Neil Brooker is Senior Technical Specialist Manager for the EMEA Emerging Technical Specialist team in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa. Neil obtained a BA (Hons) in Geography and went on to obtain MSc in Land Resource Management. He 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. He transitioned into Civil Infrastructure technical sales and became a manager in 2006. He was promoted to Technical Specialists Manager for the Civil Infrastructure team in Northern Europe in 2009 before being appointed as Technical Specialists Manager for the AEC team in Northern Europe in 2011. Neil then moved to the role of Technical Specialists Manager AEC/ENI in EMEA and for the Emerging Markets technical team in 2012, moving permanently to Dubai in 2014. He currently manages a team of 9 AEC and Manufacturing Technical Specialists in Istanbul, Riyadh, Dubai, Karachi and Nairobi