Searp Wijbenga is a Senior Geo-ICT consultant with over 15 years of experience in complex GIS projects in the Telecom and Utilities sectors. Searp started his career at Dutch Telecom operator KPN and than moved to Atos Origin where he was responsible for technical application management of several GIS solutions. Searp joined Merkator BV early 2009 and has been contributing to the delivery of several geospatial workflows at NV Nederlandse Gasunie (The Netherlands). He has a vast knowledge of Intergraph's Geospatial suites (G/Technology and GeoMedia) as well as several Open Source solutions such as Udig, PostGIS and GeoServer. At present Searp is also the Geo Service Manager for the University of Groningen (RUG). He holds a Degree in Informatics (Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, 2001).