Speakers
Abhilash Bhat
Chief of Staff
Pixxel
Abhilash Bhat
Chief of Staff, Pixxel
Abhilash Bhat is the Chief of Staff to the CEO of Pixxel, a space data company building a constellation of the world’s highest-resolution hyperspectral earth imaging satellites and the analytical tools to mine insights from the data. At Pixxel, Abhilash advises the CEO on strategic matters, leads special projects, promotes collaboration, and heads strategic partnerships with universities, government bodies, and private enterprises. With a background in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA from IIM Kozhikode, and experience at McKinsey & Co, WeWork India, and ShareChat, Abhilash brings impactful contributions in cross-functional initiatives, strategic planning, and business optimization to the Pixxel team.
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Adam Maher
CEO and Founder
Ursa Space Systems
Adam Maher
CEO and Founder, Ursa Space Systems
Mr. Adam Maher serves as Founder & CEO of Ursa Space Systems Inc (Ursa), whose services empower users to make better decisions with better data.   He founded Ursa in 2014 to develop a vision of connecting people to information rich data derived from synthetic aperture radar.  Previously, Adam worked at MAXAR (Space Systems Loral) as a system engineer for complete satellite builds, additionally working on efforts in space robotics, electric propulsion, Earth observation, and government programs. Adam holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and Master of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, from Cornell University.
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Adrian Knauer
Senior Data Scientist
Kpler
Adrian Knauer
Senior Data Scientist, Kpler
Adrian Knauer is a Senior Data Scientist at Kpler. With a background in Geography, Environmental Sciences and Geoinformatics. Adrian is focused on applying data science to satellite imagery. 
Before joining Kpler he used to work for the German Aerospace Center and in two different InsureTech Startups.
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Alessandro Bucciarelli
Co-Founder and Head of Agronomic Products and R&D
xFarm
Alessandro Bucciarelli
Co-Founder and Head of Agronomic Products and R&D, xFarm Technologies Italia Srl
Telecommunication engineer, previously EY, cofounder of a AgTech startup, merged with xFarm in 2021
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Augustin Prate
Chief Product Officer
Kayrros
Augustin Prate
Chief Product Officer, Kayrros
Augustin Prate is Chief Product Officer at Kayrros, a leader in earth observation and digital MRV which he joined shortly after its foundation six years ago.  He leads the product teams, using AI to analyze satellite imagery and other data and create the trusted measurements we need to reduce our greenhouse gas footprint, protect ecosystems and accelerate the energy transition. Kayrros clients include governments, financial institutions, energy companies and large energy consumers. Prior to joining Kayrros, Augustin Prate was a Quant Researcher and LNG trader at BP for 7 years in London and Houston. He is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Columbia University.
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Awais Ahmed N A
Founder & CEO
Pixxel
Awais Ahmed N A
Founder & CEO, Pixxel
Awais Ahmed is the founder and CEO of Pixxel. He conceptualized and founded Pixxel in 2019 while still pursuing undergraduate. Awais was one of the founding members of Hyperloop India & while still wrapping up his undergraduate degree, he entered the SpaceX Hyperloop competition as their engineering lead and became the only winning team from India, resulting in an invite to the SpaceX HQ.He is the recipient of numerous awards such as MIT 35 innovators under 35, Forbes 30 under 30, Fortune 40 under 40 and globally recognized as one of the commercial space imaging world’s youngest and most successful entrepreneurs.
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Track:
Plenary Session
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Berend de Jong
Global Lead, Insurance & Finance
Planet
Berend de Jong
Global Lead, Insurance & Finance, Planet
Berend is responsible for Planet's Insurance and Finance clients globally. Supporting clients on insurance and banking product design and ensuring continuity of service delivery.Planet Labs is providing unique data and insights for insurers with around 200 satellites that are scanning the whole earth on a daily basis, and have done so since 2016. Insurers use this data to improve claim assessments, check properties, monitor collateral and building progress as well as be an independent source of ESG ratings for banks and insurance firms.Planet Labs has a unique solution in agriculture insurance: focusing on soil moisture index insurance. This parametric service is operated jointly with partners such as AXA and Swiss Re and is now operational in over 28 countries in the world.
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Track:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Cathrine Armour
Director of Data Initiatives
TNFD
Cathrine Armour
Director of Data Initiatives, TNFD
Cathrine is the global Director of Data Initiatives for the Task Force on Nature Related Disclosures (TNFD). Previously she was Chief Responsible Investment Solutions Officer for the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). Leading the delivery of PRI's 2023 Reporting Cycle a 98.5% uptake of members reporting was achieved following redesign of the reporting framework, reporting tool and data platform.
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Track:
Plenary Session
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Chiara Solimini
Space Downstream Market Officer
EUSPA
Chiara Solimini
Space Downstream Market Officer, EUSPA
Dr. Chiara Solimini joined the European Union Agency for the Space Programme in October 2021, after working on Earth Observation data and services since 2003, and she is responsible for downstream activities using Space technologies in different areas including environment, climate biodiversity and forestry. During her PhD she designed innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques for automatically classify satellite data, and she worked as research Fellow at the European Space Agency fostering Earth Observation information in digital thematic libraries on various environmental areas. She is an italian environmental engineer with a PhD in Geoinformation and extensive experience in Earth Observation data and services. At European Union Agency for the Space Programme, she manages initiatives and projects on space applications and sustainability.
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Track:
Plenary Session
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Christian Haselwimmer
Senior Remote Sensing Scientist
Chevron
Christian Haselwimmer
Senior Remote Sensing Scientist, Chevron
Dr. Christian Haselwimmer is Senior Remote Sensing Scientist within the Biodiversity and Geospatial Team of Chevron’s Oil, Products, and Gas Organization. He provides technical consulting, data analytics services, and strategic/technical leadership of R&D activities focused on the applications of remote sensing and earth observation to environmental monitoring across Chevron’s traditional and new energies businesses. Christian has a PhD in Geological Remote Sensing from Imperial College London and an MSc in Remote Sensing from University College London. He is currently the chair for the Geological Remote Sensing Group North America Chapter
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Christyl Johnson
Assistant Administrator for Strategic Engagement
NASA
Christyl Johnson
Assistant Administrator for Strategic Engagement, NASA
Dr. Christyl Johnson joined NASA Goddard as Deputy Center Director for Technology and Research Investments in December 2010. She manages the Center’s research and development portfolio, formulates the Center’s future science and technology goals, and leads an integrated program of investments aligned to meet those goals.Dr. Johnson came to NASA Goddard from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She served under the President’s Science Advisor as the Executive Director of the National Science and Technology Council. Prior to joining the White House staff, Dr. Johnson served as the Assistant AssociateAdministrator of NASA. She along with the Associate Administrator provided the oversight of the agency's technical mission areas and field center operations.Dr. Johnson earned her bachelor's degree in physics from Lincoln University, a master's degree in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and a Ph.D. in systems engineering from George Washington University.
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Track:
Plenary Sessions
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Connor McKissick
Senior Sales Engineer
Spire Global
Connor McKissick
Senior Sales Engineer, Spire Global
Connor is a seasoned Sales Engineer with an extensive background in Remote Sensing. From Data and Analytics to Hardware and Satellite Design, he has worked in all aspects of the Earth Observation life cycle with an emphasis on satellite data and imagery.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Dalia Kirschbaum
Director, Earth Sciences Division
NASA Goddard
Dalia Kirschbaum
Director, Earth Sciences Division, NASA Goddard
Dr. Dalia B. Kirschbaum is the Director of the Earth Sciences Division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. As Director she manages a staff of 200 civil servants and 1200 people serving as contractors, technicians, support staff and those on cooperative agreements, all dedicated to studying the Earth as an integrated system that includes the atmosphere, oceans, biosphere, cryosphere, and geosphere.Prior to this role, she was Chief of the Hydrological Sciences Laboratory, a group of scientists focused on conducting large-scale hydrological science research using data from NASA’s satellites, land surface models, and fieldwork. She also served as the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission Deputy Project Scientist for Applications, and on the Atmosphere Observing System (AOS) Science and Applications Leadership Team.
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Track:
Plenary Session
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Daniel Seidel
Co-Founder & CEO
LiveEO
Daniel Seidel
Co-Founder & CEO, LiveEO
Daniel Seidel, co-founded LiveEO with Sven Przywarra in 2018, serves as Co-CEO. He holds a Master's in Space Engineering from RWTH Aachen University and has an innovative background, including an aerodynamics patent from his time at BMW. Alongside Sven, Daniel hosts the "NewSpaceVision" podcast, enriching the space sector's community. Leading a team of over 100 at LiveEO, their mission is to unlock the full potential of earth observation data. Daniel is a firm believer in the future-shaping power of earth observation, predicting its impact on all major industries within the next decade.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Dennis Quick
Earth Insights Sales Manager
Spire Global
Dennis Quick
Earth Insights Sales Manager, Spire Global
As the Earth Insights Sales Manager at Spire, I apply my 10 years of experience and education in Remote Sensing, Environmental Science, and Geology to develop and implement innovative solutions for environmental monitoring and assessment. I have a diverse background in remote sensing and geospatial analysis, with a focus on hydrological applications and wetland ecosystems.
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Track:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Derek Burgess
Commercial Director, EMEA
EarthDaily Analytics
Derek Burgess
Commercial Director, EMEA, EarthDaily Analytics
Derek Burgess is the Commercial Director EMEA for EarthDaily Analytics where he is responsible for the commercial strategy in EMEA and developing global partnerships and alliances for EarthDaily’s upcoming constellation of ten super-spectral satellites collecting the Earth Everywhere. Everyday.™   He has worked for nearly two decades in various roles delivering bespoke solutions to commercial and defence and intelligence customers around the globe holding a variety of roles from Geospatial Analyst at L3Harris to Senior Technical, Sales, and Business Development roles at DigitalGlobe/Maxar and later HERE Technologies.
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Track:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Dhruva Rajan
Director and Platform Lead
SatSure
Dhruva Rajan
Director and Platform Lead, SatSure
Dhruva Rajan is a seasoned entrepreneur in the geospatial sector. He founded GeoSpoc, which was later acquired by Ola after 5 years. At GeoSpoc , Dhruva led the company to new and diverse solutions in the geospatial markets.
At Ola, Dhruva built the OlaMaps from ground up, and launched the Mobility and Electric platforms in 18 months.
Dhruva worked at ESRI UK post his graduation for over 4 years.
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Track:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Dongyoung Kim
CEO
Meissa Planet
Dongyoung Kim
CEO, Meissa Planet
Dongyoung Kim received his Ph.D degree from the Dept. of CSE at Seoul National University in 2019, with a focus on neural network optimization. Subsequently, he worked at Hyperconnect and SAIT, where he was involved in the development of on-device AI algorithms and research on software/hardware co-optimization of neural networks. Currently, he serves as the CEO of Meissa Planet. He leads the development of user-tailored satellite image and spatial information analysis services based on AI, extracting meaningful insights from spatial data to provide value.
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Dr. Giles D'Souza
Strategic Business Lead
Planet
Dr. Giles D'Souza
Strategic Business Lead, Planet
Giles is global Strategic Business Lead for Planet, providing advice and direction for all Planet data, platform and services, especially in their use for addressing critical planetary challenges including climate change, sustainable development, human rights, and humanitarian emergencies. He has over 30 years’ experience in academia, research and the private sector, transforming many organisations and businesses to adopt and utilise effective remote sensing and GIS solutions for agriculture, land management and sustainability in all regions of the world. He is currently based in the UK.
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Dr. Thomas Greig
Regional Business Development Director - Europe, Space Services
Spire Global
Dr. Thomas Greig
Regional Business Development Director - Europe, Space Services, Spire Global
Dr. Thomas Greig leads Spire Space Services Business Development and Sales activities in the European region. Tom works with a range of Commercial and Government organizations to deliver innovative satellite constellation solutions addressing Earth Observation, ISR, Connectivity and Space Situational Awareness applications. Tom has over 15+ years experience working in industry and academia on leading Space programmes such as Copernicus (Sentinel 2), Earth Explorers (FLEX), EPS-SG (METimage) and many others. He has extensive experience working with up-stream and downstream EO systems and technologies. Tom holds a Masters degree in Astrophysics and a PhD in Semiconductor Imaging Devices.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Elizabeth Duffy
Senior Manager - Marketing
EarthDaily Analytics
Elizabeth Duffy
Senior Manager - Marketing, EarthDaily Analytics
A geospatial analyst who turned marketing professional Elizabeth Duffy has over 10 years experience developing, implementing, and promoting environmental / geospatial tech for private and public applications. Prior to EarthDaily Elizabeth held strategic marketing roles at Astraea, SkyWatch, and UP42. A PhD candidate with University of Tubingen, Elizabeth holds a Masters of Science in Applied Environmental Geoscience and BS in Environmental from the University of North Carolina.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Eric von Eckartsberg
Chief Revenue Officer
EarthDaily Analytics
Eric von Eckartsberg
Chief Revenue Officer, EarthDaily Analytics
Over a 25-year career in the private sector, Eric von Eckartsberg has led sales and business development organizations in the geospatial, cyber, and artificial intelligence industries, including positions at Kleos Space, Maxar, Vricon, Endeca Technologies, Visual Sciences, Digital Reasoning, RedSeal, and Basis Technology. Prior to moving to the private sector, Eric served over 10 years as an operations officer with the CIA, with overseas service in Asia.
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Track:
Plenary Sessions
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Florian Reber
Head of Partnerships
Chloris Geospatial
Florian Reber
Head of Partnerships, Chloris Geospatial
Florian is the Head of Partnerships at Chloris Geospatial. In previous roles , he co-led the launch of 1t.org at the World Economic Forum and was its Head of its Regional & Innovation Programs, acted as Manager of the Tropical Forest Alliance and supported the Friends of Rio+20 in 2012. He was Strategy Lead at South Pole,  has an MPA from Columbia University and MA in Political Science from University of Lausanne, and is a regular author on the WEF Agenda
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Florian Sallaba
Remote Sensing Lead
Husqvarna Group
Florian Sallaba
Remote Sensing Lead, Husqvarna Group
Florian is the Remote Sensing Lead at Husqvarna Group, passionate about applying remote sensing in forestry, agriculture, and green infrastructure detection. He holds a PhD in Science from Lund University, specializing in Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Science. At Husqvarna Group, Florian aims to integrate remote sensing into the company's business strategy, driving innovation and sustainability.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Forbes McKenzie
CEO
McKenzie Intelligence Services
Forbes McKenzie
CEO, McKenzie Intelligence Services
Forbes McKenzie is the Founder/CEO of McKenzie Intelligence Services (MIS), who harness the powerful combination of innovative geospatial technology and military intelligence expertise to help insurers enhance their response to global catastrophes. During his time in the Intelligence Corps utilising geospatial technology, Forbes recognised its potential for supporting the insurance industry and founded MIS in 2011. In 2017, he led the development of MIS’s flagship product GEO which became Lloyd’s central catastrophe response platform. Since 2011, MIS has grown from 3 employees to 32 and now services many of the world’s leading insurance companies.
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Track:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Francis Gassert
Strategy & Impact
Vizzuality
Francis Gassert
Strategy & Impact, Vizzuality
Francis designs solutions at the intersection of science, technology, and business. Prior to joining Vizzuality, Francis worked on climate, data, and technology projects for organizations such as the World Resources Institute, the World Bank, National Geographic Society, and New America. Francis works to understand complex systems to identify what action needs to be taken to create the change that’s urgently needed to make our world sustainable and fair.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Gilles Cornec
Agricultural Underwriter
Axa Climate
Gilles Cornec
Agricultural Underwriter, Axa Climate
Gilles has worked as a Data Scientist for several companies before joining Axa Climate where he focuses on estimating climate risks for the agricultural sector.
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Track:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
James Brennan
Director of Climate Risk Modelling and R&D
Climate X
James Brennan
Director of Climate Risk Modelling and R&D, Climate X
James leads the Science team at Climate X and focuses on on developing climate and hazard models. He has a PhD in Earth Observation focusing on the generation of Essential Climate Variables and wildfire research.
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Track:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Jarkko Antila
CEO
Kuva Space
Jarkko Antila
CEO, Kuva Space
Jarkko Antila is the CEO of Kuva Space, a pioneering Finnish Earth observation newspace company. He has a strong background in deep-tech entrepreneurship and a proven track record in product innovation, fundraising, and effective leadership. Jarkko's experience includes leading technology teams at renowned organizations like the Finnish Research Center (VTT) and Inficon. He co-founded Spectral Engines, a successful spectral sensor company, where he served as CEO for six years before its exit. With a Master's degree in Space Technology, he has been involved in various space projects, including the development of hyperspectral payloads for satellite missions such as OMI and Aalto-1. Jarkko brings his extensive expertise and passion for space technology to drive innovation and business growth at Kuva Space.
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Track:
Plenary Sessions
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Jasmin Inbar
Vice President
ASTERRA
Jasmin Inbar
Vice President, ASTERRA
Jasmin is the Vice President and Head of Earth Observation and Corporate Development at ASTERRA, where she spearheads the formulation and execution of the company's Earth Observation strategy. With a keen focus on cutting-edge technologies and solutions, she leads the development and implementation of ASTERRA's initiatives in Earth Observation. Jasmin drives market expansion and cultivates strategic partnerships, playing a pivotal role in steering ASTERRA's trajectory toward growth and innovation. Jasmin brings a wealth of experience, having spent nearly a decade at Israel's renowned defense provider, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. As the Director of Marketing and Business Development, she led initiatives concentrating on intelligence, space, and cyber defense solutions. Jasmin holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Ben Gurion University, Israel, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Jean-Francois Gauthier
SVP Strategy and Business Development
GHGSat
Jean-Francois Gauthier
SVP Strategy and Business Development, GHGSat
Jean-Francois Gauthier is a mechanical engineer and lifelong space geek. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Dalhousie University and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University. He is also a graduate of the International Space University’s Summer Session Program (2006). Before joining GHGSat, he accumulated over 15 years of experience in the commercial space industry in various capacities at COM DEV including design and test, project management, engineering management, and sales and marketing. In October 2016, he joined GHGSat to help commercialize the products and services from their breakthrough satellites around the world and build the sales and marketing organization. He is now responsible for guiding the strategy of the company and leads corporate development activities.
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Jonas Franke
Managing Director
Remote Sensing Solutions GmbH
Jonas Franke
Managing Director, Remote Sensing Solutions GmbH
Jonas Franke (PhD) is a geographer and an enthusiastic environmental monitoring expert. His expertise lies in Earth Observation and the development of innovative monitoring approaches in a wide range of applications such as fire management, sustainable agriculture and forestry, public health, or renewable energy production. His focus is the implementation of these methods into operational practices, to establish Earth Observation-based techniques that have an impact on working procedures but also on environmental policies. His activities are balanced between scientific research, client-oriented solutions, and capacity development, mainly in South America, Africa, SE Asia and Europe.
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Josh Gilbert
CEO & Founder
Sust Global
Josh Gilbert
CEO & Founder, Sust Global
Josh is a global expert and leader in climate tech, geospatial AI and sustainable finance, as a published author and entrepreneur across climate tech, sustainable finance and geospatial analytics. Josh founded Sust Global, a geospatial AI company building climate risk models and analytics for investors. He and his work are quoted in publications such as the FT, TechCrunch and Reuters.
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Track:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Kate Fickas
Director of Imagery and Remote Sensing Solutions
Esri
Kate Fickas
Director of Imagery and Remote Sensing Solutions, Esri
Dr. Kate Fickas is the Esri Director of Imagery and Remote Sensing Solutions. With background as both a remote sensing product producer and end user, she employs her interdisciplinary expertise in satellite, drone, and lidar remote sensing, GIS, statistical modeling, and machine learning, to develop user and solution driven approaches to cross-industry applications. With her dynamic industry experience ranging from academic research to commercial and government work, Kate is passionate about storytelling and creating authentic, inclusive communities of practice who employ imagery and remote sensing technology to solve the world’s most complex challenges.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Kreg Barrett
Commercial VP
TCarta
Kreg Barrett
Commercial VP, TCarta
If you were to look up ‘Map Geek’ on Wikipedia, you might very well see Kreg’s picture. After being an online and mobile mapping pioneer at such iconic brands like MapQuest and Rand McNally, he found his way into the geospatial and Earth Observation world as a sales and business development leader at Intermap and Spatial Energy (later acquired by Maxar). He was at Maxar where Kreg first started working with TCarta bringing hydrospatial solutions to the Oil and Gas industry. Kreg now leads all commercial endeavors at TCarta. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a life-long resident of Houston.
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Lénaïc Grignard
Strategic Initiatives Manager
Intellync, an ABAgri company
Lénaïc Grignard
Strategic Initiatives Manager, Intellync, an ABAgri company
Lénaïc Grignard is manager of strategic initiatives in AB Agri, member of the board of Sustain, one of AB Agri numerous businesses. AB Agri operates along the entire food industry supply chain - producing and supplying animal feed and a range of value-added services to farmers, feed and food manufacturers, processors and retailers. AB Agri is part of Associated British Food, a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group with sales of £13.9bn, 128000 employees and operations in 53 countries. Lénaïc holds a master degree in Agricultural sciences engineering from the Institut Agro Montpellier. She has 20 years of experience in defining strategies and turning them into product and services and business development to serve the agriculture value chain and improve its risk management and operations efficiency, valuing remote sensing - among other data. She has collaborated with institutions such as IRSTEA and held executive roles within EarthDaily Agro (formely GEOSYS) and Delair and Alteia where she built the agriculture business lines.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Louis de Vitry
CTO & Co-Founder
Kanop
Louis de Vitry
CTO & Co-Founder, Kanop
Louis de Vitry is an engineer and an entrepreneur, who channels his passion for climate solutions through data and AI.With nearly a decade of experience in deep learning and startups, he codes, leads Kanop R&D efforts and fosters innovation with academics.His steadfast commitment to driving positive environmental change fuels his every pursuit.
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Malathy Eskola
Director of Marketing and PR
Kuva Space
Malathy Eskola
Director of Marketing and PR, Kuva Space
Malathy Eskola has 20 years of global marketing experience from technology companies such as Nokia and Microsoft. She has led teams of marketers at global, regional, and local country organizations to drive business and brand targets. She has a proven track record in building brands and driving revenue through product and demand-generation marketing strategies.As an executive marketer, Malathy has transformed marketing teams to leverage digital and analytics to build awareness, drive demand, and drive advocacy. With Executive MBA,  and deep understanding of global brand-building, she continues to help brands build high-performance marketing teams and grow revenue. At Kuva Space, Malathy is driven to inspire, educate and engage global audiences on the transformative power of near-time AI-driven hyperspectral insights in mitigating climate change impacts.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Manuel Sanabria
Senior Product Manager
SatVu
Manuel Sanabria
Senior Product Manager, SatVu
Manuel Sanabria has over 10 years of experience in the geospatial industry. He has worked on different innovative solutions and products leveraging Earth Observation data across various sectors, including utilities government, and climate . Working as a product manager for imagery at Satvu, he believes that high resolution thermal data will revolutionise how we monitor and manage activity, providing critical insights in a number of industries providing answers to questions that were not possible before.
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Marc Robins
Director
Barclays
Marc Robins
Director, Barclays
Marc is a Director at Barclays Investment Bank and is based out of New York. Marc advises clients in the Space Technology and Communications sectors. With over a decade of investment banking experience, Marc has built expertise advising clients on a range of capital raising and M&A situations. Prior to Barclays, Marc spent over 8 years at J.P Morgan where he held number of roles across capital markets and industry coverage.
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Track:
Plenary Session
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Martin Broderick
Galago European Lead
Ramboll
Martin Broderick
Galago European Lead, Ramboll
Martin is European Lead for Ramboll’s Galago Team, a data science group who specialise in the utilisation of earth observation data and machine learning AI to provide clients with environmental insights at a landscape scale. His role is focused on applying Galago’s solutions in collaboration with colleagues from across Europe (and beyond) to generate and analyse biodiversity data in order to guide clients in more effective decision-making, providing insights that can contribute to tackling the global biodiversity crisis.
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Martin Philp
Business Development
Open Cosmos
Martin Philp
Business Development, Open Cosmos
More than 20 years experience in commercial space data sales and business development, including satellite broadcasting, and imagery data sales for Airbus, Urthecast and SSTL.
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Martina Ecker
Managing Director
Citi
Martina Ecker
Managing Director, Citi
Martina Ecker is a managing director in Citi's Clean Energy Transition team for investment banking located in London. This team works with European Climate Tech companies and supports them in financing and M&A situations. Martina has almost 30 years of corporate finance experience having worked amongst other at KPMG Corporate Finance, Jefferies and Lincoln International before joining Citi.
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Track:
Plenary Session
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Massimiliano Vitale
Senior Vice President Operations (EMEA)
Planet
Massimiliano Vitale
Senior Vice President Operations (EMEA), Planet
Massimiliano leads Planet operations in EMEA and the global imagery and new missions engineering team, and has over 20 years of experience in integrating and operating ground segment systems for Earth Observation satellites. He joined RapidEye in 2006 and since 2011 has been responsible for the ongoing success of RapidEye Mission Operations. Additionally, Massimiliano played a key role in developing ground segment systems from concept to routine operations, and built a team that successfully completed a number of multimillion data delivery projects.
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Track:
Plenary Session
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Mélanie Plainchault
R&D Team Leader
TotalEnergies
Mélanie Plainchault
R&D Team Leader, TotalEnergies
After a PhD dedicated to wireless communications with Mistubishi Electric, and a 2 year experience at Direction Generale de l'Armement, I joined TotalEnergies in 2014 as a software developer. I rapidely went back to research projects dealing with high performance visualization and topological data analysis. Since 2021, I'm in charge of an R&D team dedicated to simulation and Artificial Intelligence (AI), team hosting the DEMETER project, democratizing Earth Observation coupled with AI for various applications in TotalEnergies.
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Michael Hanley
Sales Manager
Pixxel Space Technologies
Michael Hanley
Sales Manager, Pixxel Space Technologies
Michael is a Sales Manager for Pixxel, and specialises in the commercialisation of satellite-derived data, and generating partnerships for innovation and business growth. With a background in Geography and Earth Observation analytics, he brings a use-case focused lens to the commercial team at Pixxel.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Michal Shimoni
Director of Analytics and Applications
Kuva Space
Michal Shimoni
Director of Analytics and Applications, Kuva Space
Michal Shimoni is an award-winning data scientist with expertise in advanced machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, multi-sensor imaging, 3D and physical modelling, and space- and airborne sensor payload design. Throughout her career, she has become a leading expert in several research and development programs of the European Commission, the European Space Agency, NATO, and the European Defence Agency. Michal is currently the Director of Analytics and Applications at the Finnish space-tech company Kuva Space, where she leads the development of the AI-based toolbox and analytic products. She is also an active senior member of the IEEE, where she is an associate editor of IEEE-GRSL and was engaged as a program chair at several scientific conferences, including the IEEE's flagged conference IGARSS in 2021.
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Mila Luleva
Head of Remote Sensing
Rabobank
Mila Luleva
Head of Remote Sensing, Rabobank
Mila is an experienced leader, researcher, and consultant with a global track record in startups, driving research, innovation, and product development. Skilled in leading international teams, she has strong expertise in infrared spectroscopy, remote sensing, and environmental modelling. Mila actively contributes to international accreditation efforts and pioneering protocols for soil quality testing and sensor technology.
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Morag Leopoldt
Customer Success Manager
AiDash
Morag Leopoldt
Customer Success Manager, AiDash
Morag joined AiDash in 2022, stepping into the role of Customer Success Manager for Europe. She is at the forefront of supporting customers with onboarding and integrating their insights to elevate the BNGAI product. Previously at EY, Morag led the sustainable supply chain initiative in the UK and played a pivotal role in shaping the EY sustainability strategy, supporting the EY Global Vice Chair of Sustainability and contributing to EY’s impact at COP26.
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Nataliya Tkachenko
ESG Data & AI Ethics Lead
Lloyds Banking Group
Nataliya Tkachenko
ESG Data & AI Ethics Lead, Lloyds Banking Group
With more than 10+ years of experience in EO and ML, I currently oversee ethical deployments of AI innovations within the banking sector. I specialise in climate/nature/transition FinTech and data ethics for sustainable generative AI. Outside my main role of AI assurance lead I also contribute to AI-focused research programmes in several Centres of Excellence in the City looking into how technological and regulatory instruments can help to reduce algorithmic and data-driven ‘greenwashing’, ‘fairwashing’ and other types of fraud in finance.
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Track:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Nerea Vadillo
Underwriter and Public Sector Technical Lead
AXA Climate
Nerea Vadillo
Underwriter and Public Sector Technical Lead, AXA Climate
Nerea Vadillo, who holds a PhD in Mathematics, has been involved in underwriting parametric risk at AXA Climate for over five years. Initially working for the APAC region, she now heads the technical stream of the Public Sector Consulting team. She has participated into the development of flood and drought insurance solutions for both urban and rural areas across Africa, Latin America, and APAC.
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Track:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Nikos Argyropoulos
Remote Sensing Data Scientist
Energy Aspects
Nikos Argyropoulos
Remote Sensing Data Scientist, Energy Aspects
Nikos Argyropoulos is a Remote Sensing Data Scientist with a strong background in machine learning and image processing. Currently leading the Earth Observation team at Energy Aspects in London, he develops applications for oil markets analytics utilising EO data and state-of-the-art machine learning techniques.
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Nima Eskandari
Founder, CEO
Agtelligence
Nima Eskandari
Founder, CEO, Agtelligence
A serial entrepreneur with a visionary approach at the intersection of technology and sustainability, Nima founded Agtelligence out of a passion for leveraging Earth Observation data and AI to revolutionise sustainable agriculture practices. Starting his career in the IT & Telecom and high-tech industry at the age of 18, Nima has been at the forefront of innovative solutions to pressing global challenges for many years. He gained most of his expertise through hands-on experience in the industry and established his IT and satcom services company in 2015, which eventually led to the spin-off of Agtelligence in early 2022, following collaborations with universities and the UK Space Agency.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Oliver Muellenhoff
Principal Technical Expert (PTE) Remote Sensing
Shell
Oliver Muellenhoff
Principal Technical Expert (PTE) Remote Sensing, Shell
As a geosciences PhD holder, he serves as Shell’s Principal Technical Expert (PTE) in Remote Sensing. His passion for Earth Observation is matched by his proficiency in optical and SAR Remote Sensing, computer vision, and pattern recognition. Focused on the energy industry, he adeptly applies remote sensing to enhance data analysis and operational efficiency. His track record is marked by impactful solutions that leverage advanced technologies to navigate environmental challenges and promote sustainable practices.
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Oliver Puckering
Global Accelerator Lead
Xylem Inc
Oliver Puckering
Global Accelerator Lead, Xylem Inc
A Chartered chemical engineer with 15 years experience in water, I have worked with universities, start-ups, SME’s and big corporate in: novel technology and process development, commissioning and operation, commercial sales, and P&L management. I currently manage a partnerships accelerator program helping identify and foster promising start and scale up technologies.  I have always been passionate about innovation and its application to solving both customers’ and the broader climate needs. This cannot be done in isolation, open and radical inter- and extra-sector collaboration is critical!As a parent to 3 little ones and a dedicated waterman I have a vested interest in making sure the seas and rivers are clean, and that the future is protected!
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Oumayma Dakhch
Sales Executive
Gisaia
Oumayma Dakhch
Sales Executive, Gisaia
Oumayma Dakhch is a Sales Executive at Gisaia. Oumayma is passionate about leveraging earth observation data for advanced analytics to unlock your business potential.
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Track:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Paul Young
CTO & Co-Founder
Kita
Paul Young
CTO & Co-Founder, Kita
Dr Paul Young is the CTO and co-founder of Kita, the carbon insurance specialist. Kita’s purpose is to accelerate investment in high-quality carbon sequestration projects with insurance products that reduce transaction risk and safeguard the performance of carbon credit investments.  Paul holds a PhD in Cosmology and has twenty-seven years of experience in asset management, FinTech and data science. Before Kita, this included co-founding a hedge fund, oversight of multi-billion-dollar AI-driven investment portfolios and culminating with the co-founding of an AI-based fintech startup that Nasdaq successfully acquired in 2017
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Pedro Rodríguez-Veiga
Senior EO Research Scientist
Sylvera Ltd
Pedro Rodríguez-Veiga
Senior EO Research Scientist, Sylvera Ltd
Pedro is an experienced research scientist with a background in earth observation, forestry engineering, and ecology. He is currently a senior EO research scientist at Sylvera Ltd. and is leading the development of remote sensing applications to monitor nature-based solutions aiming to mitigate climate change. Prior to joining Sylvera Ltd., he worked for over a decade in academia (UK’s National Centre for Earth Observation; University of Leicester; Kyoto University). He also worked in the forestry industry in Spain (ENCE group) and the international development cooperation sector in Vietnam (German Development Agency - GIZ).
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Pete Hampton
Head of Sales
Everimpact
Pete Hampton
Head of Sales, Everimpact
I lead the sales organisation here at Everimpact taking our innovative & unique GHG Monitoring and Reporting platform to Maritime, City & Forestry markets across the world. I'm driven by my passion of helping organisations achieve their Net Zero ambitions and am fortunate to be able to support them and our partners with this critical endeavour here at Everimpact.
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Phil Cottle
Founder and MD
ForestRe in collaboration with Globe Underwriting
Phil Cottle
Founder and MD, ForestRe in collaboration with Globe Underwriting
Phil Cottle is founder and MD of ForestRe Ltd.ForestRe was established to provide the underwriting expertise required to ensure the on-going availability of capacity to de-risk investment in the forestry sector world-wide. ForestRe Ltd. continues with R&D through participation in various international projects exploring the application of geospatial data and technology to improve risk modelling, pricing and insurance design within forestry and other nature-based solutions to climate change.
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Track:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Phil Platts
VP of Geospatial and Earth Observation
BeZero Carbon
Phil Platts
VP of Geospatial and Earth Observation, BeZero Carbon
Phil directs the geospatial function at BeZero Carbon, the carbon ratings agency. His team combines remote sensing, field ecology, machine learning and statistics to assess risk for carbon projects around the world. Phil has published extensively on forest carbon and other ecosystem services, biodiversity priorities and conservation effectiveness. His research and commentary have appeared in Nature, Science, National Geographic, the Guardian, and the World Economic Forum, among others. Phil is an Honorary Fellow at the University of York, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and member of the IUCN Climate Change Specialist Group.
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Pooja Mahapatra
Global Lead - Climate & Nature
Fugro
Pooja Mahapatra
Global Lead - Climate & Nature, Fugro
Dr. Pooja Mahapatra is an experienced geo-data expert with a passion for using technology to address climate and infrastructure challenges. She is currently the Global Lead for Climate & Nature at Fugro, focusing on climate resilience and biodiversity applications. She holds a PhD in satellite earth observation from the Delft University of Technology, and has worked within diverse organisations – start-up, research institute, space agency and large multinational – prior to joining Fugro. She is a board member of the World Geospatial Industry Council and the graduate geospatial educational programme at the University of Twente. She is a recognised thought leader in the field.
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Rahul Anand
CEO
KorrAI Technologies
Rahul Anand
CEO, KorrAI Technologies
Rahul is a serial entrepreneur with a background in computer science. He is currently developing a satellite radar-based monitoring solution for the insurance, utilities, and critical infrastructure sectors.
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Sami Yacoubi
Head of Geospatial AI
xFarm / SpaceSense
Sami Yacoubi
Head of Geospatial AI, xFarm / SpaceSense
Passionate about the Space industry for years, Sami co-created SpaceSense in 2020 to simplify the use of satellite imagery across all industries, through a tool designed for data scientists and developers.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Serena Oggero
Associate Director | Digital Innovation Climate Projects
South Pole
Serena Oggero
Associate Director | Digital Innovation Climate Projects, South Pole
Serena has 15+ years of experience in research & innovation, with a focus on deploying technology based on large datasets, AI and data science. In South Pole she works on the adoption of EO-based digital products to accelerate Nature Based Solutions at scale. Serena is an experienced R&D project manager. Prior to South Pole, she worked at TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research), leading research programs for the Dutch Airforce and Ministry of Defense on the innovation of intelligence processes through AI and automation. Serena holds a PhD in particle physics (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) for her research at CERN.
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Simon Griffin
Technical Manager
SOYL
Simon Griffin
Technical Manager, SOYL
Simon Griffin is Technical manager of SOYL (part of Frontier Agriculture). SOYL have been pioneers in delivering Precision Farming Solutions on farm in the UK and beyond for 30 years. Simon first started using EO on farm over 20 years ago and since developed services for utilising imagery in different areas of crop management. A focus on the end user and practical applications on farm in works along side the development of data analytics to allow growers to gain insights from a combination of real time and historic imagery.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Stephen Hearn
Partnership and Strategy Consultant
Plantix, DTN and Kynetec
Stephen Hearn
Partnership and Strategy Consultant, Plantix, DTN and Kynetec
Founder of Kynetec and its CEO for 18 years, Stephen now consults for multiple organisations having spent his 33 year career supporting decisions in agri-business globally.An agriculturalist by training and heritage, Stephen became a bit of a data nerd and is now passionate about food, bio-fuel and finance sustainability.  Through leverage of his network of data rich organisations, Stephen has been able to guide the development of solutions for Scope 3 measurement and carbon removal/ reductions. All using EO.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Steven Krekels
Valorisation Director Environmental Intelligence
VITO Remote Sensing
Steven Krekels
Valorisation Director Environmental Intelligence, VITO Remote Sensing
Steven Krekels has led Earth Observation activities at VITO (Remote Sensing) since November 2014. VITO's Environmental Intelligence division develops applications converting raw data into actionable insights across various domains: agriculture, environment, climate, water & coast, infrastructure and security . Steven, with a background in Telecommunications and Computer Science, previously worked at Bell Labs and then transitioned to the aerospace industry. He worked on EO and satellite communication at Thales Alenia Space and Newtec. He’s passionate about leveraging technology and human creativity for positive impact and believes technology can accelerate our transition to a sustainable world. In 2017, he was recognized by De Tijd as one of Belgium's top Tech Pioneers. His expertise lies at the intersection of technology and innovation.  Steven's work focuses on creating a better future through innovative solutions.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Subit Chakrabarti
Vice President of Technology
Floodbase
Subit Chakrabarti
Vice President of Technology, Floodbase
Subit is VP of Technology at Floodbase where he manages a team of scientists and engineers with the goal of producing high-quality maps of peak flood extent relevant to the needs of disaster responders, flood managers, and insurers. His technical expertise and interest is in developing novel spatio-temporal machine learning methods applicable for large-scale earth imagery. He has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida where his thesis focused on machine learning-based superresolution of microwave imagery for land surface and biophysical models. Prior to Floodbase, Subit worked as a data scientist at Indigo Agriculture and Telluslabs on machine learning-based mapping of crop types, regenerative farming practices and crop yields using satellite imagery.
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Track:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Sushma Shankar
Co-Founder
Deep Planet
Sushma Shankar
Co-Founder, Deep Planet
Sushma Shankar is the Co Founder of Deep Planet. Sushma has 15 years of experience in research and development, engineering, and innovation. At Deep Planet, she is building a climate tech platform by starting with the wine industry and soil organic carbon monitoring. Using satellite imagery and machine learning, Deep Planet  enable farmers to grow high quality crops, and increase soil carbon capture. Sushma has an MBA from the University of Oxford and a Masters in Computer Engineering from Illinois Tech.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Tom Osborne
Head of Structuring
Skyline Partners
Tom Osborne
Head of Structuring, Skyline Partners
Tom is Head of Structuring at Skyline Partners. Tom holds a PhD in Meteorology and has expertise in creating climate risk transfer solutions, predominantly in the agriculture domain. Tom was previously an Agriculture Underwriter at Hamilton Insurance and has held roles across academia, commodities trading and insurance.
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Track:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Vania Hernandez
Innovation Project Manager
Descartes Underwriting
Vania Hernandez
Innovation Project Manager, Descartes Underwriting
Vania Hernandez Bello is the Innovation Project Manager at Descartes Underwriting. She has over 8 years of experience in engineering & innovation, working in various roles across Europe and North America. She currently coordinates the Descartes Innovation team following up on the development of new parametric insurance products and managing the interaction with our tech-partners global network. Vania graduated from École Polytechnique, completing her master's in Energy Environment: Science Technology and Management (STEEM), focusing on environmental studies and renewable energy.
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Track:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
William Forde
Senior Director, Market Solutions
CoreLogic
William Forde
Senior Director, Market Solutions, CoreLogic
William has 30+ years driving business impact through data-driven strategies across insurance, reinsurance, and energy sectors, in particular through application of geospatial analytics.  He has more than ten years’ experience in the Insurance data and catastrophe modelling world, and currently leads CoreLogic’s Market Insights and Strategy team.  He has previously held roles leading the commercial consulting team at ESRI(UK) as well as product management at Deloitte.William holds a Masters degree in Remote sensing and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society where he is Hon Secretary of the Disaster Risk Management Professional Practice Group.
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Track:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Awais Ahmed N A
Founder & CEO
Pixxel
Awais Ahmed N A
Founder & CEO, Pixxel
Awais Ahmed is the founder and CEO of Pixxel. He conceptualized and founded Pixxel in 2019 while still pursuing undergraduate. Awais was one of the founding members of Hyperloop India & while still wrapping up his undergraduate degree, he entered the SpaceX Hyperloop competition as their engineering lead and became the only winning team from India, resulting in an invite to the SpaceX HQ.He is the recipient of numerous awards such as MIT 35 innovators under 35, Forbes 30 under 30, Fortune 40 under 40 and globally recognized as one of the commercial space imaging world’s youngest and most successful entrepreneurs.
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Track:
Plenary Session
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Cathrine Armour
Director of Data Initiatives
TNFD
Cathrine Armour
Director of Data Initiatives, TNFD
Cathrine is the global Director of Data Initiatives for the Task Force on Nature Related Disclosures (TNFD). Previously she was Chief Responsible Investment Solutions Officer for the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). Leading the delivery of PRI's 2023 Reporting Cycle a 98.5% uptake of members reporting was achieved following redesign of the reporting framework, reporting tool and data platform.
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Track:
Plenary Session
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Chiara Solimini
Space Downstream Market Officer
EUSPA
Chiara Solimini
Space Downstream Market Officer, EUSPA
Dr. Chiara Solimini joined the European Union Agency for the Space Programme in October 2021, after working on Earth Observation data and services since 2003, and she is responsible for downstream activities using Space technologies in different areas including environment, climate biodiversity and forestry. During her PhD she designed innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques for automatically classify satellite data, and she worked as research Fellow at the European Space Agency fostering Earth Observation information in digital thematic libraries on various environmental areas. She is an italian environmental engineer with a PhD in Geoinformation and extensive experience in Earth Observation data and services. At European Union Agency for the Space Programme, she manages initiatives and projects on space applications and sustainability.
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Track:
Plenary Session
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Christyl Johnson
Assistant Administrator for Strategic Engagement
NASA
Christyl Johnson
Assistant Administrator for Strategic Engagement, NASA
Dr. Christyl Johnson joined NASA Goddard as Deputy Center Director for Technology and Research Investments in December 2010. She manages the Center’s research and development portfolio, formulates the Center’s future science and technology goals, and leads an integrated program of investments aligned to meet those goals.Dr. Johnson came to NASA Goddard from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She served under the President’s Science Advisor as the Executive Director of the National Science and Technology Council. Prior to joining the White House staff, Dr. Johnson served as the Assistant AssociateAdministrator of NASA. She along with the Associate Administrator provided the oversight of the agency's technical mission areas and field center operations.Dr. Johnson earned her bachelor's degree in physics from Lincoln University, a master's degree in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and a Ph.D. in systems engineering from George Washington University.
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Track:
Plenary Sessions
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Dalia Kirschbaum
Director, Earth Sciences Division
NASA Goddard
Dalia Kirschbaum
Director, Earth Sciences Division, NASA Goddard
Dr. Dalia B. Kirschbaum is the Director of the Earth Sciences Division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. As Director she manages a staff of 200 civil servants and 1200 people serving as contractors, technicians, support staff and those on cooperative agreements, all dedicated to studying the Earth as an integrated system that includes the atmosphere, oceans, biosphere, cryosphere, and geosphere.Prior to this role, she was Chief of the Hydrological Sciences Laboratory, a group of scientists focused on conducting large-scale hydrological science research using data from NASA’s satellites, land surface models, and fieldwork. She also served as the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission Deputy Project Scientist for Applications, and on the Atmosphere Observing System (AOS) Science and Applications Leadership Team.
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Track:
Plenary Session
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Eric von Eckartsberg
Chief Revenue Officer
EarthDaily Analytics
Eric von Eckartsberg
Chief Revenue Officer, EarthDaily Analytics
Over a 25-year career in the private sector, Eric von Eckartsberg has led sales and business development organizations in the geospatial, cyber, and artificial intelligence industries, including positions at Kleos Space, Maxar, Vricon, Endeca Technologies, Visual Sciences, Digital Reasoning, RedSeal, and Basis Technology. Prior to moving to the private sector, Eric served over 10 years as an operations officer with the CIA, with overseas service in Asia.
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Track:
Plenary Sessions
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Jarkko Antila
CEO
Kuva Space
Jarkko Antila
CEO, Kuva Space
Jarkko Antila is the CEO of Kuva Space, a pioneering Finnish Earth observation newspace company. He has a strong background in deep-tech entrepreneurship and a proven track record in product innovation, fundraising, and effective leadership. Jarkko's experience includes leading technology teams at renowned organizations like the Finnish Research Center (VTT) and Inficon. He co-founded Spectral Engines, a successful spectral sensor company, where he served as CEO for six years before its exit. With a Master's degree in Space Technology, he has been involved in various space projects, including the development of hyperspectral payloads for satellite missions such as OMI and Aalto-1. Jarkko brings his extensive expertise and passion for space technology to drive innovation and business growth at Kuva Space.
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Track:
Plenary Sessions
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Marc Robins
Director
Barclays
Marc Robins
Director, Barclays
Marc is a Director at Barclays Investment Bank and is based out of New York. Marc advises clients in the Space Technology and Communications sectors. With over a decade of investment banking experience, Marc has built expertise advising clients on a range of capital raising and M&A situations. Prior to Barclays, Marc spent over 8 years at J.P Morgan where he held number of roles across capital markets and industry coverage.
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Track:
Plenary Session
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Martina Ecker
Managing Director
Citi
Martina Ecker
Managing Director, Citi
Martina Ecker is a managing director in Citi's Clean Energy Transition team for investment banking located in London. This team works with European Climate Tech companies and supports them in financing and M&A situations. Martina has almost 30 years of corporate finance experience having worked amongst other at KPMG Corporate Finance, Jefferies and Lincoln International before joining Citi.
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Track:
Plenary Session
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Massimiliano Vitale
Senior Vice President Operations (EMEA)
Planet
Massimiliano Vitale
Senior Vice President Operations (EMEA), Planet
Massimiliano leads Planet operations in EMEA and the global imagery and new missions engineering team, and has over 20 years of experience in integrating and operating ground segment systems for Earth Observation satellites. He joined RapidEye in 2006 and since 2011 has been responsible for the ongoing success of RapidEye Mission Operations. Additionally, Massimiliano played a key role in developing ground segment systems from concept to routine operations, and built a team that successfully completed a number of multimillion data delivery projects.
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Track:
Plenary Session
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Berend de Jong
Global Lead, Insurance & Finance
Planet
Berend de Jong
Global Lead, Insurance & Finance, Planet
Berend is responsible for Planet's Insurance and Finance clients globally. Supporting clients on insurance and banking product design and ensuring continuity of service delivery.Planet Labs is providing unique data and insights for insurers with around 200 satellites that are scanning the whole earth on a daily basis, and have done so since 2016. Insurers use this data to improve claim assessments, check properties, monitor collateral and building progress as well as be an independent source of ESG ratings for banks and insurance firms.Planet Labs has a unique solution in agriculture insurance: focusing on soil moisture index insurance. This parametric service is operated jointly with partners such as AXA and Swiss Re and is now operational in over 28 countries in the world.
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Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Dennis Quick
Earth Insights Sales Manager
Spire Global
Dennis Quick
Earth Insights Sales Manager, Spire Global
As the Earth Insights Sales Manager at Spire, I apply my 10 years of experience and education in Remote Sensing, Environmental Science, and Geology to develop and implement innovative solutions for environmental monitoring and assessment. I have a diverse background in remote sensing and geospatial analysis, with a focus on hydrological applications and wetland ecosystems.
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Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Dhruva Rajan
Director and Platform Lead
SatSure
Dhruva Rajan
Director and Platform Lead, SatSure
Dhruva Rajan is a seasoned entrepreneur in the geospatial sector. He founded GeoSpoc, which was later acquired by Ola after 5 years. At GeoSpoc , Dhruva led the company to new and diverse solutions in the geospatial markets.
At Ola, Dhruva built the OlaMaps from ground up, and launched the Mobility and Electric platforms in 18 months.
Dhruva worked at ESRI UK post his graduation for over 4 years.
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Track:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Forbes McKenzie
CEO
McKenzie Intelligence Services
Forbes McKenzie
CEO, McKenzie Intelligence Services
Forbes McKenzie is the Founder/CEO of McKenzie Intelligence Services (MIS), who harness the powerful combination of innovative geospatial technology and military intelligence expertise to help insurers enhance their response to global catastrophes. During his time in the Intelligence Corps utilising geospatial technology, Forbes recognised its potential for supporting the insurance industry and founded MIS in 2011. In 2017, he led the development of MIS’s flagship product GEO which became Lloyd’s central catastrophe response platform. Since 2011, MIS has grown from 3 employees to 32 and now services many of the world’s leading insurance companies.
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Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Gilles Cornec
Agricultural Underwriter
Axa Climate
Gilles Cornec
Agricultural Underwriter, Axa Climate
Gilles has worked as a Data Scientist for several companies before joining Axa Climate where he focuses on estimating climate risks for the agricultural sector.
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Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
James Brennan
Director of Climate Risk Modelling and R&D
Climate X
James Brennan
Director of Climate Risk Modelling and R&D, Climate X
James leads the Science team at Climate X and focuses on on developing climate and hazard models. He has a PhD in Earth Observation focusing on the generation of Essential Climate Variables and wildfire research.
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Track:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Josh Gilbert
CEO & Founder
Sust Global
Josh Gilbert
CEO & Founder, Sust Global
Josh is a global expert and leader in climate tech, geospatial AI and sustainable finance, as a published author and entrepreneur across climate tech, sustainable finance and geospatial analytics. Josh founded Sust Global, a geospatial AI company building climate risk models and analytics for investors. He and his work are quoted in publications such as the FT, TechCrunch and Reuters.
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Track:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Nataliya Tkachenko
ESG Data & AI Ethics Lead
Lloyds Banking Group
Nataliya Tkachenko
ESG Data & AI Ethics Lead, Lloyds Banking Group
With more than 10+ years of experience in EO and ML, I currently oversee ethical deployments of AI innovations within the banking sector. I specialise in climate/nature/transition FinTech and data ethics for sustainable generative AI. Outside my main role of AI assurance lead I also contribute to AI-focused research programmes in several Centres of Excellence in the City looking into how technological and regulatory instruments can help to reduce algorithmic and data-driven ‘greenwashing’, ‘fairwashing’ and other types of fraud in finance.
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Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Nerea Vadillo
Underwriter and Public Sector Technical Lead
AXA Climate
Nerea Vadillo
Underwriter and Public Sector Technical Lead, AXA Climate
Nerea Vadillo, who holds a PhD in Mathematics, has been involved in underwriting parametric risk at AXA Climate for over five years. Initially working for the APAC region, she now heads the technical stream of the Public Sector Consulting team. She has participated into the development of flood and drought insurance solutions for both urban and rural areas across Africa, Latin America, and APAC.
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Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Oumayma Dakhch
Sales Executive
Gisaia
Oumayma Dakhch
Sales Executive, Gisaia
Oumayma Dakhch is a Sales Executive at Gisaia. Oumayma is passionate about leveraging earth observation data for advanced analytics to unlock your business potential.
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Track:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Phil Cottle
Founder and MD
ForestRe (Globe ForestRe in collaboration with Globe Underwriting)
Phil Cottle
Founder and MD, ForestRe in collaboration with Globe Underwriting
Phil Cottle is founder and MD of ForestRe Ltd.ForestRe was established to provide the underwriting expertise required to ensure the on-going availability of capacity to de-risk investment in the forestry sector world-wide. ForestRe Ltd. continues with R&D through participation in various international projects exploring the application of geospatial data and technology to improve risk modelling, pricing and insurance design within forestry and other nature-based solutions to climate change.
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Track:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Subit Chakrabarti
Vice President of Technology
Floodbase
Subit Chakrabarti
Vice President of Technology, Floodbase
Subit is VP of Technology at Floodbase where he manages a team of scientists and engineers with the goal of producing high-quality maps of peak flood extent relevant to the needs of disaster responders, flood managers, and insurers. His technical expertise and interest is in developing novel spatio-temporal machine learning methods applicable for large-scale earth imagery. He has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida where his thesis focused on machine learning-based superresolution of microwave imagery for land surface and biophysical models. Prior to Floodbase, Subit worked as a data scientist at Indigo Agriculture and Telluslabs on machine learning-based mapping of crop types, regenerative farming practices and crop yields using satellite imagery.
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Track:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Vania Hernandez
Innovation Project Manager
Descartes Underwriting
Vania Hernandez
Innovation Project Manager, Descartes Underwriting
Vania Hernandez Bello is the Innovation Project Manager at Descartes Underwriting. She has over 8 years of experience in engineering & innovation, working in various roles across Europe and North America. She currently coordinates the Descartes Innovation team following up on the development of new parametric insurance products and managing the interaction with our tech-partners global network. Vania graduated from École Polytechnique, completing her master's in Energy Environment: Science Technology and Management (STEEM), focusing on environmental studies and renewable energy.
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Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Derek Burgess
Commercial Director, EMEA
EarthDaily Analytics
Derek Burgess
Commercial Director, EMEA, EarthDaily Analytics
Derek Burgess is the Commercial Director EMEA for EarthDaily Analytics where he is responsible for the commercial strategy in EMEA and developing global partnerships and alliances for EarthDaily’s upcoming constellation of ten super-spectral satellites collecting the Earth Everywhere. Everyday.™   He has worked for nearly two decades in various roles delivering bespoke solutions to commercial and defence and intelligence customers around the globe holding a variety of roles from Geospatial Analyst at L3Harris to Senior Technical, Sales, and Business Development roles at DigitalGlobe/Maxar and later HERE Technologies.
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Track:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Tom Osborne
Head of Structuring
Skyline Partners
Tom Osborne
Head of Structuring, Skyline Partners
Tom is Head of Structuring at Skyline Partners. Tom holds a PhD in Meteorology and has expertise in creating climate risk transfer solutions, predominantly in the agriculture domain. Tom was previously an Agriculture Underwriter at Hamilton Insurance and has held roles across academia, commodities trading and insurance.
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Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
William Forde
Senior Director, Market Solutions
CoreLogic
William Forde
Senior Director, Market Solutions, CoreLogic
William has 30+ years driving business impact through data-driven strategies across insurance, reinsurance, and energy sectors, in particular through application of geospatial analytics.  He has more than ten years’ experience in the Insurance data and catastrophe modelling world, and currently leads CoreLogic’s Market Insights and Strategy team.  He has previously held roles leading the commercial consulting team at ESRI(UK) as well as product management at Deloitte.William holds a Masters degree in Remote sensing and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society where he is Hon Secretary of the Disaster Risk Management Professional Practice Group.
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Track:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Alessandro Bucciarelli
Co-Founder and Head of Agronomic Products and R&D
xFarm Technologies Italia Srl
Alessandro Bucciarelli
Co-Founder and Head of Agronomic Products and R&D, xFarm Technologies Italia Srl
Telecommunication engineer, previously EY, cofounder of a AgTech startup, merged with xFarm in 2021
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Connor McKissick
Senior Sales Engineer
Spire Global
Connor McKissick
Senior Sales Engineer, Spire Global
Connor is a seasoned Sales Engineer with an extensive background in Remote Sensing. From Data and Analytics to Hardware and Satellite Design, he has worked in all aspects of the Earth Observation life cycle with an emphasis on satellite data and imagery.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Dr. Thomas Greig
Regional Business Development Director - Europe, Space Services
Spire Global
Dr. Thomas Greig
Regional Business Development Director - Europe, Space Services, Spire Global
Dr. Thomas Greig leads Spire Space Services Business Development and Sales activities in the European region. Tom works with a range of Commercial and Government organizations to deliver innovative satellite constellation solutions addressing Earth Observation, ISR, Connectivity and Space Situational Awareness applications. Tom has over 15+ years experience working in industry and academia on leading Space programmes such as Copernicus (Sentinel 2), Earth Explorers (FLEX), EPS-SG (METimage) and many others. He has extensive experience working with up-stream and downstream EO systems and technologies. Tom holds a Masters degree in Astrophysics and a PhD in Semiconductor Imaging Devices.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Daniel Seidel
Co-Founder & CEO
LiveEO
Daniel Seidel
Co-Founder & CEO, LiveEO
Daniel Seidel, co-founded LiveEO with Sven Przywarra in 2018, serves as Co-CEO. He holds a Master's in Space Engineering from RWTH Aachen University and has an innovative background, including an aerodynamics patent from his time at BMW. Alongside Sven, Daniel hosts the "NewSpaceVision" podcast, enriching the space sector's community. Leading a team of over 100 at LiveEO, their mission is to unlock the full potential of earth observation data. Daniel is a firm believer in the future-shaping power of earth observation, predicting its impact on all major industries within the next decade.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Elizabeth Duffy
Senior Manager - Marketing
EarthDaily Analytics
Elizabeth Duffy
Senior Manager - Marketing, EarthDaily Analytics
A geospatial analyst who turned marketing professional Elizabeth Duffy has over 10 years experience developing, implementing, and promoting environmental / geospatial tech for private and public applications. Prior to EarthDaily Elizabeth held strategic marketing roles at Astraea, SkyWatch, and UP42. A PhD candidate with University of Tubingen, Elizabeth holds a Masters of Science in Applied Environmental Geoscience and BS in Environmental from the University of North Carolina.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Florian Sallaba
Remote Sensing Lead
Husqvarna Group
Florian Sallaba
Remote Sensing Lead, Husqvarna Group
Florian is the Remote Sensing Lead at Husqvarna Group, passionate about applying remote sensing in forestry, agriculture, and green infrastructure detection. He holds a PhD in Science from Lund University, specializing in Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Science. At Husqvarna Group, Florian aims to integrate remote sensing into the company's business strategy, driving innovation and sustainability.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Francis Gassert
Strategy & Impact
Vizzuality
Francis Gassert
Strategy & Impact, Vizzuality
Francis designs solutions at the intersection of science, technology, and business. Prior to joining Vizzuality, Francis worked on climate, data, and technology projects for organizations such as the World Resources Institute, the World Bank, National Geographic Society, and New America. Francis works to understand complex systems to identify what action needs to be taken to create the change that’s urgently needed to make our world sustainable and fair.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Kate Fickas
Director of Imagery and Remote Sensing Solutions
Esri
Kate Fickas
Director of Imagery and Remote Sensing Solutions, Esri
Dr. Kate Fickas is the Esri Director of Imagery and Remote Sensing Solutions. With background as both a remote sensing product producer and end user, she employs her interdisciplinary expertise in satellite, drone, and lidar remote sensing, GIS, statistical modeling, and machine learning, to develop user and solution driven approaches to cross-industry applications. With her dynamic industry experience ranging from academic research to commercial and government work, Kate is passionate about storytelling and creating authentic, inclusive communities of practice who employ imagery and remote sensing technology to solve the world’s most complex challenges.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Malathy Eskola
Director of Marketing and PR
Kuva Space
Malathy Eskola
Director of Marketing and PR, Kuva Space
Malathy Eskola has 20 years of global marketing experience from technology companies such as Nokia and Microsoft. She has led teams of marketers at global, regional, and local country organizations to drive business and brand targets. She has a proven track record in building brands and driving revenue through product and demand-generation marketing strategies.As an executive marketer, Malathy has transformed marketing teams to leverage digital and analytics to build awareness, drive demand, and drive advocacy. With Executive MBA,  and deep understanding of global brand-building, she continues to help brands build high-performance marketing teams and grow revenue. At Kuva Space, Malathy is driven to inspire, educate and engage global audiences on the transformative power of near-time AI-driven hyperspectral insights in mitigating climate change impacts.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Michael Hanley
Sales Manager
Pixxel Space Technologies
Michael Hanley
Sales Manager, Pixxel Space Technologies
Michael is a Sales Manager for Pixxel, and specialises in the commercialisation of satellite-derived data, and generating partnerships for innovation and business growth. With a background in Geography and Earth Observation analytics, he brings a use-case focused lens to the commercial team at Pixxel.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Nima Eskandari
Founder, CEO
Agtelligence
Nima Eskandari
Founder, CEO, Agtelligence
A serial entrepreneur with a visionary approach at the intersection of technology and sustainability, Nima founded Agtelligence out of a passion for leveraging Earth Observation data and AI to revolutionise sustainable agriculture practices. Starting his career in the IT & Telecom and high-tech industry at the age of 18, Nima has been at the forefront of innovative solutions to pressing global challenges for many years. He gained most of his expertise through hands-on experience in the industry and established his IT and satcom services company in 2015, which eventually led to the spin-off of Agtelligence in early 2022, following collaborations with universities and the UK Space Agency.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Lénaïc Grignard
Strategic Initiatives Manager
Intellync, an ABAgri company
Lénaïc Grignard
Strategic Initiatives Manager, Intellync, an ABAgri company
Lénaïc Grignard is manager of strategic initiatives in AB Agri, member of the board of Sustain, one of AB Agri numerous businesses. AB Agri operates along the entire food industry supply chain - producing and supplying animal feed and a range of value-added services to farmers, feed and food manufacturers, processors and retailers. AB Agri is part of Associated British Food, a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group with sales of £13.9bn, 128000 employees and operations in 53 countries. Lénaïc holds a master degree in Agricultural sciences engineering from the Institut Agro Montpellier. She has 20 years of experience in defining strategies and turning them into product and services and business development to serve the agriculture value chain and improve its risk management and operations efficiency, valuing remote sensing - among other data. She has collaborated with institutions such as IRSTEA and held executive roles within EarthDaily Agro (formely GEOSYS) and Delair and Alteia where she built the agriculture business lines.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Sami Yacoubi
Head of Geospatial AI
xFarm / SpaceSense
Sami Yacoubi
Head of Geospatial AI, xFarm / SpaceSense
Passionate about the Space industry for years, Sami co-created SpaceSense in 2020 to simplify the use of satellite imagery across all industries, through a tool designed for data scientists and developers.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Simon Griffin
Technical Manager
SOYL
Simon Griffin
Technical Manager, SOYL
Simon Griffin is Technical manager of SOYL (part of Frontier Agriculture). SOYL have been pioneers in delivering Precision Farming Solutions on farm in the UK and beyond for 30 years. Simon first started using EO on farm over 20 years ago and since developed services for utilising imagery in different areas of crop management. A focus on the end user and practical applications on farm in works along side the development of data analytics to allow growers to gain insights from a combination of real time and historic imagery.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Stephen Hearn
Partnership and Strategy Consultant
Plantix, DTN and Kynetec
Stephen Hearn
Partnership and Strategy Consultant, Plantix, DTN and Kynetec
Founder of Kynetec and its CEO for 18 years, Stephen now consults for multiple organisations having spent his 33 year career supporting decisions in agri-business globally.An agriculturalist by training and heritage, Stephen became a bit of a data nerd and is now passionate about food, bio-fuel and finance sustainability.  Through leverage of his network of data rich organisations, Stephen has been able to guide the development of solutions for Scope 3 measurement and carbon removal/ reductions. All using EO.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Steven Krekels
Valorisation Director Environmental Intelligence
VITO Remote Sensing
Steven Krekels
Valorisation Director Environmental Intelligence, VITO Remote Sensing
Steven Krekels has led Earth Observation activities at VITO (Remote Sensing) since November 2014. VITO's Environmental Intelligence division develops applications converting raw data into actionable insights across various domains: agriculture, environment, climate, water & coast, infrastructure and security . Steven, with a background in Telecommunications and Computer Science, previously worked at Bell Labs and then transitioned to the aerospace industry. He worked on EO and satellite communication at Thales Alenia Space and Newtec. He’s passionate about leveraging technology and human creativity for positive impact and believes technology can accelerate our transition to a sustainable world. In 2017, he was recognized by De Tijd as one of Belgium's top Tech Pioneers. His expertise lies at the intersection of technology and innovation.  Steven's work focuses on creating a better future through innovative solutions.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Sushma Shankar
Co-Founder
Deep Planet
Sushma Shankar
Co-Founder, Deep Planet
Sushma Shankar is the Co Founder of Deep Planet. Sushma has 15 years of experience in research and development, engineering, and innovation. At Deep Planet, she is building a climate tech platform by starting with the wine industry and soil organic carbon monitoring. Using satellite imagery and machine learning, Deep Planet  enable farmers to grow high quality crops, and increase soil carbon capture. Sushma has an MBA from the University of Oxford and a Masters in Computer Engineering from Illinois Tech.
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Track:
Agriculture & Forestry
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Abhilash Bhat
Chief of Staff
Pixxel
Abhilash Bhat
Chief of Staff, Pixxel
Abhilash Bhat is the Chief of Staff to the CEO of Pixxel, a space data company building a constellation of the world’s highest-resolution hyperspectral earth imaging satellites and the analytical tools to mine insights from the data. At Pixxel, Abhilash advises the CEO on strategic matters, leads special projects, promotes collaboration, and heads strategic partnerships with universities, government bodies, and private enterprises. With a background in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA from IIM Kozhikode, and experience at McKinsey & Co, WeWork India, and ShareChat, Abhilash brings impactful contributions in cross-functional initiatives, strategic planning, and business optimization to the Pixxel team.
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Adam Maher
CEO and Founder
Ursa Space Systems
Adam Maher
CEO and Founder, Ursa Space Systems
Mr. Adam Maher serves as Founder & CEO of Ursa Space Systems Inc (Ursa), whose services empower users to make better decisions with better data.   He founded Ursa in 2014 to develop a vision of connecting people to information rich data derived from synthetic aperture radar.  Previously, Adam worked at MAXAR (Space Systems Loral) as a system engineer for complete satellite builds, additionally working on efforts in space robotics, electric propulsion, Earth observation, and government programs. Adam holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and Master of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, from Cornell University.
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Adrian Knauer
Senior Data Scientist
Kpler
Adrian Knauer
Senior Data Scientist, Kpler
Adrian Knauer is a Senior Data Scientist at Kpler. With a background in Geography, Environmental Sciences and Geoinformatics. Adrian is focused on applying data science to satellite imagery. 
Before joining Kpler he used to work for the German Aerospace Center and in two different InsureTech Startups.
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Manuel Sanabria
Senior Product Manager
SatVu
Manuel Sanabria
Senior Product Manager, SatVu
Manuel Sanabria has over 10 years of experience in the geospatial industry. He has worked on different innovative solutions and products leveraging Earth Observation data across various sectors, including utilities government, and climate . Working as a product manager for imagery at Satvu, he believes that high resolution thermal data will revolutionise how we monitor and manage activity, providing critical insights in a number of industries providing answers to questions that were not possible before.
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Christian Haselwimmer
Senior Remote Sensing Scientist
Chevron
Christian Haselwimmer
Senior Remote Sensing Scientist, Chevron
Dr. Christian Haselwimmer is Senior Remote Sensing Scientist within the Biodiversity and Geospatial Team of Chevron’s Oil, Products, and Gas Organization. He provides technical consulting, data analytics services, and strategic/technical leadership of R&D activities focused on the applications of remote sensing and earth observation to environmental monitoring across Chevron’s traditional and new energies businesses. Christian has a PhD in Geological Remote Sensing from Imperial College London and an MSc in Remote Sensing from University College London. He is currently the chair for the Geological Remote Sensing Group North America Chapter
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Dongyoung Kim
CEO
Meissa Planet
Dongyoung Kim
CEO, Meissa Planet
Dongyoung Kim received his Ph.D degree from the Dept. of CSE at Seoul National University in 2019, with a focus on neural network optimization. Subsequently, he worked at Hyperconnect and SAIT, where he was involved in the development of on-device AI algorithms and research on software/hardware co-optimization of neural networks. Currently, he serves as the CEO of Meissa Planet. He leads the development of user-tailored satellite image and spatial information analysis services based on AI, extracting meaningful insights from spatial data to provide value.
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Jasmin Inbar
Vice President
ASTERRA
Jasmin Inbar
Vice President, ASTERRA
Jasmin is the Vice President and Head of Earth Observation and Corporate Development at ASTERRA, where she spearheads the formulation and execution of the company's Earth Observation strategy. With a keen focus on cutting-edge technologies and solutions, she leads the development and implementation of ASTERRA's initiatives in Earth Observation. Jasmin drives market expansion and cultivates strategic partnerships, playing a pivotal role in steering ASTERRA's trajectory toward growth and innovation. Jasmin brings a wealth of experience, having spent nearly a decade at Israel's renowned defense provider, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. As the Director of Marketing and Business Development, she led initiatives concentrating on intelligence, space, and cyber defense solutions. Jasmin holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Ben Gurion University, Israel, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Jean-Francois Gauthier
SVP Strategy and Business Development
GHGSat
Jean-Francois Gauthier
SVP Strategy and Business Development, GHGSat
Jean-Francois Gauthier is a mechanical engineer and lifelong space geek. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Dalhousie University and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University. He is also a graduate of the International Space University’s Summer Session Program (2006). Before joining GHGSat, he accumulated over 15 years of experience in the commercial space industry in various capacities at COM DEV including design and test, project management, engineering management, and sales and marketing. In October 2016, he joined GHGSat to help commercialize the products and services from their breakthrough satellites around the world and build the sales and marketing organization. He is now responsible for guiding the strategy of the company and leads corporate development activities.
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Martin Philp
Business Development
Open Cosmos
Martin Philp
Business Development, Open Cosmos
More than 20 years experience in commercial space data sales and business development, including satellite broadcasting, and imagery data sales for Airbus, Urthecast and SSTL.
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Mélanie Plainchault
R&D Team Leader
TotalEnergies
Mélanie Plainchault
R&D Team Leader, TotalEnergies
After a PhD dedicated to wireless communications with Mistubishi Electric, and a 2 year experience at Direction Generale de l'Armement, I joined TotalEnergies in 2014 as a software developer. I rapidely went back to research projects dealing with high performance visualization and topological data analysis. Since 2021, I'm in charge of an R&D team dedicated to simulation and Artificial Intelligence (AI), team hosting the DEMETER project, democratizing Earth Observation coupled with AI for various applications in TotalEnergies.
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Morag Leopoldt
Customer Success Manager
AiDash
Morag Leopoldt
Customer Success Manager, AiDash
Morag joined AiDash in 2022, stepping into the role of Customer Success Manager for Europe. She is at the forefront of supporting customers with onboarding and integrating their insights to elevate the BNGAI product. Previously at EY, Morag led the sustainable supply chain initiative in the UK and played a pivotal role in shaping the EY sustainability strategy, supporting the EY Global Vice Chair of Sustainability and contributing to EY’s impact at COP26.
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Nikos Argyropoulos
Remote Sensing Data Scientist
Energy Aspects
Nikos Argyropoulos
Remote Sensing Data Scientist, Energy Aspects
Nikos Argyropoulos is a Remote Sensing Data Scientist with a strong background in machine learning and image processing. Currently leading the Earth Observation team at Energy Aspects in London, he develops applications for oil markets analytics utilising EO data and state-of-the-art machine learning techniques.
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Oliver Muellenhoff
Principal Technical Expert (PTE) Remote Sensing
Shell
Oliver Muellenhoff
Principal Technical Expert (PTE) Remote Sensing, Shell
As a geosciences PhD holder, he serves as Shell’s Principal Technical Expert (PTE) in Remote Sensing. His passion for Earth Observation is matched by his proficiency in optical and SAR Remote Sensing, computer vision, and pattern recognition. Focused on the energy industry, he adeptly applies remote sensing to enhance data analysis and operational efficiency. His track record is marked by impactful solutions that leverage advanced technologies to navigate environmental challenges and promote sustainable practices.
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Oliver Puckering
Global Accelerator Lead
Xylem Inc
Oliver Puckering
Global Accelerator Lead, Xylem Inc
A Chartered chemical engineer with 15 years experience in water, I have worked with universities, start-ups, SME’s and big corporate in: novel technology and process development, commissioning and operation, commercial sales, and P&L management. I currently manage a partnerships accelerator program helping identify and foster promising start and scale up technologies.  I have always been passionate about innovation and its application to solving both customers’ and the broader climate needs. This cannot be done in isolation, open and radical inter- and extra-sector collaboration is critical!As a parent to 3 little ones and a dedicated waterman I have a vested interest in making sure the seas and rivers are clean, and that the future is protected!
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Rahul Anand
CEO
KorrAI Technologies
Rahul Anand
CEO, KorrAI Technologies
Rahul is a serial entrepreneur with a background in computer science. He is currently developing a satellite radar-based monitoring solution for the insurance, utilities, and critical infrastructure sectors.
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Track:
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Augustin Prate
Chief Product Officer
Kayrros
Augustin Prate
Chief Product Officer, Kayrros
Augustin Prate is Chief Product Officer at Kayrros, a leader in earth observation and digital MRV which he joined shortly after its foundation six years ago.  He leads the product teams, using AI to analyze satellite imagery and other data and create the trusted measurements we need to reduce our greenhouse gas footprint, protect ecosystems and accelerate the energy transition. Kayrros clients include governments, financial institutions, energy companies and large energy consumers. Prior to joining Kayrros, Augustin Prate was a Quant Researcher and LNG trader at BP for 7 years in London and Houston. He is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Columbia University.
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Dr. Giles D'Souza
Strategic Business Lead
Planet
Dr. Giles D'Souza
Strategic Business Lead, Planet
Giles is global Strategic Business Lead for Planet, providing advice and direction for all Planet data, platform and services, especially in their use for addressing critical planetary challenges including climate change, sustainable development, human rights, and humanitarian emergencies. He has over 30 years’ experience in academia, research and the private sector, transforming many organisations and businesses to adopt and utilise effective remote sensing and GIS solutions for agriculture, land management and sustainability in all regions of the world. He is currently based in the UK.
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Florian Reber
Head of Partnerships
Chloris Geospatial
Florian Reber
Head of Partnerships, Chloris Geospatial
Florian is the Head of Partnerships at Chloris Geospatial. In previous roles , he co-led the launch of 1t.org at the World Economic Forum and was its Head of its Regional & Innovation Programs, acted as Manager of the Tropical Forest Alliance and supported the Friends of Rio+20 in 2012. He was Strategy Lead at South Pole,  has an MPA from Columbia University and MA in Political Science from University of Lausanne, and is a regular author on the WEF Agenda
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Jonas Franke
Managing Director
Remote Sensing Solutions GmbH
Jonas Franke
Managing Director, Remote Sensing Solutions GmbH
Jonas Franke (PhD) is a geographer and an enthusiastic environmental monitoring expert. His expertise lies in Earth Observation and the development of innovative monitoring approaches in a wide range of applications such as fire management, sustainable agriculture and forestry, public health, or renewable energy production. His focus is the implementation of these methods into operational practices, to establish Earth Observation-based techniques that have an impact on working procedures but also on environmental policies. His activities are balanced between scientific research, client-oriented solutions, and capacity development, mainly in South America, Africa, SE Asia and Europe.
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Kreg Barrett
Commercial VP
TCarta
Kreg Barrett
Commercial VP, TCarta
If you were to look up ‘Map Geek’ on Wikipedia, you might very well see Kreg’s picture. After being an online and mobile mapping pioneer at such iconic brands like MapQuest and Rand McNally, he found his way into the geospatial and Earth Observation world as a sales and business development leader at Intermap and Spatial Energy (later acquired by Maxar). He was at Maxar where Kreg first started working with TCarta bringing hydrospatial solutions to the Oil and Gas industry. Kreg now leads all commercial endeavors at TCarta. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a life-long resident of Houston.
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Louis de Vitry
CTO & Co-Founder
Kanop
Louis de Vitry
CTO & Co-Founder, Kanop
Louis de Vitry is an engineer and an entrepreneur, who channels his passion for climate solutions through data and AI.With nearly a decade of experience in deep learning and startups, he codes, leads Kanop R&D efforts and fosters innovation with academics.His steadfast commitment to driving positive environmental change fuels his every pursuit.
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Martin Broderick
Galago European Lead
Ramboll
Martin Broderick
Galago European Lead, Ramboll
Martin is European Lead for Ramboll’s Galago Team, a data science group who specialise in the utilisation of earth observation data and machine learning AI to provide clients with environmental insights at a landscape scale. His role is focused on applying Galago’s solutions in collaboration with colleagues from across Europe (and beyond) to generate and analyse biodiversity data in order to guide clients in more effective decision-making, providing insights that can contribute to tackling the global biodiversity crisis.
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Michal Shimoni
Director of Analytics and Applications
Kuva Space
Michal Shimoni
Director of Analytics and Applications, Kuva Space
Michal Shimoni is an award-winning data scientist with expertise in advanced machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, multi-sensor imaging, 3D and physical modelling, and space- and airborne sensor payload design. Throughout her career, she has become a leading expert in several research and development programs of the European Commission, the European Space Agency, NATO, and the European Defence Agency. Michal is currently the Director of Analytics and Applications at the Finnish space-tech company Kuva Space, where she leads the development of the AI-based toolbox and analytic products. She is also an active senior member of the IEEE, where she is an associate editor of IEEE-GRSL and was engaged as a program chair at several scientific conferences, including the IEEE's flagged conference IGARSS in 2021.
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Mila Luleva
Head of Remote Sensing
Rabobank
Mila Luleva
Head of Remote Sensing, Rabobank
Mila is an experienced leader, researcher, and consultant with a global track record in startups, driving research, innovation, and product development. Skilled in leading international teams, she has strong expertise in infrared spectroscopy, remote sensing, and environmental modelling. Mila actively contributes to international accreditation efforts and pioneering protocols for soil quality testing and sensor technology.
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Paul Young
CTO & Co-Founder
Kita
Paul Young
CTO & Co-Founder, Kita
Dr Paul Young is the CTO and co-founder of Kita, the carbon insurance specialist. Kita’s purpose is to accelerate investment in high-quality carbon sequestration projects with insurance products that reduce transaction risk and safeguard the performance of carbon credit investments.  Paul holds a PhD in Cosmology and has twenty-seven years of experience in asset management, FinTech and data science. Before Kita, this included co-founding a hedge fund, oversight of multi-billion-dollar AI-driven investment portfolios and culminating with the co-founding of an AI-based fintech startup that Nasdaq successfully acquired in 2017
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Pedro Rodríguez-Veiga
Senior EO Research Scientist
Sylvera Ltd
Pedro Rodríguez-Veiga
Senior EO Research Scientist, Sylvera Ltd
Pedro is an experienced research scientist with a background in earth observation, forestry engineering, and ecology. He is currently a senior EO research scientist at Sylvera Ltd. and is leading the development of remote sensing applications to monitor nature-based solutions aiming to mitigate climate change. Prior to joining Sylvera Ltd., he worked for over a decade in academia (UK’s National Centre for Earth Observation; University of Leicester; Kyoto University). He also worked in the forestry industry in Spain (ENCE group) and the international development cooperation sector in Vietnam (German Development Agency - GIZ).
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Pete Hampton
Head of Sales
Everimpact
Pete Hampton
Head of Sales, Everimpact
I lead the sales organisation here at Everimpact taking our innovative & unique GHG Monitoring and Reporting platform to Maritime, City & Forestry markets across the world. I'm driven by my passion of helping organisations achieve their Net Zero ambitions and am fortunate to be able to support them and our partners with this critical endeavour here at Everimpact.
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Phil Platts
VP of Geospatial and Earth Observation
BeZero Carbon
Phil Platts
VP of Geospatial and Earth Observation, BeZero Carbon
Phil directs the geospatial function at BeZero Carbon, the carbon ratings agency. His team combines remote sensing, field ecology, machine learning and statistics to assess risk for carbon projects around the world. Phil has published extensively on forest carbon and other ecosystem services, biodiversity priorities and conservation effectiveness. His research and commentary have appeared in Nature, Science, National Geographic, the Guardian, and the World Economic Forum, among others. Phil is an Honorary Fellow at the University of York, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and member of the IUCN Climate Change Specialist Group.
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Pooja Mahapatra
Global Lead - Climate & Nature
Fugro
Pooja Mahapatra
Global Lead - Climate & Nature, Fugro
Dr. Pooja Mahapatra is an experienced geo-data expert with a passion for using technology to address climate and infrastructure challenges. She is currently the Global Lead for Climate & Nature at Fugro, focusing on climate resilience and biodiversity applications. She holds a PhD in satellite earth observation from the Delft University of Technology, and has worked within diverse organisations – start-up, research institute, space agency and large multinational – prior to joining Fugro. She is a board member of the World Geospatial Industry Council and the graduate geospatial educational programme at the University of Twente. She is a recognised thought leader in the field.
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Serena Oggero
Associate Director | Digital Innovation Climate Projects
South Pole
Serena Oggero
Associate Director | Digital Innovation Climate Projects, South Pole
Serena has 15+ years of experience in research & innovation, with a focus on deploying technology based on large datasets, AI and data science. In South Pole she works on the adoption of EO-based digital products to accelerate Nature Based Solutions at scale. Serena is an experienced R&D project manager. Prior to South Pole, she worked at TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research), leading research programs for the Dutch Airforce and Ministry of Defense on the innovation of intelligence processes through AI and automation. Serena holds a PhD in particle physics (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) for her research at CERN.
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Track:
Climate Intelligence
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
All Speakers
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
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Thinking Pose Consultant Company
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Session:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
Thinking Pose Consultant Company
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Session:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
Thinking Pose Consultant Company
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Session:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
Thinking Pose Consultant Company
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Session:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
Thinking Pose Consultant Company
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Session:
Insurance & Finance
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Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
Thinking Pose Consultant Company
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Session:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Plenary Session
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
Thinking Pose Consultant Company
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Session:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
Thinking Pose Consultant Company
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Session:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
Thinking Pose Consultant Company
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Session:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
Thinking Pose Consultant Company
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Session:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
Thinking Pose Consultant Company
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Session:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Insurance & Finance
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
Thinking Pose Consultant Company
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Session:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
Thinking Pose Consultant Company
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Session:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
Thinking Pose Consultant Company
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Session:
Insurance & Finance
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Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
Thinking Pose Consultant Company
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Session:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
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Session:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Agriculture & Forestry
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
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Session:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
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Session:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
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Session:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
Thinking Pose Consultant Company
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Session:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
Thinking Pose Consultant Company
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Session:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
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Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
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Insurance & Finance
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Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
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Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
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Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
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Session:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
Climate Intelligence
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
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John Doe
Thinking Pose Consultant Company
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Session:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
Thinking Pose Consultant Company
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Session:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
Thinking Pose Consultant Company
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Session:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
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Session:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
John Doe
Side Look Expert Company
John Doe
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Session:
Insurance & Finance
Catastrophe Modeling & Climate Risk
Thursday, June 13, 2024
4pm - 5.30pm
EO Summit - An event by TerraWatch Space