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Rajesh Alla, CMD

Mr. Rajesh Alla, CMD

Rajesh Alla is the Chairman & Managing Director, IIC Technologies Ltd., which he founded in 1994. Today the company provides wide range of Geospatial Engineering Solutions to its clients through its offices in Europe, North America, Middle East, Australia, and India.

Rajesh is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh - a premier institute for Artificial Intelligence research. He is also an alumni of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Osmania University, and Sainik School, Korukonda.

An engineer-entrepreneur at heart, he worked in the Robotics Institute, Carnegie-Mellon University, developing automated Printed Circuit Board inspection systems for production use. He is one of the pioneers of Automated Digitizing and Recognition of documents. He has developed numerous Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence Algorithms.  He co-founded Audre, Inc. in the US, a company dealing with Automated Document Conversion Systems.

Derrick Peyton

Mr. Derrick Peyton, CEO

Derrick Peyton has 40+ years in the geomatics industry. Academically he holds Technical Diplomas in Surveying and Mapping as well as a BSc and MSc in Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering and an MBA. He has also graduated from an IHO IBSC Category A S5 recognized program. Professionally he is a Canadian Professional Engineer as well as a commissioned Canada Lands Surveyor. Derrick’s work experience has covered various fields of geomatics including hydrographic surveying and charting, oil and gas, transportation, land surveying, research, training, software development, marketing and business development. He is the author of several papers in geomatics and has served on numerous committees and advisory boards related to surveying and mapping.

Mr. Viswa Mithra Muktha, Executive Vice President- Operations

As Executive Vice President, Mithra is the head of operations at IIC Technologies. His team is responsible for ensuring our clients are successful by delivering high quality products and solutions, on time.

With over 20 years of experience in the field, Mithra has worked across the breadth and depth of the geospatial technology spectrum. From his start in IIC Technologies as a CAD operator in 1994, he steadily moved adding multiple technologies, geospatial domains, and management functions to his portfolio. He has been instrumental in introducing new technologies and processes, keeping IIC Technologies at the cutting edge of geospatial science.

Today, his team executes projects across the entire value-chain from surveys and data conversion, to delivering terrestrial, marine, and software solutions, to our clients across the globe.

Mithra is an alumnus of University of Mysore and IIM, Kolkata.

Mr Duncan Wardle, Executive Chairman, IIC Technologies, Europe

Duncan qualified in Geography and Geology with a specialism in Photogrammetry and Survey. On leaving University he started a 30-year career with the UK’s national geospatial agencies in land, Defence Geospatial Centre, and marine, the Hydrographic Office.

This started with cartography before he specialised in IT applications in support of geospatial and survey systems. During this period, he added an MBA and project management and quality management qualifications before rising to Board positions with a government agency.

He is the Executive Chairman of the IIC Europe company where he is responsible for the direction and management of the European Operation. As part of the Group directing team he is a principal contributor to strategic direction of the Group.

Mr. Steven Sawdon, Managing and Operations Director, IIC Technologies, Europe

Steven qualified as a Military Surveyor (Engineering) with the British Army at the School of Military engineering.  His Army career involved the full range of combat and military survey activities. 

On leaving the Army Steve joined the private sector, working for several organisations managing projects across multiple sectors including Oil and Gas, Defence, Construction (Buildings) and transport infrastructure for prestigious clients such as, Ministry of Defence, British Waterways and Network Rail before going on to set up as a private practice surveyor.

As part of the IIC directing team he is responsible for the management of European Operations and the management of the company.  As part of the Group team he contributes his survey and mapping experience to corporate projects.

Ms. Christine Trickett, Director of Business Development, IIC Technologies, Europe

Christine qualified as a computer professional with a degree in Business Information Technology and post-graduate qualifications in IT service management.  He early career was with IT departments of blue chip companies like Marks & Spencer. 

Her geospatial career started when joining the UK’s national marine mapping organisation. After several year’s designing and developing geospatial products she moved into marketing, specifically product management and development where she spent a decade, responsible for the world’s leading branded merchant shipping navigational products. 

As part of the IIC directing team she is responsible for evaluating and pursuing business opportunities throughout Europe.  As part of the Group Business Development team she brings her marketing and software development expertise to corporate projects.