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13Sep
Happy Hour + Fireside Chat with Dr Chris Boshuizen
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM Perkins Coie
Date: September 13, 2018 to September 13, 2018
Where: Perkins Coie, 505 Howard Street, San Francisco, California, United States
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Business
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Join us for an evening where we go deep into space [technology] with Dr Chris Boshuizen a physicist, co-founder of Planet Labs who also has a goal to make space travel as easy as catching a bus! We are excited to have Chris as guest speaker at our AFN Fireside Chat in September; and look forward to sharing with you Chris' Planet Labs founder journey which started in 2010 and has raised over $160M. Planet Labs uses over 200 of its satellites in orbit and powerful AI to image the entire Earth every day to provide unprecedented daily, global mapping of our changing planet from space. As the company's CTO for 5 years, Chris took Planet Labs from the drawing board to having launched more satellites into space than any other company in history, completely transforming the space industry along the way.  Chris was previously a Space Mission Architect at NASA Ames Research Center. After working on a number of traditional spacecraft programs at NASA, Chris co-created Phonesat, a spacecraft built solely out of a regular smartphone. While at NASA, Chris also established Singularity University, a school for studying the consequences of accelerating technological development. Initially fulfilling the role of Interim Director, Chris helped raise over $2.5 million to establish the university, assembled the faculty, and served as co-chair for the University's Department of Space and Sciences. Chris received his Ph.D. in Physics (with honors) and BSc. in Physics and Mathematics, both from the University of Sydney.   Thanks to Perkins Coie International Law Firm for hosting our AFN Fireside Chat.  AFN would like to thank the Australian Trade and Investment Commission for supporting this event. We are always grateful to our founding sponsor the CSIRO for their support.