Maurits van der Vlugt
- Deep working knowledge of geographic information technology, Spatial Data Infrastructures, business strategies and analysis
- Experience of Environmental geospatial and metadata governance, life cycles, and quality assurance
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, translating jargon into English
- Working with and leading multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural, and multi-language teams
- Thorough understanding of distributed, standards-based, geospatial information systems
- End-to-end project management and delivery
- Fluent in English, Dutch and German
Maurits is a leading authority in location information. He consults across government and the private sector delivering strategic location-intelligence solutions and spends time volunteering with GeoRabble, Locate Conferences and mentoring young professionals to give a voice to emerging trends and topics.
Having worked for over 30 years in the geospatial information industry in Europe, the USA, the Middle East, and Australia, he has developed an extensive international network. His areas of interest and expertise extend into Data and Information Governance, Geographic Information Management, Economic Value assessment, and Spatial Data Infrastructures.
Signature clients include the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Land Information New Zealand, Geoscience Australia, and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.
He has delivered numerous conference and business presentations and published many journal and magazine articles. He taught ‘Customising GIS for the Web’ at the University of Redlands (USA) and held ‘Ignite’ talks in Australia and the USA. He has won multiple awards for his presentations, project delivery and contributions to the industry.
Maurits assumes an active leadership role in the Spatial Information Industry: he was non-executive director and deputy chair of the board of Locate Conferences Australia and is a contributor to the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) ‘Future Trends’ report. (http://ggim.un.org/docs/UN-GGIM-Future-trends_Second%20edition.pdf).
Maurits is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).