Rover’s business model is designed to make cities smarter by impacting key challenges such as congestion, emissions, the economics of mobility and community planning.
Before founding Rover, Grant held key lead marketing roles for several fortune 10 Technology companies. Grant also has a successful technology/start up focused past, having working in Silicon Valley for over 7 years.
A serial entrepreneur, Grant has owned and operated some type of self-run business since childhood. From running a used golf ball sales company in public school to a clothing company in high school, used to pay for in full his university education, to taking a mobile app based sharing concept all the way to the Dragons Den. His entrepreneurial spirit is vigorous to say the least.
Grant and his marketing strategies/programs have also been recognized by several industry leading awards including the Globe and Mails’ Most Promising Start-up, Ernst &Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Program and PWC’s Vision to Reality Awards (Finalist)
Grant has also served as a key advisor to a broad list of Fortune 100 clients, around the primary topic of using mobile technology and brand strategy to accelerate business growth.
Grant graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, with a double majour in Business-Economics and Psychology. He is also completed the Executive Marketing Program at Queens University.
Lately there’s been a lot of hyperbola about the King St. pilot being bad for local business.
The problem with this statement and its negative positioning of the trial is that there has been no real context associated with the “badness”. In order for something to be bad does it not have to be compared to some sort of initial baseline.
So back to the pilot specifically, if the change in street access is reducing traffic at a couple small restaurants or shops on the section of …
The King Street Pilot Project is here Toronto.
A new set of traffic restrictions are in place that really improve transportation into the city via streetcar.
And on top of it, there is now also a way to really take advantage of this new, zippy way into the downtown core. The concept is called Radius parking from Rover Parking. Here’s how it works:
You park in private driveways being rented out on Rover all around the end point areas of the pilot, all of which are located outside of …
Looking for traditional parking is costing you over $400 per year according to recent analysis by INRIX, a leading transportation analytics company.
Not knowing where to specifically park and having to pay high prices at parking lots or garages is a significant chunk of this $400, costing more than $20 billion a year or $100 per driver, the report estimated.
Drivers in city centers endure the toughest challenges. In New York City for example, drivers spend an average of 107 hours per year …
Earlier this week Toronto mayor John Tory launched the #getTOmoving program to help address and combat the ever growing issue in Toronto of traffic congestion.
Many new tactics are being put in place designed to improve the flow of traffic in Toronto. These include Quick Clear squads for the Gardiner Expressway, Traffic Wardens for troubled city intersections, the re-scheduling of non-emergency work that blocks roadways, the sharing of traffic data with Google and the installation of smart …
Google has just announced a new parking feature for Google Maps called “parking difficulty.” This new parking feature is available in 25 cities outside the U.S., including Toronto, and will let users know what kind of parking situation awaits them at their intended destination.
But is simply finding parking easier really going to make a difference in Toronto?
Yes this technology is a small step forward to help with the parking situation in Toronto and other cities across North …
If your planning on heading down to the Canadian National Exhibition, or as it’s other wise know, the CNE or the Ex, it’s all fun and games, literally, until it comes time for parking.
Yes, parking at the CNE can be the most unpleasant and most expensive part of your day at the Ex. Well, until now.
Rover has a bunch of great parking spots at the CNE that are about 5 minutes walking distance away. Parking at the Ex with Rover is easier, more affordable and much more enjoyable. Plus …
Kevin Suitor is Chief Marketing Officer at TELoIP, the creator of powerful software-defined wide-area networks (SD-WANs) for the most challenging locations requiring high availability and business-critical application traffic.
Todd Lewis is President and CEO of Spatial DNA, a Toronto-based technology company specializing in systems engineering and integration of spatial or location-based information with enterprise platforms.
Michael Gord is the founder and CEO of MLG Blockchain Consulting, a global blockchain consulting and development firm focused on developing next generation applications using blockchains and smart contract technology.
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.
Founders, executives, marketers, managers, developers and creatives of the following companies have participated in our semi-annual summits.
Chart Venture Partners
Romer + Associates
ff Venture Partners
Bessemer Venture Partners
Starcom Mediavest Group
New York Angels
Four Legged Features
New York Times
Deutsche Telekom USA
Primary Wave Media
Starcom Mediavest Group
Square 1 Bank
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