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PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orbital Insight has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019.
The list honors the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today’s volatile world. Half of the companies on this year’s MIC 50 list are appearing for the first time.
“It’s always an honor to be recognized by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies, but for the third consecutive year feels special,” said Dr. James Crawford, CEO and founder of Orbital Insight. “Earning the second spot in the data science category is a validation of our long-term vision, which is to know what’s happening to and on the Earth. Needless to say, we’re elated and humbled to be honored in pursuit of that mission.”
In the past year, Orbital Insight has made significant strides in becoming a true multi-source geospatial analytics platform. In particular, the ingestion and productization of Synthetic Aperture Radar imagery and geolocation intelligence data have drastically improved the accuracy and timeliness of the company’s flagship Energy and Consumer products, respectively. The company also welcomed world-renowned oil trader, Andy Hall, to its advisory board and announced new or expanded partnerships with RBC, Meyers Research, Bloomberg, and Energy Aspects. Orbital Insight continues to work with NGOs and emergency response services to detect and monitor deforestation, flood extents after hurricanes and destroyed homes after wildfires.
This year, Fast Company’s editors and writers sought out groundbreaking businesses across 35 industries and every region. They also judged nominations received through their application process.
The World’s Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company’s signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. It provides both a snapshot and a road map for the future of innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy.
“Established players are showing the same kind of nimbleness that we’ve generally associated with startups,” said Fast Company deputy editor David Lidsky, who oversaw the issue with senior editor Amy Farley.
Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March-April 2019) is now available online at https://www.fastcompany.com/MIC, as well as in app form via iTunes and on newsstands beginning February 27th. The hashtag is #fcmostinnovative.
About Orbital Insight
Orbital Insight develops geospatial analytics to help its clients unlock societal and economic trends at a global scale. The company works with petabytes of geospatial data, including imagery from satellites, drones and other sources. Using computer vision and machine learning technologies, it processes and transforms this data to enable businesses, governments, and NGOs to make better decisions.
About Fast Company
Fast Company is the only media brand fully dedicated to the vital intersection of business, innovation, and design, engaging the most influential leaders, companies and thinkers on the future of business. Since 2011, Fast Company has received some of the most prestigious editorial and design accolades, including the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) National Magazine Award for “Magazine Of The Year,” Adweek’s Hot List for “Hottest Business Publication,” and six gold medals and 10 silver medals from the Society of Publication Designers. The editor-in-chief is Stephanie Mehta and the publisher is Amanda Smith. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, along with our sister publication Inc., and can be found online at www.fastcompany.com.