Where 2.0 Launch Presentations

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Hamid Schricker (Fwix, Inc.), Jacek Grebski (Badger Media Inc.), Lukas Biewald (CrowdFlower), Maria Zhang (UrbanQ, Inc.), Jeffrey Martin (360cities.net), Kris Kolodziej (Verizon Wireless), Benjamin Sann (BestParking.com)
Marketing Ballroom E

These back-to-back 5-minute launch sessions showcase companies and products debuting at Where 2.0. Come hear what’s new!


Presenter: Hamid Schricker


Presenter: Jacek Grebski


Presenter: Lukas Biewald


Presenter: Maria Zhang

360 Cities

Presenter: Jeffrey Martin


Presenter: Kris Kolodziej


Presenter: Benjamin Sann

Hamid Schricker

Fwix, Inc.

Hamid Schricker drives all, but not limited to, the product marketing initiatives at Fwix, which is organizing all of the world’s information by location. He holds an MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, and a Masters and Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Cornell University and UCLA, respectively.

Jacek Grebski

Badger Media Inc.

Jacek is the Co-Founder of Badger a location based social picture sharing platform that groups content around interest.

He has extensive experience in marketing, business model design, strategy formulation, implementation & planning from his time at Survival Guide Media; he was directly responsible for the creation of a joint mid cap property fund initiative for the City of New York and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

He is the founder of the entrepreneurship resource website f3fundit and is the co-creator of the “Next Top Startup” global entrepreneurship competition. He currently resides in New York and is the COO of Mobile Location Based startup Badger

Jacek holds a MBA from the ESADE Business School in Barcelona, and an undergraduate degree from Tulane University in New Orleans.

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Lukas Biewald


Lukas Biewald is the founder and CEO of CrowdFlower. Founded in 2007, CrowdFlower provides Labor-on-Demand to help companies outsource high-volume, repetitive tasks to a massively-distributed global workforce.

Before founding CrowdFlower, Lukas was a senior scientist and manager within the Ranking and Management Team at Powerset, Inc., acquired by Microsoft in 2008. He led the Search Relevance Team for Yahoo! Japan after graduating from Stanford University with a B.S. in Mathematics and an M.S. in Computer Science. Recently, Lukas won the Netexplorateur Award for GiveWork – a collaboration with Samasource that brings digital work to refugees worldwide. Lukas is also an expert level Go player.

Maria Zhang

UrbanQ, Inc.

UrbanQ’s platform product Location Genome enables any app developer to offer 100% national location data coverage and the ability to intelligently personalize end user interaction from day 1.

Maria has 15 years experience in large scale data mining and machine learning solutions, and most recently lead the Personal Relevance team for MSN and delivered one of the largest real time content optimization system serving 200 million users. Maria also led Zillow’s Data Integration and Warehousing team. Follow her on Twitter: @MariaRenhui

Jeffrey Martin


360 Cities blankets the whole world in beautiful 360º photography. We are happy to discuss partnership with both small and large companies who seek to better visualize popular locations throughout the world and who would benefit from 360 Cities’ platform, content, and imaging technologies.

Jeffrey Martin is the founder of 360cities.net and is an acknowledged leader of the global panoramic photographer community. These days he splits his time between managing the evolution of Panomonkey.com and creating astonishingly large “Gigapixel Panoramas” such as the world’s largest 360º panorama, London 80 Gigapixels and the world’s largest interior photo .

Jeffrey will be launching Panomonkey.com at the Where 2.0 Launch Sessions on Wednesday April 20 at 14:10. Panomonkey is an online panorama stitcher, allowing anyone with any type of camera to shoot overlapping photos, upload them to Panomonkey, and see a blended, color-corrected panorama live on the web moments later. This allows many new possibilities and applications for journalism, real estate, mapping of businesses and streets, security, and other industries.

Jeffrey is also interested in meeting Angels or VC’s to discuss possible funding in 2011.

Kris Kolodziej

Verizon Wireless

Kris Kolodziej is the Associate Director of LBS at Verizon Wireless, driving various LBS programs and initiatives, including Verizon’s LBS Developer Platform, NavBuilder. Kris has been in the LBS field for about a decade, during which he was responsible for research, technology engineering and business innovation for Silicon Valley startups as well as large organizations. Before joining Verizon Wireless, he was the CTO of Spime Inc. Kris has authored the highly anticipated book: “Local Positioning Systems: LBS Services and Applications.” Kris holds graduate degrees from MIT.

Benjamin Sann


BestParking is a leading provider of parking information, pricing, and reservations. Parking data is distributed via BestParking.com, BestParking mobile applications, our API, and strategic relationships with Google and Microsoft. The service has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, NY Daily News, Associated Press, Inc. Magazine, NY Magazine, Boston Globe Magazine, Fox 5 News, CBS News Radio, WNBC, Yahoo.com, MSN.com, MSNBC.com, and numerous other media.

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