Noida, India: Geospatial Media & Communications is pleased to announce the appointment of Geoff Zeiss as Editor – Building & Energy for its flagship publication, Geospatial World.
Geoff Zeiss brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the geospatial software and solutions industry, working with utilities, communications and public works in enterprise geospatial IT around the world. He has participated in government initiatives including the Geomatics Community Round Table and the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI) initative. Currently, he is a member of the Steering Committee of the Eclipse Foundation LocationTech Working Group.
Geoff has been responsible for thought leadership for the utility programme at Autodesk where he was Director of Utility Industry Programme from 2001 to 2012. From 1999 to 2001, he was Director of Enterprise Software Development at Autodesk. Prior to Autodesk, Geoff was Director of Product Development at Vision Solutions, where he led a software development team that implemented some of the largest successful implementations of location-aware integrated design and records management enterprise software systems in the utility and telecommunications sectors.
Expressing his pleasure on joining Geospatial Media, Geoff said, “Increasingly, it is being realised that addressing the challenges of urbanisation, growing energy demand and heightened awareness of the environmental sensitivity of the planet require a multi-disciplinary approach that combines design, geospatial and other technologies to enable designers to address these global challenges in new and innovative ways. I am excited about the opportunity to cover the latest developments to ensure that the readers of Geospatial World are well-informed about this critical area.”
Welcoming Geoff on board, Sanjay Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, Geospatial Media & Communications, said, “”Geospatial technology is evolving to emerge as a key enabling technology and finding its applications in several critical domains including buildings and energy. Geoff has been championing and advocating the cause of convergence of geospatial technology with tools associated with energy and building industry for over a decade, during his association with Autodesk. It is very heartening to know that he has pursued his passion and set up his own consulting organisation ”Between the Poles”. This has motivated Geospatial Media to appoint Geoff as Editor – Buildings and Energy and leverage his knowledge, experience and purpose to strengthen the cause of championing the connectivity and collaboration between geospatial industry and building and energy industry. I am very confident that this relationship will benefit geospatial community in enabling building and energy industries.”
Source: Geospatial Media & Communications