Prof Mike Jackson
Mike is Emeritus Professor of Geospatial Science at the University of Nottingham, UK and was founder and Director of its Centre for Geospatial Science (CGS) 2005 - 2011. CGS, now part of the Nottingham Geospatial Institute, is a multi-disciplinary post-graduate research centre focussing on spatial data infrastructures, geospatial intelligence, location-based services and geospatial interoperability. Prior to 2005 he was Director of QinetiQ's Space Division. (QinetiQ, formed from the UK's Defence Research and Evaluation Agency, is a leading science and technology organisation with more than 10,000 scientists and engineers). In earlier appointments, Mike was Head of Location Platform at Hutchison3G UK, a Hutchison Wampoa third generation mobile telecommunications company, and CEO of Laser-Scan Holdings plc, an organisation which took an early and active role in the specification and development of standards within OGC. Mike has first-class honours and PhD degrees from Manchester University, UK and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology from Kingston University in 2002. Professor Mike Jackson has been a director of OGC since 2001, is Chairman of OGC Europe and Chairman of the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe, (AGILE) [2010=2014]. He is a member of the OS4GEO Board. Mike is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.