Speakers: Io Blair-Freese

Advisor on Global Investments and Partnerships at DevGlobal

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Io Blair-Freese works as an advisor to DevGlobal on Global Investments and Partnerships. She leads efforts to maximize the network across the DevGlobal, DevAfrique, and DevIndia teams. Io brings experience from 8 years at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funding global goods at the intersection of geospatial technology and sustainable development, with a particular focus on improving national health programs.

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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