Denise is a strategic advisor, partnership builder and presenter with over 20 years of experience with the global geospatial community. She works internationally to evangelize the benefits, value and application of location data across government, the private sector and academia and her experience covers a broad range of domains including agriculture, defence, sustainability, insurance, Smart Cities & IoT, statistics, development and data ethics. This diversity ensures that she works where geospatial meets mainstream technology.
With a broad range of experience in both ethical use of location data, outreach and partnership development, Denise is now the Community & Ethics Partner at PLACE – a non-profit mapping organization founded on the belief that high-quality mapping is essential data infrastructure for the digital age. She leads the development of the global membership and partner program that will utilise the data collected in the PLACE Trust and will continue to promote the uptake and utilisation of the Locus Charter.
Previously she has worked with the Victorian State Government in Australia on geospatial innovation projects and as the Head of Outreach and Communication at the Open Geospatial Consortium where she led work such as the UN-GGIM Geospatial Standards Guides and strategic partnership engagement.
Expertise: Not for Profit & Public sector professional with over 20 years’ experience in information and technology policy, strategy, communications, product and project management, predominantly working across the geospatial industry. Developed and managed multiple national and international award-winning services and products. Extensive experience working with all sectors of the geospatial industry – intra/inter-jurisdictional government, private sector, industry associations, communities and academia. Particular focus applied to the identification of public–private collaboration opportunities and emerging technology trends. Experienced presenter at national and international conferences.
Specialities: Information Management, Collaboration, Communication, Marketing and Education, Project Management, Product Development and Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Tender Management and Procurement, Contract Negotiation, Government Policy & Process, Public/Private Partnership, Industry Engagement, Cross Sectoral Stakeholder Engagement (Private Sector, Academia, Government Fed/State/Local, Community, Industry Association), Emerging Technology identification, Program Management
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