Location Intelligence Forum 2018


Are you getting the most out of Location Intelligence or GIS?


Thurs 15th Mar | 1:00- 5:00 pm | RACV Hotel 154 Collins Street, Hobart

Why you should attend

Within the Location Intelligence and GIS worlds there is a shift in how information is managed and delivered.  We can be deluged with data from government sources, third party data providers, drones to smartphones. New users are appearing from boardrooms, management and the public – who demand their information to be brief, real time and easily consumable.

This forum looks at these challenges and how organisations are addressing them.

These sessions are not only for those who use Pitney Bowes Software or MapInfo, but anyone who needs to address these challenges.

  • Insight GIS will discuss their initiatives in public web mapping and recent projects that they have undertaken with Local Government
  • Pitney Bowes Software will outline their directions and showcase their latest technology including Spectrum Spatial, the new MapInfo Pro Version 17 and the award-winning MapInfo Pro Advanced.
  • Central Coast Council and Sustainable Timbers Tasmania will tell their stories of how they are meeting their organisations needs for location intelligence.
  • Begin to engage with LI360 Community – the fastest growing GIS/LI Community. LI360 Community provides a place where both novice and experienced GIS/LI professionals can meet and help each other improve their skills and organisational impact.
  • “Where is the future” – will be a panel discussion with local leaders from our GIS and Location Intelligence community who will discuss where they see the directions of GIS and Location Intelligence

We will finish with well-earned drinks and nibbles and a chance to catch up and network with fellow attendees.

1:00 pm Registration
1:15 pm Open address and Welcome:  Nigel Lester, Managing Director, Pitney Bowes Software Australia
1:25 pm Visualisation of Location Intelligence: Rob Rowell, Managing Director, Insight GIS
1:50 pm Customer Case Study: Central Coast Council, Andrew Thomas, GIS & Asset Management Officer,
2:05 pm Location Intelligence Update: James Hall, Consultant, Pitney Bowes Software
2:25 pm Customer Case Study: Sustainable Timbers Tasmania, Mark Rippon, GIS Manager
2:45 pm Afternoon Tea
3:05 pm MapInfo Pro Update: James Hall
3:35 pm Tips n Tricks: Mike Wall, Senior Spatial and IT Consultant, Insight GIS
4:00 pm “WHERE is the Future” - The Future of GIS: Panel Discussion
4:25 pm Wrap Up
4:30 pm Drinks, Canapes and Networking


Nigel Lester, Managing Director Pitney Bowes Software, Australia
Nigel Lester is Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand at Pitney Bowes responsible for the delivery of software and services across Pitney Bowes’ customer data, insight, communications, location intelligence and analytics offerings.
Nigel has worked in the Geospatial industry for over 20 years, working with companies such as MapInfo as well as Intergraph, BHP Billiton & Melbourne Water.
Nigel lives in Melbourne with his wife, Kate & 3 kids, Jemima, Campbell & Dougal. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and Land Information from RMIT.
Andrew Thomas, GIS & Asset Management Officer, Central Coast Council
Andrew has had the responsibility of implementing a GIS System into a greenfields site. His role has been to manage and integrate the GIS with council’s corporate applications (as well manage council’s assets!). Before taking the role with Central Coast he worked for Narrabri and Wellington Councils in NSW
Robert Rowell, Managing Director, Insight GIS
Robert has over 30 years experience in GIS and spatial information technology. He specialises in consultancy, particularly relating to the implementation of GIS into business processes and core information systems.
Mark Rippon, GIS Manager, Sustainable Timber Tasmania
Mark’s role is to providing IT mapping infrastructure and applications to enable STT to sustainably manage the 800,000 Ha of publicly owned production forest on behalf of all Tasmanians.
Michael Wall Senior GIS and IT Consultant, Insight GIS
Michael has over 18 years experience in assisting clients with the implementation and development of GIS and spatially related systems. This includes consultancy and technical training in areas such GIS software, data management, analysis and data output.
James Hall, Consultant, Pitney Bowes Software
James has been working in Location Intelligence for the past 10 years, having completed a Bachelor of Science in Computers and GIS. He has helped develop and deploy Geospatial solutions both in Australia and North America. James is passionate about Geospatial analysis, specialising in working with organisations of all sizes to help rethink tired processes, and visualise and enrich data to make better decisions.

For every attendee Insight GIS and Pitney Bowes will be donating $6.50 to Cystic Fibrosis Tasmania

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common life-shortening genetic conditions affecting Australians. It primarily affects the lungs and the digestive systems. People with CF undergo a grueling daily treatment regime to stay healthy.

65 Roses is Cystic Fibrosis’ national fundraising initiative. It raises awareness and essential funds to extend and improve the quality of life for people with cystic fibrosis.