Speaker Bio & Abstract

Andrew Wickless Marketing Director, Land Administration

BiographyAndrew Wickless is the Strategic Marketing Director for Trimble Land Administration. He is responsible for the strategic planning and development process to drive growth for the Land Administration business. Over the last 20 years, he has held various strategy and technology roles in the energy and natural resources sectors. Mr. Wickless holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Kansas as well as a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.Abstract5 of the 17 SDGs are directly related to Land and Land Administration. Creative use of Land Administration technologies, processes, and financial approaches can help move the needle in achievement of the Land related SDGs. Innovative use of Geospatial technology is a key enabler in the implementation of effective Land Administration solutions which in turn are foundational in supporting economic growth and social prosperity.

This presentation explores innovative application of Geospatial technologies, methodologies, and approaches that support land relevant SDG targets and indicators.

The Fit for Purpose Land Administration approach (FIG Publication No 60, Copyright The World Bank and the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) 2014.) promotes approach for rapid collection of land administration information, and has been suggested as essential in supporting the land related SDGs. We will explore relevant technology solutions to support effective deployment of Fit for Purpose Land Administration.

Formal Land Administration implementation remains a high priority for many government organizations. They are charged to provide foundational systems that support sustainable economic and social development, and environmental protection. These organizations continue to be challenged by funding limitations, capacity limitations, and overly restrictive policies and processes. We suggest that a holistic collaborative approach is required to deliver meaningful progress against the SDG targets. Such an approach can deliver timely results via end-to-end solution development, including a combination of Geospatial technology with a flexible approach to design of policy, process, and financial solutions.