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GRISS: Geospatial Research Institute Seminar Series – Free Seminar

HUMANISM IN A TECHNOLOGY CENTRIC WORLD: Enabling a Digital Twin for Industry 5.0

Speaker: Keri Niven, Digital Practice Leader, Aurecon

Keri is a passionate Digital Technologist, with a strong background in Geospatial technologies, and over 20 years international experience in designing enterprise collaboration platforms. She is the New Zealand Digital Practice Leader and is focussed on identifying digital possibilities and creating opportunities to embed new technologies into our organisational way of working. Keri represents Aurecon on the ANZ Smart Cities Council and on the ANZ Digital Twin Taskforce.

Abstract
As engineers and designers, we have a responsibility to create sustainable and responsible human-centric physical and digital legacy. Our decisions, particularly regarding how we use technology to solve problems, will profoundly shape our future. 

This obligation has been recognised by the shift towards industry 5.0.  This latest revolution represents the return of human-centric activities that are enabled by technology – and a refocus of technology towards supporting the collaboration and creativity that we as humans crave. 

This is wonderful news for an organisation like Aurecon who for the last 6 years has been teaching 6000 people to think like designers. Working and thinking like designers is how we approach all our work. It’s a considered way of combining our creativity and expertise to move from existing situations to preferred ones by putting people at the centre of the solution.

When:  Friday 24th September 1 PM – 2 PM
Light Refreshments from 12.30 PM

Where: Beatrice Tinsley 111

 Registration:

  • Register at Eventbrite if you’re planning to attend in person.
    In-person Registration Link: here
  • If you prefer to join us online, then please register via zoom only. Zoom Registration Link: here

All Welcome

Geospatial Research Institute
University of Canterbury
www.geospatial.ac.nz
Email: gri-enquiries@canterbury.ac.nz

 

Geospatial Research Institute Seminar: From Data to Insight

Free Geospatial Research Institute Seminar – 30th July 2021

In this time of rapid global change, we need new ways to identify, monitor and understand the impact of change on environments and human dynamics such as economy, health and sociopolitical stability.

In this seminar, Rafael Kargren – Director of Oceania and Pacifica, presents Maxar Earth Intelligence capabilities. Book your free tickets here or join in on Zoom

When: 30th July, 1-2 PM and light refreshments from 12.30PM
Location: Ernest Rutherford 263 or online via Zoom

Maxar Earth Intelligence capabilities help customers map, detect, address and predict change at unprecedented speed and scale. Fueled largely by Maxar’s own constellation of high-resolution imaging satellites and combining multi-source data and applied artificial intelligence, machine learning and rich domain knowledge is able to deliver insight as a service.

Rafael is heading Maxar in Oceania and Pacific and has long background in remote sensing and earth observation. He has been involved in implementation of national earth observation data centers and information management systems in collaboration with Geoscience Australia, CSIRO and Australian state governments for initiatives such as Open Data Cube, Copernicus Data Hub, Digital Earth Australia and New Zealand’s Centre for Space and Science. He has been involved in many international initiatives to improve humanitarian actions and disaster response for Pacific Islands.

Rafael is also a lecturer at International Space University (ISU), board member at Pacific Islands GIS and Remote Sensing Council (PGRSC), Space Ops Committee, Asia and Oceania Group on Earth Observation (GEO) and Christchurch Aerospace. He provides active mentoring, coaching and support to several space start-ups and students in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands.

Rafael Kargren - Director Oceania and Pacifica
Rafael Kargren – Director Oceania and Pacifica

 

 

 

Geospatial Research Institute
University of Canterbury
geospatial.ac.nz
enquiries@canterbury.ac.nz

 

SEMINAR: DEMOCRATISING GIS DATA TO SOLVE AOTEAROA’S FRESHWATER CHALLENGE

GRISS – Geospatial Research Institute Seminar
Speaker: Mike Taitoko – CEO, Takiwā
Democratising GIS Data to Solve Aotearoa’s Freshwater Challenge

25th June 2021  1-2 PM

Light Refreshments from 12.30 PM onwards

Location: Beatrice Tinsely 111

FREE Registration

Please see our website for registration details. www.geospatial.ac.nz/news/ 

In this talk Takiwā CEO Mike Taitoko will introduce the Takiwā platform and illustrate how it can help to empower organisations, iwi and communities to build their own data capability and capacity to solve complex freshwater challenges.  The only way we can address these complex issues is to create a shared understanding of the issues, impacts and solutions though a multi-stakeholder, multi-perspective view of the issues.

Takiwā is an award winning data management and analytics platform that allows end-users to upload, analyse and present multiple types of data and information within a spatial context in order to solve complex problems. A critical design feature of Takiwā has been the ability to draw together cultural and maatauranga Māori data and information alongside Western scientific data while managing cultural and commercial sensitivities of any datasets.

Mike Taitoko – CEO, Takiwā

Mike is of Maniapoto descent and is a leading specialist in the field of Māori and indigenous economic development. He previously founded Tuia Consulting, a leading Māori economic development advisory firm in New Zealand and the Pacific. During that time Mike built a cloud-based analytical processing platform to democratise data from government agencies, regional councils and industries out to iwi and Māori organisations, science projects, community groups and others. The idea was to use data to drive better visibility across the policy space and improve policy outcomes in areas that need it most. From there Mike formed Takiwā to build the tools and technologies that drive transformational change in areas that most impact Māori and Aotearoa generally, with a particular focus on land-use and impacts on freshwater.

Mike is a co-founder of Toha, an impact investment platform and it’s first venture Calm The Farm, as well as director of other family-owned companies and an independent director of Mercury Energy.

Please see our website for registration details. www.geospatial.ac.nz/news/ 

GEOSPATIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY
Email: gri-enquiries@canterbury.ac.nz

GEOSPATIAL RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES (GRISS)

SAVING YOUR LIFE, WITHOUT YOU EVEN KNOWING IT

Speakers: Steve Abley  & Chris Morris from Ably Limited

The Geospatial Research Institute is pleased to host Steve Abley and Chris Morris from Abley Limited. NZ now has a tool that has been developed to identify high risk locations for safety interventions in order to reduce the horrific financial and emotional cost of road fatalities.  The Safer Journeys Risk Assessment Tool or more commonly, ‘MegaMaps’, and has been produced by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency with the assistance of Abley, a national professional services firm. The tool is a significant asset for New Zealand.  This presentation will explain the tool, how it came to exist and why it is unique nationally and globally.  It will be of interest to academics, practitioners involved in data analytics as well as road safety practitioners.

Steve AbleyBE (Hons) NZCE FEngNZ IntPE(NZ) MInstD MICE CPEng CEng(UK): is the Chief Executive and founder of Abley, a professional services firm he founded in Christchurch that now employs some 70 people throughout NZ including Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, Napier and Tauranga.  He is an alumni of the University of Canterbury and a firm believer that technology and especially geospatial technology enables different ways to look at traditional problems, and opens the door towards solving those problems.

Chris Morris MSc BA (Hons): Chris leads the Spatial and Technology Group within Abley.  His passion for spatial and technology has taken him around the world from the UK to his adopted town of Auckland.  It is through his leadership he has successfully grown the group to now include not only geography experts, but also supporting technical areas such as digital engineering and software development.

28 MAY 2021
1 -2 PM

Light Refreshments from 12.30 pm Onwards

Ernest Rutherford 263 or Online via Zoom

FREE REGISTRATION

Eventbrite (for in-person registration):
https://griss-may2021.eventbrite.co.nz

Zoom (for online registration): https://canterbury.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpd–rrT0pG9ERnf60r0yEKcZexgz1lciU

 

 

ACCELERATING DIGITALISATION OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE SECTOR – GEOSPATIAL RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES (GRISS)

Speaker: Larry Bellamy, University of Canterbury

Much has been written about the need to unlock the power of data and digital methods to improve the performance of infrastructure and productivity of the building industry. Recognising the potential benefits of these methods, the New Zealand Government and building industry are co-investing in an eight-year (2018-2026) research programme, under the banner of the Building Innovation Partnership (BIP), to accelerate digitalisation of the infrastructure sector.  This industry-led programme has to date focussed on two applications of data and digital methods. The first is pipe information to improve investment and management decisions related to three waters networks. The second is building information to improve the management of vertical infrastructure. Both applications are covered in this seminar, which draws on case-studies and surveys to identify new pathways for the sector to realise the value of data and digital methods.

Larry is the inaugural Ada Rutherford Professor of Architectural Engineering in the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering at the University of Canterbury. He is also the Research Director of the industry-led Building Innovation Partnership (BIP) research programme.  Before joining the University he worked as building engineer in a number of roles in the private and public sectors, including Manager of Engineering Design and Science in the building regulator branch of MBIE.

Geospatial Research Seminar Series (GRISS)

30 April 2021
1-2 pm

Light refreshments from 12:30 pm onwards

Ernest Rutherford 263 or online via Zoom

Free registration

Register here with Eventbrite:
https://griss-2021-april.eventbrite.co.nz

Zoom: https://canterbury.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpde2spzwuHdF9uMT8WLCb2l2Qj58vgXon


Geospatial Research Institute
University of Canterbury
Web: geospatial.ac.nz
Email: gri-enquiries@canterbury.ac.nz