Director-General, National Land Survey of Finland
Moderator in "Disrupting through Technology" Session
CDO, Cadaster and Land Registration Agency, Sweden
Mr Snäll is the Chief Digital Officer at Lantmäteriet, the Swedish Mapping, Cadaster and Land Registration Agency; managing the transformation to a complete digital Land Administration Business. Earlier Mr Snäll led the development of the Swedish Land Registry from paper based court matters to digitized automated customer services. The Lantmäteriet innovation portfolio get a lot of attention regarding a blockchain initiative; “To buy a real property on the blockchain” and other activities regarding AI to improve customer relation performance, VR and AR to collect information and improve quality on boundaries and Open & Big data distribution.
"How Disruptive Technology Will Impact Financing of Land Projects"
Global Lead for Land and Geospatial, World Bank
Wael Zakout is the Global Lead for Land and Geospatial at the World Bank. Prior to March 2015, he was the Country Manager for Yemen. From 2007-2011, he served as the Sector Manager for Urban, Water and Disaster Risk Management in Europe and Central Asia Region. Mr. Zakout has a PhD from the University of Wisconsin Madison in civil and environmental engineering and undergraduate degree from Bir Zeit University in the West Bank.
"Innovative Land Administration in Ethiopia"
Technical Director Land, NIRAS International Consulting
Mr. Eversmann is a geographer with more than 15 years of experience in land management and development work. For the last 12 years, he worked in bilateral development programmes implemented by GIZ and NIRAS in various countries in Africa and Asia, focussing on land governance (and especially systematic registration of land tenure rights), land use planning and participatory development planning processes.
Rural Land Administration and Use Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Resource, Ethiopia
"Rural Cadastre software system (LIS)"
Moderator in "Platforms in Land Administration" Session
Swisstopo, SWISSCadastre International
Daniel Steudler holds a PhD degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia and is a scientific associate with the Swiss Federal Office of Topography swisstopo, working for the Federal Directorate for Cadastral Surveying. He has been active in FIG-Commission 7 for many years, was chair of the FIG-Task Force on «Spatially Enabled Society», and has been awarded with Honorary Membership of FIG in 2017. He published widely in the cadastral field and consulted internationally in land administration and cadastral issues. Since March 2015, he is chair of the EuroGeographics ”Cadastre and Land Registry Knowledge Exchange Network”.
Senior Adviser, Business Finland
Mr. Manu Setälä is a Senior Adviser at Business Finland. He has worked in ICT area about 30 years, e.g. in 14M€ Digital Business Ecosystems project. He is a member of AI Business programme @BusinessFinland, and his role is there in platform economy. He holds MSc in Software Systems.
"The End of Land Administration as We Know It"
Strategy lead, Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (Kadaster) of the Netherlands
Martin Salzmann is the strategy lead with the Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (Kadaster) of the Netherlands. Martin has worked extensively in the fields of quality assurance of cadastral surveying and mapping, information strategies and marketing before moving into the realm of strategic planning and eGovernment. At the moment he is focusing on issues related to Kadaster’s transformation towards a digital society and government, and how this will affect its role, added value to society and organization in relation with its network partners.
Senior advisor strategy and policy, Netherlands’ Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (Kadaster)
Bert Beentjes is senior advisor strategy and policy with the Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (Kadaster) of the Netherlands. Bert is leading in defining the agency’s strategies related to data, services and new technologies (most notably blockchain) and their impact on our primary functions in the land market and digital government.
"The End of Land Administration as We Know It"
Professor, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute
"Disruptive Mapping Technologies"
CEO, BenBen, Ghana
BenBen is a Ghanaian based land administration firm that leverages blockchain technology in facilitating trusted , secure and risk-free transactions between government land sector agencies and private sector stakeholders in the housing finance and property market value chains.
"Digital Asset Ownership & Land Administration"
Moderator in "Benefits from Using the Data" Session
Head of Land Administration, Ordnance Survey
Mr. Fredrik Zetterquist is the Head of Land Administration at Ordnance Survey since January 2018. He is also the Chair at the Working Party for Land Administration (WPLA), a subsidiary UN-ECE body. Between 2012 and 2017 Mr. Zetterquist was the CEO of Swedesurvey. Most of his carrier has been dedicated to international land administration development projects.
Global Manager, Cadastre/Land Records – ESRI
Based in Washington D.C., Brent Jones oversees Esri’s worldwide strategic planning, business development, and marketing activities for land records, cadastral, surveying, and land administration. As a recognized innovator, Jones specializes in modernizing existing land administration systems and designing new GIS-based cadastral management systems for small and large governments globally.
"Focus on Data"
Technology Manager, Eurogeographics
"European Location Services"
"Drones over African Skies"
Founder & Managing Director, Uhurulabs, Tanzania
Frederick Mbuya has over 25 years experience providing consulting and technical assistance to governments, communities, and businesses in how to leverage both technology and data in new and innovative ways.
He started his career in Finland where he successfully designed, built and implemented projects as diverse as a Government commissioned database system for managing polytechnic student work placements to being a co-founder of the company, (www.provisual.fi) that was the first in Europe to have a live internet broadcast rock concert launched in conjunction with a comprehensive CD-ROM which chronicled Finnish popular culture from the early 60s through to the late 90s.
After Finland Frederick was hired by OneWorld International, (http://oneworld.net/) in the UK after being awarded a “high-skilled” migrants VISA, on the basis of having a skill-set that was not currently available in the UK, specifically his expert knowledge in OpenSource and OpenData applications and implementation. He spent five years with OneWorld, where he was responsible for managing OneWorld’s Global ICT strategy and implementation.
Frederick then returned to his home country of Tanzania where he got involved in a number of projects, most notably he was instrumental in formulating the Ministry of Finance five year ICT development plan, a project funded and managed by the Canadian Government.
Assistant Professor, Aalto University/National Land Survey of Finland
Kirsikka Riekkinen holds a position of Assistant Professor in Real Estate Economics at Aalto University, School of Engineering, department of Built Environment. She is specialized in land management. Her current research focuses on the development of Finnish cadastral system and she aims at widen the scope of the research towards a more global aspect.
Director of Strategic Development, National Land Survey of Finland
Pekka Halme is the Director of Strategic Development at the National Land Survey of Finland (NLS). Pekka has his background in cadastral surveying and steering of cadastral activities within the NLS. In his current position he works, among other things, with development of the organization, strategy issues, and international activities of the NLS.