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Chris Newlands

CEO, Space Aye

Chris Newlands is one of the UK’s most connected entrepreneurs in the Financial Services, Events, Technology and Space sectors. In December 2021, he was named in 4th position, in the world’s top 10 space entrepreneurs list, beaten only by Branson, Musk and Bezos. He was featured by Computing in their Top 100 IT Leaders “Definitive ranking of the UK’s foremost technology professionals 2024” list.
After serving in the Royal Navy, he carved out a successful career in financial services as a Chartered Financial Planner and NED. Over the last decade, Chris has become a true entrepreneur, creating Space Aye Limited, his patented strategy controls the relationship between IoT data and real-time satellite imagery.
In 2021 the Scottish Government awarded him the title of Global Scot and became a Professor of Practice. He is an Affiliate Member of the Scotland International Space Advisory Committee, the Co-Chair of the Open Geospatial Consortium UK&I Forum and a Member of the World Geospatial Industry Council.
Currently lives near Glasgow, Scotland, also known as “Satellite City” with his wife and children.

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