Peter Batty

Peter Batty, Conference Chair

Peter is VP of geospatial technology at Ubisense. He has worked in the geospatial industry for 20 years and has served as CTO for two leading companies in the industry (and two of the world's top 200 software companies), Intergraph and Smallworld (now part of GE Energy), as well as a being a founder and CTO of Ten Sails, who provided early stage funding to and later merged with Ubisense. He serves on the Advisory Board of geoIQ.


Ben Tuttle, Workshop Committee

Ben is a PhD student in the geography department at the Universityof Denver and a Project Scientist at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. He has been a long time user of geospatial open source software and finds many FOSS projects indispensable in his day to day work. He is a regular user of projects such as GDAL/OGR, MapServer, and the OpenGeo suite for building web tools to enable improved decision making capabilties.


Jeff McKenna, Workshop Committee

Jeff has been involved in every FOSS4G organizing committee since its inception, with a focus on the widely popular hands-on workshops at the events.  A long-time MapServer user, Jeff operates a consulting company, Gateway Geomatics, located on the East Coast of Canada, focusing on assisting organizations publish spatial information on the Internet.

 Chris Helm

Chris Helm, Workshop Committee

Chris is a geospatial developer focused on analytics at geoIQ. He recently joined them from NREL, and has extensive experience with a wide range of open source geospatial technologies.

 James Fee

James Fee, Program Committee

James works for WeoGeo helping people organize, share and monetize their geo-content. He writes a popular blog.

 Tyler Erickson

Tyler Erickson, Program Committee

Tyler is a Research Scientist at Michigan Tech Research Institute and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan Technological University. His research interests include algorithm development for geostatistical analysis and designing internet-based geospatial information systems. He had a winning entry for Google's KML in Research Competition.

 Matt Krusemark

Matt Krusemark, Program Committee

Matt manages the Information Services group at the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) in Denver, Colorado. He has been in the geospatial industry for over 15 years working in university research, private industry, and local and regional government.  Matt's professional interests include collaborative technologies, enterprise-level database management, and Web mapping development, design and usability.

Brian Timoney

Brian Timoney, Introductory Event

Brian founded the Timoney Group in 2005 to focus on web-based delivery of visual information, after a decade of applying his GIS skills in areas such as land development, environmental remediation, defense, and energy. Active in promoting the possibilities of web mapping platforms in particular, Brian has presented at conferences such as Location Intelligence, Where 2.0, GIS In The Rockies, and ESRI PUG.

Rafael Moreno

Rafael Moreno, Academic Track

Rafael has a bachelor degree in forestry from the Chapingo Autonomous University in Mexico. He received his Ph. D. in Natural Resources Administration from Colorado State University in the USA. He has 16 years of experience as a fulltime professor teaching natural resources management, sustainable development, and geographic information science and technology including Web-Geographic Information Systems. He is currently teaching and doing research in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver.

Matt Ball, Media / PR

Matt is a co-founder of Vector1 Media. Prior to that, he was editor-in-chief of GeoWorld magazine for seven years, and managed all aspects of the GeoTec Event, Canada's largest geospatial industry event. Before working in the geospatial industry press, he was in charge of marketing and exhibit sales for the Geological Society of America’s annual meeting. Matt writes and edits V1 Magazine and Asian Surveying and Mapping, blogs at Spatial Sustain, and can be found on Twitter @spatialsustain.

Tyler Mitchell

Tyler Mitchell, OSGeo Executive Director

Tyler works as the Executive Director for OSGeo and is a Charter Member of the Foundation.  He has worked in the geospatial industry for 15 years and has been using open source geospatial software much of that time.  While always on the lookout for innovative ways to apply new technology to old problems, he also runs the day-to-day operations of OSGeo.  If he's not speaking in a plenary, look for him at the OSGeo booth or find him working with others online.