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Maintenance of Infrastructure Assets Using Geospatial Insights Event - Expression of Interest

The Knowledge Transfer Network

Thursday, 21 November 2019 from 09:30 to 16:00 (GMT)

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Maintenance of infrastructure assets using geospatial insights


"How can we look after our assets to increase lifetime and value using geospatial insight?"


Following on from a successful Investment Readiness and Pitchfest event, KTN's Geospatial Insights Special Interest Group is once again supporting innovation and community building. The next event will be on the topic of maintenance of infrastructure assets. This event will bring together the organisations involved in looking after infrastructure assets through their lifetime (including infrastructure companies, local authorities, government agencies, insurance companies etc) with geospatial and space data companies who have novel capability applicable to solving the challenges faced in maintenance.


Who should attend?


  • Infrastructure asset owners who’d like to hear about the latest in UK geospatial capability with a focus on data processing, visualisation and new data sources.
  • Geospatial companies who would like to understand the challenges associated with the maintenance of infrastructure assets and a perspective on issues such as regulation, cultural barriers and commercial models.



  • Afternoon keynote speaker, Paula Claytonsmith, Gaist 
  • David Edgeton, Historian at King’s College will be delivering the morning keynote presentation on “The Culture and Value of Maintenance”
  • Infrastructure panel session with confirmed speakers from Highways England, Amey and Atkins.
  • Geospatial panel session showcasing innovative SMEs who are working on solutions to some of the challenges.
  • Confirmed speakers from Telespazio Vega and Emu Analytics.
  • Session to focus on digital asset mapping with speakers from the Geospatial Commission and organisations working on the NUAR funded projects
  • Networking and 1-1 meeting opportunities.


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Programme - Subject to Change 


9:00 Registration & Refreshments


9:50 Welcome & Introduction - Luca Budello, Knowledge Transfer Network


10:00 Keynote 1: The Culture and Value of Maintenance in the UK  - David Edgeton, Kings College


10:30 Panel Session 1: The Challenges of Maintaining Infrastructure Assets


Chair: Mike Moseley, Knowledge Transfer Network

Panellists: Highways England, Amey Investments, Mott MacDonald, University of Cambridge


11:20 Refreshment Break


11:40 Panel Session 2: The Role of Geospatial Insights to Support Decision Making


Chair: Gemma Ball, Satellite Applications Catapult

Panellists: Telespazio VEGA UK, EMU Analytics, Qualis Flow, Intrepid Minds


12:30 Keynote 2: Geospatial Insights to support UK's Digital Transformation - Paula Claytonsmith, CEO, Gaist      


12:50 Lunch & 1:1 Networking Meetings


14:00 Keynote 3: The Value of Good Statistics to Reduce Accidents - Geoff Zeiss, OGC


14:30 Project Update: National Underground Asset Register Pilots - Holger Kessler, Geospatial Commission


14:45 Panel Session 3: Buried Pipes and Cables. what have we learnt so far?


Chair: TBC

Panellists: GLA, Atkins, Open Geospatial Consortium, Ministry of Economic Affairs Netherlands, Geospatial Commission, University of Birmingham  


15:30 Refreshment Break


15:45 Panel Session 4: Building a Digital UK


16:30 Final Wrap Up - Andy Bennett, Knowledge Transfer Network


Register your interest: We expect interest in attending this event to be very high but spaces will be limited, therefore we ask you to register your interest in attending at the earliest opportunity. Please note registration on this page does not guarantee a place. We will review all of the expressions of interest and notify participants at least 3 weeks before the event if they have been successful in securing a place. Please do not book travel until you receive this notification. Venue information will only be provided to those who have been offered a place.

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Thursday, 21 November 2019 from 09:30 to 16:00 (GMT)

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