Ady Ruchiatan
Ady Ruchiatan
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Ady Ruchiatan

Ady Ruchiatan

Vice President | Association of Surveying and Mapping Enterprises for Geospatial Information

Ady Saptadi Ruchiatan has been working with PT. NARCON since June 2004 and became the company's Managing Director in April 2012, till present. He manages the company with approximately 200 employees and ensures the business performance heads in a positive direction through directing and controlling the work, operations, and resources of the company. He also gives strategic guidelines to the Board of Directors.

Ady has been a member of The ASEAN FLAG (The ASEAN Federation of Land Survey and Geomatics) since 2004 and now holds the position of Senior Vice President. He has also been a member of APSPIG (Asosiasi Perusahaan Survey dan Pemetaan Informasi Geospasial or Indonesian Surveying, Mapping, and Geospatial Information Enterprises) since 2004 and is now the Chief of International Affairs of The APSPIG.

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Dan Schirren

Dan Schirren

Head of Business Development, Asia Pacific | Ordnance Survey

Dan has over 20 years’ experience in advising clients in developing and delivering successful digital transformation. Prior to his current appointment where he heads up the Asia Pacific business in Singapore and Hong Kong, Dan founded and co-founded various emerging technology start-ups and led sales teams in global deployment, assisting clients in both public and private sector.

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Jan Schoderer

Jan Schoderer

Sales Director APAC | Vexcel Imaging GmbH

Jan Schoderer is working for Vexcel Imaging GmbH as Sales Director APAC since 2012, but has been delivering geospatial solutions to customers across all of Asia for the past 20 years. Prior to Vexcel he has been involved in GIS/RS related projects since the mid 90ies, initially working on radio network planning for a major German cell phone provider. After finishing university - which included writing his thesis at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Bogor/Indonesia - he lived in SE-Asia for the next 10 years. First in Jakarta working as General Manager for a regional mapping company with focus on mapping from high resolution satellite imagery followed by a sales manager role with a leading provider of airborne IFSAR data that took him from Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur and later back to Munich/Germany.

Jan is holding a diploma degree in physical geography, remote sensing and land use planning.

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John Whitehead

John Whitehead

Director of Sales and Distribution, APAC | Trimble Inc

John works with Trimble's customers and distribution partners throughout the region delivering geospatial solutions utilizing surveying, laser scanning and spatial imaging technologies. Prior to Trimble, he worked for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy throughout Asia as a consultant in the field of land policy, public finance, and property rights.

John holds a Master of International Business from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University.

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Lanita Idrus
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Lanita Idrus

Lanita Idrus

Publisher, The Asia Miner & Director, The Djakarta Mining Club, Coal Club Indonesia, Regional Technical Conferences

With over 13 years’ experience in the Publishing (Mining) industry, Lanita has developed a unique understanding of engineering and mining, particularly in South East Asia.

Lanita has been involved with several professional, government and community organisations since 1988, working on various community projects such as the Aceh Tsunami Medical Relief, Marsh Foundation (Disaster Relief), Harlequin Intrigue Addicted to Danger Facebook Group, and Dachshund Group Melbourne amongst others.

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Ng Siau Yong
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Ng Siau Yong

Ng Siau Yong

Director, GeoSpatial and Data Division, Chief Data Officer | Singapore Land Authority

Siau Yong is responsible for driving and establishing a collaborative geospatial environment in Singapore, overseeing 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, 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 manpower. He is actively involved in the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UNGGIM) and chairs the National Institutional Arrangement Work Group currently.

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

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