Peter Cridland

Peter is an innovative local authority manager with recent consultancy experience. He has a wide range of expertise in the geographic information and property information fields, and has a forward looking and positive outlook. He has specialised knowledge of geographic information and its application to local authority processes, specifically in address management, including street naming and numbering and the maintenance of BS 7666 compliant address and street gazetteers.

With very strong interpersonal skills, Peter demonstrates qualities of diplomacy, personal authority, influence, professionalism and vision. He is able to command the respect and confidence of politicians and fellow senior officers through effective networking, and close work with leaders in partner organisations. Peter has a practical and logical leadership style, leading and motivating teams to delivered the required goals.

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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.

Robert Ward

  • Hydrographic survey
  • Capacity building
  • Regional hydrographic development
  • Hydrographic data standards
  • Teaching and training
  • Technical editing

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Robert Ward is a hydrographic surveyor.  He was born in England and now resides in Sydney as an Australian citizen.  He has a wide practical experience in hydrographic and oceanographic surveying around the world.  He also served for a short time as a deck officer in the british Merchant Navy.  Ashore, his experience has included the training of hydrographers both in the UK and as the Head of the Royal Australian Navy Hydrographic School in Sydney. He retired from the Royal Australian Navy as the Deputy Hydrographer of Australia in 2007.

After a naval career of 37 years, over 20 of which was spent in ships, including in command, Robert Ward was elected as one of the three co-Directors of the Secretariat of the International Hydrographic Organization, based in Monaco, where his principal responsibility was the direction of the technical program of the Organization.  At the end of his first five-year term of office, he was overwhelmingly elected by the IHO Member States as the Secretary-General.  His term of office as IHO Secretary-General ended in 2017.

Robert Ward has a long history of active involvement in hydrography and the work of the IHO and related intergovernmental organizations particularly in relation to capacity building and regional hydrographic development, and the development and implementation of the international standards and regulations for digital hydrographic data.

Alan Mills

  • GIS Policy and Protocol
  • Needs Assessment and Scoping
  • Geo-services for Environmental Management
  • Land Management Specialist
  • Disaster Response and Manage,emt

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Alan is a passionate geographer who has both used and steered policy in GIS and remote sensing for over 25 years in research and consultancy in around 50 developing countries, particularly in Africa and the Caribbean.  His breadth of experience in GIS spans from technical to strategic.  He has used varied software packages to make maps, solve problems, do research, prepare customised applications and train others in both the use and management of GIS and remote sensing solutions.  But he has also formulated policy, protocols and procedures surrounding GIS, from multi-agency national systems in the Caribbean, solutions for large agencies, to grass roots NGOs.  His skill in scoping needs for geographical products and systems is to get to the nub of clients’ requirements quickly as well acting as a bridge between them and technologists.

Alan Smart

  • Economics and application of geospatial systems
  • Business Analysis
  • Space based systems and earth observation
  • Augmented and un-augmented Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Emergency management and logistics

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Alan Smart is an experienced and respected geospatial consultant who has advised private and public-sector organisation in Australasia and internationally.  He held the position of Senior Associate in the Sydney office of ACIL Allen Consulting, specialising in the economics and application of geospatial systems which among other technologies included space based systems, earth observation from space and augmented and unaugmented Global Navigational Satellite Systems (GNSS), applications of spatial and related technologies in autonomous vehicles, emergency management and logistics.

His previous roles included working with the Commonwealth Government in energy, resources and maritime sectors.  He is a former Chief Executive of the Pipeline Authority and Executive Director of the Timor Gap Joint Authority.

Alan was educated at the University of Sydney and the Australian National University. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Economics and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.  He is Chair of the Tasmanian Spatial Information Council and past appointments include Member of the Board of the Tasmanian Economic Regulator and Chair of the Spatial Information Business Association.

 

Nigel Edmead

Nigel is a geo-focussed learning development specialist with over 25 years’ experience in the geo-spatial sector. He has worked on numerous donor funded programmes in South East and Africa. Specialising in field of training and documentation he has applied GIS to improve urban and environmental planning in Indonesia and the Philippines, worked on introducing new computerised land administration systems in Nigeria, Uganda and Zambia and supported the launch of new geospatial products and solutions to the market in the UK. Through his professional experience Nigel has developed strong connections with the donor, NGO, academic and commercial communities. He is conversant with learning technology, learning management systems and eLearning authoring tools.

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Joep Crompvoets

Dr Joep Crompvoets is Associate Professor at KU Leuven Public Governance Institute (Belgium) holding the chair on ‘information management in the public sector’.  He is also the secretary-general of EuroSDR – a European spatial data research network linking national mapping agencies with research institutes and universities for the purpose of applied research in the domain of geospatial information management, and he chairs the EuroSDR Commission on Business Models and Operation.

Joep has held faculty positions at Wageningen University (The Netherlands) and Melbourne University (Australia), and was employed by CSIC IRNAS research institute in Seville (Spain).  He has been involved in numerous (inter)national projects related to spatial data infrastructures, GIS, public sector innovation and e-governance.  His work has been supported by UN Statistics Division (UN-GGIM), World Bank, European Commission, BELSPO Federal Public Planning Service Science Policy (Belgium), Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Flemish government, IWT Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology, and numerous national governments around the world.

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Topographic Mapping Strategy Study

Customer: LINZ (Land Information New Zealand)  

Scope

The aim of the LINZ Topographic Mapping Strategy Study was to determine the future direction of LINZ in respect of topographic database and mapping production.  The study included consideration of the future role of the public sector in this activity, investment and intervention logic, organisational structure, international best practice, product development strategy and the business case for continuation of the current role.

Nature of Services

The study included:

  • Analysis of current working practices, identifying inefficiencies and potential for innovative use of technology;
  • Skills gap assessment and retraining opportunities;
  • Through interviews with international experts, assessing the policy framework and case for Government intervention;
  • A new set of rationalised working practices were developed to maximise reuse of existing high-quality geospatial data from local authorities, the highways agency and utility companies;
  • Mentoring of a new business development manager recruited to effect the change;
  • In a subsequent stage, feedback from a public consultation on the new strategy was reviewed and refinements to the strategy made prior to publication.

Outcomes

Several outcomes were implemented:

  • The move of the organisation from being focused on production of updated data to collation of available sources into the production flowlines;
  • The move of paper map production to print on demand and the use of the LINZ data service (geoportal) to disseminate data;
  • New GIS tools were also introduced to support updated production processes and changes in organisation structure introduced to implement these changes;
  • The project was completed in three stages over three years, including retention by the client as reviewer of strategy implementation.

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The LINZ strategy document can be reviewed here.  

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Kaspar Kundert

Kaspar has over 30 years of experience working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and holds an MSc in Geography and Computer Science.  In 1992 he founded Esri Switzerland with a staff of three; he managed the company for 18 years and grew it to a successful GIS company with a staff of 40 and a yearly turnover of US$ 12.5 million.

Following his time at Esri Switzerland, Kaspar used his practical experience deploying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and building Spatial Data Infrastructures in countries such as Germany, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, DR Congo, Republic of Congo, Lesotho and Djibouti.

In summer 2010 Kaspar moved to Kigali, Rwanda to establish Esri Rwanda Ltd.  Nine years later, in July 2019, he handed over – as planned – to Rwandan Management the company is now well-established company with a professional staff of eight.  Kaspar continues engaging with members from the public and private sector in Rwanda as well as with development partners in Sub-Saharan Africa.  His key strengths are his ability to establish effective partnerships,  work in multi-stakeholder environments, and retains a strong focus on the economic viability and sustainability of projects when consulting clients on the use of IT, innovative mapping, managing (vs. losing) data, making it open, and turning it into useful information.

Having worked globally, Kaspar understands communication is key when working with differing cultures.  He has the ability to adapt to changing priorities as required in consultation with the customer and uses his excellent analytical and organizational skills in high-pressure environments, often with frequently changing deadlines.

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