At the SSSC 2013 conference, held last week at the National Convention Centre in Canberra, SSSI announced that Pitney Bowes has become one of its newest Bronze Sustaining Partners for the next twelve months. This partnership will continue to build on the strong relationship that the two organisations have established over the past few years.
Pitney Bowes and SSSI will be working together to maximise opportunities for SSSI members. One such opportunity is a series of 1 hour webinars to help GIS professionals be more effective in their roles. These webinars will attract SSSI CPD points and will be advertised on the SSSI events page.
Roger Buckley, CEO of SSSI, commented: “Pitney Bowes has been a long standing supporter of SSSI and has exhibited at most Regional and National Events. We look forward to working on outcomes in line with Strategy 2015 and hope that the alliance will be ongoing.”
Pitney Bowes Software has been providing spatial technology for more than 25 years under the MapInfo brand. In more recent years there has been a focus beyond traditional GIS, to integrate Location Intelligence into more mainstream business applications. “We are really enthused with the progress we have made educating whole new audiences of the power and benefits of Location Intelligence. Concepts that those within the spatial industry have taken for granted for many years still invoke surprise and wonder in the eyes of thousands of mainstream IT professionals” says Simon Bird, General Manager, Australia and New Zealand, Pitney Bowes Software.
“We continue to affirm our commitment to the spatial industry – an area we have proudly played in for more than 25 years – and our partnership with SSSI is an example of the investments we are making to support the spatial profession.”
Now, every SSSI member that attends MapInfo certified training in Australia can accrue CPD points towards GIS professional certification.
Pitney Bowes Software was a major sponsor of SSSC 2013. The company also hosted a half-day workshop at the conference on how to implement a multi-dimensional approach to address validation and geocoding.