Next Boston QWAFAFEW Meeting:
Tuesday, 21 Mar 2017
Time: 6:15 PM sharpe
3rd Floor of the Tennis & Racquet Club, 939 Boylston Street
RSVP to hugh@QWAFAFEW.org
Alpha from Overhead: Spaceborne Insights Come of Age
QWAFAFEW discussions led by:
David Potere, PhD
Over the past two years, a new wave of spaceborne intelligence has begun to make its way into the hands of leading investors. We’re not talking about counting cars in Walmart parking lots to get ahead of 10-K filings – today, thanks to smartphones, there are perhaps better ways to do that from right here on Earth. Today’s new space insights are different in kind. Armed with modern distributed compute and machine learning platforms, teams are using decades of open, science-grade satellite data to tackle continental-scale questions in agriculture, forestry, water resources, and energy and urban-industrial systems. In this session, we’ll unpack some of the forces that are making these new insights possible, probe the strengths and limitations of the new models, and discuss what this means for global commodities markets. Along the way, we’ll explore some of the beautiful imagery of our home planet that fuels this new class of insights.
David is the co-founder and CEO of TellusLabs, a Boston-based startup that combines decades of satellite imagery with a machine learning platform to answer critical, time-sensitive economic and environmental questions. David co-founded Boston Consulting Group’s global data science practice. At TellusLabs, David is combining his love of satellite remote sensing with nearly a decade of practical experience addressing the geospatial and data-driven questions of the Fortune 500. Prior to BCG, David served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy. He received an AB from Harvard College, an MA in satellite remote sensing from Boston University, and a PhD in geo-demography from Princeton.
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Donna Cool Murphy (Dinners)
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Program suggestions from members are always welcome.
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