What are your domain(s) of expertise?
Plantations and Agriculture Knowledge management and Capacity Development Data Visualization and GeoMapping Collaboration and Consultation portals Enterprise Content Management Enterprise Resource Planning
What is your relationship with agricultural information management standards, tools and services?
With over 25 years in the IT industry, i have worked in many roles and with multiple organizations. Currently I look after all Open Source initiatives of Assyst, an IT services firm operating in US, India and other parts of the world. We work with the UN, World Bank, and other Multilateral agencies among others, providing Knowledge management tools, Open Data, Visualization and Mapping tools, Collaboration portals etc. We also work with the plantation industry, with our ERP, PanAGRO being a specialized solution for Tea, Coffee, Oil Palm and other plantations in India and South East Asia. We incorporate and use metatdata in all these fields, by both consuming, as well as helping produce metadata, ontologies and taxonomies; using them for analysis, search and reporting. A variety of XML, RDF and other services are used ; while we also expose services on behalf of the organizations that we partner with.