Javier is CEO and Co-Founder of Vizzuality. Over the past 10 years he has been working in the field of biodiversity informatics, first on the academia side, working at different research institutions, and later on the private side. During this time he gained experience in the social and technical aspects of data sharing while mobilizing vast amounts of biodiversity data online.
He is a recognized expert in biodiversity standards and is well-known in the geospatial community, especially for his background in open source software. He has given talks on topics including biodiversity, data visualization, conservation, citizen science, open data and web GIS, and has presented at Geoweb, FOSS4G, and TDWG.
Javier has a strong interest in the distribution and conservartion of species on Earth and how we can help to conserve them through the use of technology and collaboration over the Internet.
Javier studied Agricultural Engineering at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the Freie Universität Berlin. He was Professor of Data Analysis and Data Visualization in IE University's Master's program in Global Environmental Change Analysis.
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