Mark Cygan has been working in GIS and mapping since 1984. Today, he is director of Esri’s National Mapping & Statistics Solutions, having been in Esri’s Industry Solutions Group since 2005. Before that, he worked for nearly a decade as a senior consultant and project manager in Esri’s Professional Services. Prior to joining Esri, Cygan was on the management team at NAVTEQ (now HERE), a pioneer in digital mapping for in-vehicle, web and mobile uses. Cygan is actively participating in the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) as a UN-GGIM Geospatial Societies board member (and past chair), is the executive secretary of the User Community of Geospatial Authorities and is on the board of directors of the International Map Industry Association (IMIA).