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Speaker Series – Satellite Imagery & Big Data – Driving Energy Industry Insights

Speaker Series – Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) London Chapter

The London YPE Chapter is delighted to invite you to its next Speaker Series event:

Satellite Imagery & Big Data – Driving Energy Industry Insights

Hosted by OpenLink & YPE London

Big Data, M2M and new generation Satellite Imagery are rapidly changing the dynamics of understanding the Upstream landscape. Will these technologies be disruptors to the upstream segments? How developed are they and how quickly are they being adopted? Where are the opportunities and what are the challenges?

Join us for a discussion on the above questions and many more with two experts in the field who have extensive experience on deploying satellite imagery and geospatial big data for driving industry insights.

The event is kindly hosted by OpenLink

When: Tuesday, November 22nd from 6:15pm to 8:30pm
Where: OpenLink, 5 Aldermanbury Square, 14th Floor, EC2V 7HR

*Please register here for this event*


18:15 – 18:30: Registration
18:30 - 18:35 - Opening remarks - YPE London

18:35 – 18:45: Introductory remarks by OpenLink
18:45 – 19:10: Dan Plant and Gareth Crisford - Presentation of their insights on the topic

19:10 - 19:40: Moderated discussion with Dan and Gareth and Q&A with the audience
19:40 – 20:30: Networking reception

Speaker Bios:

G_CrisfordGareth Crisford is a commercially minded technology advocate who enjoys finding the meeting point between cutting edge science and business application. Of particular fascination for the last decade has been the evolution of Earth Observation satellite imaging, where the potential for both technology adoption and information extraction is reaching a crucial tipping point.

Gareth recently joined Earth-i, a satellite imaging start-up based in the Guildford space cluster, to develop customer engagement and become one of the global leaders in the evolution of Geospatial Big Data. Earth-i delivers 2D, 3D and multi-temporal imagery products for a wide variety of verticals, with an emphasis on energy and financial services.


Daniel PlantDan Plant started his career as an energy economist with Brookfield Asset Management, supporting global M&A activity. Now, he is commercialising new technologies in the energy industry--focusing on driving operational and market insights with industrial IoT and alternative data sources. Within these circles, he has led growth at energy tech start-ups in Houston, Calgary and London.

With the advent of the recent explosion of the commercial space sector, Dan is developing intelligence solutions for decision-makers, investors and research analysts through the automated analysis of satellite images to characterise both operational and market trends at scale.

About the host
Founded in 1992, OpenLink ( is the global leader in Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM) software for the commodity, energy and financial services industries. OpenLink's products address portfolio management, trading, risk management, and operations processing for both financial and physical assets.
OpenLink is a global software and services business that has grown both organically and through strategic acquisitions, to achieve revenues in excess of $300 million. The company serves over 500 clients, including 12 of the world's largest commodity and energy companies. OpenLink has 1,200 employees in 12 global offices on five continents, with headquarters outside New York City and field offices in Houston, Manhattan, London, Berlin, Vienna, Toronto, São Paulo, Mexico City, Singapore, Dubai and Sydney


This will be an opportunity to meet and mingle with other members of the YPE London chapter, discuss current events in energy and expand your network of young professionals in the energy sector in London.

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Looking forward to seeing you!
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