Pivotal is a global market-making initiative for developing the spatial industry. Exclusively owned by Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA) through SIF Pivotal is about outreach and communicating the spatial industry to society’s decision makers and future leaders. Pivotal Summit Channel and its video resource will be valuable to educational institution and others wanting to learn about the pivotal role of the spatial industry and how it will affect in the current and future society.
For the concurrent Pivotal Youth forum there were 274 total registrations – this included 228 students (year 7 to university year 1) and teachers/lecturers from 50 different schools and universities. Pivotal was hosted during the school holidays so students were able to attend individually and some came from as far away as North and Central Queensland. The students were surveyed at the close of Pivotal and the majority indicated they wanted a career in the spatial industry.
Following from the inaugural Pivotal Summit talks in June 2015, the Pivot Summit Channel is released and now available online at Pivotal Summit Channel.
This groundbreaking event has been capatured into videos that have been individually edited for SIBA by QUT’s Media Department. Highlights of Pivotal video includes interviews with some of the delegates and speakers who participated at the inaugural Pivotal Summit in June 2015.
The videos include some excellent talks by NASA’s head of Applied Sciences Lawrence Friedl, former Silicon Graphic CEO/Chair Bob Bishop, NASA head of Nanotech Jonathan Trent, Crisis Mapper Patrick Meyer, US Chief Geographer Lee Schwartz, UK Urbanist Greg Clarke, Drew Clarke (excellent stats on open data) , Ergon CEO Ian McLeod , Peter Beattie , Bill Simpson-Young, Tim Foresman and Richard Simpson, and many others.
To learn more about the speakers please click here: http://www.pivotal2015.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Pivotal-Program.pdf to read the speakers bio and full program.
Pivotal considerably raised the profile of SIBA and the spatial industry with Government and the public in Queensland. Please click onto ABC Radio to view some excellent interviews with Pivotal Speakers.
Land Solution Australia were proud to be a part of this event as a Bronze Sponsor.