I work at the intersection of global innovation, foresight, social change and resilience.
A central thrust of my work has been how to harness the power of emerging tools, technologies, and new approaches for lasting beneficial change.
I oversee Global Impact initiatives at Planet, a breakthrough space and AI organization which has deployed the largest constellation of Earth-observing satellites in history. These satellites image our whole planet every day in high resolution, and my team makes sure this data is used to its highest and best purposes to monitor the world’s ecosystems, improve humanitarian action and disaster response, transform sustainable development, and advance scientific discovery and artistic expression.In parallel, from 2015-2017, I served as the Chair and Interim President of the Garrison Institute. Headquartered on the Banks of the Hudson river, in a former monastery, the Institute is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization committed to harnessing the power of contemplative wisdom and practices — from many traditions, and in many contemporary contexts — to build a more compassionate and resilient future for all.