Speaker Announcement: Jim Brown, CTO of CloudMade

Jim BrownCloudMade, the location services company, enables its customers, ranging from large global companies to small, entrepreneurial developers, to create compelling location and map based applications and services. The company provides a powerful set of innovative tools and APIs that puts all the power of application creation, experience management, map esthetics and monetization in the hands of developers. With 13,120 developers signed up to their free developer services, generating thousands of market-leading applications based on the CloudMade platform, there’s never been a better time to experiment with location enabled apps.

Jim Brown, CTO at CloudMade will provide an overview of his vision of what the location landscape looks like in 2013 and outline how developers can use location based advertising to monetize their apps. He’ll touch on the future of apps with location, how features like multi-tasking, gyroscopes and new location services will create a host of next generation consumer experiences. Finally, he’ll look at how crowdsourcing is an invaluable resource for creating the most contextually relevant content, location services and ads possible and look at how companies are embracing this new location revolution.

Jim is responsible for the technology and infrastructure of CloudMade. He came to CloudMade after serving as CIO at Sonopia, a US based MVNO. Before Sonopia, Jim was CTO at WinWin Technologies, building a CRM and advertising ASP around a real-time profiling engine.Before WinWin, Jim was COO of Fairgain, which was later merged with Jatak.
Jim held the role of VP Business Management at Symbian during the company’s fastest growth period. He came to Symbian from Oracle, where he was a managing principal consultant and practice director for technical architecture.
Jim began his technical career in the early 1980s at Kmart where he deployed the first distributed Unix systems into over 2,200 store locations and was responsible for international systems, R&D and strategic planning at various times. He also spent several years at GM/EDS implementing plant floor automation systems.