Speakers: Nicki McGoh

Senior Director at Caribou Space

Picture of Nicki McGoh


Nicki is a Senior Director at Caribou Space where she co-leads a team working at the intersection of the satellite industry and the sustainable development/ humanitarian sectors. Nicki has spent over 15 years exploring how the global development community, impact investors and industry can best leverage mobile and satellite technologies for positive social, economic and environmental impact. Her work includes promoting better monitoring and evaluation of technology projects and offering strategic advice for development funders and businesses that are deploying satellite applications in low- and middle-income countries. Prior to joining Caribou Space, Nicki had a background in strategy consulting and also worked for DFID and the Global Innovation Fund. She holds an MA from Cambridge University and from the University of Sussex.

On the agenda

  1. The Implementers

    Sep. 28, 10:50am Panel The Forum

    Perspectives on the application of satellite data to advancing sustainable development. The panel will discuss how Covid and resulting economic effects have altered development priorities and practices; adapting their work to the climate crisis; and where earth insights are providing the most value.

  2. Practical Ethics

    Sep. 29, 11:30am Panel The South Hub

    In a world where data is increasingly becoming a form of currency and power, how do we ensure our profession is one that everyone can trust? This panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities we have to be more transparent, ethical and responsible in how we use location data.



  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

Become a sponsor

We're excited to partner with thought and industry leaders in the satellite and development communities, and through their sponsorship and support of SatSummit, we are solving real-world and global development challenges.