Janice Partyka

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Janice Partyka is principal of JGP Services, www.jgpservices.net, a consulting practice that helps companies with marketing strategy, including investigating new markets, ensuring product roadmaps match market needs, and creating marketing campaigns. Janice develops websites, social media, public relations and overall marketing communication. She also works as an expert witness for the mobile industry and conducts prior art searches for patent cases.

Janice has served in leadership capacities in the wireless industry, leading marketing, business development, media and government relations, including serving as vice president of external affairs for TechnoCom Corporation. She briefed the Obama transition team on broadband issues. Janice was a twice-elected member of the board of directors of the E9-1-1 Institute, which supports the work of the U.S. Congressional E9-1-1 Caucus to ensure implementation of wireless E9-1-1, and she was telecom liaison to the Intelligent Transportation Society's World Congress. Janice is a frequent speaker at mobile and location industry events. Her webinars on mobile applications and technologies draw audiences from more than 40 countries. Janice Partyka is also the founder of www.majorstocareers.com, a web service that helps college students find the right major that will lead to a satisfying career.

Contact: Janice Partyka at jpartyka@jgpservices.net, www.jgpservices.net. Free subscriptions to Wireless LBS Insider are available at http://www.gpsworld.com/subscriptions.

Posts by Janice Partyka

Regulating Navigation and Mapping Apps? Posted on 24 Jun 2014 in the Newsletter Editorials & Personal Navigation & Road & Transportation Opinions & Wireless LBS Insider categories.

Steven Spriggs was pulled over by a motorcycle cop for using his iPhone while driving. He immediately held it up to show the officer that he was using Apple Maps,... Read more»

European Court Rules on Privacy — Is Location Next? Posted on 29 May 2014 in the Newsletter Editorials & Wireless LBS Insider categories.

The highest court in the European Union has granted the right to be forgotten by a search engine. Will location privacy be next on the docket? We are seeing the... Read more»

Why Data from Automated Vehicles Needs Serious Protection Posted on 24 Apr 2014 in the All Blogs & Wireless LBS Insider categories.

Concerns about data privacy aren’t going away and, in fact, are growing. Many retailers that have adopted in-store tracking technology to enhance shopping experiences and gather information on customer behavior... Read more»

Missing Plane, New Mapping Abilities, and GPS Jamming Posted on 25 Mar 2014 in the Newsletter Editorials & Wireless LBS Insider categories.

As the tragedy of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 riveted our attention, many sprang into action. More than two million volunteers scoured online satellite images for signs of the plane via... Read more»

FCC Ready for Indoor Location Rules for 911 Calls Posted on 26 Feb 2014 in the All Blogs & Newsletter Editorials & Wireless LBS Insider categories.

Last week, the FCC proposed to update 911 regulations to require carriers to be able to locate 911 calls that are made indoors. The current rules were made in 1996... Read more»

Eight Inches or Less: On the Road to High Accuracy for Automated Driving Posted on 22 Jan 2014 in the Newsletter Editorials & Wireless LBS Insider categories.

From CES to the Detroit Auto Show, it has been a big month for in-car connectivity that enables vehicle diagnostics, streaming entertainment, telematics and navigation. Ford, GM, Google and Audi... Read more»

Public Geolocation Vault on the Horizon? Posted on 25 Nov 2013 in the All Blogs & Newsletter Editorials & Wireless LBS Insider categories.

Imagine a vault of highly accurate geolocation data that provides look-up service for any device, in any country, based on publicly sent signal data. It is an appealing idea. Mozilla, best known for its popular Firefox browser, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to openness on the web. No one is better positioned to create the very first public geolocation database. Mozilla wants to build the data service with the end goals of enabling innovation and improving location data privacy. The group makes the point that improving the privacy of user data is counter incentivizing for-profit companies that collect this data. Privacy continues to be a major industry issue that has gotten more than one company in trouble with regulators and customers. Read more»

New Ways to Track Mobile Users Posted on 25 Oct 2013 in the LBS/Wireless News & Newsletter Editorials & Personal Tracking & Social Networking & Advertising & Wireless LBS Insider categories.

In the location business, we used to talk about tracking — namely, vehicle tracking.  We stopped using the term as it sounded too close to Big Brotherism. Vehicle and employee... Read more»