Speaker Bio & Abstract

Taner Kodanaz Director, Industry Leadership Champion

BiographyTaner Kodanaz is currently Director – Industry Leadership Champion at DigitalGlobe. In this role he is responsible for driving awareness and advocacy for DigitalGlobe’s industry leading technology which supports a wide variety of uses within defense and intelligence, civil agencies, mapping and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, Internet portals, and navigation technology. Since joining DigitalGlobe in 2013, Taner has also worked with global development organizations, including United Nations, World Bank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and The Nature Conservancy, to catalyze and implement strategies for humanitarian and environmental initiatives. Learn more at www.digitalglobe.com and follow @tkodanaz and @digitalglobe on Twitter.AbstractSpace 2.0 – Enabling Geospatial PlatformsToday, fresh thinking around service platforms and partner ecosystems is unlocking the potential of geospatial content. Firms with innovation and imagination are moving the ever increasing flood of geospatial data, cloud computing, machine learning algorithms and crowdsourcing from the fringe to the center stage, creating bold new visions. This presentation will provide insight into how DigitalGlobe is leveraging its rich legacy to catalyze these trends by providing a framework to bring producers and consumers of geospatial information together.