Deirdre Dalpiaz Bishop—Chief, Geography Division, US Census Bureau
Deirdre Dalpiaz Bishop leads a staff of over 200 employees in developing a national geospatial database. This database of addresses, roads, and boundaries creates the foundation for the 2020 Census and ongoing surveys.
David Henderson—Managing Director, Ordnance Survey
David Henderson has executive accountability for all aspects of Ordnance Survey's (OS) support for the United Kingdom, the delivery of OS's Public Task, and associated product strategy. He sponsors OS's participation in market innovation programs.
Dr. Wilber Khasilwa Ottichilo—Governor, Vihiga County
Dr. Wilber Khasilwa Ottichilo was elected to parliament through a by-election after the Emuhaya Constituency seat in the Kenyan parliament became vacant, following the election of Kenneth Marende as speaker of the National Assembly.
Lieutenant General Girish Kumar—Surveyor General of India (SGI)
Lt Gen Girish Kumar, a recipient of the Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM), was commissioned into the Indian Army (Corps of Engineers) in June 1981 and joined Survey of India in March 1982. As SGI, he is spearheading many important national projects.
Maycarol Z. Layugan—Manager, Operations Center, Philippine Red Cross
Maycarol Z. Layugan runs the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) 24/7 command center that coordinates nationwide responses, from minor emergencies to large-scale disasters. In less than a year, she completed its modernization from a call-taker type to a full-blown command center.
Ravi Shankar—GIS Technical Officer, World Health Organization
Ravi Shankar works for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Previously, he was involved in the Ebola response where he played a key role in the creation of a Global Mapping platform for the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide situational updates of the outbreak.