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18 June, 2019 - 09:44 By Tony Quested

Asia major as data doyen GeoSpock opens Tokyo and Singapore offices

GeoSpock Baker

Cambridge extreme data technology business GeoSpock is leveraging growing demand in Asia by opening operations in Tokyo and Singapore. It plans to hire 30 staff in Asia in the next 24 months. 

The move hands GeoSpock a springboard to broaden services to new and existing clients in both regions. These include the Singapore Land Authority and X-locations, a Japanese-based artificial intelligence platform. 

The UK specialist is mining fresh opportunities for growth within vertical markets such as smart cities, IoT, enterprise, asset and logistics. 

Singapore will operate as the company’s Asian headquarters and enable GeoSpock to respond to the rapid growth in demand for robust data infrastructures that can support innovation.

Richard Baker, CEO of GeoSpock, said: “The world’s population is set to grow by 2.2 billion between now and 2050 with 60 per cent of the global population living in Asia. As a result, we anticipate this is where we will see the largest growth in the Internet of Things and its associated sensors. 

“However, to prepare for an increasingly connected world, organisations need a platform that can uncover insights within data to inform business decisions. As part of our expansion into Asia we will use our expertise to support geospatial initiatives and the advancement of IoT technologies.”

To drive the initiative, Sean Kim has been appointed as vice-president of Asia and will be responsible for growing brand advocacy and revenues. Sean Kim is an experienced industry sales leader with nearly 30 years’ experience in launching and expanding technology businesses in the Asia-Pacific including companies such as AirTies, Technicolor, ANT and Nagravision. 

Sean Kim will be supported by the appointment of John Yam who will lead the Singapore office and Motohiro Watanbe who will manage the office in Japan. To help drive its ambition to become the leader in spatial big data management and analytics in the region, GeoSpock plans to add up to 30 people in commercial, technical and data science roles in Asia over the next two years. 

“Across Asia, developments in infrastructure and smart cities are driving the need for access to dynamic contextual data. GeoSpock’s technology is at the cutting edge of spatial big data and meets this demand,” said Sean Kim, VP of Asia. “I expect GeoSpock to contribute hugely to the geospatial market both in Asia and around the world.”

GeoSpock brings sensor data to life – translating complex connections into meaningful visualisations that reveal the bigger picture. 

Its platform has the power to transform lives and businesses – whether it's cutting harmful emissions by reducing traffic congestion or maximising profitability by optimising commercial operations. 

In seconds, GeoSpock harnesses trillions of data points to discover hidden patterns and create a valuable new perspective in markets ranging from maritime and logistics to smart cities and data technology.

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