Dave McIlhagga [MapSherpa]

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Dave has been involved in the geospatial industry since 1997, primarily as the founder of DM Solutions Group, one of the first companies to be actively involved in the development open source geospatial technologies.

Dave has played an active role in bringing many diverse organizations and individuals together within open source projects, open source conferences, and eventually within the establishment of the OSGeo Foundation.

With over 17 years experience as a CEO of a geospatial technology company, that has gone through the transformations from open source geospatial technologists for hire, through to product commercialization around open source, Dave has learned many lessons (most the hard way) on how to make open source work as a business strategy.