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RETAIL MEETS MAPPING. FINALLY.

Takemetuit is a Canadian company that has been perfecting Precision Indoor Wayfinding since 2016. We are located in Calgary, Canada; the world center for GPS and navigation R&D by universities, companies and government initiatives with close to 200 entities. Our core team of developers and architects has over 100 years of experience with enterprise retailers and was responsible for innovating retail store systems that were installed in over 50,000 stores worldwide. We know retailing.

We have developed Precision Indoor Wayfinding with two product sets

  1. Cloud based infrastructureless precision indoor wayfinding that requires no hardware, network or location chips/tags; and
  2. Precision Indoor GPS beacons for use cases where a hardware solution is desired.

Both solutions: 1) lead shoppers with a standard smart phone to within 4 inches of specific products, thus enabling numerous customer-centric aspects of omni-channel retailing and planogramming; and 2) enables tracking traffic flow movement for analytics. Unlike Takemetuit, most indoor positioning systems (IPS) are not precise and are limited to locating a person indoors within 7-20 feet of accuracy. This means they do not have the design or accuracy to reliably guide a valued shopper or employee to a specific product, or provide a consistent positive user experience.

What is absolutely unique about Takemetuit is that we have achieved a repeatable level of accuracy down to 4 inches, in three dimensions. Repeatable accuracy powers new use cases and workflows without added infrastructure. This enables Takemetuit to provide high ROI applications easier, faster and with less capital cost and implementation risk. Read more in Resources.

MEET THE TEAM

Takemetuit is based in Calgary, Alberta Canada. We located in Calgary because it is arguably the world’s largest R&D centre for GPS, and provides Takemetuit with world-class employees and resources. The city hosts a cluster of 150 GPS and navigation companies centred around the University of Calgary’s Department of Geomatics which graduates the world’s highest number of engineers with PhD’s and Master’s in geomatic disciplines. Calgary also hosts TECTERRA, the world’s largest incubator of geomatics startups.

The Takemetuit team was the founder of JDA Software’s Distributed Store System (now Blue Yonder and recently acquired by Panasonic for $6.4 B), which was implemented in over 50,000 enterprise retail stores. This team is passionate about making precision indoor positioning as critical to sustainable omni-channel retailing as has been perpetual inventory management and predictive analytics/AI.

  • Tom Thomson
    Tom ThomsonPresident, Co-founder & DirectorOver the past 30 years, Tom has started and operated five businesses in retail, search engine technology, book & magazine publishing, and photography.  Takemetuit is Tom’s brainchild; his involvement has been hands on since day one. As Executive Vice President and creator of Takemetuit Tom is involved in the product development, strategic development, operation and marketing as it moves into commercialization.  His market connections and inquisitive, analytical approach in all things lends itself to staying on top of market trends and innovations that can be applied to Takemetuit.
  • Bryan Slauko, CFADirectorBryan is a co-founder and managing partner of Metiquity Ventures Fund, Calgary and manages the daily activities of the fund. He brings over 20 years of experience as an investment professional, advisor, entrepreneur and director. For the past 10 years Bryan has combined his expertise in investment analysis, market research, due diligence and early-stage growth equity with experience in business strategy, corporate governance and business building, to help unlock growth opportunities, create value and effectively manage risk for investors, early-stage companies and the communities he works in.
    • Jim ArmstrongDirector (non-voting) & ShareholderFounder in Calgary of JDA Software/Blue Yonder. Formerly CEO and Chairman for 35 years; recently sold to Panasonic for $6.4B. Jim grew JDA from a small team, including Takemetuit President Don Thompson, to the world’s largest ERP supply chain software company after SAP. Jim is highly experienced at M&A, venture capital and all aspects of profitable commercialization and growth of technology companies, particularly those focused on retail and distribution industries.
      • Don BrayVice President of Product DevelopmentDon is a senior leader in innovating and delivering integrated retail store systems. Don led the research, development, programming, Q&A, and delivery of JDA's Distributed Store POS System which is installed in 50,000 stores worldwide and multiple business partners.
        • Diane Schwartz-WilliamsDirector of Finance & MarketingWith over 35 years direct experience in marketing, administration, retail management and event coordination Diane brings a diverse toolkit with her to Takemeutuit. Having launched her career with a major national retailer, working for seven years in management roles, she subsequently formed her own company, Reach Marketing & Business Services. In that capacity she worked with small to medium sized businesses, major corporations, municipal governments and not-for-profit organizations across a broad range of sectors. With demonstrated strengths in business planning, marketing, creative development, results assessment and communication, Diane will draw on all her experience and knowledge to assist Takemetuit in its global development and growth.