An overview of the key note speakers
Every day of the conference started with a key note given by enthusiastic speakers.
See below for the abstracts.
Jan Willem is former-president of Geo-Informatie Nederland, the Dutch society for geo-professionals, and works as director of strategy at the Esri Nederland. He writes Letters from the Low Lands for Directions Magazine and blogs as Jw. at www.jwvaneck.org
Keynote: Open Innovation is a relatively new phenomena in the field of innovation. The way we innovate seems to have changed, so open innovation may be seen as an innovation of innovation itself. This change can be viewed in a larger push for more openness, e.g. open courseware, open science, open data and open source.
Where does innovation originate?, who is in the lead?, who profits and where is innovation happening? The answers to these questions may come as an surprise to some. Needless to say, active users play a very important part in innovation.
Open geodata is one of the more recent developments in our ecosystem of geographic technology. This presentation will present various aspects of open geodata and how it may impact our value system.
This presentation will give you a clear picture of the years ahead of us.
Since 2008 Henk is member of the board of the OpenStreetMap Foundation. Currently he has the position of secretary with the Foundation. In 2009 Henk brought the annual OSM conference "State of the Map" to Amsterdam. Since then he is deeply involved with organizing this event.
Henk has been speaking about OpenStreetMap on several conferences / seminars.
In his professional life (read: getting paid) Henk Hoff is an independent IT Business Consultant with ample experience in the telecommunication sector.
Keynote: In it's 8 years of existence OpenStreetMap has become the leading supplier of open geodata. On in the least by doing things different: by building a world-wide community of volunteers who map their own area. This approach of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) not only created a detailed geo-database, but also stimulated new innovative concepts.
This presentation will give an overview of the past, present and future of the OpenStreetMap project.
Paul is now the release and configuration manager and he tries to manage the small group of core developers.
Paul is also the chair person of this conference.
Keynote: In this keynote Paul will show the new features of MapWindow v4.8 since last conference.
After having developed several online GPS-games like Frequency 1550 at Waag Society (www.waag.org) back in 2004, and having been fascinated by maps from an early age, he found his final destination in the domain of FOSS4G.
He contributes to various established Open Source projects like GeoNetwork and aims to be a more regular mapper for OpenStreetMap.
Just is the trailblazer ("kwartiermaker") for OSGeo.nl (www.osgeo.nl) the Dutch chapter for OSGeo.org and is a member of the Dutch OpenGeoGroep.