Speaker Bio & Abstract
Global Geospatial Information Management
BiographyGreg Scott joined the United Nations Statistics Division in 2012 with the specific task of establishing the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) and growing its relevance and status with Member States and related International Organizations involved in national, regional and global geospatial information management. In his role as Secretariat, Greg provides strategic policy advice and leadership, and guides the development, coordination and implementation of the substantive content for the Committee of Experts.
Greg previously spent 25 years in Geoscience Australia in several key roles delivering Australias national topographic mapping and derivative geospatial programs, and providing independent scientific analysis and advice in the use of geospatial information for environmental management, emergency management, and critical infrastructure protection. Greg possesses formal qualifications in Cartography and Survey Mapping from New Zealand, a Graduate Diploma in Geography from the Australian National University, and a PhD in Geomatics Engineering from the University of Melbourne.