Dr Andrew Bell appointed Solution Architect at Esri Ireland

Esri Ireland, the market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), has announced the appointment of Dr Andrew Bell as Solution Architect in its Northern Ireland office.

In this role, Andrew architects comprehensive solutions which are tailored to customers’ specific needs using cutting-edge location intelligence. Andrew is responsible for leading projects from the design to development and deployment phases, as well as the technical aspects of projects including system design and technical delivery.

Andrew joined Esri Ireland’s team in Holywood, Co. Down, in 2019 as a Lead Consultant. Prior to this, he spent over four years with digital technology company Sopra Steria, where he worked across the areas of GIS and software engineering, most recently in the role of Senior Consultant.

He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Queen’s University Belfast, where he completed his PhD on spatial analysis approaches to slope stability in 2014. Through this research, Andrew designed viewers and integrated slope assessment toolboxes for University of Alberta and Roads Service NI. He also holds a Masters (MSc) in Landscape Heritage and the Environment from Queen’s University.

Outside the office, Andrew is a keen sailor and hockey player, having played interprovincially for Ulster Juniors.

Dr Andrew Bell said: “I’m delighted to have been appointed to the role of Solution Architect at Esri Ireland. This role allows me to gain an innate understanding of clients’ specific needs, and tailor a solution to suit those needs using high-tech location intelligence. Working with a client and exploring the potential of GIS and what it can do to enhance the day-to-day experiences and running of their companies gives me great satisfaction. I look forward to this new challenge and the opportunity to apply both my academic and practical experiences to the role.”