Richard Cooke joined Esri in September 2018 as the global director of remote sensing and imagery, focused on helping organizations apply the ArcGIS system to manage, analyze, and share advanced analytic insights from remote sensing and imagery data collected from satellites, aircraft, drones, IoT networks, and terrestrial sensors. He is currently serving as Esri’s acting co-director of global business development. 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, 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.