Virtual User
Conference 2020



JMap, K2’s map integration
platform, is currently
deployed and used by over 475 organizations.



Founded in 1995,
K2 celebrates
its 25th anniversary this year!



The community also includes
over 300 administrators who manage JMap on a daily basis
in their respective organizations.



The JMap community boasts
over 200,000 users from all
over the Americas, as well as in Europe and in Africa.

About the conference:

K2 Geospatial is hosting the ninth edition of the JMap International Users Conference, which will take place on October 28. Exceptionally this year, the conference will be held virtually, bringing together all members of the JMap community throughout the world, in a spirit of connection and knowledge sharing.

During this conference, several experts from various fields will discuss complex issues related to tomorrow’s cities. Attendees will also be brought up-to-date on JMap’s latest developments and on recent projects K2 and its partners have been working on.

In the weeks following the conference, users will have the opportunity to connect with the guest experts and to deepen their knowledge of JMap through technical workshops. During these workshops, K2’s team will be available to answer your questions, thus allowing you to learn more about the platform’s many applications. Details regarding these workshops will be announced soon


Technical workshops, held over a period of several weeks, will allow you to deepen your knowledge of JMap.


Boyd Cohen, urban and climate strategist working in the area of sustainable development and smart cities.


K2’s team will present JMap’s latest developments and discuss the company’s current and upcoming projects. Some of our partners and clients will also present their projects related to the platform.


Experts from various fields will discuss complex issues relating to the cities of tomorrow.

The ninth user
a virtual edition


9:00 a.m. Opening of the conference

  • Jacques Charron, President and founder of K2 Geospatial, will offer guests a welcoming address and share his vision for the evolution of K2.

9:25 a.m. Keynote - Boyd Cohen: Happy Cities, Interoperability and Mobility on Demand

  • Boyd Cohen obtained his PhD in strategy and entrepreneurship in the University of Colorado in 2001. Since then he has balanced academic and entrepreneurial pursuits in the Americas and Europe. He has published three books on sustainable entrepreneurship and urban innovation and dozens of peer reviewed articles. He developed the Smart Cities Wheel and the Happy Citizen Hexagon and was a regular contributor to Fast Company for years. Boyd moved to Barcelona in 2015 where he became Dean of Research at EADA Business School and then left academia behind as he co-founded Iomob, a next generation Mobility as a Service solution offered to major public and private transportation and travel industry organizations. Iomob has won several mobility industry awards, participated in prestigious accelerators including Techstars and Wayra and has deployed its technology integrating major public and private mobility services throughout the world including in Sweden, Spain, the UK and New Zealand.

10:10 a.m. Overview of JMap’s New Features

  • Jean-Robert Desbiens Haddad, Chief Technology Officer, will present JMap’s latest developments.

10:40 a.m. Dynamic Territorial Observatory of the Communauté Métropolitaine de Montréal

  • Cédric Marceau, CMM
  • Nicolas Delffon, Anagraph

11:05 a.m. Iporta: a Portal Dedicated to Smart Buildings

  • Christophe Bouvard, Visiativ
  • Jean-Charles Genois, Visiativ

11:30 a.m. Working With JMap as a Road Infrastructure Management System in Côte d'Ivoire

  • Yao Eudes Loh, Tecina International
  • Claude Hugo Koubikana, Tecina International
  • Alexandre Mobiot, Tecina International

12:00 p.m. Lunch break

1:30 p.m. Info-RTU: How to Do Better, With Lower Costs

  • Denis Courchesne, Info-Excavation

1:50 p.m. Standardization and Interoperability Between and JMap

  • Tom Landry, Computer Research Institute of Montreal
  • Jean-Robert Desbiens-Haddad, K2 Geospatial

2:10 p.m. Infrastructure Management at the Québec City International Airport Using the Eos Arrow 100 GPS and JMap Survey

  • Line Renaud, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport
  • Jean-Yves Lauture, Eos Positioning Systems

2:30 p.m. Artificial Intelligence in Service of Municipal Regulations

  • Line Renaud, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport
  • Alain Tapp, IVADO
  • Jacques Charron, K2 Geospatial

3:00 p.m. Discussion Panel: Rethinking our Living Spaces—Tomorrow’s Cities

  • Michel Anger, Chair of the UMQ’s Smart Cities Round Table
  • Nathalie Bier, Associate Professor, Université de Montréal and Researcher at the Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal
  • Catherine Morency, Professor at Polytechnique Montréal, Holder of the Canada Research Chair on Personal Mobility and of the Chair in Mobility (sustainability in transportation)
  • Martine Rioux, Digital Transformation Ambassador)
  • Mireille Jean, President of Trioniq Inc and candidate for MBA Smartcity at Hochshule für Technik Stuttgart
  • Tanya Abramovitch, city manager of Côte Saint-Luc

4:45 p.m. Closing remarks