Held in in the heart of the Rocky Mountains every February, last week’s edition of NORTH51 gathered 85 of the most innovative minds in geospatial.
The content, the networking, and the atmosphere were carefully designed with intention to create an event where participants can share today’s technology breakthroughs and actively participate in creating the future. With a strong line up of keynotes, panelists, and presenters - each with a different viewpoint on the evolution of geomatics – everyone in attendance was dynamic in exploring the intersection of technology and business.
Key takeaways include:
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The content, the networking, and the atmosphere were carefully designed with intention to create an event where participants can share today’s technology breakthroughs and actively participate in creating the future. With a strong line up of keynotes, panelists, and presenters - each with a different viewpoint on the evolution of geomatics – everyone in attendance can explore the intersection of technology and business.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend next year. Sign up for the waitlist, and we’ll let you know when 2020 details are available.
TOP TECH SAVVY PROBLEM SOLVERS SET TO SPEAK AT ALBERTA’S EXCLUSIVE GATHERING FOR THE GEOSPATIAL INDUSTRY
Speakers from Mapbox, Garmin, and SAM Inc. to provide keynotes at the annual NORTH51 Conference
CALGARY, AB (January 10, 2019) – Over 75 of the most innovative minds in the geospatial industry will convene at the Banff Centre in the heart of the Rock Mountains on February 6-8, 2019. Hosted by TECTERRA Inc., the invite-only NORTH51 Conference will foster dialogue and deliberations on game-changing technological breakthroughs in the areas of artificial intelligence, the internet of things, remote sensing and location analytics.
NORTH51 will feature speakers from global tech heavy hitters such as Mapbox, Garmin Canada, and SAM Inc., to provide insights into how the evolution of location-based technologies has disrupted consumer behaviors. “Mapping used to be something we did on our laptop, now it’s something we do on our phone”, said Marc Prioleau, VP of Business and Corporate development for Mapbox, in a pre-event podcast.
“I think that's really what's driven technology forward, is that push to mobility”, Prioleau explains. New applications of location information is transforming industries, and not just those related to the geomatics sector. Uber disrupted the taxi industry and Pokemon Go popularized the adoption of virtual reality on mobile devices.
Are you interested in sharing your geospatial technology breakthrough with the business leaders and thinkers that will get it? This is your chance to present at NORTH51 and add your work to the landscape of innovation. Submit a presentation abstract by September 30th to be considered for the event.
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS IS NOW CLOSED
With NORTH51 one week away, Jonathan Neufeld, CEO at TECTERRA, is hopeful about the discussions that will be taking place.
“What we want from this conference is to bring together thought leaders and technology-oriented people to talk about the breakthroughs in technology development here in Alberta, and across Canada. The idea being to share, explore, and examine,” said Neufeld.
As the geomatics sector in Canada continues to grow, it is important to consider how this industry will impact our economy and other industries. The use of geospatial data can be beneficial for government bodies, farmers, delivery services, insurance agencies, etc.
“Certainly an expansion of the industry is a long term positive for the Canadian economy. Information and data is the new oil, and I believe that Canada definitely has an opportunity to lead the way here,” said Stanford Hsu, Director of Transformation at Campbell Scientific.
TECTERRA is pleased to announce that recent recognition of the geospatial industry in Canada has resulted in the launch of their new conference, NORTH51. NORTH51 will serve as the gathering place for the most innovative minds in geospatial technology. The event takes place on February 8th through 9th at the Banff Centre in Banff, AB.
Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCAN) latest study on the Canadian geospatial industry presents a promising snapshot of the impact the sector has on the country’s economy, including that the sector is generating approximately 19,000 jobs and contributing $2.3 Billion dollars to the economy.
The application of geospatial information (GI) affects more than just the geomatics sector, according to Dr. Cassidy Rankine, Chief Technology Officer with Skymatics.
“Who doesn’t use geospatial information? Even people that aren’t deeply connected online are still using geospatial information on a daily basis,” said Rankine.
NRCAN’s latest study on the Canadian geospatial industry has a great snapshot on the impact the sector has on the country’s economy. Some stats of note include:
With an impact like this, it is important that Canada’s geospatial industry continues to grow and be nurtured. At TECTERRA we have made it our mission to do this, and it is from this goal that the idea for the inaugural NORTH51 conference was born.