Intergraph has announced that Peter Batty has agreed to join the company as vice president and chief technology officer. Batty, a globally recognized spatial and location-based technology expert, will report to R. Halsey Wise, Intergraph’s president and chief executive officer. As the company’s chief technology officer, Batty will be responsible for helping to direct Intergraph’s future technology vision.
Batty brings to Intergraph more than 18 years of technology leadership experience in spatial and location-aware technologies. Before joining Intergraph, he was the co-founder and chief technology officer of Ten Sails, a company focused on building businesses in the area of spatial and location-related technologies. Prior to founding Ten Sails, Batty served as vice president of technology for GE Power in the GE Network Solutions group. While at GE, his technical leadership helped to establish GE Smallworld as a global market leader in geographic information systems (GIS) for the utilities and communications industries. Before Smallworld, Batty worked at IBM in the spatial and location-based technology field.
Batty is a globally recognized author and speaker on spatial information management and location-aware technology. He has successfully led a number of major spatial software development projects, participated in the Open Geospatial Consortium during its formative years and is currently a member of the board of the Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA). Batty holds a master’s degree in computer science from Oxford University and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, also from Oxford.