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Smart Energy 26 Feb: Announced Plenary Speakers

BulbWith not long now until our Annual Event, we’re pleased to provide a little more information about the day. Geo:The Big5 established a step change in the content of AGI 2014 events and this continues into 2015. Whether you are working directly in an energy related role or not, the agenda brings together interests from all sectors as we champion the benefits that geographic information can bring to new markets and will be an inspiring start to our 2015 programme.

Our plenary speakers are real experts in their field and are also keen to join with us on 26 February to explore the role of GI in Smart Energy.

ChrisPhotoChris Stark is head of the Scottish Government’s Electricity Division, managing the Scottish renewable energy strategy, energy consents and the operation of the energy market in  Scotland.  He previously headed the Strategy Unit, the Scottish Government’s central strategy team.  Chris joined the Scottish Government in 2009, following an early career in Whitehall.  He has wide experience in economic policy making, following work in HM Treasury and the  Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.


Andy_KerrAndy Kerr became the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation’s Director in December 2010. A leading figure in the areas of low carbon policy and implementation, Andy uses his extensive experience of working with governments, businesses and academics to drive the strategic and practical development of the Centre. Previously, Andy worked in the private sector in the emerging international carbon and biofuel markets, working with companies to develop both strategic and practical management responses to emerging opportunities and legislation.


StuartMonroProfessor Stuart Monro is a prominent Scottish geologist and science communicator. He graduated in Geology from Aberdeen University in 1970 and then received his PhD from the University of Edinburgh while embarking upon a lengthy career with the British Geological Survey, making a number of distinguished contributions to the understanding of the geology of central Scotland and the application of geology to environmental issues. He was instrumental in establishing Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, the science centre and visitor attraction which opened in 1999 as a major Millennium Project that serves to facilitate a better public understanding of the processes that have shaped the earth.

In addition to the plenary presentations, we have a fantastic range of speakers demonstrating the latest thinking and case studies in applications of geographic information. The agenda includes time for networking, our annual event is a great opportunity to make valuable connections or catch up with existing contacts.

Booking is open, with significant discount available for AGI Members. We look forward to seeing you on 26 February!


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