Dan Pilone

About Dan Pilone

CEO & CTO, Element 84, Inc.

Dan Pilone is CEO & CTO of Element 84, a software development firm specializing in large scale geospatial data systems and remote sensing, and oversees the architecture, design, and development for Element 84’s commercial and government clients including NASA, USGS, Stanford University School of Medicine, and Capella Space. He has supported NASA’s Earth Observing System for nearly 13 years; currently acting as Chief Technologist for the NASA EOSDIS Evolution and Development contract. He has supported transitioning NASA’s Petabyte scale archive to the cloud, contributed to metadata standards, led multiple working groups on data services and cloud architectures, authored studies on architecture and transition plans for cloud-native data management solutions, and helped shape software development processes for both government and commercial clients.