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Joe Spring
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Who is he?

Joe Spring is an innovative South African experienced in data and GIS. Currently he serves Analytics departments in the financial, media, and retail industries. Outside of work, he enjoys squash, reading and writing. He is also a keen phone-photographer and technophile.


What He's Done
Location Analytics and GIS is Joe's area of expertise, and he has applied it in conservation, navigation, and business.
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What Drives Him
Joe's vision is to apply location intelligence in all contexts, to inform analytics and drive better decisions.
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What People Say About Him
References of Joe personality and work ethic.
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Joe has won awards for his work as a database manager and sales executive. He has 10 years of experience in location technologies and data analysis. He is an innovative person, whether in a team or on his own, and he is passionate about location and technology, particularly in helping others to make best use of these.

Work Background

With two first-class degrees, Joe's strong geospatial thinking and an innovative approach to problem-solving combine very well with his open and friendly nature. This combination presents an individual who is well equipped to meet any new situation head-on, adapt very quickly, and excel. He is a great team player and contributes well to a productive working environment.

Personal Background

Joe loves to play squash, takes fairly good photos and enjoys Parkrun at his local park. He is a leader in his community. He read more than 40 books in 2017, while advancing his studies in Java, logic, data science and theology. Most recently, he won the 2017 NaNoWriMo novel-writing challenge. He currently lives in Johannesburg with his wife and children.

2017 Reading Challenge

2017 Reading Challenge
Joseph has read 4 books toward his goal of 24 books.

Joe's Areas of Expertise

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Joe won Nokia's 2012 Impact Award for his innovative solution to point data collection. His team also won a quarterly regional award in 2014.


Ten years of geospatial experience, from conservation and navigation, to large databases and business applications of location intelligence.

Strategic Leadership

Through sourcing activities, technical demonstrations, community leadership, and solution sales, Joe practises the art of getting people mobilised, taking action.


Joe reads books on social science, philosophy, theology, and some novels. You can see his lists of books on his Goodreads account.


From 2012 to 2014 Joe audited the South African English phonetic database that powers the navigation in high-end BMW, Audi, Daimler vehicles.


Alpha- & beta- testing, experience in HTML, XML, some Java and Python, and basic R. Keen interest in future tech.

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