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Al Gore

Former Vice President

Former Vice President Al Gore is the cofounder and chairman of Generation Investment Management, and the founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a n...

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Kenneth Roth

Executive Director - Human Rights Watch

Kenneth Roth is the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, one of the world's leading international human rights organizations, which operates in more than 90 countries...

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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 s...

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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 manage...

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Chris Hadfield

Astronaut - First Canadian Commander of the International Space Station (2013)

Referred to as “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong,” Colonel Chris Hadfield is a worldwide sensation whose video of David Bowie’s “Spac...

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Speakers

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Rachel Balik

Senior Product Manager - Granular

Rachel is a Senior Product Manager on Granular's Remote Sensing team, which supports Corteva's Digital Services with satellite imagery that farmers use to optimize profita...

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Dr. Margaret Kalacska

Associate Professor, Applied Remote Sensing Lab - Department of Geography, McGill University

Margaret's work combines remotely sensed data from field spectroscopy, UAV and airborne platforms along with satellite imagery to investigate environmental research questi...

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Catherine Nakalembe

Assistant Research Professor - University of Maryland - Department of Geographical Sciences

Catherine Nakalembe is part of the University of Maryland Harvest Hub, providing support and coordination for Harvest activities in East Africa, working in Kenya, Tanzania...

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Achim Steiner

Development Program Administrator - United Nations

Achim Steiner became UNDP Administrator on 19 June 2017 and will serve for a term of four years. The United Nations General Assembly confirmed his nomination on 19 April 2...

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Agnes Pyrchla

Product Manager - Planet

Agnes Pyrchla is a Product Manager at Planet, focusing on web apps. Her mission is to enable people of all skill levels to engage with geospatial data and collaborate effe...

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Ariel Rhoda

Product Manager - Planet

Ariel is a Product Manager focused on Planet’s search and data delivery experiences, helping customers access, analyze, and build on more than 200M+ square kilometers of i...

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Jonathan Evens

Product Manager - Planet

Jonathan Evens lives to build ground-breaking products in various exciting domains such as space and energy and specializes in applying machine learning to solve industry ...

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Samapriya Roy

Solutions Engineer - Planet

Samapriya Roy has a Ph.D. in remote sensing and geospatial applications. His background in geospatial applications with a focus on complex system interactions allows for t...

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Işıl Demir

Director of Mission Systems - Planet

Işıl is Director of Mission Systems at Planet, where she has worked for the last 5 years, building Mission Control systems to fully automate large constellation ...

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Creon Levit

Chief Technologist & Director of Research - Planet

Since 2015 Creon has worked at Planet Labs, where he is the Chief Technologist, Director or R&D, and a Planet Fellow. Prior to that, he worked at NASA Ames Research Center...

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Matthew McCabe

Professor of Remote Sensing - King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Matthew McCabe is a Professor of Remote Sensing and Water Security at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia. McCabe and his team research topi...

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Charcey Petersen

Remote Sensing Software Engineer - Granular

Charcey Petersen is from Des Moines, Iowa where she works as a Remote Sensing Software Engineer for Granular Inc. Her formal training is in Geographic Information Systems ...

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Leland Sutter

Geospatial Analyst - Freeport-McMoRan

Leland is a Geospatial Analyst in the Tailings, Crushed Leach, and Water Department at Freeport-McMoRan. He is a trained ecophysiologist and geographer, who uses multidisc...

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Johoner V. Correa C.

- Colombian National Authority of Environmental Permits and Licenses

Johoner leads the Geomatics team of the Colombian National Authority of Environmental Permits and Licenses (Autoridad Nacional de Licencias Ambientales - ANLA). He`s cadas...

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Ricardo R. Bastidas

Senior Geospatial Engineer - Colombian National Mining Agency

Ricardo Bastidas is a Senior Geospatial Engineer who leads the observation geospatial team at the Colombian National Mining Agency. His team works on developing new approa...

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Professor Doreen Boyd

Professor of Earth Observation and Rights Lab Associate Director (Data and Measurement Programme) - University of Nottingham, UK

Doreen's work focuses on the application of remotely sensed data (from proximal through to space borne platforms) to better understand pressing environmental and societal ...

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Betül Şallı

GIS and Remote Sensing Specialis - Doktar Digital Agricultural Solutions

Betul is a seasoned GIS and Remote Sensing Specialist with B.S. in Geomatics Engineering and M.Sc. GIS & Remote Sensing from Istanbul Technical University at Doktar. She m...

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Jose Crummett

GIS Manager - County of El Dorado

Jose Crummet has been the GIS Manager for El Dorado County in California for nearly 30 years. Experience with aerial imagery includes: the use of publicly available imager...

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Jin Wu

Professor - School of Biological Sciences, University of Hong Kong

Jin Wu is a broadly trained ecosystem ecologist. His lab is now working to develop rigorous multi-sensor fusion techniques to integrate high resolution Planet data with MO...

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Marek Mlčoušek

Director - Forest Management Institute (FMI)

Marek Mlčoušek is a director of the regional branch of the Forest Management Institute (FMI) which deals with the development remote sensing products in forestry...

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Thomas Jarzombek

Federal Government Coordinator - German Aerospace Policy

Thomas Jarzombek is the Economic Affairs Ministry’s Commissioner for the Digital Industry and Start-ups. Further to this, he is also the Federal Government Coordinat...

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Kaiyu Guan

Blue Waters Assistant Professor - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Kaiyu Guan is a Blue Waters Assistant Professor in ecohydrology and remote sensing in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES), College of...

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Christopher B. Anderson

Co-Founder - CTO, Salo Sciences

Chris leads Salo’s technical and visual design while pursuing his Ph.D. in Biology at the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University. At Salo, he’s...

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Sella Nevo

Senior Software Engineer - Google
Sella Nevo is a senior software engineer who specializes in machine learning research and development. He is committed to enacting large-scale effective social impact, fo...
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Brittany Dahl

Geospatial Solutions and Imagery Product Consultant - Geoplex

Geospatial Solutions and Imagery Product Consultant, Geoplex Brittany is a Geospatial Consultant based in the Geoplex Sydney office with more than 5 years’ experie...

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Hercilo Odorico

- Mozambique Forest Investment Project

Hercilo Odorico was born and raised in Maputo, Mozambique. He holds a degree in Forest Engineering by the Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, since 2015. With 5 years o...

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Rasmus Houborg

Geospatial Systems Engineer - Planet

Rasmus Houborg is a Geospatial Systems Engineer and Scientist leading the sensor data fusion work at Planet. He has a M.S. and Ph.D. in Physical Geography from the Univers...

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Tim Schaub

Principal Geospatial Architect - Planet

Tim has an educational background in remote sensing and has made a career developing geospatial solutions with open source software. Tim is enjoying working with teammate...

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Aaron Smith

Product Manager for Imagery - Planet

Aaron is a geographer and experienced remote sensing scientist. His career in natural resources and satellite image analytics has taken him from the arctic circle to the A...

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Stace Maples

Geospatial Manager - Stanford Geospatial Center

As the Geospatial Manager at The Stanford Geospatial Center I provide support and collaboration to the Stanford research community in capturing and making sense of the ...

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Andrew Zolli

VP, Global Impact Initiatives - Planet

Andrew oversees Global Impact Initiatives at Planet, working to ensure that the company’s data, products and services achieve their highest humanitarian, sustainable...

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Zara Khan

Director, Business Development - Planet

Zara focuses on the agriculture market in the Business Development team at Planet. She brings nearly 10 years of experience working across both public and private sectors,...

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Dina Kazzaz

Senior Director, Business Development - Planet

Dina leads business development at Planet with a focus on building strategic partnerships and programs to accelerate use of Planet data by new customers and markets. Plane...

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Dave Winnacker

Fire Chief - Moraga-Orinda Fire District

Dave Winnacker has been in the fire service for 16 years in Fresno City, Alameda County, and Moraga-Orinda Fire District. Since becoming the fire chief in 2017 he has deve...

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Nadinè Galle

Co-founder & CEO - Green City Watch

As an urban techno-ecologist, Nadinè Galle is on a mission to increase urban tree longevity and now designs and deploys the technology to make it possible. Nadinè...

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Dr. Erik Lindquist

Forestry Program Officer - UN-FAO

Dr. 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 remo...

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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, fina...

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Chris Arends

Meteorology Program Manager - San Diego Gas & Electric

As the Meteorology Program Manager, Chris has full managerial and technical responsibility for the provision of weather products and forecasts that enable situational awar...

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Martin Van Ryswyk

SVP, Product - Planet

As Planet’s senior vice president of Product, Martin is responsible for helping to guide product vision and strategies moving forward. Before joining Planet, Van Rys...

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Erik Friesen

Pre-Sales Engineer - Planet

Erik is a Pre-Sales Engineer with Planet. He has worked with GIS and remote sensing technology for the past 15 years. Prior to joining Planet, he worked as a Training Spe...

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Jenna Mukuno

Senior Manager, Product Marketing - Planet

Jenna Mukuno is Senior Manager, Product Marketing, where she’s responsible for leading go-to-market strategy for and positioning of Planet’s core products. She...

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Justin Davis

Senior Product Manager - Planet

Justin Davis is a Senior Product Manager at Planet, focused on developing Analytic Feeds which leverage deep learning to identify objects and features of interest from Pla...

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Asa Strong

Product Manager - 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 For...

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Dalibor Djuran

Director, Manufacturing Engineering - Planet

Dalibor Djuran is responsible for satellite manufacturing and new product introduction at Planet Labs, Inc. Previous experience included being a seed investor, managing gl...

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Torben Barsballe

Professional Services Engineer - Planet

As part of the Professional Services team at Planet, ​Torben​ develop​s​ custom solutions for customers where Planet's ​standard ​offer...

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Louis Rousmaniere

Senior Product Manager - Planet

Louis Rousmaniere is a Senior Product Manager of Imagery Products at Planet. With 10+ years experience in satellite imaging, he spent the past six years working with the S...

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Josef Aschbacher

ESA Director - Earth Observation Programmes

Josef Aschbacher is the ESA Director of Earth Observation Programmes and Head of ESRIN, ESA’s centre for Earth Observation, located in Frascati (near Rome), Italy. B...

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Agnieszka Lukaszczyk

Senior Director for European Affairs - Planet

Agnieszka Lukaszczyk is the Senior Director for European Affairs at Planet. A Polish/American national, has worked at the European Commission, Directorate General for Inte...

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Mike Berzinis

Director of GIS - Southern Forestry Consultants

Mike Berzinis is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Registered Forester in North Carolina (NCRF 1513) and a forest technology expert. He has led the creation and growth of t...

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Bob Russell

Deputy Director - Humboldt County (California) Planning and Building Department

Bob Russell has been the Deputy Director for Humboldt County’s Planning and Building Department for the past three years. He has previously worked for Raytheon Comp...

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Hannah Kerner

Assistant Research Professor - University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences

Hannah Kerner is part of the University of Maryland Harvest Hub, providing research support for Harvest activities. Hannah works on developing machine learning solutions f...

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Jeffrey Lewis

Director, East Asia Nonproliferation Project (EANP) - Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Dr. Jeffrey Lewis is the director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at CNS. Before coming to CNS, he was the director of the Nuclear Strategy and Nonproliferation ...

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