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Currently serving within Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland Directorate (the national mapping agency), Northern Ireland Civil Service. Diverse experience includes product architect, consultancy manager, and educational outreach. Double nominee (geography and charity categories) of the Ericom Spider All-Ireland Digital Technology Awards for non-profit project. Guest writer for San Francisco based Venture Beat, one of the world’s leading technology media outlets.

rently serving within Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland Directorate (the national mapping

Selected Recent Talks

All individually prepared and delivered

To over 150 girls (ages 12-13) at St. Louise’s Grammar School Belfast “Light hearted overview of geography, design, and art; importance of diversity, inclusion, and equality in design; potential creative technologies (AR) available to pupils when they graduate school in 5 years time & how they can influence the future before even attending university”

Meeting of the 11 CEOs of the Northern Ireland (NI)  Local Government Councils “Innovation in mapping licensing and distribution: Review & Benefits of the NI Mapping Agreement”

Every single civil servant in NI has access to all Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland (OSNI) mapping data due to this innovative licensing and distribution agreement which simplified an inherently complex series of processes to enabled faster access to world class geographic information to support our public services. This agreement has since be modeled by National Mapping Agencies around the world.

Opening of the Centre of Geographic Information Systems and Geomatics at Queen’s University, Belfast “Understanding the global market of spatial data; a contrarian  view of mapping in the next 25 years; autonomous vehicles and AR; overview of OSNI national mapping product (FUSION), one of the most sophisticatedly  simple mapping products created (non-miltary)”

Ulster University, Coleraine Post graduate GIS class “The Northern Ireland GI Consultancy; expanding from 5 staff to 22 within 3 years, (now serving all 8 central government departments for the first time) a team effort, and the benefits to public; all staff received fair and good wage (starting £25,871) pension with a healthy life / work balance. New hires include fresh graduates.”

The First Northern Ireland Developer Conference Belfast  “A fast paced overview of GI and GIS: A developer’s guide – including open source tools  to help you in your projects”

 Belfast Apple developer meet up “ARkit: scope for location-based applications and a bit of history and poetry for good measure”