Director (EIRP) Benchmark Initiative, Geovation, Ordnance Survey
An experienced geospatial entrepreneur and digital business leader with the flair for original thinking, problem solving and team building through clarity of vision, attention to detail and openness, James is a respected and current voice in the location arena – Fellow, RGS (1985-), AGI Council member (2016-), OS Partner Advisory Council member (2016-), Customer Advisory Group member (2018+). Wired in to the broader GI community, from C-suite to end users, James handles has a keen interest in nurturing the use of geospatial in governmental, technological and political environments. He champions the utility of geospatial thinking (data, services, tools, analytics) for IoT implementations, for CAV, for broadband/5G roll-out and in Smart Cities/Grids, BIM and Digital Twin agendas as well as in #proptech, #fintech and across core industries that underpin UK plc today and tomorrow.
Managing Director, Geomni UK
Tom is Managing Director of Geomni UK (formerly The GeoInformation Group) where he is responsible for the business supplying data and imagery products in the UK and Europe.
He can be described as an industry veteran having worked for more than 30 years in the mapping and geospatial world. After studying at the University of London he worked for many years supplying mapping and GIS software at LaserScan (now 1Spatial), before joining STAR-APIC. He became UK Director and ran UK and Ireland operations for more than 10 years growing the company and helping to deliver several award-winning solutions. He is keen to promote Geography and the use of Geographic Information to the widest audience.
Finance Graduate, Ordnance Survey
Peter is a finance graduate, working for Ordnance Survey. He is a part qualified accountant, currently studying for his chartership with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). During his time at OS he has been involved in range of finance activities from financial reporting, preparing the statutory annual accounts, to business partnering, assisting and influencing the business to make sound financial decisions. Peter is looking forward to contributing his financial expertise to the AGI to develop the value proposition that is currently being offered to members. Additionally, he is keen to develop the current financial position and improve planning, control and decision making to ensure the strategic success of the organisation.
Technical Director GIS & Geospatial, Arcadis
As the infrastructure GIS lead for Arcadis UK, Matt provides technical direction and leadership to three GIS teams across the UK and India. His areas of expertise are in enterprise GIS consulting, BIM-GIS integration, Lidar analysis, cartography and data management. He is also the Arcadis global community lead for GIS. Matt has worked with ESRI, MapInfo, Cadcorp and open source GIS software, including both desktop and server-side technologies. He’s also managed GIS projects and delivered GI solutions to public sector clients – including the financial, client facing and technical aspects of the projects.
NIMA Support Officer, Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland (OSNI)
Katherine currently works as a NIMA Support Officer for OSNI. For the past 2 years, Katherine was on secondment to the Department for Infrastructure Rivers, formally Rivers Agency. In this role, Katherine used GI to conduct Flood risk analysis for properties throughout Northern Ireland for the EU Floods Directive and 2018 Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment. Katherine has now changed secondment and works as the NIMA Support Officer for the South Eastern Regional College in which her aim is to grow the knowledge and understanding of GI for the staff and students. Her interests in GI are geared towards growing the number of young professionals entering the GI industry and bringing GIS into secondary schools. Katherine is a GeoMentor who will help a secondary school participate in the GIS for Schools program run by ESRI.
Customer Success Manager, ESRI UK
Steve has worked in GI for 18 years. Firstly, as a student when completing a degree in GIS and Business Administration, then in Local Government and now the private sector. His roles have covered both the technical use of GI tools, analytics and data, as well as the commercial and contract side of software procurement, GI Strategy, and business development. Steve is passionate about geography and sees himself as an advocate for the power of GI and the transformational role it can have through GIS. He believes location can act as common framework on which to bring data together and turn it into actionable insight. He is also interested in the role that new data sources such as Sensed Data and Earth Observations can play in the industry and the converging worlds of data science, statistics and GIS, and the mutual benefits that exist for each of these communities.
Local Government Officer, Ceredigion County Council
Morgan is an environmental scientist and an information management professional with 20 years of commercial experience. His work spans large corporates, entrepreneurship, academia and the public sector. Morgan leads spatial data strategy and product development at Ceredigion County Council. He has successfully transformed the organisation by delivering spatial data via open geospatial tools to thousands of users. Applied studies in GIS and Remote Sensing brought him to Wales from South Africa, but the wonderful natural beauty and collaborative geocommunity compelled him to stay. Morgan’s active contribution to this community through the AGI led to him Chairing the AGI Cymru team and has underpinned initiatives such as the All Wales Mapping Service. Morgan represents the Welsh voice on Council and brings a more diverse perspective. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society - his fascination with spatial and temporal patterns of life sees him adventuring to places less travelled.
Senior Consultant GeoPlace LLP
Richard is a data expert specialising in location, with a love for building high-impact products and services. Working within the GI community for 13 years, he’s helped to take the national gazetteers from concept to an integral part of our national data infrastructure. Richard brings broad experience across the GI discipline and the industry sectors we serve – and has enjoyed being a member of the AGI since the start of his career.
CEO, Get Kids into Survey
Geospatial marketeer, Elly Ball is CEO of 'Get Kids into Survey', an initiative founded in 2017 with the mission to educate and excite the next generation of surveyors with fun, educational content, material and media. Prior to her current role, Elly worked for Elaine Ball Technical Marketing, offering her geospatial marketing skills to a number of clients from surveying manufacturers, to distributers and small surveying companies and software houses.
An advocate of open source geospatial technologies, Alan Moore is CEO of thinkWhere and has an extensive career in the geospatial industry across the public and private sector. He is also a member of the National Group, AGI Scotland, and represents those interests on AGI Council alongside the wider landscape.
Policy Manager, Ordnance Survey
Rachel Higgins is a public affairs specialist, with 15 years’ experience of working in and engaging with all levels of government in the UK. As Policy Manager at Ordnance Survey, she supports OS’s strategic relationships into government, and the coordination and execution of public affairs activity, working closely with Directors and senior officials within the business to maximise the impact of engagement with government and wider customers.
Geospatial Lead, Natural Resources Wales
With a passion for geography, Adam studied Physical Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University, followed by an Msc in GIS and Remote Sensing. After graduating in 2010 Adam started his career working in GIS within the public sector, firstly as a GIS technician at Powys County Council, and then the GIS Officer at Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council.
In 2017 Adam joined Natural Resources Wales as the Geospatial Lead, working within the knowledge and information management group. With a keen interest in project management and change management, Adam is leading on the GIS strategy and implementation plan for Natural Resources Wales.
Adam has been heavily involved with AGI Cymru and was the national group chair from 2018-2020. As a chartered Geographer and a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society he enjoys the outdoors and can often be found roaming the Brecon Beacons National Park at weekends.
International Adviser, Geospatial Commission, Cabinet Office
A passionate and highly-respected advocate for a digital society powered by location, Abigail Page has extensive experience in a variety of public sector and consultancy positions. As Past Chair of the Association for Geographic Information (AGI), Abigail champions the economic, business and social value of geospatial data and has done so at the highest levels of UK Government. Abigail is a highly-skilled leader in geospatial technology, data management and building partnership relationships. In addition to an elected Council Member and Director of the AGI, Abigail is a supporter and member of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society with IBG (RGS-IBG). She is proud to support diversity in technology and business and dedicates time to creating opportunities to help young women to achieve their personal and professional ambitions.