Daniel Baker


Speaker: Responding to Aeronautical Emergencies: Lessons Learned from Flights MH370 and AF447

Baker is the founder of FlightAware and has served as Chief Executive Officer since 2005. In this role, he directs all of the business units, leads worldwide business development, and drives corporate growth. Originally one of the principal developers of FlightAware technology, he now enjoys working directly with partners and customers in both industry (e.g., airline, cargo, business aviation) and government (e.g., air traffic management) to create mutually beneficial relationships that leverage FlightAware's technology and data to provide innovative and efficient solutions in aviation and travel.

Baker brings years of experience as a driving architect of rapid growth businesses from both the technology and business sides as well as enterprise sales and partnerships with Fortune 500 companies and governments. He has been in the Internet services business for over two decades and is a published author on the subject of Internet protocols. Baker is a regular speaker at aviation and technology conferences and serves as a member of the the Board of Directors at the Smithsonian Institute's National Air and Space Museum.

Baker is a passionate photographer, pilot, and cyclist. He lives with his wife and daughter in Houston.

Baker holds an FAA Commercial Pilot certificate.