Dr Nadine Alameh is the current CEO of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), which is probably best known for the work they provide around standards within the geospatial industry. In this episode we talk about Nadine's path from Lebanon to MIT, her experience working in aviation and finally we go over her current role as the CEO of the OGC...
Daniel O'Donohue is the host & producer of the Mapscaping podcast & website. We talk about Daniel's journey to creating and growing the Mapscaping podcast & brand, what creating content looks like, specifically for geospatial but also quite broadly. Towards the end of the episode we talk about different life paths, Daniel shares some of the challenges he's had and how he overcame some of them.
Aravind Ravichandran is an independent consultant helping multiple businesses work with Earth Observation data. We talk about how Aravind's background as a software engineer helps him in his consulting work and how he ended up in space sector in the first place, some of the current big picture aspects of the field and Aravind is kind enough to help me understand a bit more about the Indian EO market.
Denise McKenzie works as a consultant, these days mostly at the Benchmark Initiative, having developed the Locus Charter, an open set of guidelines promoting the ethical use of location data. We talk ethics, policy making and the role of education quite broadly.
Will Cadell is the CEO of Sparkgeo, a consulting company he built that takes geospatial to many different other industries. We talk about Will's journey to creating Sparkgeo, how the geospatial field is full of so many different problems yet makes it tricky to keep focus on a specific one, Will's thoughts how this field is expanding as well as open source.
Ian Schuler has been the CEO of Development Seed since 2013, a company oriented towards using geospatial tools to solve difficult problems with partners like the Washington Post, UNICEF and the American Red Cross. We talk open source, how to run a company focused on impact and the state of satellite imagery.