| Dr. Hiroshi Murakami
Director-General, Planning Department
Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Dr. Hiroshi Murakami is currently the Director-General of Planning Department of the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan. He has been working extensively on R&D and policy development in the organisation for the past 30 years. He was Chief of the UN Cartographic Section from 2001 to 2005. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia and Masters from Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University.