Taisha Waeny

Project Manager, Esri, in Australia and New Zealand

We received multiple nominations for this dynamic geospatial professional from three continents.

Taisha Waeny has become one of the most-recognized voices for the international community of Esri CityEngine users and the broader geospatial community, as well. Taisha encourages young people to enter the geomatics profession by pointing out that she is a musician, snowboarder, basketball player, and geomatics engineer, because one should be anything one wants to be.

Taisha began her studies at the University of Melbourne in criminology and German and switched to geomatics engineering; her thesis was a quality assessment of the state GNSS network and a research project using advanced GIS to study the effects of climate change on regional flooding. Next, she earned an MBA from RWTH Aachen University in Germany and did construction surveying, geomatics engineering, and project management in Australia, then Switzerland.

After several years as an application engineer for Leica Geosystems, Taisha now serves as a project manager for Esri in Zurich.

This profile is one of 40 in xyHt’s 2018 Outlook issue.  Click on the image below to read more. 

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