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Who we are

Nextspace’s current CEO, Mark Thomas, has focused his career on the development of world-leading digital twin technology.

In 1997, Mark founded Right Hemisphere— a leading provider of 3D visual enterprise solutions that developed digital twins for Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Space X, amongst others. Right Hemisphere was acquired by SAP in 2011 and now forms part of SAP’s 3D Visual Enterprise suite.

Mark founded Nextspace in 2007 as a project between Right Hemisphere and the New Zealand Government. The mission was to advance the country’s 3D visualization expertise.

Fast-forward a decade and 2018 saw Mark return to ‘restart’ Nextspace with the challenge of solving the data interoperability issues that plagued his work with Right Hemisphere digital twins.

We have active partners and customers across North America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Australasia.

Executive team

Mark Thomas, CEO

Mark is is our Founder and CEO. A global leader in data interoperability, Mark has over 30 years’ experience, multiple patents, and has created digital twins for the world’s most complex businesses.

Alex Lavrinovich, CTO

Alex is our CTO and principal architect of Bruce. Another patent holder, Alex has 30 years' programming and system software experience.

Paul Shale, CCO

Paul heads up the commercial operations of Nextspace. Experience in marketing and high-growth startups in the US, AU, and NZ followed a start in law and accounting.

Scott Gilmour, Chair

Scott provides our team with guidance with experience as a founding member and ArchAngel with ICE Angels, as well as his own successful technology startup and career with Intel.

Mark Talbot, CFO

Mark Talbot is our CFO. A background in international investment and accounting preceded 15 years helping startups succeed.

Alex Eachus, CSO

Alex heads up our Solutions team, training, supporting, and architecting solutions for our partners and their customers. Alex brings deep experience in geospatial mobile work management solutions.

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Capture video from a moving vehicle and let machine learning analysis convert it into an asset database
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Our platform makes it simple to create futureproofed and federated cloud-based digital twins
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The world’s best data interchange interface for complex Plant & Process design systems