Maurits van der Vlugt
Maurits was doing GIS subjects before they were formally offered at his university, so he has always been a step ahead in this game — just one reason why he is a leading authority in location information in Australia. Maurits 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. These experiences, which span the globe, arm the board with thought-provoking ideas plus the conviction to back them and bring speakers to the conferences that use location in novel ways. All this ensures our delegates are enticed to attend and inspired when they leave.