Speaker Bio & Abstract

Vincent Dessard Entrepreneur, Senior Consultant, Investor, Owner

BiographyVincent Dessard is an independent senior consultant for geospatial solutions, expert in interoperable distributed systems and cloud-based infrastructures for geo resources (information and services, SaaS). Currently runs his own consulting and investment company and acts as a Business Angel. As founder/owner/CEO, he managed and grew Ionic Software, a leading innovation company established in Europe and USA. Ionic has impressively contributed to set the baseline of geospatial interoperability worldwide within OGC, ISO TC211 and INSPIRE communities, in which he held various key positions. In 2007, he successfully sold IONIC group to Hexagon. Held various positions in geospatial industry at Siemens and 1Spatial. Master Degree and Research fellow in Computer Sciences from the University of Liege, Belgium.