Building a GIS empowered Nation

Use of Geo-spatial technology and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is becoming an important part of program monitoring, management and governance. Geo-spatial technology can be a key enabler in policy planning, implementation and engagement with citizens. Governments and businesses across the globe are increasingly relying on GIS technology to make decisions about investments and expenditure in order to improve services to citizens / customers.

Nepal is amongst one of the top ten fastest urbanising countries. Managing the increasing demand for efficient infrastructures and services, well-structured urban system and a strong economy mandates a need for a systematic approach for development.

A key success factor for any nation would be enabling this transformation, while being efficient, transparent, open and ensuring collaboration amongst all the key stakeholder departments in country’s ecosystem.

A focussed seminar during User Conference, Nepal will provide an opportunity for key stakeholders leading and driving the governance and business transformation programs on how they can leverage GIS to define and realize their vision.

Key Takeaways?

  • Why and how GIS is instrumental. Where and how to start? How to develop a roadmap for your country / business?
  • Role of mapping agencies in providing a foundation for authoritative GIS data; how can they be more responsive to customer expectations.
  • How businesses can leverage GIS? How to rapidly deploy and demonstrate early success from your initiatives?
  • How to engage and involve citizens in your initiatives?
  • Gather international best practices. Explore how countries worldwide have adopted GIS to be smart.
  • With multiple stakeholders involved, how to ensure a common operating picture for everyone about country’s / organization’s development plans, progress and achievements.

Who Should Attend?

  • Government officials
  • Strategists and Policy Makers
  • CIOs, CTOs and CxOs
  • BI, Big Data and Analytics Professionals
  • Technology & Innovation Heads
  • Strategy & Planning Heads
  • National mapping and related organizations responsible for mapping, imagery, statistics, surveying, cadastre, and land administration
  • Municipal Commissioners, Urban / City Planners
  • Utilities
  • Project Management Consultants
  • Representatives from Bi-lateral agencies (USTDA, World Bank, ADB etc.)
  • System Integrators / Master System Integrators
  • Educational Institutes

Proposed Agenda

Time Slot Session Topics
09:30 AM - 01:30 PM Attend UC Plenary
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM Lunch Break
02:30 PM - 02:35 PM Opening & Welcome
02:35 PM - 03:00 PM Vision: A GIS empowered nation – Mr. Pradeep Thomas, Esri India
03:00 PM - 03:20 PM User Presentation
03:20 PM - 04:00 PM

Towards GIS enabled Governance 

  • Development planning
  • Management and execution of government programs
  • Delivering citizen and business services
  • Building a Common Operational Picture
  • GIS for Citizen Engagement
04:00 PM - 04:30 PM Tea Break
04:30 PM - 05:00 PM Building a responsive and accurate geospatial information foundation for everyone
  • Managing & Automating Map Data Production
  • Building a robust data foundation: A process driven Quality Assurance
  • Creating high quality cartographic products
  • Extending the reach of your data: Building a platform for data sharing & dissemination
05:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Business transformation with GIS
  • Location as an enabler for your business
  • Industry applications e.g. telecom, banking, insurance
05:30 PM - 05:45 PM Open Forum - Discussions & QA session
07:00 PM Onwards Networking Dinner