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September 11, 2018: Training & Tutorials
September 12–13, 2018: Keynotes & Sessions
New York, NY

Smarter cities through Geotab with BigQuery ML and geospatial analytics (sponsored by Google Cloud)

Chad W. Jennings (Google)
9:55am–10:00am Thursday, 09/13/2018
Location: 3E
Average rating: ***..
(3.45, 11 ratings)

Traffic saps the life out of a city and its inhabitants. Municipal traffic engineers all over the world are using data and analytics to combat increasing congestion but are limited by the physical and anecdotal nature of traffic studies.

Chad Jennings details how Geotab, a leader in IoT fleet logistics and location telematics, has developed groundbreaking smart city applications with BigQuery GIS (geographic information systems) and BigQuery ML. The application allows smart city planners to better understand traffic and predict locations of likely unsafe driving—all through Google’s cloud-scale data warehouse, BigQuery.

This keynote is sponsored by Google Cloud.

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Chad W. Jennings


Chad W. Jennings is a product manager for BigQuery at Google Cloud. Chad has a long history in navigation processing; he came to Google from the startup world, where he worked on navigation algorithms on airplanes, helicopters, and mobile phones, and holds a PhD in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University. He is an avid skier and surfer. When he’s not working on big things or playing in nature, he’s at home with his wife and two young children.