Noel Smyth is the Head of Product and works in the WRI Data Lab team. He works to further develop the Data Lab’s suite of geospatial data products, including Resource Watch, Global Forest Watch, GFW Pro, Forest Watcher and the emerging Land and Carbon Lab work.

Prior to joining WRI, Noel worked as a technology initiatives leader. He held technology leadership positions at JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, leading technology transformation initiatives across the enterprise. His work also included sustainability initiatives as part of the corporate green teams. Prior to his technology career, he spent time as a civil engineer designing bridges. He continues to volunteer with organizations that are working towards a livable planet. He has worked at WRI since 2020.

Noel holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, an M.S. in Information Technology from Drexel University, and a Master of Liberal Arts in Sustainability from Harvard University.