Invited Talk

Speaker: Kris Kolodziej (VP of Location Services, aisle411)
Title: Indoor Spatial Awareness for Retail Stores
Abstract: With 8 in 10 smartphone shoppers using mobile in-store to help with shopping, retailers are keen on in-store location solutions. aisle411 is the leading indoor location platform for retailers such as Walgreens, Home Depot, and others. This presentation will talk about how aisle411 digitizes the store data assets (floorplans, product location, etc) for use by shoppers and associates on mobile devices. The result is a more convenient shopping experience for customers, increased loyalty and bigger basket sizes. aisle411’s unique data architecture, categorization systems and search taxonomy tagged to each item allows shoppers to get great search results. In addition to indoor mapping, aisle411’s indoor location positioning is designed to work with multiple technologies such as WiFi and Bluetooth Low Energy to provide a solution allowing retailers to derive key analytics, trigger messaging to shoppers, and deliver unique in-store experiences based on shopper location.

Short Bio.: Kris Kolodziej has been in the mobile, location services, and geospatial field for over a decade, during which he was responsible for product development and business innovation for startups as well as large companies. Kris was the CTO of Spime Inc, which was acquired by Timble Navigation. Kris was part of the Verizon Wireless product leadership team related to Cloud and Location Services. Kris also worked at ESRI in their GIS team, and for the Open Geospatial Consortium related to Geo Web and LBS standards. Kris is the author the groundbreaking book on indoor location services, “Local Positioning Systems: LBS Services and Applications,” and several patents related to LBS, navigation, and indoor location. Kris holds graduate degrees from MIT. Kolodziej is the VP of Location Services at aisle411.