HERE has announced the appointment of Peter Kürpick, a highly respected expert and leader in cloud technologies, as Chief Platform Officer. In his role, Kürpick will accelerate the company’s push into the next generation of location-based services based on platform-enabled applications and solutions in areas such as autonomous driving, asset management and augmented reality. “Our Open Location Platform is at the core of the HERE vision and the backbone for all of our products, services and solutions and I’m delighted to welcome someone of Peter’s caliber to HERE,” said Edzard Overbeek, CEO, HERE. “Businesses, organizations and people from around the world will be able to leverage the power of HERE’s Open Location Platform. This is a platform that will compute maps and deliver location-aware data for a massive variety of uses and situations. I am very excited about the possibilities,” said Peter Kürpick. http://360.here.com.