The Scooter Infestation

As Spatial Networks is in St. Petersburg I’m spending my first week at the company here for orientation and meeting the team. If you’ve never been to St. Pete its a great small city that isn’t that complicated. The one thing I’ve noticed walking around the city is the lack of electric scooters. There are no Bird, Lime, Razor, Uber or whatever latest company is throwing scooters around. In Tempe, there are so many brands that I can’t even keep track of them anymore. But not here in St. Pete. It makes the sidewalks less crowded, you don’t seem scooters knocked over on ever street corner and honestly seeing everyone actually walking around feels relaxing. You just don’t notice it until you don’t see them. I miss those days…

Spatial Networks

Well today is a big day for me. I’ve join Spatial Networks as VP of Professional Services. This is a great opportunity for me because the team that Tony has put together is really second to none. I was going to list all the people at SNI that I’m exicte to work with but realized it was basically the whole team. On the latest podcast (which isn’t out yet) Bill and I talked about how I’ve worked with so many of these great people but never at the same company. Well that’s no longer the case.

I’ll be heading up the Professional Services team at SNI so this is a great opportunity to work with many of the companies I have in the past, implementing some of the best technology and data sources out there. I’m in St. Petersburg for much of this week and then back again in 2 weeks for the whole week. Should give me some great 1 on 1 time with most of the staff and catch up with those who I respect greatly.

As I alluded to the other day, this blog is back and I’ll be blogging about technology and what gets me excited these days. Some GIS, some programming, some hardware and probably some photoshops. Should be a great time, I’m very excited!