The members of the OPWA Data Intelligence and Information Sharing Subcommittee will discuss the techniques and platforms used to achieve successful Right-Of-Way management. The presentation will include CAD and Drawing retrieval mechanisms, GIS and web mapping technologies, and In-field review opportunities. The subcommittee will also discuss how these technologies can be extended for greater collaboration.


Chris Gill, C. Tech
Implementation Manager/ CAG – Access Network Civil Structures

Chris has 33 years of Utility design, procurement and build experience. He is the Project lead for major large relocation projects in
cooperation with local road authorities in GTA.
Chris is the subject matter expert for Bell work on large transit projects, bridge and road moves as well as Manufacturing Housing Builds
and civil structure placements/rearrangements. Chris is an advocate for record sharing, SUE and advance locating of existing utilities.

Praful Mistry
Manager, Geographic Information System (GIS) Services
City of Richmond Hill

Praful is a GIS and Data professional with almost 20 years of industry experience in various GIS and Data roles. As the GIS Manager at the City of Richmond Hill, he manages a team of 9 GIS and Data professionals providing full service and support for the Municipality. Praful is responsible for maintaining and promoting GIS and Data Platforms at the City including Data Management, GIS Application Development, System Reporting and System Integrating.