Euroconsult, a global research and analyst firm, announced the recipients of the firm's Annual Awards for Excellence in Earth Observation Business during the Symposium on Earth Observation Business (Sept. 15, 16). The annual international event features leading executives of satellite operators, data distributors, manufacturers, and government and private users.
The awards are given to leaders and their companies for outstanding accomplishment in the Earth Observation (EO) sector. Euroconsult pays tribute to the winners each September in Paris during the World Satellite Business Week, the industry’s annual senior executive event, now in its 15th year.
“The Euroconsult awards recognize companies and their leaders who, through their vision, innovation and performance, have significantly impacted the industry in the past year,” said Pacôme Revillon, CEO of Euroconsult.
Euroconsult's industry experts use rigorous quantitative and qualitative standards to select the winners. This year, winners from the EO community were celebrated from three categories during the Symposium:
Earth Observation Operator of the Year: DigitalGlobe
“From all of us at DigitalGlobe, I’d like to extend our thanks to the committee and to Euroconsult for this honor. Receiving this award sends a clear message that we are succeeding where it matters most—using our leading-edge satellite imaging and analysis capabilities to help our customers save time, save resources and save lives.”
—Jeffrey R. Tarr, president and CEO, DigitalGlobe
Strategic Transaction of the Year: GeoEye
“I would like to thank Euroconsult for this award recognizing GeoEye’s acquisition of Spadac—a brilliant team of predictive analytics experts. It’s exciting to offer our customers a full range of cost-effective geospatial solutions. Our ability to collect, process and analyze massive amounts of geospatial data allows our customers to quickly see precise changes on the ground and anticipate where events may occur.”
—Matthew O’Connell, president and CEO, GeoEye
Strategic Partnership of the Year: Astrium Services and ScanEx
“I am honored to receive this prestigious award alongside our partners ScanEx, whom I thank for their confidence in our EO capabilities. It recognizes our long-term commitment to partnership with the geo-information services marketplace and delivering it unrivalled levels of service. By partnering with a leading player like ScanEx, we will achieve one of our key objectives of developing the footprint of our ever-improving geo-information services and products offering across the whole Russian federation in a strong mutually beneficial relationship.”
—Eric Béranger, CEO, Astrium Services
“It is a great honor for us to receive this strategic partnership award. We thank Euroconsult and other industry experts for this recognition of our recent efforts and achievements. For us, as data and end-solutions provider, partnerships are all that our business is about. And this particular deal with Astrium is true progress in our mutual relations and is generating very important opportunities for both companies on the regional market.”
—Olga Gershenzon, vice president and co-owner, ScanEx