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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.
Othman is Director of Geo at Twitter (@othman). Prior to Twitter, he was the co-founder & President of Mixer Labs (GeoAPI.com/TownMe), which Twitter acquired.
Before Mixer Labs, Othman was at Google, where he managed a number of products including the Google Toolbar, Google Gears, early Firefox extensions, as well FastNet (real-time fetching and caching infrastructure). Prior to Google, Othman was at ACCESS Systems, where he ran server-side engineering. Othman currently serves on the board of directors of ESI Group, a publicly traded French software company. Othman has an MBA from MIT and a BS + MS in Computer Science & Industrial Engineering from Stanford.
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.