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Brian’s New Job: Space, The Final Frontier

Back in April, a recruiter reached out to me about a potential job at a company doing something really innovative to help life here on Earth. I did some digging and the company, Planet Labs (planet.com), piqued my interest. I now have another week to wrap up things at Xactly, which has been a great company to work at with great co-workers that I hope to stay in touch with for years to come, but soon I’m off to Planet Labs…

Planet-Labs-LogoWhat does Planet Labs do? Planet Labs believes in using space to help life on Earth by imaging the entire planet every day to make global change visible, accessible and actionable. In addition to providing daily images of the entire planet from their own constellation of nanosatellites (built in San Francisco), Planet offers real-time, fact-based data so you can understand the changes in this daily imagery for the geography that’s important to your organization. The problem is that most organizations aren’t even leveraging satellite imagery yet, and those that do are trying to make decisions based on images that only cover parts of the planet that are only occasionally updated. Because Planet provides a definitive, factual, and unbiased account of any area of the planet that’s important to you, their imagery and data can help you harness this information to make quicker and better informed decisions.

52fbda9108980.pngWhat will I do? As of June 20, 2016 I will be Planet Lab’s new Global Channel and Sales Enablement Manager, which means that I’ll get to help figure out how to sell (and train others to sell) satellite images, data and services directly to organizations and through partners.

Want to know even more? A great video that explains it all is Planet’s CEO, Will Marshall, at the Salesforce 2015 Dreamforce event. It’s 30 minutes long, but really interesting. It starts with the launch of a rocket that exploded, resulting in a loss of a bunch of their small satellites:

 

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  1. lia korn
    June 13, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Congrats Brian! Looks like an exciting new adventure!
    -Lia Korn

  2. Will Berger
    June 13, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Brian, Sorry to see you go, but looks like a real big opportunity for you and an exciting space to be in.. Best of luck!!
    Will

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