GeoCom is the members’ event that’s open to all
GeoCom is the AGI’s annual, national conference. Each year we take a closer look at challenges and opportunities in the world around us. It’s an event for members of our own community, but also for people in the sectors and subjects with which we’re working.
This year, GeoCom is all about how we can improve productivity
We’ll show how Location Intelligence can deliver a more productive UK economy. Here in the UK, we have a geospatial industry that’s second to none ~ and there’s a new generation of Location Intelligence providers whose ambitions know no bounds.
From simple visualisations of ‘what can we find, where?’, to complex data integration, data analytics, and digital twins that have the power to transform business performance, we believe Location Intelligence holds many of the answers to the productivity puzzle.
What is productivity?
In a nutshell, a nation’s economy thrives on the goods and services delivered by its citizens. That rate of delivery is measured in terms of ‘productivity’ per person, per hour or year.
As skills, technology, and processes improve, so should the rate of productivity. Each worker should produce more, which should bring in more revenue and raise the hourly wage.
What is ‘the productivity puzzle’?
It’s the challenge we’ve faced since the Great Recession of June 2008. In terms of productivity, the UK has struggled to keep pace with its European counterparts.
In the first few months of 2018, we’ve seen a slight improvement in productivity. Economists think this may be due to three factors: more output from factories, weaker jobs growth, and an economy generating about the same output in fewer hours worked – but it’s not enough. More productive business would mean a much more prosperous country.
Where does geospatial information fit in?
The question is, ‘how can the geospatial industry help companies to be more productive, and to get much more out of the limited resources they have to hand?’
In every sector, we can help companies efficiently and effectively. This will enable those companies to increase their profits, pay higher wages and invest in their future.
Business Intelligence –
Business Intelligence (BI) is the technology-rich process of analysing huge amounts of data, helping managers and executives to make better, more-informed decisions.
It may involve a range of tools, applications, platforms and practices – but for many BI professionals, easy-to-understand maps are one of the best ways to visualise that data in a dashboard or report.
– and Location Intelligence.
Before you can start improving productivity, you must get to grips with the status quo. Knowing where things are happening exactly, and having a common way to visualise that situation, is the first step in making well-informed decisions to improve productivity.
Location Intelligence (LI) is a relatively new term for the spatial analytics’ tools that make those insights possible. LI provides an accessible way to visualise data, to identify a problem and analyse relationships, and – ultimately – to propose a solution.
Location intelligence delivers the confidence and provides the means to improve the nation’s productivity – as we’d like to show you, when book your place at GeoCom18.