Dave Newman, Co-founder & CEO Maptaskr

Democratising Location Intelligence


As existing technologies mature and new technologies emerge, Dave will look at how location intelligence is rapidly moving from being the domain of the GIS team to a topic that is discussed at board level and utilised across the whole enterprise. Dave will look at trends, opportunities and the technologies that are changing the face of location intelligence and making it more accessible to all.


Dave is a tech entrepreneur who’s business Maptaskr specialises in democratising Location Intelligence through the use of AI, big data and data science. He is able to abstract hidden insight from enterprise data including insights from within satellite and aerial imagery to produce ‘Alternative data’.

Dave comes from a technology background where he won UK Systems Professional of the Year at the UK IT Industry awards and plays an active role in the WA Startup scene where he is the organiser of WA’s largest (and recognised nationally as Australia’s 4th most influential) tech startup community – Morning Startup. He also founded ‘Not for Profit’ Ministry of Data last year, where its mission is to take on problems from within Government and have them solved by the innovative community using data with a view that the solutions could potentially become businesses.