Ingenieurs zijn door onze data fundamenteel anders naar hun assets gaan kijken.

Ingenieurs zijn door onze data fundamenteel anders naar hun assets gaan kijken.

Over SkyGeo

SkyGeo maakt gebruik van satellieten om oppervlaktebewegingen overal ter wereld te meten. Deze techniek wordt InSAR genoemd. Klanten gebruiken ons InSAR-platform om bewegingen te detecteren en te begrijpen van reservoirs, pijpleidingen, dammen, dijken, spoorwegen, bruggen, opslagtanks en hele steden.

Radarsatellieten begonnen met het opnemen van oppervlaktebewegingen in 1992. Sindsdien is het aantal satellieten en de resolutie van de beelden aanzienlijk toegenomen. In de loop der jaren hebben we een gegevensarchief opgebouwd dat 70% van het land van de aarde beslaat. We gebruiken dat archief om inzicht te bieden in de historische bewegingen van infrastructuur.

Met InSAR Monitoring bieden we een continu en globaal beeld van verzakkingen. De metingen worden regelmatig bijgewerkt. In één weergave kunnen klanten bepalen waar inspectie het meest nodig is. Dit overzicht is globaal èn gedetailleerd, tot op millimeterniveau.

SkyGeo startte in 2009 als een spin-off van de TU Delft (onder de naam Hansje Brinker), met als doel de InSAR-techniek toe te passen op dijk- en dam stabiliteitsproblemen. In de loop der jaren hebben we ons werkterrein geleidelijk uitgebreid naar andere industrieën. In 2014 hebben we onze focus gewijzigd en zijn we van InSAR-servicebedrijf uitgegroeid tot een data bedrijf, waarbij we actief producten ontwikkelen waarmee asset managers onze gegevens kunnen toepassen op hun verzakkingsproblematiek.

SkyGeo heeft kantoren in Delft, Houston, San Francisco en Calgary.

Leadership Team

Pieter Bas Leezenberg

Pieter Bas Leezenberg

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Pieter is the CEO and co-founder of SkyGeo. He leads the overall company strategy and direction. Pieter is an entrepreneur who has held executive roles in early stage technology companies, developing new products for enterprise customers in the last 2 decades. He started his career as a geologist at Shell, in the Research division of IBM and subsequently as an engineer in the advanced technology and Maxtor Corp, where he participated in the IPO. Pieter holds a B.Sc. in Geology from the Free University in Amsterdam and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

Prof.dr.ir. Ramon Hanssen

Prof.dr.ir. Ramon Hanssen

Chief Science Officer & Co-Founder

Ramon is responsible for scientific innovation, quality control, and developing the core processing capabilities of the SkyGeo platform. Ramon is one of the early pioneers in InSAR technology. He has published over 290 publications, among which three books, with nearly 4900 citations. He served in the Mission Advisory Group of the design for the Sentinel-1 mission of the European Space Agency. Since 2008, he is Antoni van Leeuwenhoek professor in Geodesy and Satellite Earth Observation at TU Delft. Ramon studied aerospace engineering and geodesy and received his PhD (cum laude) in 2001 and his Masters in 1993, from TU Delft.

Jobert van Kempen

Jobert van Kempen

Chief Financial Officer

Jobert leads SkyGeo’s financial team. He brings in over 25 years of financial leadership with positions as CFO for Aucon and Nedfield (formerly Tulip computers), where he helped drive high growth rates. He started his career with Ernst & Young, doing due diligence work and covering acquisitions, management buy-outs, (re)financings and IPOs. Jobert graduated with a Master's degree from the Nyenrode Business University.

Martijn Baas

Martijn Baas

Director, Marketing

Martijn leads the marketing department and is responsible for the go-to-market execution of the company. Prior to SkyGeo, Martijn worked in marketing for INDG, Betty Blocks and GPXS, all high-tech, business-to-business scale-ups both in The Netherlands and United States. Martijn has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht.

Patrick Stoppelman

Patrick Stoppelman

Director, Business Development

Patrick is responsible for bringing in customers and managing enterprise sales and partnerships for SkyGeo. He has over a decade of sales and business development experience in the telecom industry. He held several management positions at CGI (formerly Logica). Before that, he held several positions in the corporate banking division of ABN Amro MeesPierson. Patrick holds a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Amsterdam.

Shaoqing Lu

Shaoqing Lu

Head of Network & Security

Shaoqing Lu manages our data center and is the super admin of our IT infrastructures. He is also responsible for our web applications development. Shaoqing holds BSc. in Geomatics from Wuhan University and MSc. in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation from Lund University and Twente University.

Freek van Leijen - PhD.

Freek van Leijen - PhD.

Engineering Manager, InSAR Technology

Freek van Leijen is Engineering Manager, InSAR Technology at SkyGeo. In this role he is responsible for taking innovative and highly reliable software algorithms from the drawing board into production. Freek has been working with radar remote sensing since 2003, and has been involved in many international projects. He received his MSc in Geodesy and his PhD in the field of satellite radar interferometry from Delft University of Technology.

Hanno Maljaars

Hanno Maljaars

Engineering Manager, Data Pipeline

Hanno leads our data pipeline team, making sure that all data is made and delivered customers on time and on spec. This is usually an iterative process so he oversees operational technical customer interactions. He is also in charge of the quality assurance process to meet the high standards that we set as a company. Hanno holds a BSc in Aerospace Engineering and a MSc in Geoscience & Remote Sensing, both from the Technical University of Delft.