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Karen is a Senior Advisor in the Geospatial Services Industry and for the past 5 years has run her own company, KD Geospatial Solutions, which focuses on Strategic Business Development and has clients in both commercial and intelligence industries. Previously, she was the Vice President of Business Development for DigitalGlobe in the US Defense and Intelligence Business Unit that is responsible for ~$300M in annual revenues. She has over 28 years intelligence, defense and commercial industry experience focused on imagery and geospatial intelligence, ground stations, and commercial product integration. Prior to working for DigitalGlobe, Ms. Diener held various Vice President and Director Positions responsible for strategic initiatives, business development and program management for several defense contractors which include BAE Systems, Scitor Corporation, and Logicon. Additionally, she grew and managed two small start-up commercial businesses focused on introducing imagery into driving simulation market, and web-based imagery ground station software during the .com era that were successfully acquired by larger companies.

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