Maxar Intelligence Names Former Google, Apple Exec Arvind Srinivasan as New CTO
Maxar Intelligence has named former Google and Apple executive Arvind Srinivasan as the company’s new chief technology officer.
At Google, Srinivasan oversaw the commercialization of the Google Maps Engine cloud platform, integrating analytics with geospatial data. More recently, he oversaw large-scale infrastructure systems at Meta and Apple, including Apple’s Cloud Storage technology stack, and end-to-end encryption for Meta’s Messenger and Instagram’s direct messaging platforms.
At Maxar Intelligence, Srinivasan will be responsible for the company’s technology strategy including developing scalable geospatial intelligence solutions and digital platforms. CEO Dan Smoot commented that Srinivasan will help the company scale Maxar Geospatial Platform (MGP) and evolve 3D and analytics capabilities.
“I’m excited to be back in the geospatial industry and helping Maxar Intelligence push the boundaries of what’s possible in the geospatial intelligence sector,” said Srinivasan. “Maxar’s geospatial data is the industry gold standard, and with more advanced analytics solutions and user-friendly platforms, we can provide customers with faster, easier access to even more actionable insights — ultimately enabling better outcomes for critical national security, defense and commercial missions.”
Maxar Intelligence is building out its leadership team after Maxar Intelligence recently split into two businesses — Maxar Space Infrastructure and Maxar Intelligence. Smoot was named CEO in October 2023, along with other hires including CFO Mike Mohn; General Manager, U.S. Government Susanne Hake; General Manager, International Government Anders Linder; and Chief Product Officer Scott Herman.