Rachel Olney is the Founder and CEO of Geosite Inc. She has taught innovation frameworks and built standard operating procedures for the most elite US special operations teams and is an instructor for Technology and National Security at Stanford University. She has helped create and scale an international program in national security innovation and conducted research for the US Air Force on the Strategic Implications of Commercialization of Space. Her PhD work at Stanford addressed Innovation in Necessarily Bureaucratic and Hierarchical Organizations for which she studied engineering teams across US Cyber Command.
As the Founder and CEO of Geosite she leads a YCombinator backed startup disrupting the geospatial software industry, making it easier for large complex organizations, such as insurance carriers and the Department of Defense, to easily leverage spatial data (satellites, drones, IOT, cloud-enabled SCADA, and geospatial analytics) to increase operational efficiency. She was also a Forbes 30 Under 30 awardee for 2020 and a Gates Scholar.