Descartes Labs to welcome new head of government Janie Robinson to AWS summit in Washington DC
SANTA FE, New Mexico, September 22, 2021 – Descartes Labs, a leading geospatial intelligence company from Los Alamos National Laboratory, is pleased to announce the hiring of Janie Robinson as the new head of government. Robinson brings over 20 years of national security experience in both government and business functions.
Robinson will be available to meet with attendees at the upcoming AWS Summit in Washington DC, where Descartes Labs will present a vision for global geospatial analysis and the detection of global change. Descartes Labs recently built one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world using Amazon Web Services (AWS), ranking 40th on the annual TOP500 list.
âNo one is better positioned than Janie Robinson to lead our government activities as Descartes Labs expands into new roles serving DoD and the intelligence community (IC),â said Terry Cunningham, CEO of Descartes Labs. “We have the technology to deliver actionable information derived from any geospatial dataset for US commanders and fighters around the world.”
As head of government, Robinson is responsible for continuing to develop the Descartes Labs business in the service of the US government. Special emphasis will be placed on creating the right products and solutions to meet the unique needs of government organizations in each phase of their respective missions.
âDescartes Labs is a force to be reckoned with, and I am delighted to be here,â said Robinson. âWith our petabyte scale, cloud-based digital Earth twin, we can find, monitor and make predictions about events, places, products or objects anywhere in the world. In addition, we can take this globally actionable information to the extreme – providing government clients with next-generation intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities, situational awareness for space. , alternate position, navigation and synchronization (APNT) and other analytical approaches. solutions. The art of the possible is limitless with Descartes Labs.
Robinson began his government career in a DoD cooperative education program while studying for his Bachelor of Science (BS) in Electrical Engineering (EE) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She went on to earn a Masters in EE at Johns Hopkins.
âThe events of September 11 helped me clarify my career path,â said Robinson. âFrom that moment on, I wanted to support my country in all areas where I could add value. “
Robinson added value wherever she worked, including seven years at DoD before turning to the private sector to help commercial companies get cutting-edge technology into the hands of the people who needed it. His defense-related work has included positions at Booz Allen, AWS, Oracle, and Hughes Defense.
In 2016, Robinson received the Culper Ring Award from General James Clapper, then Director of National Intelligence (DNI), for his significant contributions to the US government’s national security mission.
Outside of the office, Robinson has led activities related to supporting women in leadership roles as a founding member of Chief DC and encouraging young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM ) within the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). She also volunteers with the United States Service Organization (USO) to support active-duty and retired military communities.
Janie Robinson looks forward to seeing her colleagues and meeting Descartes Labs clients at the AWS Summit in Washington, DC, where Descartes Labs will participate in presentations and other activities. The summit will be held September 27-29, 2021 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
GEOINT 2021 attendees are invited to meet Janie Robinson at Descartes Labs booth # 2415, where she will present the latest advances in multimodal sensor data fusion and advanced Big Data analysis and virtualization. GEOINT 2021 will be held October 5-8 in St. Louis.
About Descartes Labs
Descartes Labs is a geospatial intelligence company that performs scientific analyzes of geospatial datasets, remote sensing, and various complementary datasets to enable sustainable sourcing best practices, commodity price prediction and l efficient mineral exploration for leading CPG, agriculture and mining companies. Our SaaS platform automates geospatial image analysis for our users, enabling planetary-scale analysis through artificial intelligence and machine learning. The company also supports a diverse set of federal government efforts to organize, analyze, and deliver unique actionable information from geospatial data. For more information, visit www.descarteslabs.com.
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