Geography 2050

Mr. Eddie Pickle


Mr. Eddie Pickle is Senior Director, Insight Solutions & Geospatial Systems at Maxar Technologies, where he leads company efforts that combine automation, data science, AI/ML, and advanced open source software development to create cloud-based geospatial capabilities. Before coming to Maxar, Mr. Pickle was the founding CEO of Boundless (formerly OpenGeo), leading the company in its spinoff from its non-profit parent. A population geographer by training, Mr. Pickle has worked in the geospatial industry for more than 30 years, and has been a senior executive at both well-known software (Ionic Software, RadiantBlue Technologies) and data (Claritas/Nielsen, IXI) leaders. He has worked with commercial, government, and NGO organizations worldwide, is a Councilor of the American Geographical Society, and founded both the FedGeoDay and FOSS4G North America open geospatial tech/ecosystem conference series.

Previously, Eddie was one of the founders of OGC web services pioneer Ionic Software, and served as its Chief Operating Officer until its purchase by ERDAS in 2007. Prior to that, Eddie was a senior executive leading sales, data development and data solutions at Claritas and IXI Corporation (now part of Equifax). Mr. Pickle holds a Masters degree in Geography from UCLA with a specialization in demography, and a BA in Geography from the University of Tennessee.