'Open data in last four years has created a lot of startups like us'

MapYourProperty has quickly grown from one to ten people. 'Toronto was one of the first with Vancouver and New York to release large amounts of data sets that were somewhat valuable,' founder Devin Tu says.

'People wasting their lives in cars going to work'

With remote working 'our labor pools get much more interesting', Sparkgeo founder Will Cadell said in the opening panel of the first Geoweb Summit in Toronto last October, with InnerSpace co-founder Matt MacGillivray, 4DM founder Steven McArdle and moderator Dr. Michael Widener of the University of Toronto.

'To demonstrate the value of data, you need access to that data'

At last month's small Geoweb Summit in London, David Kell (Gyana) talked about 'the big data machine learning AI revolution' in the context of IoT and the geoweb.

Location data a 'monster that can morph and change'

'We see a lot of stuff in the data that can be operationalized and monetized in ways that are kind of unpredictable and fascinating,' Rich Sutton of Skyhook said in the introduction to his keynote at Geoweb Summit #11.

Challenge in industrial internet is 'to get the data into the applications'

Bayshore founder Francis Cianfrocca at Geoweb Summit #11 explained the opportunities in making sense of sensor data. 'If you can do an analytic step on that data, you can produce process efficiencies that translate into tens of billions of dollars, easily.'

'IoT is not a market, it's a collection of thousands of markets'

Bug Labs founder Peter Semmelhack explained at Geoweb Summit #9 why the action for the Internet of Things is not in home automation and consumer applications.

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