Eric is passionate about open data and building open source visualization tools focused on speed and design. As CEO of MapBox, Eric coordinates product and business development for tools that make it easy for anyone to design and publish a beautiful custom map in the cloud.

Prior to MapBox, Eric co-founded Development Seed. Eric is a recognized expert on open data and open source software and has been featured in publications including the New York Times, Nightline, NPR, and others. He is frequently invited to speak on topics including open data, data visualization, and open source business models and has presented at conferences such as SXSW, Web 2.0, Where 2.0, GOSCON, and NodeJam.

Eric will be speaking in the session on Technology and tools for commercially-sustainable open data platforms as part of the Technology, Tools and Business programme at OKCon on Wednesday 18 September.

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