This is the Professional 3.0 issue which focuses on location intelligence skills required to address 21st Century business professionals. Feature articles include Where is the Location Intelligence Officer? Top 10 Location Intelligence Mistakes. In addition, Executive Interviews with Thiago Terzi of Bloomberg on the Ag Commodity Value Chain, and Tim Kregor and Jim Pollock of aWhere on the CPG Industry.

Standards for Location-based Services

Business presentations about the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) sometimes include this quote from David Schell, the OGC’s Chairman and Founder: “Interoperability seems to be about the integration of information. What it’s really about is the…

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Top 10 Location Intelligence Mistakes

Location intelligence (LI) looks different on your smartphone than integrated with your legacy enterprise systems. Is implementing an LI solution for your organization as easy as consumer applications and vendors make it seem?

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CPG Culture

An Executive Interview with Tim Gregor and Jim Pollock BACKGROUND Tim Kregor and Jim Pollock of aWhere spend a lot of time in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Industry working with grocery stores, big box retailers, food and beverage manufacturers,…

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Are You Ready for the New Geo-Social Economy?

Unlike any other time in history, businesses and consumers now have access to geographical tools, social media platforms and mobile devices for sharing vast amounts of data at an unprecedented pace. Leveraging these location services offers…

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“Where” is the Location Intelligence Officer?

Executive level officers within an organization —CEO, CFO, CMO, CTO, CIO, COO—all bring specific skills to operate a business. These skills include at a minimum organizational management, budgeting and finance, technology, sales and marketing, and…

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Corporate Evolution

Corporations have long enjoyed the status of being legal persons with the right to contract and petition the government. Most recently, the Supreme Court has granted them Freedom of Speech and with that they have gained largely unlimited rights to…

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The Agriculture Commodity Information Game

INTERVIEW WITH THIAGO TERZI , GLOBAL BUSINESS MANAGER FOR THE ENERGY AND COMMODITIES GROUP AT BLOOMBERG LBX What was the underlying trade assumption for developing a mapping application for the agricultural commodities group?

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Visual Financial Analysis

As a former auditor for Coopers and Lybrand, I was destined to develop a co-dependent relationship with crunching numbers and spreadsheets. Financial analysis is synonymous with long, tedious Excel spreadsheets, pivot tables, and forecasting models.…

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A Market in Disruption

Big change is coming to the GIS/Geospatial industry. Walk through the crowded halls of any of the GIS, GeoWeb, or Gov 2.0 conferences around the country right now and you will see it. There is a groundswell of innovation occurring, and the…

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Professional 3.0

Being a 21st century professional is not about what you do; it's about how you think. What do I mean by that? Enterprise2.0, Web2.0 and Web3.0, Social Media, Gov2.0, Diplomacy2.0, the GeoSocial Economy are all buzz words to one single, simple…

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