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Wednesday, May 1
 

7:45am

8:30am

Annual General Meeting
Moderators
avatar for Dianne Adams

Dianne Adams

Manager, Geospatial Data and Analytics, City of Kitchener
avatar for Catherine Fitzgerald

Catherine Fitzgerald

Manager, Information Services, Municipality of Chatham-Kent

Wednesday May 1, 2019 8:30am - 8:45am
Ballroom 1 & 2

8:45am

Lightening Round - Sponsors and Exhibitors
A representative from each sponsor/exhibitor is given a 40 seconds presentation opportunity to address the BeSpatial attendees.  
This year's line-up include: AOLS, Cansel, Consortech,  Eagleview/Pictometry, Environics, Esri Canada, First Base Solutions, MISA Ontario, Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, SolidCAD and Teranet. 

Moderators
avatar for Catherine Fitzgerald

Catherine Fitzgerald

Manager, Information Services, Municipality of Chatham-Kent

Wednesday May 1, 2019 8:45am - 9:00am
Ballroom 1 & 2

9:00am

Keynote - Visualizing SMART Transportation Planning
A wide range of data is available to support transportation planners, including the base transportation network, population and employment projections, transit ridership, traffic counts, trip making surveys, socioeconomic conditions, and emerging cellular applications. However, to be meaningful to decision makers and the broader community, transportation data needs to be transformed into a relatable but compelling narrative.
 
Data visualization, geospatial analysis, and cartography are the fundamental building blocks of quantitative transit planning at Metrolinx. Examples from recent Metrolinx work, including the 2041 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), will be used to highlight the importance and power of visualization and mapping. Existing data sources in the GTHA and opportunities for further regional data collaboration will also be explored. 



Moderators
avatar for Catherine Fitzgerald

Catherine Fitzgerald

Manager, Information Services, Municipality of Chatham-Kent

Presenters
avatar for Nicholas Day

Nicholas Day

Manager, Metrolinx
Nick is the SeniorManager of Network Planning at Metrolinx. His team is responsible for thedevelopment of the 2041 Regional Transportation Plan's transit network throughproject evaluations, plans, studies, and guidelines. He is currently leadingthe work to evaluate the transit projects... Read More →


Wednesday May 1, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Ballroom 1 & 2

9:45am

10:00am

Innovation and Analytics Approach in integrating and using an Enterprise GIS system
Discuss the integration and use of an Enterprise GIS system within an Innovation and Analytics team. Ian will provide examples of how current GIS technology supports and delivers innovative solutions for a large public sector organization.

Moderators
avatar for Caner Akin

Caner Akin

GIS Analyst, Associated Engineering Ontario Ltd
Moderator, Ballroom 2

Presenters
avatar for Ian Williams

Ian Williams

Manager, Toronto Police Service
Insight: The Toronto Police Service innovation and analytics approach has found success in integrating it’s Enterprise GIS system to deliver solutions within the organization. Bio: Ian provides leadership and management of information through governance, project management and data... Read More →


Wednesday May 1, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Ballroom 2

10:00am

A Look Behind the Awards - Canada Smart Cities Assessment Criteria and KPIs
Benchmark Guide criteria used to assess the Canada smart city submissions to Infrastructure Canada (https://www.opennorth.ca/open-smart-cities-guide). KPIs are being developed based on this guide.

Moderators
avatar for Marc Baila

Marc Baila

Business Analyst, Town of Oakville
Moderator, Fairway Room

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Tracey P. Lauriault

Dr. Tracey P. Lauriault

Assistant Professor in Critical Media and Big Data, Carleton University
Insight: Data and related data technologies are core infrastructure for cities and are more that IT and operations, and I would argue that smart city technologies should be part of urban plans and be discussed with residents. These large technological systems not only manage and monitor... Read More →


Wednesday May 1, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Fairway

10:00am

Benchmarking Big Data management platforms for processing Geospatial data
Over the last years we have seen an exponential increase in the available data, and some authors argue that up to 80% of data includes a geographic context. The term Big Data has been used to refer to this ever increasing amount of data and its various characteristics such as volume, variety, velocity, and variety. While some platforms are available for handling generic Big Data, such as Hadoop and Spark, only a few systems can deal with the particular nature of geospatial data and they have not been widely adopted by the majority of the companies in the geospatial industry. The purpose of this presentation is to show the results of a series of Benchmarking experiments to compare the performance of multiple geospatial data management systems. The platforms we compare include two well-known systems, namely ArcGIS and PostGIS, and two Big Data management systems especially designed for geospatial data, namely Hadoop-GIS and GeoSpark.We present a summary of how each data management system performs across multiple spatial data processing tasks and metrics. Moreover, we provide a set of technical suggestions for the audience in terms of how to select the best alternative depending on the particular scope and available resources of common projects in the geospatial field.

Moderators
avatar for Nicole Schleifer

Nicole Schleifer

Geomatics/Mapping Manager, City of Peterborough
Moderator, Ballroom 1

Presenters
avatar for Jaydeep Mistry

Jaydeep Mistry

Research Assistant, University of Waterloo
Graduated from the University of Waterloo in June 2017 with a Major in Geomatics and a Computer Science Minor. Now pursuing a Masters of Geography at the University of Waterloo, researching Open-Data with GIS.Research interests include GIS and Open-Data. Technical skills include GIS... Read More →
avatar for Juan Carrillo

Juan Carrillo

Research Assistant GISP PMP, University of Waterloo
Juan holds a Geodetic Engineering degree and is a Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) and Project Manager Professional (PMP). He is currently completing a Masters in Computer Software at the University of Waterloo. His research focuses on the use of Machine... Read More →


Wednesday May 1, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Ballroom 1

10:30am

10:40am

Dynamic Customer Mapping - Recreation and Culture Programs (CLASS/Environics/GIS Integration)
The Town of Oakville's Recreation and Culture department has a strong relationship with GIS staff. Traditionally, static maps have been created upon request and shared with staff, often leading to follow-up inquires and requests. Recently, dynamic mapping has been introduced to allow for real time self-directed mapping by department staff to assist with program planning and analysis.

Moderators
avatar for Hanna Sjostrom

Hanna Sjostrom

GIS Technician, Town of Milton

Presenters
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Darryl McWilliam

Manager, Support Services, Town of Oakville
Darryl is the Manager of Support Services at the Town of Oakville and leads a team responsible for business development and analysis.
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Ellen Burrow

Business Support Analyst, Town of Oakville
Ellen is the Business Support Analyst for the Town of Oakville's Recreation and Culture Department, responsible for the advancement of department analytics and business process review.


Wednesday May 1, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
Ballroom 2

10:40am

Stay Fire Smart - Enhancing Fire-Readiness in Newmarket and Aurora Through GIS
Stay Fire Smart is the annual door-to-door campaign of the Fire Prevention division of Central York Fire Services (CYFS) to raise awareness around the importance of home escape planning and maintenance of working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. It began in 2013 with a goal of reaching all residences of Newmarket and Aurora within a five year window. CYFS delivers a quick survey of the residents to gauge their readiness for a fire, provides each household with information, and offers smoke alarm inspections and escape plan training to help be prepared in the event of a fire in the home.

Moderators
avatar for Marc Baila

Marc Baila

Business Analyst, Town of Oakville
Moderator, Fairway Room

Presenters
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Nick Koopman

GIS Analyst, Town of Newmarket
Nick Koopman graduated from Nipissing University in 2008 with a degree in Geography. He holds post-graduate certificates in GIS from Fanshawe College in 2009, and as a GIS Application Specialist from Fleming College in 2011. From 2011 to 2016, he worked at Angus GeoSolutions as an... Read More →
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Ryan Schell

Chief Fire Prevention Officer, Central York Fire Services
Chief Fire Prevention Officer Ryan Schell oversees the fire prevention division at Central York Fire Services, which focuses on public education and enforces the Ontario Fire Code through inspections and investigations.From 2001-2008, Chief Schell served as a Fire Prevention Inspector... Read More →


Wednesday May 1, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
Fairway

10:40am

Keeping a Common Address Database “Common” using FME
The City of Hamilton has undertaken an initiative to establish a single authoritative (“Common”) property address and street centreline database. All city wide systems and services requiring address data or address validation are able to access this common database as a trusted source for addresses and street centrelines. A single authoritative database works in principle where systems and users are able to access the database directly. In many cases, address and street data must be transferred to other systems that cannot directly access the address database due to limitations of security access, limitations of ability to consume data services or require special reformatting of address data to meet the their respective systems data formats. This presentation will outline the City’s business needs for utilizing address and street data and our experiences of how FME was used to meet these needs.

Moderators
avatar for Nicole Schleifer

Nicole Schleifer

Geomatics/Mapping Manager, City of Peterborough
Moderator, Ballroom 1

Presenters
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Heather Howe

GIS Coordinator (Spatial Data), City of Hamilton - IT
Heather is the GIS Coordinator of Spatial Solutions in Corporate IT for the City of Hamilton. She has over 25 years’ experience with Geographic Information Systems at the City and over 10 years’ experience with FME. Heather is responsible for the management of the City’s spatial... Read More →
avatar for Lesley MacKenzie

Lesley MacKenzie

GIS/FME Applications Specialist, Consortech Solutions Inc.
BA graduate in geography, McGill University with a 16 year work passion for geomatics. Her 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... Read More →


Wednesday May 1, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
Ballroom 1

11:10am

11:20am

Power Your Basemap with the Community Map of Canada
The Community Map of Canada (CMC) is a valuable tool for the Canadian geospatial community. It provides organizations with an efficient, centralized platform to create, publish, and maintain basemap data. For those needing to consume base mapping, the CMC is the single, consistent, national source of open, authoritative, and up-to-date data that has been aggregated for their convenience. In this presentation, Esri Canada unveils its latest steps in facilitating efficient collaboration across Canada’s mapping community and discusses the recently announced daily vector cache and its impact on the geospatial community.

Moderators
Presenters
avatar for Barry Kelly

Barry Kelly

Industry Manager, Community Maps, Esri Canada
Barry Kelly is the Community Maps Industry Manager for Esri Canada. A Certified Engineering Technologist, he has over 30 years of experience in both geographic information system (GIS) and computer-aided drafting (CAD) disciplines. His expertise includes implementing maintenance management... Read More →
avatar for Paul Heersink

Paul Heersink

Production Manager, Community Maps, Esri Canada
Paul Heersink is a cartographer and Production Manager of Esri Canada’s Community Maps Program: an initiative that is aiming to build a seamless topographic basemap using contributor data. He has over 15 years of cartographic experience, working in both the public and private sectors... Read More →


Wednesday May 1, 2019 11:20am - 11:50am
Ballroom 2

11:20am

GIS Maturity: A Reality Check and a Roadmap
In 2016, the City of Brampton's GIS & Open Data team (now Location Intelligence & Data Visualization) began to review the GIS Program to understand its current level of enterprise maturity, and how to measure the progress of the program's continuous improvements in maturity and capability. They realized, that in order to stay current and break away from a status quo of delivering static maps, and conducting simple analysis and visualization, they would need to transform their program into one that delivers Location Intelligence services as a business capability.This meant taking a ‘real’ look at their program, measuring how it performs and identifying where focus and a sustained effort is required. To do this they leveraged a maturity model that not only assessed their current state but also enabled them to identify where they wanted to get to. This was accomplished by developing a living data informed roadmap. The model and methodologies used to assess City of Brampton’s maturity and develop their living strategic document are continuously being improved through regular peer collaboration.

Moderators
avatar for Marc Baila

Marc Baila

Business Analyst, Town of Oakville
Moderator, Fairway Room

Presenters
avatar for Paul Giroux

Paul Giroux

Founder / Contributor, Slimgim.info (Creative Commons)
While leading Enterprise GIS in the IT division of his local municipality, Paul completed his Master of Science studying the organizational impacts on people, process, technology & ultimately on data quality. This resulting framework was shared and in use by a growing number of cities... Read More →
avatar for Paul Postiglione

Paul Postiglione

GIS Team Lead, City of Brampton
Over a decade of Municipal GIS experience in providing leadership, design, acquisition/development, installation, integration and maintenance of GIS platforms and solutions.


Wednesday May 1, 2019 11:20am - 11:50am
Fairway

11:20am

Streamlining Zoning at Haldimand County
Zoning at Haldimand County has traditionally been a problem from a data perspective. From an unconsolidated Zoning program comprised of three separate documents on through to data stored in referenced scanned images access through AutoCAD. The business problems that result in such a cumbersome data storage and access technique have had real costs associated with them. In 2017 GIS and Planning staff began developing a consolidated zoning program focused on easy access to information from the public and staff alike. GIS Staff focused heavily on the use of ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online as a solution platform.

Moderators
avatar for Nicole Schleifer

Nicole Schleifer

Geomatics/Mapping Manager, City of Peterborough
Moderator, Ballroom 1

Presenters
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Haleigh Buck

Mapping & Graphics Technologist, Haldimand County
Haleigh Buck is one of three highly specialized mapping staff in Haldimand County's GIS division. Haleigh has led initiatives in Public Outreach, Emergency Management, and Community Engagement. Haleigh works to focus on the user experience and builds mapping solutions to suit the... Read More →


Wednesday May 1, 2019 11:20am - 11:50am
Ballroom 1

11:50am

Lunch, Exhibit Visits and Awards Ceremony
Moderators
avatar for Dianne Adams

Dianne Adams

Manager, Geospatial Data and Analytics, City of Kitchener
avatar for Catherine Fitzgerald

Catherine Fitzgerald

Manager, Information Services, Municipality of Chatham-Kent

Wednesday May 1, 2019 11:50am - 1:00pm
Exhibit Hall

1:00pm

Sponsor Keynote -Thoughts on Navigating the Open Source and Commercial Software Ecosystem
There have long been two business models that organizations can use to obtain software – buy commercial-off-the-shelf software or build your own.  Many years ago, those who built their own software began sharing it, and this has evolved into today’s Open Source business model. Both the Open Source model and the Commercial model offer different options, different trade-offs and different means for organizations to get access to the tools they need to get their work done and solve the challenges they face. Yet, all too often the choice of technology is made by looking overly simplistically at only one consideration.  Open Source components (and Commercial solutions for that matter) should not be selected blindly because they’re “cheaper”, but because they offer compelling advantages in terms of interoperability and flexibility. Esri, like many software vendors, not only leverages many Open Source components within their product offerings, but also contributes over 30 projects back to the Open Source community. This talk will explore some thoughts and considerations on the many ways organizations can leverage the best of Open Source components and the best of Commercial solutions for the technology advantages they provide. Open Source and Commercial software can be used together to build the best possible solutions, and here’s the road map.


Moderators
avatar for Catherine Fitzgerald

Catherine Fitzgerald

Manager, Information Services, Municipality of Chatham-Kent

Presenters
avatar for Chris North

Chris North

Director, Technology Adoption, Esri Canada
With 25 years of experience in geomatics, Chris North is anaccomplished GIS professional who brings an in-depth understanding ofenterprise GIS and technology trends to Esri Canada customers. In 2014, Chrisreturned to Esri Canada from his own independent consulting firm where heworked... Read More →


Wednesday May 1, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Ballroom 1 & 2

1:45pm

1:55pm

Using data to help residents live an active and healthy life
When communities need to evaluate the success of their programs they typically compare their participation rates with their previous year’s figures, but a group of municipalities wanted to find a more effective measure to gauge their performance. In this session, Hugh Hibbert from Environics Analytics and Bryce Meertens from the City of Oshawa will describe how a group of parks and recreation professionals from six municipalities in Southern Ontario came together to share anonymized registration data in order to compare rates of program participation and establish benchmarks. By sharing, gathering and analyzing data from across the GTA, these municipalities were able to get a comprehensive understanding of the recreation landscape and patrons. Hugh and Bryce will explain how combining data and analytics helped these different municipalities with the program planning processes to promote more active and healthy communities and achieve a measurable decrease in chronic disease.

Moderators
avatar for Ronald Jaros

Ronald Jaros

Manager, Research and Information, Region of Peel

Presenters
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Bryce Meertens

Business & Information Systems Analyst, City of Oshawa
Bryce Meertens a Business & Information Systems Analyst with the City of Oshawa’s Recreation and Culture department since 2018. Bryce supports Recreation programs with business and information insights supported with Environics Analytics demographic information. He served as GIS... Read More →
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Hugh Hibbert

Director, Account Management, Environics Analytics
As EA’s Director of Account Management for the government and education sectors, Hugh is responsible for managing key customer relationships, guiding clients along their analytical journey and identifying opportunities to apply EA’s suite of databases to aid in their decision-making... Read More →


Wednesday May 1, 2019 1:55pm - 2:25pm
Ballroom 2

1:55pm

Open Source GIS Software in the Ontario Public Service
Open, Open, Open. To support digital government and services, open source software is increasingly being adopted by the Ontario Public Service (OPS). Within the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the OPS community, there is interest in Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) to deliver digital solutions. This presentation introduces FOSS4G concepts, speaks about current provincial government policies, offers insights regarding software adoption and dispersion, and identifies influences affecting solutions stack decisions.

Moderators
avatar for Marc Baila

Marc Baila

Business Analyst, Town of Oakville
Moderator, Fairway Room

Presenters
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Christopher Eckstein

Manager, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Chris Eckstein is passionate about maps. He has broad experience with GIS, IM and IT, is a lifelong learner, and champions the value proposition of using geography-based technologies. Chris started his career with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, followed by... Read More →


Wednesday May 1, 2019 1:55pm - 2:25pm
Fairway

1:55pm

Redesign and Implementation of GIS data model for Water, Wastewater, Storm Water and Transportation with an associated Detailed Gaps Assessment
With the continued advancements in GIS accompanied with evolving staff needs, it was identified within the Corporate GIS Strategic Plan that a complete review of the Infrastructure GIS layers (Water, Wastewater, Storm Water and Transportation) and their intended uses be undertaken. This presentation will highlight the processes which made the project successful, including what was learned as part of the functional review, the design and implementation of a new GIS Data Model, the conversion of data, a detailed GIS Gaps Assessment with associated costs and the development of Standard Operating Procedures for staff. You will also learn what our data correction plan is moving forward ensuring that staff are confident in the data they are utilizing. The end goal being a more robust data model to support current and future needs of staff as well as the development of an action plan to address the identified gaps detailing the current data gaps as well as developing a solution to correct them.

Moderators
avatar for Nicole Schleifer

Nicole Schleifer

Geomatics/Mapping Manager, City of Peterborough
Moderator, Ballroom 1

Presenters
avatar for Chris Sambol

Chris Sambol

Business Systems Analyst - GIS, City of Guelph
Chris first developed his professional skills with the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre serving in both a technical and management capacity from 2004 to 2011.  During this time Chris was able to assist the City of Sault Ste. Marie, PUC and public health and human services agencies... Read More →


Wednesday May 1, 2019 1:55pm - 2:25pm
Ballroom 1

2:25pm

2:35pm

Business Decision-Making with QGIS? Developing an Open-Source Location Analytics Toolkit
Smart decision-making in many private, public, and non-profit sector organizations involves knowing where their customers and service users are. To make this geographic research more accessible to smaller businesses, under-funded government units, and charities, we are developing an open-source location analytics toolkit for QGIS. At present, modules for distance calculation, spatial interaction modeling, and multi-criteria analysis exist in beta versions. The presentation focuses on the Huff model, which estimates the probability that consumers at a set of origin locations (e.g. Census tracts) use different service sites within the study area. The Huff model is widely used for trade area delineation in retail geography. It provides an evidence-based, nuanced estimation of sales potential or service usage. The perceived utility of each site is represented by the quotient of an attractiveness metric divided by the distance to be traveled by consumers. In addition, the use of multi-criteria analysis ensures that composite attractiveness metrics are properly calculated. With this presentation, we would like to encourage the use and further development of the QGIS location analytics toolkit.

Moderators
avatar for Andrew Lyszkiewicz

Andrew Lyszkiewicz

Director, BeSpatial / urisa ontario
I spent over 30 years implementing geospatial data and technology in municipal services. This included the definition and implementation of geospatial strategy, geospatial service delivery framework and the overall management of geospatial service delivery to various levels of government... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Claus Rinner

Claus Rinner

Professor, Ryerson University
Dr. Claus Rinner is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Ryerson University. His research and teaching expertise is in the areas of Geographic Information Systems, cartography, and spatial decision support, with applications in public health, social... Read More →
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Stephen Swales

Professor, Ryerson University
Stephen Swales is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Ryerson University.His research and teaching interests include GIS, location analytics, retail analysis, and public service provision. Stephen has also done work in small-town adaptability... Read More →


Wednesday May 1, 2019 2:35pm - 3:05pm
Ballroom 2

2:35pm

The TH!NKBike: A New Approach to Data Acquisition & Analysis
The TH!NKBike is a bicycle-powered data collection tool developed by IBI Group as part of its "Pocket R&D" and Smart City initiative.Essentially a pedal-assist bicycle outfitted with an array of sensors, this tool is able to capture data related to surface quality, GPS trace, imagery, altitude, velocity and points of interest along recreational trails. The lightweight, cost effective, easy to use and modular nature of the open source hardware platform (an Arduino microcontroller) allows for an array of different use types and customizations.The back end of this tool uses ArcGIS, Python and R to automate the mapping and analysis of the collected data.This tool has been fully developed, with a working prototype and graphically formatted report. This tool is not strictly conceptual in nature - it will prove very useful on active transportation projects for an array of municipal clients, allowing for ease of data capture and analysis. That being said, the tool is still actively being developed - with future iterations incorporating additional sensors, automation and machine learning classification algorithms. The intention is to leverage the power of accessible open source hardware with emerging trends in spatial analysis and big data analytics.

Moderators
avatar for Marc Baila

Marc Baila

Business Analyst, Town of Oakville
Moderator, Fairway Room

Presenters
avatar for Anthony De Crescenzo

Anthony De Crescenzo

GIS Analyst/Technologist, IBI Group
Tony De Crescenzo is a Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) with the active transportation group, specializing in the areas of geographic information systems, CAD drafting and design as well as computer programming, information technology and big data analytics. He has over 8... Read More →


Wednesday May 1, 2019 2:35pm - 3:05pm
Fairway

2:35pm

Taking advantage of online data
In the recent years, we have seen significant growth in the use of data extracted from web services. During this presentation, we will share our work experiences with Safe Software’s FME for projects that require the integration of web-based geospatial data with the internal systems of various clients.Participants will learn more about the emergence of online data consumption, the aspects to consider when implementing a viable extraction process, and the different ways FME has been used to achieve these tasks. We will also share some of the lessons we learned during our various mandates and offer tips and tricks that participants can put into practice.

Moderators
avatar for Nicole Schleifer

Nicole Schleifer

Geomatics/Mapping Manager, City of Peterborough
Moderator, Ballroom 1

Presenters
avatar for Lesley MacKenzie

Lesley MacKenzie

GIS/FME Applications Specialist, Consortech Solutions Inc.
BA graduate in geography, McGill University with a 16 year work passion for geomatics. Her 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... Read More →


Wednesday May 1, 2019 2:35pm - 3:05pm
Ballroom 1

3:05pm

3:20pm

Seeing the Old with the New: The Advancing World of GIS, History, and Archaeology
The relationship between history and GIS has existed in various fashions for years, yet it has been in the last two decades where these conjoined fields have expanded exponentially. GIS has allowed old things to be seen in new ways from rediscovering lost settlements with remote sensing, to recreating ancient cities in 3D design programs.For my talk on this subject, I will be discussing some historical projects that I have been completed and others that I continue to work on since transitioning into geomatics. This will be a focus on my 3D reconstructions of ancient cities and geostatistical analysis of pottery artifacts from an archaeological dig outside of Rome. I will conclude with leading into where and in what way history and GIS can continue to work together now, and into the future.

Moderators
avatar for Ronald Jaros

Ronald Jaros

Manager, Research and Information, Region of Peel

Presenters
avatar for Alan D.K. Armstrong

Alan D.K. Armstrong

Geospatial Historian, Carleton University
Coming from a background in history, heritage preservation, and museums, I have transitioned into the field of GIS to continue what I started in these sibling areas. In nearing the end of the geomatics program at Carleton University, I have gained and continue to gain various geomatics... Read More →


Wednesday May 1, 2019 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Ballroom 2

3:20pm

SMART: Sustainable Management with Augmented Reality Technologies
We introduce the SMART App. A Mobile App we created at the University of Waterloo with the goal of using Augmented Reality (AR) technology to increase public engagement in Sustainable Urban Development initiatives. Over the last years we have seen a Government trend toward promoting urban planning initiatives that include sustainability as a major aspect along with economic and social development. However, there is still a lack of appropriate strategies to communicate and socialize these initiatives with the public. For instance, Sidewalk Labs has been working in the Waterfront project in Toronto, an initiative that promises to use cutting edge technologies while promoting a sustainable development vision. Even though the Waterfront project has received Government support at multiple levels, it has also faced criticism due to the lack of transparency with the general public. The SMART Mobile App combines multiple Geospatial technologies to provide an attractive communication tool for government agencies, real estate investors, and citizens to know more about any land development project. It includes three key modules, the first offers an Augmented Reality visualization that shows how the planned land development project will look and how it will modify the current landscape. The second module includes a feedback from that allows citizens to give quality feedback regarding their priorities and opinions about the project. Finally, the third module provides a real-time dashboard to monitor user engagement and approval rates.The SMART app is designed to be easily ported to multiple planning scenarios and cities across Canada and Globally.

Presenters
avatar for Jaydeep Mistry

Jaydeep Mistry

Research Assistant, University of Waterloo
Graduated from the University of Waterloo in June 2017 with a Major in Geomatics and a Computer Science Minor. Now pursuing a Masters of Geography at the University of Waterloo, researching Open-Data with GIS.Research interests include GIS and Open-Data. Technical skills include GIS... Read More →
avatar for Juan Carrillo

Juan Carrillo

Research Assistant GISP PMP, University of Waterloo
Juan holds a Geodetic Engineering degree and is a Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) and Project Manager Professional (PMP). He is currently completing a Masters in Computer Software at the University of Waterloo. His research focuses on the use of Machine... Read More →


Wednesday May 1, 2019 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Fairway

3:20pm

Distributed Collaboration: Interconnecting Systems in York Region
The Data Co-operative is the realization of Esri’s vision of distributed collaboration using ArcGIS Online and Enterprise sharing data, applications and tools between organisations. This innovation was developed by the YorkInfo Partnership, a 22 year formal relationship led by York Region, its nine local Municipalities, two school boards and two conservation authorities. We are improving data literacy, working smarter and saving costs. The YorkInfo Partnership has proven that a system of systems all working together in a two tier model is possible for sharing source GIS data, applications and tools. This collaboration is occurring across secure enterprise platforms and has been implemented on the Municipal Comprehensive Review. Partners we are leveraging each other’s GIS work and building common data models,realizing efficiencies, reducing risk and deploying powerful spatial applications that empower staff. This work feeds data to our residents and businesses through federated Open Data providing one window access to trusted data. Watch video https://vimeo.com/315671061

Moderators
avatar for Nicole Schleifer

Nicole Schleifer

Geomatics/Mapping Manager, City of Peterborough
Moderator, Ballroom 1

Presenters
avatar for Brendan  Coles

Brendan  Coles

Project Specialist, York Region
Brendan has been working in the GIS field since 2006. While in this field he has done map making, spatial analysis, statistical analysis, web mapping, business analysis, GIS technology setup and deployment, mobile GIS development, and project management. One of the best things he... Read More →
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Carolynne Saxton

GIS Coordinator, Town of East Gwillimbury
Carolynne Saxton has been working for the Town of East Gwillimbury since 2009, starting as the IT GIS Technician and became the GIS Coordinator in late 2016. Before working for the Town she was with the Ministry of the Attorney General in Facilities Planning as a GIS technician. She... Read More →
avatar for Cory MacNeil

Cory MacNeil

GIS Analyst, Policy Planning and Economic Development Division, Town of Aurora
Cory MacNeil has been a GIS Analyst with the Town of Aurora since 2011. Prior to working at Aurora he was a GIS Solutions Specialist with Esri Canada and a GIS Specialist at the County of Grey. Cory found a love for GIS while studying marine biology at Dalhousie University and achieved... Read More →


Wednesday May 1, 2019 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Ballroom 1

3:50pm

4:00pm

Using Lidar to Detect Potential Vernal Pools and Low/Wet Areas for Wetland Restoration
Vernal Pools are seasonal depressional ephemeral wetlands that are seasonally inundated and generally isolated from other watercourses. They provide a unique habitat with many organisms relying on them for their life cycle, such as Salamanders. These features are difficult to locate outside of their inundation period, and are also found in forests which limits the use of traditional orthophotography in their discovery. Two aspects of Lidar can be used to remotely detect Vernal Pools: a high-resolution DEM to detect depressions in the terrain and the intensity value of the returns to detect wet areas. A methodology was developed to identify areas that were both depressional and wet. This was then field-tested to examine the results and to further refine the process. During this process it was found useful to identify low/wet areas for potential wetland restoration.

Moderators
avatar for Caner Akin

Caner Akin

GIS Analyst, Associated Engineering Ontario Ltd
Moderator, Ballroom 2

Presenters
CM

Christopher Menary

Manager, Toronto and Region Conservation
Chris Menary a GIS Technician and has been with the TRCA since 2013. He has been using Lidar on numerous projects including flood protection, natural heritage, habitat restoration, municipal planning hearings, archaeology, and erosion control. Chris holds an Honours Bachelor Degree... Read More →


Wednesday May 1, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ballroom 2

4:00pm

MapCast 2.0



Moderators
avatar for Marc Baila

Marc Baila

Business Analyst, Town of Oakville
Moderator, Fairway Room

Presenters
avatar for Peter Hettstedt

Peter Hettstedt

Business Development, First Base Solutions Inc.
Educated as a Geographer at UofC, I quickly migrated to Surveying after graduation. I spent the next 5 years as a Seismic Surveyor working for a French company in Africa and the Middle East. Not wanting to be an absentee parent, I switched over to domestic & international sales and... Read More →


Wednesday May 1, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Fairway

4:00pm

Teranet 2019 – Change & Collaboration
As one of the world’s most advanced land registration systems, we provide services to a network of over 80,000 end users from legal, real estate, financial services plus hundreds of government, utility and commercial organizations.As technology evolves within our industry and our customers’ needs and requirements change, Teranet is listening, learning and making changes to support a new way of engagement and a new way of adding more value and return on investment.We are proud to announce some major new initiatives at this year’s URISA conference, providing new services, new solutions and an overall new way of doing business via the collaboration between Teranet, its partners and its customers.Please join us for this informative session and discover how your organization can “Collaborate”!

Moderators
avatar for Nicole Schleifer

Nicole Schleifer

Geomatics/Mapping Manager, City of Peterborough
Moderator, Ballroom 1

Presenters
avatar for Michael Franschman

Michael Franschman

Senior Manager, Strategic, Teranet
Michael Franschman is the Senior Manager, Strategic Accounts with Teranet Inc., a leader in the delivery and transformation of statutory registry services with extensive expertise in land and commercial registries company located in Toronto, Ontario.Michael has extensive experience... Read More →


Wednesday May 1, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ballroom 1

4:30pm

Closing Ceremonies, Draws and BeSocial Networking
Moderators
avatar for Catherine Fitzgerald

Catherine Fitzgerald

Manager, Information Services, Municipality of Chatham-Kent

Wednesday May 1, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ballroom 1
 
Thursday, May 2
 

7:45am

8:15am

Welcome to BeSpatial / BeSmart'19 - President
GeoSpatial and Information Management professionals are critical partners in the development of Smart Cities. The expert members of BeSpatial connect patterns with place and develop data into insights. The BeSpatial Geospatial professional community has a leadership role to play in protecting private information while developing partnerships for data sharing and supporting information rich communities.  



Thursday May 2, 2019 8:15am - 8:30am
Ballroom 1 & 2

8:30am

Opening Insights - geography is the secret sauce in making big data usable!
We live in an era of evidence-based decision-making. Businesses and governments alike are expected to use data and technology to make better and smarter decisions. But how well analysts use the wide variety of available data is the single biggest contributor to the outcome. Normalizing, weighting, standardizing, anonymizing and integrating all types of data to transform them into insights—that’s the challenge. Data scientists require in-depth knowledge of how the data were assembled, what is allowed under both the law and “good ethics” and what methods are best suited to which business problems.

In our view at Environics Analytics, GIS and spatial analysis experts have demonstrated over the past three decades that geography is the secret sauce in making big data usable. The popular tagline from Esri in the ’90s—“everything happens somewhere”—has never been more timely. Whether analysts are looking at overtly spatial problems or just trying to get an integrated view of citizens and patrons, spatial analysis is an underused “best practice” in privacy-compliant and accurate data transformation.

And when we are looking at the development of SMART cities, the data sources and technology can be the foundation of transformative thinking. At BeSpatial 2019 the world of public policy, technology, methodology, ethics and program delivery will come together in a single event with people and topics crossing the “silos”. The data are there. The tech is there. The question is whether the will is there to change the culture and move us forward to SMART? Join the dialogue—help make it happen.

Panelist
avatar for Jan Kestle

Jan Kestle

President, Environics Analytics Group
Jan Kestle has been a leader in the marketing information industry for more than forty years. An expert in using statistics and mathematics to help solve business challenges, she directed the initiatives that led to the creation of EA’s PRIZM5 segmentation system, WealthScapes financial... Read More →


Thursday May 2, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
Ballroom 1 & 2

9:00am

Panel 1. Data Analytics, Open Data and Smart Business Decisions
We live in an era of evidence-based decision-making. Businesses and governments alike are expected to use data and technology to make better and smarter decisions....  ... The data are there. The tech is there. The question is whether the will is there to change the culture and move us forward to SMART? Join the dialogue—help make it happen. Jan Kestle
Data and related data technologies are core infrastructure for cities and are more that IT and operations, and I would argue that smart city technologies should be part of urban plans and be discussed with residents. These large technological systems no only manage and monitor infrastructure, they are infrastructure that involve, data, code, algorithms, apps, sensors, and platforms that will manage traffic, utilities, equipment and bridges, but also, they are technologies that observe, survey and nudge social behaviour. It might therefore be time for social and technological impact assessments – social, environment, economic, and public good. We will need to apply systems thinking across all business units, from social services to transit, and integrated across digital strategies, open government and data, and procurement. The ideals of open smart cities are moving us in that direction, and it might be better to start that opening consultative processes now before we get locked into large technological solutions that may not be in the public interest.  Dr. Tracey P. Lauriault

The use of “smart building” technologies and analytics holds a lot of promise for both optimizing building operations and managing energy use.  However, implementation of smart building technologies can be challenging for older and complex buildings such as hospitals.  In addition to giving an overview of the potential for smart buildings in healthcare, I will present an overview of the University Health Network’s ongoing investigation into the technology and some of the results to date.  Ed Rubinstein

The Toronto Police Service innovation and analytics approach has found success in integrating it’s Enterprise GIS system to deliver solutions within the organization.  Ian Williams.

Moderators
avatar for Jury Konga

Jury Konga

Ambassador, Open Knowledge Canada
Panel 1. Data Analytics, Open Data and Smart Business Decisions - ModeratorJury Konga is a long-time advocate, innovator and speaker on Open Government, Open Data, e-Government, m-Government and innovation in information management and technology. He has over 35 years of experience... Read More →

Panelist
avatar for Ian Williams

Ian Williams

Manager, Toronto Police Service
Insight: The Toronto Police Service innovation and analytics approach has found success in integrating it’s Enterprise GIS system to deliver solutions within the organization. Bio: Ian provides leadership and management of information through governance, project management and data... Read More →
avatar for Ed Rubinstein

Ed Rubinstein

Director, University Health Network
Insight: The use of “smart building” technologies and analytics holds a lot of promise for both optimizing building operations and managing energy use. However, implementation of smart building technologies can be challenging for older and complex buildings such as hospitals... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Tracey P. Lauriault

Dr. Tracey P. Lauriault

Assistant Professor in Critical Media and Big Data, Carleton University
Insight: Data and related data technologies are core infrastructure for cities and are more that IT and operations, and I would argue that smart city technologies should be part of urban plans and be discussed with residents. These large technological systems not only manage and monitor... Read More →
avatar for Jan Kestle

Jan Kestle

President, Environics Analytics Group
Jan Kestle has been a leader in the marketing information industry for more than forty years. An expert in using statistics and mathematics to help solve business challenges, she directed the initiatives that led to the creation of EA’s PRIZM5 segmentation system, WealthScapes financial... Read More →



Thursday May 2, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Ballroom 1 & 2

9:00am

Introduction to FME
Do you work with multiple formats and data sources such as CAD and GIS? Would you like to transform and integrate them using best practices? Safe Software’s FME Desktop might be the right tool for you. In this workshop, you will learn how to develop and build a workbench in FME using geospatial data. 
Note: You will also have the chance to use everything you learned and the workspaces you will have created in the second workshop offered, Introduction to FME Server.
Here’s a few topics that will be covered in this 3-hour workshop:
-          Introduction to FME and data conversion basics
-          Data transformation
-          FME best practices
-          Transformation components
-          Practical transformer use
Who should attend: Anyone who has to manage data.
Requires: General knowledge of GIS.


Moderators
CS

Cindy Sardena

Applications Coordinator, Halton Region

Presenters
avatar for Lesley MacKenzie

Lesley MacKenzie

GIS/FME Applications Specialist, Consortech Solutions Inc.
BA graduate in geography, McGill University with a 16 year work passion for geomatics. Her 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... Read More →


Thursday May 2, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Fairway

10:00am

Political and Legal Challenges - Video Lead-in
If you want your business to succeed, lead by gaining the trust of your customers. The best way to do this is by ensuring that their privacy is respected and their data are strongly protected. Embedding privacy, by design, into your operations builds trust and loyalty like no other -- leading to a strong competitive advantage: Win/Win!

Moderators
avatar for Andrew Lyszkiewicz

Andrew Lyszkiewicz

Director, BeSpatial / urisa ontario
I spent over 30 years implementing geospatial data and technology in municipal services. This included the definition and implementation of geospatial strategy, geospatial service delivery framework and the overall management of geospatial service delivery to various levels of government... Read More →

Panelist
avatar for Dr. Ann Cavoukian

Dr. Ann Cavoukian

Distinguished Expert-in-Residence - Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence, Ryerson University
Lead-In Video - Panel 2 - Data Analytics, Open Data and Smart Business DecisionsDr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy experts.Dr. Cavoukian served an unprecedented three terms as the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada. There she... Read More →


Thursday May 2, 2019 10:00am - 10:10am
Ballroom 1 & 2

10:15am

Panel 2. Legal and Political Challenges in Data Collection and Access
The genie is out of the bottle and the cart is before the horse.  Because governments are slow to adapt and because tech companies move fast there is a large gap between government’s understanding and ability to protect citizen’s right to privacy and security and tech’s ability to know more about a person’s life, habits and preferences than they know themselves.  
The solutions for closing the gap are complex, myriad and murky but for all concerned the solutions need to be found soon if Article 12 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights: No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honor and reputation.the Security of the person is a basic entitlement guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations in 1948.  Campbell Patterson
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The spatial relationships that define a small region are a valuable asset, and an understanding of the pattern of those relationships can be an important instrument to drive change. For example, information about these patterns might show a municipality: (i) where bicycling infrastructure is most needed; (ii) if efficiencies can be gained by adjusting waste collection routes; and (iii) what the best locations may be for a public health “pop-up” facility. However, the collection and use of hyperlocal data creates operational and legal challenges for municipalities and other public sector entities. Fraser Mann
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Fundamental to the notion of a smart city is the idea of using technology to improve services provided by the city to its residents and visitors. Increasingly, this has meant using smart devices to gather data, much/most of it location-based, on both the state of the city’s infrastructure, as well as the needs and activities of its people, as they navigate through our community.

This new smart city paradigm provides both major opportunities and major challenges: the opportunities relate to how we can gather, analyze and make the best use of these mountains of data; the challenges are about taking advantage of these opportunities, while respecting fundamental rights to privacy. Our BeSpatial/BeSmart 2019 Executive Forum will explore both the challenges and the opportunities – and finding the right balance. Roy Wiseman
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Moderators
avatar for Mary Ellen Bench

Mary Ellen Bench

City Solicitor, City of Mississauga
2. Legal and Political Challenges in Data Collection and Access - ModeratorMary Ellen Bench graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1984 and was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1986.  She joined the City of Mississauga in May, 2001 as City Solicitor.  In 2003 the International... Read More →

Panelist
avatar for Campbell Patterson

Campbell Patterson

Founding Partner, CPC Communications
Bio: Campbell Patterson is the founding partner of CP Communications (CPC). Campbell's extensive career has seen him working as Account Supervisor for J. Walter Thompson Advertising and VP Marketing for a McDonald’s Restaurants licensee. From a technology perspective, Campbell... Read More →
avatar for Roy Wiseman

Roy Wiseman

Executive Director, MISA/ASIM Canada
Panel 2 - Data Analytics, Open Data and Smart Business Decisions & Moderator, 5. Benchmarking Leading Practices, Canadian Smart Cities ChallengeInsight: Fundamental to the notion of a smart city is the idea of using technology to improve services provided by the city to its residents... Read More →
avatar for Juliet Slemming

Juliet Slemming

Senior Legal Counsel/Privacy Officer, Teranet Inc.
Insight: Privacy risk management frameworks help organizations integrate privacy into all aspects of the business. Part of these frameworks are the implementation of strategies to identify, manage and mitigate both external and internal risks.Juliet Slemming is senior legal counsel... Read More →
avatar for Fraser Mann

Fraser Mann

Partner/Lawyer, Mann Symons LLP
Insight: The spatial relationships that define a small region are a valuable asset, and an understanding of the pattern of those relationships can be an important instrument to drive change. For example, information about these patterns might show a municipality: (i) where bicycling... Read More →


Thursday May 2, 2019 10:15am - 10:50am
Ballroom 1 & 2

11:00am

Panel 3. Community Broadband and Economic Development
Moderators
avatar for Lou Milrad

Lou Milrad

Lawyer/Tech Law Editor, Public-Private Tech Alliances, and former Chair and CEO of the GTMA (Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance), Legal overview services
Panel 3 - Community Broadband and Economic Development & Panel 4 - Public Private Partnership (P3) Challenges and OpportunitiesInsight: What are the fundamentals of a Smart City? ... According to the Smart Cities Council, ubiquitous broadband telecommunications is a prerequisite for... Read More →

Panelist
avatar for Toby Lennox

Toby Lennox

President & CEO, Toronto Global
Insight: The competition among countries and municipalities for foreign direct investment is becoming increasingly more intense. Toby Lennox will present the experience of municipalities in the Toronto Region on the advantages of municipalities working together from a regional perspective... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Helen Hambly

Dr. Helen Hambly

Associate Professor, University of Guelph - R2B2 Project
Insight: An infrastructure investment such as a fibre optic network cannot be managed if it can't be measured. Data to inform decision-making for planning and evaluating broadband investment is one of the key constraints affecting investment in digital economies. The social benefit... Read More →
avatar for Dan Mathieson

Dan Mathieson

Mayor, City of Stratford
Insight: The City of Stratford has made significant investments in digital infrastructure. Stratford offers a citywide wireless network that includes 60 kilometers of buried fiber optic high speed internet cable and 400 communications towers. The presence of digital infrastructure... Read More →
avatar for Doug Lindeblom

Doug Lindeblom

Director, Economic Strategy, York Region
Insight: Doug will provide insights on the effect the York Region Broadband Strategy has had on economic development activities in York Region. This will include the formation of YTN Telecom Network Inc. – a corporation created to manage access to the Region’s optical fibre network... Read More →
avatar for John Henry

John Henry

Regional Chair and CAO, Regional Municipality of Durham
Insight: Durham recently approved a Broadband Strategy and Action Plan to guide us toward a digitally-connected Region. Our society and economy increasingly rely on online interactions. The Region must embrace and enable this evolution to attract investment. Fast, effective broadband... Read More →


Thursday May 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Ballroom 1 & 2

12:15pm

1:00pm

Panel 4. Public-Private Partnership (P3), Challenges and Opportunities
Moderators
avatar for Lou Milrad

Lou Milrad

Lawyer/Tech Law Editor, Public-Private Tech Alliances, and former Chair and CEO of the GTMA (Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance), Legal overview services
Panel 3 - Community Broadband and Economic Development & Panel 4 - Public Private Partnership (P3) Challenges and OpportunitiesInsight: What are the fundamentals of a Smart City? ... According to the Smart Cities Council, ubiquitous broadband telecommunications is a prerequisite for... Read More →

Panelist
avatar for Josh Van Deurzen

Josh Van Deurzen

Partner, Torys LLP
Josh is a Partner in Torys’ Infrastructure and Energy group. His practice focuses on large-scale infrastructure projects, with a particular emphasis on public-private partnership and alternative financing and procurement transactions. He represents government authorities, developers... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan M. Erling, P. Eng.

Jonathan M. Erling, P. Eng.

Executive Director, KPMG LLP
Insight:  Concerns over access to broadband are similar those associated with access to basic electricity service in the early 20th century.  The service is increasingly fundamental to participation in modern economic life but can be expensive and/or unavailable in rural areas... Read More →
avatar for David Fell

David Fell

CEO, Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN)
Insight: The EORN PPP Model is based on a fundamental principle of market failure in which public demand for high speed internet access is not being sufficiently addressed in rural regions by private sector ISP’s due to the high cost of building broadband infrastructure. Using an... Read More →


Thursday May 2, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Ballroom 1 & 2

1:00pm

How to leverage FME server technology to Integrate, Validate and Automate your data processes
FME Server lets you go further! This software solution leverage FME Workspaces to accomplish more—such as automating and orchestrating complex data movements across your organization.
In this 3-hour workshop, learn how FME Server, an ETL-based technology with a rich spatial toolset allows you to leverage your geospatial data in automated workflows. We will use FME Workspaces built the morning workshop to automate these processes using different mechanisms such as:
· Job scheduling
· Automatic job triggering through directory watching
· Notifications
Note: If you haven’t participated in the morning workshop, Introduction to FME, pre-built FME workspaces will be provided.

Agenda
Introduction to FME Server
· What FME Server does?
· Explore the FME Server interface
· Publishing FME Workspaces to FME Server
Creating FME Server processes and services
· Scheduling and managing tasks
· Implementing on-demand tasks
Who should attend?
Anybody who needs to manage data
Pre-Requisites: General knowledge of GIS and FME.

Presenters
avatar for Lesley MacKenzie

Lesley MacKenzie

GIS/FME Applications Specialist, Consortech Solutions Inc.
BA graduate in geography, McGill University with a 16 year work passion for geomatics. Her 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... Read More →


Thursday May 2, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Fairway

2:00pm

Panel 5. Benchmarking Leading Practices, Canadian Smart Cities Challenge
Moderators
avatar for Roy Wiseman

Roy Wiseman

Executive Director, MISA/ASIM Canada
Panel 2 - Data Analytics, Open Data and Smart Business Decisions & Moderator, 5. Benchmarking Leading Practices, Canadian Smart Cities ChallengeInsight: Fundamental to the notion of a smart city is the idea of using technology to improve services provided by the city to its residents... Read More →

Panelist
avatar for Dr. Patricia McCarney

Dr. Patricia McCarney

President & CEO, World Council on City Data and Director, Global Cities Institute, Global Cities Institute
Insight: ISO Standardised Data for Canadian Smart CitiesThe World Council on City Data (WCCD) is globally operationalising international standards for cities, developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in Geneva, in order to build globally standardized and... Read More →
avatar for Alan Mitchell

Alan Mitchell

former Executive Director, KPMG
Over Alan's extensive career, he has focused on working with and for Cities. He has over 30 years of experience in a variety of capacities, including developing Smart Cities, eGovernment / eService solutions, conducting service reviews and introducing program and service based budgeting... Read More →
avatar for Laura Bradley

Laura Bradley

General Manager, YorkNet
Insight: Data presents the key to analyzing long term investments and outcomes, in both private sector and public sector. The demand for fibre connectivity is growing at exponential rates and no one entity can meet the fulsome challenges that lie ahead. In Laura’s lastest role as... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Tracey P. Lauriault

Dr. Tracey P. Lauriault

Assistant Professor in Critical Media and Big Data, Carleton University
Insight: Data and related data technologies are core infrastructure for cities and are more that IT and operations, and I would argue that smart city technologies should be part of urban plans and be discussed with residents. These large technological systems not only manage and monitor... Read More →


Thursday May 2, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Ballroom 1 & 2

3:00pm

Networking break
Thursday May 2, 2019 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Exhibit Hall

3:30pm

Panel 6. Building Smart Cities and Communities of the Future
Moderators
avatar for Alan Mitchell

Alan Mitchell

former Executive Director, KPMG
Over Alan's extensive career, he has focused on working with and for Cities. He has over 30 years of experience in a variety of capacities, including developing Smart Cities, eGovernment / eService solutions, conducting service reviews and introducing program and service based budgeting... Read More →

Panelist
avatar for Dan Mathers

Dan Mathers

President and CEO, eleven-x Inc.
Insight: Open data and wireless connectivity are catalysts to support the objectives of cities of all sizes as they search for long-term, sustainable methods to help manage assets, energy, and infrastructure. As cities look for new ways to fulfill their strategic and economic development... Read More →
avatar for Campbell Patterson

Campbell Patterson

Founding Partner, CPC Communications
Bio: Campbell Patterson is the founding partner of CP Communications (CPC). Campbell's extensive career has seen him working as Account Supervisor for J. Walter Thompson Advertising and VP Marketing for a McDonald’s Restaurants licensee. From a technology perspective, Campbell... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Sara Diamond

Dr. Sara Diamond

President & Vice-Chancellor, OCAD University
Insight: Successful future cities will combine a profound commitment to design and values driven solutions. These must combine qualitative tools that engage and mobilize residents and the many other stakeholders in our urban world, and quantitative methods. Data is a critical resource... Read More →
avatar for Andrea McKinney

Andrea McKinney

Chief Digital Officer, City of Hamilton
Andrea McKinney holds the position of Chief Digital Officer at the City of Hamilton. In this position, Andrea is responsible for developing and delivering the City’s Smart City Strategy and Roadmap, Digital Strategy and Open Data program. She is also the City’s lead for CityLAB... Read More →
avatar for Chris Moore

Chris Moore

CIO, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Insight: Innovation can live within the public sector, and does in many organizations already. Innovation is key in organizations that want to continue to evolve to the best they can be. In the innovation space there will be leaders and laggards, it’s not a race it is a journey... Read More →


Thursday May 2, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Ballroom 1 & 2

5:00pm

Executive Forum Networking Social
Moderators
avatar for Sandra Crutcher

Sandra Crutcher

Executive Director, BeSpatial / urisa ontario
avatar for Catherine Fitzgerald

Catherine Fitzgerald

Manager, Information Services, Municipality of Chatham-Kent
avatar for Andrew Lyszkiewicz

Andrew Lyszkiewicz

Director, BeSpatial / urisa ontario
I spent over 30 years implementing geospatial data and technology in municipal services. This included the definition and implementation of geospatial strategy, geospatial service delivery framework and the overall management of geospatial service delivery to various levels of government... Read More →
avatar for Lou Milrad

Lou Milrad

Lawyer/Tech Law Editor, Public-Private Tech Alliances, and former Chair and CEO of the GTMA (Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance), Legal overview services
Panel 3 - Community Broadband and Economic Development & Panel 4 - Public Private Partnership (P3) Challenges and OpportunitiesInsight: What are the fundamentals of a Smart City? ... According to the Smart Cities Council, ubiquitous broadband telecommunications is a prerequisite for... Read More →
avatar for Roy Wiseman

Roy Wiseman

Executive Director, MISA/ASIM Canada
Panel 2 - Data Analytics, Open Data and Smart Business Decisions & Moderator, 5. Benchmarking Leading Practices, Canadian Smart Cities ChallengeInsight: Fundamental to the notion of a smart city is the idea of using technology to improve services provided by the city to its residents... Read More →

Thursday May 2, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ballroom 1 & 2