APBA took part in the Esri Spain Conference 2020 – the most important GIS-related event of the year in Spain, which due to the Covid-19 pandemic was held virtually during October and November.
Throughout the five-week length of the event, professionals, managers and companies from a wide range of industries presented the main GIS-related national and international projects. Public service, transport, defence, universities, banking and environment will be, among others, topics covered.
Each week of the event was devoted to a single subject, and issues such as the following were addressed: the role of technology when it comes to ful-filling the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the digital transformation in healthcare and public service to tackle Covid-19. Other topics were also addressed, such as the combination of GIS with other technologies, in order to implement of predictive models, digital twins, and AI projects based on spatial analytics.
This new edition of the conference welcomed in over 2,500 experts and 800 companies who offered 300 live-streamed presentations, round tables, discussions and projects carried out by public and private entities such as Santander Bank, Mapfre, Enaire, Correos (Spanish Post Office), Cellnex Telecom, the regional Council of Galicia and the regional Healthcare Department of Madrid.
In particular, APBA, during the week devoted to “2030 Agenda and the Spanish Data Office”, talked about the progress in recent years of their Geographic Information System for the Port of Algeciras and their Corporate Location Strategy, focusing on the importance of creating a GIS culture and optimising value for the entire organisation. In addition, they participated in the panel of experts “Sailing towards a sustainable port” along with representatives of Esri Spain, Prodevelop and Hiades, among others.
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