Our Team

At present, GeoVille employs a staff of more than 60 experts and consultants who graduated in Earth sciences and Informatics from universities in Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The educational background of the GeoVille team spans the entire range of natural sciences, such as geography, spatial planning, agriculture, forestry, biology, and oceanography, to a broad diversity of technical sciences including physics, mathematics, statistics and informatics, as well as economy and applied law. Key emphasis is on remote sensing and GIS, including strong analytical, statistical and numerical processing expertise and web-based IT technologies.

Dr. Christian Hoffmann, CEO

Christian is an Earth observation enthusiast holding a doctorate degree in Cartography from the University of Vienna. He has over 25 years of experience in Earth observation and GIS applications working for the United Nations, the European Commission and Intergraph. In 1998, he founded GeoVille Information Systems and Data Processing GmbH with the vision to remap the unknowns of human activities around the world to provide better data for decision making and risk management. In its 19 years of operation, he formed GeoVille to the number one SME in Europe for Land Monitoring with a very active role in the European Commission’s Copernicus programme.

At GeoVille, Christian is responsible for strategy consulting and the ongoing growth and business of GeoVille. As the Managing Director of GeoVille he leads the company strategy and sets the frame for GeoVille to be a forerunner in next generation Earth observation solutions.

Dr. Andreas Walli, Commercial Director

Reaching 20 years of global experience in combining cutting-edge sciences, technologies and economy with visionary entrepreneurship under real-world conditions is one of his key assets. With a PhD in satellite oceanography from the University of California, he led project acquisition and execution at Stanford University for 7 years. Andreas has a profound understanding of the mechanisms of satellite applications by space agencies, public and private organisations as well as the commercial industries.

At GeoVille his responsibility span business development, sales as well as promotion and marketing. With his team Andreas offers land monitoring information solutions to fulfil multi-sector requirements in support of better living.

Mag. Jürgen Weichselbaum, Technical Director

Jürgen is a passionate Earth observation professional with more than 15 years of industry experience and specialised knowledge in remote sensing solutions, geospatial information technologies and environmental monitoring applications. Jürgen holds a master’s degree of Geography and Spatial Planning from the University of Vienna. He is the Technical Director of GeoVille and committed to grow the company to a global leader in satellite-based land monitoring. In times where Earth observation is on the brink of a revolution, he believes that satellites will diversify the understanding of our planet. He is responsible for developing the company’s technical performance to provide operational Earth observation solutions to a growing global customer base, achieving customer satisfaction in projects world-wide.

Jürgen started his professional career in 2001 and joined GeoVille as an Earth observation and GIS expert in 2002. Since 2006, he leads the Technical Department and directs the company’s activities in the EO & GIS operations and the Research & Innovation groups.

Dr. Michael Riffler, Head of Research & Innovation

Michael is a meteorologist by training and holds a PhD in remote sensing from the University of Bern. He has more than 10 years of professional experience in creating operational solutions based on Earth observation data for both private business and scientific applications. Working in forecasting and in research projects in Switzerland and in Canada, Michael has always combined the academic and the applied spirit in his professional activities. He is a passionate data scientist always eager to overcome technical challenges with creative and pragmatic solutions.

As the leader of the Research & Innovation department of GeoVille he is responsible for the scientific designs of the projects and the strategic orientation of new developments.  With his team he is exploring, realizing and implementing new approaches in managing data analytics.

DI (FH) Christian Schleicher, Head of Operations

Christian is a cartographer with 14 years professional experience in managing Earth observation and GIS data production and application projects in the private business. He holds a Dipl. Ing. of the University of Applied Science in Munich and a Master of Geographic Information System from the University of Salzburg. Christian has strong expertise in coordination of international and multiple disciplinary projects with private and public customers.

As the head of operation, he is responsible for the coordination of staff and resources for production projects and the optimisation of GeoVille’s internal processes. By working closely with GeoVille’s customers and partners, he ensures the satisfactory implementation of products and services.

Get in touch

GeoVille Information Systems
and Data Processing GmbH

Sparkassenplatz 2
6020 Innsbruck

Tel: +43 512 562021-0
Fax: +43 512 562021-22
Email: info(at)geoville.com

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