SDSC22 Globe

Royal Geographical
Society, London, UK
May 19th

Workshops on May 18th

Spatial
Data
Science
Conference
In person

Royal Geographical
Society, London, UK
May 19th

Workshops on May 18th
Data Science vs GIS

Having brought together more than 12,000 experts online in 2020 & 2021, we're excited to announce an in-person 2022 edition of the Spatial Data Science Conference in London.

Gathering Data Science, Advanced Analytics & GIS experts from across the globe, we're excited to bring together a host of businesses and organizations asking important location-based questions: about our cities; for commercial impact; and most importantly, for sustainability.

Agenda

Thu, May 19th, 2022

    9:00 - 9:30

    Registration & Welcome Breakfast

  • 09:30

    30 mins

    Javier de la Torre Company logo

    Javier de la Torre

    Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of CARTO

    More info

    Opening Keynote

  • 10:00

    15 mins

    Emily Smith Company logo

    Emily Smith

    Data Scientist

    More info

    Predicting Store Cannibalisation using Machine Learning

  • 10:15

    30 mins

    Ross Epstein Company logo

    Ross Epstein

    VP of New Projects

    More info

    Enriching Locations with Real-World Consumer Behavior Data

    10:45 - 11:05

    Coffee Break

  • 11:05

    10 mins

    David Gonzalez Company logo

    David Gonzalez

    Group Head of Big Data & AI (CDO)

    More info

    Using Spatial Analytics for Telco Data Monetization

  • 11:15

    10 mins

    Stephen Bell Company logo

    Stephen Bell

    Associate Director

    More info

    Geographies of Linear Infrastructure: Appraising Environmental Impacts

  • 11:25

    30 mins

    Benjamin Thürer Company logo

    Benjamin Thürer

    Director of Data Science

    Andy Sumpter Company logo

    Andy Sumpter

    Retail Consultant, EMEA Region

    More info

    Building Aggregated Solutions to Scale Your Geospatial Strategies

  • 11:55

    15 mins

    Thusal Bennett Company logo

    Thusal Bennett

    Senior Data Scientist (Geospatial)

    More info

    NLP for GIS

  • 12:10

    15 mins

    Andy Stevens Company logo

    Andy Stevens

    Chief Data Officer

    Edie Fisher Company logo

    Edie Fisher

    Senior Campaign Planner

    More info

    Location Data and the Future of Media Buying

  • 12:25

    15 mins

    Jason Lucas Company logo

    Jason Lucas

    Manager - International & Spatial Product Development

    More info

    Electric Vehicle Insights from Spatial Data

  • 12:40

    20 mins

    Natasha Patel Company logo

    Natasha Patel

    UK Head Of Innovation

    Clifford McDowell Company logo

    Clifford McDowell

    Founder

    Kannappan Sirchabesan Company logo

    Kannappan Sirchabesan

    Cloud Data Engineer

    More info

    Panel – Location Data in Retail & Real Estate: Delivering an ROI Through Analytics

    13:00 - 14:00

    Lunch

  • 14:00

    20 mins

    Helen McKenzie Company logo

    Helen McKenzie

    Geospatial Advocate

    Jesús Nieto Martin Company logo

    Jesús Nieto Martin

    CTO and Co-founder

    Jeroen Brouwer Company logo

    Jeroen Brouwer

    Manager Customer Program Management

    Ricardo Herranz Company logo

    Ricardo Herranz

    CEO

    More info

    Panel – Going Places: Location Intelligence for Transport and Logistics

  • 14:20

    15 mins

     Milos Colic Company logo

    Milos Colic

    Senior Solutions Architect

    More info

    Mosaic: A Framework for Geospatial Analytics at Scale

  • 14:35

    15 mins

    Michał Kliś Company logo

    Michał Kliś

    Head of Location Intelligence

    More info

    Ecommerce Going Offline - Parcel Lockers Network Analytics

  • 14:50

    15 mins

    Val Ismaili Company logo

    Val Ismaili

    Transport Planner

    More info

    Spatial Trends of London’s Road Accidents

  • 15:05

    15 mins

    Josh Townsend Company logo

    Josh Townsend

    Geospatial Strategic Projects Lead

    More info

    GIGS - Open-Source Geodetic Testing to Verify your Spatial Data and Applications

  • 15:20

    15 mins

    Lisa Allen Company logo

    Lisa Allen

    Head of Consultancy for Data Programmes

    More info

    Why Geospatial Data is Infrastructure

    15:35 - 15:50

    Coffee break

  • 15:55

    15 mins

    Dr Linda Sheard Company logo

    Dr Linda Sheard

    Sr Cloud Solution Architect for Advanced Analytics and AI

    More info

    Cloud Native Patterns for Geospatial Analytics & AI

  • 16:10

    15 mins

    Juan Luis Ruiz-Tagle Oriol Company logo

    Juan Luis Ruiz-Tagle Oriol

    Data Scientist

    More info

    A Toolbox for Scalable Spatial Data Science in the Cloud

  • 16:20

    15 mins

    Chris Atkinson Company logo

    Chris Atkinson

    Global Partner CTO

    More info

    Creating Geospatial Insights with Snowflake

  • 16:25

    15 mins

    Francisco Rowe Company logo

    Francisco Rowe

    Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Human Geography

    More info

    Non-traditional Data to Measure Human Mobility: Progress, Challenges and Practice

  • 16:40

    15 mins

    Sergio Gambacorta Company logo

    Sergio Gambacorta

    Head of Smart City – Innovability

    More info

    Cities Digital Transition to a Sustainable Future: the Role of Data

Close

VENUE

Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore,
Kensington,
London,
SW7 2AR.

Indoor map

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Royal Geographical Society building Royal Geographical Society building

AFTER PARTY VENUE

Ognisko,
55 Exhibition Road,
London,
SW7 2PN.

AFTER PARTY VENUE pictures

Speakers

  • Emily Smith

    Emily Smith

    (She/Her)

    Data Scientist

    Emily Smith

    (She/Her)

    I’m a data scientist currently working at Pets at Home. I have a background in Statistics and studied at the University of Glasgow.

  • Javier de la Torre

    Javier de la Torre

    (He/Him)

    Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of CARTO

    Javier de la Torre

    (He/Him)

    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.

  • Thusal Bennett

    Thusal Bennett

    Senior Data Scientist (Geospatial)

    Thusal Bennett

    Thusal Bennett has 6 years of leadership experience managing teams of Data Scientists & Business Analysts in solving real-world analytics concerns for the Retail, Finance, Legal, Government & Scientific sectors, with a dual academic background in Computer Science (MSc) and Biomedical Science (BSc).

  • Natasha Patel

    Natasha Patel

    (She/Her)

    UK Head Of Innovation

    Natasha Patel

    (She/Her)

    Natasha has been responsible for the growth and delivery of Avison Young’s data and analytics platform Avant in the UK. Natasha has more than 15 years’ CRE experience providing insight and analysis globally to clients.

  • Andy Stevens

    Andy Stevens

    Chief Data Officer

    Andy Stevens

    Andy Stevens is the Chief Data Officer at Clear Channel International (CCI) – one of the leading global outdoor media companies – where he is responsible for defining and implementing the European data strategy, including the data platform, RADAR, and new programmatic buying platform, LaunchPAD.

  • Jeroen Brouwer

    Jeroen Brouwer

    (He/Him)

    Manager Customer Program Management

    Jeroen Brouwer

    (He/Him)

    Jeroen is a passioned expert in everything around traffic. At TomTom he leads a team focused on Traffic Management and Analytics.

  • Kannappan Sirchabesan

    Kannappan Sirchabesan

    Cloud Data Engineer

    Kannappan Sirchabesan

    Kannappan Sirchabesan is a Cloud Data Engineer at Google, his vast experience include working as a Senior Data Engineer at Vodafone, designing big data and data science solutions for clients using MapR Hadoop distribution at MapR Technologies, and Data Science and Big Data consulting for companies like Pearson, The Times, The Sunday Times.

  • Dr Linda Sheard

    Dr Linda Sheard

    Sr Cloud Solution Architect for Advanced Analytics and AI

    Dr Linda Sheard

    Dr Linda Sheard is a Senior Cloud Solution Architect for Advanced Analytics and AI at Microsoft. She specialises in cloud architecture for geospatial and location data solutions, and has recently been working with public sector organisations to improve and modernise their capabilities to process and use this data at scale. She is passionate about use cases that drive sustainability and address climate change challenges.

  • Michał Kliś

    Michał Kliś

    (He/Him)

    Head of Location Intelligence

    Michał Kliś

    (He/Him)

    Michal is leading the Location Intelligence team at Allegro, providing geospatial technology solutions for the whole firm. He has over 10 years of consulting experience and is passionate about solving location related problems.

  • Lisa Allen

    Lisa Allen

    Head of Consultancy for Data Programmes

    Lisa Allen

    Lisa is a data professional and has led many data teams in the public sector in the UK. She has experience across various data disciplines including open data, data protection, data transformation, and developing data strategies and frameworks to implement data governance. At the ODI, Lisa heads up the consultancy team who use their data expertise to advise and guide companies, governments and organisations to make the data ecosystem work better for everyone.

  • Val Ismaili

    Val Ismaili

    Transport Planner

    Val Ismaili

    Val is passionate about all things geospatial and map-making. Currently providing spatial analytics to transport problems, and creating visualisations that turn complex issues into thought-provoking outputs.

  • Sergio Gambacorta

    Sergio Gambacorta

    Head of Smart City – Innovability

    Sergio Gambacorta

    Innovation Manager with 15+ years of experience in ideation, design and development of digital solutions. Since 2014 he has been appointed in the Smart City Independent Expert Panel by the European Commission. His areas of expertise include Smart Cities solution design, Artificial Intelligence & Big Data, Open Data, Public Lighting remote control & digital systems, Intelligent Transport Systems, Communication and Information Technologies Engineering.

  • Chris Atkinson

    Chris Atkinson

    Global Partner CTO

    Chris Atkinson

    Chris has worked in the data and analytics space for over 10 years, and even went as far as launching a geospatial analytics start-up dedicated to the angling community! He joined Snowflake in 2019 with a goal to ensure the Snowflake partner community is able to take full advantage Snowflake’s evolving platform capabilities. As such, he spends much of his time working with the Snowflake partners to help align target markets, solution fit, and identifying growth opportunities for their products and services.

  • Helen McKenzie

    Helen McKenzie

    (She/Her)

    Geospatial Advocate

    Helen McKenzie

    (She/Her)

    Helen is CARTO's Geospatial Advocate whose role it is to open people's eyes to the world of location intelligence! She has 8 years of experience working in geospatial consulting, across transport, infrastructure and ecology.

  • Juan Ramón Selva

    Juan Ramón Selva

    Spatial Data Scientist

    Juan Ramón Selva

    Juan Ramón Selva Royo, Architect, Master in Open-Source GIS & PhD in Urban Planning, has focused his recent work in geospatial analysis and quantitative characterization of urban form. After developing his career at several universities, he is currently a Senior Spatial Data Scientist at idealista (the leading real estate portal in Southern Europe) and professor at The Valley Digital Business School, both companies based in Madrid, Spain.

  • Edie Fisher

    Edie Fisher

    (She/Her)

    Senior Campaign Planner

    Edie Fisher

    (She/Her)

    Edie Fisher is the Senior Planner on the Campaign Planning team at Clear Channel UK. She is responsible for building, optimising, & targeting campaigns as well as being the UK lead on Radar utilising its data into building campaigns and creating sales stories. Coming from a statistical background, she has utilised her analytical skills in writing reports on ideology in the UK, public policy effects on voter suppression, & how power can influence voting at the Eurovision Song Contest.

  • Josh Townsend

    Josh Townsend

    Geospatial Strategic Projects Lead

    Josh Townsend

    Josh Townsend is Geospatial Strategic Projects Lead at bp & Chair of the GIGS Task Force in IOGP. He has a decade of geomatics experience from global roles in the energy industry - incorporating data acquisition & processing, through to spatial analysis & digital solution development. He is also a primary contributor to a variety of open source geospatial initiatives, including OGC, OSDU & ASF.

  •  Milos Colic

    Milos Colic

    Senior Solutions Architect

    Milos Colic

    Milos Colic is a Senior Solutions Architect at Databricks currently working with customers in European Government, UK Government, and Financial Services in UK. He is passionate about scalable big data processing and has been working with Apache Spark for more than 5 years. Recently, Milos has co-authored Mosaic framework built on top of Apache Spark to help Databricks customers process their geospatial data efficiently at large scales.

  • Gladys Kenyon

    Gladys Kenyon

    PhD in Data Analytics

    Gladys Kenyon

    Gladys Elizabeth Kenyon is a PhD student in Geographic Data Science at the University of the Liverpool. Gladys’ research utilises machine learning to understand the spatial and temporal structure of housing market. Specifically, the impact of the built environment on housing inequalities. The research is partnered with Idealista, one of the largest real estate advertisement portals operating in Spain, Italy and Portugal.

  • David Gonzalez

    David Gonzalez

    Group Head of Big Data & AI (CDO)

    David Gonzalez

    David is the CDO - Head of Big Data and AI for Vodafone Business. In this role, he has developed a strategy to turn Vodafone’s data into assets and insights that can be used internally to make better informed decisions and to help our customers succeed in the digital world with data driven digital solutions (data monetization). David is also a member of the European Commission data expert group, supporting EC and Eurostat on their data strategy and how it will impact digital society and economy.

  • Benjamin Thürer

    Benjamin Thürer

    Director of Data Science

    Benjamin Thürer

  • Clifford McDowell

    Clifford McDowell

    (He/Him)

    Founder

    Clifford McDowell

    (He/Him)

    Founder of Doorda with many years experience operating in the Open Data space.

  • Ricardo Herranz

    Ricardo Herranz

    CEO

    Ricardo Herranz

    Ricardo Herranz has 20 years of experience as an engineer, researcher and entrepreneur. He is co-founder and CEO of Nommon, a company that provides decision support solutions based on big data and AI for sectors such as transportation, smart cities, and retail.

  • Andy Sumpter

    Andy Sumpter

    Retail Consultant, EMEA Region

    Andy Sumpter

    Andy oversees ShopperTrak’s Retail Consulting projects in the EMEA and APAC regions. He works with retailers and place makers, to help turn their data into insights that can make a difference to customer experience and the bottom line. Prior to joining ShopperTrak, Andy spent more than 20 years in Retail in a variety of roles, from the shop floor to the boardroom.

  • Florence Broderick

    Florence Broderick

    CMO at CARTO

    Florence Broderick

    At CARTO, Flo focuses on positioning CARTO around specific use cases for a wide range of industries. She is also an ambassador for One Young World, a network which brings together the world’s most talented young leaders and empowers them to create change in the world of business.

  • Jesús Nieto Martin

    Jesús Nieto Martin

    CTO and Co-founder

    Jesús Nieto Martin

    Dr. Jesús Nieto Martin leads CABLE's digital and technology operations, a position he combines with his research on modeling systems under uncertainty in Management Science and Operations at London Business School. His recent work focuses on the design of local EV charger networks using locational intelligence. Before founding CABLE, he completed his PhD while working for the UK Network Operator, Western Power Distribution.

  • Erik Nielsen

    Erik Nielsen

    Connected Places Catapult

    Erik Nielsen

    Erik has 25+ years of experience in the junction of GIS, software development & transport modelling with a very strong focus on expert use of GIS & application development to automate, improve & (re-)invent work processes in terms of quality, functionality, & productivity. The Geospatial Team at Connected Places Catapult is involved in innovative cross disciplinary projects in areas such as (VR/AR), digital twins, risk identification for CAV applications, econometric assessments, & demand forecasting.

  • Francisco Rowe

    Francisco Rowe

    (He/Him)

    Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Human Geography

    Francisco Rowe

    (He/Him)

    Francisco Rowe is the Lead of the Geographic Data Science Lab and Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Geography at the University of Liverpool.

  • Ross Epstein

    Ross Epstein

    VP of New Projects

    Ross Epstein

    Ross is the VP of New Projects at SafeGraph. Prior to SafeGraph, he was the CEO and co-founder of the sales engagement platform, Sendbloom, later acquired by LinkedIn. Ross holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Northwestern University. His outside interests include rugby, competitive eating (2010 Tater Tot Champion of Evanston), goldendoodles (can he dogsit?), and trying to explain what he does at SafeGraph.

  • Miguel Álvarez García

    Miguel Álvarez García

    Lead Data Scientist at CARTO

    Miguel Álvarez García

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

  • Stephen Bell

    Stephen Bell

    Associate Director

    Stephen Bell

    Stephen is a Chartered Geographer with 15+ years’ experience working with spatial data and technologies and a passion for turning data into knowledge. He currently leads the Digital Delivery team at environmental consultants Temple.

  • Juan Luis Ruiz-Tagle Oriol

    Juan Luis Ruiz-Tagle Oriol

    Data Scientist

    Juan Luis Ruiz-Tagle Oriol

    Juan Luis is a Data Scientist at CARTO with expertise in Spatial Analytics. As a part of the Data Science team he contributes to the development of the analytics toolbox and designs custom machine learning and optimization solutions for clients.

WORKSHOPS

Get hands on with
spatial modeling
workshops

Whether you're more interested in Spatial SQL, Python or R, we'll be holding interactive sessions on May 18th so that you can learn from industry specialists.

SDSC22 Workshops:
Helen McKenzie

Location Intelligence for First/Last Mile Delivery Analytics

Helen Mckenzie, Geospatial Advocate at CARTO

More info

Try your hand at using CARTO 3 Builder and Spatial SQL for planning a first/last mile location strategy. We'll be querying, buffering, clustering and visualising to develop a sustainable and efficient network of delivery microhubs. Close

Gladys Kenyon

Exploring the Real Estate Market Using Spatial Data Science

Gladys Kenyon, PhD student in Urban Analytics at University of Liverpool & Juanra Ramón Selva Royo, Spatial Data Scientist at idealista

More info

Join by Gladys Kenyon & Juanra Ramón Selva Royo who will be talking about the collection and analysis of data from idealista, the leading real estate portal in Southern Europe. They will guide you through an exploration of the 2018 real estate market in three major Spanish cities, analysing spatial patterns, creating visualisations and modelling house prices. Close

Miguel Álvarez

Powering Cloud-based Spatial Analytics for Retail with CARTO

Miguel Álvarez, Lead Data Scientist at CARTO

More info

How can I characterise my stores with external data? What factors are driving higher sales in specific restaurants? Where can I find locations of high revenue potential where I'm not threatened by competitors? Join Miguel Alvarez (Lead Data Scientist at CARTO) in this workshop, where he will showcase some of the key functions of the Analytics Toolbox and how you can utilise spatial indices, advanced analysis functions, and map visualisations to run an end-to-end spatial analysis in Retail, natively in the cloud.

This is a hands-on workshop, so be ready to run your own analysis in BigQuery! Close

Register

Standard Tickets
£299
This includes:
  • check iconAccess to workshops on May 18th
  • check iconAccess to main conference on May 19th
  • check iconAccess to our “very spatial” after party on May 19th
  • check iconWelcome pack

Diversity program

Having a diverse group present at #SDSC22 is a priority for us, and for that reason we are setting aside 30 tickets to ensure we attract attendees from groups who are typically underrepresented at Data Science or GIS events. This includes but is not limited to: women, underrepresented backgrounds, people with disabilities and LGBTQ.

Diversity program

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To apply for a ticket, please email us at diversity@spatial-data-science-conference.com sharing your motivations to attend the event and what makes you eligible for a diversity ticket.

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