Inspiring the CIO of the Future



FOR SCOTT PREBLE, LOCATION HAS ALWAYS BEEN PART OF his career. He started his career as an aerospace engineer for Boeing. When the aerospace industry contracted, he moved on to Wall Street and brought aerospace techniques, such as TCP/IP across satellite to their transaction systems. He became chief technology architect for Citibank Lending Divisions, and grew into the roles of CIO and CTO within various industries. He was CTO of FritoLay, CTO for MGM Mirage Casinos, and Divisional CIO for LPS Default Systems, which builds software for the mortgage industry. Today he is CTO for Open…

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Satellite Imagery is the Ultimate Big Data



SATELLITE AND AERIAL IMAGERY HAS LONG BEEN THE domain of imagery and GIS professionals. Google Earth changed that perception by literally putting the globe, with the ability to zoom in and zoom out, into the hands of anyone with an Internet connection. However, the information gap between a satellite or aerial image and information or insights is still rather wide for the non-imagery professional.

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Same Data, Different Lens



DEMOGRAPHIC DATA ON INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES HAVE been around for a long time. Data companies like Info- group collect publicly available data from millions of records, update it monthly and add their own algorithms and models to deliver a data product that helps businesses and governments make informed decisions. Infogroup went one step further and made all of its data location-based so that it is now easily searchable based on specific geographic areas of interest.

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Inspiring Adventure



ARE YOU AN EXTREME ADVENTURE ENTHUSIAST BEHIND your day job of CIO, CTO, Product Development Manager, CEO, Business Analyst or other trendy title of choice like Chief Storyteller or Digital Media Strategist? Considering that there are 150 million adventure trips a year, compared to 454 million business trips, the odds are high that you or someone you know is an extreme adventure enthusiast. Finding adventure is never as much fun as living adventure. Rush-On, a start-up company based in Sandpoint, Idaho is trying to make adventure accessible to everyone by making it easy to find adventure…

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Real-time Weather Alerts for Mortgage Default Services



Background The National Association of Mortgage Field Services (NAMFS) is the voice of the default mortgage service providers, which includes occupancy verification inspections along with pre-and post-sale property preservation services. With the rise of foreclosures over the last several years, mortgage lenders have more assets to manage that are outside their core competency. Speci cally, foreclosed properties are vulnerable to damage from weather, fines and liens for non-compliance with city ordinances, and chargebacks from insurance companies for non-performance or negligence related to…

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Location Inspires People and Organizations



In this issue, we focus on how location technologies and solutions inspire people and organizations to redefine the role of an address, solve problems, reinvent careers, and appeal to the human spirit’s quest for curiosity and challenge. We all know that everyone and everything is located somewhere; that’s why location is important and powerful. But the real power and inspiration comes from the new connections and relationships derived from location insights. For many of us, extreme weather is starting to become a reality—high heating and cooling bills, travel and transportation delays, high…

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Asset Management Tools For Extreme Weather



WHILE MANY PEOPLE RESISTED TAKING individual, business and public policy steps to mitigate climate change, those same people are realizing or accepting the realities of extreme weather. Farmers have always had to fight Mother Nature with livelihoods at her mercy. People who live in earthquake, hurricane, and tornado zones accept the probability of disastrous events. But people who live in what used to be predictable climates are experiencing more severe and more frequent weather events, such as flash floods, severe droughts, or blizzards.

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UVA Training: FAA Regulations Explained



Background Joe Falconer is CEO of Aerial Data Systems, an aviation solutions and training company focused on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). As an FAA (Federal Aviation Administration)-certified flight instructor and commercial pilot, Falconer is passionate about aviation safety, and that includes ying remote vehicles such as model airplanes and UAVs. Falconer taught the first graduate-level UAV class to GIS students at the University of Denver (DU) this last summer. Drones or UAVs are gaining more attention and interest, whether used for environmental purposes, or delivery of packages. The…

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Real-time Weather Alerts for Disaster Recovery



Background Tami Casey has been working with Fortune 500 companies to provide solutions to the challenges of disaster recovery and asset management for 18 years. Casey has been in search of emerging technology that provides timely, accurate intelligence regarding weather events to clients while simultaneously providing asset information critical to the successful mobilization of resources. This solution addresses the major challenges faced by both asset managers and disaster recovery professionals. She believes the technology will improve all aspects of disaster recovery management, and that…

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