Richard Cooke is the director of global business development at Esri. He joined the company in 2018 as global director of remote sensing and imagery, and now oversees Esri’s sales teams globally. Richard has over 30 years of experience in the fields of computer vision, remote sensing, geospatial, and location analytics. Prior to joining Esri he served as president and chairman of Visual Information Solutions, developers of the ENVI remote sensing software product and an Esri Platinum Business Partner, from 2002 to 2017. After Visual Information Solutions was acquired by Harris in 2015, Richard also took on the role of vice president and general manager of the Harris Geospatial Division.