Illinois GIS Day 2020: Martin Mendez-Costabel, Bayer Crop Science
From Michael Minn
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Dr. Martin Mendez-Costabel, Geospatial Data Asset Team Lead at Bayer Crop Science delivered the keynote address at virtual Illinois GIS Day on 18 November 2020.
Dr. Costabel holds an agronomy degree (BSc) from the National University of Uruguay, and two Viticulture degrees, one from The University of California at Davis (MSc) and the other from The University of Adelaide in Australia (PhD). He has worked for over a decade in the agricultural sector covering a wide range of precision agriculture-related roles, including data scientist and GIS Manager for E&J Gallo Winery in California. Dr. Mendez-Costabel currently leads the geospatial data asset team at Bayer’s Products and Engineering organization within the IT department, where he drives the engineering and adoption of global geospatial data assets for the enterprise.