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Hydrosat Recruits Bayer and Climate Corp Veteran as Head of Product

Tuesday, 09 August 2022 09:30 AM


Hydrosat hires Demir Devecigil, a respected leader in the field of agriculture remote sensing to lead product

WASHINGTON, DC / ACCESSWIRE / August 9, 2022 / Hydrosat, the infrared data and analytics company, announced that it has hired Demir Devecigil as Head of Product from Bayer where he led various product capabilities at the Climate Corp after its acquisition. In his role at Hydrosat, Mr. Devecigil will be leading the product function for Hydrosat and will develop a strategic roadmap across Hydrosat's product lines, and validate all product development with customer needs to ensure it advances the company's vision and delivers value to all stakeholders.

"Demir is both highly qualified and well-respected, with deep relationships across the agriculture sector and significant experience in the remote sensing space," said Pieter Fossel, CEO of Hydrosat. "Demir has worked at a very high level with some of the biggest players in our industry, and we're tremendously excited to have him on board with us as we bring our Hydrosat products to market in advance of the launch of our VanZyl-1 satellite mission. Demir's leadership will be instrumental in delivering science-quality data at commercial scale."

Demir has more than 25 years of experience in product management and data science, and has a deep understanding for creating, testing, and deploying science-driven solutions to solve customers' problems. Prior to joining Hydrosat, Demir worked at Bayer Crop Science, where he led cross-functional teams through the ideation, technical development, and launch of digital products spanning geodata mapping, crop yield estimation, carbon sequestration, irrigation, agronomic insights, imagery analysis, and weather insights components of Climate FieldView platform. Demir has also held key product positions at Bayer, Monsanto, and MicroImages, Inc., and co-founded HAT GIS Tech, Inc. where he served as Chief Product Officer.

As Head of Product, Demir will oversee product strategy across multiple segments and industries. Demir's team will also oversee use cases in agriculture including irrigation management, yield forecasting, crop classification, and also explore other product initiatives that leverage data to positively impact climate change, conservation, and sustainability.

"My background is in remote sensing, and Hydrosat provides me with an opportunity to merge my science background and my product background." said Demir. "Hydrosat is unique in the sense that we are well-positioned to change the industry and provide critical datasets that will enable food security and climate change initiatives. I'm excited to join a team of people with lots of great ideas and work together to add value. Our work will be impactful in various industries and potentially change the world for the better."

To learn more about how Hydrosat is leveraging first-in-history thermal imagery to solve climate and agricultural issues, please visit

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About Hydrosat

Hydrosat is a data analytics company that uses thermal infrared imagery to provide unprecedented insights for commercial and government customers. The company's high-resolution, daily thermal imagery delivers a unique perspective on our planet, and Hydrosat's advanced analytics convey precise crop yield forecasts and improved irrigation tools to financial and agribusiness customers around the globe.


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