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Leen Balcaen is leading the EMEAR Industry Solutions team at HERE Technologies, providing indepth insights and expertise on how location and location-based services play a key role across industries and sectors like Smart Cities, Transport and Logistics, Retail, Insurance, Media and more.
Leen is a global leader with more than 15 years of experience in digital mapping, location-based services, points of interest, probes and search. In the last two years she focused especially on areas like IoT, SaaS, Public Sector and Smart Cities.
Prior to starting her current role, Leen led the HERE Cities, Public Sector and Infrastructure team at the company. In this role she defined the strategy and vision for HERE Cities which she is now executing in her current role.
Leen started at HERE in 2015 as a Director of Product Management for the company’s Consumer Business Group. Prior to HERE, Leen worked at TomTom/Tele Atlas for 11 years in various roles, including Director of Enhanced Content for TomTom Places and Senior Program Manager Community Input.
Leen has a Master’s Degree in Geography from the University of Gent and is fluent in English, Dutch and French.