Foresters that have embraced digital technologies to transform the business of forestry share their experiences and lessons learned in this podcast.
Donn Downey - Forest Metrix
Donn is a consulting forester, frequent speaker at forestry workshops and conferences, and developer of the Forest Metrix timber cruising software. Forest Metrix sprang from the woods of central Vermont with its development driven by foresters and the forest industry. Forest Metrix is deployed with state agencies, some of the largest TIMOs and forest and arboriculture service companies, log buyers, and countless consulting foresters, arborists and ecological professionals. Come have a listen to Donn’s journey as a forester and entrepreneur, and his passion for solving problems and helping others.
Clint Graumann - NUVIEW
Lidar from space? Impossible, right? NUVIEW came out of stealth mode earlier this year and their mission is to revolutionize the Earth observation industry by building the premier commercial satellite constellation dedicated to annually mapping the planet’s entire land surface using lidar technology. NUVIEW’s cutting-edge data will elevate worldwide capabilities, transforming human understanding of Earth and expanding the horizons of what is possible. Come listen to Clint Graumann, CEO of NUVIEW, talk about the future of space lidar, Mr. Spoc and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Ben Gwilliam - Ontario Woodlot Association
Ben Gwilliam is a Private Land Forest Inventory Analyst with the Ontario Woodlot Association (OWA) and joins us from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ben completed a Master of Forest Conservation at the University of Toronto before joining the OWA where his work focuses on developing enhanced forest inventories using lidar for private woodlot owners. Ben shares how he got started and the various tools that he has had to learn to be able to offer this service to OWA members.
Swapan Chaudhuri - Deeplai
Swapan Chaudhuri is the Co-Founder and CEO of Deeplai and joins us from Poland. TimberID is a complete platform solving the digitalization of forest management and reporting in terms of harvested timber database creation delivering timber provenance authentication, supply chain verification and carbon footprint monitoring. Come have a listen on how TimberID technology can help forestry companies meet their European Union Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) obligations.
John Pineau - Ontario Woodlot Association
John Pineau is the Executive Director at the Ontario Woodlot Association (OWA) and joins us from Mattawa, Ontario. John has worked in the forest industry, led research organizations focused on driving innovation in forestry, taught as a professor at colleges, and most recently, is providing leadership with non-profit organizations. As Part 1 of a podcast series with the OWA, come have a listen about John’s journey as an innovator and community builder in the forest industry.
Alex Meyers - TimberEye
Alex Meyers is the COO and Co-Founder of TimberEye, a company that reimagines how logs get measured, moved, bought and sold. TimberEye log scaling technology perfectly handles hundreds of thousands of logs a month with its operating system covering every aspect of log inventory management. TimberEye scales logs 20x faster than humans within 0.3 cm of verified human scalers resulting in your team having perfect real time visibility into your operations. Come listen to Alex explain how TimberEye is a better way to interact with your supply chain.