Dr Suchith Anand Chair
Dr Suchith Anand is the Chief Scientist & Adviser to the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition. Dr. Anand served as the founding chair of the ICA Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies and Geospatial IG of the Research Data Alliance(RDA). He is reviewer for European and international research council applications, many leading GIS journals and member of many scientific committees. Dr Anand serves on the Editorial Board of Journal on Open Geospatial Data, Software and Standards and in the Program Board of Group on Earth Observations (GEO). He is leading open geospatial science through the establishment of Open Source Geospatial Labs/Research Centres in key universities worldwide as part of the GeoForAll initiative. Dr Anand co-founded GeoForAll with a vision to make geospatial education and opportunities accessible to all and to enable a better future for everyone.