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Willy Simons

Willy Simons


Spatiality | Nairobi


DataCamp Course Completion

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My Work Experience

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Spatiality | Jul 2016 - Present

Managing Director

Develop a Go to Market strategy through market research, service and solution development, and a compelling value proposition; Build and maintain local and international partner relationships with companies and individuals; Completed company registration and initiated business operations.
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Esri Eastern Africa | Apr 2007 - Jun 2016

Managing Director

respectively, since the company’s inception in April 2007; Provided leadership and direction to the organization in a dynamic business environment through strategic planning and change management; Established a performance- driven culture through variable pay incentives, job analysis and design, and performance management; Enhanced productivity of the management team and the ICT and finance departmental teams through ICT implementation and the development of policies and procedures; Maintained trusted relationships with suppliers like Esri, Trimble and Harris and managed an evolving channel partner network through effective communication; Contributed to the completion of a GIS and ICT needs assessment in the Nairobi Metropolitan Region World Bank project as Deputy Team Leader and GIS expert.

Oakar Services Ltd. | Jun 1999 - Mar 2007

Managing Director

Provided leadership and direction through strategic planning and management; Conducted data automation, spatial analysis, map production and GIS training; Promoted company offerings through sales presentations and product demonstrations; Submitted a business plan to Esri that resulted in the formation of Esri Eastern Africa.

My Education

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Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Strathmore University | 2015
Master of Science (MSc), Agricultural EngineeringWageningen Universiteit en Researchcentrum | 1988
Zeldrenrust College | 1981

About Me

Willy Simons

I spent most of my career in geospatial technology before I discovered data science and started programming in Python and SQL. As a geospatial data scientist, my aim is to build bridges between the geospatial and data science communities.

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