Gerald Yegon’s focus at Planet is in Civil Government in Africa. As the regional sales lead, he spends his time advising governments on use cases, scoping potential solutions, and driving Earth Observation utilization agenda in government decision making processes. With nearly a decade in the geospatial industry in the region, Gerald’s interest is in championing data driven decision making to inform good governance and sustainable resource exploitation throughout Africa. An environmentalist by training, he is keen on the nexus between artificial intelligence and digital transformation of governments, and how Earth Observation comes into play in scenario building and policy development to build smart and resilient communities