Noida, India: The 11th President of Republic of India and renowned space scientist, Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam will deliver a guest address during the inaugural ceremony of Geospatial World Forum in Amsterdam in April 2012. The conference agenda will revolve around the theme, ‘Geospatial Technology and World Economy‘. It will witness participation from over 2000 professionals from across the globe who will represent spatial and related technology domain, government agencies, academia and different vertical user groups.
Dr. Kalam has significantly contributed to the field of ballistic missile and space rocket technology in India, which earned him the title of ‘Missile Man of India’. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour in 1997. He is currently the chancellor of Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, a professor at Anna University, a visiting professor at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Indian Institute of Management Indore, and an adjunct/visiting faculty at many other academic and research institutions across India.
Dr. Kalam has contributed significantly to social causes in India and is now leading a mission for the youth of the nation called the ―What Can I Give Movement. Dr. Kalam is a multifaceted individual with interests not only in space sciences, but also in writing Tamil poetry, and playing the music instrument Veena.
Welcoming participation of Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, Sanjay Kumar, Chief Executive Officer of Geospatial Media and Communications said, “It is a moment of pride for all of us at Geospatial Media and Communications to welcome a man of Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam‘s stature to our conference. Dr. Kalam has contributed a lot to the growth of space technology in India and has played a pivotal role in highlighting India‘s role within the domain. Dr. Kalam is extremely popular for being a socially conscious scientist. His intellect, vision and humble nature always create a deep impact with audiences and we are certain that his talk at the Geospatial World Forum 2012 will enlighten the delegates about the significant role and applications of spatial technology as a societal tool to enrich living for the common man.”