GISMO 25th Anniversary

GISMO's 25th Anniversary CelebrationPreliminary Program Schedule
May 1, 2015

1:00-1:05pm Welcoming Remarks
Matthew Knutzen, President, GISMO; Geospatial Librarian, NYPL Map Division
1:05-1:20pm Introductory Remarks
Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President
1:20-1:50pm GISMO history, restructuring and future
Jack Eichenbaum, Board Member, GISMO; Queensborough Historian
GISMO History
Alan Leidner, Board Member, GISMO; Chair, Regional Committee, NYS GIS Association; Co-Founder and Co-Director, NYGeoCATS
9/11, NYC Basemap, recent GISMO evolution
Matthew Knutzen, President, GISMO; Geospatial Librarian, NYPL Map Division
GISMO today and tomorrow (2040)
1:50-2:00pm GISMO Shout Outs
John Konarski, President, American Geographical Society
• Steve Antonelli, Former GISMO Newsletter Publisher
• Dorothy Nash, Former GISMO Chair
Sharon Sputz, Director of Strategy Programs, Columbia Data Science Institute
• Zvia Naphtali, GIS Instructor, NYU and Longtime GISMO Leader
David LaShell, Sr. Account Executive, ESRI
• Council Member Stephen Levin, NYC District 33
• Carl Anderson, President, URISA
• Bruce Posner, Early GIS Organizer and Supporter
• Alan Shark, President, Public Technology Institute
• Susan Nixson, President, NYS GIS Association
• Eric Herman, Chair, NYS Geospatial Advisory Council
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff, NJ State Treasurer
Bruce Oswald, Former Director NYS GIS Division
William Johnson, NYS Geographic Information Officer
2:00-2:45pm Panel Discussion: Student Views
Moderator: Steven Romalewski, Board Member, GISMO; Director, CUNY Mapping Service
Panelists: • Sam Hudis, Hunter College
• Ragnar Thrastarson, Lehman College
• Phoebe Mankiewicz, McGill University
• Korin Tangtrakul, Pratt Institute
2:45-3:00pm Open Mike
3:00-3:30pm Break for Refreshments
3:30-4:15pm Panel Discussion: Remote Sensing, UAVs, The Cloud, Big Data Analytics
Moderator: Sean Ahearn, Director, CARSI; Professor, Department of Geography, Hunter College
Panelists: • Andre Skupin, Professor, Department of Geography, San Diego State University
• Carsten Kessler, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Hunter College
• Sean Ahearn, Director, CARSI; Professor, Department of Geography, Hunter College
4:15-5:0pm Panel Discussion: Crowd Sourcing, Social Media and NYC’s GIS Startup Scene
Moderators: Noreen Whysel, Board Member, GISMO; Community Manager, OWASP Foundation
Jessie Braden, Board Member, GISMO; Director, Spatial Analysis and Visualization Initiative at Pratt Institute
Panelists: • Noel Hidalgo, BetaNYC, a Code for America brigade
• Aileen Gemma Smith, Vizalytics, MindMyBizApp
• Lela Prashad, NiJeL
• Steven Adler, Ebola Data Map, Africa Open Data Meetup
5:00-5:15pm Open Mike
5:15-5:20pm Closing Remarks
Matthew Knutzen, President, GISMO; Geospatial Librarian, NYPL Map Division
5:20-6:00pm Break for Refreshments