Brook has been a naturalized Seattleite for the past 22+ years with several segues to Washington DC, Lima Peru, Buenos Aires Argentina and San Miguel de Allende México (6+ years away). His software development, mobile wireless telecommunications, and new space earth observation corporate development career led him to 60+ countries working on due diligence and transaction management. International business and world affairs became his fascination via exposure as a Semester at Sea student followed by serving in the White House Press Office as an undergrad student at The George Washington University. Traveling widely to learn, share, and absorb the ongoing convergence of technology, policy, and culture became a lifelong learning habit that the technology industry fully enabled, given the broad accelerated adoption of the internet, mobile networks, applications, and services. Currently Brook leads product innovation and business development at Redmond WA based Xplore, an early stage satellite earth observation data provider company. Optical satellite constellations record the daily history of the surface of the Earth and the data is used for a wide variety of applications, including climate, sustainability, agriculture, insurance, land use, and peace and security.