Executive Breakfast Meeting 2019, Lagos

Sambus Geospatial Nigeria Limited, a geospatial technology integration firm, hosted its second Executive Breakfast Meeting on Tuesday, 3rd of September 2019 at the EKO Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos. 

The second edition of the Executive Breakfast Meeting explored how productivity can be boosted in the Nigerian Market using geospatial technology. With the theme “Spatial & Artificial Intelligence: The Emerging Trends for Economic Growth”, the event was well attended by over 100 people and covered by the media, notably Business Day – Nigeria.

Professionals from varied fields of specializations including Seaport, Real Estate, Health Services, Oil and Gas, Financial Services, Academia, Insurance sectors, were available as the meeting was designed to engage and create an increased awareness to the Nigerian market the application of Geographic Information System (GIS) the fields mentioned. The meeting also demonstrated the essence of Esri’s ArcGIS software technology for national development through enhanced data collection, analysis, sharing and the integration of artificial intelligence & geospatial analysis. The meeting aptly highlighted the revered role of the ArcGIS platform for greater insight and informed decision making.

Two Guest/Lead Speakers, Mr. Olu Akanmu, the Executive Director, Retail Banking, First City Monument Bank and Dr. Alex B. Owusu, Senior lecturer in GeoInformation Science and expert in Geospatial Intelligence from George Mason University, USA,  graced the occasion by expressing the comprehensiveness of GIS technology in various organizations

The Managing Director of Sambus Geospatial Limited, Mrs. Akua Aboah-Baffoe spoke on the relevance of GIS and Geospatial Technology in Nigeria and the impact Sambus Geospatial Nigeria Limited has had on the nation’s geospatial landscape.

She went on further to lay emphasis on the integration of ArcGIS. She said that ArcGIS Suite, combines the science of geography with powerful GIS technology to help Geo-scientists and other ArcUsers gain deeper insight, which guides them into making smarter location based decisions in various economic activities, including the oil and gas sector, security, finance, utilities, communication, transportation, and non-governmental sectors.

Dr. Owusu, gave an overview of the emerging trend of Artificial and Location Intelligence integration, citing examples of various studies in Ghana aided with Esri’s ArcGIS technology. He acknowledged the support of Sambus Geospatial Limited in the pioneering work GIS has contributed to the University of Ghana.

At the close of the event, the imperative role GIS plays in our daily lives, our economy and our world was well established through an interactive question and answer session, as the audience understood the usefulness of GIS tools in curbing economic problems, hence serving as the most effective tool for monitoring and evaluation across every industry

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