The Future of the Profession | Online Panel

  • Live Stream
  • 28 February 2020

Live Online Panel: The Future of the Profession

  • Friday 28 February, 10:00 to 11:30 (NZ Time) UTC +13
  • Friday 28 February, 08:00 to 9:30 (AUS Time -Canberra) UTC +11
  • Thursday 27 February, 21:00 to 22:30 (UK Time) UTC
  • Thursday 27 February, 14:00 to 15:30 (US Time -Colorado) UTC -7

Survey and Spatial New Zealand & RICS invite you to watch a profound live online debate about the future of the surveying and spatial profession with renowned international and national panelists, bringing to the forefront of the discussion the drivers of change across the profession, the way we are responding to address the challenges and opportunities the profession needs, how AI is affecting the future of the sector and where we are heading - what to expect from the future.

Panel participants:
* John Hannah - Moderator (NZ)

- Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse - SSSI President (AUS)
- James Kavanaugh - RICS (UK)
- Derek Shanks - Trimble (USA)
- Don Grant - RMIT (AUS)
- Kat Salm - S+SNZ President (NZ)

    This event counts for 1.5 CPD points that will be automatically added to your records. You will be able to ask questions with slido.

    Resource: Future of the Profession Consultation Response Report (January 2019).

    Registrations Essential.

    Type: Live Stream Online Panel Event

    Members: FREE

    Non-members: $50 + GST

    Student Members: FREE

    RICS Members: Free - Use the promotional code provided by RICS.

    SSSI Members: Free - Use the promotional code provided by SSSI.

    The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is a professional body promoting and enforcing the highest international standards in the valuation, management and development of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.

    Survey and Spatial New Zealand is a membership organisation promoting and supporting all aspects of the spatial and surveying sector. This includes land, location-based spatial information, construction, resource management and housing, cadastral, engineering, hydrographic, geodetic surveying, land development and urban design.

    In July 2018 we changed our trading name to Survey and Spatial New Zealand reflecting an important milestone in our history. It builds on our proud history and encourages better collaboration, diversity and engagement in the future.

    *Registrations will close on the 26 February, 14:00 (NZ Time).


    • John Hannah

      John Hannah BSc, DipSci, MSc, PhD, MNZIS, RPSurv, completed his first two degrees at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Two years later, in 1974, he became a Registered Surveyor. In 1976 he began study at The Ohio State University, completing an MSc and a PhD, both in Geodetic Science. From 1982 until 1988 he was Geodetic Scientist, and then, subsequently, Chief Geodesist/Chief Research Officer with the Department of Lands and Survey, New Zealand. In 1990, after a 17 month appointment to the Chair in Mapping, Charting and Geodesy at the US Naval Postgraduate School, California, he returned to New Zealand as Director of Geodesy and subsequently, Director of Photogrammetry for the Dept. of Survey and Land Information. In 1993 he joined the University of Otago as Professor and Head of the School of Surveying. He relinquished this role at the end of 2004, moving to a part time appointment in 2007, and then retiring in 2012. He is now the Managing Director of his own consultancy, Vision NZ Ltd. He is a Past President of the NZ Institute of Surveyors.

      John is a Registered Professional Surveyor with particular expertise in three areas: geodetic reference systems; sea level analysis and sea level change; and the design and assessment of surveying curricula for tertiary teaching and research institutions.