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ODI Fridays: Driving sustainable innovation with geospatial data

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Fri Jan 14, 2022 13:00

How the Ordnance Survey and Geovation’s OS Map & Hack used geospatial data to drive sustainable innovation

About this event

Join us on Zoom at lunchtime for our regular ODI Fridays talks. Once you’ve signed up, we’ll send you the link to join.

In this talk, Adam Mew (Developer Marketing Lead, Ordnance Survey) and Carly Morris (Head of Geovation, Ordnance Survey) share how the OS Map & Hack enabled geospatial data to be used to drive sustainable innovation across multiple industries and disciplines.

OS Map & Hack was a virtual hackathon dedicated to transportation and sustainability, bringing together teams across government, private enterprise, start-up, and academia communities. The outputs included new and enhanced solutions for Electric Vehicle (EV) infrastructure planning as well as routing and navigation apps, which enhance the consumer experience and the behaviours of owning and adopting EVs.

About the speakers

Carly Morris is the Head of Geovation at Ordnance Survey – a community of over 1800 start-ups, investors, corporate innovators and developers who all understand the power of location data. Her role is to lead the Geovation team and strategic direction of the business, offering accelerator programmes, innovation challenges and events in the UK and internationally.

Prior to joining Geovation, Carly was the Head of Innovation at International Airlines Group Cargo, where she led the global innovation strategy and worked with start-ups to test everything from drones to VR in the airline. She has received industry-wide recognition for her work, being featured in outlets such as CNBC and Women in Technology, and was a Tech Women 100 winner in 2020. Carly speaks 5 languages and in her spare time enjoys practicing them by travelling as much as possible!

A keen interest in future trends and innovation, Adam Mew is the developer marketing lead at Ordnance Survey, Great Britain’s national mapping agency. His role brings OS data and APIs into new and emerging markets, bringing its data platform closer to a growing audience of developers and data scientists.

Before OS, Adam spent time within the defence and national security sector at UK innovator Roke and Chemring, where he led focussed, strategic marketing initiatives and product launches for sensors, AI and data science solution designed for international military and law enforcement agencies. More notably, in the product development and go-to-market of Information and Electronic Warfare solutions.

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