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The Building Blocks for Indoor Navigation

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The prevalence of location-based services has been rising over the past few years, but they have yet to venture into the place where people spend 80% of their lives: inside buildings. Startups and large corporations alike are racing to build the infrastructure to make indoor LBS possible. Hear from a few of the players in indoor mapping and indoor positioning technologies as they discuss the future of indoor navigation.



Ankit Agarwal CEO Micello

Ants Maran Founder Qubulus

Founded Qubulus early 2010 after more than ten years within startups, the last 6 focused on mobile location based services.
Swedish and Estonian citizen, holds a masters degree in urban planning and geography from SLU Sweden and a degree in Programming from Swit.

Chris Broadfoot Developer Programs Engineer Google Inc

Chris is a Developer Programs Engineer on the Geo Developer Relations team. He is currently focused on the Maps JavaScript API, helping developers build compelling applications. Prior to Google, he worked as a developer at Atlassian, CSC and Coca-Cola Amatil.

Josh Marti CEO/Co-founder Point Inside

Mr. Marti has a proven record of designing, developing and bringing to market cutting-edge technology products. Currently, he is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Point Inside whose mission is to connect shoppers, retailers and brands in a revolutionary new way. Point Inside was the first US company to bring large scale Indoor Mapping and Navigation services to market in 2009. Prior to Point Inside, Mr. Marti helped design Qualcomm's location based services products, and was responsible for a number of brand and operator deployments around the world. Mr. Marti has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Seattle University and sits on their EE & CE Advisory Board.

Nick Such Co-founder & CEO BuildingLayer

Nick is fascinated by systems that improve human efficiency. He is the CEO at BuildingLayer, which uses indoor mapping and positioning technology to make useful data more accessible to consumers and organizations. BuildingLayer is an alumni of the Betaspring S11 accelerator class. While studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky, Nick led a team that raced solar-powered cars, finishing 2nd at the 2009 Formula Sun Grand Prix.

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