Insite March 2021
Update From The Board - appointment of Danika Bakalich as General Manager
The Board of SIBA|GITA is pleased to announce the appointment of Danika Bakalich as General Manager to the Association, commencing 1 March 2021.
Over the last 20 years, Danika has successfully participated in and led global standards initiatives across various sectors including the digital economy, information management, electronic commerce, economic development, mining and civil infrastructure.
Danika has led strategic development initiatives with both private and public sector organisations across several regions including Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific.
Danika’s professional experience has been in shaping and implementing government policy, governance and operational frameworks, workforce development strategies, development of industry standards, communications strategies for industry and driving global market outcomes for enterprises.
Prior to joining SIBA|GITA, Danika held positions including as Acting CEO and Deputy CEO, SkillsDMC; CEO of the Information Technology Contractors Association (ITCRA); ICT and Digital Economy Policy Advisor to a Commonwealth Minister; Regional Director for the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) covering the European and Asia Pacific Regions; and Head of Talent and Skills with the Brisbane Economic Development Board, Brisbane Marketing.
The appointment of Danika enables SIBA|GITA to expand the range of services provided to members, and take a more active role in commenting on government policy and other relevant areas. Danika will be attending the Brisbane site of the Locate21 Conference, being held March 29th/April 1st. For those members not attending this site, Danika will be reaching out and introducing herself over coming weeks.
Submission – House of Representatives Enquiry into Developing the Space Industry
A joint submission from SIBA|GITA and SSSI has been lodged for the House of Representatives Enquiry into Developing the Space Industry, which called for submissions in November 2020.
The Committee’s inquiry seeks to examine the breadth of opportunities presented by Australia’s space industry and what is required to strengthen support of our domestic and international space related activities. This includes the development of space technology and equipment, commercialisation of research and development, future workforce requirements, and international collaboration.
The primary purpose of the submission, prepared by SSSI's Tony Wheeler and SIBA|GITA's Glenn Cockerton, is to ensure that the politicians recognise the close association between spatial and the space sector. An excerpt from the submission is included below:
The Spatial industry depends upon space and space technologies such as earth observation and remote sensing, positioning, navigation and timing, and communications because these space-based assets supply the streams of data that power the commercial activities of many of Australia’s companies operating in the Spatial Industry servicing most areas of the Australian economy including agriculture, construction, property and land development, mining, energy, transport, advanced digital analytics, asset management, telecommunications, environmental management, Defence and emergency management.
By taking location information and applying geospatial capabilities to analyse and visualise the content, government policy and service delivery can become more relevant, targeted and efficient, both during emergencies and in business as usual.
The full submission is available for SIBA|GITA members to view on our website.
Locate21 Program Now Live, Speakers announced
Exploring the conference theme of Convergence, Collaboration and Community - towards a stronger economy, delve deep into streams about data & digital twins, surveying and the new technologies out there, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), how location aids a resilient environment and so much more.
From engaging plenary speakers, thought-provoking streams, collaborative discussions within the Virtual Locate Hub, workshops demonstrating the latest ideas & technology and even virtual coffee tasting, Locate21 is not to be missed!
The Locate21 Program is now available and features an array of engaging speakers, ranging from government and space industry executives to police intelligence analysts and leaders in global development.
Locate21’s program will feature 4 days of virtual presentations & workshops, and 2 days of live events on Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 March 2021 which include:
Notable speakers include:
New York State Police's Senior Intelligence Analyst, Kellen Crouse, will provide an inside look at the crucial role of geospatial analysis in solving a missing person case turned homicide. From visualising witness statements, to recovering evidence and organising search teams, GIS helped bring closure and justice to a rural New York town.
You can view the full Locate21 program here
APSEA Regional Winners Announced
The Spatial Excellence Awards celebrate the achievements of top spatial information enterprises and individuals and showcase the finest projects and most significant performance of professionals that the Surveying and Spatial Industry have to offer. The following are the winners from our regional APSEA events, with Tasmanian, Western Australian, and Victorian winners still yet to be announced.
New South Wales Industry Award Winners
Award for Technical Excellence
UNSW & Geoplex
Gold Coast Beach Management System
Award for Innovation & Commercialisation
Aerial Thermal Leak Detection
Award for Environment & Sustainability
Analysis of User Requirements & Spatial Strategy
Award for Spatial Enablement
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment - Crown Lands Survey Team
"Cadastral Sensing" - Aboriginal Land Claim 3286
View all N.S.W Winners
South Australian Industry Award Winners
City of Mitcham
Mitcham Council Spatial Asset Management Plan
AIML & School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide & PIRSA
Condition Assessment and Risk Management System
Building 22 - Osborne South Naval Precinct
View all SA Winners
360 Surveying's Tom Jeffrey accepting the Technical Excellence Award from Mark Deuter
A.C.T Industry Award Winners
FrontierSI, Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation, Department of Defence
AGO Analytics Labs
Geoscience Australia, FrontierSI, Australian Space Agency, CSIRO & Earth Observation Australia
GEO Week 2019 Industry Track Program
ICSM Geodesy Working Group
Award for People & Community
Geoscience Australia, Land Information New Zealand, FrontierSI
Satellite Based Augmentation System Test-Bed
View all A.C.T Winners
Queensland Industry Award Winners
Brisbane Airport Corporation & Land Solution Australia
Brisbane Airport Digital Twin Project
Red Imported Fire Ant Surveillance
Veris & Seqwater
Mt Crosby Pumping Station Digital Twin
Townsville City Council
View all QLD Winners
Stay Connected: Upcoming Industry Events and Webinars
APSEA Regional and National events
Thursday, 4 March 20215:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Information and Registration
APSEA Western Australia
Friday, 5 Mar 20215:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday, 18 Mar 20215:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The APSEA Online presentation will take place on Wednesday 31st March virtually through the Locate21 platform. The hybrid model allows all registered delegates to have access to the online presentation virtually.
The Brisbane live site will host a cocktail style function for APSEA Online where the MC will be live and synchronise the nominees and winners from across the Oceania region. Our other live site locations will host drinks & nibbles whilst attendees tune in together to watch the broadcast.
Celebrating International Women's Day
In the lead up to IWD2021, the industry celebrated the achievements of women in spatial, and sought to bring to light the many issues women still face today in terms of equality and gender parity. On Thursday March 4 two successful industry events showcased the outstanding achievements and driven leaders in the surveying and spatial professions.
The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is #ChoosetoChallenge. This call was championed at the Victorian IWD Breakfast seminar, featuring SmartSat CRC's Professor Allison Kealy, Cardno's Iris Stewart, and Amanda Green, Chief People Officer of Movember. The breakfast tackled a large range of topics, and featured table discussion, Q&A with panelists, and of course, a delicious breakfast. Our own SIBA|GITA Victorian Branch Chair Jacinta Burns also played a large role in presenting the event.
Webinar: Women in Surveying
Thursday March 4 2021
To celebrate 2021 International Women’s Day, SSSI presented a webinar showcasing some of the female leaders in our surveying profession and providing role models for what is possible for women in surveying to the next generation of our industry.
Many people believe that ‘you cannot be what you cannot see’ and our lack of female role models impacts our ability to encourage young girls and women into surveying careers. This seminar provided the perfect opportunity to reset the balance and show some of the talent and opportunities that are being realised by women in the surveying profession.
For those who missed the webinar, you can still view the recording in full here
Save The Date: National Roads & Traffic Expo
Off the back of a successful virtual event, the National Roads & Traffic Expo is back and will be held on 14 & 15 September in Sydney at the ICC. The National Roads & Traffic Expo is where road authorities, local government and the industry’s largest private organisations meet to find new suppliers, partners and decision-makers involved in civil construction, traffic management, road maintenance, operations and asset management of roads, bridges, tunnels across Australia.
Registrations are now open, and attendance is free.
The SIBA|GITA Head Office phone number has changed!
You can now reach us on (07) 3367 0262
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