Our Authors

Our Authors


Aswani Kumar AkellaFounder
LATGEO Consulting

Aswani Kumar Akella is a Geo professional with over 24 years of cross functional management experience in 3S (Software, Services, Solutions) and 3P (Product, Processes, Project) spanning across diverse industries and market segments. As a free lancing GIS & Remote sensing consultant, trusted advisor and founder of LATGEO Consulting, his current focus is on consulting/advisory for geo-enablement of enterprises, helping governments/organizations navigate the challenges of implementing geospatial technologies and dealing with multiple technologies, platforms, vendors and integration. With passion for knowledge sharing and dissemination, he is involved with geospatial technology evangelism. A United Nations volunteer, Aswani is also an empaneled resource for Geoinformatics and Incident Response Management at National Institute of disaster Management (NIDM).

 


Geoff ZeissPrincipal
Between the Poles

Geoff tracks the contribution of geospatial technology to the digitization of construction, operation and maintenance of energy, building and transportation infrastructure. For over ten years Geoff was responsible for thought leadership, evangelization, and industry messaging for the utility industry program at Autodesk. In recognition of his efforts to increase the awareness of geospatial data and technologies in utilities and construction, Geoff received the Geospatial Ambassador Award at Geospatial World Forum 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland. He has actively supported open standards and is a director of the Open Geospatial Consortium.

 


Harsha Vardhan MadirajuSenior Manager – Digital Infrastructure and Corporate Marketing
Geospatial Media & Communications

Harsha Vardhan is the marketing and digital infrastructure manager at Geospatial Media. He has 14 years of experience in the geospatial industry and closely follows the technology and market trends. Harsha has a knack for getting an easy hang of technology and online marketing trends and then fitting them into organisational needs. At this point of time, he is working on the digitalization of the organization. He is also exploring the spiritual realm and is currently a social media volunteer at the Isha Foundation.

 


Jyotsana ChuchraSenior Manager – Market Intelligence & Policy Advocacy division
Geospatial Media & Communications

A technology expert with more than 8 years of experience in geospatial industry, Jyotsana has worked with Indian Agriculture Research Institute and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Agriculture, climate change, natural resource and disaster management has been among her most talked subjects. She as a Senior Manager is responsible for research reports development and business generation. She likes to write articles, knowledge papers and blogs revolving around her domain. Positive thinking, hardworking and learning attitude are her strengths. When not working, she likes reading books, traveling and dancing to the tunes of life.

 


Kuhelee ChandelSenior Research Analyst – Market Intelligence & Policy Advocacy
Geospatial Media & Communications

A geologist herself, Kuhelee deeply believes that “The field of a Geologist’s inquiry is the Globe itself leading to Geo-informatics! Her quest continued as she poked and pried till her curiosity was formalized and she started working as a Senior Research Analyst. Apart from the usual practices of data gathering and analysing, the primary goal of her work is to transform data into information, and information into insight. Research creates a lot of noisy chatter in the mind. Kuhelee says, writing gives an address to all her random, disconnected thoughts! Kuhelee is a double post graduate in Geology and Geo-informatics. She is a proud Army wife and a passionate baker. She dreams of becoming a professional pastry chef and owning a little bakery for herself someday.

 


Ananya NarainResearch Analyst – Market Intelligence & Policy Advocacy
Geospatial Media & Communications

A ‘Taurus’ by soul, an author by chance and a research analyst by choice, Ananya believes herself to be a conflicting contradiction. Her role in the organization is not only limited to writing reports but also writing blogs and articles. An International Business and Finance graduate from Henley Business School, Ananya’s true love lies in spinning stories out of nothing. In her free time, her love for words motivates her to scribble quotes and to write stories and poems. If not writing, you will find her either dancing or rambling to her own self…yes, with a cup of hot cocoa!

 


Sanskriti ShuklaSenior Sub Editor – Digital Infrastructure and Corporate Marketing
Geospatial Media & Communications

Working as a Senior Sub Editor at Geospatial Media and Communications, Sanskriti always knew she wanted to write about more than just ‘the footwear or the lipstick of the month’. A Political Science Honours graduate from Delhi University, Sanskriti likes to write about wearables, climate change, smart cities, and anything that’s current and innovative. Promise her good food and a bottle of red, and she’ll pretty much follow you anywhere. When she is not at work posting catchy blogs on twitter, she’s busy planning her wedding to her imaginary boyfriend, John Mayer.

 


Akshithha PremshekarJunior Research Analyst – Market Intelligence & Policy Advocacy
Geospatial Media & Communications

Akshithha Premshekar is a Geospatial specialist with Geoinformatics Engineering as her academic background and has nearly more than two years of experience in market research and analyses working with the Geospatial Media and Communications. She is well versed with the technology trends of geospatial industry with hands-on experience of geospatial software. She is interested in learning and experimenting new things and also an environmental enthusiast who is intrigued in exploring the unexplored.