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.
Speakers: Nicki McGoh
Senior Director at Caribou Space
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
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.