About Trained as an economist, a chance conversation led to me becoming General Manager of GDC and Head of Professional Services at whereonearth.com during the wackiest part of the dot com boom and bust.
In 2002 some colleagues and I bought out GDC with investment support from nearly all of the employees. MapInfo bought the business in 2007.
I have recently joined geo.me Solutions as their chairman and through KnowWhere, I now work as a non-executive director, a strategic consultant and an investor, advisor and mentor to technology startups.
I am also a Special Lecturer at the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham.
When not working, I blog, twitter, talk about geography, technol