Tuesday and Wednesday, 25 and 26 July 2017. Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, South Africa.
Virtual reality, BIM, CAD, GIS, big data, geospatial, and sound and vibration technologies will be in the spotlight at SA GeoTech 2017 which is being held on 25 and 26 July 2017 at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. Sound and vibration engineering expert, Annie Bekker, and virtual reality authority, Johan Louw, have joined geospatial-technology evangelist, Geoff Zeiss, and building information modelling (BIM) guru, Vaughan Harris, as keynote speakers at the conference and exhibition.
Annie Bekker is the Director of the Sound and Vibration Research Group at the University of Stellenbosch. The group is currently focussed on human responses to sound and vibration in the occupational environment and vibration-related responses of polar supply and research vessels in the Arctic and Antarctic. She will be talking about the work done by the Sound and Vibration Research Group and the work it has been doing on the SA Agulhas II. Emerging research focuses for the group include topics in operational modal analysis, rotational dynamics and the use of big data for decision aiding.
Johan Louw is the manager of the University of Pretoria’s world class Virtual Reality Centre. The centre strives to be an innovative resource for bringing real-world scenarios to learners to enhance their exposure to their chosen industry; and also allows technical and other practitioners to simulate plans and designs in a risk-free environment with minimal time and resource allocation. Louw will be detailing how exposure to an immersive experience which portrays data visually, makes it easier for project managers to make decisions and improve on their project designs and other activities that operationalise their strategies.