Matt Ball is founder and editor at Vector1 Media, publishers of Sensors & Systems, Informed Infrastructure, and Asian Surveying & Mapping. Sensors & Systems is a recent re-branding of V1 Magazine to discuss new and existing frameworks of instrumented and interconnected networks and decision support tools to monitor and adapt to global change. Informed Infrastructure covers the connection of design tools to analytics, with today’s ability to combine sensor inputs, simulation, and modeling to tune infrastructure design and inform ongoing maintenance. Prior to this role, Matt was editor-in-chief of GeoWorld magazine for seven years, and also managed all aspects of the GeoTec Event, Canada’s largest geospatial industry event. Matt is located in Denver, Colorado.
Bob Drake is the editor-in-chief for CE News and Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure. He has a master’s degree in geology from the University of Michigan with emphasis in environmental geology and geotechnical engineering. For the last 26 years, he has been an editor for business magazines serving the mining, construction materials, and civil engineering industries, including the last eight years with CE News.
Rhonda Faught, a registered Professional Engineer, has 30 years of experience in the technical, administrative and managerial arena of highway and transportation oversight and development. She retired in December 2008 as the Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the largest Department in New Mexico state government. Rhonda was responsible for a billion dollar annual budget and led 3000 employees. In 2009, Rhonda started a consulting business, R. Faught and Associates, LLC. She attracts clients who offer innovative products and services in the transportation industry. Rhonda is also an international motivational speaker specializing in leadership topics.
Alan Vonderohe is Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin — Madison, where he taught and conducted research in Geospatial Information Science and Engineering for 28 years. He was involved in early research in land information systems, geographic information systems for transportation, and theory and applications of geospatial sensors and data. His later work addressed development and implementation of advanced geospatial technologies in large organizations. Since his retirement in 2006, Alan has remained active, both professionally and academically, through the Construction and Materials Support Center at UW-Madison, working closely with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation on automated machine guidance for highway construction, multi-dimensional highway design, and department-wide planning for implementation of geospatial technologies. Alan is active with a number of professional organizations, including the Transportation Research Board, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping.
Geoff Zeiss has more than 25 years experience in the infrastructure software industry working with utilities, communications, and public works in enterprise IT around the world. For the past 10 years Geoff has been involved in thought leadership in the buildings and energy sectors. Geoff's interests include convergence of engineering design, geospatial and 3D; intelligent cities,; electric utilities and energy efficient buildings; productivity, knowledge transfer and the aging workforce; and optimizing utility business processes and information flows for the smart grid. Geoff is currently on the Board of the Open Geospatial Consortium, an international geospatial standards body. In his early career, he was directly involved in some of the largest successful implementations of location-aware integrated design and records management enterprise software systems in the utility and telecommunications sectors.