James Banting is Vice President of Research at Sparkgeo. He leads a global and diverse team of Earth and Data Scientists, technology professionals, and software developers. His team focuses on academic approaches to Earth Sciences and informs novel business practices.
Mr. Banting provides a strategic vision for the future of geospatial technology and the ideas that underpin Economic, Societal, and Governance goals. He contributes to the leadership in Sparkgeo and leads the Prescient.earth initiative.
James completed his B.Sc and M.Sc in Geography from the University of Lethbridge. He worked across many geospatial organizations and at all data and business processing levels. He enjoys community and lives, works, and plays in the Okanagan region of British Columbia.