More than 270 innovators, practitioners, and thought leaders from the global geospatial community gathered to discuss how location data is disrupting business, governments, and society. Want to check out a session again or get ready for Locations 2019?
George Mathew is the CEO & Chairman of Kespry, the leading aerial intelligence platform provider. George brings 20 years of experience developing high-growth technology startups to the company. Prior to Kespry, George held senior leadership positions at Alteryx, salesforce.com and SAP.
Angel Nguyen Swift is VP of Compliance and Financial Crimes Solutions at Enigma, an Operational Data Management and Intelligence company. Enigma puts data in the context of the real world and makes it connected, open, and actionable for the Fortune 500. Angel joined Enigma from American Express, where she served as the VP of the Global Financial Crimes Compliance – Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). Prior to American Express, Angel served as a New York County Assistant District Attorney.
David Weis is the Location Intelligence product manager for MasterCard Advisors who partners with financial institutions and merchants to help solve business problems using location as a primary ingredient. Having spent over 15 years working with big data, David understand the power and complexities of location based services. Before joining MasterCard, David spent 10 years helping to build online interactive experiences. He is also an avid motorcycle enthusiast, professional photographer and baseball player.
Previous to his role as CDO for the City of San Diego, Maksim spent nearly a decade solving complex problems with technology. He spent 2014 working as a Code For America fellow in Puerto Rico with a focus on economic development, and before that he was a Solutions Architect.
Enu Herzberg is the chief architect and head of Data @ Postmates, the nation’s largest app-enabled on-demand delivery network. With a diverse team of analysts, data scientists, and engineers, Postmates leverages real time insights, advanced analysis, and dynamic growth tools to fuel the delivery of ~3 million orders per month, from over 100,000 local businesses, in over 250 cities across the US, and Mexico. Enu lives in New York where he spends much of his downtime analyzing the explosive growth in avocado toast & is most proud of his perfect 5.0 Postmate rating.
Chris Whong is an urbanist, mapmaker, data junkie, and full-stack web developer. As Founder and Director of the progressive technology team NYC Planning Labs, he is promoting open technology, open source software, and open data at the NYC Department of City Planning.
Ana Sofia joined Waze in 2015 and is responsible for creating insights-driven stories and uncovering business opportunities for advertisers using Waze’s unique data. Prior to joining Waze, Ana Sofia worked at Google as an Online Media Expert in Dublin.
Anthony is a senior geospatial data scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory with a decade of experience and domain expertise in techno-economic analysis of renewable energy, solar resource assessment, and spatiotemporal modeling.
Paul has been working with geospatial software for over 15 years: consulting to government and industry; building a geospatial software company; and programming on open source software. He co-founded the PostGIS spatial database project in 2001, and is currently an active developer and member of the project steering committee.
Rodrigo has a BA in Economics and an MS in Data Science, both from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). Rodrigo is on a permanent quest to design Artificial Intelligence algorithms that can help decision makers leverage the possibilities that geographic data can bring.
Raul is Head of Technology at CARTO, he takes care of leading and aligning everything technology-wise at CARTO. He joined the company in 2014 to develop and improve the tools, services, and APIs running it. He's a software engineer, with a background in computer science and several years of experience creating applications.
Hodges Ward Elliott is a commercial real estate investment advisory firm. One of the world’s top Hotel brokerages for over 40 years, HWE recently expanded into all classes of commercial real estate with the opening of the NYC office in 2015. Tim joined Hodges Ward Elliott in 2015 to build the Research Team from the ground up, with a focus on bringing the practices of Data Science to the commercial real estate investment world in a way the industry had not seen before.
Wenfei has a background in urban planning, economics, and design and is very excited to be combining those skills at CARTO. Previously, Wenfei worked the Civic Data Design Lab and Senseable Cities Lab at MIT.
Jeff Kaplan is the Director of Global Customer Success at CARTO. Jeff and the CS Team of experts work with our enterprise customers to ensure that together their location data and CARTO's technologies help them answer questions that have business impact.
Tyler Bird is the Community Team Lead at CARTO. In this capacity he engages with non-profits, multilateral development institutions, the public sector, data science communities, and academia through Location Intelligence projects.
Ariana is a venezuelan audiovisual communicator and awarded designer based in Madrid, with years of experience in the Web, Product, and Game Design industries. At CARTO, she juggles between working on product design and web/graphic design for all our marketing projects.
Mamata Akella is Head of Cartography at CARTO. She has been a professional web cartographer since 2008 and has a passion for pushing the limits of cartographic design with current web technologies to build beautiful, well thought out maps.
At CARTO, Michelle uses code, data, and maps to help others better understand their environmental context and make decisions in business and life. Michelle is a graduate of NYU's Center for Urban Science + Progress (CUSP) program and previously worked as an analyst for the Manhattan District Attorney.
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