Giovanni Marchisio leads the Analytics R&D team at Planet, contributing to its mission to image the entire Earth every day and make global change visible, accessible, and actionable. He has over 25 years of experience in artificial intelligence, computer vision and data science. Previously he was Director of Product Development at Maxar/DigitalGlobe, another leading aerospace company, and CTO and VP of Engineering at Insightful Corporation, a leader in data mining and predictive analytics. He has been a Principal Investigator on 14 R&D contracts with NASA, DARPA, the USAF, the US Army and the NIH, and led a 7 year Artificial Intelligence project with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. He has articulated novel ideas and architectures in the areas of multimedia retrieval, multispectral satellite image mining, and search engines. He is the author of several papers, book chapters, the primary inventor on sixteen US patents, has been an invited speaker at the US House of Representatives, and a visiting professor with the Department of Geophysics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada. He holds a B.A.Sc. in Engineering from UBC and a Ph.D. in Geophysics and Planetary Physics from UCSD/Scripps.