The Indian geospatial industry is gradually undergoing a transition from data to knowledge, and from being a service driven to a solutions driven industry. Owing to the recent significant policy reforms announced by the Government of India, Geospatial industry can be regarded as the foundation of digital infrastructure in India and is at the helm of becoming one of the most potential industries to provide the nation with enormous socio-economic advantages.
Sara is the Manager, Information Systems for the South Australian State Emergency Service (SASES). In this role she has responsibility for all the operational and spatial information systems such as the SES Incident and Information Management System (SESIIMS/ WebEOC), Availability and Response systems (Respond52, SA Computer Aided Dispatch), Flood Intelligence system (FloodMon) and the SASES GeoHub.
Sara’s background is in the IT industry, working as a freelance IT consultant initially in the UK and then in Adelaide after migrating to Australia in 1995. Having been a volunteer with the SA Country Fire Service since 2001, she joined them as a member of staff in December 2009, with a focus on SA CAD improvemets.
In January 2013 Sara moved to the SA State Emergency Service to lead the SESIIMS/WebEOC project and then lead the introduction of a number of other information systems and geospatial projects. Sara also retains an operational role in both agencies.