Events

Thursday June 5, 2008
Start: 18:00
End: 20:00

Ross Smith and Jonathan Makin of PA Consulting, Denver will be delivering a presentation on a methodology developed by PA Consulting Group that enables GIS practitioners to build a robust Return on Investment (ROI) - based GIS Strategy.

In recent years there has been increasing pressure to improve business efficiencies, competitive advantage and resource utilisation. Whilst GIS technology is now mature the business aspects are paradoxically much less well developed. There are very few examples of the true business value of GIS projects, and no standardised methodology for estimating the value or return on investment of using GIS within organisations.

This presentation will provide an overview of a methodology developed by PA Consulting Group that enables GIS practitioners to build a robust Return on Investment (ROI) - based GIS Strategy and to establish the confidence with senior management that it can be delivered. The methodology will be published in August 2008 in a book co-authored by Ross and David Maguire of ESRI, and the presentation will be an invaluable introduction to the technique and will allow participants to assess where the benefits of the approach will lie in their workplace.

NB This event is free and open to members and non-members alike, but registration is required. If you would like to attend this event please register by sending an email to GSG.Event@Googlemail.com. As usual there will be opportunities for networking and refreshments will provided before and after the event.

Thursday July 10, 2008
Start: 18:00
End: 22:00

It is generally recognised that anybody with senior management and political responsibility should be active in climate change and carbon management issues. The BCS GSG has been considering climate change since Easter. In May Dr. Alun Jones gave a presentation at a Headstar event on INSPIRE, and will be giving an enhanced version of it as part of the event on 10th July.

NB This event is free and open to members and non-members alike, but registration is required. To register please send an email to GSG.Event@Googlemail.com

Monday September 8, 2008
Start: 18:00
End: 20:00

Jonathan Lowe will be giving a presentation based one he gave at this years Where 2.0, titled "A Data Source to Make Mashups Correct, Complete, Relevant and Revisited"

Jonathan Lowe
Giswebsite LLP

Wednesday September 24, 2008
Start: 18:15
End: 20:00

A free event sponsored by the BCS North London Branch:

Mobile Location-Based Services (LBS) have been ‘the next big thing’ for years now, but have not materialised due to a mixture of technical and business constraints. With increasing numbers of mobile phones being equipped with Wi-Fi and GPS receivers, this looks set to change.
What are the main location technologies and how do they work? What technical, business and social challenges do companies face when developing LBS for mobiles? What LBS can we expect to see on mobiles in the next 2-3 years? How will current favourites such as social networking and online advertising evolve in a location-aware world? This talk will address these questions and more.

Join us at this dynamic free event to learn more and share your views.

Our expert presenters are:

* JUSTIN DAVIES Founder & CTO, NinetyTen/Buddyping,
http://www.ninetyten.com http://www.buddyping.com
* ANDREW GRILL Mobile Advertising Evangelist
http://www.andrewgrill.com/blog/
* GARY GALE Head of UK Engineering, Yahoo! Geo Technologies,
www.ygeoblog.com , developer.yahoo.com/geo/

*NB* As usual registration is required. Please see http://www.nlondon.bcs.org/nextevent.html for more details.