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Orla Dermody is Director of Advanced Products at MAXAR. She works side by side with MAXAR scientists and engineers to design and deliver products that build upon the incredible value in the MAXAR image archive. Included in the Advanced Products portfolio are advanced image mosaics which provide a seamless, high resolution canvas on which to map and extract features at a global scale. She also leads efforts to create products which harness the power of machine learning for information extraction, examples of which include highly accurate clutter data and high precision building footprints.  She has over ten years of product leadership experience, including the crops product leadership team at DuPont Europe. She is passionate about exploring how emerging technologies may aid in accelerating social and environmental development.  This passion began with her PhD research on the effects of climate change on ecosystem health and grows every day at MAXAR where she is laser focused on enabling access to the information contained in high resolution satellite imagery.

 

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