Geospatial Expert Panel – Sives Govender – 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies
Geoawesomeness team is delighted to announce Sives Govender, Research Group Leader, CSIR, South Africa and Co- founder and coordinator of Environmental Information System-Africa joins us as an expert on the panel for the 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies.
Sives Govender is a Research Group Leader in Spatial Information Systems at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa and the coordinator 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. He also organizes and manages the biennial AfricaGIS conference, the largest gathering of geospatial experts which has been convened since 1993. Sives is an advisory Board member of Place and Board member of Radiant Earth Foundation.
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.
Sives is a Geographer and has a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Social Policy 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.
Geospatial Expert Panel – Olivia Powell – 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies
Geoawesomeness team is delighted to announce Olivia Powell, International Lead at The Geospatial Commission in Cabinet Office and Co- founder and Director at Women+ in Geospatial joins us as an expert on the panel for the 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies.
Olivia Powell is the International Lead at The Geospatial Commission in Cabinet Office, where she is responsible for bringing a coherent UK vision towards an international geospatial strategy and promoting the UK’s geospatial expertise. She is a chartered geographer (GIS) at the Royal Geographical Society with IBG with 20 years experience in the use of geospatial data and technology in the environment and law enforcement sectors. She is also a co-founder and Director of Women in Geospatial+, a global network to unite, inspire and empower women and under-represented gender groups.