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Places for People

Wednesday 12 May 2021 to Thursday 13 May 2021

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Places for People’ will run over the 12-13th May 2021 via a dedicated live-streaming website

You’ll hear from key speakers – influencers and experts in the use of address, street and geographic information – and have the chance to network and meet up with your colleagues, dipping in and out of eight breakout sessions.

From policy-making managers to front-line key workers, everyone needs to manage critical resources efficiently. With COVID-19 affecting us all, we’ve never been more dependent on the ability of our health services, local and central government to deliver vital support measures and services exactly where they’re needed most.

But there’s one question that must be answered in every aspect of those complex processes – where, exactly, should everything be happening?

‘Places for People’ will explore how we find the answers to that question, not just in regard to COVID-19. Location helps us to provide support for vulnerable people; it helps the property and housing sector to protect tenants against rogue landlords; it enables us to share assets that can support the UK’s digital infrastructure and reduce congestion and pollution on the road network – location is the answer to very many questions. We’ll be looking at the importance of that data being current, accurate and most crucially being widely shareable.

It’s free to attend. The conference will be livestreamed on a conference platform that lets attendees, speakers and sponsors interact with each other, and you can book in for the full two-days or just the sessions you’re interested in.

REGISTER NOW, find out more on the main event website here or in check out our summary agenda below.


Day One

09.30 - 09.45: Welcome to the conference portal and networking
09.45 - 10.00: Welcome and introduction - Nick Chapallaz, Managing Director, GeoPlace
10.00 - 10.45: Revolutionising housing, planning and property:

  • The Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP, Minister for Housing
  • Thalia Baldwin, Director, Geospatial Commission
  • Andrew Bulmer, CEO, Institute of Residential Property Management
  • Sammy Pahal, Managing Director, UK PropTech Association

10.45 - 11.00: Questions
11.15 - 12.00: Local to national; collaborating to deliver national infrastructure projects

  • Data - driving change to help deliver National infrastructure - Dave Capon, JAG(UK) CEO
  • DCMS: driving Advanced Networks through intelligent streetworks - Tony Sceales, Head of Programme Development, 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme, DCMS
  • The role of local transport data in the future of mobility - Anthony Ferguson, Head of Traffic & Technology at the Department for Transport, DfT on the future of mobility and the importance of LA data in getting there
  • Using geographic information to make a city smart - Adam Jennison, Hull City Council, ICT Principal Lead (Smart City)

12.00 - 12.15: Questions
13.00 - 13.45: Using data better in health and social care to support the response to COVID-19

  • Using UPRNs to support the flow of public health and social care data - Tim Adams, Programme Manager, Local Government Association
  • A national response to COV-19 with UPRNs - Shaun Powell, Newport Intelligence Hub Manager, Newport City Council
  • Linking data to support Covid-19 response in Barnsley - Riley Marsden, Business Intelligence Technical Solutions Lead, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

13.45 - 14.00: Questions
14.00 - 14.15: Networking break
14.15 - 15.15: Identifying and supporting vulnerable people

  • Using property based data to identify and support vulnerable citizens in the planning, preparation and response to major incidents - Huw Jakeway – Chief Fire Officer, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service and Tony Bracey, Head of Programmes, Community Safety Division, Welsh Government
  • Boosting safeguarding through multi-agency data sharing - Paul Withers, Data Protection Manager, Walsall Council
  • You Never Know When You Might Need a UPRN – How organisations are working together and sharing information during the COVID-19 pandemic to enable Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) people to stay happy and healthy at home - Graham Hyde, Intelligence Manager supporting the development of Local Care Partnerships in Leeds
  • The challenge of being a Risk and Intelligence Manager for a Fire and Rescue Service - Jo Mann, Public Safety Risk and Intelligence Manager, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service

15.15 - 15.30: Questions
15:30 - 16:00: Networking

Day Two - local authority focus

09.30 - 10.00: Networking
10.00 - 10.10: Welcome - Nick Chapallaz, Managing Director, GeoPlace
10.10 - 10.45: Your data, supporting public services: 

  • The role of data in improving public service delivery post Covid - Nadira Hussain, Director of leadership development and research, Socitm
  • ‘Easy wins’ for UPRNs and USRNs - Juliet Whitworth, Research and Information Manager, Local Government Association
  • Building the case internally has never been so important, and here’s how you do it - Andy Coote, Director, ConsultingWhere

10.45 - 11.00: Questions
11.00 - 11.15: Networking break
11.15 - 12.00: Who uses your data?: 

  • Local authority address and street data in the market and drivers for change - David Henderson, Chief Geospatial Officer at Ordnance Survey and Matt Ricketts, Senior Technical Consultant, Ordnance Survey

12.00 - 12.15: Questions
13.00 - 13.45: Looking forward, working with partners

  • Joining up addresses and streets, the value of lifecycle and change – a data centric approach - Steve Brandwood, Executive Director of Engagement, GeoPlace, Nick Griffiths, Executive Director of Informatics, GeoPlace and Simon Bailey, Senior Strategic Relationship Manager

13.45 - 14.00: Questions
14.00 - 14.15: Networking break 
14.15 - 15.00: A review of the year, pulling together as a community

  • Presentation of the Exemplar and Peer Awards
    • Cathy Coelho, Principal Chair of the DCA Regional Address Group
    • Keith Curran, Principal Chair of the DCA Regional Streets Group
  • Ask GeoPlace – open house on your questions with: 
    • Steve Brandwood, Executive Director of Engagement
    • Jonathan Bates, National Street Data Manager
    • Kerry Pearce, National Address Data Manager
    • Marisa Hayes, Local Authority Liaison Manager
    • Hannah Brooks, Local Authority Liaison Manager

15.00 - 15.30: Round up and Close

REGISTER NOW or find out more on the main event website here


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Attendance at the conference is strictly limited to local and central government, the emergency services, Statutory Undertakers, sponsor organisations and invited people

This conference is free of charge to attend

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