Nigel Clifford
CEO, Ordnance Survey
Tuesday 23 May, 2017
09.40 – 10.05

Geospatial: Innovation, integration and impact
Resilience can be interpreted in many ways covering applications from civil contingency to national security. It can also relate to sustaining economic growth and stability. Both are high on the national agenda with an urgent need to adapt to climate change and protect the country from terrorism key responses related to the former challenges and finding a new economic model for a post-Brexit world under the latter. Fortunately, to help us respond, technological advances in the form of a plethora of new earth observation satellites, drones and street view data capture platforms, advances in robotics, big data predictive analytics and ‘people as sensors’, are just a few of the innovations at our disposal.

Nigel joined OS in June 2015, bringing extensive experience of international software, telecoms and services including complex joint venture and public sector enterprises. He has previously been Chief Executive of Procserve Holdings Ltd, Micro Focus International, Symbian Software Ltd, Tertio Telecoms and Glasgow Royal Infirmary University NHS Trust, in addition he has held senior roles within Nokia, Cable & Wireless and BT Group Plc. Alongside his business expertise Nigel has a Geography degree from Cambridge and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, so is perfectly positioned to make significant impact at this time of great opportunity for a business at the forefront of the geo-services market.In his spare time Nigel is an enthusiastic traveller and hill walker.

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