Neil Brooker obtained his BA (Hons) in Geography and went on to obtain MSc in Land Resource Management. He has spent 8 years working as a research officer in Scotland, researching land use and GIS analytics. He joined Autodesk in November 1999 as an Application Engineer for the GIS group and transitioned into Topobase technical sales and became a manager in 2006. He was promoted to Technical Specialists Manager for the Infrastructure team in Northern Europe in 2009 before being appointed as Technical Specialists Manager for the AEC team in Northern Europe in 2011. Brooker was promoted to Technical Specialists Manager AEC/ENI in EMEA and for the Emerging Markets technical team in 2012.