Tahir Merali is Chief Operating Officer of 4pi Lab Inc. providing early wildfire detection and alert services via satellites for smart, real-time, global coverage. He is also CEO of Escape Velocity Services Inc. offering project management and consulting to small and medium enterprises, and is Founder and Director of Zenith, a not-for-profit organization delivering bespoke aerospace mentorship for Canadian post-secondary and early career professionals. Mr. Merali is a IAF WD-YPP Committee member and in 2018 was a globally recognized Top 35 Under 35 of the space industry. He holds degrees in Space Management and Engineering and is a public speaker.