James Crawford is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Orbital Insight. In this role, he utilizes his software expertise to create a whole new source of market data for all kinds of industries. Crawford is a highly-regarded expert in artificial intelligence and space systems with more than 20 years of experience in cutting-edge software research and development. In 2009, he became the Engineering Director for Google Books where he was in charge of scanning the world’s books and making them searchable online. He has also authored more than fifteen papers in referred journals and conferences and holds five patents.