Dallas Campbell is a broadcaster who has presented some of TV’s most popular factual programmes including The Gadget Show, Bang Goes the Theory and the Sky at Night. His documentaries include Supersized Earth, the aviation series City in the Sky and Britain Beneath Your Feet, covering the extraordinary scale of the man-made world. He believes that science is an adventure rather than a subject and has a lifelong passion for understanding how the world works, exploring man’s relationship with science, technology and engineering.
American Red Cross
In his role as the business lead for all IT systems of record and the Data Strategy Cycle Services for the American Red Cross, Brian liaises with internal and external partners and leads the strategic planning for DCS IT and information management. A strong leader, collaborator and project manager, he brings a broad perspective to the Red Cross business needs. Drawing from his early career in emergency medical services, law enforcement and the private sector, Brian is helping to shorten the distance between Red Cross services and clients through new and innovative IT solutions.
With extensive experience in the geospatial industry across Ireland and the UK, Orla has delivered regional and national geospatial solutions in both the private and public sectors. Her remit at Costain is to extend the company’s geospatial capability and consultancy services, integrating GIS-based solutions as part of the company’s broader technology-based portfolio.
Sophie has more than ten years’ experience of providing GIS solutions across multiple industries including civil engineering, insurance, natural hazards and environmental. As head of GIS for operations at Costain, Sophie is responsible for leading in-house teams providing GIS solutions to operational projects, helping to drive business efficiencies for customers.
Joanne is a passionate exponent of IoT-led technological innovation, helping customers to introduce sensor-based technologies, automation and digital connectivity to drive efficiencies, enhance resource management and support compliance. Before founding Kinsetsu, Joanne started her career in application development before broadening her skills into systems analysis, business analysis and business development. She worked with global manufacturers Dell and Hewlett Packard for almost 20 years where she was involved in multiple complex transformative projects, particularly focused within the IoT sector.
Laura is a GIS Specialist working in the archaeological industry across Britain and Ireland for over 12 years, in both the public and private sector. In her role at as GIS & Geomatics Manager at AOC Archaeology, Laura combines her love of archaeology with GIS, managing and modernising the organisation’s GIS capabilities, transforming office-based and fieldwork practices with the introduction of new tools and apps.
With ten years’ experience in GIS and biodiversity conservation including natural World Heritage, protected areas and threatened species, Yichuan leads UNEP-WCMC’s work on emerging analytics and manages a team of data managers to deliver the Centre’s spatial data strategy. Most recently he led the redevelopment of the Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT), a web tool that enables informed decisions using the most authoritative global biodiversity datasets.
Oxfordshire County Council
With more than 30 years of experience in local government and a degree in Cartography, Anne is responsible for implementing Oxfordshire County Council’s innovative GIS strategy. Having deployed use of the UPRN property identifier in all the council’s major systems, Anne works across multiple, spatial-data led transformation projects to target more efficient ways of working. These include using secure data for placing homecare packages, mobile devices to support Fire & Public Health to help residents to live safely at home and the crowd-sourcing of data from volunteers.
Oxfordshire County Council
Dan has 7 years’ experience in local government, managing a team of brokerage officers that source care services for a range of people needing social care input. Predominantly focusing on the delivery of home care, Dan is a keen proponent of GIS and its ability to deliver creative solutions, support the increase of carer availability and ultimately meet the challenge of ever-growing demand.
Belron International Ltd
With more than 17 years’ experience of working across management and BI information roles at Belron, Steve is currently responsible for delivering improvements within operations, supporting the company’s strategic vision of Making a difference with real care. His goal is to have one version of the truth for KPI’s and he is passionate about providing insight which enables inspirational conversations, leading to the right decisions, by the relevant people.
Sheila has more than 25 years’ experience of utilising new technologies to enhance workflow solutions and help to solve business problems. In her role at FedEx, Sheila manages and promotes the development of GIS web services for the business applications and self-service tools across FedEx operating companies including Express, Ground, Freight, Office and Logistics. With Computer Science degrees from Southern University in Baton Rouge and Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, Sheila currently lives in Memphis, Tennessee.
Thomas is a British scientist specialising in ecosystem ecology and the chief scientific advisor to the UN’s Trillion Tree Campaign. He is a tenure-track professor of Global Ecosystem Ecology at ETH Zurich, one of the world’s leading universities for Earth and Environmental Sciences, where he formed the Crowther Lab. He heads up a team of multi-disciplinary researchers whose work aims to generate a holistic understanding of the global scale ecological systems, which regulate the Earth’s climate.
Daniel works in Knight Frank’s Research team, focused on developing interactive mapping applications delivering added business value to both internal colleagues and external customers. A passionate exponent of the strategic benefits of modern geospatial technology, his professional experience includes consultancy and R&D for Esri UK as well as having worked in criminal justice administration.
In his role at Highways England, Saad provides spatial intelligence and analysis across a broad spectrum of business requirements, with his main focus on the organisation’s Traffic Officer Service and Incident Clearance Data. With fifteen years’ experience across industry sectors including road transport, forestry, energy and central and local government, Saad is a member of MapAction, the humanitarian and disaster mapping organisation, and volunteers for its Operational Support team.
Paul started his career with Highways England in 2007 as a control room operator and, since then, has progressed to his current role as Service Delivery Manager for the North West. He is responsible for regional incident clearance for the Cheshire and South Merseyside area, ensuring that the infrastructure is maintained and operating as efficiently as possible, supporting safe and serviceable road networks and free-flowing traffic.
WSP - Smart Consulting
Joshua specialises in remote sensing analysis and large-scale automation of datasets. Working within the GIS industry for the last five years, he now leads the remote sensing analysis initiative for WSP Smart Consulting performing complex analysis over large datasets, helping to drive efficiencies across multiple client projects.
WSP - Smart Consulting
Tom leads the work on Biodiversity Net Gain for WSP, helping clients in the public and private sector to meet their biodiversity targets and objectives for wildlife. With twenty years’ experience working for wildlife initiatives he has practical experience of managing SSSIs, has developed local, regional and national biodiversity strategies and policies as well as coordinating the delivery of the Government’s biodiversity strategy for England.
Mines Advisory Group (MAG)
In his role for the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) Shathel specialises in R&D and demining technology integration. With 16 years’ experience his work for MAG has taken him around the world and, most recently, Shathel took the lead in developing next generation UXO detection systems in Cambodia. He is responsible for numerous MAG research and development projects including the Esri Information Management Project, which MAG is currently integrating on a global basis.
Mines Advisory Group (MAG)
Mikael has extensive experience in mine action having worked across humanitarian aid and commercial organisations since 2003, aiming to reduce the social, economic and environmental impact of landmines and the explosive remnants of war. Before joining MAG, Mikael worked for the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining as an advisor on Mechanical and Animal Detection Systems, Standards, Compliance and Legal Efficiency. Mikael has also held positions with the United Nations Office for Project Services, NPA and MineTech. As MAG’s Technical Director his remit is to ensure high levels of safety, quality and innovation across the entire global operation.
With a background in IT, Lauren has worked in Strategy and Commercial focusing on strategy for Operational Technology for Anglian Water. When responsible for the GIS and Performance Data team, Lauren brought added insight to the organisation through the power of analytics. In her new role as Digital Partner, with her experience in both IT and data, she is supporting the business in its drive to become more digitally focussed.
As the business owner for the corporate GIS system and master data custodian for all infrastructure data within it, Michael is a passionate and enthusiastic exponent of how GIS can be exploited to its full potential, maximising business intelligence and efficiencies for Anglian Water. An innovative thinker adept at problem-solving, one of his most recent projects champions a whole new way of aligning water recycling processes.
Black & Veatch
Paul is an Information Management consultant with strong GIS, database and scripting skills and experience of working on all stages of a project’s lifecycle from start-up and execution, to exit strategy and project close. Often described as a Digital Disruptor, he works across national and international projects for Black & Veatch, using innovative GIS solutions to visualise, analyse and interpret data, sometimes in wholly new ways.
Black & Veatch
Keith has extensive experience in designing and leading stakeholder engagement, consultation and communication campaigns to build trust and improve outcomes. With more then 250 campaigns under his belt, his client experience includes working for the London Fire Brigade, Haringey Council, Transport for London, Lambeth Council and HS2.
Mike is an Environment Scientist by training and, having spent four years siting renewable energy projects, joined Mott MacDonald to help expand its GIS capabilities. During his career he has worked on a variety of GIS-enabled projects from wind farms to pipelines, city master-planning and smart motorways.
Stuart is a geospatial specialist focussed on spatial solutions, BIM integration and project management, with over ten years’ experience working across government, environment, mining and engineering sectors. At HS2, Stuart and his team use GIS to contextualise and leverage data across this vast, complex, linear infrastructure project, enabling the accurate and timely delivery of the supply chain.
HQ Recruiting Group British Army
Staff Sergeant Joe Ruggiero is a geospatial specialist with over 20 years’ experience in the UK military, with his service including spells as a Cartography Instructor at the Royal School of Military Survey and a position as a Geospatial Analyst within a 4 Star NATO Headquarters in Naples, Italy. He currently works alongside Capita on the Army’s recruitment drive to inspire, engage and nurture future soldiers and officers, delivering on targets for quantity, quality and candidate experience.
Lorna has more than ten years’ experience working in GIS providing a range of cartographic, information management and support services for colleagues and customers alike. As part of the Digital Solutions team at Jacobs, Lorna aims to connect clients to transformative solutions through a better understanding of their assets and objectives.
With more than five years’ experience in the spatial industry, Cameron has worked on a broad range of projects including the earthquake rebuild of his hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand, wide-scale natural hazard analysis and large-scale transportation schemes. He takes a data driven approach and enjoys streamlining spatial data workflows through automation and clever solutions.
Norwich City Council
John has worked in the local government highways authority sector for over ten years. He has extensive experience of working across multiple teams from drafting NSIP (Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project) drawings for Development Consent Orders, to helping Norwich City Council deliver its Cycle City Ambition programme.
Savills UK Ltd
A chartered surveyor by background, Tom joined Savills in 2014 and now specialises in the management and curation of property data through the insight and data team. With his primary area of focus in GIS and database technology, Tom is the insight team’s resident technology expert and delivers enterprise technology solutions to drive innovation within the business.
Savills UK Ltd
Andrew joined Savills as an analyst in 2013, originally working on consultancy projects involving investment research and Big Data. He now specialises in GIS and database technology and acts as the technical lead on all products delivered via the insight team.
Richard trained in Geophysics before gaining a PhD and has worked in the nuclear industry for more than fifteen years, including seven years at Sellafield. With previous experience in the offshore oil industry followed by a move into smaller scale contaminated land remediation, Richard now heads up Sellafield’s GIS team, having been actively involved in the development of GIS as a strategic planning tool for the organisation, since its inception in 2012.
Chris has worked at Ordnance Survey for over 14 years in a variety of technical, consultancy and professional services roles, ensuring that customers – from local authorities to FTSE 100 companies and global platform providers – gain greatest value from their use of OS data. He now leads the OS’s programme in support of the Government’s Open MasterMap Policy, a multi-million-pound investment programme aiming to improve discoverability, accessibility and interoperability of OS products.