Forthcoming Events


Spatial Finance Connect: What Geospatial Data and Analysis Could Financial Institutions Require

14th November 2019 | Geovation, Sutton Yard, 65 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7EN

'Spatial finance' is the integration of geospatial data and analysis into financial theory and practice. We launched the Spatial Finance Initiative (SFI) this year to "mainstream geospatial capabilities enabled by space technology and data science into financial decision-making globally."

This vision is now possible as the result of rapid developments in data capture (cheaper sensors and platforms, particularly new satellite constellations with much more regular revisit periods) and data processing (developments in AI and cloud-based computing to scan and interpret imagery quickly), as well as continuous improvements in predictive modelling (that help to turn geospatial data into insights).

These capabilities will upend the current information asymmetries that exist between companies and their investors, and between financial institutions and their regulators. Spatial finance has the potential to transform the availability of information in our financial system creating a significant opportunity for the financial services industry.

Spatial Finance Connect events are designed to help current and future financial institution users of spatial finance to connect with producers of new spatial finance products and services. Our second Spatial Finance Connect event will be held on Thursday 14th November from 14:00 to 18:00pm at Geovation (Sutton Yard, 65 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7EN) and it is intended for suppliers and producers of geospatial data and analysis for the financial sector.

Join us if you are a business, organisation, or researcher interested in or currently developing spatial finance research, products, and services. During this half-day event you will get an opportunity to:

  • Hear directly from various financial institutions on their needs for geospatial data and use cases
  • Interact with a panel of geospatial and finance sectors experts
  • Learn about SFI initiatives and collaboration opportunities in this field
  • Network over a drink

To find out more about the day and to secure your place, please register here or email events@smithschool.ox.ac.uk


Please also see our event archive for past events.