“Over the Radar” is premiering for its kick-off season at Where 2.0 on April 19, 2011 during Ignite. This new chat fest sponsored by NAVTEQ Network For Developers, hosted by Brady Forrest, program co-chair of Where 2.0, will feature this team of dynamic visionaries who will discuss and in some cases debate the future of experiencing location in today’s hectic world. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore what type of armor developers, carriers, manufacturers and investors will need to set trends and keep up with the growing expectations of the public.
Christine Herron is a Director with Intel Capital and a Venture Advisor at 500 Startups. Previously, Christine was a Principal with First Round Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm, and a Director at Omidyar Network, where she developed the Media practice strategy. Prior to Omidyar Network, Christine held operational roles with Mission Research, NetObjects, and Microsoft, and was the founder and CEO of Mercury2. She started as an investor with Geocapital Partners, where she funded early Internet and network infrastructure businesses including Netcom and AXON Networks. Christine earned degrees from both Stanford University and Columbia University.
Marc leads the team that creates and operates the various programs and services that support individuals and companies that develop enterprise and/or consumer solutions using the NAVTEQ map®, including any related products and services. In addition, Marc’s team engages with key technical and strategic partners to accelerate development by providing choices in geospatial platform tools, business channels, value-added technologies and alternative content.
Marc joined NAVTEQ from Nokia, where he was the head of developer programs, based primarily at Nokia’s corporate headquarters in Espoo, Finland. While there he launched several developer and partner offerings, including Forum Nokia PRO. Prior to joining Nokia, Marc was with Motorola for several years, having worked in the mobile devices, cellular infrastructure, enterprise and semiconductor business sectors. Prior to leaving Motorola to join Nokia, Marc created and led the team that launched Motorola’s Motocoders developer program.
Marc is open to being contacted by developers and partners, and he often arranges private meetings upon request at popular industry shows such as CTIA, 3GSM, CommunicAsia, Smartphone Expo, JavaOne and many others.
Tom Coates is the co-founder of Thington Inc. – a new Internet of Things start-up launching soon. Before that he was co-founder of small agency Product Club and Head of Product for the Yahoo incubator Brickhouse where he developed the pioneering location sharing project Fire Eagle. He writes, talks and thinks about many areas of technology, including the web of data, social software and network-enabled physical objects.
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