Speakers: Keith Masback

Principal Consultant at Plum Run LLC

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Keith J. Masback is Principal Consultant at Plum Run LLC, providing strategic advisory services to startups working in geospatial intelligence and related fields. He is also a prolific angel investor in early stage companies in the sector. Immediately prior, for over a decade, he served as CEO of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation. Before USGIF, he spent over 20 years as an officer in the U.S. Army and as a government civilian, culminating as a senior executive at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. He holds a BA in Political Science from Gettysburg College. He is the immediate past Chair of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee, a member of the Geographical and Geospatial Sciences Committee of the National Academies, a member of the Landsat Advisory Group, a former member of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing, a Counselor and Fellow of the American Geographical Society, and a member of the Advisory Board of the International Spy Museum.

On the agenda

  1. Characterized by Conflict

    Sep. 28, 01:45pm Panel The Forum

    We are entering an era characterized by great power conflict. Satellite imagery is shaping the face of this conflict. It is shaping the way that we monitor and deter conflict, protect civilians, prevent atrocity, support refugees and IDPs and manage supply chain disruptions. At the same time, global conflict promises to change the Space Industry which has recently enjoyed a high degree of international cooperation around our common climate threat. What do shifting patterns of international cooperation and wavering commitment to peace in space mean for our work?



  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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