SHRM India in partnership with Reliance Industries Ltd. is hosting the 4th HR Technology Conference & Exposition ‘SHRM India Tech’18’ in Hyderabad on 26-27 April 2018 at Hotel Novotel, Hyderabad. It is the biggest ever HR Tech meet in the country, which will bring together more than 1200 delegates from organizations across all sectors. This will transform Hyderabad into a melting pot of revolutionized HR Tech trends.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 290,000 members in more than 165 countries. The society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management.

This conference will dwell on some of the most important issues that have a direct bearing on how HR is practised. From the role of technology in organizational transformation and enhancing employee experience to steering the organization through digital transformation. Special talks and sessions from industry experts and thought leaders will deliver deep insights on the challenges and opportunities facing the practice of HR.

This conference brings together top HR industry experts, HR industry influencers, business expetse and decision makers, HR professionals and HR technology creators, creating the perfect networking and educative platform for the creation and exchange of ideas.

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WeAreDevelopers Congress brings together developers and IT professionals from all over Europe in one place. The aim of the congress is to connect developers with one another in order to spread knowledge and also to connect companies and startups with the best IT professionals. WeAreDevelopers has become a global brand in three years, working with large corporations like Microsoft, Google, Facebook, IBM, SAP, Adidas, Porsche and Informatik.

As previously announced, the WeAreDevelopers Congress, this year brings Steve Wozniak the founder of Apple, a computer pioneer and investor. As a Silicon valley icon, for the past three decades, Steve Wozniak helped shape the computing industry into what it is today. Today, he is a Chief Scientist at the data virtualization company, Primary Data. Among other things, Woz is also the founder of Electronic Frontier Foundation. Except ‘Woz’ John Romero joins again the list of lecturers. John is an award-winning game designer, level designer and programmer whose work portfolio includes 130 games, of which 107 have been published commercially. John Romero is the creator of timeless hits like Wolfenstein 3D and Quake. The lecture will be held by Angie Jones, senior automation engineer at Twitter, on the topic of development of ubiquitous networks. Angie took part in the development of automation strategies and a framework for countless software products. Also, she often shares her wealth of knowledge at conferences through technology workshops for talented girls programmers- Black Girls Code.

This year’s congress will be held as in the previous three years in Vienna, Austria and due to its exceptional interest, it is transferred to Austria Center Vienna, a facility with a total capacity of over 25,000 participants. Except lectures the conference also offers a place where developers can get to know and experiment with the latest inventions that will come out on the market. In order for all the guests to feel at home, besides the official part of the congress, the participants will have food courts, large amount of developers life fuel – coffee and access to various parties.

The best tickets still in circulation

The WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2018 will welcome 150+ speakers from all over 70 countries, have ten specialised tracks of workshops and talks and invites startups worldwide for this year’s startup competition.

Early bird tickets at their best price can still be purchased on the official website of the Congress


Startups and other companies can make team discounts with the contact of the WeAreDevelopers team at [email protected]


A huge technology revolution is happening in the world. And Geospatial Technology is the most important technology in this revolution and it is applied in all sectors.  It is applied in urban development, education, telemedicine, maintenance of roads, railways and waterworks, for analysis of demography, agriculture and in many other fields.

Geospatial technology is helping our government to achieve its goals in programs like Swachh Bharat, Pradhan Mantri Awaaz Yojana and Smart City Program. Space technology had entered all households in India.  India is one of the few countries in the world to make a big advance in geospatial technology. It is become a pioneer in geospatial technology. Our capability has been acknowledged and accepted by countries who have been working on space technology even before we started it.

Geospatial technology has become an essential part of new developmental progresses and it has transformed your country. Our government shows a progressive approach to geospatial technology and it is applied everywhere. Through this technology government monitors all the corners of our country and makes further plans for the development of our country. And this technology makes every project a success.

India is not only getting ahead but it is one of the few countries which has made a great advancement in geospatial technology in a short period. India will definitely make astounding developments in the future using geospatial technology.

Geospatial Media and Communications is pleased to announce the winners for The TechRuptors. The awards recognise young entrepreneurs, who have built new businesses or are making a difference in the success of their companies and, in many cases, are making positive and lasting contributions to the community. The award ceremony took place on the 17th January during the Gala Dinner of Geospatial World Forum 2018, in Hyderabad, India.


The Technology Disruptors are:

  • Wills Marshall, Co-Founder and CEO, Planet-Technology Disruptor: Will Marshall revolutionized the entire earth observation industry with satellites as small as a loaf of bread. Launched in 2010 from a garage, the company, earlier known as Planet Labs, today has the largest number of satellites in orbit.
  • Mark Johnson, Co-Founder and CEO, Descartes Labs- Disruptor in the Making: Mark is known as the pioneer of Artificial Intelligence in geospatial space. Under his leadership, Descartes Labs is teaching computers to see the world with deep learning and artificial intelligence. Its machine learning has created the first living atlas of the planet with the use of satellite imagery.
  • Steve Coast, Founder, OpenStreetMap- Social Disruptor: Inspired by the success of Wikipedia, Steve Coast founded OpenStreetMap in 2004 when he was still a student. It took a few years for the idea of an open map to catch on. Today OpenStreetMap is considered a prominent example of voulteered geographic information. It is among the most heavily used sources for mapping data for about 2 million registered uses. It is the defacto map for large chunks of the world. The project is still going strong, with new and improved data added to it everyday by anybody who sees the value in an open map project.
  • Javier de la Torre, Co-Founder and CEO, CARTO- Technology Disruptor: As a student of Agriculture Engineering and Environmental Science, Javier de la Torre is passionate about data and it’s potential to improve the way decisions are made. By 2012, Javier discovered the magic of location intelligence, when he moved ahead and founded CARTO with a vision to democratize data analysis and visualisation.
  • The TechRuptors Award is a natural extension of Geospatial Hall of Fame Awards which were presented at Geospatial World Forum 2017.


Geospatial Media and Communications is glad to announce the winners of this year’s Geospatial World Leadership Awards. The ceremony took place on January 17th, at Geospatial World Forum 2018, in Hyderabad, India.

A S Kiran Kumar, ISRO, was awarded a ‘Special Acheivement Award’ for being the backbone of ISRO’S path-breaking Innovations and outreach in the recent times. Kumar has been instrumental in commercialization of the Indian Space Industry by opening up ISRO to private players. Steve Berglund, CEO, Trimble, was fecilitated with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for transferring Trimble from a GNSS, surveying hardware company, to a leading geospatial solutions, and expanding into new verticals, all the while keeping the bottomline profitable.

Sanjay Kumar, CEO, Geospatial Media and Communications presented the awards to winners.

Other winners include:

  • Geospatial Ambassador of the Year- Dorine Burmanje, Chair of the Executive Board, Dutch Kadaster, The Netherlands.
  • Making a Difference- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Geospatial Business Leader of the Year- Howard Lance, CEO, Nazar Corporation.
  • Geospatial Solutions Company of the Year- AECOM.
  • Geospatial Technology Company of the Year- HERE.
  • Enabling Public Policy and Infrastructure- Natural Resources Canada.
  • National Geospatial Agency of the Year- United States Geological Survey (USGS).
  • Geospatial Hub of the Year- Geovation, UK.
  • Geospatial Woman Champion of the Year-Anna Hale Miglarese, CEO, Radiant Earth, USA.

Geospatial Media and Communications established the Geospatial World Leadership Awards to recognize and acknowledge geospatial leaders who have gone an extra mile and paved the way for our industry to follow.

Watch Geospatial world forum 2018 live where  delegates from 120+ countries come together to discuss about 4th industrial Revolution.

With the advent of information technology in the past half-century, geographic information has evolved as a common language of 7 billion people around the world. And disruptive tools have further integrated geographical information into broader IT and Engineering processes.

While disruption gets to be new normal, geospatial is getting ubiquitous, pervasive, and
‘by default’ in our daily living. As we prepare to enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution, driven by Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Internet of Things, and Robotics, geospatial aspires to be an integral part of this disruptive journey. However, in the process, it gets disrupted as well, opening its closely guarded boundaries to larger market drivers, and creating new growth opportunities, weathering through market forces and consumer behavior. A host of next generation entrepreneurs are joining the innovation bandwagon and beginning to explore the hidden treasure of spatial thinking, empowering IT-enabled services and optimizing engineering workflows and business processes.

Disruption is not only all about technological innovation, but also cuts across complete value chain of the business lifecycle. While opening new market opportunities, disruption brought a whole set of new business model towards delivering tangible information services in user friendly manner through a collaborative and interactive platform. Simplifying utility and value of geospatial knowledge for consumers became determining factor for successful business models.

At the same time, it also threatened the well-established heavy boundaries and challenged legacies of existing business ecosystems, leaving them with no options but to pursue transformation towards solutions-centric business models through collaborative platforms, embedding its capabilities with processes, workflows and systems of user industries, optimizing productivity and efficiency, and subsequently amplifying its value and impact in economy.

Though, geospatial industry is growing exponentially in terms of market size and its value impact in the world economy and society, its journey hasn’t been and going forward not likely to be smooth at all. The industry, which is very upbeat with technology innovation, rosy market prospects, defined value propositions and likely financial investments, is going through a churning process as it faces competition from unknown quarters, challenges from legacy practices, shortage of qualified manpower, deficit of market driven leadership, and above all ruthless consumer behavior. Such a transformation process would attract few casualties, forcing market consolidation and portfolio integration.

However, this initial painful experience is opening avenues for a larger pool of innovators
and business leaders, at the same time creating a collaborative environment to harness
larger business goals. Undoubtedly, geospatial industry is at the cusp of a digital revolution, simplifying and amplifying geospatial practices and values in world economy and society.

The 2018 edition of the Geospatial World Forum under the theme ‘GEO4IR: Geo-Enabling Fourth Industrial Revolution’, will be held between January 15 – 19, 2018 at Hyderabad International Convention Center, Hyderabad, India. Geospatial World Forum is the flagship event of the Geospatial Media and Communications.

Geospatial Media and Communications is the world’s largest geospatial knowledge platform. It aims to facilitate collaboration and demonstrate the value and benefits of geospatial technology for organizations, governments and citizens.

The event serves as a crucial platform to understand best practices and create opportunities for exchange of ideas between the government and the industry leaders. It is imperative for governments to participate in these events to understand best practices and facilitate the development of a successful local geospatial industry. These include encouraging the adoption of geospatial data in informing decisions in urban planning, health and emergency services, disaster management and environmental protection, modernizing technical infrastructure required for data collection and incentivizing private sector participation.

Geospatial World Forum also offers a unique opportunity to government and industry leaders to discuss how to design policies that make better use of geospatial technology to tackle economic and social issues.

The 2018 edition will discuss various aspects such as Smart City, Construction and Engineering, Location Intelligence, Defence and Public Security, Geospatial Innovation, Sustainable Development Goals, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence Internet of Things and more.

The conference will also host four key events under one roof – GeoBuiz Summit, AI&IoT Summit, Geo 4SDGS Forum and Location World.