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The GeoIT WhereCamp Conference is a premier conference focusing on the latest trends and insights around digital mapping, navigation and local intelligence within the GeoIT domain.

We will once again be joined by industry leaders, experts and map enthusiasts who will share their vision and exchange ideas as to how maps, navigation and local intelligence are evolving and transforming our everyday lives. In the 2000s, car guidance solutions started to gain mainstream popularity. At the time few could have predicted the rapid pace at which maps, mobile and IoT technologies would gain traction and start transforming the way humans navigate and interact with the world around them.

Today mapping and navigation are amongst the most popular everyday usages of mobile devices. Finding your location on a phone is no longer a novelty, it has become a standard consumer expectation. Increasingly mobile gadgets such as digital cameras, watches, and even glasses are becoming location enabled. Businesses are using maps to draw more meaningful local insights, and to optimize the way they operate.

Digital maps, navigation and local intelligence have become an integral part of our everyday lives. In the years ahead, how will consumer expectations and business needs continue to evolve, and what challenges will the location industry need to overcome? How will spatial data, routing algorithms, interactive maps and location sensors need to adapt? What new hardware will be required, and what will be the role of indoor positioning sensors, IoT, autonomous cars or drones?

To help answer many of these questions we are looking for speakers working in the following fields:

  • Navigation Industry
  • Spatial Data and components
  • Spatial Probes
  • Navigation Satellite Industry
  • User & Location experiences
  • Indoor applications
  • Geo-IoT and Wearable
  • Navigation Application
  • Autonomous (e)Vehicles
  • Autonomous (e)Cars
  • Autonomous Drones
  • Smart Urban Vehicles
  • Public Transport/Mobility Patterns
  • Logistics with route optimization

Location 2017: TU Berlin Lichthof

Program committee

  • Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist, Google
  • Philipp Kandal, CTO, Telenav GmbH
  • Joseph Leigh, Head of Venue Maps, HERE
  • Dr. Volker Sasse, Vice President NavInfo, Beijing
  • Denis Kurilov, Head of R&D, Yandex
  • Martin Treiblmayr, Product Manager Content & Services, Garmin
  • Arne Kesting, Senior Software Engineer, Traffic and Travel Information, TomTom
  • Konstantin Käfer, Mapbox
  • Miguel Arias, COO, Carto
  • Jaak Laineste, Carto (Nutiteq), Tartu
  • Peter Karich, GraphHopper GmbH
  • Jens Wille, CEO, Ubilabs GmbH, Hamburg
  • Jürgen Schönig, Head Navigation a. Online Services, Carmeq, Volkswagen
  • Reno Marioni, Senior Director, Digital Services, Connected Car, BMW
  • Alexander Kerpe, Hella Ventures and Rainer Gutzmer, Hella Aglaia Mobile Vision
  • Daniel Danz, Head of Department Navigation & Communication, IAV GmbH
  • Thomas Fleischmann, Head of Technology & Innov., Elektrobit Automotive, Continental
  • Dirk Slama, Director Business Development, Bosch Software Innovations GmbH
  • Dr. Hans Mentz, CEO, Mentz GmbH
  • Christian Maertins, Head of Mobility Lab, HaCon Mobility Lab
  • Henry Michels and Oliver Schaefer, IVU Traffic Technologies AG
  • Axel Sommer, Member of Digitisation Board Infrastructure 4.0, Deutsche Bahn AG
  • Markus Hallermann, CEO, Komoot GmbH
  • Lars Schmitz, Head Developer & Startup Program, Esri
  • Jan Marsch, Founder OSM Buildings
  • Hal Seki, Director, Code4Japan, Tokyo
  • Ed Freyfogle, CEO, OpenCage , Barcelona
  • Gary Gale, London
  • Daniel Kastl, Georepublic, Kobe
  • Cornelius Rabsch, CTO, Beaconinside GmbH
  • Clemens Kirner, Insider Navigation, Vienna
  • Damian Lasnia, Cornelsen Schulbuchverlag
  • Dr. Johannes Ludwig, eagle eye technologies GmbH
  • Justyna Redelkiewicz-Musial, Head of Sector LBS & IOT, European GNSS Agency (GSA), Prague
  • Rainer Horn, Managing Partner, SpaceTec Partners, Brussels / Munich
  • Henrik Osenberg, Space Management Navigation, DLR
  • Lukas Schmid, German Federal Ministry for Transport and digital Infrastructure (BMVI)
  • Frederik Wiehr, Innovative Retail Laboratory (IRL), DFKI, Saarbrücken
  • Ludovic Privat, GPS Businessnews, Paris
  • Jan Nowak, CoFounder WhereCamp, Founder GeoMonday
  • Manuel Friedrich, Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH
  • Christoph Galle, Project Manager, Wirtschaftsförderung Brandenburg GmbH
  • Frederik Wiehr, Innovative Retail Laboratory (IRL), DFKI, Saarbrücken
  • Dr. Ilja Radusch, Automotive Services and Communication Tech., Fraunhofer FOKUS
  • Prof. Dr. Bernd Resch, University of Salzburg
  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf, University of Heidelberg
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Wytzisk, Hochschule Bochum
  • Dr. Masaki Ito, University of Tokyo
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Kada, TU Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Yanbo Han, North China University of Technology, Beijing
  • Priv.-Doz. Dr. Matthias Möller, Universität Bamberg
  • Prof. Dr. Roland Wagner, Beuth University of Technology Berlin, Conference Chair

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