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OS at Digital Shoreditch

We’re here at the Festival to wow you with stories that show how location is at the heart of the best emerging ideas and technologies.

Here’s what you can experience with us:

    > Take part in an interactive challenge. See how 3D data is used to support real life decision making – and explore how quickly you can find the answers on our 3D data simulator.

    > We’ve created an iOS app to help you navigate your way around the maze of rooms in Shoreditch Town Hall Basement.

    > Five of our people, including our Head of Mobile and Head of APIs, feature among the exciting line-up of speakers at DS2015

    > Author, photographer and endurance swimmer – the first person ever to swim from Land’s End to John O’Groats – Sean Conway will lead a run from Shoreditch to Clerkenwell Green, where he’ll talk about his incredible adventures.

    But this time we’re also staying on in London for the morning after – and many more after that – because we’ve just opened our brand new Geovation Hub in nearby Clerkenwell Green, and we want to let you know how we can help you next development be the next big thing.

    So, come and talk to us and find out what OS can do for you.

    OS Data Simulation Experience

    Shoreditch Town Hall Basement

    11 – 15 May

    Few people know that OS data is used to underpin £100 billion in the British economy and that it touches everyone’s lives on a daily basis. It is used for supermarket home deliveries, insurance premiums and Sat Navs as well as being used by Government organisations to drive efficiencies in waste collection, bus routing and other essential services such as the emergency services.

    We wanted to design an experience to let our audience to see that location plays a key part in defining our life choices, building business and running the country, and much of it starts with OS data.

    At Digital Shoreditch we are showcasing our new experiential control centre simulator, which uses 3D oblique imagery to create a visualisation of Bournemouth, into which a gaming element has been introduced.

    We have created an immersive first person interactive experience. Users of the simulator are given a choice of imagined scenarios, from simply flying a plane over a 3D landscape, to making crucial decision around the siting of critical infrastructure and even the routing of life saving emergency services.

    We hope the OS Data Simulation Experience provides an insight into the potential and power of OS location data.

    Come along to Shoreditch Town Hall Basement during Digital Shoreditch and find out more for yourself.

    Digital Shoreditch Basement App

    We’ve developed an app to help visitors navigate their way around the Shoreditch Town Hall Basement Exhibition. When you download our iOS app, you’ll be able to experience the exhibition and the basement in all its quirky glory:

    • Search for exhibits
    • Find out more information about the exhibits
    • Find your current room location using an interactive map
    • See a route to a room from your current location
    • See which rooms you’ve visited, and for how long
    • Flag your ‘favourite’ exhibits

    Available for free to download now in the iTunes Store.

    Geovation Hub

    Shhh, were launching Britain’s pioneering location-data lab this week in Clerkenwell Green. A place where you can collaborate, exchange ideas, innovate and be inspired by access to brilliant geospatial data. But were only telling people who are attending Digital Shoreditch at the moment, so come to our open house (Get me to the Hub - 20.05.15), or visit geovationhub.uk for more info.

    Imagine. Explore. Create. Discover

    Get me to the Hub – OPENHOUSE

    Geovation Hub, 1 Sekforde Street, Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0BE

    Wednesday 20th May, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

    Run with Sean Conway from Shoreditch Town Hall to the brand new Geovation Hub in Clerkenwell Green. Sean has just completed the Ultimate British Triathlon, cycling, swimming and, most recently, running – unsupported – from John O’Groats to Land’s End. He’ll feature in Sean Conway: Running Britain, a Discovery Channel documentary that charts his journey. It airs in a few weeks’ time. Meet us at Shoreditch Town Hall at 5pm; we’ll set off at 5.15pm. If you don’t want to run and just want to come to the Open House event, that’s fine – join us at the Hub from 5.45pm.

    Let us know if you are taking part by registering your interest at www.geovationhub.uk.

    Trend Café

    Geovation Hub, 1 Sekforde Street, Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0BE

    Thursday 21st May

    8:00am – 9:15am

    Come and join us in our first ever Trend Café session where we will learn and share all the latest trends on consumer and society behaviour, technology, business, and every trend that might have an impact in the very near future. Location is ubiquitous and pervasive in everything we do today and any trend can have a link and an impact on how we get, analyse, use and distribute information, built products, services, solutions, you name it. We will built a radar to detect strong signals and follow closely how they evolve but also we will make sure we are aware of weak signals that we can start making a big impact and disruption in the years ahead.

    Our speakers at #DS2015

    WhenSpeakerSessionSession format
    Mon 11 May
    2.40pm – 3pmBen Scott-Robinson Kagouls, bobble hats and getting sexy outdoorsMain stage talk
    Tues 12 May
    11.50am – 12pmCathrine Armour Innovation Addiction? Feed it at the Clerkenwell hostel for map geeksCouncil Chamber talk (2nd room)
    4.25pm – 4.35pmGary GaleWe know where you live. In a good way. How OS’s data makes your life better, and the dull stuff easier.Lightning talk – Town Hall
    Wed 13 May
    10.15am – 10.25amMiranda SharpZombie Apocolypse: We’re here to help!Lightning talk – Town Hall
    2.15pm – 3.05pmNick TurnerInteractive art from Big Data
    Interactive workshop (limited to 15 spaces)

    Gary Gale, Head of APIs

    A self-professed map addict, Gary has worked in the mapping and location space for over 20 years through a combination of luck and occasional good judgement.

    He is co-founder and director of Malstow Geospatial, a consultancy firm offering bespoke consulting and services in the geospatial, geotechnology, maps and location based services fields. This means Gary is currently consulting as Head of APIs for the Ordnance Survey, Britain’s mapping agency.

    A Fellow of the RGS, he tweets about maps, writes about them and even makes them.

    Cathrine Armour, Innovation Programme Manager

    Originally from Australia, Cathrine has worked in the consulting, spatial and manufacturing industries across the Middle East, South East Asia, India and the UK.

    She holds responsibility for the delivering the vision, mission and objectives of OS Innovation encompassing stakeholder management, facility acquisition, organisational development, 3rd Party engagement, operational management and developing the strategy and business plan for achieving OS Innovation business goals.

    Miranda Sharp, Smart Cities Practice Lead

    Miranda Sharp heads the Smart Cities Practice and Commercial Sales function at OS, using data and capability to improve citizens’ experience of their environment and infrastructure. As a lapsed chemist rather than geographer she’d rather understand the case for place in business decisions than look at maps.

    Nick Turner, Strategic Lead on address management

    Nick Turner works for Ordnance Survey as their Strategic Lead on address management practice across multiple markets and sales verticals. With over 15 years of experience as an address and spatial data management professional Nick has been leading on the integration of the country’s national address gazetteer into national Police, Revenue, Taxation, Utility, Financial Service and Health systems.

    Over the last 12 months Nick’s career has taken an interesting twist as he’s now leading strategy and development of Ordnance Surveys data API catalogue, taking OS into a new area of technology and services.

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