Michael Gould is professor of information systems, and expert in Geographic Information Systems. PhD from US National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, University at Buffalo. Co-PI or researcher on several EU-funded projects (beginning 1996), and co-founder of Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies. Also tutor in the recent Marie-Curie funded ITN “Geoinformatics: Enabling open cities”. Research interests include smart cities, interoperability, locational privacy, and technology in developing regions. Co-founder of the Vespucci Initiative on GI Science. Since 2008 he has been part-time at UJI because he holds the position of Global Education Manager for Esri Inc., global leader in GIS software and services.