Speakers: Benjamin P. Stewart

Global Operations Support Team Lead at World Bank

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Benjamin P. Stewart leads the Global Operations Support Team (GOST) in the World Bank’s Data Group. His work has focused on introducing novel geospatial analytics to World Bank operations, with special focus on energy planning, satellite remote sensing, and open data and tool development. He has led the development of the Global Electrification Platform, providing open, standard, least-cost electrification solutions for 58 countries, and manages the World Bank’s github project, encouraging and supporting teams in their pursuit of Open Innovation. Benjamin holds a BSc in Biology and the History of Science from the University of King’s College in Halifax, NS, Canada; an advanced diploma in GIS from the Centre of Geographic Sciences in Lawrencetown, NS; and a Masters in Geography from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

On the agenda



  1. Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  2. Caribou Space

  3. Esri

  4. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

  5. Picterra

  6. Planet

  7. Replicable AI for Microplanning (RAMP)

  8. SparkGeo

  9. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)


  1. Azavea

  2. Capella Space

  3. D4DInsights

  4. Element84

  5. European Space Agency (ESA)

  6. Locana

  7. PLACE

  8. Radiant Earth Foundation

  9. TileDB

  10. Umbra


  1. Cyient

  2. Development Seed

  3. DevGlobal

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