Overview

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Primary Role
CTO @
Gender:
Male
Location:
London
Website:
http://www.garygale.com
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Person Details

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As a neogeographer and geotechnologist, Gale has over 25 year's commercial experience in the mapping, geospatial and location based services industries. He is the CTO of what3words, helping everyone and everything have a human friendly global address

Previously Gale has been Head of APIs for the Ordnance Survey, the United Kingdom's national mapping agency, the Geotechnologist-in-residence for Lokku, was Director of Places and Director of Global Community Programs for Nokia Maps and HERE Maps. Before joining Nokia he led Yahoo’s UK Geo Technologies group, launching GeoPlanet, Placemaker, helping Flickr and Fire Eagle do location based services and has even worked at the European Space Agency, a job which really was rocket science.

A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, I am a co-founder of the WhereCamp EU series of conferences, am co-founder and director of Placeholder Labs and of Malstow Geospatial, the chair of the W3G conference and have sat on the AGI's Executive, UK Location Group and the W3C's POI Working Group, I , a small geospatial, maps and location based consultancy.

Jobs (18)

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Current

CTO

Jul, 2015 - Current   (about 1 year)

Fellow

2012 - Current   (over 4 years)

Conference Chair

2010 - Current   (over 6 years)

Founder and Organiser

2009 - Current   (over 7 years)
Past
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Ended
Title
Company
Jul, 2014
Jul, 2015
Head of APIs
2011
Jul, 2014
Member, AGI Executive
Dec, 2013
Jun, 2014
Geotechnologist in Residence
Feb 20, 2013
Dec, 2013
Director, Global Community Programs
Aug, 2011
Feb, 2013
Director, Places, Nokia Location & Commerce
Unknown
May, 2010
Director of Engineering, Geo
2010
2010
Judge
2010
2010
Member, W3C Points Of Interest Working Group
2006
2009
Head of UK Engineering, Yahoo! Geo Technologies
2003
2006
Senior FormScape Architect
2002
2003
Senior Software Engineer
1999
2002
Senior Software Engineer
1998
1999
Senior Software Engineer
1995
1998
Software Engineer

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