Orbital Insight, the leader in geospatial analytics, today announced the addition of Jens Tellefsen to its leadership team, serving as Head of Product. Tellefsen will lead Orbital Insight’s global product vision for its recently-launched GO platform, which enables the world’s leading investors, corporates, and governments alike to make informed policy and business decisions supported by trusted geospatial analytics.
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Orbital Insight Head of Product Jens Tellefsen (Photo: Business Wire)
Since Orbital Insight officially launched GO in May 2019, the company has experienced a surge of interest from clients seeking trusted geospatial data to analyze infrastructure, supply chains, commodities, and areas of interest pertaining to national security. Tellefsen brings over 20 years of developing world-class enterprise software products to help build out GO’s capabilities to meet the unique needs of Orbital’s diverse client base.
“Our clients have already illuminated supply chains, prevented deforestation, and have aided national security using Orbital Insight’s geospatial analytics platform,” said Orbital Insight CEO Jimi Crawford. “We’re excited to have Jens in a leadership role that accelerates the development of new innovative use cases that will bring Orbital Insight closer in its mission to help clients understand what is happening on and to the Earth.”
“I was attracted to this opportunity to work with Orbital Insight because its technology has the potential to open our eyes by tapping into the enormous flow of data from micro-satellites, high resolution satellites, radar satellites, aerial drones and connected devices to understanding what is happening on and to the Earth at an unprecedented scale and level of detail and in real-time,” said Tellefsen. “I’m looking forward to helping the team scale its ability to measure economic and environmental activities around the world to help organizations across the public and private sectors make better decisions.”
Tellefsen has experience in enterprise software, leading companies in product strategy and management. He has led the development of scalable software solutions covering business intelligence, artificial intelligence, sales credit, and commissions management, B2B price optimization and analytics and social analytics leveraging natural language processing. Tellefsen previously served as VP of Products at Quantifind, where he led the development of the company’s predictive analytics platform. Before joining Quantifind, he served as a product executive at NetBase Solutions, Vendavo, Callidus Software, and Trilogy. He also spent two years at McKinsey & Company advising Fortune 500 companies on corporate strategy.
About Orbital Insight
Orbital Insight leverages machine learning and computer vision to analyze petabytes of multi-source data, including satellite and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery, geolocation intelligence, and vessel traffic (AIS) data, to understand what is happening on and to the Earth. By monitoring the world’s geopolitical and economic activities with unprecedented timeliness, Orbital Insight provides its customers—securities analysts, energy traders, NGO analysts and analysts in federal defense, intelligence, and law enforcement agencies—with unbiased and normalized datasets, empowering them to make better business and policy decisions. For more information, please visit orbitalinsight.com.