Geo-tech evangelist to headline at SA GeoTech 2017


Geoff Zeiss

Geo-tech evangelist, Geoff Zeiss, has agreed to keynote at SA GeoTech 2017 which takes place on 25 and 26 July 2017 at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. Zeiss is recognised for his efforts to promote geospatial in vertical industries such as utilities and construction. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the geospatial software industry and 15 years’ experience developing enterprise geospatial solutions for the utilities, communications, and public works industries. His particular interests include the convergence of BIM, CAD, geospatial, and 3D.

SA GeoTech 2017 is a conference and exhibition to showcase geospatial technologies, tools, skills, services and applications to a wide spectrum of potential users within Southern Africa. The theme of the event is “Showcasing geospatial technologies for precision, planning and performance.” SA GeoTech 2017 will focus on leading-edge geomatics and geospatial technologies, skills, solutions and applications for business leaders, managers, data analysts, architects, engineers, scientists, project managers and decision-makers from all sectors of the economy.

Currently Zeiss heads up, Between the Poles, a thought leadership consulting firm. From 2001 to 2012 he was Director of Utility Industry Program at Autodesk Inc, where he was responsible for thought leadership for the utility industry program. From 1999 to 2001 he was Director of Enterprise Software Development at Autodesk. He received one of ten annual global technology awards in 2004 from Oracle Corporation for technical innovation and leadership in the use of Oracle.

Prior to Autodesk, Zeiss was Director of Product Development at VISION* Solutions. VISION* Solutions is credited with pioneering relational spatial data management, CAD/GIS integration, and long transactions (data versioning) in the utility, communications, and public works industries. He is a frequent speaker at geospatial and utility events around the world.

Delegates interested in hearing Zeiss speak are welcome to register for SA GeoTech 2017 at

Contact Clare van Zwieten, SA GeoTech 2017,




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