Geospatial Data is being produced at a prodigious pace. Rendering reams of data into a form that can be sold will be a deal maker/breaker. What is the market size of data, value-added services, information products, and Big Data analytics by vertical, region, and resolution? Which markets are drawing high resolution SAR imagery users? In what ways can the same data be sold to different customers.
Numerous large-area, multiple image-based possibilities exist and small satellites are ideally suited to provide fast accurate data on an almost real time basis. The objective of this workshop is to review and assess general spatial resolution earth observation and remote sensing and to cover the processing of the subsequent masses of data. There will be discussion on the latest in change detection algorithms and how to manipulate data from smallsats and other big data sources with “Artificial Intelligence” and “Machine Learning”. The goal is to also identify the best processing techniques that are available and are in current use in order to derive actionable insights for decision clarity..
The focus is on how data is received, then improved in post-processing to produce meaningful information. The world’s resources are becoming more valuable as populations grow, and hence there is a need for timely and accurate information about the type, quantity, and extent of available resources worldwide. Allocating and managing the world’s resources requires accurate knowledge about the distribution of these resources. To effectively plan farming, mining, roads, emergency response, weather prediction, improve the habitat of all species and plan future cities amongst other needs we need to have accurate geographic information systems (GIS).
Todd Simon is a geospatial industry specialist with London investment firm DN Capital, and founder of Geospatial Alpha, to invest and stimulate innovation in geospatial intelligence. Todd has also served as an advisor to the European Space Agency. He is a former senior technology investment banker with DLJ, Credit Suisse, and Oppenheimer, and has held executive and board positions with location technology companies including GroundTruth, the world’s largest mobile proximity intelligence company, and Gravy Analytics, the first geo-signals data cloud. Todd holds an MBA with Honors from Columbia Business School and a BA from Brandeis University.Joel Cumming
Joel is SkyWatch’s Chief Technology Officer. His team focuses on making earth observation data accessible for everyone. Previously, as Head of Data at Kik Interactive, Joel directed data engineering and data sciences at petabyte scale. Prior to that, Joel managed analytics and big data teams at BlackBerry, helping the company grow from 3 million to 80 million subscribers. Joel holds several data related patents on location AI and contextual analytics. Outside of work, Joel is an active member of the local community as a coach and board member in minor baseball and hockey.Dr Marco Esposito
Dr Marco Esposito is Remote Sensing Business Unit Manger at cosine and is managing director of Italian subsidiary coseno.
Marco completed his PhD in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Naples. Having worked on various aerospace projects in Naples, most recently as coordinator of the Environmental Research Aircraft Lab of the Italian National Research Council, Marco moved to the Netherlands to work at cosine. Having gained experience as system and performance engineer, project manager, program manager and team leader at cosine, Marco became managing director of coseno as well as Remote Sensing Business Business Unit Manager at cosine. Marco has been involved in a variety of research and development activities at cosine, all focusing on the miniaturization of optical instruments for Earth Observation and planetary exploration, including NightPod, TropOMI, MASCOT (Hayabusa 2).
Marco has led the development, demonstration in orbit and commercialization of the HyperScout®product series, the first ever miniaturized imager able to connect hyperspectral, thermal imaging and artificial intelligence techniques in one compact product for the Earth Observation market.
Marco currently leads the technical and business developments of the Unit. He defines the main remote sensing products, strategies and development roadmaps. He drives the development of the business cases in the space market and leads the technology development in the field of hyperspectral, imaging spectroscopy and lidars for space and aerospace applications. He has a strong passion and a solid track record in conceiving innovative solutions for remote sensing and in-situ measurements starting from application needs, and for the successful translation of ideas into nice, small and smart instruments mounted on airborne and spaceborne platforms.
Matt leads QC Ware’s business and he serves on the QED-C governing board. Matt was a captain in the Air Force and subsequently worked in finance, becoming a managing director in private equity at Apollo Management. Matt swam the English Channel and remains an avid but mediocre swimmer.Dr. Sreeja Nag
Dr. Sreeja Nag is a Senior Research Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center, contracted by BAER Institute, where she serves as a PI on several R&D projects. Her research interests include distributed space systems, planning and scheduling of constellations, agile and intelligent Earth observation from space, and space traffic management. She has worked with small satellite and robotics startups on systems architecting and constellation design.
Sreeja completed her Ph.D. in Space Systems Engineering from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. As a student, she led the SPHERES Zero Robotics program and has served as an International Fellow at the European Space Agency (ESTEC), NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, and Goddard Space Flight Center.Rachel Olney
Rachel Olney is a Stanford University Mechanical Engineering PhD candidate and the Founder and CEO of Geosite Inc. Most recently, she was included on the Forbes “30 Under 30” list of 2019 for enterprise technology. Additionally, she has taught innovation frameworks and built standard operating procedures for the most elite special operations. She has also helped create and scale an international program in national security innovation and conducted research for the US Air Force on the Strategic Implications of Ultra Low-Cost Access to Space. As the CEO of Geosite she leads a venture capital-backed Silicon Valley startup disrupting the geospatial data industry, making it easier for logistically intensive industries, such as Oil and Gas and the Department of Defense and Intelligence Communities, to easily leverage spatial data to increase operational efficiency.