Pre-conference Dialogue Forum

‘Geospatial Enterprise for Smart Governance in the Middle East:Challenges and Prospects’

Geospatial technologies are fast becoming key assets for organisations across the Middle East, with their implementation reaching the enterprise level. The technologies act as enablers for organisations to better harmonise their functioning and thus enable smart governance. This smart governance, in turn, drives overall growth and development of the region. However, the implementation of these technologies at the enterprise level is replete with its share of challenges, which sometimes act as constraint for the implementers. The pre-conference dialogue forum on Geospatial Enterprise for Smart Governance in Middle East: Challenges and Prospects will bring together representatives of major organisations to deliberate upon the implementation of geospatial technologies at the enterprise level, the kind of challenges encountered and the possible solutions to those issues.

  Chair & Moderator
Mark Noort
Editor – Agriculture
Geospatial Media & Communications and Founder HCP International
The Netherlands
Eng. Khalid A. Hameed Al Hammadi
Act. Dir. of GIS Central
Informatics Organisation (CIO)
Directorate of GIS
Kingdom of Bahrain
Bio | Abstract
Naser Mohd. Abdullah
Head of Spatial Data
Al Ain Municipality
Bio | Abstract
Eng. Abdulla Mohamed Al Khaddeim
Director of Project
Management Department
Fujairah Municipality
Bio | Abstract
Anil Kumar
Director, Environmental Information Sector
Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi
Eng. Nader Mohamed Abdel-Halim
GIS Consultant
Environmental Monitoring Information System of Kuwait (eMISK), Environment Public Authority (EPA), Kuwait
Bio | Abstract
Omar Al Shaiba
Act. Director
Property Mgmt
Department of Municipal Affairs
Abu Dhabi
Bio | Abstract
Dean Angelides
Corporate Director
International Operations Esri
Bio | Abstract
Haytham Dabboussy
Government Advisory, Land Management Information Systems, Middle East & North Africa
Thomson Reuters, UAE
Bio | Abstract
Kevin Daugherty
World Wide Sales Manager - Land Administration Solutions
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