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Earth-i welcomes Dr Syed Akhtar as Head of Technology

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08 March 2024 – Earth-i is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Head of Technology, Dr Syed Akhtar and it continues to strengthen its technology team. Syed will lead a highly motivated technical team working on Earth-i’s earth observation solutions such as our metals monitoring products, SAVANT and GAINS, as well as future innovations. With 10 years in the FinTech industry, Syed has developed highly-reliable, low-latency software and managed teams of experienced developers. His previous roles have included the National Space Agency in Pakistan for over six years, where he was responsible for designing and developing the on-board data handling system for an Earth observation satellite. Syed earned a fully-funded doctorate from the University of Surrey, focusing on developing predictive analytics to enhance learning and teaching. He also holds a master’s degree in Satellite Communications Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Systems Engineering. “I am excited to use my experience to explore new product possibilities at Earth-i,” said Syed. “I am passionate about the intersection of technology, education, and innovation, always seeking to push the boundaries of what is possible. I continue to explore the vast possibilities of technological advancements, particularly how artificial intelligence and computer vision can transform our world.” Welcome to the team Syed! About Earth-i Earth-i is a geospatial intelligence company using machine learning, artificial intelligence and Earth Observation data to provide unique and relevant insights, derived from diverse geospatial data, that deliver clear decision advantage for businesses, governments and other organisations. Earth-i provides advanced analytics using automated interpretation of a range of geospatial Earth Observation data sources including colour imagery, colour video, infra-red and radar from a range of sources including satellite, drone, aerial and ground-based sensors. This data is fused with additional data sources to extract factual understanding and generate predictive insights across a range of markets such as commodities, supply chain, agriculture, infrastructure and defence. For more information visit: Website: / LinkedIn: Earth-i For more information about this press release, please contact:

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