Space-to-cloud analytics company Spire Global has announced the formal launch of a new business unit, Spire Maritime, to be specifically dedicated to developing satellite data and analytics products for the maritime industry, with a particular focus on AIS data and analysis of sea traffic.
Spire Maritime says that it aims to also incorporate technologies like machine learning into its future offerings to the maritime sector, adding features like detection of vessel ownership and historical data on vessel usage or cargo patterns to the predictive data available today.
The new business will be overseen by John Lusk, who most recently served as an advisor to a variety of technology companies, including The Kauffman Foundation. Prior to that he served as Chief Revenue Officer of ChefSteps, an IoT device manufacturing company.
“Spire has an opportunity to create tools and solutions that will fundamentally transform the maritime industry. Our objective is to deliver measurable value never seen before by our customers” said John Lusk, General Manager at Spire Maritime.
“We are solely focused on creating actual value for the customer with digital transformation.”
Mr Lusk is joined by Simon van den Dries, who is serving as Chief Commercial Officer having previously led commercial departments at SES, General Electric and Honeywell.