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This event will be live-streamed in three parts, based on the schedule below. Should you require technical support during the event, please chat to our 'techn support' team on the bottom right button.

9:00 AM | Opening and Welcome 

  • Prof Abbas Rajabifard (Forum Chair) 

  • Prof Mark Hargreaves (Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research - UoM) 

  • Prof Mark Cassidy (Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, UoM)

  • Dr Mika Törhönen (Global Lead Land Administration Specialist, The World Bank)


  • Melissa Harris – (Chair ANZLIC and Chief Executive Land Use Victoria) 

9:45 AM | Session 1: Land and Climate Resilience, Chair Dr Keith Bell 

  • Lisa Bush (Head for the National Location Information Branch - Geoscience Australia) 

  • James Norris (Lead International Policy at Ordnance Survey & Working Group Group Chair UN-GGIM)

  • Craig Sandy (Surveyor-General Victoria and Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping Chair)

  • Dr Katie Mee (Associate Director, Sustainability - UoM) and Dr Gerard Healey, Manager, Estate Performance and Sustainability – UoM)

  • Renee Chartres, Senior Land Advisor, Land Equity International

  • Dan Paull, Executive Vice President & General Manager Australia and New Zealand at Nearmap

  • Dean Capobianco, CEO Geoscape Australia

11:15 AM | Session 2: Energy and Climate Resilience, Chair Jamie Leach

  • Dr Johnanthan Trent (Founding Director at UpCycle Systems and Former NASA Scientist)

  • Prof Pierluigi Mancarella (Deputy Melbourne Energy Institute and Program Leader in Electrical Power Systems - UoM)

  • Martin Kolos (Industry Specialist – Energy Solutions – Emerson)

  • Cr Nicholas Reece (Deputy Lord Mayor – City of Melbourne)

1:00PM | Infrastructure and Climate Resilience, Chair: Dr Richard Simpson

  • Prof Saeid Nahavandi (Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Chief of Defence Innovation - Swinburne University of Technology)

  • Prof Nasser Khalili (Head of School of Civil and Environmental Engineering - UNSW and Director of RIIS)

  • Chris Body (OGC)

  • Dr Roxane Bandini (CEO and Co-founder of Geoneon)

  • Prof Rory Nathan (Professor in Hydrology & Water Resources – UoM)

  • Laura Pfiester (Acting Digital Urban Technology Lead - City of Melbourne

  • Dr Aaron Belbasis (Applied Research Leader, Aurecon)

2:00PM  | Panel on Strategic Pathways Towards Climate Resilience, Chair: Mark Allan (Director Greenline – City of Melbourne) 

Opening Remarks - Dr Clarissa Augustine (Founder and Lead on UN-GLTN) 

Opening Remarks - Dr Gillian Sparkes (Victoria's Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability 

  • Lisa Bush (Head for the National Location Information Branch - Geoscience Australia)

  • Michael Reid (Director Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Victoria)

  • Dean Capobianco (CEO Geoscape Australia)

  • Prof Guillermo Narsilio Ferrero (Deputy Head (Research) of the Department of Infrastructure Engineering - UoM)

3:30PM | Technological Showcase, Chair: Dr Davood Shojaei (CSDILA Lead of Visualisation - UoM)

  • Dr Govinda Pandey (Chief Executive Officer - Rockfield)

  • Glenn Cockerton (Managing Director - Spatial Vision)

  • Craig Williams (Chief Commercial Officer - Synth)

  • Ken Gillan (General Manager Victoria - NGIS)

  • Handy Kosasih (Managing Director - Interscale)

  • Rob Bryant (Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan - InEight)

  • John Linacre (Managing Director - Multivista)

  • Brian Nicholis (Vice President Asia-Pacific - Woolpert) 

4:30PM | CSDILA 22 Year Anniversary and Closing

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