Speaker line-up for Digital Meetup #2: Earth Data and Analytics


The geospatial industry is going through a period of rapid transformation—as is our world. From climate change and COVID-19 to biodiversity loss and business uncertainty. At the same time, new companies are entering the geospatial arena. With them, they bring unique technologies and solutions capable of solving complex problems across societies. Harnessing the full potential of new technologies and solutions requires an ecosystem that encourages accessibility and innovation.

Join us to learn more about how by bringing together both data and analytics,  geospatial marketplaces help us to better understand our changing world and create positive environmental, societal, and economic impacts. Without further adieu, here is the speaker line-up for the digital meetup on 16th July. Register here.

Mass Adoption of Geospatial Tech in a Fast-Evolving Industry: How and Where API’s Can Help

Elizabeth Duffy is the Product Marketing Specialist of UP42 as well as Geospatial Analyst. She works with integrating, advocating for and promoting new partners onto the UP42 platform as well as product education for UP42 users.


Barry Nagel is the CTO of UP42. In close collaboration with the product teams, he works on the general architecture and direction of the UP42 platform, covering the core elements from data discovery and access to large scale processing.


Digital Agriculture – Challenges & Opportunities

Robert is the Founder & CEO of Vultus. Vultus mission is to eliminate waste in farming with satellite-based fertilizer recommendations. Robert founded Vultus after studying law at Lund University, and initially operated as a drone service business, but quickly shifted towards satellite analytics. The company is now a team of 20, with operations in 7 countries and over 500,000 hectares using its services.

Satellites and Society: Impact of simple analysis at grass root

Advait Kulkarni started ‘Vasundharaa Geo Technologies‘ with a focus of bringing application of satellite technology to grass root level and help end beneficiaries use remote sensing as effectively as possible. The main idea always was to democratize data as much as possible and get analysts to take care of the analysis while basic data creation and spatial analysis is done using automated processes.

Community Time

In addition to the 4 geo-awesome speakers, Bo Percival from the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team will be giving us a short overview about their work during community time.

I am one of those passionate "Geo-geeks" and "Geo-people" who is just too excited about everything Geo and Management. Location information and spatial technologies are just too big to take a back seat and watch them revolutionize the world. Always curious and looking for ways to innovate, I guess that it comes naturally by the gene pool I inherited from an engineer Mom and a researcher Dad.


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