SatSummit 2024
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Nicki McGoh

Senior Director and co-lead at Caribou Space. She/Her.


Nicki is a Senior Director within Caribou Digital's space and development unit, Caribou Space. Nicki has spent over fifteen years advising on issues related to digital technology and innovation in emerging markets, focusing most recently on the application of satellite data to big global issues such as disaster resilience and climate adaptation. Having worked for a number of clients including the UK Space Agency, European Space Agency, the UK Humanitarian Innovation Hub and the Government of Oman, Nicki is particularly interested to promote greater uptake of satellite technologies in development and humanitarian decision making. Nicki co-leads the Caribou Space team focusing particularly on strategy advisory, user centric solution development and monitoring and evaluation assignments.

Prior to joining Caribou Digital, Nicki was part of a small team that founded the Global Innovation Fund, a $200m impact-first investment fund focused on supporting scalable innovations that can generate widespread social impact. Prior to GIF, Nicki was an Adviser on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the UK's Department for International Development (DFID). Nicki started her career as a strategy consultant, working on projects across the UK, France, Spain, Ghana and Senegal in the public, private and non-profit sectors. She holds a BA in Modern Languages from the University of Cambridge and an MA from the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex in Brighton, UK.

On the agenda

  1. Satellite State of Play

    May. 16, 09:00am
    The Forum

    State of the Space Sector

    State of the Data

    State of Earth AI

    State of Application

    Since SatSummit last convened in 2022, we’ve seen large shifts and exciting new capabilities emerge. Constellations have emerged, and others have matured, notably in weather, SAR, hyperspectral, and GHG monitoring. Numerous Large Earth Models have been deployed, drawing on advances in Generative AI. The commercial space industry continues to work through its post-ZIRP (Zero interest-rate policy) hangover. As we witness an acceleration in climate change, our community is responding by setting new benchmarks in extreme weather monitoring and response capabilities. We are still determining how to gather the data to support new enforcement regimes designed to combat climate change.

    We will hear from individuals at the center of these movements. They will brief us on the current state of play and prospects for the future across the satellite sector, data, AI, and the application of EO data to social and climate issues.


    1. Ian Schuler


    1. Aravind Ravichandran
    2. Jed Sundwall
    3. Amy Larson, PhD
    4. Nicki McGoh

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  1. NASA Lifelines


  1. Element84

  2. Esri

  3. Impact Observatory

  4. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)