Andrew Harrison

  • Data Resource Management
  • Data Architecture and Database Design
  • Technical Programme Management
  • Address Data Management and Standards
  • Data Analytics and Statistics
  • Digital Data Strategies and Data Governance
  • Land Management Policy and Practice
  • Land and Property Information Systems

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Andrew is an information management and GIS professional with over 25 years research and consultancy experience specialising in data analytics, data resource management and geographical information science.  His current work spans a broad range of activities, from analytical work to assess data quality for guiding data improvements, technical projects for data architecture and design in support of database implementation, to high-level business engagements working with and advising senior level executives and management teams on data strategy, master data management and data governance.

Working in an independent capacity since 1999 he has advised and provided information and project management services to more than 20 government and private sector clients across diverse applications from environment management and planning to land and property, buildings, people and energy.  This wealth of experience allows him to offer an extensive range of technical, analytical and strategic business information skills giving exceptional breadth and depth to his work.  As an information scientist, his approach is informed by previous research appointments where he held principal investigator positions on several major international and national Earth observation and GIS programmes.

Andrew is well known for his work on national databases of land and property and as a subject matter expert on addressing and address data.  Working for central government he advised on national projects for land use and brownfield land (1998-2006) and conducted independent reviews of address data and standards in 2002 and 2006.  Since 2003 he has provided information management services to the Scottish Assessors to deliver an Internet Portal for national land and property data.  This work is ongoing.  More recently he has worked on the development of national address databases for the 2011 Census and the DECC National Energy Efficiency Data Framework and as land and property data architect on the Data Improvement and Digital Transformation programmes at Registers of Scotland.

Andrew has conducted numerous reviews and data quality assessments of government statistics, data series, systems and standards.  He is an experienced technical programme manager with significant experience of delivering large scale database, data management and mapping projects.  He has recent experience of data architect and business analyst roles working in agile development teams (Scrum/Kanban).

Andrew has strong communication and inter-personal skills enabling him to lead projects, run effective meetings, provide coaching and mentoring and build and coordinate project teams.  He is an experienced conference and workshop presenter and facilitator.

David Rix

  • Senior Business Leadership
  • Professional Consultancy Services
  • Business Transformation
  • Business Needs Analysis
  • Cadastre Management
  • Client Relations & Stakeholder Management
  • Commercial Growth

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David is an experienced and successful Consulting Services executive with over 20 years’ experience of delivering successful business outcomes for a range of Government and Private sector clients. David is commercially focussed, has a deep understanding and experience of implementing the key drivers in service delivery, and has supported many clients in adapting for the successful delivery of these objectives. David has extensive experience of implementing business change, managing and controlling costs, achieving financial objectives, and driving improvements in operational performance. Highly capable of identifying, defining, and achieving revenue/cost objectives, achieving successful outcomes for a range of organisations, and has extensive experience of building successful relationships with clients and partners. His key attributes include discretion, ability to listen, an imaginative approach to business problems, the ability to provide leadership to others, and very strong business awareness. David has considerable experience of land registration methods and regulations in the Middle East and has extensive experience in the needs analysis, design, and implementation of geographic information systems.

Peter Lappo

  • Architectural design
  • FinTech
  • Project management
  • Business and data analysis

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Peter is a hands-on solutions architect and developer with 25 years of experience designing and developing software systems with the last 18 years spent developing financial systems; usually low latency high performance trading systems. He has worked with very large organisations such as UBS, JP Morgan, Nomura, Man Investments and RBS but has also worked with start-ups, such as a fintech start-up called Peer Dealer or Pollards Et Filles an investment manager in emerging markets. Prior to moving to financial services he developed real-time software for the telecoms and simulation industries. When working for Systematic Methods Research Peter collaborated with GeoGreenWeb to producing a GIS enabled iPhone app called MyStop that alerts a user when they are nearing their train stop.

At Peer Dealer, a foreign exchange trading start-up focused on the retail market, Peter was the chief architect, principal analyst and main developer and he turned around a failed project to produce a credible mobile first prototype and business model. In the process he specified a big data database, Cassandra, to store transactions and tick market data in a fault tolerant manner. At Pollards Et Filles he is the CTO responsible for defining strategy, training and mentoring and of course leading development.

In other roles in the finance industry Peter has had a wide variety of experience designing and developing trading systems at UBS, JP Morgan, Bear Stearns, Man Investment and RBS. Along the way he has gained experience in risk management, equities trading, fixed income, foreign exchange, forwards, swaps, and futures. At Man Investments he delivered a prize wining low latency co-located high frequency trading platform within an aggressive six-month period.

Peter’s primary technology background is open source with an emphasis on JVM languages such as Java and Scala. But he has a wide range of technology experience such as R and Python for statistical analysis; Objective-C for IOS mobile apps; Javascript and Anglular JS for mobile and responsive apps; big data technologies such as Cassandra, Spark and Solr for storing and analysing big data.

Peter has been an agile advocate since 2000 and has presented papers at agile conferences. His most recent presentation was to an audience in Guyana in association with Pollard Et Filles. Peter was awarded a PhD from Leeds University in Computer Optimisation and completed a Finance MSc at Reading University with distinction.

Maurits van der Vlugt

  • SDIs, neo-geography, social media, emergency management
  • Working with and leading multi-disciplinary (and multi-language) teams
  • Distributed, standards based spatial information systems
  • End-to-end project management and delivery
  • Based in Australia

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Maurits is recognised as one of Australia’s leading authorities in the design and implementation of (interoperable) spatial data infrastructures, and web delivery of spatial data. Maurits has a long career in consulting government and the private sector on developing location-intelligence strategies, along with the enabling technology frameworks, business cases and implementation planning. Having worked for over 20 years in the spatial information industry in Europe, the USA and Australia, he has developed an extensive international network.

Colin Tagg

  • Project, Programme and Portfolio Management
  • Government Transformation Programmes
  • Land Management Systems & Administration
  • Business Strategy Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Independent Project and Programme Assessment & Review

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Colin has over thirty years of Programme & Project Management experience in both private and public sectors and was the KPMG’s national lead for Project and Programme Management. He was responsible for the development of KPMG’s Portfolio Management programme and methodology.

During the last fifteen years Colin has programme managed several major UK and International Government IT & Land Registry Transformation Programmes, including Libya’s Land Registry Authority, the Government’s Information Authority & Civil Registry Authority. In Bahrain, KPMG engaged Colin to Programme Direct the development and implementation of their Real Estate Regulatory Authority. Colin originally trained with John Bartholomew & Sons in Edinburgh and on the arrival of the first computer generated mapping system, worked on the development of computerised cartography. Following this he was responsible for various mapping projects across Africa and The Middle East. His cartographic experience and expertise has been developed over the years incorporating the use of GIS, Satellite Imagery, Remote Sensing and GPS.

More recently, and since retirement from KPMG LLP, Colin has acted as an International Consultant in Land Management Systems and Programmes to various companies, both in the UK and overseas.