Anthony is the Federal CTO for Boundless. In his role Anthony helps guide the overall technical strategy for the company and serves as a bridge between customers and engineering to ensure development tasks and enhancements are documented and properly meet customer requirements. In addition, Anthony helps to identify and qualify business development opportunities, as well as develop marketing materials in conjunction with overall marketing message framework.
Anthony is also an adjunct instructor at George Mason University, and an American Geographical Society Fellow. Anthony received his Bachelors of Science in geography with a focus on GIS from The Pennsylvania State University.
Ed Parsons is the Geospatial Technologist of Google, with responsibility for evangelising Google’s mission to organise the world’s information using geography. In this role he maintains links with Universities, Research and Standards Organisations which are involved in the development of Geospatial Technology. He is currently co-chair of the W3C/OGC Spatial Data on the Web Working Group.
Ed is based in Google’s London office, and anywhere else he can plug in his laptop.
Ed was the first Chief Technology Officer in the 200-year-old history of Ordnance Survey, and was instrumental in moving the focus of the organisation from mapping to Geographical Information. He came to the Ordnance Survey from Autodesk, where he was EMEA Applications Manager for the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Division.
He earned a Masters degree in Applied Remote Sensing from Cranfield Institute of Technology and holds a Honorary Doctorate in Science from Kingston University, London and is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Ed is married with two children and lives in South West London.
Managing Director Open Source Programs at RadiantBlue Technologies
Eddie Pickle brings a wealth of open source software, geospatial, and executive expertise to his role as Managing Director Open Source Programs at RadiantBlue. Before coming to RadiantBlue, Eddie was the founding CEO of Boundless (formerly OpenGeo), leading the company in its spinoff from its non-profit parent. Eddie has worked in the geospatial industry for more than 30 years, and has been a senior executive at both well-known software (IONIC) and data (Claritas, IXI) leaders. He has worked with commercial, government, and non-profit organizations worldwide, and is a Councilor of the American Geographical Society.
At Boundless, Eddie built the global leader in geospatial open source software, initiated the successful FOSS4G North America conference, and led the first FedGeoDay for open source in the DC area. Previous to his service at Boundless, Eddie was one of the founders of IONIC Enterprise and served as its Chief Operating Officer until its purchase by ERDAS in 2007. Prior to that, Eddie was a senior executive leading sales, data development and data solutions at Claritas (now part of Nielsen) and IXI Corporation (now part of Equifax). Eddie holds a Masters degree in Geography from UCLA with a specialization in demography, and a BA in Geography from the University of Tennessee.
Jason Callaway is a senior solutions architect at Red Hat, specializing in secure cloud computing. In his current role, Jason is the technical lead working across the US Government agencies to help implement their cloud migration strategies. Prior to joining Red Hat, Jason deployed the first mission OpenShift Platform as a Service environment in the Department of Defense. As a result of his work with PaaS frameworks, Jason has been focusing on the containerization of geospatial services in the interest of lowering the user and developer barriers to entry, see http://geopaas.io for details. Jason speaks frequently at open source and cryptography meetups, his blog is at https://blog.jasoncallaway.com.
Active Java developer with a hands-on approach available for consulting and training. Brings an enterprise computing / business intelligence background to GIS and standards work.
Serves on the Project Steering Committee of GeoServer, GeoTools and uDig projects. Outreach to new projects as a member of both the Open Source Geospatial Foundation and LocationTech Industry Working Group.
Norman Barker is a specialist in developing geospatial data discovery and dissemination products. He has spent his career managing and developing geospatial products. He is also an open source developer with contributions to MapServer, libspatialindex, GDAL and PostGIS. Norman holds a Master’s in mathematics from The University of Durham, England. He is an avid rugby player.
Robert Cheetham is the founder and CEO of Azavea, a B Corporation that creates civic geospatial software for the web. Azaveaâ€™s open source projects include GeoTrellis for high performance geoprocessing (an Eclipse project), OpenTreeMap for urban ecosystems, DistrictBuilder for legislative redistricting and other geospatial libraries and utilities. He founded Azavea to apply geospatial technology for civic, social, and environmental impact while advancing the state-of-the-art through research. Prior to founding Azavea, he served as a software developer and GIS analyst for the University of Pennsylvania, the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Police Department and as a civil servant in Japan. He serves on the advisory board of the Penn State University Masters in GIS and GeoDesign programs and as an occasional lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Design. He has an MLA in Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Japanese Studies from the University of Michigan.
Xavier Lopez is Director of Oracle's Spatial and Graph products group. Xavier leads Oracle’s efforts to incorporate spatial and graph databases across Oracle’s technologies. He is currently focusing on high performance spatial computing and linked open data. He holds advanced degrees in engineering and planning from University of Maine, MIT, and the University of California, Davis. He is currently a member of the US National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC). Xavier is past member of the Mapping Science Committee of the National Academy of Science that advises the nation on mapping activities.