Bruno Sánchez-Andrade Nuño, Ph.D. is a strategic scientific advisor, with professional experience in research, private sector, public sector and NGOs. Bruno is committed to bringing the value of “Impact Science” by promoting and practicing the skill-based value of scientists, versus the knowledge-based value.
At Satellogic, as VP for Impact, their team designs, implements and promotes the use of high-resolution high-cadence satellites images to contribute progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. From measuring poverty proxies, improve agricultural yields, or track environmental degradation or climate change impact.
Previously at the Innovations Lab (and the President’s Office) of the World Bank, their team led the technical work of Big Data across operations globally. Before, Bruno was Chief Scientist for the mapping company Mapbox during 10-fold early growth; where he worked building and leading the scientific, technical support across the company, and in particular on the Satellite team.
He is Ph.D. Magna cum Laude in astrophysics from the Max Planck Institute in Germany, and postdoc in satellite and rocket science with NRL/JAXA/NASA. Bruno has published peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as featured on NASA high-profile Picture of the Day and other science outreach mediums. After leaving academia, he was director of Science and Technology at the NGO Gain.org on climate change adaptation.
He is a member of the Global Future Council on Space. He serves on strategic boards for several companies, government bodies, and NGOs, like Inmarsat, the UAE Statistical Authority, and IamtheCode. He was awarded Mirzayan Science Policy Fellow of the US National Academies of Science and is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
Bruno is native from Asturias (Spain) and currently travels and works remotely as a digital nomad.