Vlatka Varagic

Manager, GIS ANZ, SMEC

“Recognising and acknowledging innovative, cost-effective digital technology solutions in the design and construction industry is critical to the success of any project. Securing investment in the process of managing technical data and information, enabling collaboration across people, process, technology whether that be in the domain of GIS or other forms of technology creates the foundation for a successful data continuum that grows in value”  


Professional Overview  

20+ years’ experience delivering geospatial technology into a wide range of major transportation, environment, water, power and Australian Defence Force (ADF) projects. An accredited Asia-Pacific Geographic Information Systems Professional with extensive knowledge across the technology space, supported by a broad range of discipline specific skills, including business and project precise technology. Project Experience Played key roles in successfully delivering some of Australia’s largest engineering projects through industry-leading advisory and whole-of-life digital engineering documentation guidelines, specifications, and review procedures.  

Experience includes:  

North East Link (NEL); ARTC – Inland Rail; More Trains More Services MTMS; Canberra Light Rail Stage 2A; Carmichael Rail Project; Glencore Rolleston Coal Expansion Project; AGL – Coopers Gap Windfarm Project; Multiple projects for the Australian National Defence Force (ADF).  

Qualifications and Memberships  

– Master of Applied Science GIS (Research), QUT  

– Bachelor of Applied Science (GIS), QUT  

– Diploma “Spatial Information Services” Tropical North Queensland 

– Certification: GISP-AP Geographic Information Systems Professional Asia Pacific  

– Member of the Standards Australia BD-104 Working Group ISO/CD 19166 Geographic information BIM to GIS conceptual mapping (B2GM) ISO/NP TR 23262 GIS (Geospatial) / BIM interoperability  

– Member of the Construction Expert Working Group (CEWG)  

– Publications: GIS Framework for Nature Refuges (2014) 

Takes part in

  • Digital Built World SummitView Full Event
  • 11:25 - 12:05

    Roundtable 8: The digital brief – Ensuring effective agreement on the data gathering, data sharing and project controls

  • 11:25 - 12:05

    Roundtable 7: Ensuring effective BIM/GIS data integration for digital twin applications 

    Panellists include:
    Vlatka Varagic Manager, GIS ANZ, SMEC
    Andy Lovell Solution Engineering Team Lead – AEC, Esri - USA
    Alistair Fox Global Technology Lead for Geospatial Integration, Jacobs
    Moderated by:
    Prudence Lawrence Geospatial Manager, Australian Spatial Analytics

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