SatSummit 2024
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Kate Chapman

CTO at Open Supply Hub. She/Her They/Them.


Kate Chapman is a technologist, geographer and farmer who believes in the power of digital commons to change the world. She serves as the Chief Technology Officer at Open Supply Hub leading technical strategy to bring transparency to supply chains. Additionally Kate is the President of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) where she is a passionate supporter of open mapping for more resilient communities. Kate focuses on socio-technical systems linking humans and computers together to create better information for decision making. Previously Kate served as the Director of Engineering Enablement at the Wikimedia Foundation, Chief Technology Officer of the Cadasta Foundation and Executive Director of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. A long time advocate and participant in the free culture movement she believes it is important to put people first. When not thinking about virtual systems she is at home thinking about physical systems on her miniature dairy goat farm.

On the agenda

  1. Open Access Data for Impact

    May. 16, 01:15pm
    The South Hub

    As the world grapples with the escalating climate crisis, the imperative for open, accessible, and accurate geospatial data for nature and climate has never been more urgent. This panel will unpack open access data's critical role in democratizing data, enhancing transparency, fostering global collaboration, and accelerating innovation. The discussion will center on the significance of satellite data in enhancing public services, fostering sustainable practices, and ensuring equitable access to critical information for decision-making across various sectors. Key themes will include data accuracy, privacy considerations, and collaborative frameworks to advance the development of comprehensive digital infrastructure for public benefit. We aim to discuss the practical downstream data products that can be created with satellite data and how we can accelerate their development.


    1. Emily Sylak-Glassman


    1. Lola Fatoyinbo, PhD
    2. Fred Stolle
    3. Kate Chapman
    4. Liz Chamberlain

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  1. NASA Lifelines


  1. Element84

  2. Esri

  3. Impact Observatory

  4. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)