Jon Hawkins has over 21 years’ experience of implementing, managing, and utilising GIS in the public sector. He has worked in Local Government in both the UK and Ireland, and was seconded part time to the Water Services Transition Office (WSTO) to carry out data analysis and validation during the establishment of Irish Water. As well as a having a deep knowledge of GIS technologies, Jon is also a lead user of FME software. Much of his work with FME at Waterford City and County Council has gone on to become the standard within the sector. In 2012, Jon became the first Public Sector FME Certified Professional in Ireland.
He has won the Irish Organisation for Geographic Information (IRLOGI) Excellence Award in both 2011 and 2016 for mobile working projects using FME, cloud-based platforms, and mobile GIS apps