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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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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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Dan Schirren

Dan Schirren

Head of Business Development, Asia Pacific

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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John Whitehead

John Whitehead

Director of Sales and Distribution, APAC

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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Jan Schoderer

Jan Schoderer

Sales Director APAC

Jan Schoderer is working for Vexcel Imaging GmbH as Sales Director APAC since July 2012. 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 mobile phone company. In the late 90ies he spent several months working as a consult-ant and research assistant on his thesis at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Bogor/In-donesia. Shortly thereafter he permanently moved to Jakarta/Indonesia working for 5 years as a Project Man-ager and later General Manager for EarthLine - a regional SE Asian mapping company with focus on high resolution satellite and airborne IFSAR data - where he managed over 60 people in large commercial mapping projects.

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