October 16, 2012 -- Steven Feldman, has joined Astun Technology as Strategic Adviser to the Board. In this role Steven will seek to provide strategic support and mentoring to Astun as it moves to the next stage of its development as a provider of enterprise solutions to Local Government.
Steven Feldman trained as an economist but spent the first 20 years of his working life in building materials before stumbling upon GIS. As General Manager of GDC he led a management buy out with investment support from employees. 4 years later GDC had grown into one of the leading suppliers of e-Government solutions and corporate GI to Local Government with a strong reputation for innovation and customer service. The business was later sold to MapInfo where Steven continued as UK MD and Director of Product and Industry Strategy, EMEA. In 2010 Steven branched out on his own and holds a number of positions working as a non-executive director, strategic consultant, investor, advisor and mentor to technology startups. Steven also found time to chair the first three AGI GeoCommunity conferences and become a Special Lecturer at the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham. He helped start the Open Street Map GB project and will be chairing FOSS4G, the global conference for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial to be held in Nottingham in 2013.
“Steven knows this industry like the back of his hand and has a passion for Open Source solutions so the glove most definitely fits. We are looking forward to his closer involvement with the company as we extend our software and services across the enterprise,” said Mike Saunt Managing Director of Astun Technology.
“Astun Technology is an innovative company with exceptionally talented and passionate staff. It has a number of unique software solutions built on Open Source technologies and I am really looking forward to helping them build on their already strong foundations,” said Steven Feldman.