Technical Leader to Spearhead Continued Growth of Digital Imagery Products
Longmont, Colo., December 12, 2006 – DigitalGlobe®, provider of the world’s highest resolution commercial satellite imagery and geospatial information products, today announced that Steve Milton has joined the company as Vice President of Software and Systems. In his new role Milton will direct DigitalGlobe’s software and systems business office, leading the worldwide development of the company’s software systems supporting the operations and distribution of geospatial content. Milton will report directly to Jill Smith, Chief Executive Officer of DigitalGlobe.
“Steve comes to DigitalGlobe with more than 18 years of experience and will be valuable in shaping the direction of the company as we deploy a constellation of more advanced satellite systems and bring new and innovative products to market,” said Jill Smith, CEO of DigitalGlobe. “His role is critical to providing our customers with the most advanced geospatial content platform which is easy to use and integrate, and we are happy to welcome him to the team.”
Milton was most recently the Chief Technology Officer at Enservio, Inc., a contents property valuation solutions company for the insurance industry, where he built the technical teams and drove the product and technical service roadmap of the company. Prior to that he designed and delivered commercial products in industries such as artificial intelligence at Andersen Consulting, voice recognition at Nuance and product configuration at Trilogy. Additionally Milton has been instrumental in the launch of two key e-commerce systems – Living.com and PCOrder.com at Trilogy. His systems have been successfully deployed with customers such as HP, AT&T, Ford and Sprint. Milton earned his Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas.
“This is a tremendous opportunity to drive the company’s development to realize its goal of becoming the leader in providing timely, accurate, complete and accessible geospatial information,” said Steve Milton. “I am excited to work with the team at DigitalGlobe and look forward to contributing to the company’s innovative technology.”
Longmont, Colo.- based DigitalGlobe (www.digitalglobe.com) is the clear leader in the global commercial Earth imagery and geospatial information market. The company’s technical superiority and innovation, unparalleled commitment to customer service, extensive business partner network and open systems philosophy make DigitalGlobe the preferred supplier of imagery products to government and commercial markets. DigitalGlobe’s QuickBird satellite is the world’s highest resolution commercial imaging system. The company’s next-generation WorldView 1 is scheduled to launch in mid-2007, and WorldView 2 is anticipated to launch in 2008. The company’s updated and growing ImageLibrary contains over two hundred million square kilometers of global imagery for countless mapping and planning needs.