Chris Chiappinelli
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Chris Chiappinelli is the editor of WhereNext magazine. Through his writing, he explores the Internet of Things, digital transformation, big data analytics, and other trends that keep executives awake at night. Most recently, Chris managed internal content for PTC, a pioneer in the Internet of Things and a purveyor of technology for smart products, augmented reality, and other cutting-edge applications. Prior to his work at PTC, he spent a decade as a journalist covering business and technology news.

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Your Smart City Needs a Chief Analytics Officer

Good governing requires efficiency. As smart cities generate vast stores of big data, chief analytics officers uncover vital answers quickly.

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Poor Air Quality Costs Businesses Millions, Research Shows

Some executives might think air pollution isn't their problem, but new location intelligence reveals its surprising business impact.

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The Public Sector Borrows Business Practices for Efficiency, Greater Good

Marketing executives follow the dictum "know your customer." Now, innovative public sector leaders are adopting and expanding their methods.

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Flying Taxis Take Flight, Presage New Location Intelligence

Just as the public starts to wrap its head around self-driving cars, entrepreneurs are testing self-flying taxis.

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Think Tank: The Surprising Truth about Unified Commerce

In a fractious retail landscape and in the era of big data, many retailers are struggling to create a more nuanced view of customers.

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New Data Pinpoints the Millennial Migration

Location analysis on the Millennial generation’s education, income, and habits indicates business opportunities.

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Trend Watch: AI Helps Businesses Make Decisions at the Edge

Using big data analytics, AI, and location intelligence, businesses can speed decisions, empower employees, and earn customer loyalty.

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Disrupting the Autonomous-Vehicle Industry with Crowdsourced Maps

A Silicon Valley company emerges from stealth with a vision for mapping the autonomous-vehicle revolution.

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Connected Kiosks Foreshadow Smart Cities

New smart kiosks in big cities will give residents free WiFi—and could help support smart cities and more reliable autonomous vehicles.

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Supply Chain Integration Fuels New Farm-to-Table Movement

A Washington company puts a new twist on the farm-to-table movement. Its secret? An innovative streak and a vertically integrated supply chain.

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