Ozri 2017 abstracts

The Science of Where: the language of the future
Flora Vale, Esri

Our world is undergoing a massive digital transformation – we are automating and measuring everything in greater detail than ever before. The Internet of Things (IoT) is bringing unprecedented connectivity, generating a stream of data that can be collected and wired together to create even more powerful insights. The Science of Where provides a fundamental language and framework for applying science to almost everything, in any location. Esri provides a platform that can consume, visualise and analyse big data. At the core of this is spatial analysis, the language of the future: it’s how we apply the Science of Where to ask questions, solve problems and make smarter decisions that improve lives around the world.

Geo driven decision-making
Matt Zenus, SAP

Around the world, a growing number of organisations are generating greater value from their business data by integrating their core business systems.  Smart cities, from Brisbane to Cape Town, are using an Esri/SAP HANA solution to generate real-time insights into their operations to improve service delivery and reduce costs. Global utility leaders like Alliander use the approach to analyse the health of their assets and establish preventative maintenance efforts to protect service reliability, critical infrastructure and vulnerable communities. And in the business world, re-insurance giant Munich uses an SAP Hana/Esri solution to analyse global scale imagery at speed to assess climatic events and manage their risk exposure.

Join SAP’s Matthew Zenus (Global Vice President SAP Database & Data Management, Digital Platform Solutions Group), as he shares his insights into how organisations around the world are getting more out of their business data.

Who is the real ArcGIS Pro? Master vs. apprentice shoot out
Simon Jackson and Selin Ozdemir, Esri Australia

In this fast-paced session you’ll learn about some of the most exciting new features of ArcGIS Pro, from compelling 3D visualisation, imagery, animation through to advanced business intelligence tools. Gain insights from the perspectives of two industry experts – one a long-term GIS user and the other a new business analyst – as they share how you can use Pro to deliver powerful insights, regardless of your experience or area of expertise. 

LA GeoHub: Smart city by design
Sari Ladin, City of Los Angeles

GeoHub is an innovative, world-famous Open Data platform that connects Los Angeles’ residents – and users around the globe – with instant access to LA’s extensive troves of spatial data. Driven by the latest Web GIS technology, GeoHub is California’s first platform to serve as a single entry point for all city departments using geospatial data. The entire City of LA now uses the platform to collaborate, forming groups to solve cross-departmental challenges and leveraging storytelling features to share insights with the broader community so users can find and interact with content most relevant to them. Join the City of Los Angeles’ Sari Ladin as she shares the story behind the solution which has been celebrated as a world-first government best practice and has inspired the Open Data practices of cities and departments around the world. 

Overcoming Tropical Cyclone Debbie with real-time GIS
Matthew Piper and Thorsten Hohenstrater, Ergon Energy

When category 4 Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit the coast of Queensland in March 2017, Ergon Energy leapt into action as 65,000 of its customers were plunged into darkness. The devastating impact of gale-force winds and flooding from torrential rain demanded a focused, highly organised response from Queensland’s largest energy provider. As such, Ergon Energy implemented a world-first web-GIS incident management system that connected its users with critical insights in real-time. The system enabled responders and managers to perform advanced spatial analysis, allowing all reporting components to be graphically shared on-the-fly. This powerful, real-time view of the crisis and its aftermath saw the time taken to restore power to homes reduced and has revolutionised how utilities respond to natural disasters. 

Introducing Esri’s brave new connected world
Josh Venman and Simon Jackson, Esri Australia

As organisations realise the value of sharing data both internally and with the public, this scenario shows, in the context of road safety, how a state transport agency can leverage Distributed Web GIS to both maximise the value of their spatial assets internally, and also show transparency by providing the public with access to government data through a variety of useful and informative channels. Internal users can manage, analyse, visualise and share road safety data, maps and apps to support the agency’s internal road safety objectives. For public users, selected data is available for download or consumption through APIs, as well as being exposed at a higher level in a form that helps citizens understand the status and progress of the broader road safety initiative.

Enterprise Science
Getting started with ArcGIS Enterprise
Simon Jackson, Esri Australia

If ArcGIS Server was a small step for GIS professionals, then ArcGIS Enterprise is one giant leap for all. If you are keen to learn more about the next evolution of Esri's ArcGIS for Server product line, then this session is not to be missed. Exploring the new capabilities available in ArcGIS Enterprise, Esri Australia Senior Consultant Simon Jackson, will take you on a step-by-step journey through a best practice approach for base deployments.

A smarter Brisbane: Real-time collaboration driving efficiencies
Mike Riggall, Brisbane City Council

Hear how Brisbane City Council, Australia’s largest local government, is leveraging its integrated SAP and Esri solution to drive business benefits three years after it was implemented. Through consolidating multiple systems and sources of data to provide spatial information, improvements are being seen in both strategic and operational contexts. What has worked? What hasn’t? And what’s next? Mike will also introduce Brisbane’s latest initiative in partnership with Esri Australia to use spatial information to make better decisions: SmarterWX. If you’ve ever seen a road being resurfaced only to be dug up within weeks for new pipes to be laid, you’ll appreciate how this technology can reduce disruption and save costs. Find out how SmarterWX allows utilities and public works providers to collaborate across multiple organisations to plan and execute work in the same public space.

Under the hood of Esri’s new distributed collaboration
Josh Venman, Esri Australia

Take a deep dive into the technology beneath the new distributed collaboration capability in ArcGIS 10.5.1. Discover how to connect your ArcGIS Enterprise portal to an ArcGIS Online organisation to automatically keep data, maps and apps in synch across these two different deployments of the ArcGIS platform. Learn about different ways in which this new capability can make collaboration with others inside and outside your organisation more effective, and how you can take advantage of distributed collaboration to streamline your mobility projects. Whether you’re already sharing ArcGIS data the hard way – writing scripts, scheduling processes – or are considering sharing data via a public platform for the first time, this session will reveal tips for the easiest and most effective approach.

From water leaks to wine grapes: A new outlook for imagery analysis  [Melbourne & Sydney]
Cherie Muleh, Harris Corporation, Harris Geospatial

From water utilities detecting faults in their networks before leaks occur, to viticulturalists determining the optimal time to pick a Shiraz grape – advanced imagery analysis is enabling thousands of organisations around the world make better decisions. In this presentation, learn how Harris Geospatial uses ENVI image analysis to optimise the ArcGIS platform’s capabilities and hear practical examples of some of the impressive results achieved by Australian organisations.

Migrating from legacy web mapping platforms to ArcGIS platform  [Melbourne only]
Pauline Kent, DELWP

Victoria's Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has had a long-term investment in web mapping, but was on aging technology that was no longer supported. Recognising the precariousness of their situation, the organisation made the decision to undertake the significant task of migrating from Esri's ArcIMS platform to ArcGIS Server (and Geocortex). In presenting on the program, DEWLP's Application Portfolio Manager Pauline Kent, will highlight some of the steps involved in this highly successful project and what DEWLP plans to do next.

Applying real-time GIS to deliver reality as a service  [Brisbane only]
Rob Newman, Nearmap

In the past ten years the world has changed: whatever information we need is immediately available. The world’s library of music is now a streamed service; street directories have been replaced by smartphones in our hands. But what if we could go a step further and deliver reality to any device, anytime, anywhere? Rob Newman demonstrates how we can capture the truth on the ground and deliver ‘reality as a service’, applying 3D and the latest evolution of aerial imagery to transform the way businesses work. Hear how utilities industry service provider Hydromax is leveraging the power of ArcGIS and hi-res PhotoMaps™ for more accurate risk assessment. Nearmap deliver 2D and upcoming 3D content to desktop, browser, and mobile devices.

Locating advantage in commercial real estate  [Brisbane & Sydney]
Stephen Clark, JLL

Commercial real estate is one of those industries rich in opportunity when it comes to finding advantage for businesses through location. And in the world of commercial real estate and investment management, they don't get much bigger than global financial and professional services firm JLL. Within JLL’s Australian operation, GIS has been used to support the valuation, leasing and sale of property. ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Online are valuable tools for JLL allowing the company's diverse and distributed workforce meet a range of valuable use cases from; rapidly deploying Collector apps to complete field valuations through to advising businesses on options for moving premises using multi-objective spatial decision support. Location Intelligent Specialist, Stephen Clark will take you into the engine room of JLL to show how GIS is setting the company apart from its peers.

Building a roadmap for corporate spatial services  [Melbourne only]
Robert Potter, VicRoads

Since the early 90s VicRoads has extensively invested in growing enterprise spatial capability. Esri products have been deployed within the organisation's network, which have the capability of delivering corporate spatial data management and analytical requirements. In his presentation, VicRoads' Manager of Spatial Services will take you through the organisation's best practice approach to building their Corporate Spatial Technology Platform Roadmap – one that cleverly considered the organisation's corporate enterprise architecture (EA) and spatial technology, information and application architecture. In addition, Mr Potter will discuss how VicRoads' unique approach transformed the corporate spatial services to meet the ongoing and emerging demands of the department.

When COTS doesn't cut it: A guide to extending the ArcGIS Platform
Mathew Linnane, Esri Australia

The ArcGIS platform solves many business problems right out-of-the-box, but when you need to do something more specific, it also offers many options for customisation by developers and non-developers alike. In this session Esri Australia Senior Consultant Mat Linnane, will reveal how you can create and manage apps that include mapping, visualisation and analysis – regardless of your developer experience. 

Analytic Science
Space-time data mining: Spatiotemporal analysis in ArcGIS
Flora Vale, Esri

Space and time are inseparable, and integrating the temporal aspect of data into spatial analysis leads to powerful discoveries. This session will cover advanced techniques for preparing, analysing, and visualising your data in the context of both space and time.

Insights for ArcGIS: Turning data into information – and information into understanding
Mathew Linnane, Esri Australia

Insights for ArcGIS is a new user experience for web-based analysis available with ArcGIS 10.5. It focuses on simpler ways to work with your spatial data and business data to answer questions and realise patterns in your data. Join Senior Consultant Mat Linnane as he reveals the simple workflows behind generating valuable insights from your business data.

Top tips for getting 3D ready
Gert van Maren, Esri

Your guide for this session is none other than Esri's top mind in 3D – Gert van Maren.

Delivering a masterclass on everything from 3D base maps to working with ArcGIS Pro and CityEngine, Gert will answer the common question of: "How do I get my organisation 3D ready?"

Melbourne Water’s digital journey with real-time spatial data
Michael Regel, Melbourne Water

What does real time data mean to Melbourne Water? Michael Regel will guide you through Melbourne Water’s journey using operational spatial intelligence from pilot to production, then to innovation and the future. The journey began when the planning team required a self-analysing sewerage network model to help develop a 5–10 year sewerage plan. Using the OSI PI system, GEO Event and Esri Portal, Melbourne Water developed the model which became a show-piece for Melbourne Water’s digital strategy highlighting IT/OT. Due to overwhelming positive feedback, the pilot was fast-tracked into production. Michael will also share a user story from Melbourne Water’s Waterways and Land team about how an innovative think-tank led to the development of a highly anticipated operational dashboard. This story highlights the importance of the voice of the customer, the build/development, lessons learned, an overview of the operational dashboard including Melbourne Water’s commitment to safety, and work order management with real-time alerts. These elements have changed the way Melbourne Water operates while providing a glimpse into the future of spatial in the organisation.

ArcGIS Pro: Next generation desktop
Tariro Muzangaza, Esri Australia

Welcome to the 'Pro' generation. The next evolution of desktop where ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcGlobe, ArcScene plus more are all in one full-featured application: ArcGIS Pro. In this session join Esri Australia Consultant, Ta Muzangaza, as she discusses how you can leverage your existing Web GIS in ArcGIS Pro, and store, visualise, analyse and share data with your organisation quickly and seamlessly. It's next generation desktop and it's here now!

The big picture: Futures in imagery
Gordon Sumerling, Esri Australia

No longer prepared to let imagery take a back seat, the development team at Esri have supercharged applications like ArcGIS Pro and Portal for ArcGIS into high-powered image analysis engines.

In this session, Senior Consultant Gordon Sumerling will showcase Esri's new imagery functionality across the ArcGIS platform. 

Design Science
The smart formula for building a 30-minute city
Sari Ladin, City of Los Angeles and Selin Ozdemir, Esri Australia

There is much talk these days on the importance of building smart communities. Ones which are more liveable, connected and well run. In this session, Esri Australia Senior Consultant Selin Ozdemir will explore the idea of creating a connected city, using Web GIS.

Apps in action: Get up close with the BIG4
Tariro Muzangaza, Esri Australia

From the field to the office and onto the broader community, Esri's latest range of super apps support the planning, coordination and delivery of operational effectiveness. In this session, Esri Australia Consultant Ta Muzangaza, will reveal the best integrated workflows to leverage the right Esri app – at the right time, every time.

An enterprising approach to real-time mobility  [Sydney only]
Paul McDonald and Superintendent Steve Hayes, Fire and Rescue NSW

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) have a mandate to inspect and report on the functional status of fire hydrants as well as capturing static water supplies and booster valves. Previously this process was undertaken by pen, paper and fax to the relevant Water Authority for urgent repair. This has been replaced by ArcGIS Enterprise, using Collector as the mobile inspection tool with updated data saved to Oracle via ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Server; the schema is then shared to the relevant Water authority. Data is live and shared instantaneously with MDTs and Operational Dashboard. FRNSW are also using Web App Builder in the field to create prescribed annual Hazard Reduction program burn plans using Collector as the GPS tracker to walk the burn area. User acceptance testing is underway for Survey123 as the primary tool for Rapid Damage Assessment in conjunction with Workforce and the Operations Dashboard.

Strategic asset management keeping Sydney Trains on track  [Melbourne & Brisbane]
Peta Campbell, Assetic

Sydney Trains in collaboration with Assetic have developed strategic asset management scenarios for their entire network of assets. Sydney Trains can now analyse and modify these scenarios to identify the optimal way to invest and manage their asset base to deliver long term performance goals. These asset management scenarios are now being visualised with Esri story maps to provide a powerful and clear way to communicate the asset management options and strategies to senior decision makers and non-asset management stakeholders.

Exploring Queensland Globe: Service-driven open data platform  [Brisbane only]
Greg Payne, DNRM

Since its release in April 2013, the growth of the Queensland Globe has been exponential in both the amount of data layers available and in its use by government, private organisations, and the public. The Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) has been working on an innovative replacement since the announcement of the depreciation of Google Earth Enterprise. The new Queensland Globe is customer oriented, simple/more intuitive to use, supports industry trends such as crowd sourcing, service driven rather than data driven, device independent (PC, tablet, mobile) and able to accept new data types (e.g. high resolution, temporal, 3D). Join DNRM's Manager, Access Solutions - as he takes us on a journey around Queensland Globe.

Safety first – start card with Survey 123  [Sydney only]
Bernie Millynn, WaterNSW

WaterNSW employs nearly 800 staff across 52 sites across NSW. These sites range from large dams to pipelines, canals, remote catchment areas and offices. Staff carry out a wide range of day to day duties some and face a range of hazards. To ensure staff are focused on safety they are required to fill out a start card at the start of their shift and make changes if their job or work conditions vary through the day. The start card documents the task being carried out, what policies and procedures are relevant and what hazards are present and their consequences and likelihoods. These start cards are required to be retained by the site manager for auditing purposes. Currently the site cards are paper and management of the cards is ad hoc.

Bringing your story to life in 3D
Gert van Maren, Esri

Join Esri's top bloke in 3D, Gert van Maren, as he builds on common cartographic ideas showing how to create visually stunning and meaningful 3D products.

Gert will address the key principles for working in 3D; how these differ from 2D mapping; and when a 3D approach can be used effectively. He'll touch on best practice 3D data visualisation and how you can share your 3D work to a broader audience. If you're keen on 3D then this is a session not to be missed.

Geo meets design: The art of captivating your audience
Selin Ozdemir, Esri Australia

Humans are visual creatures with an attention span shorter than a goldfish. With less than eight seconds to get your message across it is crucial to ensure your map is both clever and attention-grabbing. In this session, Esri Australia Senior Consultant Selin Ozdemir will showcase best-practice geo-design.

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