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#SDSC20 online will bring together spatial problem solvers at the intersection of Data Science & GIS

The conference will feature a series of keynote presentations and workshops that cover cutting-edge techniques in spatial modeling, machine learning, spatial statistics, geo-processing at scale, and novel uses of spatial data sets.

The online event will bring an even larger, more global group together - so be prepared for an interactive, engaging experience with fellow Spatial Data Science experts.

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Mon, October 19th

Industry Spotlight: How Enterprise Organizations use Spatial Data Science

  • 09:00 AM

    30 mins

    Javier de la Torre

    Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of CARTO

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    Opening Keynote: CARTO

  • 09:30 AM

    30 mins

    Michele Ferretti

    Data Scientist at Booking.com

  • 10:00 AM

    30 mins

    Andrew Stringer

    Technology Partner Business Data and Insight Management at BT

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    Knowing the Difference Between Bedford, Buckingham & Broadchurch

    10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

    Networking Break

  • 10:45 AM

    30 mins

    Bilal Lodhi

    Advanced Analytics Director at Bain & Company

  • 11:15 AM

    30 mins

    Carla DeMarzo-Sanchez

    Solutions Specialist at Moody’s Analytics

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    Commercial Real Estate Research & Geospatial Analysis

  • 11:45 AM

    30 mins

    Tim Rains

    Senior Spatial Data Scientist at Sainsbury's

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    Back to Basics: Building a Suite of Store Typologies

Tue, October 20th

How Spatial Modeling is used in Cities & Government

  • 09:00 AM

    30 mins

    Fred Shone

    Data Scientist at ARUP

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    How to Build a Massive Agent-Based Transport Model to Plan the Future

  • 09:30 AM

    30 mins

    Dr Alistair Edwardes

    Lead Data Scientist at ONS

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    Unlocking Data To Encourage Brownfield Site Development For New Homes

  • 10:00 AM

    30 mins

    Paul Goodship

    Data Scientist at Atkins

    10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

    Networking Break

  • 10:45 AM

    30 mins

    Tianyu Su

    LivingLine Researcher at MIT Urban Media Lab

    Weiting Xiong

    PhD Candidate at MIT Urban Media Lab

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    Street Scale Urban Dynamics: Understanding Urban Activity Using WiFi Data

  • 11:15 AM

    30 mins

    Jonathan Simmons

    Head of Data Science & Analytics at Ordnance Survey

    Charis Doidge

    Senior Data Engineer at Ordnance Survey

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    Bringing Geo to Data Science vs. Bringing Data Science to Geo

  • 11:45 AM

    30 mins

    James Wedge

    Head of Global Sales WorldView at Experian

    Stéphane Martis

    Head of Data & Analytics & Experian Marketing Services EMEA at Experian

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    WorldView from Experian: Consistent global data to support insight for locations, markets & customers

Wed, October 21st

Getting Hands On: Learning the skills of today's Spatial Data Scientist

  • 09:00 AM

    60 mins

    Levi John Wolf

    Lecturer in Quantitative Human Geography at University of Bristol

    Daniel Arribas-Bel

    Researcher in Geographic Data Science at University of Liverpool

  • 10:00 AM

    15 mins

    Omri Greenberg

    Co-Founder & COO at OneView

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    How to Use Synthetic Data to Accelerate Image Analysis and Improve Detection Results

  • 10:15 AM

    15 mins

    Placekey

    10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

    Networking Break

  • 10:45 AM

    60 mins

    Miguel Álvarez García

    Data Scientist at CARTO

    Giulia Carella

    Spatial Data Scientist at CARTO

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    Integrating CARTOframes into Spatial Data Science workflows

  • 11:45 AM

    30 mins

    Alex Singleton

    Professor of GIS at University of Liverpool

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    Supporting COVID-19 Response with Consumer Data Research

Thu, October 22nd

Spatial Analysis vs COVID-19

  • 09:00 AM

    30 mins

    Joan Capdevila

    Data Scientist at ZOE

  • 09:30 AM

    30 mins

    Francisco Calero

    Analytics & AI Consultant at Kin Analytics

  • 10:00 AM

    30 mins

    Stephanie Sy

    Founder & CEO of Thinking Machines

    10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

    Networking Break

  • 10:45 AM

    30 mins

    Panel

    TomTom, Weather Source, Spatial.ai & Foursquare

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    The Value of New Spatial Data Streams vs. COVID-19

  • 11:15 AM

    15 mins

    SAP

  • 11:30 AM

    15 mins

    Safegraph

  • 11:45 AM

    30 mins

    Paula Moraga

    Assistant Professor of Statistics at KAUST

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    Geospatial Risk Models for Decision-Making in Global Health

  • 12:15 PM

    15 mins

    Kai Kaiser

    Senior Economist at World Bank

Fri, October 23rd

Spatial Data Science for Good: How Location Analytics is changing our world for better

  • 09:00 AM

    30 mins

    Luc Anselin

    Professor of Sociology & Center for Spatial Data Science Senior Fellow

  • 09:30 AM

    30 mins

    Nombuyiselo Murage

    Research and Development Lead at Women in GIS Kenya

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    Spatial Insights on Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment In Kenya

  • 10:00 AM

    30 mins

    Brian Suk

    Solutions Architect at Google

  • 10:30 AM

    30 mins

    Mathias Schläffer

    Data Scientist at Unacast

  • 11:00 AM

    15 mins

    Oracle

  • 11:15 AM

    15 mins

    Dr Paul Nathanail

    Technical Director at GHD

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    Communicating Conditions Simulation of Land Contamination to Local Residents

  • 11:30 AM

    15 mins

    Dr Tomas Holderness

    CTO at Addresscloud

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    Using Hexagons to Address Risk

  • 11:45 AM

    25 mins

    Panel

    CARTO, Vizzuality

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    A Conversation On Why Spatial Matters In The Fight Against Climate Change

  • 12:10 PM

    5 mins

    Spatial Data Scientist of the Year 2020 Award

Speakers

Bilal Lodhi
Advanced Analytics Director at Bain & Company

Bilal Lodhi

Bilal Lodhi is a director in Bain & Company's Advanced Analytical Group. He has extensive experience in customer segmentation, predictive modeling, white space analysis, complexity reduction, pricing research and big data analytics.

Brian Suk
Solutions Architect at Google

Brian Suk

Brian is a Solutions Architect at Google and previously, was a Big Data Specialist. He has helped a diverse group of customers overcome some of their toughest data challenges for over a decade.

Luc Anselin
Professor of Sociology & Center for Spatial Data Science Senior Fellow

Luc Anselin

Luc Anselin is a Senior Fellow at NORC at the University of Chicago in the Academic Research Centers. He is a leading world scholar among geographers, economists, & planners in the world on the subject of spatial econometrics.

Michele Ferretti
Data Scientist at Booking.com

Michele Ferretti

Michele Ferretti is a Data Scientist at Booking.com. He is also finishing a PhD in the Department of Geography at King's College London, focusing on the role of geospatial technologies and "Smart Cities".

Javier de la Torre
Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of CARTO

Javier de la Torre

Javier founded CARTO with a vision to democratize data analysis and visualization. Under his leadership, it has grown into one of the fastest growing geospatial companies in the world.

Charis Doidge
Senior Data Engineer at Ordnance Survey

Charis Doidge

Charis is a Geospatial Data Engineer developing new techniques tools and pipelines for big data at Ordnance Survey. Her background is in Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry & Image Processing.

Paul Goodship
Data Scientist at Atkins

Paul Goodship

Paul is a Data Scientist at Atkins, where he models, analyses and creates built environment data, focusing on unlocking and using spatial data for development opportunities.

Stephanie Sy
Founder & CEO of Thinking Machines

Stephanie Sy

Stephanie Sy is the founder and CEO of Thinking Machines, a global data science consultancy. The company builds AI and data systems to help organizations make data-driven business decisions.

Zeinab Bakhtiari
Senior Data Scientist at TomTom

Zeinab Bakhtiari

Zeinab has a 6 year working background in Mathematics & Computer Science. At TomTom she leverages Computer Science, Machine Learning & Mathematical modelling to turn data into a story.

Fred Shone
Data Scientist at ARUP

Fred Shone

Fred is a data scientist in Arup’s City Modelling Lab, working on research and application of agent based models. His experience is with engineering, economics and data.

Alex Singleton
Professor of GIS at University of Liverpool

Alex Singleton

Alex is a Professor of GIS at the University of Liverpool, where he was appointed as a Lecturer in 2010. His research sits at the boundary between the social and computational sciences.

Paula Moraga
Assistant Professor of Statistics at KAUST

Paula Moraga

Paula is an Assistant Professor of Statistics at the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology & the author of the book Geospatial Health Data: Modeling and Visualization with R-INLA & Shiny.

Andrew Stringer
Technology Partner Business Data and Insight Management at BT

Andrew Stringer

Andrew is a Tech Partner Business Data and Insight Manager at BT. His focus is on spatial analysis and tools, including big data and cloud solutions as well as more traditional geographic analysis.

Tim Rains
Senior Spatial Data Scientist at Sainsbury's

Tim Rains

Tim is a geospatial data science professional with over a decade of experience. At Sainsbury's he looks after visualisation tools, data & models to support Location Planning, Property Strategy & other business areas.

Carla DeMarzo-Sanchez
Solutions Specialist at Moody’s Analytics

Carla DeMarzo-Sanchez

Carla is a Solutions Architect at Moody’s Analytics. She focuses on commercial real estate data & analytics, specializing in custom answers to client’s commercial real estate questions.

Giulia Carella
Spatial Data Scientist at CARTO

Giulia Carella

Giulia holds a PhD in Statistical climatology from the University of Southampton (UK) and previously she worked as a researcher at the Le Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (FR).

Dr Alistair Edwardes
Lead Data Scientist at ONS

Dr Alistair Edwardes

Dr. Alistair Edwardes is a Lead Data Scientist at the Office for National Statistics (ONS),and Deputy Head of Geography in Govt. Science and Engineering Profession.

Daniel Arribas-Bel
Researcher in Geographic Data Science at University of Liverpool

Daniel Arribas-Bel

Daniel is a senior lecturer in Geographic Data Science at the Department of Geography and Planning of the University of Liverpool, where he runs the MSc in Geographic Data Science.

Dr Tomas Holderness
CTO at Addresscloud

Dr Tomas Holderness

Tomas has a wealth of experience building geospatial applications and working with risk-profile data. Prior to joining Addresscloud Tomas lead the Urban Risk Map project at MIT and holds a PhD in geomatics.

Greta Carrete Vega
Scientist at Vizzuality

Greta Carrete Vega

Greta is a data-hungry ecologist who uses her GIS skills to help others understand biodiversity better. Maps are her favourite form of data visualisation, she takes a meticulous approach towards data analysis.

Miguel Álvarez García
Data Scientist at CARTO

Miguel Álvarez García

Miguel is one of CARTO's data scientist with more than 9 years of experience in desiging, implementing and delivering optimization and machine learning solutions to enable data driven decision making in organizations.

Nombuyiselo Murage
Research and Development Lead at Women in GIS Kenya

Nombuyiselo Murage

Nombuyiselo is a spatial data scientist, and she is the Research and Partnerships Lead at Women in GIS Kenya, which is a non-profit organization based in Nairobi.

Ariel Segal Eck
Director of Data & Insights at Foursquare

Ariel Segal Eck

As Director of Data & Insights at Foursquare, Ariel synthesizes location data into actionable insights for brands, agencies, publishers & platforms, enabling them to uncover and capitalize on behavioral trends.

 Joan Capdevila
Data Scientist at ZOE

Joan Capdevila

Joan has 8+ years in Analytics & 5+ years in Machine Learning, he strives to transform nutrition & healthcare with data & science. He's currently working on the COVID Symptom Study App powered by ZOE.

Levi John Wolf
Lecturer in Quantitative Human Geography at University of Bristol

Levi John Wolf

Levi is a Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Geography at the University of Bristol & a Fellow with the Alan Turing Institute. His research focuses on methods and models for analyzing city systems.

Francisco Calero
Analytics & AI Consultant at Kin Analytics

Francisco Calero

Francisco is an Analytics & AI Consultant at Kin Analytics, an Analytical Consulting company. He has previously done research on programming modules in Python & implementation of Machine Learning algorithms.

Elizabeth Gilbert
Data Scientist at Spatial.ai

Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth is a Data Scientist at Spatial.ai, a location data company that uses conversations from social networks to understand how humans experience the world around them.

Omri Greenberg
Co-Founder & COO at OneView

Omri Greenberg

Omri is the Co-founder and COO of OneView, an Israeli startup with a mission of accelerating remote sensing imagery analysis utilizing synthetic data for training machine learning algorithms.

Jonathan Simmons
Head of Data Science & Analytics at Ordnance Survey

Jonathan Simmons

Jonathan is head of data science at OS, he lead's a team of geospatial experts who provide geospatial data science support to government & extract new information & value from geospatial data.

Mark Gibbas
CEO at Weather Source

Mark Gibbas

Mark has grown Weather Source from a small start-up to a leading provider of weather & climate technology. Prior to founding Weather Source, he applied his expertise in meteorology & computer science at Applied Insurance Research (AIR) & TASC.

Tianyu Su
LivingLine Researcher at MIT Urban Media Lab

Tianyu Su

Tianyu Su is a LivingLine researcher in City Science, working mainly on data analytics, simulations, & augmented reality design in LivingLine Shanghai project, where he leads WiFi data analysis.

Weiting Xiong
PhD Candidate at MIT Urban Media Lab

Weiting Xiong

Weiting is currently a PhD candidate in School of Architecture. Her main research area is the application of big data analysis in urban planning & design, with emphasis on Chinese experience.

Alejandra Aranzadi
Data Partnerships Manager at CARTO

Alejandra Aranzadi

Alejandra is a Data Partnerships Manager at CARTO, establishing and coordinating our relationship with top class location data providers worldwide.

Dr Paul Nathanail
Technical Director at GHD

Dr Paul Nathanail

Paul Nathanail is a geologist with some 30 years' experience in academia, research and consultancy. He is passionate about sharing his understanding of the sub surface with the general public.

James Wedge
Head of Global Sales WorldView at Experian

James Wedge

James has 20+ years working with many top brands to help them understand more about their customers & the channels in which they interact. He has experience in multiple projects from store location optimisation to increasing customer lifetime value.

Stéphane Martis
Head of Data & Analytics & Experian Marketing Services EMEA at Experian

Stéphane Martis

With 18+ years in Experian, Stéphane is now leading the Data & Analytics & Targeting activity for Europe, the Middle East & Asia. His Analytics team provides data platforms & insights to Experian clients on Customer Knowledge & Geomarketing.

Kai Kaiser
Senior Economist at World Bank

Kai Kaiser

Kai Kaiser has been Senior Economist with the World Bank in Hanoi, Vietnam since early 2016, where his engagement has focused primarily on issues of public finance & public sector governance reform.

Mathias Schläffer
Data Scientist at Unacast

Mathias Schläffer

Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring #SDSC21?

This year’s sponsor slots have all been taken, but you can email us about sponsoring our annual event next year. Don’t miss out on a unique opportunity to put your organization at the forefront of the Spatial Data Science space!

Annual award

At #SDSC20 we’ll be announcing the first winner of the Spatial Data Scientist of the Year Award

Do you know someone who has pushed the boundaries of spatial analysis in 2020? Someone who has used the power of location to have a significant impact on our world? Someone who has used new types of data and advanced methodologies to put Spatial Data Science on the map? We want to hear about them and their work.

Judged by our committee of Spatial Data Science experts, we will announce the winner of this award on October 23rd during the live event.

> Nominations should be submitted by October 8th 2020.

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Spatial Data Scientist of the Year Award 2020

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