Bentley’s Digital Cities SVP Robert Mankowski Names to World Geospatial Industry Council Board


EXTON, PA, USA, Jun 24, 2020 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, announces that Robert Mankowski, Bentley’s senior vice president of digital cities, has been named to the executive board of the World Geospatial Industry Council.


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Mankowski leads Bentley’s digital cities solution area, which provides infrastructure engineering, digital twin software, and services to help cities that are going digital. He has over 20 years’ experience in software development and has co-invented several technologies now used in the OpenFlows product line. Bentley’s digital cities applications enable engineers to plan and design more efficient city infrastructure.

“I am honored to serve on the WGIC executive board and use my experience and knowledge of both the geospatial industry and the infrastructure industry to further advance WGIC’s mission and objectives,” said Mankowski.

Mankowski joined Bentley in 2004 as part of Bentley’s acquisition of Haestad Methods, a pioneer in object-oriented hydraulic analysis software, where he served as chief technology officer. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Drexel University and is a licensed professional engineer.

Mankowski replaces Ted Lamboo on the World Geospatial Industry Council board. Formerly with Bentley, Lamboo is now CEO of Digital Construction Works, a new digital automation, integration, and digital twinning services and fit-for-purpose solutions company formed as part of a joint venture between Bentley and Topcon Positioning Group.

Bentley is a co-founder of the World Geospatial Industry Council, which acts as a collaborative platform for advancing the role of the geospatial industry and strengthening its contributions to society and the world economy.

Mankowski is one of four new members the World Geospatial Industry Council named to its executive board. More information about the appointments is available here.

About WGIC

The World Geospatial Industry Council is a registered not-for-profit trade association of commercial geospatial companies representing the entire value chain of the geospatial ecosystem. For more information about WGIC, visit:

About Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems is a leading global provider of software solutions to engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley’s MicroStation-based engineering and BIM applications, and its digital twin cloud services, advance the project delivery (ProjectWise) and the asset performance (AssetWise) of transportation and other public works, utilities, industrial and resources plants, and commercial and institutional facilities.

Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues and generates annual revenues of more than $700 million in 172 countries. From inception in 1984, the company has remained majority-owned by its five founding Bentley brothers. For more information, visit