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Elad Gil

Elad Gil
Director of Geo, Twitter

Website | @eladgil

Elad is Director of Geo at Twitter. Prior to Twitter, he was the co-founder/CEO of Mixer Labs (GeoAPI.com/TownMe), which Twitter acquired.

Prior to TownMe, Elad was a member of Google’s product team. At Google, Elad started the mobile wireless team and was involved in all aspects of building the mobile group’s foundations including involvement in 3 acquisitions (including Android), multiple carrier deals (e.g T-Mobile and Vodafone), and managing some of the earliest Google Mobile Products (including mobile Gmail and an early incarnation of Google Mobile Maps). Elad also worked on Google’s AdSense advertising products.

Prior to Google, Elad was at multiple venture backed startups and at McKinsey & Company.

Elad is an investor or advisor to a number of silicon valley mobile and social media startups.

He recieved his Ph.D. from MIT and received a BS and BA from UC San Diego.


Location: Ballroom III Level: Novice
Elad Gil (Twitter), Othman Laraki (Twitter)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
One category of requests we've been seeing is for the ability to perform complex reasoning over large datasets. For example, can you tell where the cougars and Yuppies live based on census data? Traditional methods of storing and querying data don't scale here. We will discuss how to design a system to make this possible. Read more.
An increasingly exciting view of geo-data is the real time or time based component. We explore how our time and space collide in apps like Foursquare, Clixtr, and others (i.e. when at Where 2.0, you want to check into the conference, not the San Jose Marriott). We discuss how information will be organized, queried, and surfaced to enable the time dimension of context.