Greater Noida: South Asia’s two biggest geospatial conferences — GeoSmart India 2016 and GeoIntelligence Asia 2016 — concluded on Thursday. The three-day event saw representation from 500 organizations, with 2,100 people attending the plenary sessions, meetings, product demos and presentations. 52 exhibitors displayed their products and solutions, and leveraged the occasion to reach out to larger number of clients in both government departments and private sector. Business leaders from across the globe capitalized on the common forum to discuss and deliberate some of the most challenging issues, new areas and upcoming technologies with stakeholders who are engaged in implementing these projects.
In his closing remarks, Geospatial Media and Communications CEO Sanjay Kumar explained why the venue of the conference was changed from Hyderabad to Greater Noida. “The aim was to bring political connect to align the industry with greater development agenda of the nation. The conference was attended by several senior officials of the government, and they have really appreciated the technology on display,” he pointed out. These included Union minister and former Army chief General VK Singh and Deputy NSA and former Indian Foreign Service officer Arvind Gupta. Kumar mentioned that Gupta was particularly fascinated by the live demo of LiDAR technology in the exhibition area.
The interactive conference also witnessed several roundtable discussions, one to one meetings, group discussions and networking. “Motivated by us, several senior decision makers requested for meetings to be arranged for them in a flash. I’m happy to report that they all have been very productive,” Kumar smiled. The CEO then informed that the conference will move back to Hyderabad in 2017 to commemorate the 20th year of Geospatial Media and Communications.
Source: Our correspondent