Speaker Bio & Abstract
BiographySean Wiid is the Chief Executive Officer of UP42. He has spent his whole career focused on geospatial technology and building digital mapping businesses. Prior to UP42, he was SVP of Platform and Content at Navico, where he ran the global map production operation and built the cloud platform team. At HERE Technologies and Nokia, Sean was responsible for strategy, business planning, and operations for the B2B business - helping to build and commercialize the HERE Location Platform. In previous roles at GDC (now part of Pitney Bowes) and Spatial Dimension (now part of Trimble), Sean worked as a software architect and lead developer building geospatial solutions for land administration, mining, and government. Seans strong technical foundation is underpinned by BSc and MSc degrees in Geomatics and Engineering, complemented with an MBA from the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) in Berlin.