Chief Operating Officer (COO), cloudeo AG
Together with Dr. Manfred Krischke, Ursula Benz, PhD, founded CloudEO Int. Holding Inc. As part of her research activities at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), she led the specialist group on expert systems for automated SAR signal processing. She made a decisive contribution to many patents on signal processing and on automated information retrieval from remote sensing data.
As managing director of Definiens Imaging, and in her responsibility for the business development of geomarkets for Definiens AG (vice president, Industry Marketing), Ursula not only helped to assist the startup of a globally successful company, but also played a key role in the promotion of the disruptive technology object-based data analysis, which today forms the basis of all major remote sensing software products. A key element in her many years of experience in the fields of management, marketing, and business development has been her support of service providers, both technically and strategically, for the efficient introduction and marketing of geoservices. Ursula obtained her PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hagen.