Javier de la Torre interviews with Forbes Magazine: Changing the Name of the Data Game to Location

Data Game to Location

How we view, collect, and process data has gone through a revolutionary transformation. Roughly 45 years ago, the most widely disseminated image of the Earth was captured by NASA, The Blue Marble. Eight years ago, smartphones were invented – forever changing the way we take images and store and collect data. Now, companies like CartoDB are ushering in the age of data analysis.

Recently, our co-founder and CEO, Javier de la Torre sat down with Forbes Magazine and True Bridge to dicuss how almost all forms of data have a location component and how analyzing location data changes the way we act and react in the world.

In the first of a two-part series, Forbes explores how a new generation of tech consists entirely of data - imaging, aggregation, and analysis. In part-two, CartoDB, along with our friends at the World Resources Institute and Global Forest Watch, are highlighted for the use of location intelligence to make better business decisions and the world a better place.

Partnerships with organizations, like WRI and GFW, help broaden the understanding of location data, democratize access to that data, and help visualize the earth in a whole new way.

Javier and our friends at Forbes make it clear that imaging and location data are only going to become more relevant from here, and perhaps as common a resource for everyday decision making as a Google search.

Read more about how CartoDB is changing the game of data analysis and making location data a household name.

Happy location data mapping!

About the author

Eva earned a degree in advertising and PR in Madrid. She then moved to London, where she received a diploma in digital marketing and spent four years working at multinational corporations. She became member of the CARTO team in 2015.
She enjoys reading, shopping, and finding the best spots to enjoy good food.

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