Announcing the GeoVation Housing Challenge judging panel
We’re pleased to announce the judging panel who will be selecting the best of you ideas to attend GeoVation Camp in January. After the closing date of 19 November 2014, they will select the ideas which offer the best solution to the GeoVation Housing Challenge and are innovative, use good design, technology and of course, make use of Ordnance Survey and Land Registry data in the solution.
The Judging Panel Chair is:
Roland Harwood who is co-founder of 100%Open, the open innovation agency that works with the likes of LEGO, Orange and Oxfam to co-innovate with their partners. Roland was formerly Director of Open Innovation at NESTA, the UK’s National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. Graduating with a PhD in Physics from Edinburgh University, he has held senior innovation roles in the Utilities and Media industries and in addition has worked with 100’s of start-ups to raise venture capital and commercialise technology. In addition he has worked as a TV and film music producer for SonyBMG
He will be joined by:
Dr Alison Prendiville’s expertise is in Design and Service Design, in which she has an internationally recognised reputation as a researcher and academic leader. She is is Course Director for the MDes Service Design Innovation at LCC/UAL, focusing on the role of design as a catalyst for multi-disciplinary team working, particularly within the areas of health care and societal challenges. Her expertise lies in the field of service design, digital anthropology, creative economies and connected communities. Her PhD (2001) investigated the specification of engineering hardware in the design of public transport systems and the design of the passenger service experience. She was a researcher on the EU Framework IV Programme MIMIC (Modality, Inter-modality and Interchange) investigating transport interchanges and the barriers to the seamless journey. She has an MA from the RCA in Design management and an MSc in Digital Anthropology with distinction (UCL). She is an Associate of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the RSA.
Two directors from Ordnance Survey will be participating in the judging panel at different stages.
Peter ter Haar is Director of Products & Innovation at Ordnance Survey. Peter is responsible for all aspects of product management at Ordnance Survey including product marketing, engineering and supply. He joined Ordnance Survey in November 2006, with more than 18 years’ experience in product management and business development in both the public and private sectors in GIS, location-based services and mobile technology. His previous roles include the head of GIS at the City of Amsterdam, and senior product and technical management roles in Geodan, Autodesk Europe and Intergraph Europe.