Richard Süselbeck

HERE Technologies

At some point in the ’90s, a very young Richard rather enjoyed Indiana Jones and therefore decided to become an archaeologist. To prepare for this bright future, he got himself a summer job on an archaeological dig. It turned out to be a very rainy summer. There were no rolling boulders. One evening the man in charge took him aside, looked at him with haunted eyes, and said: “Don’t become an archaeologist.” So, Richard got himself a PhD in distributed systems instead and embarked on a career in tech. At some point, he took a wrong turn and got lost in the middle of Mongolia. That day he realized the importance of location data. This led him to become a Principal Developer Evangelist at HERE Technologies where he helps developers find their way using map and location APIs