We are delighted to introduce the Geovation Water Challenge judging panel. They will be inviting the teams whose ideas are judged to have the greatest potential impact, to participate in the Geovation Camp being held at Ordnance Survey, Southampton from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 March. They will be making their selection of ideas that have the best solution to the published problems that are innovative, make good use of design thinking and of course, make use geospatial and environmental open data.
Our judging panel is drawn from our challenge partners EA, Defra, Southern Water and United Utilities; our independent Geovation Challenge Judging panel Chair, Roland Harwood, co-founder of 100%Open; and Dr Alison Prendiville, our internationally recognized service design expert and former Course Director for the MDes Service Design Innovation at LCC/UAL
Roland Harwood (Chair) is co-founder of 100%Open, the open innovation agency that works with the likes of LEGO, Orange and Oxfam to co-innovate with their partners. Roland was formerly Director of Open Innovation at NESTA, the UK’s National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. Graduating with a PhD in Physics from Edinburgh University, he has held senior innovation roles in the Utilities and Media industries and in addition has worked with 100’s of start-ups to raise venture capital and commercialise technology. In addition he has worked as a TV and film music producer for SonyBMG. He will be joined by: