Learn about how Google Maps can solve tough business problems and provide clear solutions.

Are you a decision maker?

Come to our Business Forum and hear from:


david yee

David Yee from NSW Traffic Management Centre will talk about using Google Maps to address travel, transport and planning challenges.

About David :-

David Yee has more than 18 years experience in various areas of traffic and transport engineering and management. He is currently the intelligent transport systems (ITS) strategy and portfolio manager for NSW’s Transport Management Centre, developing strategies and plans, and delivering the Centre’s technology investments that will assist in optimising TMC’s transport management business performance.

nathan quadros

Dr. Nathan Quadros : Business Development Manager from CRC for Spatial Information will be speaking about how Google Maps was used to produce an award winning tool which controlled flooding and had a profound effect on the Vanuatu community.

About Nathan :- 

Dr Nathan Quadros joined the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI) from the then Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE).

At the CRCSI he has managed and advised on numerous LiDAR projects around Australia and the Pacific. In particular, he has been coordinating the delivery of bathymetric and topographic LiDAR to Tonga, PNG, Vanuatu and Samoa, along with the training and capacity building for these countries to use the data.

Nathan is currently the Education Manger and a Business Development Manager at the CRCSI. He sits on the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Commission for the Australian Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI).

whai jing





Whai Jing Jong from the Sydney olympic park authority will talk about how they use Google Maps to provide a better experience for their customers.

About Whai Jing:-

Whai Jing’s career in website technologies spans over a decade, and he has worked at NSW Government agency Sydney Olympic Park Authority for the past seven.

He is responsible for the management and strategy of the Authority’s suite of websites, customer databases, maps and other web applications.

Whai Jing is driven and passionate about customer service, problem solving and continually analyses new technologies to identify opportunities to improve processes and create efficiencies.



Rhonda Robati : Head of Sales & Marketing from Geoop will be speaking about how they use Google Maps to help save businesses time by managing mobile workforces effectively.

About Rhonda :- 

Rhonda has over 25 years experience in global sales and operations in the software and services industry. Prior to joining GeoOp she was a Commercial Sales Director with Salesforce.com for over 2 years, former Director of Mid Market Sales for Asia Pacific at McAfee, and previously Software Spectrum. Rhonda brings world class sales expertise to GeoOp from extensive experience in software industry.


Jakub Felinski : CEO from Fleetsu will be speaking about the Fleetsu journey in selecting their next mapping provider.

About Jakub :-

Jakub has over 13 years of IT experience, leading and designing innovative technology solutions. Prior to establishing Fleetsu – the Next Generation Fleet Management startup, he has worked as IT Architecture Group Manager at WesTrac CAT, RM Education Australia/UK, IBM Czech Republic and Polish National Post.


Paul Farrell : Managing Director from NGIS will be talking about how Google Maps can be used innovatively to solve the most pressing business problems in a simple and elegant way.

About Paul :-

Paul is a recognised leader in the Australian GIS and IT community with more than 22 years’ extensive experience, both in Australia and internationally.

From 1996-2000, Paul was based in the Asia-Pacific region and established the NGIS operations internationally. He was able to successfully weather the Asian Financial Crisis, continuing to win and manage many projects in the Asia-Pacific region.

After returning to Perth in 2000, Paul’s entrepreneurial, business acumen and successes was recognised by being a winner of the WA Business News 40 under 40 awards and a finalist in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards.

Paul is currently the Managing Director of NGIS Australia and a board member of the Australian Information Industry Association, as well as being a past National Chairman of the Spatial Industry Business Association.

Paul is strategic thinker who has a passion for seeing how far spatial information can change business and society for the better.

jack green

Jack Green from NGIS will talk about how Google Maps can address the complex needs and challenges facing sporting organisations and sporting Facilities.

About Jack :-

Jack has been working as part of the GIS industry for over ten years and has a range of experience across Desktop and Web GIS Applications. Jack has worked in a range of roles including as a Desktop GIS Analyst, Field GIS Officer and Applications Developer giving him knowledge from End User through to Solution Architect.  During his time at NGIS, Jack has worked on designing bespoke solutions integrating existing systems with Google Enterprise technology. Jack has applied this knowledge across a number of different industries including State & Local Government, Sport & Recreation, Mining, Infrastructure, Agribusiness and Education.


Richard Bentley from NGIS will demonstrate how Google Maps was used to help customers get to where they needed to quickly within Fiona Stanley Hospital.

About Richard 

Richard has more than 33 years’ experience in the spatial industry. With a wealth of knowledge in development and implementation of GIS solutions, he has a strong understanding of the commercial benefits achievable through the application of GIS technology within the a commercial environment. At NGIS, Richard is the Business Unit Leader for Google Products with clients across Australia and New Zealand.

His strength is analysing how location based data can impact on business processes in the implementation of organisational change. Prior to NGIS, Richard has 10 years in Mineral Exploration where he managed GIS for major mining company WMC Limited. In this role, he was responsible for implementing a company-wide strategy for managing rapid access to data worldwide. Richard also has seven years’ experience as a cartographer in the public sector with large and medium-scale topographic and cadastral mapping (Torrens and Deeds Office systems).

Richard is a past chair and deputy chair of the Western Australian Land Information System (WALIS) Advisory Committee, an organisation which provided key input at a strategic level on the use of spatial data across WA Government and the broader community and was awarded a WALIS Recognition Pin, to recognise those individuals that have made a notable contribution to WALIS.

Topics Covered

  • Smart Workforce
  • Smart Traffic
  • Smart Transport
  • Smart Communities

Tuesday 18 August 2015 8:00am – 12:00pm: $99 + GST (morning tea provided) @ MCG, Melbourne.

Are you a techie? (limited tickets available!)

Come to the Tech Bootcamp and experience a “hands-on” Google Maps session led by Vaughn:-


Vaughn Muirhead has been a GIS professional for more than eight years and is currently a Senior GIS Consultant with NGIS Australia. Through his career, Vaughn has worked with a broad array of GIS technologies across a number of organizations in both the private and public sector. Over the last four years, Vaughn has specialized in Google Enterprise GIS and Cloud technologies. Vaughn works with a large number of organisations, including state and local governments, air traffic, heritage, mining, property, and farming to architect, develop, teach and support Google Enterprise technology and solutions to areas in need.

Tuesday 18 August 2015 1:00pm – 5:00pm : $299 + GST (afternoon tea provided) @ MCG, Melbourne

Register your interest today to secure your place.

Don’t forget to attend the Geonext Conference the next day. We will be there!

The MCG is only minutes away from the heart of the city, with all forms of transport within easy access including a pedestrian bridge connecting to Federation Square and a short walk across the road to the Hilton on the Park.

Use the GeoNext what3words to find the entrance – go to solid.crowds.door.