Discussion: Humans As Sensors

Brady Forrest (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Markus Tripp (Mobilizy), Deborah Estrin (Cornell NYC Tech), Sharon Biggar (Social Point), Di-Ann Eisnor (Platial)
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Moderated by Brady Forrest, O’Reilly Radar

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Brady Forrest

O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Brady Forrest is Program Chair for O’Reilly’s Where and co-chair for Android Open . Additionally, he co-chaired the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco and NYC. Brady writes for O’Reilly Radar tracking changes in technology. He previously worked at Microsoft on Live Search (he came to Microsoft when it acquired MongoMusic). Brady lives in Seattle, where he builds cars for Burning Man and runs Ignite. You can track his web travels at Truffle Honey.
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Markus Tripp

Mobilizy

Markus Tripp is manager business development at Mobilizy. He is responsible for the content eco system and search technology for the Wikitude world browser. Additionally he developed Wikitude.me the social web interface to Wikitude. Markus is also founder and CTO of Netociety, a company that develops a wiki like social enterprise system using HTML5 technology.

Previously, Markus worked for Sony in Austria and Germany, where he was leading software architect of the music download and streaming server platforms Connect Europe and StreamMan (Vodafone music). Prior to that he lead a team to develop solutions for the MHP (multimedia home platform).

Markus studied computer science at the University of Salzburg and as an Austrian he loves to ski in winter.

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Deborah Estrin

Cornell NYC Tech

Deborah Estrin is a Professor of Computer Science at the new Cornell Tech campus in New York City and a Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is co-founder of the non-profit startup, Open mHealth. She was previously on faculty at UCLA and Founding Director of the NSF Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS).

Estrin is a pioneer in networked sensing, which uses mobile and wireless systems to collect and analyze real time data about the physical world and the people who occupy it. Estrin’s current focus is on mobile health (mhealth), leveraging the programmability, proximity, and pervasiveness of mobile devices and the cloud for health management. She is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.

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Sharon Biggar

Social Point

Sharon is the Head of Analytics at Social Point, one of the world’s leading developers of games for mobile with a fan base of more than 50 million active monthly players across the world. As Head of Analytics Sharon’s role involves providing the necessary Big Data architecture required to process 1 billion events per day, creating predictive analytics to customize the player experience and building text analytics to ensure that Social Point listens to and responds to the ideas of its players.
Prior to joining Social Point Sharon was co-founder and CEO at Path Intelligence. Path Intelligence is a retail analytics firm that uses proprietary mobile location technology to understand and predict the way that shoppers behave inside shopping malls. The firm detects over 30 million shoppers per week and is installed in 16 countries across the globe. Sharon and her co-founders have been recognized for their innovation and technology leadership through various awards and Path Intelligence has been featured regularly in the media including on the BBC, CNN and The Economist.

Sharon has an MBA degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA, an MA in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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Di-Ann Eisnor

Platial

Di-Ann lives in Palo Alto, by way of Portland, OR, Boston, NYC and Amsterdam. Di-Ann is a neogeography pioneer and serial entrepreneur employing all means to increase the world’s citizen mappers. Di-Ann functions as both Chairman of Platial
<http://platial.com/>, The People’s Atlas, and as VP Community Geographer at Waze <http://www.waze.com/homepage/>.
Waze is free crowd-sourced navigation and real-time traffic. Started in Israel and well past critical mass, Waze now has top quality map, navigation and traffic data in the country. Di-Ann is setting up US operations and crafting the cartography of “live mapping”.

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