Ron Lake to deliver keynote address at VirtualGISCafe Online Expo

Ron Lake to deliver keynote address at VirtualGISCafe Online Expo

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VirtualGISCafe, the world’s first online Geospatial tradeshow, has announced the participation of Ron Lake, who will deliver an insightful keynote address viewable by all registered show attendees at the Feb. 4-Feb. 6, 2003 virtual online event.
“I am delighted to deliver the keynote address for this virtual conference IBSystems is at the way into the future,” Lake said. “For GIS professionals, this on-line exposition represents a great new way to learn about new technology, implementation approaches and issues.”

“We are honored to receive the participation of Mr. Lake in our VirtualGISCafe exhibition, a first for the industry,” said David Heller, president of IBSystems, Inc. “We look forward to providing a ground-breaking, focused and informative forum for engineers, managers and industry executives to get the information and make
the contacts they need to meet their market windows — all from their desktop.”

Ron brings over 30 years experience in advanced software technology to his role at Galdos. Since founding Galdos in 1998, Ron has established the Company as an innovative software development firm that specializes in the application of Java and XML technologies to wide-area spatial information systems.

In June 2002, the OpenGIS(R) Consortium (OGC) presented Ron Lake with the Kenneth Gardels Gold Medal in recognition of his role has the original author of GML. This award is given to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution towards advancing the OGC’s vision of fully integrating geographic information into the world’s
information systems. Previously, Ron was Vice President, Engineering for Laser
Measurement International. Prior to that, he was Principal/Divisional Engineer for MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates, developing land information and advanced GIS systems. Ron has an MA.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering, and an M.Sc. in Mathematics (Algebraic Topology/Differential Geometry), from the University of Toronto. He is
the GML creator and editor. A founding member of the OGC, Ron is currently the Chairman of the OGC’s GML Special Interest Group. VirtualGIScafe will take place Tuesday, Feb. 4 through Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003. Early bird registration and sweepstakes entry is now open at www.virtualgiscafe.com