How long have you been at EarthDaily Agro?
Eighteen years. I joined EarthDaily Agro two times – first in 2003 as an intern, and the second time in 2005 as a full-time employee and never looked back.
Could you speak about your background?
With a mathematics and modeling background, I started as a data scientist. I was fascinated by satellite images and their processing. I started to work on many topics that are still a focus for the company: precision farming with LAI (Leaf Area Index) and biomass modeling, field zoning, cloud detection, and creation of agricultural oriented segmentation of countries.
The second part of my career at EarthDaily Agro was focused on management of agronomic projects in collaboration with external partners based on public funds. Then I came back to satellite image processing, managing projects and teams delivering the operational processing chains for the company on both low- and medium-resolution imagery.
What’s your current position?
Currently, my position is Data Science Team Manager.
Have you grown professionally while on our team?
I highly appreciated how the company helped me grow and feed my hunger for learning: remote sensing, agriculture, agronomy, project and team management. All those experiences made me more conscientious about the challenge it represents to feed the world.
Why EarthDaily Agro? Or what sets EarthDaily Agro apart?
EarthDaily Agro is the perfect combination of agronomy, IT and data science (among other disciplines) to address today’s challenges in agriculture. We rely on 30 years of experience and are still questioning and innovating. Having the EarthDaily Constellation to work with will add a unique momentum.
What accomplishment during your time at EarthDaily Agro are you most proud of?
Everything I’ve done! I’m really proud when we raise a new customer or market question that can leverage something done five, ten or more years ago. In that, I can see the value of the work done.
Describe your values and how they inform your career.
I would refer to two books that have been key in my recent career: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People from Steven Covey and Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life from Marshall B. Rosenberg. I still have a lot to learn from them. A lot of thanks to the coach who recommended those readings!
Why do you like your job? What do you find most interesting?
The vision of the company makes a lot of sense to me. I like to be a small piece of this machinery. Today I work with a wonderful team of data scientists; they are full of ideas and goodwill. I love my position for its diversity and for the transversal view of the company’s activities. Lastly, I’m still learning new things on a technical, scientific and human level, and new things about myself.
What do you think of the EarthDaily Constellation arrival?
In 2005, it was the beginning of tools such as Google Earth and the early stage of making remote sensing accessible to everyone. At that time, we were both dreaming and joking about having daily high-resolution images of the whole world. Tomorrow it will become a reality with the EarthDaily Constellation and the computing capabilities of the cloud.
Today as a team manager of Data Science at EarthDaily Agro, I’m excited to get the first EarthDaily images and, with my wonderful team, extract all the potential of this data to bring new tools to feed the world.
What perspectives are opening up for you within the framework of your work?
More and more projects we are addressing are taking care of sustainable development. This matches the evolution of my perspective and the way I want technology to evolve, taking care of the future.
What are you passionate about outside of work?
I practice the circus arts as an amateur, I love the creativity, playful and sporting spirit. It involves knowing yourself better-your limits and the risks you can take. Falling from two meters high and knowing there will be people to catch you!
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