Javier de la Torre

Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at CARTO

Javier de la Torre co-founded CARTO in 2012. Frustrated by existing GIS solutions, he wanted to make it simpler to perform spatial analysis. Javier de la Torre is now Chief Strategy Officer of CARTO, and is considered as one of the pioneers in the Location Intelligence field. Under his leadership, CARTO has grown from a groundbreaking idea into one of the fastest growing geospatial companies in the world. He started his career as a conservation scientist, applying data sharing technologies to analyze and visualize endangered species. In 2007, he founded Vizzuality, a renowned geospatial company dedicated to bridging the gap between science and policy making by the better use of data. He has been widely recognized for his visionary leadership and is a frequent keynote speaker on spatial analysis, open source, geospatial technology, and biodiversity informatics.