DigitalGlobe Bolsters Defense Team with Karen Diener and John Allan

LONGMONT, Colo., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- DigitalGlobe, a leading provider of high resolution satellite world imagery products and services, today announced the addition of Karen Diener and John Allan to the DigitalGlobe defense team, effective immediately.

Karen Diener joins DigitalGlobe as the vice president of business development for the Defense and Intelligence Business Unit. Karen has over 21 years intelligence, defense and commercial industry experience focused on imagery and geospatial intelligence, ground stations, and commercial product integration.

Prior to joining the company, Ms. Diener spent the last 12 years working for BAE Systems in various strategic, business development and program management positions, working specifically with geospatial mapping and imagery exploitation solutions. Her most recent focus was on transforming the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) business operations and production to services architectures to meet the war fighter mission.

John Allan joins the DigitalGlobe London office as the new director of European sales for the Defense and Intelligence Business Unit. John will be leading the defense business unit's European sales and marketing efforts by supporting the DigitalGlobe defense channel and working directly with end customers. John brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the geospatial area to the company. Prior to joining DigitalGlobe, John spent five years working for BAE Systems selling Socet Set and other software solutions to customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Before BAE, John worked for ERDAS as a regional sales director.

"Adding these two exceedingly talented and valued professionals will provide support and enhancement to our defense team," said Jeff Kerridge, general manager, defense and intelligence business unit. "Karen and John will both be an asset to DigitalGlobe, bringing valued insight and expertise to the team."

About DigitalGlobe

Longmont, Colo.,-based DigitalGlobe ( http://www.digitalglobe.com) is a leading global content provider of high-resolution world imagery solutions. Sourced from our own advanced satellite constellation and aerial network, our imagery solutions deliver real world perspective to governments, businesses, technology developers and humanitarian associations worldwide. The company's imagery solutions consist of one of the world's largest image libraries, growing at a rate of up to 1 million square kilometers per day and distributed and accessed through online search and retrieval, production ready image layers, development tool-kits for internet enabled applications and devices, and software solutions for integration with GIS products and services. DigitalGlobe currently operates the highest-resolution commercial satellite constellation with QuickBird and the first of two next-generation satellites, WorldView-1. The company plans to launch its second next-generation satellite, WorldView-2, in the third quarter of 2009.

DigitalGlobe is a registered trademark of DigitalGlobe.

Web site: http://www.digitalglobe.com/




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