[OSGeo-Discuss] Nominating Thierry Badard

Tyler Mitchell tmitchell at osgeo.org
Thu Aug 4 14:31:28 PDT 2011

I nominate Thierry Badard to serve on the OSGeo Board of Directors.  

His involvement in OSGeo to date shows an encouraging commitment to advancing OSGeo's mission on many fronts.  While primarily focused on the academic side through Laval University, he is also active with the OSGeo Francophone chapter and with several software projects (most notable GeoKettle).  

The combination of his global outlook, educational experience and, lately, with business exposure through his work with Spatialytics gives him a powerful perspective on bringing many groups of people together.  I've met Thierry several times and had encouraging discussions about how to grow the organisation and continue supporting people and projects that are connecting through OSGeo.  He also worked for IGN France, so has some inside understanding of a national mapping agency, which I believe, is an increasingly important part of OSGeo's user base.

More from his Linkedin Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/thierrybadard

Dr. Thierry Badard is professor in geoinformatics at the Department of geomatics sciences of Laval University in Quebec City (Canada). He heads the GeoSOA research group and is a full time researcher of the Centre for Research in Geomatics (CRG). Former member of the steering committee of the CRG, he is also a regular researcher of the GEOIDE Network of Centres of Excellence in geomatics. He has more than 15 years of experience and he has been involved and has led national and international R&D projects of importance. His research interest deals with geospatial (Web) Services Oriented Architectures (SOA), location-based and context-aware web services and apps, geospatial Business Intelligence (GeoBI) and geo-analytical tools and the design of intelligent mobile applications for better decision support. He acts as a chair, editor and reviewer for numerous international journals and scientific conferences and has already an important record of scientific contributions. Dr. Thierry Badard is also actively involved in the geospatial free and open source community. He is developer, administrator and project coordinator of the GeoKettle (http://www.geokettle.org), GeoMondrian (http://www.geo-mondrian.org), SOLAPLayers (http://www.solaplayers.org) and GeOxygene (http://oxygene-project.sourceforge.net), open source projects. He is an OSGeo charter member and acts as a member of the OSGeo conference committee and a reviewer for the OSGeo Journal. Till last year, he was in charge of the free software commission in the OSGeo Francophone local chapter. He is a founding co-chairs the OSGeo Quebec local chapter and a founding co-chair of the ICA (International Cartographic Association) commission on open source geospatial technologies (http://ica-opensource.scg.ulaval.ca). He has also recently co-founded Spatialytics, a new company specialised in open source GeoBI where he acts as CTO. For further details, please visit http://www.spatialytics.com and http://geosoa.scg.ulaval.ca.

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