Keynotes 2022

Keynote speakers (confirmed)


Ville Sirviö - June 15, 2022

 “Forecasting the future of data exchange”

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In his presentation, Ville Sirviö, the Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS) CEO, will elaborate past, present and future of data exchange in Europe. Besides interpreting particular ongoing initiatives, he'll talk about measuring and managing the environmental impact and other future developments that will affect the next generation of data exchange.

Ville Sirviö is the CEO of the Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS), a non-profit developing digital government infrastructure, best known for the X-Road® software. Having international experience in leading businesses ranging from start-ups to Nasdaq listed companies, he is also a board professional and advisor and keynote speaker on cross-border digital cooperation.



Prof. Maria Antonia Brovelli – June 16, 2022

“Training Machines with Geospatial Data”

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In machine learning era, one of the most relevant problems is availability and reliability of good datasets for training models. Talking about Geospatial Artificial Intelligence (GeoAI), geospatial data issues become the main concern. In the keynote, Prof. Brovelli will address the main issues from various perspectives related to available open data, optimized sampling, mitigations of data scarcity, and quality of the data itself, just to mention a few.

Maria Antonia Brovelli  - Professor of GIS at the Politecnico di Milano (PoliMI), member of the School of Doctoral Studies in Data Science at “Roma La Sapienza” University.  She is the chair of ISPRS WG IV/4 “Collaborative crowdsourced cloud mapping (C3M)”; former member of ESA ACEO (Advisory Committee of Earth Observation); co-chair of the United Nations Open GIS Initiative, Chair of the UN-GGIM (Global Geospatial Information Management) Academic Network, mentor of the PoliMI Chapter of YouthMappers and Associate Editor of the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information responsible for the Geospatial Artificial Intelligence area.


Mindaugas Pakalnis – June 17, 2022

„Geo-Information for City planning“


Chief Architect, The Head of Town Planning Department, Vilnius City Municipality


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