Podcasts

LOCATE PODCASTS

Nadine Alameh

Join Nadine Alameh on a whirlwind exploration of why the world needs interoperability, the challenges industries face globally with innovation, and why diversity is so important for a better future.

Nyall Dawson

Explore the importance of the open-source community to the broader geospatial community with Nyall Dawson, delving into his journey, his love of cartography and the future of our industry.

Karen Joyce

Join Karen Joyce to examine the importance of getting children excited about spatial and surveying, about helping teachers have resources in this space, and why diversity is so important for our industry’s future.

Bruce Thompson

Hear from Bruce Thompson about how spatially-enabled digital twins will transform the future of many industries as well as our geospatial industry, and what the future of work will look like.

Adam Ferrier

How do we as an industry need to better tell our story to our clients and potential clients as we adopt new ways of doing things and new technologies? Listen to sage advice from Adam Ferrier!

Graeme Newton

Join the CEO of Cross River Rail Delivery Authority, Graeme Newton, to hear about some real-life examples of how convergences take place, why collaboration can create better business outcomes and why innovation brings it all together.

PAUL REED

In this episode, we speak with Paul Reed, Convenor of the Locate20 and Locate21 Conferences, Chair of SSSI QLD and Principal Surveyor and owner at East Coast Surveys (Aust) Pty Ltd. We have a delightful conversation with Paul about what makes Locate Conferences unique, how Locate is designed to make a tangible difference to the future of the industry, and what the themes of this year’s conference mean. Along the way, we speak about the strengths of our industry, how we can embrace new ways of thinking as we move into the future, and why it’s a great industry to be part of.

GARY JOHNSON

Join us to speak today with Gary Johnson, Chief Innovation Officer with ESRI Australia, who is a Keynote Speaker Sponsor for Locate21. We explored today with Gary how we can think differently about spatial as being fundamentally grounded in business solution-making, and how approaching the work we do to deliver joy can create a broader impact for the way that other industries understand what spatial and surveying are about.

Maurits van der Vlugt

Journey with us as we speak with Maurits van der Vlugt, Chair of the Locate Conferences Australia Board, about where the Locate conferences have come from, and how the themes of Locate bring our community together for a brighter future.

Peter Woodgate

In the latest episode of the Locate Podcast, we speak with Peter Woodgate, who is a true leader in our industry, about the 2030 Space and Spatial Industry Growth Roadmap, what ‘tech for good’ means for the future of location intelligence and the opportunities for growth for our industry’s future. Join us on July 22nd for a Q&A session with Peter as part of Locate Connect, to hear more about what lies beyond Agenda 2026 and take the themes of our conversation today further.

MELISSA HARRIS

Join us for this fantastic opportunity to catch up with Melissa Harris, Executive Director, Strategic Land Assessment and Information, Land Use Victoria within the Local Infrastructure group of the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Deputy Chair of ANZLIC, the Australia and New Zealand Land Information Council. She has many incredible gems of wisdom to offer around her perspectives of the spatial industry after working in town planning, what the future holds for our industry, and some great leadership lessons she’s learnt over time.

Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse

Join us for this insightful and thought-provoking conversation with Dr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse, diving into his journey from one of India’s premier Universities through to where he is today as Executive Director, Strategic Consulting & International Relations with Spatial Vision and President of the Surveying and Sciences Institute. We spoke about the role of the development of standards for the future of our industry, tech for good, how COVID is evolving the way we all work and ‘Convergence, Collaboration and Community – towards a stronger economy’, the theme for Locate Connect and Locate21.