Podcast

Welcome to On Point with Korem

Where Geospatial Technology
Meets Business

This podcast will interview the visionaries, the entrepreneurs, the investors, the corporate leaders, and the newsmakers that have contributed to the explosive growth of location and geospatial technology applications that are providing enormous competitive advantages for today’s businesses. Location technology is now indispensable for businesses that are leveraging the power of place and a more mobile society.

Episode list

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EP35 – The Evolution of Geospatial Education

Mike Liebhold, retired from the Institute for the Future, discusses the future of geospatial technology which is on the cusp of a new era.

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EP34 – A New Era for Geospatial Technology

Mike Liebhold, retired from the Institute for the Future, discusses the future of geospatial technology which is on the cusp of a new era.

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EP33 – UPS’s Digital Geospatial Transformation

Jack Levis. former senior director of process management at UPS talks about the transformations brought forward by geospatial technologies.

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EP32 – Banking on Location Intelligence: How RBC Uses Geospatial Data

Arthur Berrill, CTO Data and Analytics at RBC, explains how the canadian banking giant uses geosptatial technology in its activities, including for analyzing climate change, fraud detection, and building digital twin cities.

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EP31 – Ticon’s AI Traffic Models Give Green Light to Retailers

Gregory Brodski, founder and CEO of TICON, explains the struggles that cities face in managing traffic as well as its impact on retailers.

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EP30 – Uber Freight: Tackling Today’s Logistics Bottlenecks with Location Technology

Lior Ron, founder and head of Uber Freight, explains how location technology can be the key to solving the current logistics bottlenecks.

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EP29 – Google Maps, Metaverse, and the Human Aspect of Ever-Changing Maps

Ed Parsons of Google Maps discusses the ever-changing nature of trying to build maps, as well as what it takes to go beyond the status quo of geospatial technology.

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EP28 – A Tutorial on the EV Market

Karl Doenges explains the current situation of the EV market as well as its future, and how location intelligence fits in the process.

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EP27 – The Metaverse Meets Location Tech

Asif Khan, founder of the Location Based Marketing Association, talks about how retailers and consumer product good manufacturers are leveraging location-based marketing.

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EP26 – The U.S. Census Data 2020: Of Mermaids, Ghosts and Baseball Teams

Gary Menger, President and Founder of Applied Geographic Solutions, discusses the interesting findings and errors in the 2020 Census because of how the data was both collected, processed and then released for public consumption.

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EP25 – Charge Up With Shell’s Plan for eMobility in the Age of eVs

Tammy Gasan-Dzhalalova, Head of North Americas eMobility at Shell, talks about Shell's challenges in servicing drivers of cars with an internal combustion engine (ICE) as well as those buying new electric vehicles (eV).

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EP24 – Cities Confront the Challenges of Traffic Congestion

Caroline Arnouk is CEO of OPA Technologies, a Montreal-based startup that is meeting the needs of both city transportation managers and citizens alike with publishing near-real time traffic congestion information directly.

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EP23 – From Invisible to Indispensable: Geospatial’s Ascendance in Tech

Matt and I take on the notion that geospatial technology is now indispensable to most government or private industry organizations.

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EP22 – Geospatial Innovation in the UK

Mr. Clifford exerts enormous influence in the development of geospatial innovation and leadership within the UK and globally. He says that geospatial technology is now a “general purpose” software solution, meaning that it is as significant and important in everyday use as a word processor or a spreadsheet.

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EP21 – Geospatial Technology for National Security and Counter-Intelligence

Admiral Robert B. Murrett is a Professor of Practice on the faculty of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and serves as the Deputy Director of the Institute for Security Policy and Law at the University.

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EP20 – Geospatial and the Emergence of Cloud Native Technology

Javier de la Torre, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of CARTO talks about CARTO’s emergence as one of the key geospatial companies leading innovation in cloud-native technologies.

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EP19 – Growing the Geospatial Industry Globally

Ms. Ryan has an extraordinary sense of where the geospatial industry is headed in the next decade and now leads an organization supporting public-private partnerships.

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EP18 – Geospatial Tech Takes on Warehousing and Supply Chain Bottlenecks

Warehouse space is at a premium and a vital element in the supply chain for moving goods around the world. Hear how Kevin Wang, from Prologis, is leveraging a key geospatial application developed by Korem to keep the supply chain running efficiently.

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EP17 – Profiting from GIS – How Businesses Leverage Location

Gil Castle, whose career spans the time when GIS was first utilized by businesses for planning, analysis and in particular for a competitive advantage

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EP16 – Retail Tech – Leveraging Geospatial Technology for more Efficient Supply Chain Management

Christophe Charpentier discusses the challenges faced by organizations capturing immense amounts of data and in particular for retailers like Wayfair, who are facing major obstacles with supply chain bottlenecks.

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EP15 – Why Entity Resolution Is a Key Tool in Location Intelligence

In this episode of OnPoint with Korem, I sat down with Jeff Jonas, an entrepreneur and a former distinguished engineer with IBM who is now the founder and CEO of Senzing.

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EP14 – Big Data & Geospatial Analytics in Media & Telecommunications

In this episode of OnPoint I sat down with Ben Edeleman, formerly Vice President of Syndicated Telecom at Kantar and now a Principal Consultant at Dun & Bradstreet.

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EP13 – “Check In” to the Adoption of Mobility Data with Foursquare

In this episode of OnPoint with Korem, I spoke with Dennis Crowley, the founder and former CEO of Foursquare. Dennis discussed the company’s evolution from the days when Foursquare was known as the “check-in” app until today as one of the leading providers of hyper-local mobile movement and points of interest data.

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EP12 – Retail at Ryerson: Where Teaching Meets the Geography of Business

I’ll be speaking with Dr. Joe Aversa, an Assistant Professor at Ryerson Ted Rogers School of Retail Management in Toronto, Canada. His current research interests and teaching responsibilities include retail location decision-making, big data analytics, retail planning and location strategy.

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EP11 – How Mobility Data Is Changing the Urban Environment

In this episode of On Point with Korem, I sat down with Bryan Mistele, CEO and founder of INRIX. We discussed the nature of how the collection of traffic and other mobility data is impacting everything from connected and autonomous vehicles to how this might impact the urban environment.

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EP10 – The Tradeoffs of Deploying Open-Source Vs Commercial Geospatial Technology

In this episode of On Point with Korem, I had the opportunity to speak with Andy Dearing, the former CEO of Boundless Geo and now General Partner and Geospatial Project Lead at GeoFutures STL.

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EP9 – Geospatial Law – Privacy, IP, & Advice for Users of Geospatial Technology

In this episode of On Point with Korem I sat down with Kevin Pomfret, a lawyer with Williams Mullen but also the director of the Center for spatial law and policy.

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EP8 – The Evolution of Location Analytics in Business Intelligence Solutions

Dr. Battersby spoke about the functionality overlap between GIS and business intelligence. What should be developed vs. what is actually used.

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EP7 – Measuring the Value of Geospatial Technology to Gross Domestic Product

In this podcast, Alan Smart explains how part of the GDP is due to the productivity offered by geospatial technology.

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EP6 – Geography: The Secret Sauce Inside Data and Analytics

Learn from Jan Kestle, the CEO and Founder of Environics Analytics about the overall importance of space in data.

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EP5 – Finance & Investing in Geospatial Technology & Space

In this episode of On Point with Korem, Joe will be speaking with Matt O’Connell, he’s the former CEO of GEOEYE and an operating partner at Data Collective Venture Capital.

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EP4 – Exploring the Huge Gulf Between the Possibilities of Location Analytics and Business Goals

We discuss the rise of data marketplaces, how providers of cloud-native technology are supporting geospatial data and the impact this is having on users of business intelligence solutions.

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EP3 – Geospatial Data: The Rocket Fuel of GIS

In this episod­­e of On Point with Korem, Joe sat down with Dean Stoecker, Founder, former CEO and now executive chairman of the board of Alteryx.

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EP2 – The Collision of Geospatial Technology and Autonomous Vehicles

In this episode of On Point with Korem, I sat down with Charity Rumery, the General Manager of HERE Technologies North America.

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EP1 – Successfully Scaling Location Intelligence for the Era of Cloud Technology

Josh has taken Precisely through enormous transition over the past two years; first uniting Syncsort with Pitney Bowes Software and more recently with acquisitions of Infogix and Winshuttle to create one of the few global companies capable of tackling the deluge of data.

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