Career Lift Webinar: Cultural shifts needed in the industry: Where do YPs fit?
Date & Time
Friday, 30 Oct 2020
- 5:30 pm
This is the final webinar in our Career Lift: Tools for Emerging Leaders series.
The Australian Geospatial Industry is a complex and rapidly-evolving space, particularly at the moment. As we shift into new ways of working, adopt new technologies and interface more and more with other industries, what cultural shifts are needed in the industry for success? Do we need to change the way we market ourselves? Do we need to change the way we adopt new ideas? Do we need to use more unifying language to break down silos? Join us in this jam-packed webinar, featuring a panel with some of the high-hitters in the industry, to discuss these and more!
Roshni Sharma | Project Manager and Analyst, FrontierSI and National SSSI YP Committee Chair
Roshni is a GIS Specialist and Soft Skills Enthusiast, working in the spatial industry to harness location intelligence for business insights. At FrontierSI, Roshni is at the forefront of the industry, bringing together cutting-edge innovation into useful applications for academia, industry and government.
Madhavi Shankarling | Spatial Support Officer, Transport for NSW
Madhavi has recently transitioned to a career in the spatial industry, after working 10 years in accounting and marketing roles in multiple sectors and countries. As a result, she brings the perspective of someone new to the industry: the challenges they face, and the insights they can bring. She joined the SSSI YP National Committee last year, and this has given her the opportunity to work with others in the industry and grow her technical and soft skills. In her current role, she is enjoying learning about the complex world of subsurface utilities, and is excited by all the spatial opportunities at Transport, particularly automated vehicle trials. As a strong believer in the growth mindset, Madhavi is committed to continuous learning and seizing every opportunity and adventure that presents itself!
Lee Hellen | Managing Director, Land Solution Australia
A private sector innovator and business leader, Lee has served on numerous SSSI and SIBA boards and committees over the last 10 years. He has received several individual and industry awards for excellence in Surveying and Spatial Science for his work in this industry since 2007. A passionate advocate for surveying and spatial services within the wider community, he was jointly responsible for devising the 3dQld strategy with private and public industry colleagues. A future business leader and innovator for our industry, he has a lasting appreciation of the history of the surveying and mapping profession and the many exciting challenges that lay ahead.
David Floreani | Business Development Manager, Esri Australia
Prior to working for Esri Australia, David was a GIS specialist for 10 years working in the Engineering Consulting and Local Government industries. David is driven by a belief that easy-to-use mapping should be available to everyone in an organisation, every day. Recognised as one of Esri Australia’s most dedicated business development managers, David received the SA Spatial Professional of the Year award in 2016.
Prof Matt Duckham | Associate Dean Geospatial Sciences, RMIT University
Prof Matt Duckham is Acting Dean STEMM Diversity & Inclusion, RMIT University. From 2015 to 2020 he was Associate Dean of Geospatial Sciences at RMIT, and Professor of Geographic Information Science at the University of Melbourne, Australia prior to moving to RMIT University in 2015. He moved to Melbourne in 2004 from the US
National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA) at the University of Maine. His research is in the area of distributed spatial computing with big spatial data, with applications to emergency management, transportation and health, defence, and environmental monitoring. He was the recipient of a prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship in 2010 and was also a member of the Locate 2019 Organising Committee.
Mary-Ellen Feeney | Director Delivery - Project & Services, Yokogawa Australia
Mary-Ellen has been a spatial practitioner and project manager since 1998. She specialises in project development, management and documentation of technical and data-based projects, as well as in strategic and technical capacity building, and multidisciplinary coordination. She has worked on hydrographic, GIS standards, water, energy, property and transport infrastructure projects for federal and state governments. Mary-Ellen relishes the multidisciplinary interface and bringing diverse information into a structured framework and an accessible form. Mary-Ellen is a member of the NSW Government Board of Surveying and Spatial Information, the SSSI NSW Chair and a member of the SSSI Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Commission Committee. Mary-Ellen is also a global leader of STEMM.
Alex Leith | Assistant Director, DEA Technologies, Geoscience Australia
Alex has extensive experience in software development, deployment, configuration, maintenance, training and support. He's quite good at systems architecture and really likes cloud infrastructure and Docker! He currently leads a team building software and wrangling reasonably big data.
Armen Dervisevik | Director Surveying, Transport for NSW
Armen is a leader who likes contests because they motivate him and his team to win. He strives in pulling his team upward, towards exceptional performance with clear and focussed goals and actions. Armen was previously the Manager of Geospatial Technologies for Transport for NSW, and before that worked for Endeavour Energy, Bankstown City Council and WaterNSW.
By registering below, you receive access to the watch the webinar live OR if you can't watch it live, you receive the link to the recording 24 hours after the event date. You can then watch the recording at your leisure.
- SSSI: One CPD point
- BOSSI: One Survey Practice point for viewing plus achievement of 80% passmark on questionnaire or 0.5 pts for viewing only (Code: SSSINSW1020)
Note, only the individual registered for the event is entitled to receive the associated CPD points.
Thank you to our sponsor for this event!
Katie Le Miere