Paul Farrell, Manager, Managing Director, NGIS Australia

The Future of Location Intelligence


In 2020, there will be 20.4 billion connected “things” in use, up from 8.4 billion in 2017. From smartphones to sensors to appliances to stoplights, the exponential growth of connected devices (dubbed the Internet of Things) is creating an overwhelming amount of data about what we do, how we do it, and where it happens. This talk looks at this future, the forces that are influencing it and the role that WA is and can play in shaping that future.


Paul is a strategic thinker who has an appetite for seeing how far spatial information can change business and society for the better. He is sought after by both government and commercial entities to explore opportunities for business transformation by making data and technology open, accessible and location enabled. NGIS is a complete provider of mapping and location technology solutions to large enterprises, working with globally recognised technology companies such as Google. Paul is involved in many boards and a past National Chairman of SIBA (Spatial Industry Business Association).