Kavitha will be drawing on her 10 years+ commercial and technical experience in the use, development and commercialisation of EO technologies in her quest to understand end user needs and challenges which could be addressed using innovative space-based solutions.
“I am delighted to join HR Wallingford and see this role as an excellent opportunity to develop a roadmap for delivering innovative EO services and applications to our existing and new clients worldwide,” she said. “Initially, I will be looking at the sustainability of DAMSAT and D-MOSS [systems for dam monitoring and dengue fever early-warning, funded by the UK Space Agency]. I will be considering how we could use them in different geographies and wider sectors.
“I can also see how EO technologies could be applied to other parts of HR Wallingford’s business, such as ports, coasts, water resource, and oil and gas, and in the medium-term I will work with other teams to explore those.”
She picked HR Wallingford as the next step in her career as she was impressed by the “enthusiasm, ideas and positive attitude” of the team, and felt it was a role where she could add value. She had come across HR Wallingford in previous roles.