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January 2014

Tablet Computers and Smart Phone for Deployment Seminar

Please Note
Participants are required to bring their own tablet computer or smart phone to the hands on demonstration.
Status: Advanced registration is now closed. A limited number of registrations will be accepted at the door.
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Time: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM-11:30 AM: Tablet Computers and Smart Phone for Deployment Seminar
12:30 PM-4:00 PM: Tablet Computers and Smart Phone for Deployment Workshop
Location: Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre 711 West Broadway Vancouver, BC V5Z 3Y2 CANADA
Presenter: Brian Saunders
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: Tablet Computers and Smart Phone for Deployment Seminar : $199.00 + GST = $208.95 until Jan 15, 2014
Tablet Computers and Smart Phone for Deployment Package : $398.00 + GST = $417.90 until Jan 15, 2014
Tablet Computers and Smart Phone for Deployment Workshop : $249.00 + GST = $261.45 until Jan 15, 2014

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Tablet Computers and Smart Phone for Deployment Seminar : $299.00 + GST = $313.95
Tablet Computers and Smart Phone for Deployment Package : $598.00 + GST = $627.90
Tablet Computers and Smart Phone for Deployment Workshop : $349.00 + GST = $366.45

Non-Member Price: Tablet Computers and Smart Phone for Deployment Seminar : $299.00 + GST = $313.95
Tablet Computers and Smart Phone for Deployment Package : $598.00 + GST = $627.90
Tablet Computers and Smart Phone for Deployment Workshop : $349.00 + GST = $366.45

Student Member Price: Tablet Computers and Smart Phone for Deployment Seminar : $149.50 + GST = $156.98
Tablet Computers and Smart Phone for Deployment Package : $299.00 + GST = $313.95
Tablet Computers and Smart Phone for Deployment Workshop : $174.50 + GST = $183.23
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by January 15, 2014 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Sabine Cheng | Professional Development Coordinator
Office: 604.430.8035 ext. 7026
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.7026
Fax: 604.639.8180
Email: [email protected]
Note: **Participants are required to bring their own tablet computer or smart phone to the hands on demonstration.
Tablet Computers and Smart Phone for Deployment Seminar. Part 1 Seminar: This workshop is suitable for both managers and field personnel that are interested in potentially using Android and/or Apple mobile devices for field use. Part 2 Workshop: This workshop will get field staff started off "on the right foot" with the use of these mobile devices. Participants should bring their own device to this workshop to receive hands-on training in the use of "core" applications for field use.

The following topics will be reviewed:

  • Hardware – functionality, durability, protective cases, selection, and cost.
  • Software – essential application types for most field professionals.
  • Data Management Systems – considerations in managing corporate data to facilitate the use of mobile devices.
  • Training – how to support fieldworkers without burdening IT staff.
  • Benefits for field use – cost, access to information and data capture.
  • Data Security – setting appropriate standards for security.
  • Potential for failure – challenges and solutions.

Part 2: Hands on – 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Hands-on Training In The Use of Apple and Android Mobile Devices

The subject areas reviewed during this session will include:

  • Security
  • Physical and Moisture Protection
  • File Transfer and File Management
  • Image Annotation
  • Database Applications
  • Use of Maps
  • GPS functionality
  • GIS

**Participants are required to bring their own tablet computer or smart phone to the hands on deomonstration.

Instructor
Brian Saunders

Brian has worked in the Forest Industry for a little more than 25 years. Six of those years were spent in a coastal sawmill. For most of his career he has worked as a Silvicultural Forester, first for MacMillan Bloedel in Haida Gwaii, and then for Weyerhaeuser on Southern Vancouver Island until 2005. From 2005 to 2012 he worked for Island Timberlands on the company’s private forestlands located on Vancouver Island. It was during his time at Island Timberlands that he gained experience in the field use of tablet computers. Brian led the integration of tablet computers into the Forestry Department’s daily activities. As a consultant Brian has provided training and coaching related to the field use of mobile devices to a variety of clients. He has also ventured in the manufacture of chest packs and accessories (under the name of “Tablet-EX-Gear) designed to facilitate the field use of tablet computers. In addition, as an associated of JRP Consulting he provides customized data collection forms for use with the mobile App SNAP! Brian also acts as a representative of the TreeMetrics company of Cork Ireland – specializing in the use of ground based Lidar for forest valuation and harvest planning.
 



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