CRCSI 2014 – “connect, collaborate, benefit”

Business Aspect is a participant in the CRCSI (Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information) through its membership of 43PL.

The CRCSI Annual Conference 2014 was held in Perth this month and Mark Watt attended in his capacity as a 43PL Board member.

The opening address was made by The Hon. Colin Holt MLC, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Regional Development, with a host state address by Mike Bradfield (CEO Landgate WA). The keynote speaker was Rebecca Moore (Engineering Manager, Google Earth Outreach & Earth Engine) who addressed the delegates on “The intersection of Remote Sensing Science, High Resolution Aerial Imaging, Public Policy and Social Good”.

The main themes throughout many sessions were: the impact of cloud computing, very big data, and mobility as drivers for innovation.

The conference attracted guests from Canada, Sweden and New Zealand with common interests in exploring commercialisation of research activities and business opportunities for spatial information technologies.

Business Aspect featured in the Spatial Infrastructures Stream in which an overview of our recent project “Geocoded Address Supply Chain Optimisation” with Claire Foo (CIO Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Victoria) presiding as Chair.

This same Business Aspect report was then discussed in detail at the ANZLIC (Australian & New Zealand Land Information Council) the following day where the state jurisdictions debated the key findings and recommendations.

The CRCSI Annual Conference was an excellent opportunity to network with key decision makers from all state and territory jurisdictions. It enabled Business Aspect to consolidate our credentials as expert advisors and contributors to developing a national address management and location intelligence framework for Australia.

While in Perth, Mark also had an opportunity to call into the Data#3 office and introduce Business Aspect to their local management team.