Mike is a successful GIS entrepreneur and visionary, has extensive experience in the GIS market and has worked in the industry since 1979. He has been involved with multiple start-ups and GIS product developments. Between 1990 and 2000 Mike was with Smallworld Systems, initially in UK and then establishing an Australasian operation in 1993. Following a successful Nasdaq IPO in 1997, GE Power acquired Smallworld worldwide in 2000. Subsequently Mike helped establish eMap and then its acquisition of Terralink from the New Zealand government. Mike is currently a director of Spatial Information Systems Ltd and Augview Ltd. Mike has a Master of Science degree from the University of Waikato.