Felipe Gonzalez

This entry is part 12 of 27 in the series December 2023/January 2024

24 Young Geospatial Professionals to Watch in 2024

Company: Trimble Inc
Current position: Product manager, data insights
Age: 26
Education: BS in geomatics engineering, York University

Gonzalez is a dynamic professional with a rich background in data analytics, product management, and geospatial engineering. At York University, he gained a strong background in geospatial theory and practice. He spent his summers working as a land surveyor with a focus on underground utility surveys, lidar scans, and construction as-builts. In his senior year, Gonzalez worked alongside a research team of graduate students in developing computer vision and image processing algorithms for sensor calibration, data labeling, and data processing.

Armed with this experience, he joined Trimble Inc. as a product applications engineer and rotated through four different business areas and roles within the company. The work he did included product marketing management for the highest-level subscription offering of a popular 3D design software, implementing a new road-mapping tool across a product management organization, spearheading market acceptance testing efforts for cutting-edge layout and XR solutions in the building construction space, and supporting the development of a new GNSS antenna.

Gonzalez is now working as a data analytics product manager at Caterpillar Trimble Control Technologies, a joint venture between Caterpillar and Trimble that does R&D for machine control and positioning products in earthmoving applications. He is at the forefront of leading the data analytics efforts within the organization, paving the way for data-driven decision making and insights to solve business problems and improve products. He is enthusiastic about harnessing the potential of data to drive transformative change and innovation across the construction and geospatial technology sectors.

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