Arnold Zijlstra is a Senior Geo-ICT consultant with over 15 years of experience in complex GIS projects in the Telecom and Utilities sectors. Arnold started his career at Dutch Telecom operator KPN and than moved to Atos Origin before joining Merkator BV. Arnold has been contributing to the delivery of several geospatial workflows at NV Nederlandse Gasunie (The Netherlands). Arnold has a strong talent for finding creative solutions to complex problems. He has vast knowledge of Intergraph's Geospatial suites (G/Technology and GeoMedia) as well as several Open Source solutions. Arnold obtained his Bachelor ICT in 1995 at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen and joined Merkator BV the day it was founded in 2008.