On Thursday 04 March, techUK’s Technology and Innovation Programme will be partnering with the Local Services Programme to share insight and expertise on the role of geospatial data in place-based innovation.

Geospatial data has the potential to empower local government to make informed decisions about their communities, and ensure that holistic decisions around housing, transport, recreation, can be made collectively. Place-based innovation, which focusses on working together across the place to improve outcomes for people and collaborating to solve common challenges, can utilize geospatial data as an important enabler of ‘place’.

The layering and integration of geospatial data with other data can transform both rural and urban local authorities and understand the level of access across the country to key services, as well as mapping socio-economic data to find insight about local needs.  This could also help communities build in a sustainable way with more informed decisions and increased efficiency in the process.

In this webinar, as part of techUK’s geospatial data campaign, we will seek to understand how geospatial data can drive insight and intelligence for local communities to make informed decisions. We will highlight key use cases where geospatial data has made a remarkable difference for local governments, as well as exploring the challenges that could be inhibiting further innovation. By looking at use cases, both in the UK and internationally, we will be able to showcase the importance of utilizing geospatial intelligence for Governments to adapt to local needs.

This webinar will seek to answer:

  • How can geospatial data become a crucial tool to understand whether communities are working and adapting to the needs of their residents?
  • What data is available for local governments? Who should local government collaborate with to understand their data. what data we already have
  • How do we drive geospatial intelligence with other data, to view wider applicability and significance
  • How can we help remove silos in government to share important geographic data

What is techUK’s geospatial data campaign?

To ensure the technology sector is ready and able to play its part in ensuring the UK can become the world leader in the advancement and adoption of geospatial data, techUK’s geospatial data campaign is dedicated to sharing industry insight and knowledge to help the geospatial market and technology sector to collaborate and innovate together.  You can read more about upcoming events here

Laura Foster

Laura Foster

Programme Manager, Technology and Innovation, techUK

Laura is techUK’s Programme Manager for Technology and Innovation.

She supports the application and expansion of emerging technologies across business, including Geospatial Data, Quantum Computing, AR/VR/XR and Edge technologies.

Before joining techUK, Laura worked internationally in London, Singapore and across the United States as a conference researcher and producer covering enterprise adoption of emerging technologies. This included being part of the strategic team at London Tech Week.

Laura has a degree in History (BA Hons) from Durham University, focussing on regional social history. Outside of work she loves reading, travelling and supporting rugby team St. Helens, where she is from.

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Georgina Maratheftis

Georgina Maratheftis

Programme Head, Local Public Services, techUK

Georgina is techUK’s Head of Local Public Services.

Georgina works with suppliers that are active or looking to break into the market as well as with local public services to create the conditions for meaningful transformation. techUK regularly bring together local public services and supplier community to horizon scan and explore how the technologies of today and tomorrow can help solve some of the most pressing problems our communities face and improve outcomes for our people and places.

Prior to techUK, Georgina worked for a public policy events company where she managed the policy briefing division and was responsible for generating new ideas for events that would add value to the public sector. Georgina worked across a number of portfolios from education, criminal justice, and health but had a particular interest in public sector transformation and technology. Georgina also led on developing relationships across central and local government.

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