We Know What You Did Last Summer; Location Data
Soon we will have the ability to know where everyone is all the time. We will have some fun seeing how people are dealing with that today, and think practically how we use that opportunity for good in the future.
Our phones, apps, shared photos, tweets, and messages all give us opportunities to share our location constantly, which many of us do without thinking. The companies that provide our interactive experiences and devices have a lot of location data about us. This creates great opportunities and requires us to think about the right way to use people’s location data.
Julian is a serial entrepreneur and an angel investor. He founded Jetpac to give travelers trusted recommendations from their friends. He cofounded Houzz - #1 home design iPad app, and IronPlanet - #1 construction equipment marketplace, and auctioned the first bulldozer ever sold on the internet. He was at eBay for 6 years, GM of ProStores (XCommerce), and StubHub - #1 tickets marketplace.
Julian received Masters Degrees in Engineering and Economics from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD Business School. He is one of 1000 people to have ever swum across the English Channel, and has swum around Manhattan.
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Tyler Bell (@twbell) leads Factual's product initiatives in global place data and contextual audience platforms. He is a former archaeologist of late Roman and early medieval Europe, with a research focus on GIS and anisotropic cost surfaces. Tyler led Product for Yahoo's Geo Technologies Group and received his PhD from the University of Oxford. He has broad interests in open source and place-based information systems. Tyler opines occassionaly on data- and geo-technologies for O'Reilly at http://strata.oreilly.com/tylerb