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AGI Conference at GeoSolutions 2003: 16-18 September 2003, London, UK

The practical application and business use of Geographic Information (GI) for utilities and telecoms will be highlighted at this years AGI Conference, held in association with the GeoSolutions 2003 event. Leading experts from within the industry, government and associations will discuss cost cutting procedures for the utility and telecom sectors that can help increase efficiency, and intern, result in improved Return on Investment (ROI). These sessions will take place on the first day of the conference, Tuesday, 16 September 2003.

The full exhibition and conference line-up will run across three days at Earls Court, London UK from the 16 V 18th September 2003.

Tony McNulty MP will open the AGI Conference, and will be followed by the opening day¡¦s plenary session entitled Geographic Information ¡V Enabling Business Improvement. The panel of experts for the first day¡¦s plenary will include Andrew Pinder, the governments e-Envoy, will be joined by Gloria Laycock from the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science; Vanessa Lawrence, Chief Executive and Director General of Ordnance Survey and Owen Evans, Head of Broadband Policy and Strategy, BT.

The utilities & telecoms focussed conference sessions are as follows:-

Workshop: Positional Accuracy ¡V A Moving Story. This workshop will look at The Impact of Ordnance Surveys PAI programme on the Land Registry¡¦s vectorised Index Map project, Developing strategies for dealing with positional accuracy, and Successful implementation of PAI data. It will be facilitated by Colin Smith, Computer Mapping Centre manager, HM Land Registry.

Session 1: Realising the Benefit. Chair: John Alderson, Chairman, Informed Solutions. This session will look at

Improving return on investment in the utilities sector,
Increasing efficiency, improving services, reducing costs,
Increasing the role of GI data, and
Implementing a GIS in a utilities company,

through the following presentations:

1) The Challenges of Implementing a GI in a Gas Utility V Brendan O Shaughnessy, GIS Manager, Bord Gais Eireann,

2) Delivering a Spatial Infrastructure Water Modeling and Management Solution V Paul Giunti, GIS Specialist, Kellogg Brown & Root (in partnership with Yorkshire Water), and

3) Branding and Marketing GI Services in Shell and beyond: Towards a Common Strategy V Thierry Gregorius, Senior Geomatics Consultant, Shell.

Session 2: Location on the Move. Chair: Ian Evans, Corporate Strategist, Ordnance Survey. This session will look at

Mass Market opportunities,
Navigation and pedestrian routing,
The availability of new dataset to support the LBS market, and
Implementing Mapping in Pedestrian navigation services

through the following presentations:

1) Location Based Services in Mobile V Potential and Reality V Jonathan Thompson, Director, Nereus,

2) Map Data on the Move V Neil Wilikins, Vertical Marketing Manager, Ordnance Survey , and

3) Navigating the Last Mile V Pedestrian Navigation Comes in from the Cold V Rick Smith, Business Development Director, M-Spatial.

Nick Chapallaz, AGI Conference Chair commented, This conference day will give delegates who work within telecoms, utilities, oil & gas and general business a forum to come and discuss the latest industry issues, listen to workable solutions, and take away practical advice & information that can be implemented into their own business.

We are delighted to have attracted so many high-profile experts to speak at this years AGI Conference. They will give delegates the opportunity to hear about the best use and benefits of using GI applications and solutions for organisations within the utility and telecom sectors, Chapallaz concluded.

For further information on GeoSolutions 2003 in association with the AGI Conference please visit www.geosolutions-expo.com or call +44 (0)20 7921 8544.

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Notes to Editor
GeoSolutions 2003
GeoSolutions 2003 will take place 16-18 September 2003 at Earls Court 1, London UK. GeoSolutions 2002 incorporating GIS 2002 and the AGI Conference featured over 100 exhibitors and had 3897 attendees (ABC Audited).

About CMP Information - IT & Games Division
CMPis IT & Games division has more than 20 years of experience in producing industry leading, business-to-business events and publications for the high-tech markets. It remains at the forefront of the industry by continuously developing existing events and adding new products to its division. CMPis current successful products include CCF (Call Centre Focus) magazine; Networks for Business, GeoSolutions, GeoNorth, Technology For Marketing incorporating Technology For Customer Service and Technology For Sales, Call Centre Expo UK, Call Center Expo Europe, ECTS, GDCE and SCoRE events; The Call Centre DataFile, Call Centre Management Yearbook, CMP Intelligent Marketing, CMP Interactive events and the Call Center Media Portal.

About the AGI

The AGI is a not-for-profit organisation representing users and vendors of GI (Geographic Information) and GIS (Geographic Information Systems). Its members include government departments and agencies, local authorities, system and data suppliers and users from a wide range of commercial sectors including retail, finance, insurance and utilities.

Press Contact:
CMPi: Toni Cullen, Tel: +44 (0)20 7921 8518, email: tcullen@cmpinformation.com
AGI: Sallie Payne, Tel: +44 (0)20 017 8492, email: sallie@agi.org.uk


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