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Mr. Sushant Wason

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Sushant Wason, a seasoned technologist and an expert in Geo-Spatial Technology

Mr. Sushant Wason is a seasoned technologist and a professional with more than 12 years of experience in the field of Location and Geo-Spatial Technology. He was the Lead Software Engineer of a startup, whose name is Vurb whose aim was to solve local search and place discovery, before being acquired by Snap for $110M in August 2016.

At Vurb, he was responsible for the next generation of Place Personalization and Local Search using cutting-edge technologies and innovative storage solutions like Graph Databases. Before Vurb, Sushant was the Lead Software Engineer at Groupon where he contributed to the user personalization and recommendation of content.

At Snap, Mr. Sushant is the Head of Location platform and Geo-Spatial Technology, where he manages a team of great software engineers, GIS Engineers, Applied Data Scientists, and Machine Learning Engineers who help him to develop software to support the Location requirements of Snap including Snap Map, which is one of the most used maps in the world with more than 350 million users using it every month.

His contribution to the field of Location Platform has been recognized internally and externally with various awards and at conferences. He also has several approved patents to his name with multiple citations by large MNCs like Amazon and Walmart and his work is actively used to improve Location Technology.

 Mr. Sushant’s contribution to society extends to Judging competitions like Hackathon and International Awards which often have a high bar for excellence. Mr. Sushant is an active writer and writes about industry trends and the latest happenings in Location Technology his articles have been published in popular tech media publications and have been read by several thousand viewers.

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