Chief Technology Officer - Platforms
Frank Suykens leads platform Research & Development and services for Hexagon’s Geospatial division.
As leader of Luciad R & D since 2005, Frank was instrumental in evolving a single startup product into an award-winning 5D software platform. He has also led the Luciad development services team since 2016, a team that helps customers build powerful, real-time applications with the Luciad Portfolio platform.
Frank holds a Ph.D in Computer Graphics, researching photo-realistic image synthesis, and a M.Sc. in Software Engineering from the University of Leuven in Belgium. He began his career as a software engineer in the prepress industry at Barco.
Frank serves on the board of the Open Geospatial Consortium and is advisor for the Computer Science curriculum at the University of Leuven.
In his spare time, Frank enjoys chess, badminton, and last, but not least, fine dining.
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