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June 9th, 2020
2:40 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Open for Business – What Occupancy is Really Right?


The COVID-19 pandemic has stores scrambling to understand how to keep customers and staff safe.  Adding to the confusion is a flurry of recommendations around occupancy and traffic in general.

In this discussion, Pathr CEO and Founder George Shaw will show how you can use cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) to set occupancy based on your space with as little as a floorplan.

About Pathr:
Pathr™ is a spatial AI platform and data analytics-driven “behavior engine” that evaluates the way that people and objects move through, and interact within, their physical environment (such as a retail store, entertainment venue, or public space), with the aim of enhancing customer experience and increasing profits. Real Time Spatial Intelligence. Applied.

The Speakers

George Shaw

George Shaw is the Pathr Founder and CEO.  A consummate industry veteran working at the intersection of data and engineering, Shaw is a true innovator in the fields of spatial analytics, Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related technology solutions.  Prior to founding Pathr, a disruptive new pioneer in the Spatial Intelligence space, Shaw held senior positions at RetailNext, Intel, Second Spectrum, Target, and many other leading edge brands—working respectively in the capacities of Principal Engineer, Principal Data Strategist, Vice President of Research and Development, Technical Fellow and Scientific Advisor. He serves as an advisor to multiple start-up and emerging technology entities, and is a senior lecturer and educator.  He additionally holds multiple U.S. patents for his inventive work in the areas of retail analytics methodology, customer movement and path analysis.  Shaw graduated from Boston University, and holds a Master of Science degree from MIT.

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