Ask anyone - I have a passion for maps. In my dorm room, except for the pictures of my family, every bit of my section of the room was filled with maps of places like Paris and Chicago. Chicago, especially, as this was my new adopted home.
If you're a developer working with location data, there's a good chance you have been around the block of evaluating the platforms, services and data from multiple location providers. It is not a simple task.
When we picture the world of the future, we at HERE picture a place where data is shared and used for the greater good of everyone. In order to turn that dream into a reality, we don't just need the technology to bring it all together, we need the kind of unique professionals who possess the knowledge, people skills and passion to sell our vision to others.
What, exactly, makes a company cool? Sure, it could be ping pong tables. Or free beer. Or dozens of guitars hanging from the wall. But really, a company is cool as long as its employees love showing up to work every day. And in Chicago's tech and startup scene, there's no shortage of cool companies.
We're excited to share some game changing news. In Ovum's most recent report, HERE has taken the #1 spot among location platforms. This accolade comes from an industry analyst firm with more than 30 years of experience in technology and communications. So, when they rank us as the leader in the industry, it's nothing short of a big deal.
I love when I can learn from a diverse set of people who are tackling real societal challenges in meaningful and impactful ways. The City Solutions event provided just that setting. From Medellin to Nigeria to Brussels to right here in Chicago, the event brought great work that has transformed or has the potential to transform people's lives.
Combining Actilitiy's world-leading LoRaWAN connectivity management platform and our positioning capabilities, this integration is set to give Actility customers more cost-effective, energy efficient, and sustainable solutions for asset management in logistics and supply chain applications. LoRaWAN is a low-power wireless protocol for wide area networks that allows devices to communicate with IoT applications over long-range wireless connections and with an extended battery life.
Esri is a GIS software maker: their goal is to combine mapping and analytics to reveal deeper insight into data. Businesses use their products to determine new locations, spot hot zones, and see real-time growth trends. With Esri's help, governments can make their communities smarter, safer, and more economically viable.
We are proud to be recognized, once again, by the Great Place to Work Institute. These accomplishments are the results of our strong global culture and the reflection of our employee's passion, commitment, and creativity. Our commitment to our shared Core Values unites us globally and fosters a workplace in which innovation and a Win Together attitude thrive.
From pure mathematics to helping create HERE HD Live Map technology, Carolyn Johnston's journey has been a great one. We chatted with her about her work at HERE, her career to date, and her tech-savvy home city.