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Welcome to URISA’s 2016 Caribbean GIS Conference! The conference showcases technology solutions, research, and effective practices for GIS applications in the Caribbean. Network with students, young professionals, managers and those who are leading the adoption of  GIS in the Caribbean. Follow the #CaribbeanGIS hashtag for updates and announcements. Creating an attendee profile within Sched DOES NOT REGISTER you for the conference or specific workshops. You must register for the conference here.
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Wednesday, September 7 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Enhancing Social and Economic Development Strategies with GIS Technology

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In this session you will learn how economic development organizations are recognizing the power of GIS, and are using it as a platform to study complex spatial relationships that impact socio-economic development. With easy access to demographic and market data, GIS has become a more productive decision support tool for asset management, tracking goods and services, transportation planning, etc. In many ways GIS provides a foundation for understanding all aspects of a place, and the following presentations demonstrate how economic developers are taking advantage of GIS technology to improve economic and social development. 

Moderator: Valrie Grant GISP, President , GeoTechVision, Kingston, Jamaica
  • How Digitally Mature Organizations are Transforming Business
    Ruel Williamson, MBA, Chief Operating Officer, International Property Tax Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Brian Guerin, MRICS, M.I.M.A., Director, Assessment Standards & Mass Appraisal, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, Pickering, ON, Canada
  • Making Location Intelligence Part of Your Business Strategy
    Valrie Grant GISP, President , GeoTechVision, Kingston, Jamaica
  • An Evaluation of Geo Services in the Caribbean Region
    Sheree Cameron, and Valrie, GISP, President, GeoTechVision, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Climate Resilient Transport Asset Management 
    Bishwa Pandey, President, NepCol International LLC, Washington DC, USA


Moderators
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Valrie Grant, GISP

Managing Director, GeoTechVision
Valrie Grant is the founder and Managing Director of GeoTechVision Enterprises Ltd. She earned a BSc. Degree in Geology from the University of West Indies and a MSc. in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Environment from the Manchester Metropolitan University and is also a certified GIS Professional (GISP). | Ms. Grant has over 15 years of experience as a Geospatial Analyst, Spatial Technologies and Policy Consultant with engagements... Read More →

Speakers
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Sheree Cameron

Geoinformatics Specialist, GeoTechVision
Sheree Cameron graduated from the University of Technology, Jamaica with a BSc. In Surveying and Geographic Information Sciences. She has been the Geoinformatics Specialist at GeoTechVision since 2014, where her area of specialty is to explore the application of Geospatial technologies to provide location information for actionable intelligence to a variety of sectors across the Caribbean. Sheree also trains professional groups to use these... Read More →
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Bishwa Pandey

NepCol International LLC
Bishwa has over 21 years' of experience in working closely with clients and stakeholders in implementing GIS, spatial data management and related IT technologies, as well as improving established business process for clients. | Prior to establishing NepCol International, Bishwa worked for four years as Senior Disaster Risk and GeoSpatial Data Management Specialist in The World Bank. He still advises international development agencies like the... Read More →
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Ruel Williamson, FRICS

Chief Operating Officer, International Property Tax Institute
Ruel is a senior executive in the integrated land records environment with a specialty in property taxation.  He has over twenty-five years of experience working with local, state and national governments on a full range systems and solutions for clients.  As the Chief Operating Officer at the International Property Tax Institute (IPTI), Ruel leads IPTI consultants on project, program and research assignments related to property taxation and... Read More →



Wednesday September 7, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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