Maptek Founder Named Innovation Hero

Maptek founder and chairman Dr Bob Johnson was recently named as an Innovation Hero by Sydney University’s Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering.

Bob has pioneered and commercialised technology that has significantly benefited the mining, engineering and surveying industries.

Maptek product technology focuses on analysing and modelling data from disparate sources to solve the problems that engineers, geologists and miners face every day.

‘Vision – the art of seeing what does not exist – only comes to a reality by hard work and team effort,’ said Bob after receiving the award, which was presented at the Innovation Lecture in Adelaide last week.
‘At Maptek we see our role as creating innovations for our mining customers, allowing them to develop their resources in a safe and efficient manner.’

Professor Mike Dureau, Executive Director of the Warren Centre commented, ‘The recipients of the Award possess a unique vision and drive to see their products commercialised to the benefit of local and international industries.’

Caption: Dr Bob Johnson flanked by Innovation Lecture presenter, Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte and Executive Director of The Warren Centre, Professor Mike Dureau

About Maptek
Maptek has been developing mining technology for 30 years; our systems are currently in use at more than 800 sites worldwide. Maptek products include Maptek Vulcan 3D mine planning and modelling software, Maptek I-Site hardware and software survey technology and Maptek MineSuite mine production management system.

About the Warren Centre
The Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering is an independent institute committed to fostering excellence and innovation. It is a self-funding, not-for-profit body, staffed by volunteers, driven by industry and operating within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney.