Dr. Hanif Rahemtulla, Horizon Digital Economy Research

Hanif is a Geospatial Science Research Fellow at Horizon, a Digital Economy Research Institute, at the University of Nottingham and External Lecturer and Honorary Fellow at University College London. His research is principally focused in the areas of geographic information policy focusing on Open and Linked Data, the handling and analysis of environmental information, and wider philosophical issues on the societal impacts of Information Communication Technologies.

Puneet Kishor, Creative Commons and University of Wisconsin-Madison

Puneet evangelizes open access to geospatial data, science and technology as a senior Science Commons Fellow. Puneet was a Science Policy Fellow at the National Academies which got him interested in open data. He is an elected Charter member of the Open Source GeoSpatial Foundation, and a researcher in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is building a web-based carbon modeling tool. Puneet has worked as an engineer in a small New Delhi NGO, internationally as a GIS specialist at the World Bank in Washington DC, and at a private GIS consulting firm in Madison, Wisconsin. Puneet has an engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, an M.S. from UW-Madison, and is a Ph.D. candidate at UW-Madison trying to develop a methodology for measuring information accessibility.