BTX Asia to host webinar on geospatial tech for businesses

Leading global media company GEC Media Group and Business Transformation Asia will be hosting a webinar on ‘Geospatial Technology: The New Business Driver’ on 28 January 2022.

Keeping in view the recent policy changes in India to deregulates use of geospatial data and liberalises the sector to increase private sector participation, the webinar will be deliberating on the impact of the policy change, the new opportunities, and how businesses can benefit from geospatial data and analytics.

The speakers at the webinar include Lt. Gen. AK Bhatt (Retd), Director General, Indian Space Association – ISpA; Dr Subrata Nityaranjan Das, Scientist/Engineer ‘G’, ISRO; Agendra Kumar, Managing Director, Esri India; AM Parial, Former Vice-Chairman, CHiPS, and Barry Nagel, CTO, UP42.

The new guidelines for the geospatial sector by the Ministry of Science and Technology in India means that organisations in the country can now acquire and use geospatial data and geospatial data services, including maps, without any license or approval. Add to this the shrinking size of sensors and internet of things (IoT) devices, improving connectivity including the upcoming 5G, and we know that location-based intelligence will open the floodgate of innovation.

While the easing of norms will help several sectors like logistics, real estate developers, insurance, agriculture that were suffering because of non-availability of high-quality maps, it will also drive private and public sector companies and start-ups to innovate, build scalable solutions, and disrupt the market.

The Business Transformation Asia webinar will be attended by business and IT decision-makers and solution providers from across the sector, policymakers from the central and state governments, startups, researchers and academia.