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BeSmart _Executive Forum!

  • May 02, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Bayview Club, 25 Fairway Heights Dr, Thornhill, ON L3T 3X1


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The Geospatial and Information Community's Annual event

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BeSmart'19 Executive Forum: Creating Business Value and Social Impact

Day 2 Event on Thursday May 02, 2019
@ The Bayview Club, Thornhill, ON

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We are excited to announce the venue with topics on Smart Initiatives  - the role of the geospatial and information community in shaping and enabling the transformation to SMART!

This is Day 2. There are two full days of sessions offered (see BeSpatial event) to address the importance of geospatial and information, at all levels, to the successful realization of the Smart City. The approach will provide opportunities for GIS professionals and practitioners to showcase their initiatives to their peers as well as management and executives levels. 

Date: May 2, 2019

Location: The Bayview Golf and Country Club
25 Fairway Heights Drive, Thornhill, ON L3T 3X1

Who Should Attend?

The intended audience for this event includes public and private sector with participants from the federal, provincial, regional and municipal levels,  IT leaders, GIS professionals and practitioners, , economic development professionals, city managers, CAO’s, CFO’s, mayors, reeves, wardens, chairs and senior staff – from large, small, rural and first nations municipalities.  Other key stakeholders include community activists and visionaries from the private and not-for-profit sectors.

BeSpatial / BeSmart'19 Executive Forum - May 2nd Panel Topics:

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  • Legal and Political Challenges in Data Collection and Access
  • Data Analytics, Open Data and Smart Business Decisions
  • Community Broadband and Economic Development
  • Public-Private Partnership (P3), Challenges and Opportunities
  • Benchmarking Leading Practices in Service Delivery, Canadian Smart Cities Challenge
  • Building Smart Cities and Communities of the Future

BeSmart'19 Executive Forum provides insights from experts in the geospatial and information community that have been drawn together to discuss various aspects of information management, Smart Cities and the global move to open! 

The 2 day event is packed full with Keynotes each day, Presentations, Panels, Workshops, Exhibits and Showcases

The Geospatial and Information community is actively engaged in many diverse building block initiatives that are support and shape SMART initiatives. A broader understanding of the significance of these spatial initiatives within an organization is required to realize the benefits and enable a smarter city. The presentations will speak to the critical role that the geospatial and information community plays in the evolution of the smart city, communities and their environments. 

The BeSpatial event is an annual event for the geospatial and information community. The BeSpatial'19 event offers program session, an executive forum, industry updates in an expo showcase. The event attracts attendees from a diverse cross-section of public and private disciplines: Geospatial (GIS) professionals and Information service (IT/IS) managers, engineers, surveyors, consultants, analysts, technicians, technologists, specialists, professors and students.

You are invited to participate in making this year's event a great one! Here is how:

Exhibition Opportunities - SOLD OUT! Sponsorship available

Best Challenge Awards - Closed

Bursary Award - Closed

MApps (Maps and Apps) Awards 

Program Highlights

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities - e-mail: BeSpatial

We would love to hear from you. Please e-mail: BeSpatial with any questions!

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