HERE, the Open Location Platform company, today announced the appointment of Peter Kürpick, a highly respected expert and leader in cloud technologies, as Chief Platform Officer. In his role, Kürpick will accelerate the company’s push 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.
“Our Open Location Platform is at the core of the HERE vision and the backbone for all of our products, services and solutions and I’m delighted to welcome someone of Peter’s caliber to HERE,” said Edzard Overbeek, CEO, HERE.
“Businesses, organizations and people from around the world will be able to leverage the power of HERE’s Open Location Platform. This is a platform that will compute maps and deliver location-aware data for a massive variety of uses and situations. I am very excited about the possibilities,” said Peter Kürpick.
Kürpick joins HERE from Unify, a global communications software and services company where he served as Executive Vice President of its Product House organization. Previously, he has held numerous technology leadership roles at Software AG and SAP, where he was instrumental in the conception and development of SAP NetWeaver.
Kürpick holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the University of Kassel and has conducted post-doctorate research at Kansas State University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He also holds a Masters in Environmental Sciences from the University of Kassel as well as a Corporate MBA from INSEAD.
HERE, the Open Location Platform company, enables people, enterprises and cities to harness the power of location. By making sense of the world through the lens of location we empower our customers to achieve better outcomes – from helping a city manage its infrastructure or an enterprise optimize its assets to delivering drivers to their destination safely. To learn more about HERE, including our new generation of cloud-based location platform services, visit http://360.here.com.