Article of the Month - March 2024

FIG Working Week 2023 Keynote:
FIG Platinum Members

FIG Working Week 2023 took place in Orlando, Florida, 28-May - 1 June 2023. Each day a plenary session started the day with high level presentations ot topics under the main conference theme: "Protecting our World, Conquering New Frontiers"

We are excited to present to you in our "Video of the Month Series", these recording that showcases our four faithful platinum members. They will inspire you with ideas, goals, and the crucial role that surveyors play in addressing the topics within and around surveying.

Keynote presentation by
Dustin Parkman


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Brent Jones


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Andrew Hurley, Global Commercial Manager, Leica Geosystems


Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and business trends improving value to society

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Bryn Fosburgh


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Dustin Parkman,  Vice President, Transportation, Bentley Systems

Bentley's vision is influenced by the unprecedented transformation that will have to happen in the next few years to achieve sustainable development goals and future-proof the world’s infrastructure. Infrastructure digital twins will be an essential enabler and accelerator in this journey. Infrastructure digital twins and sustainable development go hand in hand.

Dustin Parkman is Vice President of Transportation at Bentley Systems. He has held several senior product and business development positions throughout his career and has specialized in developing products and solutions that service the infrastructure industry. Parkman has degrees in computer science and economics and has dedicated his career to creating technology that allows engineers, contractors, and owners to automate the construction and operation of infrastructure.

Brent Jones, ESRI

We are not on the same planet that we were born into.  We are permanently in times of great change.  We can no longer use traditional isolated methodologies or organizational approaches.  Collectively, can forge a path towards a more sustainable and equitable world.

Brent Jones oversees Esri’s worldwide strategic planning, thought leadership, and marketing activities for land records, cadastre, surveying, and land administration.  As a recognized innovator, Brent specializes in modernizing existing land administration systems and designing new GIS-based cadastral management systems for small and large governments globally.  He is a licensed professional land surveyor and engineer, NSPS Fellow, past president of URISA (Urban and Regional Information Systems Association), past president of GITA (Geospatial Information and Technology Association), co-inventor of the geoblockchain, and a past member of the UNGGIM-LAS United Nations Committee of Experts on Geospatial Information Management sitting on the Expert Group on Land Administration and Management, and now also an Honorary Member of FIG.

Andrew Hurley, Global Commercial Manager, Leica Geosystems

With more than 30 years of experience in Geomatics, Andrew Hurley serves as Hexagon’s Geosystems Division Global Commercial Manager for U.S. Canada, MexAm and ANZ. He is responsible for driving and developing the company’s business strategy and new business models across all product lines / solutions and segments including total stations, GNSS and reality capture.

Prior to his current position, Hurley was the Business Manager with P&L responsibility P&L for Geomatics in the US and Canada. In this position, he developed and executed strategies to keep the company’s regional operations on the leading edge as a technology innovator and premier solutions provider in surveying, engineering and other fields that require accurate measurement and precise positioning.

After graduating with Honours in 1987 from the Dublin Institute of Technology with a H-Dip in Geo-Surveying, Hurley practiced land surveying for nearly a decade in the United States, Saudi Arabia, Ireland and the United Kingdom before returning to the U.S as a support engineer with Leica Geosystems in 1994. During his 25-year tenure with the company, he has held a variety of increasing challenging roles.

Bryn Fosburgh, Senior Vice President, Trimble

Is the new frontier AI, Digital Twins, and the Metaverse and do these capabilities form the Holodeck of the future for Geospatial professionals 
are they simply a set of tools no different than GNSS, optical instrumentation, or EDMs from our past. It is our profession that needs to decide which reality - real or imagined - these tools provide.

Bryn Fosburgh is a Senior Vice President at Trimble and is currently the Advisor to the CEO.
Since 1994, Bryn has been involved and led Trimbles Geospatial, Construction, Transportation
and Logistics (T&L), and Agriculture Sectors. Bryn is the founding member of Trimbles joint
ventures with Caterpillar, Hilti, and Nikon and has spent over twenty years on those joint
venture boards. Bryn is also the founder of Trimbles consolidated construction and T&L
businesses and has had direct responsibility for managing the profit and loss centers at Trimble
which were greater than billion dollars in revenue. Prior to Trimble, Bryn worked nearly 10
years in the Federal and State Government at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, U.S
Army Corps of Engineers, and Defense Mapping Agency (DMA). Bryn received a Masters of
Science in Civil Engineering at Purdue University and a Bachelor of Science from University of
Wisconsin Green Bay. Bryn was awarded the Purdue University civil engineering alumni
achievement award and inducted into the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Hall
of Fame. Bryn has been a supporter of the FIG Foundation since its inception and passionately
supports the FIG young surveyors network through mentorship and educational and
philanthropic efforts. Now FIG Foundation President, too.