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Looking for Earth Observation expertise? Meet Alex Bird

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At the South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications we can introduce you to many experts in the business, academic and consultancy world. People with experience and knowledge that can propel your ideas and develop your business propositions. We have five different technical experts available until the end of March 2022 – so get in touch with us to start a conversation.

Earth Observation / Geospatial – Alex Bird

Alex is Deloitte’s UK Space sector lead. As part of the Deloitte Space sector response leadership team he is working to bring together public, private, international and start-up space experience to deliver growth in the UK Space sector and economy. Alex is delivery lead for Gravity Challenge, the Deloitte space technology innovation programme, and has supported successful delivery of space sector projects in areas such as launch and space-enabled drone deliveries.

Alex himself specialises in delivery of high-profile strategy and transformation projects, with a particular focus on implementation of geospatial technologies. He has a background in market activation of disruptive tech and innovation, and has an MSc in Manufacturing and Information Systems where he completed his thesis project with Airbus. Alex is the main interface with Deloitte Ventures, which provides a specialist environment for developing geospatial applications.

Alex is experienced providing business support to SMEs through a variety of vehicles which he has been responsible for establishing within Deloitte. This includes Deloitte’s specialist Tech Hub which Alex founded in Bristol in 2019. Alex also established the Gravity Challenge in collaboration with Australia, which provides business support to space sector SMEs, particular in Earth Observation and geospatial.


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