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Session Overview
14-05: Marshall Plan for Digital Skills: How Worldwide Cadastral Updates Can Launch a (Global, Distributed) Marshall Plan for Digital Skills
Friday, 23/Mar/2018:
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Session Chair: Philip Auerswald, George Mason University, United States of America
Location: MC 2-800


How Worldwide Cadastral Updates Can Launch a (Global, Distributed) Marshall Plan for Digital Skills

Philip Edgar Auerswald1,2

1George Mason University, United States of America; 2Zilla Global LLC

The masterclass will bring together experts in the digital skills training with land management administrators and systems engineers to discuss how the process of creating spatial data infrastructure (SDI) can broad-based economic opportunities in countries around the world. The masterclass will also cover to achieving integration of the underlying data through a combination of low-cost connected sensors (the Internet of Things, or "IoT"); artificial intelligence (AI); and rapid-validation systems, potentially using the Blockchain. Finally, we will describe how the deployment of an end-to-end, sensor-enhanced, human-centered system of land management involves the development of distinct operational capabilities. The focus of the masterclass will be on proven models for leveraging public sector investment to create digital opportunity. Examples will be drawn from academia (e.g. MIT/Edx), startups (e.g. Andela), and corporations (e.g. Google). We will illustrate all these methods through the floods of 2017 in Peru.