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Geospatial Expert Panel – Siau Yong Ng – Global Top 100 Geospatial Companies 2023 Edition

Geoawesomeness is delighted to announce 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 2023 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).


About Global Top 100 Geospatial Companies 

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.

(2016) List of Top 100 Geospatial Startups and companies in the world

2019 Top 100 Geospatial Companies and Startups List

Top 100 Geospatial Companies and Ecosystem Map – 2021


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Geospatial Expert Panel – Sives Govender – Global Top 100 Geospatial Companies 2023 Edition

Geoawesomeness is delighted to announce Sives Govender, Research Group Leader at CSIR joins us as an expert on the panel for the 2023 Top 100 Geospatial Companies.

Sives Govender is a Geographer and holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters degree with specialization in GIS, from the University of Durban-Westville (now UKZN) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Development from the University of Stellenbosch.

He is a Research Group Leader in Spatial Information Systems research group at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and a non-executive director of Environmental Information System-Africa (EIS-Africa), a pan African nonprofit organization, promoting the utilization of Geospatial Science and Technology to support sustainable development in Africa. As part of his role at EIS-Africa, organizes and manages the biennial AfricaGIS conference, the largest continental gathering of geospatial experts which has been convened since 1993. 

Sives is also an advisory Board member of Place and Board member of Radiant Earth Foundation, evaluation panel member for Geoawesomeness Top 100 Geospatial Companies, CSIR lead representative for the National Earth Observation System of Systems (NEOSS) and a member of the Group on Earth Observation (GEO).

For over two decades he has been involved in numerous global to national geospatial science, technology and Spatial Data Infrastructure related activities and projects. He works closely with the African Union Commission and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa to develop African capabilities and capacity to support sustainable development using geospatial data and technologies. He is the contract manager for the National Ocean and Coastal Information Management System (OCIMS).

 


About Global Top 100 Geospatial Companies 

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.

(2016) List of Top 100 Geospatial Startups and companies in the world

2019 Top 100 Geospatial Companies and Startups List

Top 100 Geospatial Companies and Ecosystem Map – 2021


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