Dave Mathews, founder and CEO of NewAer

Dave Mathews is founder and CEO of NewAer, a peer-to-peer discovery and communication platform for all operating systems which developers can build upon for a better than iBeacon experience.

NewAer’s platform leverages WiFi, Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart or NFC in devices for a software only rollout to support proximity services.

Dave began connecting computers to cellular phones in the early 1990′s and created some of the first mobile data solutions for carriers all over the nation.

He has developed communication focused retail superstores and the products that go within, as well as routing technologies, supply chain management and back-end database infrastructure.

Dave is a consumer-focused inventor specializing in mobile, convergence and digital entertainment. He has worked at the startup stages of projects like boxee, Slingbox and is an inventor of the CueCat consumer bar code reader.

Always tinkering, he has 70+ U.S. patents granted or pending and has appeared as a technology expert or host on some 300 television shows.

Dave has written for PC Mag, is a founding contributor of O’Reilly’s MAKE and other consumer-tech outlets as well as industry publications.

After the dot-com bubble burst, he was tapped by the Chairman of RadioShack to help re-kindle the spirit of innovation within the retail giant.

Through his efforts, several products made it to market and many technologies were created with the help of his Asian and US based teams.


Closing out 2017 and CES 2018

The year 2017 proved NewAer continues to innovate and to remix proximity technology by placing Bluetooth beacons on people rather than the store shelves that they were envisioned for.

For SXSW we put Bluvision beacons on guests at SXSW to create what Techcrunch called Minority Report, but we felt was more like “Six degrees of separation.”  Attendees within the lounge could quickly append their Facebook “likes and profile” to a BLE beacon, …

NewAer Kiosk is live @ VivaTech Paris!

As America celebrates its independence day, we are in Europe launching NewAer Kiosk for iOS and Kiosk for Apple TV!

These applications have been tested with partners over the last year, to enable direct messaging of content to users standing in front of your digital displays within your office, mall or airport!

Thanks goes out to the team at VivaTech Technology Paris for having the platform for us to debut Kiosk in the keynote “Geolocation: augmented experience or personal …

Automation and AR VR with NewAer

The team At NewAer loves the term automagic. It’s what drives us to build our software. It means whatever devices within your environment know the context of other devices in the space around you. This means that services attached to those digital things can anticipate your needs. We are used to having this in the web world online with Cookies. They remember our passwords and what you have placed in shopping carts online.

Since most of us can leave our homes without forgetting a …

2015 is in the bag – alas iBeacons are not in virtual bags

Every year we look back at the progress that we have made with NewAer and see how we can ease future adoption for our end-users. This year was fruitful for us but taxing on the industry. For companies in the space of retail analytics, shopper marketing and beacons the year did not have the explosive growth that the industry projected.

The complexity of iBeacon from software integration and hardware deployment has been limited to trials with no breakthrough successes found. Short of buying …

Kiosk arrives at Advertising Week 2015

Photo by Getty ImagesThe producers of Advertising Week invited us along with less than a handful of other innovative startups to present in their Data & Sensor Lab at the Time Center this week. We showed how we are powering large screens in public places like airports and malls for relevant marketing to those who walk with their smartphones in front of the screen. Much like the movie Minority Report did by using Hollywood trickery and somewhat creepy eyeball detection.

With our system, users would opt-in to …

Android iOS Beacon Messaging over BTLE debuts at Cannes Lions

We are at Cannes Lions with the Unilever Foundry this week, where we made our debut of our partnership with Magnum last year. This year we are chosen as one of the top companies from their Foundry 50 team. If you are here thinking of iBeacons or proximity based projects, lets meet up! I suggest we meet at the Carlton Hotel via our friends from Eventbase with their iBeacon and Wearable app Rose Time!

This is a big event for us, and we are celebrating it with the launch our latest …

NewAer releases our 5.0 SDK for Windows and Android

Announced with our CES 2015 press release, we’ve delivered on the promise to launch our latest SDK for Windows which uses Bluegiga (recently purchased by Silicon Labs) Bluetooth Smart dongles and supports the latest 5.x release of Android Lollipop! Our code for iOS has been updated as well, but does not yet contain WiFi reporting, so we are keeping that revision number at 4.x until that functionality is added.

Vanilla Ice Goes 5.0 as well

Vanilla Ice goes 5.0 as well

Here are the points of this new release:
Many …

Geoweb Summit #8

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Internet of Things Workshops

Getting started with IoT application development

7.00 - 7.40 pm - Build an IoT app in 10 minutes with Dweet.io and Freeboard

Bug Labs' lead sales engineer Vishal Kumar will guide you through creating your first Internet of Things application using Dweet.io and Freeboard.

7.40 -8.20 pm - Connect people, devices and systems with Robin

Robin's founder Zach Dunn and software developer Mark Costello will demonstrate presence applications for IoT using the new Robin platform.

8.20 - 9.00 pm - XMPP and a normalized fabric for IoT

Clayster co-founder Rikard Strid will discuss XMPP standardization efforts and what a normalized fabric for internet of things will look like. Watch his talk at CloudExpo last year.

9.00 - 10.00 - Networking

Thursday, May 22, 2014

IoT Workshops continued

Demos, show-and-tell, Q&A

10.00 - 10.10 - The IoT New York Meetup

Linda Drabik is the organizer of the Internet of Things New York meetup.

10.10 - 10.50 - Build a better than iBeacon experience

Dave Mathews is founder and CEO of NewAer, a peer-to-peer discovery and communication platform that developers can build upon for a better than iBeacon experience.

10.50 - 11.00 - eCan

Sean Auriti is co-founder and member of Alpha One Labs, a community makerspace in Brooklyn, and founder and CEO of Emrals, that has developed the eCan concept.

11.00 - 11.40 - Networking break

11.40 - 12.00 - Databubbles with localized maps that pull in 3rd party APIs deployed in the real world

Rachel Law is co-founder of Interface Foundry, a mobile app and hardware framework that lets you browse and build secure geo-fenced data bubbles in physical places and times. Rachel will preview Interface Foundry's databubble builder that implements recursive geospatial and temporal mapped objects - bubbles within bubbles.

12.00 - 12.20 - IoT meets geospatial

Raj Singh is Director of Interoperability Programs for the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), an international industry consortium of 442 companies, agencies and universities.

12.20 - 1.00 - Manage, control and reprogram Arduino Yun's and Raspberry Pi's

CMO Chris Tella will demonstrate Basic6's capability to manage, control and reprogram Arduino Yun's and Raspberry Pi's remotely and wirelessly over a large geography.

Lunch break

2.00 - 4.00 pm - Doors open

Coffee, intro videos + networking

4.00 - 4.40 pm - Panel 1

Internet of Things 

Andy Hobsbawm is founder and CMO of Evrythng, a Web of Things software company, making products smart by connecting them to the Web.

Chris Rezendes is the President of INEX Advisors, helping clients to define and select growth and investment opportunities in Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M).

Edward Samson is the CEO at Basic6, a company that is recasting unique IT management tools around a broader cloud solution that includes the data center and the Internet of Things.

Randall Sanborn is a Technical Advisor at Mobiquity, a mobile engagement provider creating innovative solutions that drive business value.


Raj Singh is Director of Interoperability Programs for the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), an international industry consortium of 442 companies, agencies and universities.

4.40 - 5.20 pm - Panel 2

Indoor positioning 

Anne Marie Stephen is Vice President Retail Sales and Customer Development at iInside, a 15 year old technology leader delivering Indoor Location Services.

Ankit Agarwal is the founder and CEO of Micello, a provider of comprehensive indoor venue maps.

Mike Loushine is the Director of the Emerging Mobile Technologies Group at Applied Communication Sciences.

David Wenning is VP North American Sales for Pole Star, whose NAO Campus indoor positioning solution has been implemented all over the world since 2008.


Hugh Seaton is President of The Marketer Project, an advertising agency dedicated to bringing together the best thinking, theory and insight.

5.20 - 6.00 pm - Networking break

Drinks + networking

6.00 - 6.20 pm - InterDigital keynote

Narayan Menon 

Narayan Menon is Vice President - Innovation Labs at InterDigital, a wireless research and development company.

6.20 - 7.00 pm - Panel 3

Augmented reality 

Pete Wassell is the founder and CEO of Augmate, the first wearable platform that accelerates the development of cloud-based digital eyewear applications.

Brendan Scully is a Senior Business Development Manager at Metaio, the leading augmented reality software company.

Andrew Kemendo is the founder of Visidraft, which brings CAD-based AR to the architecture, construction and engineering industries.

David Elmekies is founder of iC the Universe, a new company with proprietary augmented reality engine that allows users to embed large amounts of information in small and manageable apps.


Ori Inbar is the co-founder and CEO of AugmentedReality.org, a global non-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing augmented reality (AR).

7.00 - 7.05 pm - IPG Media Lab keynote

Melvin Wilson 

Melvin Wilson is Head of Strategy at IPG Media Lab, where marketers and Interpublic's agencies go to discover and learn about their future.

7.05 - 7.45 pm - Panel 4

Building apps with geodata 

Eddie Pickle is the founder and CEO of Boundless, the company behind the OpenGeo Suite, a complete geospatial platform for managing data and building maps and applications.

Jonathan Levy is a cartographic designer who has worked with clients such as the Antenna International, New York Observer, Airbnb, TED, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art.

Robert Cheetham is the founder and CEO of Azavea, a B Corporation that creates civic geospatial software and data analytics related to land, water and people.

Zach Dunn is CPO and co-founder at One Mighty Roar, a company in Boston that makes products to organize shared experiences across physical and digital spaces.


Lubna Dajani is Principal at Stratemerge, a technology and business services provider.

7.45 - 9.00 pm - Networking continues

Drinks + networking

What are Geoweb Summits?

Geoweb Summits are business development-focused evening conferences in London, Toronto and New York at the intersection of geographic information systems, the internet of things and location-based services.

Who attends Geoweb Summits?

Founders, executives, marketers, managers, developers and creatives of the following companies have participated in our semi-annual summits.

Canaan Partners
Accel Partners
Hot Potato
Luminary Labs
LTU technologies
Chart Venture Partners
Romer + Associates
Galigeo Inc
ff Venture Partners
K2 Labs
Total Immersion
Bessemer Venture Partners
Foxfire Investments
Founder Institute
Megamorphosis Design
Starcom Mediavest Group
New York Angels
Four Legged Features
Lorax Media
CBS Local
Chart Venture
Sense Networks
Affect Strategies
New York Times
American Express
IA Ventures
Luminary Labs
Magnet Media
The Knot
Metamorphic Ventures
Paliwoda Group
Starvest Partners
Deep Focus
Deutsche Telekom USA
SNR Denton
Primary Wave Media
PHD Media
Business Insider
Starcom Mediavest Group
Locality Media
iNovia Capital
Morgan Stanley
Square 1 Bank

Pricing and refund policy

We try to keep prices fair and affordable for different groups within the geoweb community. Ticket sales cover our costs. Geoweb Forum is a bootstrapped project.

There are discount codes out there for students and startups. You are welcome to take advantage of them if you come across them, but we can not apply discounts on already bought tickets.

We will refund tickets if an event is cancelled or moved - which should never happen. Otherwise tickets are non-refundable.