Keynote and Featured Speakers

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Sara Boettiger

SVP Global Public Affairs, Science & Sustainability - Bayer
Dr. Sara Boettiger is Senior Vice President, Head of Public Affairs, Science & Sustainability for the Crop Science division of Bayer. Prior to joining Bayer, Dr. Boettiger co-led the McKinsey Cent...
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Andreas Dahl-Jørgensen

Managing Director - Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative
Andreas Dahl-Jørgensen is the Managing Director of Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) and deputy director general at the Ministry of Climate and Environment. NICFI is No...
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Catherine Nakalembe

NASA Harvest Africa Program Director - NASA Harvest
Dr. Nakalembe is an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Maryland. She is the NASA Harvest Africa Program Director, a member of the NASA SERVIR Applied Sciences Team and serves as the Agr...
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Andrew Zolli

Chief Impact Officer - Planet
Andrew oversees Global Impact Initiatives at Planet, working to ensure that the company’s data, products and services achieve their highest humanitarian, sustainable development and scientific potenti...
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Ashley Fieglein Johnson

Chief Financial and Operating Officer - Planet
Ashley Fieglein Johnson is Planet's Chief Financial and Operating Officer. She is an expert in corporate strategy, business development and finance, and has extensive experience building and leading e...
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James Mason

SVP, Space Systems - Planet
James Mason leads the Space System division at Planet, which includes all aspects of developing, manufacturing, and operating Planet's fleet of imaging satellites and supporting ground station network...
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Kevin Weil

President Product and Business - Planet
Kevin Weil is Planet's President of Product and Business, where he is responsible for Planet’s go-to-market strategy, bringing together Product, Software Engineering, Sales and Marketing teams t...
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Robbie Schingler

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer - Planet
Robbie Schingler is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of Planet. As CSO of Planet, Robbie leads the company’s long-term strategic trajectory and manages Planet’s Product, Impact, Corpora...
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Robert Cardillo

Chief Strategist and Chairman of the Board - Planet Federal
Robert is Chief Strategist and Chairman of the Board at Planet Federal where he is responsible for supporting strategic decision-making for future products and services, driving meaningful partnership...
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Tanya Harrison

Director of Science Strategy - Planet
Dr. Tanya Harrison is a geoscientist who has worked in science and mission operations on multiple NASA Mars missions over the past 13 years, including the Opportunity, Curiosity, and Perseverance rove...
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Will Marshall

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer - Planet
Will Marshall is the Co-Founder and CEO of Planet. He leads the overall company strategy and direction. Prior to Planet, Will was a Scientist at NASA/USRA where he was a systems engineer on lunar orbi...
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Megha Rajagopalan

Senior Correspondent - Buzzfeed
Megha Rajagopalan is senior correspondent for BuzzFeed News in London. She has reported from 23 countries in Asia and the Middle East on stories ranging from the North Korean nuclear crisis to the pea...
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Alison Killing

Architect and Geospatial Analyst - Buzzfeed
Alison Killing is a licensed architect and geospatial analyst who uses maps and data to investigate urgent social issues. She worked in architecture and urban planning practices in London and Rotterda...
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Josef Aschbacher

Director General - European Space Agency
Josef Aschbacher is the Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA), a position he has held since March 2021. Josef Aschbacher began his career in ESA in 1990 as a Young Graduate at ESRIN,...
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Thomas Zurbuchen

Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate - NASA
Thomas Zurbuchen is NASA’s Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate. He has held this position since October 2016. As Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, he...
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Shashank Joshi

Defence Editor - The Economist
Shashank Joshi is Defence Editor at The Economist, where he covers a wide range of security and defence issues. Prior to joining The Economist in 2018 he served as Senior Research Fellow at the Royal ...
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Helena Braun

Member of the Cabinet of Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President - European Commission
Helena Braun is a Member of the Cabinet of Frans Timmermans, the Executive Vice-President of the European Commission leading the work on the European Green Deal. Helena is responsible for the Green De...
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Rhett Butler

Founder & CEO - Mongabay
Rhett Butler is the founder and CEO of Mongabay, a nonprofit media organization with more than 50 staff across five bureaus and a network of over 600 correspondents in 80 countries. Beyond Mongabay, R...
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Rob Fauber

President & Chief Executive Officer - Moody's
Rob Fauber became President and Chief Executive Officer of Moody’s Corporation on January 1, 2021 and was elected to the Board of Directors effective October 22, 2020. Mr. Fauber joined Moody’s in ...
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Oliver Parker

VP, West Google Cloud Platform - Google Cloud Platform
Oliver Parker serves as VP for Google Cloud operations for the Western US. In this capacity he has overall responsibility for all customer operations within the business unit. He is an experienced sal...
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Marc Benioff

Chair & Chief Executive Officer - Salesforce
Marc Benioff is Chair, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Salesforce and a pioneer of cloud computing.Under Benioff’s leadership, Salesforce is the #1 provider of Customer Relationship Management ...
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General John Hyten

Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff - US Government Department of Defense
Gen. John E. Hyten serves as the 11th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In this capacity, he is the nation's second highest-ranking military officer and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff...
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Speakers

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Emma Fuller

Science Lead for Carbon and Ecosystem Services Global Portfolio - Corteva Agriscience
Dr. Emma Fuller is responsible for developing digital tools that use data-driven insights to support land stewardship, increase regenerative farming practices, and reward farmers for outcome-based res...
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Sander de Haas

Chief Technical Officer - Justdiggit
Sander is a landscape restoration expert and CTO of Justdiggit. He has a wide experience in water harvesting and large-scale landscape restoration programs throughout Africa. In his work he combines p...
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Kim de Groot

Data Scientist - Lynxx
Kim is a data scientist with a background in econometrics and business analytics. She is specialized in the public transport domain, with a strong focus on crowding predictions. Kim is most enthusiast...
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Tom Eames

PhD Candidate - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Wildfires have been a consistent feature of a several types of landscape, and are a significant factor in global climate change, both from a greenhouse gas and land use standpoint. Savanna landscapes ...
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Brent Slone

Director of Geospatial Solutions - Lifescale Analytics
Mr. Slone is a geospatial scientist with over 20 years of experience. He currently serves as the Director of Geospatial Solutions at Lifescale Analytics in the Research Triangle Park in NC. He receiv...
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Kaiyu Guan

Blue Waters Associate Professor - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Kaiyu Guan is a Blue Waters Associate Professor in ecohydrology and remote sensing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He got his PhD at Princeton University and was a postdo...
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Rahul Ghosh

PhD Student - University of Minnesota
Rahul is a computer science Ph.D. student advised by Prof. Vipin Kumar at the University of Minnesota, where his research focuses on developing machine learning methods to generate land use land cover...
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Zhenong Jin

Assistant Professor - University of Minnesota
Zhenong Jin is a broadly trained agroecologist whose research integrates process-based models, remote sensing, and machine learning approaches to advance the science that supports agriculture sustaina...
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Trent Brisby

Farmer Product Marketing Manager - Granular, a Corteva Agriscience Company
Trent Brisby is the Farmer Product Marketing Manager with Granular, a Corteva Agriscience Company. He has worked with Corteva for 11 years, spending six years as a Territory Manager on the Pioneer See...
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Steve Levay

Senior Product Marketing Manager - Planet
Steve Levay is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Planet, where he leads the effort to communicate how satellite data can empower agricultural solutions for farmers and the organizations that serve...
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Richard de Jeu

CTO and Founder - VanderSat
Richard de Jeu is the founder and CTO of the Dutch remote sensing company VanderSat. Richard is an expert on passive microwave radiometry and the use of this technique for hydrological applications. H...
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Jeremiah Johnson

Global Business Development - Imagery and Remote Sensing - Esri
Jeremiah Johnson works within Esri's Imagery and Remote Sensing team, specializing in drone solutions. In 2015, Jeremiah was honored to have been named one of the “Top 40 Geospatialists under 40...
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Greg Crutsinger (PhD)

Customer Success for Agriculture - Planet
Greg Crutsinger is a Customer Success Manager for agriculture at Planet and is fascinated by most things geospatial. Prior to joining Planet, he spent over 6 years in the commercial drone industry wor...
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Luciana Nieto

Ph.D Student - Kansas State University
Luciana is an Agricultural Engineer from Argentina. Currently she is doing her PhD in Agronomy and, specialization in Statistic at Kansas State University. Her research currently focuses on integratin...
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Ignacio Ciampitti

Professor, Farming Systems - Kansas State University
Ignacio Ciampitti is a Professor and Farming Systems Agronomist in the Department of Agronomy at Kansas State University. Dr. Ciampitti earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Buenos A...
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Mike Merit

VP of Customer Success - Planet
Mike heads up the Customer Success Team at plan (Professional Services, Tech Support and Customer Success Management). The CS team are experts at driving customer value. Prior to Planet, Mike was V...
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Zach Rouse

Vice President, Geospatial - Farmers Edge
Zach leads Farmers Edge teams that deliver and fuse geospatial data into FarmCommand. If it can be mapped, Zach and his teams want to do it at scale to support Farmers Edge customers: fields, soils, i...
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Patrick Nadoll

Senior Advisor – Exploration and Resource Assessment - EIT RawMaterials GmbH
Patrick is an expert for the sustainable discovery and supply of strategic minerals and metals. He holds a PhD in geology from the University of Auckland, NZ and has over 15 years of experience workin...
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Gerardo Herrera Garcia

Seconded National Expert at DG GROW - European Commission
Policy Officer at the European Commission, DG GROW, Energy Intensive Industries and Raw Materials Unit, dealing with raw materials intelligence, earth observation and international partnerships with L...
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Cathryn MacCallum

Director - Sazani Associates
Dr Cathryn MacCallum is a natural resource governance specialist, with more than 25 years international experience in social performance and rural development across Africa and Europe. As both author...
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Irene Benito

Earth Observation Evangelist for Raw Materials - H2020, FIRE Project
Irene is the EU FIRE project Earth Observation Evangelist (EO) for Raw Materials. She has held this position since June 2021 and is responsible for promoting the uptake of EO to make the raw materials...
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Daniel Seidel

Co-founder - LiveEO
Daniel Seidel founded the Earth observation start-up LiveEO together with Sven Przywarra in 2017. He holds an Aerospace Masters from RWTH Aachen University and worked in the automotive industry at BMW...
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Sven Mögling

Project and Innovation Manager - E.Dis Netz GmbH
Sven Mögling was awarded a Master’s Degree in Business Management by the Otto-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany in 2005 and then joined Regiocom GmbH as a Team Leader and Project Mana...
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Michael Breetzke

Director, Business Development, Swift Geospatial - Swift Geospatial
Michael Breetzke is the co-founder and Director of Swift Geospatial. Michael has over 15yrs experience within the remote sensing and GIS industry and believes in using remote sensing technology as a d...
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Hannes Nützmann

Lead Product Manager (Tree products) - Ecosia
Hannes is leading the development of Ecosia’s (internal) reforestation platform, to bring more transparency and data driven decision making into reforestation. He has an extensive background in ...
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Aparna Singh

Director, Business Development - Planet
Aparna is a Director on the Business Development team at Planet, with a focus on strategic partnerships and sustainability-oriented use cases for Planet's data, particularly around sustainable sourcin...
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Brittany Zajic

Business Development Manager - Planet
Brittany is a natural disaster research scientist turned businesswoman. She brings 7 years of geospatial industry experience to Planet, working across both public and private sectors, including severa...
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Albrecht von Ruffer

CEO - SKYLAB
Albrecht von Ruffer is a Biologist and technology entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in developing and applying new technologies in environmental markets. He founded SKYLAB in 2016 to d...
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Amy Frazier

Associate Professor - School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University
Dr. Amy Frazier is an Associate Professor of geography in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University. She is also a core faculty member in the Center for Global...
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Przemyslaw Żelazowski

Founder and Chief Development Officer - SatAgro
Dr Przemysław Żelazowski is the Founder and Chief Development Officer at SatAgro, a satellite monitoring service for individual farms, and an assistant professor at the Centre of New Technologies (CeN...
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Ofir Schlam

President & Co-Founder - Taranis
Ofir is a fourth-generation member of a farm family in Israel. He served in an elite technological unit of the Prime Minister’s Office at just 19 years old while in the Israeli military. He deve...
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Hovav Lapidot

CEO - Manna Irrigation
Hovav has been leading the business of Manna since the company was founded in 2016. Prior to Manna, Hovav has worked in various Agtech and software companies, startups and corporates, in positions of ...
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Anna Lebedeva

Product Manager - Planet
Anna Lebedeva is Product Manager of Tasking products at Planet. She is responsible for product strategy and development of the Tasking interface across SkySat customers and Planet internal users by br...
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Louis Rousmaniere

Sr. Product Manager - Planet
Louis is a Senior Product Manager of Imagery Products at Planet. With 10+ years experience in satellite imaging, the past seven years working with the SkySat satellites after joining the customer succ...
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Sara Safavi

Head of Developer Relations - Planet
Sara leads the Developer Relations team at Planet, where she helps developers, data scientists, and geo-people do amazing things with daily satellite imagery. With a background in geoscience and over ...
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Jennifer Reiber-Kyle

Sr Software Engineer, Developer Relations - Planet
Jennifer is a Senior Software Engineer on the Developer Relations team at Planet. She is passionate about enabling creative and impactful uses of Planet’s incredible catalog of imagery and servi...
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Desmond Wareham

Developer Advocate, Developer Relations - Planet
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Grega Milcinski

Co-Founder and CEO - Sinergise
Born in 1980 in Slovenia, he studied Physics and co-founded Cosylab at age 21, a company developing control systems for particle accelerators. In 2008 Grega moved to become CEO and co-founder of Siner...
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Pete Doucette

Acting Director - Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS), U.S. Geological Survey
Pete is the Acting Director for the Earth Resources and Observation Science Center (EROS) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, which is part of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Prior to that he was the lea...
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Regina Kozyra

Account Executive Government Business - Planet
Regina Kozyra works as Account Executive in the EMEA Government Team at Planet. Her main focus and passion are topics related to sustainability and digitalisation in the public sector. She has over 10...
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Michal Hermanowski

Head of Data Sales - SatRevolution
Manager with over twenty years of experience a graduate the University of Wroclaw and MBA studies at Wroclaw University of Economics and Business. He started his professional career at Biprogeo SA, wh...
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Marcin Urban

Treasurer - Wrocław
Born In Wrocław a graduate the University of Wrocław and MBA studies at Franklin University in Columbus. He started working in the Municipal Office in the Tax and Charges Department, which h...
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Rafael Monge Vargas

Director - National Centre for Geoenvironmental Information of Costa Rica
Rafael Monge, is an economist and serves as director of the National Center for Geoenvironmental Information, a scientific technical unit, specialized in data management, at the Ministry of Environmen...
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David Romero Badilla

Researcher at PRIAS Laboratory - National Centre for High Tech
David Romero Badilla holds a Foresty Engineering degree from the Costa Rica Institute of Technology where he is currently also studying Computer Science. He has extensive experience in the fields of G...
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Francini Corrales Garro

Computing Expert at PRIAS Laboratory - National Centre for High Tech
Francini Corrales holds a bachelor degree in Information Systems Engineering and has worked as a computing science research assistant for the MOCUPP project. She has experience in system design and de...
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Neha Joshi

Remote Sensing Specialist - GISAT
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) specialist, leading work on big data processing, including the acquisition, pre-processing and analyses of Copernicus Sentinel datasets for land cover and land use appli...
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Anca Anghelea

Earth Observation Open Data Scientist - European Space Agency - ESA
Anca is an Earth Observation Open Data Scientist in the Data Applications Division, Department of Science, Applications and Climate of ESA. Previously, she worked as a Research, Technology Development...
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Mauren Lazzaretti

Secretary of the Environment - State of Mato Grosso
Lawyer. Specialist in Tax Law, Environmental Forensics and Auditing, and Civil Procedure. Environment Secretary of the State of Mato Grosso. President of ABEMA (Brazilian Association of State Environm...
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Ricardo Guerra

Regional Sales Director - Planet
Ricardo Guerra is the Regional Sales Director, Latin America at Planet Labs, with more than 15 years experience in Sales Management, graduated in International Business, Post Graduated in Commercial M...
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Brittany Dahl

Geospatial Consultant - Geoplex
Brittany is a Geospatial Consultant based in the Geoplex Sydney office with more than 6 years’ experience delivering GIS solutions and advisory services to clients in public, private and tertiar...
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Hamish Martin

Landscape Evaluator - Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Hamish manages the monitoring, evaluation and reporting program for DELWP’s Barwon South West Region. Hamish has been involved in forest and fire management since joining DELWP in 2003. He has...
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Abhay Mittal

CEO, Skymap Global / CEO at EOfactory - Skymap
Abhay Mittal, CEO of EOfactory.ai platform has been in the Earth Observation industry for over 15 years. He has been instrumental in guiding the Imagery market development for Asia and Latin America. ...
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Matt Finer

Senior Research Specialist & Director of MAAP - Amazon Conservation
For the past two decades, Matt has been dedicated to investigating threats to the Amazon. As part of this effort, he has been especially focused on advancing the dynamic field of real-time, satellite ...
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Mustak Shaikh

Principal Remote Sensing - Planning and Industry Environment - New South Wales Government
Mustak is a principal remote sensing in NSW Dept of Planning, Industry & Environment (NSW DPIE) with over 35 years' experience in developing remote sensing applications for monitoring water resour...
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Catherine James

Remote Sensing Scientist - Department of Planning Industry and Environment
Catherine is a remote sensing scientist in the Department of Department of Planning Industry and Environment (NSW DPIE) with over 15 years’ experience in environmental resource management operating in...
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Karin Schenk

Head of Water Quality Department - EOMAP
Karin Schenk, leading the water quality section at EOMAP, has 10 years of professional experience in the fields of earth observation services and applied solutions. She developed successful commercial...
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Harold Bryan Paler

Senior Science Research Specialist - ASTI-DOST
Harold Bryan Paler is a senior science research specialist from ASTI-DOST. He has major contributions in the development of the Advanced Remote Data Acquisition Unit (ARQ) which paved the way for the ...
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Ryan Rock

Image Analyst - UM Spatial Analysis Lab, University of Montana
Ryan Rock began working at the Spatial Analysis Lab as an Image Analyst in January 2020, as he was finishing his Master’s degree in Geography at the University of Montana. His thesis focused on ...
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David Hopkins

Regional Rangeland Management Specialist - Bureau of Indian Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional Office
David received a BS degree in range science from Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. He has worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs for 28 years managing the Range and Natural Resources in India...
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Karen Clark

Deputy Director, Office of Information Technology - Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
Karen holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography with an emphasis in GIS from the University of Southern Mississippi. With over 15 years of experience creating solutions for numerous local, state, and fed...
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Willa Brantley

Director, Bureau of Wetlands Permitting - Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
Willa Brantley has been the Director of the Bureau of Wetlands Permitting and Mitigation with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, Office of Coastal Resources Management since 2007. Before ...
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Africa Flores

Research Scientist - Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville
Africa I. Flores-Anderson is a research scientist at the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and is pursuing her PhD at McGill University. She is passionate about de...
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Erik Lindquist

Forestry Program Officer - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Erik Lindquist is currently a Forestry Officer with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization based in Quito, Ecuador. He has 23 years of experience in remote sensing and GIS. He started hi...
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Victor Hugo Ramos

Coordinator of Geospatial Analysis and Information Management for Mesoamerica for the Wildlife Conservation Society - Advisor to the National Council of Protected Areas of Guatemala
Víctor H. Ramos has more than 25 years of work experience in the Maya Biosphere Reserve. He has a background in forestry and his key skills are biodiversity monitoring, remote sensing analysis and GI...
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Teopista Nakalema

Remote Sensing Expert to the National Forest Authority of Uganda - UN-FAO
Teopista Nakalema, a GIS and remote sensing specialist working with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) providing technical support to the GIS and Mapping Unit of the Nat...
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Tara O'Shea

Director of Forest Programs - Planet
Tara is passionate about realigning natural and human systems to forge more sustainable models of economic development, and has worked across the academic, nonprofit, finance and technology sectors to...
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Filip Kulstrunk

Vice-President, Defense & Intelligence - SpaceKnow
With responsibility for the Defense & Intelligence Vertical at SpaceKnow, Filip is engaged with military and government customers around the world, enabling them to collect, analyze and understand...
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David Flanagan

Toward Routine High Resolution Water Clarity Mapping: Hydrographic Survey Planning in Alaska - TCarta Marine
David Flanagan leads the marine remote sensing program at TCarta in both research and development as well as commercial production efforts. He joined TCarta 3 years ago after completing his MS in Envi...
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Yuval Sadeh

PhD Candidate - Monash University
Yuval Sadeh is a remote sensing expert in application development management with nearly 10 years of experience in developing satellite and drone-based applications in agriculture, forestry and hydrol...
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Yufang Jin

Professor - University of California Davis
Dr. Yufang Jin is an Associate Professor of Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Dynamics at the University of California, Davis. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on remote sensing applications in both ...
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Tony Cannistra, PhD

Geospatial Data Engineer at Gaia GPS - Gaia GPS
Dr. Tony Cannistra is an ecologist and software engineer who works at the intersection of technology and global environmental change. Dr. Cannistra has contributed scientific research on a wide range...
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Jean-Philippe Avouac

Professor - California Institute of Technology
Jean-Philippe Avouac is the Earle C. Anthony Professor of Geology and Professor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). His is the director of the NSF ...
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Esra Suel

Health Data Research (HDR) UK Fellow - Imperial College London
Esra Suel is a HDR UK Research Fellow at the School of Public Health, Imperial College London and a Senior Data Scientist at the Swiss Data Science Center, ETH Zurich. She obtained her PhD from Imperi...
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Grégoire Mariéthoz

Professor - University of Lausanne
Grégoire Mariéthoz’s interests reside in ways of characterizing the spatial and temporal variability inherent to most hydrological systems. This involves developing and using a variety of methods incl...
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Hannah Kerner

Assistant Research Professor and AI/ML Lead & US Co-Lead - University of Maryland and NASA Harvest
Dr. Hannah Kerner is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland. Her research focuses on developing new machine learning methods for geosp...
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Ute Herzfeld

Research Professor - University of Colorado Boulder
Dr. Ute Herzfeld is a Research Professor in Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder and Director of the Geomathematics, Remote Sensing and Cryospheric Scienc...
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Dan Shugar

Associate Professor (Geoscience) and Director, Environmental Science Program - University of Calgary
Dr Dan Shugar is Associate Professor of Geoscience and Director of the Environmental Science Program at the University of Calgary. His main area of expertise is rapid geological change, particularly i...
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Valerie Pasquarella

Research Assistant Professor - Boston University

Dr. Valerie Pasquarella is a Research Assistant Professor with the Boston University Department of Earth & Environment and an Associate at the Harvard Forest. Working at the intersection of remote ...

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Inbal Becker-Reshef

Program Director - NASA Harvest
Dr. Inbal Becker-Reshef is the Director of NASA Harvest (NASA’s Applied Science Program on Food Security and Agriculture), Research Professor at University of Maryland, and the Co-Director of ...
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Sarah Cooley

Assistant Professor - Oregon State University
Dr. Sarah Cooley is an Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Oregon. Her research leverages new satellite technologies to better understand dynamic hydrologic processes such as drainin...
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Tongshu Zheng

Air pollution Specialist at California Air Resources Board - Duke University
Tongshu received his M.S. and PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University in the United States. Tongshu’s areas of emphasis at Duke were 1) Low-cost air quality sensors sitin...
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Jaeyoon Park

Data Reveals Rampant Illegal Fishing by Dark Fleets in North Korea - Global Fishing Watch
Jaeyoon is a senior data scientist at Global Fishing Watch. He analyzes fishing activities using various satellite data sources and helps identify vessels around the world. He also leads research enga...
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Noel Gorelick

Chief Extraterrestrial Observer - Google
Noel Gorelick has been a software engineer at Google for more than 10 years and is one of the founders of Google Earth Engine, a cloud-based platform for planetary-scale analysis of remote sensing ...
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Andreas Kääb

Professor - University of Oslo
Andy has a degree in civil engineering from the Technical University Munich, Germany, and a PhD in Earth Sciences from ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Currently, Andy is professor for remote sensing at the D...
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Rosa Aguliar

PhD Candidate - University of Twente
Rosa Aguilar holds a Diploma degree in Computer System Engineering from University Lisandro Alvarado in Venezuela. She holds two master’s degrees in Computer Science and Geoinformatics from Univ...
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Lyndon Estes

Associate Professor - Graduate School of Geography, Clark University
Lyndon Estes is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University whose research focuses on understanding the drivers and impacts of agricultural change. He uses new Earth...
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Shashank Bhushan

Ph.D. Candidate - University of Washington
Shashank Bhushan is a PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington. His research focuses on developing methods and workflows for deriving high-resolution topograp...
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Solomon Hsiang

Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy - University of California Berkeley
Solomon Hsiang directs the Global Policy Laboratory at Berkeley, where his team is integrating econometrics, spatial data science, and machine learning to answer questions that are central to rational...
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Matthew McCabe

Professor - King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Prof. McCabe is the Director of the Climate and Livability Initiative at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). His research explores water and food security, climate change i...
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Lucas Kuo

Senior Analyst, Counterproliferation Cell - C4ADS
Lucas Kuo is a Senior Analyst at C4ADS on the Counterproliferation Cell where he specializes in North Korean illicit shipping, financial, and procurement networks. Prior to joining C4ADS, Lucas’...
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Christoph Koettl

Visual Investigations Journalist - New York Times
Christoph Koettl is a visual investigations journalist with the New York Times video team, specializing in geospatial and open-source research. He is an expert on armed conflicts, human rights, and so...
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Anne Pellegrino

Communications Lead, News Programs - Planet
As Communications Lead for News Programs, Anne works with journalists and researchers to incorporate satellite imagery into their reporting on a wide range of topics, from breaking news events to moni...
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Lisa Sweet

Head of Future of Protein, COVID Response, and Food-Health - World Economic Forum
Lisa Sweet has been at the World Economic Forum since 2011 where she currently holds the position of Head of Future of Protein, COVID Response and Food and Health. At the World Economic Forum she is a...
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Athiye Jawad

Senior Manager, Business Development EMEA - Planet
Athiye Jawad currently holds the position of Senior Manager, Business Development EMEA at Planet. Prior to this she focused on building strategic partnerships as an account executive. She’s an a...
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Martin Polak

Senior Director of Public Institutions Business - Planet
Martin Polak joined Planet in 2017 initially as Director of EMEA Pre-Sales and currently as Senior Director for Public Institutions Business in EMEA, leading Planet's engagement with European governme...
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John Crawford

Professor of Strategy and Technology - Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow
John W. Crawford FRSE FIMA is a theoretical biologist with a research focus on systems approaches to agriculture and the environment. He recently moved to the Adam Smith Business School where he is Ch...
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Kenneth Grogan

Head of Remote Sensing Analytic - DHI Gras
Dr. Kenneth Grogan is leading the Remote Sensing Analytics team and DHI GRAS. Kenneth completed his PhD in remote sensing at the University of Copenhagen in collaboration with Humboldt University, Ber...
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David A. Nafría García

Head of GIS and Innovation Unit al ITACyL - Instituto Tecnológico Agrario de Castilla y León
Msc. in Agronomy with more than 20 years of experience in GIS and remote sensing applied to agriculture at Castile and León Regional Government (Spain. Participates in several international projects r...
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Greg Asner

Managing Director - Arizona State University
Greg Asner is the director of ASU's Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science, and Managing Director of the Allen Coral Atlas, a global coral reef conservation program. He serves on the fac...
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Oscar Friedel

VP Business Development & Operations - Kayrros
Oscar is in charge of Kayrros tailor made geospatial analytics solutions for financial and industrial players in the energy and environment world. Oscar has a background in worldwide oil and gas opera...
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Mariana Curdoglo

Product Manager, Imagery Production - Planet
Mariana Curdoglo is a Product Manager of Planet Scope Imagery Production at Planet and holds a bachelor's degree in Geography from California State University, Sacramento....
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Christoph Weigl

Senior Technology Advisor & CajùLab Program Manager - TechnoServe
Christoph is dedicating his career to scaling digital technologies for a sustainable use of our world's natural resources. After his studies in Environmental Technology at Imperial College London, he ...
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Pooja Pandey

Customer Success for NICFI Data Program - Planet
Pooja is a Customer Success Engineer in the Global Customer Success team at Planet. Currently she is leading strategic relationships at Planet in Berlin, supporting organizations across various sector...
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Ruben Van De Kerchove

R&D Project Manager - VITO
Ruben Van De Kerchove is an environmental scientist specialized in the spatio-temporal analysis of ecosystems. After completing his Master and PhD in Geography at Ghent University (Belgium) in 2007 an...
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John Stock

Director - USGS National Innovation Center (NIC)
Dr. Jonathan Stock founded and runs the USGS National Innovation Center (NIC). The Center’s goal is to identify national scientific challenges, and to pursue them with technology partners using ...
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Annett Wania

Innovation Project Manager - Planet
Annett Wania works as Innovation Project Manager at Planet Labs Germany and has more than 18 years of experience in remote sensing and Geographic Information. She joined Planet in 2021 and is responsi...
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Rick Mueller

Head/Spatial Analysis Research Section - USDA/NASS
Rick Mueller is responsible for managing production of operational crop area, yield, condition, soil moisture, and disaster monitoring programs using remote sensing and geospatial analysis methods for...
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David Johnson

Senior Geographer - National Agricultural Statistics Service
David Johnson is a Senior Geographer with the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA/NASS). He has been with the agency for 15 years, solely within th...
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Micah Farfour

Special Advisor in Remote Sensing - Crisis Response Programme at Amnesty International
Micah Farfour is a Special Advisor in Remote Sensing for the Crisis Response Programme at Amnesty International. After returning from Peace Corps in Africa, Micah received her Master’s in GIS an...
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Tamme van der Wal

Founder/CEO - BioScope
Tamme is involved in remote sensing applications for agriculture since 1990. He started his career in Europe’s MARS programme (Monitoring Agriculture with Remote Sensing) and has since been work...
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Christine Müller

Policy Officer at DG CLIMA - European Commission
Christine Müller, European Commission/EC, DG Climate Action: Christine is a member of the EC-FAO Strategic Cooperation Task Force, and was the technical manager of the EU carbon farming study, complet...
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Richard Lucas

Professor, Sêr Cymru Chair - Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University
Professor Richard Lucas holds a Sêr Cymru Research Chair within the Earth Observation and Ecosystem Dynamics (EOED) Research Group, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences (DGES), Aberystwyth Unive...
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Asa Strong

Product Manager, Integrations - Planet
Asa Strong is a Product Manager at Planet working on data integrations and developer relations. Prior to Planet, Asa helped engineer and manage products for the Global Forest Watch platform, a project...
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Samapriya Roy, PhD

Senior Solutions Engineer - Planet
Dr. Samapriya Roy, systems hydrologist and Senior Solution Engineer at Planet is a remote sensing scientist with focus on geospatial applications and complex systems. He works with researchers, client...
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Brian Sullivan

Senior Program Manager - Google Earth Engine
Brian is a Sr. Program Manager with “Geo For Everyone,” a team dedicated to leveraging and developing Google’s infrastructure to address global environmental and societal issues. Leveraging Google’s “...
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Anne Rosenbarger

Global Engagement Manager for Commodities and Finance - World Resources Institute
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Nathan Eaton

GIS Capability Lead - NGIS
Nathan is an Executive Director at NGIS. Since commencing operations over 28 years ago NGIS has grown to become one of the global leading providers of innovative geospatial solutions. Nathan has work...
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Natasha Santos

Vice President, Head of Global Stakeholder Strategy & Affairs - Bayer AG
Natasha Santos is an accomplished senior public affairs executive with over 16 years’ experience in the agriculture, food and life science industries. Her professional experience includes extensive kn...
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Jiwei Li

Post-Doctoral Scholar - Arizona State University
Jiwei Li, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University. He is a biological oceanographer, rem...
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Jin Wu

Assistant Professor - Hong Kong University
Jin Wu is an Assistant Professor in the Division for Ecology & Biodiversity at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). He is a global change ecologist, and leads the Global Ecology and Remote Sensing L...
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Agnieszka Lukaszczyk

VP for European Affairs - Planet
Agnieszka Lukaszczyk is VP for European Affairs at Planet. Before joining Planet, she worked at the European Commission, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, S...
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Tanzer Bilgen

Partner & CEO - Doktar
Having worked on management consulting projects in the Middle East, Europe and Turkey for 10 years, Tanzer became the co-founder of Doktar. As Doktar’s CEO, Tanzer contributes his extensive knowledge ...
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William Alfonso Ramírez Vergara

Cadastral and Geodesy Engineer, GIS Specialist - Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM)
William is currently assigned as Environmental and Social Professional in the Environmental, Social and Sustainability Management of the Ituango Hydroelectric Project in EPM. He is responsible for the...
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Steve Padgett Vasquez

Customer Success Manager, LATAM - Planet
Steve is a geographic data geek who serves as a Customer Success Manager for LATAM. Prior to Planet, Steve worked with the NASA DEVELOP Program helping project partners adopt NASA satellite data into ...
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Tor Nielsen

EU Agriculture Policy Government Sales - Planet
Tor Nielsen works on applications of Planet's data for use cases related to Agricultural Policy. He is focusing especially on Europe, where the change in the Common Agricultural is leading in innovati...
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Natasha Shwarzbach

Sustainable Commodities - PepsiCo
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Dan Dixon

PhD Candidate - University of Western Australia
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Edward Oughton

Assistant Professor - George Mason University
Edward Oughton received the M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from the Clare College, University of Cambridge, U.K., in 2010 and 2015, respectively. Later he held various research positions at Cambridge and O...
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Jatin Mathur

Student - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
I'm a rising senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I started working on hobby machine learning projects my freshman year and as of my junior year I've been in a research lab run by...
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Lauren Sung

Analyst - C4ADS
Lauren Sung is an Analyst on the Counterproliferation Cell at C4ADS. She specializes in North Korea's proliferation financing, Chinese threat finance, and transnational organized crime in East Asia. ...
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Ariel Zajdband

Subject Matter Expert, Agriculture - Planet
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Carrie Stone

Meditation and Massage Therapist - MassageLogic
Carrie Stone has been practicing massage and meditation since 2001. She is the owner of MassageLogic and has been supporting Planeteers since 2015. ...
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Joe Mascaro

Director of Science Programs - Planet
Dr. Joe Mascaro is a tropical ecologist and remote sensing scientist, and Director of Science Programs at Planet. He works with university scientists to build scientific engagement, improve forest mon...
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Vinay Viswambharan

Principal Product Manager – Imagery - Esri
Vinay Viswambharan is a Principal Product Manager on Esri's Imagery and Remote Sensing team focused on Image Analysis & AI. With more than 20 years of experience in the imagery & remote sensing field ...
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Joe Byrne

Research Analyst, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy - RUSI
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Ben Hemingway

GIS Analyst III - Redcastle Resources
Ben Hemingway is a GIS Analyst III at Redcastle Resources and a contractor with the U.S. Forest Service's Forest Health Assessment and Applied Science Team (FHAAST). Prior to his current position, he ...
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