Seaport World Trade Center
August 15th, 5pm - 8pm
The FOSS4G Business to Business (B2B) Mixer is a chance to network and connect with businesses that are leveraging FOSS4G technologies in their daily work. The mixer will include lightning presentations from members of the community as well as time for networking and mingling.
Each presenter will share their experiences related to doing business within the FOSS4G environment. This is a unique opportunity for businesses large and small to meet, exchange ideas, and discuss the business of free and open source geospatial technology.
If you would like to attend, tickets are $40. Seating is limited, so please register on the registration page to reserve your spot.
Visualization & Open Source
Open Source Routing Services
Introduction to Business and Open Source
Innovation with 3D
Best of Breed Approach
Applied Geographics Inc.
Business Intelligence with Spatial
Building Big Data on Open Source Software
Big Data & Raster
Building Adoption of Open Source Geospatial
Big Data & Vector
Building a Competetive Edge Using OSS
Managing Metadata & GeoNetwork
Open Source Data Interoperability
Safe Software Inc.
Tiling the World
Jory Burson is the CEO of Bocoup, a forward-looking consulting company with specialized practices in data visualization, reliability, standards conformance, and test engineering, and technical partnerships. Jory is inspired by the ethos of Open Source Software to build transparent processes that serve and inspire a higher purpose. Day to day, she works on business and organizational development, and company strategy.
Randy is CEO of Mapzen, a mapping platform built entirely on open source software and data. Mapzen provides map display, search, and navigation services to developers and larger organizations. Randy previously served as CTO of MapQuest, where he focused the company on OpenStreetMap, and began to realize that companies and users will benefit if map data and software become shared resources supported by bigger communities.
For over 15 years Marc Vloemans has been professionally involved in the dissemination and adoption of open standards, - source and - data. As an accomplished international market and business developer he specializes in the design, development and management of commercial eco-systems, supply-chains and communities. Over the course of his career Marc has initiated and chaired the first official open source trade association, as well as various open business cooperatives and interest groups. Furthermore he is a regular speaker and writer on the topic of open source and business strategy.
At present he serves as Chair of the OSGeo Marketing Committee and is the Director Ecosystem Development for the Eclipse Foundation, the international home for commercially friendly open (spatial) IT. His special interests are the Eclipse Working Groups; LocationTech and Science.
Sanghee Shin is the founder and preseidnet of Gaia3D, Inc., a board member of OSGeo Foundation, and the chair of KAOS-G (Korea Alliance of Open Source Geospatial). He specializes and enjoys in open source, 3D, GIS, and travelling.
Rich Grady, President of Applied Geographics, Inc. (AppGeo), provides project leadership, planning and management on major geospatial projects, particularly in the areas of GIS strategic planning, transportation, public safety, and facility management. Over his thirty-year career, he has led strategic projects for federal and state agencies, universities, and private sector companies, with an emphasis on initiatives to implement standards, build national databases, and pioneer new approaches and technologies. His leadership at AppGeo has guided the company to maintain an open-mind and objective viewpoint to emerging technologies and new practices.
Santiago is a recognized and internationally published urban and environmental scientist. Currently running product marketing at CARTO and striving to push the boundaries of geospatial science and interactive design, Santiago's current work and research seeks to have meaningful impacts on the future of technology and spatial sciences as the relate to businesses and society.
Raj is a Developer Advocate and Geo specialist at IBM. He specializes in all things geospatial, hacking on analytics in R/dashDB and Spark/iPython notebooks and building software in NodeJS, Python, Java and PHP. He's currently driven to make CDS the best place to obtain and exploit comprehensive, curated open data sets for business. Raj pioneered Web mapping-as-a-service in the late 1990s with Syncline, a startup he co-founded. After that he finished his PhD in Urban Planning at MIT, exploring the potential of web services to power urban information systems. Prior to joining IBM in 2014, Raj worked on geospatial data interoperability challenges for the Open Geospatial Consortium. He's a frequent speaker on interoperability and geo-location services, and contributed to O'Reilly's 2005 book, "Mapping Hacks".
Robert Cheetham is the founder and CEO of Azavea, a B Corporation that applies geospatial technology for civic, social, and environmental impact. Azavea creates software for the web related to infrastructure, climate change, ecosystems, elections, transit, public safety, and other domains. The firm’s public service mission and research focus are at the heart of its work including: open source projects, R&D partnerships with universities, the Summer of Maps fellowship program, the OpenDataPhilly project, and donating a portion of its profits to charitable organizations. Prior to founding Azavea, Robert served as a software developer and GIS analyst for the University of Pennsylvania, the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Police Department and as a civil servant in Japan. He has an MLA in Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Japanese Studies from the University of Michigan. He serves on advisory boards for the Penn State University Masters in GIS and GeoDesign programs and the Masters in GIS program at Temple University.
Anthony Calamito serves as the Vice President of Products for Boundless where he is responsible for product strategy and outreach, educational initiatives and training programs. Anthony has also served as the company’s federal CTO, managing efforts around the company’s relationship with the US Federal Government.
In addition, Anthony is also a Steering Committee member at LocationTech, helping to identify, develop and evaluate advanced location aware technologies that are both commercially-friendly and open source. Anthony also promotes geography education as both a Fellow of the American Geographical Society, and as an adjunct instructor at George Mason University.
Eddie Pickle brings a wealth of open source software, geospatial, and executive expertise to his role as Managing Director Open Source Programs at DigitalGlobe. Before coming to DigitalGlobe|Radiant, Eddie was the founding CEO of Boundless (formerly OpenGeo), leading the company in its spinoff from its non-profit parent. Eddie has worked in the geospatial industry for more than 30 years, and has been a senior executive at both well-known software (IONIC) and data (Claritas, IXI) leaders. He has worked with commercial, government, and non-profit organizations worldwide, and is a Councilor of the American Geographical Society.
Mr. Myers is the co-founder of NBT Solutions, a geospatial application development company that uses open source geospatial tools and libraries to build web mapping applications. Sean is responsible for company operations and acts as product manager for many of the company's projects and applications. Sean is the Product Director for the VETRO FiberMap™ platform. Previous to starting NBT, Sean was a GIS professional with several engineering and environmental companies building enterprise GIS solutions for various federal, state, local, and private clients.
Joana is a software engineer and data scientist, with a strong background on geospatial technologies and algorithms. Since receiving her PhD in GIS from the University College of London, she has worked in a range of environments, including academia, small and medium tech companies and the United Nations. Throughout her career, she has mostly focused on customizing and applying Free and Open Source technologies to solve problems in a wide range of domains such as Smart Cities, Fisheries Stock Management or Disease Outbreak Modelling. Although Joana has accumulated a large experience with object oriented languages and relational databases, she is always interested in picking up new technologies. In recent years she has been interested in the challenges of Big Data, as well as virtualization and automated deployment in cloud environments. Joana has joined GeoCat in early 2016, and has been focused on the development GeoCat Live, a subscription based service for running SDIs on the cloud.
Kevin Wiebe is a Principal Developer and Chief Scientist at Safe Software, where he's been an expert in data and technology research for over 20 years. Kevin leads a team of developers designing the core geometry architecture and processing for FME, a data integration platform that helps organizations connect over 350 data formats and applications. Prior to working at Safe Software, Kevin oversaw research at Sony and IBM. He holds a B.Sc in Computer Science and Mathematics from Simon Fraser University and a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Alberta in Canada.
Petr Pridal, PhD is an entrepreneur, consultant and software architect. As the founder of a Swiss company Klokan Technologies GmbH, he drives a team of programmers towards innovation in the web mapping applications. Within the last years, he participated in several open-source and research projects and developed popular software applications such as the MapTiler, Georeferencer, OldMapsOnline, GDAL2Tiles, EPSG.io or OpenMapTiles.
Dino is the CEO and a co-founder of GIS Cloud. He was one of the pioneers in building what we know today as a modern cloud GIS, which had its roots in late 2007 when Dino co-founded the company. It was his vision of GIS Cloud as “software as a service” that was disruptive for the market at the time, opening many opportunities in GIS for individuals and organizations across the world. He is also the architect of the initial GIS Cloud map engine based on vector tiles, years before the industry discovered the potential of that approach.