Our Team

The MapData Services team exists to bring our clients' big ideas to life. Among our staff are specialists from all walks of life, including: software developers, data specialists, geographers, analysts and cartographers – just to name a few. Get to know us in the profiles below – or speak to a member of our team directly on +61 2 8436 2800.

 

Cassandra Barker

General Manager

Cassandra is MapData Services’ dynamic general manager, leading a team responsible for delivering some of the nation’s most enterprising uses of maps and data.

A passionate Geographic Information System (GIS) and cartography specialist, Cassandra has worked to extend MapData Services’ product suite and bring some of the world’s most innovative technology platforms to Australian business.

Cassandra’s career in the spatial industry spans sixteen years, including eleven at the nation’s leading GIS specialist Esri Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Land Information at RMIT and a Master of Marketing at Monash University, and has worked extensively across the government, mining and exploration and spatial sectors.

As a member of Women On Boards, she is a well-regarded national advocate for women working in the spatial industry.

A leader in her field, Cassandra’s opinion is often sought by media and industries alike.

 

Shannon Smith

Project Manager

As MapData Services’ lead project manager, Shannon oversees the end-to-end software development lifecycle, working closely with our clients to advance projects from initial scoping stages through to testing and evaluation.

Shannon’s approach to project management is much more than plans and deadlines. Through a constant cycle of listening, consulting, custom-designing and delivering, Shannon ensures business objectives are met and clients feel supported.

Shannon holds a Bachelor of Business, and is a Certified ScrumMaster. He has successfully implemented the ‘Scrum’* project management framework across MapData Services’ software development team.

*Scrum is an agile framework for completing complex projects, not a rugby tactic.

 

Nicole Ferreira

Sales Associate

A graduate in GIS, human geography and linguisitics, Nicole hails originally from Canada and now applies her significant skills to helping MapData Services' clients locate the best solutions to meet their business needs.

A newcomer to Australian shores, Nicole’s interests in the visual arts also means she’s perfectly placed to work with clients on how to visually present their everyday data.

 

Lukas Divis

Business Development Manager

Driven by a strong interest in maps and a curiosity of foreign cultures, Lukas embarked on a round-the-world trip to expand his career – eventually landing in Australia on a permanent basis. Lukas has extensive GIS and remote sensing knowledge and experience, and has also completed a Master of Geography.

As business development manager at MapData Services, Lukas is committed to building sustainable and long-lasting relationships that ensure clients get the most out of MapData Services’ technology. He is passionate about helping businesses discover hidden opportunities and key insights, providing tailor-made solutions that assist them in achieving their strategic goals.

 

Sushana Karki

GIS Analyst

Sushana is passionate about streamlining work processes and harnessing the power of new technologies to extend the capabilities of the MapData Services’ data team, and its operations.

A committed GIS analyst and remote sensing expert, Sushana has a range of experience working on projects within the private and academic sector. She has a PhD in Environmental Science and a Master of Forest Science.