Mr. Peter Platzer

Spire Corp.

Speaker: Sea Traffic Control: Managing the Digitalization of the High Seas

Speaker: Imagery and Sensing for Industry: The Incredible, Insatiable Demand for Environmental Data

Speaker: Commercial Earth Observation Data for Government: Use Cases and Regulatory Pathways

Peter Platzer co-founded Spire in 2012 with a vision to provide high frequency/high accuracy satellite-powered data from anywhere on earth. While Platzer is regarded as a pioneer in launching small form factor satellites into space, he is also known for his visionary leadership and was named a White House Champion of Change in 2013. Prior to launching Spire, Platzer trained at CERN, Max Planck Institute, interned at NASA Ames’ Space Portal, and was awarded an MSS from the International Space University, an MS in Physics from the Technical University of Vienna and an MBA from Harvard with highest distinction.