Ken is a professional 'cartonerd' with a Bachelors in cartography and a PhD in GIS. He's a former academic from the UK but, since 2011, he talks and writes about cartography, teaches and occasionally makes maps, with Esri, in far sunnier climes. He has presented and published an awful lot and is in demand as a panellist and keynote. He blogs (cartonerd.com), tweets (@kennethfield), is past Editor of The Cartographic Journal (2005–2014), and current Chair of the ICA Map Design Commission (mapdesign.icaci.org). He’s won a few awards for maps, pedagogy and kitchen tile designs. He is author of the soon-to-be-best-selling book CARTOGRAPHY and recently taught a MOOC to over 35,000 people interested in making better maps. He snowboards, drums, builds Lego and supports Nottingham Forest.