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Speaker: Dirk Frigne

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In his professional life, Dirk is founder and CEO of Geosparc. He has extensive software development experience as a developer, architect, project manager and has been involved with the development and implementation of numerous IT infrastructures using a variety of technologies on multiple platforms. In an IT career spanning more than 30 years, Dirk understands that leadership and team building are the keys to successful IT and development projects. His key skills are situated in the valorisation of specialised state of the art technology trough bringing technical experts into contact with the right commercial and marketing teams for a perfect fit. Dirk was project manager for several projects amongst them, the open source project “Generic GIS for e-Government” and the OSGeo project Geomajas. Dirk is is a member of the advisory board of the Industrial Industry Fund (university of Ghent) and part of the "geospatial datainfrastructure" (GDI) advisory board of Flanders. Dirk is an OSGeo member since 2007, became a charter member in 2013 and is since January 2016 vice president of OSGeo.

In 2015 Dirk took the initiative, together with a team of enthusiastic open source adepts to found The Belgium OSGeo local chapter, and is actively involved in the organisation of the Belgian FOSS4G.be event.

In his professional life, Dirk is founder and CEO of Geosparc. He has extensive software development experience as a developer, architect, project manager and has been involved with the development and implementation of numerous IT infrastructures using a variety of technologies on multiple platforms. In an IT career spanning more than 30 years, Dirk understands that leadership and team building are the keys to successful IT and development projects. His key skills are situated in the valorisation of specialised state of the art technology trough bringing technical experts into contact with the right commercial and marketing teams for a perfect fit. Dirk was project manager for several projects amongst them, the open source project “Generic GIS for e-Government” and the OSGeo project Geomajas. Dirk is is a member of the advisory board of the Industrial Industry Fund (university of Ghent) and part of the "geospatial datainfrastructure" (GDI) advisory board of Flanders. Dirk is an OSGeo member since 2007, became a charter member in 2013 and is since January 2016 vice president of OSGeo.

In 2015 Dirk took the initiative, together with a team of enthusiastic open source adepts to found The Belgium OSGeo local chapter, and is actively involved in the organisation of the Belgian FOSS4G.be event.

Dirk is evangelising the foundation of the European chapter, which is right now under construction, discussing the goals and principles.

Contact

E-Mail: dirk.frigne@geosparc.com