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Utility Line Inspection, Clearance
and Vegetation Management

February 24, 2022

a virtual conference for utility maintenance,

design, inspection and other operations

Sponsored by

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Media Partner

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Overview

A must attend event for anyone involved in utility maintenance, design, and other operations, including inspection and vegetation management, for both utility transmission and distribution networks. Attend and hear from experts who are innovators in field data collection technology, remote sensing and geographic information system applications to tie the flow of enterprise information to reportable actions and field maintenance advisories and on-call services.

Conference Format

Hosted on an exciting and interactive virtual event platform, this event features a virtual auditorium, plus intuitive one-on-one private meetings by video.  Meet and network with speakers, attendees and sponsors in custom video lounges.

 WHO WILL ATTEND:                                      

  • Investor-Owned Utilities (IOUs)

  • Public Utilities

  • Rural Electric Cooperatives

  • Utility Engineers

  • Utility Service Providers

  • DOTs

  • Railroads

  • Governmental Agencies

  • and more...

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Roundtable Discussions

Enjoy sharing insights with colleagues on a more informal basis? Curated virtual roundtables will give you and other members of the audience a chance to:

  • Connect on common industry challenges and successes

  • Build a sense of community and new connections

  • Evolve through benchmarking and peer learning

SPEAKERS

Event Emcee/Moderator

Panel Session Moderator

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Joseph Paiva

Principal, Geolearn LLC

Joseph V.R. Paiva, PhD, PS, PE is CEO of GeoLearn, an online education company providing online continuing education to the geospatial community.  Paiva's career includes surveying and engineering practice, including management and ownership, various roles including vice president at Sokkia and Trimble, several years as a consultant in various areas of surveying which included expert witness research and testimony. While his work at Sokkia and Trimble culminated with management responsibilities, his core work was in the areas of product development, application expertise and management of development teams.

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Dennis Fallon

Executive Director
Utility Arborists Association

Dennis Fallon is a Utility Arborist and Executive Director of the Utility Arborist Association. Prior to his current role he was responsible for leading vegetation management programs across several upper Midwest states on behalf of a large investor-owned utility. He’s also been an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he facilitated the Utility Vegetation Management Certificate Program – a combined effort of the Utility Arborist Association and the Utility Vegetation Management Association. Fallon has an undergraduate degree in Urban & Community Forestry and a Master’s degree in Forestry from the University of Minnesota-St. Paul.

Presenters  

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Sven Przywarra

Founder, Live EO

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Sven Przywarra founded the Earth observation company LiveEO together with Daniel Seidel in 2017. LiveEO is a global market leader in satellite-based infrastructure monitoring solutions. Prior to founding LiveEO, Sven and Daniel initiated NewSpaceVision, Europe's largest NewSpace event series, and podcast with the goal to connect the industry. At LiveEO, Sven and Daniel are leading a team of more than 70 people working on bringing the insights of Earth observation to utilities worldwide. Sven has recently been selected as one of Forbes 30 under 30. 

 

AGENDA

 

Thursday, February 24, 2022
All times in US Mountain time

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9:00am - 9:15am

Moderator's Welcome Remarks
 

Emcee and Moderator: Joseph Paiva
CEO, GeoLearn

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An introduction and overview of the day's proceedings.

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9:45am - 11:15am

Panel Discussion: Tools for Utility Line Inspection, Clearance
and Vegetation Management 

 

Panel Session Moderator:
Dennis Fallon, Executive Director, Utility Arborists Association

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This panel session will include professionals from organizations involved in the capture of vegetation encroachment insights via satellite, manned aircraft, unmanned aircraft, mobile mapping systems and boots on the ground. The participants will discuss the tools they use to capture the content used across various vegetation management tool sets. 

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11:15am - 11:45am

Monitoring Infrastructure Resources Using Space-Based Assets
 

Presenter: 
Sven Przywarra, Founder, LiveEO

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This session will discuss LiveEO’s capabilities in monitoring infrastructure resources/networks using space-based assets, with a specific focus on vegetation management.

 

SPONSORS

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Voxelmaps is building the world’s most accurate 4D volumetric model of the earth, combining high resolution scans using the latest LiDAR and HD imaging sensors, fused with temporal data. The result is a new form of mapping which provides superior levels of accuracy and information of the areas mapped. Voxelmaps has developed a technology that splits the planet into a dense matrix of multi-resolution voxels, each voxel has a permanent location and address. The automated feature extraction is performed using Voxelmaps’ developed AI software tools.