Business Development Director, Spatial Apps (UK) Ltd

John Allan has nearly 40 years’ experience in the Geospatial and Earth Observation Industries. He has worked in senior sales and marketing management positions for companies such as Maxar, BAE Systems, Leica Geosystems, ERDAS and exactEarth. Since 2015, he has been providing Business Development Consultancy Services to companies around the world, focusing on the application of space-based data to solve real world problems in a range of industries.

In 2021, in conjunction with Australian company, Geospatial Intelligence Pty Ltd, he established Spatial Apps (UK) Ltd as a provider of advanced AI/ML driven geospatial solutions for the Defence and Health industries. Its Pandemic Early Warning System (PEWS) won the UK and Australian Governments’ Gravity Challenge 2.0 and is now being evaluated by organisations in the UK and Overseas. It’s Open Source Intelligence capability, linked with a patented Risk Thresholding platform enables organisations to surveil, identify and monitor disease outbreaks weeks and months ahead of clinical investigations.

John was awarded his Physics degree by Warwick University and is currently a Mentor at the Cambridge University Judge Business School. He has received the Founder’s Award from the UK Remote Sensing and Photogrammetric Society and the BAE Systems Chairman’s Award for Innovation.