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Strategy Analytics report ranks HERE number 1

Strategy Analytics report ranks HERE number 1

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HERE Technologies

Setting a new course for location technology

Our story

The journey of mapping

Throughout history, location has played a key role in the development and progress of people and societies.

As a company of over 8000 employees all focused on the concept of location and the potential it has to radically improve the way we do business, the way we get around and the way we live, we are shaping the future by redefining what was formerly known as a map.

In 1985, we began with the simple goal to digitize mapping and pioneer in-car navigation systems. Over the next three decades, as NAVTEQ and Nokia, we’ve built a legacy in mapping technology.

Today, we're creating living three-dimensional maps that grow upwards, breathing with layers of information and insights. And we're looking beyond.

From autonomous driving, to the Internet of Things, we are building the future of location technology through strategic partnerships. Together we’re building open solutions for the future.

Strategy Analytics Report 2020

The relative strengths and weaknesses of each location vendor including data, enablers and features, and why HERE cements its position as the location industry leader.

Our Leaders

Edzard Overbeek HERE CEO

Edzard Overbeek

Chief Executive Officer

 

Edzard Overbeek is leading HERE Technologies as it enters the next phase of its growth as a newly independent location cloud company. He brings to HERE Technologies a unique mix of sales and technology experience, having joined from Cisco where he was Strategic Advisor and responsible for the Global Services organization with over $12 billion in revenues and 15,000 employees.

Jørgen Behrens

Jørgen Behrens

Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer

 

Jørgen Behrens is the Chief Product Officer of HERE. In this role, he is responsible for the evolution and commercial success of all HERE products including content, location services, platform and industry offerings. Jørgen joined HERE from Royal Philips where he founded and led a business focused on medical grade wearable devices and accompanying services for the prevention of chronic diseases.

Kristina Bohlmann

Kristina Bohlmann

Senior Vice President and Head of Brand Organization

 

Kristina Bohlmann oversees all marketing and communications activities for HERE Technologies. A passionate, energetic and down-to-earth leader, she brings to the role deep experience in both agency and corporate PR for consumer and B2B organizations. She has been a long-time advocate of placing social media at the heart of the company’s communications strategy. Prior to HERE Technologies, she led the communications function for Nokia in Germany.

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Werner Buskermolen

Vice President and Head of HR

 

Werner Buskermolen leads the Human Resources team at HERE Technologies. With more than 20 years of HR experience to draw upon, he acts as a senior advisor on all people-related and organizational matters to ensure the talent agenda aligns with the company’s vision in a best-in-class global, inclusive workplace. Werner joined HERE in 2016 from Informatica, where he was responsible for Global HR Operations and Talent Acquisition.

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Denise Doyle

Chief Data Officer

 

Denise Doyle oversees Strategy & Data, which includes data sourcing, privacy, content and business models in multiple functions throughout the company. She has two decades of experience in strategy development, business portfolio planning and risk management across North America, Europe and Asia. She joined NAVTEQ – which later became HERE Technologies – in 1999, developing strategies and leading commercial negotiations on major supplier agreements. She also held business analyst roles at AOL and Miller Brewing Company.

Fred Hessabi

Fred Hessabi

Senior Vice President and General Manager EMEAR

 

In his role as Senior Vice President and General Manager EMEAR, Fred Hessabi is responsible for growing HERE’s business and diversifying the customer base in the region. With more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry, he brings a wealth of Software-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service sales expertise. Prior to joining HERE, Fred held sales leadership roles at several prominent companies, including SAP, Siebel and C3.

Liad Itzhak

Liad Itzhak

Senior Vice President and Head of Mobility

 

Liad Itzhak is leading the Mobility business unit at HERE Technologies, driving the next revolution of the mobility ecosystem. Itzhak brings vast experience as a leader in the world of smart mobility, with expertise in consumer apps and big data. Prior to joining HERE, Itzhak built key units at Waze/Google from the ground up, including Data, Maps and QA. Itzhak led the data strategy of the company, turning Waze into a data-driven organization.

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David Kenzer

Senior Vice President and General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

 

David joined HERE in 2017 from Toptal, a global network of software developers, designers and finance experts. Prior to that he served in a variety of legal executive and leadership roles for other technology companies, most notably Google, Lenovo and Motorola Mobility, where he served as Corporate Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

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Damandeep Singh Kochhar

Senior Vice President, Global Content Operations

 

Damandeep Singh Kochhar is responsible for end-to-end content management and delivery at HERE Technologies, where he leads a team of more than 4,000 associates across India, Europe and the Americas. Since joining HERE in 2015, he has been instrumental in scaling global operations and taking the Indian team to the top-50 “Great Place to Work” top 50 ranking. He has over 20 years of experience in the technology services and product domain, and he previously spent 16 years at GE and Genpact, where he was SVP and COO for the health-care business unit.

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Stanimira Koleva

Senior Vice President and General Manager APAC

 

Stanimira was appointed SVP and General Manager of APAC in January 2019 with the remit to drive revenue growth within the region. One of her key priorities is to accelerate the value the business brings to customers and partners. She has more than 25 years of general management, sales and business development experience within the information and communications technology space.

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Giovanni Lanfranchi

Senior Vice President Development and Chief Technology Officer

 

Giovanni Lanfranchi is Senior Vice President Development and CTO at HERE Technologies. He steers the venture of HERE Technologies into the next generation of location-based services based on platform-enabled applications and solutions in areas such as autonomous driving, asset management and augmented reality. Lanfranchi joined HERE Technologies from IBM in 2018, where he served as Vice President Global Technology Services and Head of WW Service Delivery Architecture & Technology in charge of the overall IBM Services Platform with Watson.

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Petra Marita Meiser

Chief Financial Officer

 

Petra Marita Meiser serves as CFO, overseeing various areas, including corporate finance, treasury, financial planning and analysis, tax, and accounting. 
Meiser joined HERE in February 2020 from Daimler where her responsibilities ranged from strategic program management and M&A to corporate law and various corporate financial initiatives. At Daimler, she successfully led the program of Project Future, one of the biggest transformation initiatives in Daimler’s history, culminating in the November 2019 launch of a new corporate structure designed to optimally position the company for success in the era of connected and autonomous transportation. Prior to that, Meiser led M&A for Daimler in the Americas, Middle East and Africa and corporate worldwide, and held various other global responsibilities.

Kirk Mitchell

Kirk Mitchell

Senior Vice President and General Manager Americas

 

Kirk joined HERE in 2005 and is a veteran in the industry with over 25 years of experience with location and mapping technologies. Most recently, Kirk was Vice President of Tech, Media & Telco (TMT) at HERE, where he developed comprehensive sales strategies to promote customer growth and satisfaction. Prior to leading the TMT segment, Kirk held a number of roles including Head of Global Consumer Sales as well as Head of APAC Sales.

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Kelley Steven-Waiss

Chief Innovation Officer

 

Kelley Steven-Waiss serves as Chief Innovation Officer for HERE Technologies. She has more than 25 years of executive management and consulting experience in human resources, change management and corporate communications and has spent the last 13 years as a CHRO, including her prior role at HERE and across semiconductor, software and networking companies. She is also the founder of a cloud-based SaaS talent mobility solution, Hitch, that uses machine learning and AI to match project-based opportunities to internal employee skill profiles. Since 2015, Kelley has served as a public board director for Form Factor, Inc, (NASDAQ; Form).

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Angel L. Mendez

Chief Operating Officer

 

Angel L. Mendez holds responsibility for the strategic and operational execution of the core business of HERE Technologies, with a key emphasis on operational excellence, business process innovation and systems automation. Mendez brings over 30 years of management expertise to HERE Technologies. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President - Transformation at Cisco. Prior to this role, he led Cisco’s Customer Value Chain Management organization.

HERE Supervisory Board

International B.V. supports the company’s long-term strategy to become the leading location platform serving multiple industries.

Formed in 2016, the Supervisory Board brings together recognized industry leaders and shareholder representatives to oversee the executive leadership team of HERE Technologies.

Rudi Lamprecht

Rudi Lamprecht

Board Chairman

 

The Chairman of the Supervisory Board is Rudi Lamprecht, who brings to the role his deep experience of the telecommunications and information technology industries. He is currently also Chairman of EWC East-West-Connect GmbH; Chairman of Duagon AG; Board Member of AO.com; and Board Member of Fujitsu Technology Solutions. He is a former Member of the Board of Siemens AG.

Uri Levine

Uri Levine

Board Member

 

Uri Levine, co-founder and former President of Waze, the community-based traffic and navigation app. Mr. Levine is an investor and entrepreneur, currently serving as Chairman of Engie, Fairfly and Zeek. He is also founder and Chairman of FeeX, and serves on the Board of Directors of Roomer and Moovit.

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Dr. Rainer Feurer

Board Member

 

Senior Vice President Corporate Investments, BMW Group

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Sajjad Khan

Board Member

 

Executive Vice President – Member of Divisional Board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, CASE

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Dr. Stefan Sommer

Board Member

 

Board Member for Components and Procurement, Volkswagen AG

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Yutaka Kyoya

Board Member

 

Executive Vice President, Group CEO, Consumer Industry Group, Mitsubishi Corporation

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Hiroki Kuriyama

Board Member

 

Executive Vice President, Head of Strategic Business Development, NTT

Industry Advisory Board

Promoting industry insights, collaboration and innovation.

HERE is dedicated to enabling an autonomous world for everyone. Given that no company or individual can solve this alone, we have assembled acclaimed international experts and global thought leaders to create the HERE Industry Advisory Board (IAB).

The HERE IAB is a regular dialogue focused on sharing insights, igniting innovation and promoting collaboration that improves the way everyone and everything lives, moves and interacts with location data.

Ricky Hudi

Ricky Hudi

Founder & CEO, FMT 
HERE Industry Advisory Board Chairman

 

Ricky Hudi is a mobility technology pioneer with great passion for innovation and over 28 years of experience in the automotive and related tech industry.

After holding various roles at BMW AG and AUDI AG he took over in January 2009 as Executive Vice President Development Electrics/Electronics AUDI AG.

He is Chairman of the Industry Advisory Board for HERE, Chairman of the Advisory Board for the International Congress of Automotive Electronics in Ludwigsburg and serves on the Open Innovation Advisory Board for Samsung and on the Technology Council for Harman.

 

Patrick Cheng

Patrick Cheng

CEO, NavInfo

 

As one of the founders of NavInfo, Patrick Cheng has experience in technology, marketing, sales and management through taking responsibility of various departments over the last 13 years.

As CEO of NavInfo since 2015, he has been pushing the globalization of the company by enhancing global partnerships and fostering extensive R&D in the fields of autonomous driving and implementing “turnkey solutions” with hardware and software for telematics.

Prior to becoming CEO, Cheng was COO of NavInfo and played a key role in re-organizing the structure of the company and shaping its new strategic position. Cheng has also previously developed and managed NavInfo’s marketing and sales operations and expanded the business to European and North American clients.

Thomas Lantzsch

Thomas Lantzsch

SVP and General Manager of IoT Group, Intel Corporation

 

Thomas Lantzsch is the SVP and General Manager of the Internet of Things (IoT) Group at Intel Corporation. He leads the worldwide organization responsible for Intel® architecture computing solutions across IoT market segments, including manufacturing, industrial, retail, transportation, smart buildings and homes, and aerospace.

Claudius Leibfritz

Dr. Claudius Leibfritz

Member of Board of Management & CEO Global Automotive, Allianz 

 

Dr. Leibfritz is a member of the board of management, Allianz Worldwide Partners SAS – German Branch and CEO Global Automotive Munich, Germany. Prior to this, he managed regional groups at Allianz and was Principal of the Boston Consulting Group’s German entity. Before this he spent more than ten years at Boston Consulting Group conducting various international projects. After graduating in Business Administration at the University of Tübingen, he earned his doctorate in Economics and Controlling at the University of Bern.

Imran Sayeed

Imran Sayeed

Innovation & Digital Transformation Advisor, NTT DATA 

 

Imran Sayeed is part of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation faculty at the MIT Sloan School of Management where he teaches Disruptive Technologies, New Business Models, Software and Internet Entrepreneurship, and Global Innovation in Large Companies. 

Previously, Sayeed was CTO and Head of the Digital Practice for NTT Data, Inc., a subsidiary of the 6th largest technology consulting company in the world with 75,000 employees in 45 countries and $16 billion in annual revenue. Sayeed also led the global Innovation initiatives across NTT DATA focusing on Disruptive, Incremental, Top Down, Grassroots, Industry-specific and Horizontal innovation and the mechanisms for developing, measuring and creating impact across 4 continents. 

Rob Siegel

Rob Siegel

Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business/Partner, XSeed Capital

 

Robert Siegel is a lecturer in Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and has led primary research and written cases on Google, Box, Stripe, AngelList, 23andMe, Lending Club, PayPal, SurveyMonkey, Medium, Wikimedia Foundation, Minted, 500 Startups, Axel Springer, General Electric and Starbucks (La Boulange).

He is also a partner at XSeed Capital. His investment areas include business operations where computational technologies automate and improve company performance, mobile solutions for firms of all sizes, and software systems that shape both business and consumer behaviors.

Cham Zhong

Cham Zhong

VP & General Manager Map, Tencent Holdings Ltd.

 

Cham Zhong leads three departments at Tencent MIG (Mobile Internet Business Group): Browser Product, Map Platform Product and Smart Platform Product. He established the Wireless R&D Department in 2008, and in early 2009, he launched the browser project, which hatched the basis of the mobile phone QQ browser.

Young Sohn

Young Sohn

President and Chief Strategy Officer, Samsung Electronics, and Chairman of the Board, HARMAN International Industries

 

Young Sohn is president and chief strategy officer for Samsung Electronics, and Chairman of the Board, Harman International. He leads development and strategy for global innovation, investment and new business creation. Young led the $8 billion acquisition of Harman International Industries. 

Prior to joining Samsung Electronics, Young served as CEO of Oak Technologies, Agilent Semiconductor (now Avago) and Inphi Corporation. Under his leadership as CEO and board member, he took PLX Technologies, Synnex Technologies and Inphi public. He also has served on the Boards of ARM, Synnex Corporation and Cymer, Inc. 
 

Stephan Durach

Stephan Durach

SVP, Purchasing & Supplier Network Digital, BMW 

 

After graduating in electrical engineering at the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Stephan Durach joined BMW Group in Munich in 1998.

Durach started his career in software processes and methods by working across various departments in the Electronics division. In 2008 he became Head of Technology for the Palo Alto/Mountain View office. Returning to BMW headquarters in 2011, he took over the Entertainment, Mobile Devices and App Centers department before going on to lead ‘Electronics’ in the product line for luxury class BMW. In 2015, he joined the Purchasing and Supplier Network division to take the lead on purchasing for information and communications electronics and ConnectedDrive. In 2015, he extended his responsibility to the complete Electric/Electronic portfolio with the BMW Group.   

Dr. Michael Bolle

Dr. Michael Bolle

Member of the Board of Management, CDO, CTO, Robert Bosch GmbH

 

Dr. Michael Bolle has been President of the corporate sector for research and advanced engineering at Robert Bosch GmbH since April 2014. 

He joined Bosch at the very beginning of his career, working in various positions in advanced engineering for multimedia systems. In 1999, he founded Systemonic AG. However, he returned to Bosch in 2003, including a stint in Japan with DENSO, and since 2006 has worked in positions for driver-information systems, as well as development and product sectors for Robert Bosch Car Multimedia GmbH.

Georges Massing

Georges Massing

Vice President for Digital Vehicle & Mobility, Daimler 

 

Georges Massing is the Vice President Digital Vehicle & Mobility at Daimler AG. He joined Daimler as Director User Interaction & Software for the Mercedes-Benz vehicle portfolio in 2016. Previously, he was responsible for Driver Experience, mechatronic controls and interior light for BMW AG in Munich and held various management positions in areas such as gesture and eye control, driver assistance systems, EV/hybrid vehicles and lighting systems at Magna. Georges Massing holds a graduate degree in aerospace engineering from Technical University of Berlin. 

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Dr. Klaus Büttner

Executive Vice President, Development Electrics/Electronics, AUDI AG

 

Dr. Klaus Büttner is a Mechanical Engineering graduate who started his professional career in 1997 at BMW Group in Munich. While there, he operated in different strategic and operative management positions including in innovation management, advanced driving assistance and safety systems as well as Human Machine Interface. From 2013 to 2019, he took over responsibility as VP for various strategic fields like Electronics, User Experience, Connected Car and Autonomous Driving. In his current role as Head of Electrics/Electronics of AUDI AG, he is responsible for developing vehicle electronics and Car IT.

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Werner Koestler

Senior Vice President, member of the VNI Management Board at Continental AG

 

Werner Köstler is a member of Continental AG’s VNI (Vehicle Networking and Information) management board and has been heading the VNI strategy department since 2014. He joined Siemens VDO in 1992 where he headed the Chassis Electronic NAFTA, Body & Security business units for Tier-1 customers as well as the Corporate Strategy Asia Pacific in Shanghai. After the acquisition of Siemens VDO by Continental in 2007/2008, Werner Köstler took over the position as Vice President of the Interior Korea division in Seoul, after which he led the Body & Security Asian OEM division in Yokohama, Japan. In 2014, he moved to Regensburg and has been heading the VNI strategy department.

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