducing the great work from your peers in our GIS community.

 

PRESENTERS:

Katie Pickett, Cadasta

Leonardo Milano, IDMC

Maria Teresa Miranda Espinosa, IDMC

Cecilia Rossi Romanelli, COSPE

Molly Burhans, GoodLands

Welcome and Tech Expo Social

Room:  Grand Foyer , Le Fumor and Grand Ballroom CD
17:00 - 18:30

Wednesday, May 1

Registration and Breaks

07:30 - 17:00  |  Registration, Grand Foyer                       

10:00 - 10:30  |  Networking and Tech Expo Break, Grand Foyer

12:30 - 13:30  |  Hosted Lunch, Grand Foyer , Le Fumor and Grand Ballroom CD

15:00 - 15:30  |  Networking and Tech Expo Break, Grand Foyer

Plenary Session

Geospatial Analysis and GeoAI/Machine Learning
Grand Ballroom ABC
08:30 - 10:00 


New Analysis Tools in ArcGIS
ArcGIS has developed a number of new capabilities that are changing the way we do spatial analysis. In this session we will introduce you to the latest tools to analyze unstructured data in ArcGIS Pro, perform analysis, automate workflows, and immediately visualize data and analysis results in a geographic context with ArcGIS Notebook Server, as well new capabilities that integrate ArcGIS with the open data science community Lastly, we will explore the emerging field of GeoAI and a set ArcGIS tools that can integrate with Machine Learning Frameworks and Deep Learning toolkits to solve spatial problems in a wide range of application areas.


GeoAI: Integrating Machine Learning and Deep Learning with ArcGIS
The intersection between Artificial Intelligence and ArcGIS (GeoAI) is creating massive opportunities that weren’t possible before. Organizations can utilize GeoAI to detect deep and complex spatiotemporal patterns in their data, and use that to predict geospatial events of interest – at scale, and in real-time. We will explore how ArcGIS as an Open Platform can integrate with different Machine Learning Frameworks and Deep Learning tools to solve spatial problems in a wide range of application areas using ArcGIS Pro 2.3 and ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7 new features.

 

PRESENTERS: 

Andrew Turner, Esri R&D Center in Washington, DC 

Sam Libby, Esri

Brendan O'Neill, Esri

Adam Pfister, Esri

Scott Beckstrom, Geodata

Health

Room: Méditerranée 

10:30 - 11:30

 

PANEL SESSION

This session will provide an opportunity for participants to hear from experts in specific thematic areas and discuss issues pertaining to their use of GIS.

 

PANELISTS:

Brendan O'Neill, Esri

Ravi Shankar, World Health Organization (WHO)

Medecins Sans Frontiere (MSF)

Pauline Emery, Medecins Sans Frontiere (MSF)

Keith Sabin, UNAIDS

Anthony Twesigye, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Environment, Conserv. & Climate Change

Room:  Benelux/Londres 

10:30 - 11:30

 

PANEL SESSION

This session will provide an opportunity for participants to hear from experts in specific thematic areas and discuss issues pertaining to their use of GIS.

 

PANELISTS:

Carmelle Terborgh, Esri

Thomas Starnes, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

Gill Bunting, Birdlife International

Francois Jolles, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Federica Moscato, Satellite Applications Catapult and Oran No, UNITAR-UNOSAT 

Laybelin Dijkers, Rainforest Alliance

Sustainability Education with GIS

Room: Paris

10:30 – 11:30 


PANEL SESSION

This session will provide an opportunity for participants to hear from experts in specific thematic areas and discuss issues pertaining to their use of GIS.

 

PANELISTS:

Sheila Steinberg, Brandman University

Ergem Senyuva Tohumcu, Fordham University

Francois Grey, University of Geneva 

Engage & Inspire with Story Maps

Engage and Inspire Your Audience with Story Maps   

Room: Méditerranée

11:30 - 12:30

 

TECHNICAL SESSION

Stories are memorable, compelling, and impactful. Story Maps allow you to harness the power of maps to tell your story. In this session, we will show examples built by the community, demonstrate how to build a Story Map, and look ahead to what's coming in the next generation of Story Maps for ArcGIS.

 

PRESENTER: Adam Pfister, Esri

Introduction to ArcGIS Pro

Room: Benelux/Londres

11:30 - 12:30 
 

TECHNICAL SESSION

ArcGIS Pro is the modern desktop GIS application for geospatial professionals, designed with powerful tools to perform authoring, editing, and analysis workflows. In this session we will discuss new features such as Web integration, automating workflows, advanced cartography and 3D.   

 

PRESENTERS: Angélique Wiedmer, Esri Germany, Astrid Gladys, Esri Switzerland and Mohammad Qasim Hashimi, Norwegian People`s Aid

 

Exploration Team

Room: Grand Ballroom ABC

13:30 - 15:00

 

An interactive session where attendees can get hands-on experience using the latest Esri software.

 

PRESENTERS: Adam Pfister and  Brendan O'Neill, Esri

Plenary Session Resumes

Collaborating for a Better World

 

Room: Grand Ballroom ABC
15:30 - 16:30

 

PRESENTERS:

Brendan O'Neill, Esri

Matt Hallas, Digital Globe

Josh Lyons, Human Rights Watch

Sebastian Ancavil, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Sonja Betschart, WeRobotics 

 

Geneva Forum and Social

Geneva Forum and Social - Sustainable Communities


Room: Grand Ballroom ABC
16:30 - 19:00

  • Introducing ArcGIS Urban 
  • ArcGIS Hub and Open Data

 

PRESENTERS

Carmelle Terborgh, Esri

Lisa Staehli, Esri R&D Center in Zurich

Andrew Turner, Esri R&D Center in Washington, DC 

Fabien Pignoly, Canton of Geneva

Emmanuel Chaze, Canton of Geneva

Cedric Despierre Corporon, Esri Switzerland

Nicholas Niggli, Département du Développement Economique (DDE), Canton of Geneva

 

 

Thursday, May 2

Registration and Breaks

07:30 - 12:00  |  Registration, Grand Foyer                       

11:00 - 11:30  |  Networking and Tech Expo Break, Grand Foyer

12:30 - 13:30  | No Host Lunch Break 

 

Plenary Session: Q & A

Room: Grand Ballroom ABC

08:30 - 9:00

 

PRESENTER: Brendan O'Neill, Esri

ArcGIS Field Mobility

Room: Benelux/Londres

9:00 - 11:00

 

TECHNICAL SESSION

ArcGIS Field Mobility tools help organizations plan, coordinate, navigate, and monitor field operations teams who can access and capture data through location-aware mobile apps. In this session we will discuss enhancements to existing applications, introduce new tools like ArcGIS Mission Manager, and provide a glimpse into the future of technologies being developed.

 

PRESENTER: Ismael Chivite, Esri and Brendan O'Neill, Esri

ArcGIS for Developers

Room: Méditerranée 

11:30 - 12:30

 

TECHNICAL SESSION

Join this session to learn about the various templates, builders, APIs, and SDKs available through ArcGIS. You will get an overview of our developer platform and the functionality available to developers. We will cover desktop, automation/scripting, web, and native development. This session is ideal for anyone interested in developing with ArcGIS technology.

 

PRESENTER: Matthias Schenker, Esri Switzerland

ArcGIS Tools for Business Intelligence

Room: Benelux/Londres

11:30 - 12:30

 

TECHNICAL SESSION

In this session we will introduce Insights for ArcGIS, a web-based, data analytics workbench where you can explore spatial and non-spatial data through maps, charts, and tables to visualize data and apply advanced algorithmic spatial analysis with a simple drag and drop. We will also discuss ArcGIS for Power BI, a tool that allows you to bring your data from ArcGIS directly into Power BI, and offers enhanced mapping and analysis capabilities, demographic data, and compelling visualization.

 

PRESENTERS:  Brendan O'Neill, Esri and Astrid Gladys, Esri Switzerland

Map-A-Thon for Good

Room: Méditerranée 

13:30 - 16:00 

 

This session is being led by the World Health Organization.

 

Global Airport Location Validation

The conference attendees will have a chance to learn important workflows for data validation, while contributing to an important global airport dataset.

The Map-A-Thon will involve validation of the location of airports from WHO and ICAO datasets to create an open data set to be shared with the humanitarian community and beyond.  Join us with your laptop or tablet and you will get you access via an ArcGIS Hub site to the Web AppBuilder editing application and the instructions for our specific exercise.  Meet. Map. Make a difference – and have fun while learning!

 

Esri Solutions for Humanitarian Workshop

Room: Benelux/Londres

13:30 - 16:00

 

This session will be led by Ryan Lanclos, Director, Public Safety, Esri.

 

Join members of the Esri Solutions team to learn how Esri is working to develop solutions to address key needs and workflows for the humanitarian sector, and provide your input to guide the road ahead. Attendees will work through an interactive discussion to document and prioritize requirements specific to the humanitarian program cycle.  Come prepared to share your biggest challenges, provide your technology requirements, and discuss key workflows or capabilities that are needed across each phase of the humanitarian response cycle. At the end of the workshop, you’ll leave with a shared roadmap of where Esri is headed based on your input and leadership. This workshop is interactive and is non-technical.

Friday, May 3

GIS for SDGs Design-A-Thon

9:00 - 17:00 

Location: Maison de la paix

 

Join us for a day of GIS solution design hosted by the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) in support of the Sustainable Development Goals. Throughout the day we will work in multi-disciplinary teams to tackle specific GIS use cases identified by the humanitarian, development, and peace communities. This is an opportunity for our community of GIS experts to address your challenges. If you have ideas for what we should work on or just want to participate sign up here.

 

Tuesday, April 30 Test Test

Registration and Breaks Test

07:30 - 17:00  |  Registration, Grand Foyer                       

10:30 - 11:00  |  Networking and Tech Expo Break, Grand Foyer

13:00 - 14:00  |  Hosted Lunch, Grand Foyer , Le Fumor and Grand Ballroom CD

15:00 - 15:30  |  Networking and Tech Expo Break, Grand Foyer

Opening Plenary

Grand Ballroom ABC

09:00 - 10:30  |  Plenary Session

  • Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan, Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations in Geneva and Fiji’s Ambassador to Switzerland
  • Andrew Turner, Chief Technology Officer and Director, Esri R&D Center in Washington, DC
  • Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining (Presenter: Olivier Cottray)

Imagery in ArcGIS

Room: Méditerranée 

11:00 - 12:00

 

TECHNICAL SESSION

ArcGIS is a complete imagery management and analysis platform. In this workshop we will introduce a range of tools and resources for working with different types of imagery. Learn to streamline the creation of professional imagery products from drone-captured still imagery with Drone2Map, use mosaic datasets to maintain imagery catalogs for use on the desktop or in the web, and service-enable imagery so that it can be disseminated and exploited through a new set of web application templates.

 

PRESENTER: Brendan O'Neill, Esri

ArcGIS Open Data and Hub

Room:  Benelux/Londres 

11:00 - 12:00  

 

TECHNICAL SESSION

Sharing data and fostering a community of practice who can make use of your investments in GIS data and tools is difficult work. Learn how to best package ArcGIS websites, initiatives, community events, and web applications to engage your stakeholders in focused ways using ArcGIS Hub and Open Data. Guide your beneficiaries, champions, partners, and donors toward action that supports your program mission and solve real-world problems through engagement, accountability, and transparency.     

 

PRESENTER: Andrew Turner, Esri R&D Center in Washington, DC 

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