Robert Munro

Robert Munro
CEO, Idibon

Website | @WWRob

Rob is an expert in applying big data analytics to human communications. He is the CEO of Idibon which
uses machine-learning and distributed human workforces to help organizations reinvent the way that they manage communications and social media at scale. From search startups to UN agencies, Rob has worked in many culturally diverse environments, in places as varied as Sierra Leone, Haiti and the Amazon to London, Sydney and San Francisco. His bicycle has taken him more than 20,000 kilometers across 20 countries, mostly through the mountains. He has a PhD in Computational Linguistics from Stanford University.


Keynote Yerba Buena Salon 9
This is presentation will be streamed live along with the other keynotes.
Robert Munro (Idibon)
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At some point in 2010 the balance tipped over: the majority of the world's online information is now non-English unstructured data. This talk will explore how space and direction are expressed differently in some of the 5,000 languages in the connected world; how this can influence people's perception of space; and the implications for location-based technology and services. Read more.
  • Esri
  • AT&T Interactive
  • Google
  • Nokia, Location & Commerce
  • Facebook
  • Bing
  • Control Group
  • Localeze
  • MyCityWay
  • Socrata
  • Urban Airship
  • MapQuest

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