At CEO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top United States based CEO’ operating in the Geospatial space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
President and CEO of Maxar Technologies
Dan Jablonsky joined DigitalGlobe in 2012 and currently serves as our Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Prior to DigitalGlobe, Dan was an attorney at Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, Schreck and led global legal teams while at Flextronics International LTD, a global multi-billion dollar technology supply chain company. Mr. Jablonsky holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from U.S. Naval Academy, a Juris Doctor from the University of Washington School of Law, and is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. Additionally, Mr. Jablonsky served as a Surface Warfare Officer and Nuclear Engineer in the U.S. Navy.
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About DigitalGlobe, DigitalGlobe, Maxar Technologies: Maxar Technologies provides integrated space infrastructure and Earth intelligence.
Chief Executive Officer of Orbital Insight
James Crawford has two decades of experience leading innovative software projects: empowering farmers with climate data at the Climate Corporation, working to get a commercial robot on the moon at Moon Express, making the world’s books searchable at Google, and managing robotics at NASA Ames Research Center. At Orbital, he’s using software expertise to create a whole new source of market data for all kinds of industries.
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About Orbital Insight: Orbital Insight builds SaaS technology to understand what happens on and to the Earth with AI and machine learning
Kevin E. O’Brien
Chief Executive Officer of Orbital Insight
Kevin leads all commercialization strategy and activities for Orbital Insight, as well as leading financial oversight, reporting and strategy. Prior to his role at Orbital Insight, Kevin was the Regional Director for the Americas, Global Banking & Brokerage, for FactSet Research Systems. Kevin joined FactSet in conjunction with the acquisition of Revere Data, LLC, where he was President and CEO. Originally trained as a software engineer, Kevin earned a BBA in Management Information Systems from James Madison University. He earned an MBA in Innovation, Strategy & Information Technology from the EDHEC Business School in Nice, France.
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About Orbital Insight: Orbital Insight builds SaaS technology to understand what happens on and to the Earth with AI and machine learning
CEO and Founder of CrowdAI
Devaki Raj is the CEO and Cofounder of CrowdAI. Prior to this, she completed her undergraduate and Masters in Statistics at the University of Oxford, and subsequently used her expertise at Google (Maps, Energy and [X] teams) to optimize renewable energy allocation in sub-Saharan Africa. She noticed that even with the power of Google Maps, there was a significant deficit in high-resolution on-the-ground information, such as locations of homes, villages, and farms in rural areas. This gap in knowledge prompted her to start CrowdAI in 2016, which was picked up by Y-Combinator and selected by TechCrunch as one of their top 8 companies to watch, Forbes’ Top 25 Machine Learning Companies, Nvidia Deep Learning Inception Awards Finalist, and Forbes’ 30 Under 30 and Inc Magazine’s 30 companies under 30.
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About CrowdAI: CrowdAI enables organizations to create and deploy custom models for visual AI and a code-free platform.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Hivemapper
As the CEO & Co-Founder of Hivemapper, I coordinate our engineering and business development teams to delight users. Our mapping software helps many of the world’s most important organizations build maps that automatically see and reveal changes.
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About Hivemapper: Hivemapper is a mapping infrastructure that allows humans and robots to map, visualize, and analyze data.
Founder & CEO of Agralogics
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About Agralogics: Agralogics offers SaaS-based applications and services that provide geo-referenced big data analytics for the hospitality industry.
CEO of SCOUT
Eric Ingram is the Founder and CEO of SCOUT Inc., a company de-risking space operations with sensor suites that enable spacecraft to see and understand the area around them. Additionally, Eric currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Space Frontier Foundation, and is an Ambassador and Organizing Team member for Mission: AstroAccess. He was previously an Aerospace Engineer for the Licensing and Evaluation Division of the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation, where he gained expertise in the regulatory environment. Prior to this, Eric was an engineer for Deep Space Industries, where he designed cubesat subsystems for testbed missions. Outside of the space industry, Eric previously served as the President of the United States Wheelchair Rugby Association, leading the USWRA to its largest budget surplus in its 30+ year history. Eric has competed in the sport of wheelchair rugby for 15+ years, competing domestically for several club teams, and internationally with the US Developmental team. Eric holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Old Dominion University, most of a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston, a sport pilot certificate, and is working towards his SCUBA certification.
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About SCOUT, Scout: SCOUT is developing orbital products and services to enable a new era of space safety, transparency, and improved Space Domain Awareness.
CEO of Compound Eye
Jason Devitt is CEO and co-founder of Mr. Number, a company that helps consumers to control who can call their mobile phone and when. An advocate for open networks, open devices, and open development platforms, Jason has testified on these issues before Congress and the FCC. Previously, Jason co-founded Skydeck, a company that enabled consumers to back up and manage all of their cell phone data online. Jason developed the idea for Skydeck while an entrepreneur-in-residence at iHatch, a venture capital firm that focuses on the mobile market. Prior to Skydeck, Jason co-founded Vindigo, one of the first companies to publish content and applications for mobile phones in the US. Products included Mapquest Mobile, MovieGoer, and the Vindigo City Guide. Jason led the company from inception to over $10 million in revenue and profitability in 2005. Jason spent four years working for the technology-driven investment firm D. E. Shaw & Co. in London and New York, where he structured OTC equity derivatives. He grew up in Ireland and has a Masterâ€™s Degree in Electronic Engineering and a Diploma in Law from UCD and the Kingâ€™s Inns in his hometown of Dublin.
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About Compound Eye: Compound Eye develops 3D vision systems for autonomous machines.
CEO of Arrive
He is Expertise in building & managing successful global brands in e-commerce, telecommunications and fashion retail.
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About Arrive, ParkWhiz: Arrive is a provider of parking and other connected mobility services through apps, websites, voice platforms.
CEO of Carto
Based in Olapic’s New York headquarters, Sanz serves two roles as Chief Operating Officer and as head of technology and product development. Sanz’s deep technical background fueled the development of Olapic’s proprietary predictive algorithm, Photorank™ that analyzes dozens of different aspects of an image to determine its likelihood to trigger a purchase. Raised in Zaragoza, Spain, Sanz earned a Master’s Degree in electrical engineering from University of Zaragoza, completing a thesis in Active Noise Control using Machine Learning. Sanz also holds an MBA from Columbia University in New York, where he co-founded Olapic in 2010. Prior to founding Olapic, Sanz was a consultant for Accenture, working for aerospace/defense projects in Europe and also worked for Ericsson, responsible for all support teams for the Billing Gateway and Service Provisioning departments across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Sanz and his Olapic co-founders have been recognized by the Eugene M. Lang Entrepreneurial Initiative Fund at Columbia Business School and were recipients of the E-cademy Award. Sanz is sought after by media and conferences for his expertise in image recognition and digital imaging technologies.
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About Carto: Carto is a platform that turns spatial data into an efficient delivery route, better behavioral marketing, and strategic store placements.
CEO & Co-Founder of Hayden AI
Chris Carson, is a global strategy, innovation, venture development expert, and thought-leader for disruptive and digital innovation. Chris cultivated his expertise over 20 years, working in various operations and engineering roles with technology-driven multinationals, startups, and consultancies, and now serves as the CEO of Hayden AI, an artificial intelligence technology company and smart city solutions provider. Chris has a strong technical background in artificial intelligence, computer vision, and Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM), as well as a decade of experience in leading globally distributed engineering teams and turning innovation into material business impact. Chris is a passionate leader who is experienced in driving growth through innovation and strong execution, and a relentless champion of Design Thinking and Lean Startup, who believes in the power of co-creation.
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About Hayden AI: World’s first autonomous traffic management platform
President & CEO of Airspace Link
As GeoMetri’s Founder, Michael built GeoMetri on the vision of solving indoor location problems. After winning a GISi hack-a-thon with his team, he easily convinced the GISi Board that the indoor location services and market was an extremely attractive space to explore. Michael was able to build and convey the GeoMetri vision and revenue strategy, and ensure that the strategic goals were defined in order to grow the venture. What began as GISi Indoors grew exponentially and is now operating independently as GeoMetri. As GeoMetri Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), Michael is responsible for driving integration and alignment between all revenue-related functions, including marketing, sales, customer support, pricing, and revenue management; ensuring maximum return to GeoMetri and its shareholders. Michael’s business acumen focuses on regularly measuring and analyzing productivity and effectiveness, forming strategic product road maps, creating market positioning and competitive advantages, and determining budget trade-offs with an overall goal of continually improving and developing sustainable results. Michael takes accountability for both short-term success and long-term strategy by ensuring an integrated perspective to forecast future revenue, while continually committing to short-term results and driving quarterly revenue.
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About Airspace Link: Airspace Link is an FAA approved UAS/Drone Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) Platform
Co-founder & CEO of Hydrosat
Pieter Fossel is the co-founder of Hydrosat.
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About Hydrosat: Hydrosat is a satellite data company that turns space imagery into vital products for agriculture and related industries.
Chief Executive Officer of Capella Space
Payam Banazadeh is CEO and founder of Capella Space, a Silicon Valley company building the largest constellation of commercial Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites in order to provide hourly monitoring services of anywhere in the globe. Prior to starting Capella Space Payam was a project manager and flight systems engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and has been awarded NASA Mariner Award, NASA Discovery Award, and NASA Formulation Award. Most recently Payam was selected to be on the prestigious “Forbes 30 under 30” list in 2017 and Capella has been recognized by The New York Times, Bloomberg, and recently Inc magazine as one of the top 25 disruptive companies in the world. Outside of Capella, Payam spends his time thinking about the impact of technology on society, economy, politics, and human behavior. He is an advocate of raising awareness around the volatility of life on earth and the responsibilities of technologists to think proactively about their work and its intended and unintended consequences. Payam holds a business/management degree from Stanford University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Texas.
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About Capella Space: Capella Space is an information services company that provides on-demand 24/7 SAR data for government and commercial customers.
Founder and CEO of StreetLight Data
Laura, founder and Chief Executive Officer, is a leading advocate and researcher in advanced transportation, with particular expertise in transportation systems, sustainability and safety, and vehicle/system modeling and analysis. After completing degrees in engineering and comparative literature at Yale University, she worked at the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), managing their vehicle electrification projects, including the Smart Garage Charrette and Project Get Ready. Next, Laura joined the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to develop planning for regulatory strategy for electric vehicles and energy storage. Laura’s work at StreetLight is an extension of her graduate studies at UC Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group. She is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in Energy Engineering, and the author of several publications about vehicle electrification and sustainable transportation. In 2013, Laura was selected as one of MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35 and was the recipient of the International Transport Forum’s Young Researcher of the Year Award.
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About StreetLight Data: StreetLight Data is a data analytics company transforming urban planning and transportation design with the power of geospatial data.
Co-founder & CEO of Near Space Labs
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About Near Space Labs, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech): Near Space Labs is an aerial imagery company that provides timely wide-scale imagery from the stratosphere at affordable prices.
Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder of HERE Technologies Chicago
Edzard Overbeek is leading HERE as it enters the next phase of its growth as a newly independent location cloud company. He brings to HERE a unique mix of sales and technology experience, having joined from Cisco where he was Strategic Advisor and responsible for the Global Services organization with over $12 billion in revenues and 15,000 employees.
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About HERE Technologies Chicago: HERE Technologies creates living three-dimensional maps that grow upwards, breathing with layers of information and insights.
Founder and CEO of Geosite
Rachel Olney is the founder and CEO of Geosite Inc.
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About Geosite: Business operations platform that links the power of spatial data and analytics to business operations, incident management, and planning.
Co-founder and CEO of Astro Digital
Chris is responsible for driving the company vision, managing the execution of the company missions, and maintaining key partner relationships. Chris has been involved in many research and development efforts spanning complete satellite programs, sub-system developments, and spacecraft mechanisms.
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About Astro Digital: Astro Digital is a global imaging and analysis company that develops a platform for fast and easy access to satellite imagery.
Co-founder & CEO of Bluefield Technologies
Yotam Ariel, Co-founder and CEO of Bluefield (a startup providing satellite-based emissions data), is a former naval squad leader specializing in remote sensors analytics, and previously founded an energy company which operated in 15 countries and received tech innovation recognition from Obama. He speaks several languages and was a national champion in sailing.
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About Bluefield Technologies: Precise, always-on methane leak detection via microsatellites (http://bluefield.co)
Co-Founder & CEO of Placer.ai
Noam Ben-Zvi is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Placer.
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About Placer.ai: Placer.ai offers a traffic analytics platform that allows anyone to generate insights into any property.
Co-Founder & CEO of Urban Sky
Andrew Antonio is the Co-Founder and CEO at Urban Sky.
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About Urban Sky: Urban Sky offers a revolution in remote sensing through the new stratospheric microballon.
CEO, Co-Founder of Tolemi
Co-founder of Tolemi
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About Tolemi: Turning government’s data into the information edge they require to lead in the 21st Century
CEO & CoFounder of Native
Matt McNabb is an entrepreneur focused on linking insights to decision makers. In addition to his work in frontier and emerging markets with businesses, investors, and governments in those areas, he also has primary field research experience some of the world’s highest risk environments, like the tribal areas of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and DRC among others.
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About Native: Native is an on-demand company enabling businesses to task trained locals to collect data on their behalf and analyze results in realtime
Founder, President & CEO of Azavea
Robert has an MLA in Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Japanese Studies from the University of Michigan. Prior to founding Azavea, Robert served as a software developer and analyst for the Philadelphia Police Department, the University of Pennsylvania, and the City of Philadelphia. Prior to living in Philadelphia, he served as a Coordinator for International Relations in Konan-cho, Japan. Robert currently serves on the board of the Callowhill Neighborhood Association, as Executive Director of the Japanese Garden Research Network, as an occasional lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and on the Advisory Board for the Masters of GIS Program at Pennsylvania State University. Robert enjoys traveling, hiking, film, food, and reading an eclectic range of topics. He is also an avid listener of audible books, podcasts and music. Snow, rain or sleet, he rides his bicycle to work every day.
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About Azavea: Azavea creates civic geospatial software and data analytics for the web.
CEO & Founder of Digital Map Products
As one of Digital Map Products’ founders, Jim has turned the company’s vision of simplifying spatial technology and bringing it to a wider audience into reality. Digital Map Products was the first in its industry to deploy Internet-based spatial applications through a Software-as-a-Service model. In addition to driving innovation at Digital Map Products, Jim has led the company to several consecutive years of record sales and profitability. The company’s current offerings include SaaS applications, a spatial development platform, and location content solutions all of which enhance decision-making and problem-solving in markets such as government, utilities, and real estate. Jim’s career has been distinguished by his ability to extend the value of complex technology to new markets and users by simplifying its use and employing cost-effective delivery models. Prior to Digital Map Products, Jim was Managing Partner at JSA International where he advised international organizations in the creation of cross-border spatial technology partnerships. Before JSA International, Jim founded a company that helped Mexico’s federal government convert their real property information to digital format. Early in his career, Jim successfully built and sold a company that pioneered a new class of affordable Computer Aided Design/Engineering software for small and mid-sized architectural and engineering firms using a timeshare model that was similar to what we know today as SaaS.
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About Digital Map Products: We provide context to the world around you with the most extensible location intelligence platform available.
Co-founder/CEO of CARMERA
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About CARMERA: CARMERA provides real-time HD maps and navigation-critical data to autonomous vehicles.
CEO of Ecometrica
With 13 years’ worth of sustainability experience Gary has advised multi-national companies across many industry sectors, including oil and gas, petrochemicals, aviation, public transport, finance, and professional services. Gary has also been involved in the design of industry standards having advised on the development of the PAS2050 product standard, the Carbon Trust Standard and has been on UK Government working groups for biofuel greenhouse gas accounting. Since co-founding the business in 2008 Gary has spearheaded the commercialisation of the founders’ considerable collective sector experience, helping guide the business from its early years as a well respected consulting organisation to its position today as one of the world’s most innovative environment and sustainability software providers. Gary has a first class BSc (Hons) in Geosciences from the University of Edinburgh and was winner of the Royal Geographical Society’s Alfred Steers prize in 2003.
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About Ecometrica: Ecometrica is an end-to-end environmental software-as-a-service that helps businesses and governments identify risks and opportunities.
CEO of Altavian
Thomas is Altavian’s CEO and Co-Founder. Thomas led Altavian’s professional services division for many years prior to accepting the CEO role. His experience in the aerospace industry is extensive including work at companies such as Boeing and AeroVironment. Thomas led the autonomous system development, including mission planning and monitoring software, for Altavian’s sUAS.
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About Altavian: Altavian manufactures, sells, services and operates small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
Salvatore Tory Bruno
President & CEO of United Launch Alliance
Salvatore T. “Tory” Bruno is the president and chief executive officer for United Launch Alliance (ULA). In this role, Bruno serves as the principal strategic leader of the organization and oversees all business management and operations. In addition, he is leading the development of ULA’s new, innovative rocket called Vulcan Centaur, which will deliver higher performance and lower cost while maintaining industry leading reliability. Prior to joining ULA, he served as the vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Strategic and Missile Defense Systems. The business is a leading provider of ballistic missile and ballistic missile defense systems, supporting U.S. Department of Defense customers, as well as the U.K. Royal Navy and Ministry of Defense. Programs included the Navy’s Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM), the Air Force’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Reentry Systems, and the Missile Defense Agency’s Terminal High Area Altitude Defense (THAAD), Targets and Countermeasures and Common Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) Concept Definition. He also managed the corporation’s responsibilities in Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Management Limited, a joint venture that produces and safely maintains the U.K.’s nuclear weapons. Bruno is a member of the National Space Council Users’ Advisory Group chaired by Vice President Pence. He is an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Fellow, a companion of the Naval Order of the United States, a member of the Navy League and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. He served on the National Blue Ribbon Panel for Bettering Engineering & Science Education and as Chairman of the Diversity Council of Lockheed Martin Space Systems.
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About United Launch Alliance: United Launch Alliance provides spacecraft launch services to the Government of the United States.
Founder and CEO of Cesium
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About Cesium: Cesium is an end-to-end platform for tiling, visualizing, and analyzing 3D geospatial data
Founder & CEO of Bountiful
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About Bountiful: Bountiful is an agtech company that helps farmers understand what impacts crop production in the field and at scale.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Unearth
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About Unearth: Unearth provides a collaboration software powered by IoT and remote sensing to help built-world industries make maps and manage data.
Founder & CEO of Simularity
Founder & CEO of Simularity.
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About Simularity: Simularity provides AI-driven geospatial intelligence
Vattem Narendra Babu
CEO of iSpatial Techno Solutions
Vattem Narendra Babu is the Chief Executive Officer at iSpatial Techno Solutions. He has over 20+ years of valuable experience in strategic planning, consulting, Implementation of business processes into various software solutions, business development, sales, account management, customer relation, budget planning, delivery, and more. Mr. Babu is a former Project Manager – GIS / MES / Technical Applications at AI Hosn Gas and Head – IT Development at Nakheel. Vattem graduated from Institute of Mechanical Engineer with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and earned a master’s degree in Information Technology at Institute of Advanced Studies in Education and also holds an EMBA in Management at ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad.
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About iSpatial Techno Solutions: iSpatial Techno Solutions specializing in the are of information technology planning, program management, solutions, and services.
Co-Founder, CEO of Telemetry Sports
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About Telemetry Sports: Uses machine learning, neural networks, and other analytical methods to transform the way NFL organizations evaluate player performance
Co Founder & CEO of VETRO FiberMap
I am a managing partner and man of many technical and professional hats at NBT Solutions LLC, creators of fine Web Mapping applications including the VETRO FiberMap platform.. NBT Solutions delivers data-centric mapping applications in the cloud. Building on expertise in geo-technologies merged with software development capabilities we are creating custom business mapping tools online primarily leveraging Open Source tools and technologies. We are both a GIS and a software development company. Current areas of focus include fiber optic and telecommunications mapping, health care, as well as earth science education and monitoring systems. We have offices in Portland, ME and Buffalo, NY. We have been designing and developing an innovative mapping platform for Fiber Optic network operators – small and mid sized ISPs. After a year in beta, we officially launched VETRO FiberMap in April of 2016. This SaaS platform represents an exciting turning point for NBT and we expect major activity in the years ahead in the internet infrastructure mapping space. In addition to NBT, I opened Mitchell Geographics (MGI) in 2000 as a Geo-services consultancy (now moved to NBT) and as an award winning MapInfo value added reseller and partner, offering a suite of best of breed mapping data and specialized software solutions, including MapInfo Professional. Mitchell Geographics continues to operate as a Pitney Bowes Software-MapInfo product resale company. My goals include building NBT into the go-to geo-technology solutions provider offering cutting edge location and mapping applications that solve real business problems by leveraging geography. Specialties: Mapping Applications, Cartography, Data Visualization, GIS Training, GIS Data development, GIS projects.
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About VETRO FiberMap: VETRO FiberMap is a fiber management GIS mapping platform that develops software to help internet providers manage their network.
Founder and CEO of TaQadam
Karina is an impact tech entrepreneur, international development worker and humanitarian
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About TaQadam: Building new data from satellite imagery with human & computer vision
Chief Executive Officer of Fract
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About Fract: Business Intelligence Gone Spatial – GeoSpatial AI Data Analytics
Mark Llewellyn, P.E.
President/CEO of Genesis
Mr. Llewellyn has over 30 years of Civil Engineering experience. He has served as Project Manager for numerous Land Development and Public Works projects which have included the planning, design, permitting and construction administration for transportation, stormwater, environmental, site development, and public infrastructure projects. His experience includes over twenty years as an expert witness in land use/site development, right of way acquisition and inverse condemnation actions. The corporate structure in place at Genesis allows for Mr. Llewellyn to fulfill his responsibilities as President while continuing to serve as a Project Manager.
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About : Genesis provides civil engineering, landscape architecture, planning, GIS, CEI, and urban design services.
CEO of Spatial.ai
Lyden Foust joined Spatial.ai as CEO in 2016.
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About Spatial.ai: Spatial supply comprehensive social understanding of location – categorized, quantified, and delivered to power any application or analysis.
Founder & CEO of Navagis
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About Navagis: Navagis is a Google Enterprise Partner focused on software development and consulting for an organization’s geospatial visualization
CEO & Co-Founder of AllSource Analysis
Stephen Wood is the CEO and co-founder of AllSource. He has nearly 30 years of experience analyzing satellite imagery and performing all-source analysis for both government and commercial customers. Mr. Wood joined DigitalGlobe, Inc. in 2000, after 14 years in the Central Intelligence Agency, where he held a range of senior imagery intelligence-associated positions. He has an in-depth record of creating imagery analytic and all-source material and has briefed audiences extensively throughout his career, including high-ranking government officials, CEOs, and the media on geospatial information and high current interest issues. Most recently, Mr. Wood was the founder and Vice President of DigitalGlobe’s Analysis Center and led the U.S. Government Defense Sales team. During March and April 2014, he appeared frequently on CNN as a subject matter expert concerning the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 and in January 2016, with the Associated Press detailing ISIS’s destruction of an Iraqi monastery in northern Iraq.
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About AllSource Analysis: AllSource Analysis delivers finished geospatial intelligence leveraging in class analysts, technology, and content.
CEO / Creator of Vection Group, Inc.
Brad has over 20 years in the software business with 15 years at Braxton Technologies, a government contractor specializing in satellite command and control software and currently seven years leading Vection Group. He is a senior software engineer and a technology futurist. With many years working in the Joint Domain Command & Control space. As well, he is a SME (Subject Matter Expert) on geospatial alerting of wearable data. Brad is the author of two very significant patents: Highly Efficient and Parallel Data Transfer and Display, USPTO No: 9,665,267 and Geospatial Alerting (Push-notifications), USPTO No: 9,910,561
His proven track record of pulling together the right talent to create the right team, from software and business-minded professionals to creative and financial gurus, shines with the success he experienced at Braxton Technologies. He’s carried the same style of talent acquisition to Vection where he’s assembled a top-tier group of tech and business executives with a single goal, to make VG and their products globally recognized and successful.
His entrepreneurial vision and technical DNA have merged beautifully into SmartSync. SmartSync, a OS agnostic data ingestion hub that passively uploads from data devices, no user button-pushing! With your data being pushed to a human performance data management software.
When not tethered to his digital device, which is rare, Brad scans the consumer landscape for needed innovation that he thinks is missing on the consumer front. He is always ready to pounce on opportunities to create products and technologies to fill pressing needs. Brad attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and the University of Southern California.
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About Vection Group, Inc.: Vection Group is an ongoing cloud based streaming API software company. We provide B2B, B2C and B2M SaaS for the IoT, Smart Cities & others
CEO & Founder of Lunar Station Corp
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About Lunar Station Corp, Moon Village Association, Open Energy Market: Lunar Station provides Lunar Insights and Intelligence with our SaaS based MoonHacker™ Intelligence Platform.
Founder & CEO of TruMedicines Ai Pill Packet Dispenser for the Blind and Low Vision people
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About TruMedicines Ai Pill Packet Dispenser for the Blind and Low Vision people: TruMedicines has developed a smart Ai Pill Packet Dispenser that tracks adherence to medication for Blind and low vision people
CEO and Co-Founder of GraphLI
CEO and Co-Founder at Geospago
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About GraphLI: Delivery Management Automation Software
Founder & CEO of PhotoEnforced.com
Jeff Cohn is the Founder & CEO at Syndicated Maps.
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About BadIntersections.com, Deadcellzones.com, Disaster Relief Maps, DrillingMaps.com, PhotoEnforced.com, powerplantmaps, RefineryMaps.com, SlipMaps.com, SolarEnergyMaps.com, Syndicated Maps, Vail Resorts Careers: Photo Enforced & Traffic Cameras Map (Red Light, Speed, Traffic, Stop Sign, School, LPR Cameras)
CEO and Founder of LocalData
Alicia Rouault, CEO + Founder Alicia Rouault is an urban planner, winner of the 2012 Knight News Data Challenge and former Code for America Fellow. Alicia has worked at the intersection of urban planning and technology with the Architectural League of NY Urban Ombibus, San Francisco’s Office of Economic & Workforce Development, City of Newark, and Pratt Center for Community Development. Alicia holds a B.A. in Political Science from University of Toronto and studied planning at the Masters level at Pratt Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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About LocalData: LocalData makes digital tools to collect and analyze information about urban infrastructure.
CEO & Founder of dataPlor
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About dataPlor, Forbes Magazine: The most accurate source of international places data
CEO of Kaarta
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About Kaarta: Kaarta develops a rapid 3D reality capture for the built and natural world.
Co-Founder & CEO of MapTrack
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About MapTrack: MapTrack uses geolocation to programmatically generates leads for real estate brokerages.
CEO Cofounder of Airio
Michael is an entrepreneur, scientist, author, coach, advisor, mentor, consultant and eternally curious (yet humble) polymath. He is currently CEO/Cofounder of Airio. His diverse career has included work in a variety of natural resources science and management sectors (sustainable forestry, river restoration, watershed management) involving smart geospatial analysis and remote data collection. He has contributed to over 230 leadership & entrepreneur workshops as a business coach / trainer. Much of his work involves collaboration with diverse stakeholders.
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About Airio: Intelligent Flightpath Automation
Chief Executive Officer of AMO Worldwide
Born in Ovid, CO a small town of 200, was offered a football scholarship to play for the University of Colorado Boulder. A 3 year starter and letter winner, is the only athlete in the history of the University to be inducted in the President’s Leadership Class and graduate. In 1996 had the honor of being an Olympic Torch Bearer for the Atlanta Games. Went on to play professional football for 5 seasons. After retirement attended the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. Upon graduation in 2006, made professional debut at the Metropolitan Opera in Anthony Minghella’s Madama Butterfly, Opening the 2006 season. Has sung principal roles in over 300 roles with the company, 3 opening night galas, new years eve gala, and spring gala. Has been recorded in 7 DVD’s and one CD. DVD of Eugene Onegin was nominated for a Grammy Award. Sung with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philadelphia Opera, Carnegie Hall, Seattle Opera and other venues around the world. Served as AGMA treasurer for 2 years. Guest Artistic Director for the Savannah Children’s Choir. Artistic Director of The Bahamas International Opera Festival, Opera Guadalajara and served as Director of Opera for The Crested Butte Music Festival for 6 years. Other work experience includes retail, radio broadcasting, advertising, construction, underwater recovery, plumbing, voice over, motivational speaker and agriculture.
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About AMO Worldwide: Information Technology and Services
CEO of Atlas AI
Abe’s career has spanned the renewable energy, semiconductor and data for development sectors over close to two decades, including substantial experience living and working in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining Atlas AI, Abe was a Principal at Incandescent, a boutique consulting firm where he led a range of engagements for the firm’s social sector and venture clients, with a specific focus on advancing the ‘data for good’ ecosystem. Earlier in his career, Abe was the Director of Business Development for Premise Data, and the Vice President of Global Strategy and Business Development for Astonfield Renewables. Abe earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Yale University and was named a Presidential Scholar by the Clinton White House. He is a First Mover Fellow with the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program and serves on the Advisory Board of the program.
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About Atlas AI, Atlas AI: Atlas AI is an analytics platform that guides the deployment of investment and other resource allocation decisions in the emerging markets.
CEO of StadiNav
Founder of StadiNav
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About StadiNav: Next-Generation Venue Management.
Ragi Yaser Burhum
Founder / CEO of AmigoCloud
Ragi began his geospatial career over a decade ago as an engineer at ESRI, where he worked on the Geodatabase team creating, designing, and maintaining ArcGIS core components. At Microsoft, he worked on the main GIS data pipeline of Microsoft Flight Simulator. He ran a successful GIS consulting company in the Bay Area where he helped organizations like NVIDIA and CSR with their GIS challenges. In addition to founding GeoMeetup, the largest developer-centric geospatial Meetup in the world, Ragi is also heavily involved in Open Source GIS Software (he is an active OSGeo Charter member) and often contributes code to O.S. geospatial projects (e.g. as a committer in GDAL) that are the foundation of several Open GIS applications worldwide.
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About AmigoCloud: AmigoCloud is a geospatial platform that helps you collect, manage, analyze, visualize, and publish your location data.
CEO and Founder of Rosoka Software
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About Rosoka Software: Rosoka develops multilingual entity extraction with relationship and text analytics software
CEO, President , Owner & Founder of ArdentMC
“Many professional services firms focus on doing one thing at the expense of the lifecycle. That, combined with the ‘staffing’ model of so many contractors doesn’t deliver for customers. Our tactic is to deliver excellence in the combined skills needed to deliver successful systems from thought to finish.” – Brandon LaBonte Brandon LaBonte is a founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of Ardent Management Consulting, Inc. Prior to his position with ArdentMC, Brandon held numerous leadership roles in the information technology industry. In 2005, Brandon moved to the Washington, D.C. area joining a large government systems integration firm. Brandon’s unique experience includes a broad-based approach to information technology and project management challenges. This approach to technology implementations includes fusing sound project management techniques with exceptional technology professionals leading to outstanding customer results. Brandon has been an avid guest speaker in the area of technology implementations speaking at Oracle conferences, Homeland Security Summits, Geospatial Conferences and State government gatherings. Brandon earned his BBA from Texas Tech University. He is an active member in the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Project Management Institute.
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About ArdentMC: ArdentMC provides information technology and program management services.
CEO of EnGraph Software
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About EnGraph Software: Para-transit agency management software
CEO of PureTech Systems
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About PureTech Systems: PureTech’s PureActiv System is an advanced automated outdoor video camera surveillance tracking system for critical security applications
President & CEO of Questiny Group
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About Questiny Group: Questiny Group specialize on understanding the market space – the key actors and the market dynamics that shapes the products and services.
President & CEO of Surveying And Mapping (SAM)
Chris Solomon is the President and CEO at Surveying And Mapping (SAM).
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About SAM, Surveying And Mapping (SAM): Founded in 1994, SAM, Inc. is a leading provider of complete geospatial data solutions using advanced surveying and mapping technologies.