Geospatial Expert Panel – Ng Siau Yong – 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies

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Geoawesomeness team is delighted to announce Ng Siau Yong, Director of GeoSpatial and Data Division & Chief Data Officer at the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) joins us as an expert on the panel for the 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies.

Ng Siau Yong is the Director of GeoSpatial and Data Division & Chief Data Officer at the Singapore Land Authority (SLA). He is responsible for driving and establishing a collaborative geospatial environment in Singapore. He oversees the formulation, design and management of the policy and programme for geospatial information governance, infrastructure and technology development, capacity building, and the use of geospatial systems in data analytics.

Under his stewardship, various important geospatial initiatives have been implemented. Among them, OneMap (www.onemap.sg), the Singapore Government’s geospatial information and services portal, has won many international accolades. GeoWorks, an industry centre has been set up to promote geospatial business growth, drive geo-innovation, and foster a well-connected geospatial community. Siau Yong initiated the setting up of the Singapore GeoSpatial Scholarship to strengthen the building of geospatial workforce. He has been actively involved in the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UNGGIM) and chaired the National Institutional Arrangement Work Group until recently.

Trained as an urban planner, Siau Yong started his career with the Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority. He later served the Ministry of National Development and the Ministry of Law in various capacities. Upon joining SLA, he first assumed the position of Director, Strategic Planning and Policy and later Director, Land Asset Management Services, prior to taking on the current portfolio.

Apart from his professional work, Siau Yong had been actively involved in tertiary education for more than 17 years. He taught Urban Development, Urban Planning and Urban Policy in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as Adjunct Associate Professor with the Department of Real Estate of the School of Design & Environment, National University of Singapore (NUS).


Since 2016, Geoawesomeness has been publishing this annual list to enable the community to identify companies across the world working on geospatial topics and to foster collaboration.
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