Paul Kennedy - VP of MDA - Keynote: Growing Canada’s Next Earth Observation (EO) Generation

10:00 AM, Thursday 23 Jul 2020 (45 minutes)
Break   10:45 AM to 11:00 AM (15 minutes)

Title: Growing Canada’s Next Earth Observation (EO) Generation

Canada has a proud history in Earth Observation, supporting a strong export industry driven on EO imagery and geospatial analytics. It is incumbent on all of us to continue Canada’s strong presence in the global EO community and we can only do that with a concerted effort and plan to grow the next generation of leaders. After 51 years of leadership in space and spatial information technology MDA was recently sold to a consortium led by Toronto-based investment firm Northern Private Capital. This event marks the return of MDA to Canadian control as a private, independent company with a diverse and skilled team across the country. This move also reinvigorates our plans to continue to grow as part of Canada’s geospatial ecosystem taking world-leading solutions to the global market.

Geospatial Information has always been at the core of MDA. Our Geointelligence division builds solutions across defence, civil, and commercial markets in maritime domain awareness, operational asset monitoring, geospatial data management, aeronautical information systems, and advanced signal processing. Our LaunchPad initiative is rapidly adding small and medium enterprise companies into our partner community and we see our partnerships as key to the success of MDA and of the broader industry in Canada.

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