Among the many interesting, high-profile presenters at GeoNext 2013, will be the keynote address by Greg Storey on How the future of digital wallets will provide a revolutionary platform for the mobile application ecosystem.
While the mobile phone platform has seen a convergence of voice, video, apps and location technology, missing to date have been safe, frictionless payment facilities. In this keynote, Greg will lift the veil on some of the emerging e-wallet technologies that await us, and how this payment infrastructure will provide a platform for a commercial revolution of mobile applications, and create a paradise for innovators.
In another session, Corey Bradford, Google geospatial solutions engineer, and Ryan Caudle, enterprise account manager, Google Geospatial, will present their talk More than a map, which looks at a history of consumer location, and how it has sparked incredible innovation, whole new ways of using data, and changed the world.
Today, our location is largely thought of as a commodity. For the price of an entry-level smartphone, anybody around the world can easily determine their location on earth, find directions to the nearest pizza shop and even avoid traffic congestion by using a live web map.
But things haven’t always been this way. It’s easy to forget, but until Bill Clinton signed a policy directive in 1996 to open GPS to the public, it was a technology strictly used by the military. Since then, the rate of innovation has been staggering. During this talk, we’ll take listeners on a brief journey of maps, including: mashups, the convergence of cloud + big data + geo, cool geo startups and when a map becomes more than a map.
A wealth of other presenters will talk about topics ranging from society’s changing sense of location, to the deep integration of locational data into web 3.0, to how location data can improve processes and customer experience.
GeoNext will present audiences with new insights into the ways that the wide availability of location data is changing both businesses and consumers – and how to get the most from it.