Director Imagery, Remote Sensing and Cross-Sectors
Richard Cooke joined Esri in September 2018 as the Global Director of Remote Sensing and Imagery, the business team focused on helping customers apply the ArcGIS System to manage, analyze and share insights from their remote sensing and imagery data collected from satellites, aircraft, drones, IoT networks and terrestrial sensors. In 2020, he added responsibility for other Cross-Sector teams focused on developing markets for new technologies and products that cut across industries.
Cooke has over 30 years of experience in the Computer Vision, Remote Sensing, Geospatial, and Location Intelligence fields. Prior to joining Esri, he served as the President and Chairman of Visual Information Solutions, developers of the ENVI remote sensing software product, from 2002 to 2017. After Visual Information Solutions was acquired by Harris in 2015, Cooke also took on the role of Vice President and General Manager of the Harris Geospatial Division.