Ananya Narain

Deputy Director, AEC and Market & Economy, Geospatial Media and Communications

Ananya Narain is the Deputy Director – AEC and Market & Economy at Geospatial Media and Communications based out of India. She is an economist by education, and recently recognized as a 40 under 40 outstanding geospatial professionals of 2020 by xyHT. Ananya’s professional expertise includes working with interdisciplinary stakeholders of the geospatial and BIM ecosystem (GEOBIM) ecosystem to assess the existing technology intervention capacity, identify knowledge gaps, and integrate geospatial & cross-disciplinary workflows across the value chain. Her role includes strategic advisory, project management, economic impact analysis, technology maturity assessment, policy evaluation for both national and international government, among many other things for the GEOBIM ecosystem. Ananya has over 7+ years of extensive experience working for national, international and private organizations operating in geospatial, BIM, and allied technologies.

Ananya also works closely with the World Federation of Engineering Organization (WFEO), European Commission, Geonovum – Netherlands, World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC), United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management (UNGGIM), and private industries on the value-proposition, policies and strategies, and economic impact of GEOBIM for resilient infrastructure segment. She is also the lead designer of the Countries Geospatial Readiness Index (CGRI), the GEOBIM Readiness Index (GBRI) and the GEOBIM Maturity Model.