Years of pandemic living have made us appreciate ‘IRL’ experiences more than ever before. Recent advances in geospatial technology can meaningfully enhance those experiences — powering personalized push notifications, surfacing rich context about relevant points of interest, recommending top places nearby, and so much more. Join Foursquare’s CEO Gary Little in a sit down with Myriam Joire to discuss the future and best practices of geospatial technology to improve user experiences while preserving consumer privacy.
Myriam Joire | Host and Founder, Mobile Tech Podcast / Managing Editor, Pocketnow
Myriam Joire (aka. tnkgrl) was born wearing combat boots and holding a keyboard. Moments later she picked up a soldering iron. She’s been stomping, typing, and hacking ever since. After spending years being a code-monkey in the video game industry, she joined Engadget as Senior Mobile Editor and later Pebble as Chief Evangelist. Today she’s the Managing Editor at Pocketnow, and the host of the Mobile Tech Podcast. She also advises companies on product and media strategy and speaks at conferences. In the past, she’s written for TechRadar, HotHardware, GeekSpin, and other major publications. She splits her time between San Francisco, CA and Vancouver, BC.
Gary Little | CEO, Foursquare
As CEO of Foursquare, Gary is responsible for driving the company mission and vision as the world’s most trusted and independent location technology platform. Prior to joining as CEO in 2021 Gary served as a Foursquare board member, helping to guide the mergers and acquisitions of Placed and Factual. Prior to joining Foursquare, Gary was a Managing Director at Raine focused on advisory assignments and principal investments in the consumer internet, digital media and technology sectors. Gary also helped the founding team establish Buckthorn Partners LLP, a London based private equity firm specializing in growth capital investments and acquisitions in the oil field service sector. Before joining Buckthorn, Gary spent several years in London and New York at UBS, Lazard and Credit Suisse advising Financial Sponsors and their portfolio companies on a range of M&A, capital market and strategic advisory assignments. Gary received a B.A. from Seattle University in Finance and Economics and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.