Creative Strategies for Geospatial and Information Professionals
Strategic approaches to new technology implementations, location-based intelligence and workforce management.
Executive Forum Presenters
Workshop : Advanced FME Training Full Day
Stop Preparing for the Future of Work
Lisa Taylor, President, Challenge Factory
Insight Statement: Our lens is the Future of Work. We focus on identifying problems and organizing studies, as well as using our existing research and sharing the results with our clients. Together, we implement change that will take your organization to new levels and prepare you for future success. We don't just advise; we do.
Artificial Intelligence in Public Sector, Channeling out Thoughts into Building Smart and Intelligent Cities
Insight Statement: AI utilization in public sector and how it is helping us in channeling our thoughts into building smart and intelligent cities.
Kalyan Chakravarthy, Chief Information Officer, Durham Region
Kalyan Chakravarthy(KC) is Chief Information Officer for the Regional Municipality of Durham. In this position he is responsible for establishing and implementing a long-term technology strategy for the Region. KC has over 20 years of experience in private, public and not-for-profit sectors. He graduated his MBA from Smith School of Business and did a certificate course on Artificial Intelligence from MIT.
Presentation and Demonstration of workforce assessment using Predictive Analytics
Presenter: Stephen Flowers, Principal, Predictive Success
Presentation about Blockchain, Convergence Inc.
Presenters: Chami Akmeemana, CEO; Adam Lemmon, Manager, Engineering Operations; Eric Zvaigzne, VP, Product Innovation; and Jim Whitestone, Chief Environmental and Financial Economist at Convergence.Tech;
Objective: Improve your FME skills, build even better workspaces, get some practical experience.
Prerequisite: General knowledge of FME, Laptop with FME installed (we will provide free training licenses)
We will learn of advanced FME topics and finish the day with some challenging exercises where you get to apply your new skills.
Advanced Attribute Handling
We will look at techniques that help us evaluate the performance of our workspaces and improve their efficiency.
Advanced Reading and Writing
We will look at different techniques for reading and writing data.
About the Presenter
Presenter: Lesley MacKenzie, Senior Business Analyst at Consortech
Bio: Lesley MacKenzie graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography. She is passionate about geomatics and has been working in the field for over 15 years. Her main focus is leveraging ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) with the context of data workflow and process optimization.
At Consortech, Lesley provides consulting, training and solution design services on various GIS and IT platforms including Safe Software’s FME Desktop and FME Server. Her motivation lies in helping her customers develop automated data workflow processes so they can focus on the fun stuff, real GIS work! Lesley was one of the first specialist in North America to obtain Safe Software’s FME Certified Trainer and FME Certified Professional certifications.
The Full day workshop event is sponsored by Consortech and hosted by BeSpatial'21.