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  • April 22, 2021 1:37 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    Grab your favourite morning drink and join us for the Keynote speakers - Biju Misra and Alex Miller as we kick-off the morning sessions.

    Biju Misra, Director, Corporate Business Systems and Automation COE, Enbridge is a recognized transformation and strategic leader as the Day 1 keynote speaker at our annual BeSpatial event.

    Biju will share his perspective on transformative change, innovation and leadership highlighting the importance of teamwork and building high impact teams, critical to enable resilience as we tackle the challenges and opportunities entering the 2020s!

    May 5 - Day 2 Keynote - Alex Miller, president and founder of Esri Canada, the leading geographic information system (GIS) company in Canada. With more than 400 employees and privately owned, Esri Canada became a Platinum Club winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2019. Mr. Miller is a pioneer in transforming geography and mapping into a 21st century digital tool used by millions around the world.

    Check out the Schedule!

    Join your colleagues at your geospatial and information community’s BeSpatial’21 annual event. Don't miss this once a year, unique opportunity and register today! May 4-5 is just weeks away!

    View the spotlights on keynotes, session presenters, sponsors and the exhibitor directory plus You can now view the current sessions.

    There are presenter and sponsor profiles, various awards, an EXPO, a Maps Gallery, a YPN -Young Professional Network event, a BeSocial get-together, prize draws and much more!

    There's also a workshop and NG9-1-1 townhall!

    Register today!

  • April 22, 2021 12:48 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    Angus GeoSolutions Inc. (AGSI) since 1993 as a Canadian corporation, has been solving business problems with strategic technology and information solutions, empowering government, electrical utility, telecommunication, oil and gas, agriculture and public safety industries to make better, more informed decisions.

    AGSI’s technology and information professionals are headquartered in Halton Hills Ontario and part time data collection and verification field staff across Canada.

    AGSI offers two main products:

    Go360™ - AGSI’s flagship product - a suite of software tools that manages location data in real time, while delivering enterprise-wide knowledge to decision-makers

    Location Warehouse™ - AGSI’s comprehensive spatial database of North American location data created over 25 years by collecting, verifying and managing the highest quality of land-based location information needed to support mission-critical functions for both private and public sector operations.

    AGSI offers many Municipal Government Services including:

    • Address Management – consolidation of address silos, accuracy and sustainability
    • Permit Tracking – management of contractor and public activities within the community
    • Postal Boundaries - Validate residents’ calls, department mail outs, data analyses – lower tiers.

    Please visit our virtual booth at BeSpatial'21.

  • April 21, 2021 12:53 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    Artificial Intelligence in Public Sector. Channeling out Thoughts into Building Smart and Intelligent Cities.

    Kalyan Chakravarthy, Chief Information Officer, Regional Municipality of Durham

    The covid-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation in the public sector and increased the digital literacy of residents. Due to the way in which services have been provided during the pandemic, there is an expectation and anticipation, from citizens, that there will be continued digitalization of services in the future. To realize this, technology must be leveraged effectively to meet citizen demand.  More than ever, this is the time for local governments to focus on building smart and intelligent cities that will help the residents to gain access to services in a smarter and easier way.
  • April 20, 2021 1:27 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    BeSpatial'21 offers FME workshop for Wednesday May 5, 2021 1:35-4:30 PM 

    ESRI’s Operations Dashboards are a simple, user-friendly way to report and monitor your organizations performance, status, and advancement of activities of all kinds. To provide meaningful insight, however, your data must be reliable and kept up to date, which FME technology can help with in the background!

    For more information on this workshop and to Register

  • April 20, 2021 11:24 AM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    BeSpatial'21 announces townhall session for Tuesday May 4, 2021 1:35-4:30 PM

    You may have heard that Next Generation 9-1-1 will introduce significant enhancements for your city’s public safety operations, but are you aware of the role you will play in its success? A common misconception is that NG9-1-1 will only affect the work of emergency departments; however, this CRTC mandated initiative will have far reaching impacts on many municipal departments. The countdown to NG9-1-1 full implementation is already underway - Make sure your team is ready! 

    For more information on this town hall and to register

  • April 15, 2021 1:57 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    Topic: Stop Preparing for the Future of Work

    Time:  12:10-12:45 PM

    Date: May 5 - Day 2 BeSpatial'21

    The workplace is a different arena than it was even a decade ago. Complicated times, complex technology, and thorny human issues have coalesced in recent years to create what often feels like a chaotic state of affairs, one that is difficult to plan for as it is to characterize. The book spotlights the revolutionary impact the changing workforce is having on today’s corporations. We apply our research, findings, and recommendations to target those who must work together to navigate the shifting world of work in the context of business survival, growth, and future relevance.

    An excerpt from Lisa Taylor and Fern Lebo book “The Talent Revolution Longevity and The Future of Work”.

    Bookmark this management session in your event's Agenda!

  • April 15, 2021 12:08 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    Leverage Talent, Optimize Performance

    How do you assemble world-class teams that are built to meet the increasing pressure and demands of the modern workplace?

    We'd like your participation!

    Hello BeSpatial'21 Registrant,

    One of the sessions during this year’s conference is titled “Leverage Talent, Optimize Performance”. During the presentation we will explore how a person’s instinctive traits affect their resiliency, ability to adjust to change and cope with evolutions in roles and responsibility.  You are welcome to complete a complimentary Predictive Index survey to gain insights into your own behavioral profile.

    The PI survey is two pages long and will only take you 5-10 minutes to complete. You will be asked to answer two questions and you simply pick the words that you think describe you. When you are ready to start your PI survey, click the following link and you will be taken to the login page:


    Stephen Flower is a Managing Principal with Predictive Success Corporation. He frequently speaks in business and professional circles for Canadian and American Fortune 500 CEOs, small business owners, and for non-profits. As a collaborative keynote speaker, Stephen energizes people by showing them how behavioral science can solve many of the challenges they face. He weaves real-world examples of business success into actionable plans that can be implemented immediately. Stephen practices what he preaches and spends his days helping organizations implement talent programs that am-plify their overall business strategy.

    Stephen is invited back repeatedly for his powerful message and his ability to connect deeply with leaders who are on a mission for productivity. When facing ‘people challenges’, leaders will find themselves reflecting on the knowledge imparted and the strategies recommended so that they can improve their achievement and create lasting results.

    Registration information

  • April 13, 2021 2:58 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    Building for the future using mobile movement data and GIS tools

    Presenters: Jan Kestle, President, Founder and Rupen Seoni, Chief Revenue Officer, Environics Analytics

    For decades, access to current data on the Canadian population—across thousands of data points and at a high level of geographic granularity—has been an invaluable asset for marketers, statisticians and geospatial professionals. In recent years, with the emergence of mobile movement data, the potential for more timely and local insights became possible, but the large data feeds were often still too raw and difficult to use or integrate into existing applications.

    When COVID-19 hit, Environics Analytics pursued the opportunity to invest for the future and hasten its pace of innovation by creating pandemic recovery tools to support its partners in the GIS and analytics space across all industries. This session will focus on EA’s strategic redeployment of its talented staff and resources to advance its mobile movement data by weighting and projecting it to the general population, developing over 100,000 geofences and to make the data much easier to use so that near real-time insights on the movement behaviours of Canadians are available in this rapidly changing environment.

  • April 13, 2021 11:51 AM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    Enhancing Utility Coordination Through Improved GeoSpatial Data Tracking

    Presenters:  Gord Reynolds, Vice President of Commercial Advisory and Strategy at Infrastructure Ontario and/ Alon GatLead of the Office of Utility Coordination,  Metrolinx

    In July of 2020 the Government of Ontario passed Bill 171, the Building Transit Faster Act (“BTFA”) to streamline the delivery of the province’s four priority transit projects. In response to this new legislation, Metrolinx partnered with Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Transportation to establish the Utility Coordination Program (UCP), a new initiative which oversees the development of utility relocation standards and the supporting process to improve the location, treatment and relocation of utility infrastructure. To support this program, Metrolinx also established the Office of Utility Coordination (OUC) which monitors compliance to the BTFA and operationalizes the program’s objectives of providing business insight, traceability, and geospatial visualization capabilities in what is referred to as the One Window.

    This session will focus on the best practices pertaining to the development and use of GIS-enabled insight management capabilities such as the OUC, in managing, tracking, analyzing and scoring utility coordination through the geospatial lens.

  • April 11, 2021 4:07 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

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    Since 1999, Geocortex products and services have addressed common GIS application development challenges. Geocortex Essentials and Geocortex Analytics offer pragmatic solutions to improve developer productivity, help solve complex business problems, and enable a better user experience when deploying Esri web GIS technology. The most popular capabilities of Geocortex Essentials can now be used in Esri’s Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS to allow you to accomplish even more with your Esri investment.

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