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#wejourney Weekly Wrap #2

March 12, 2021
Richard Barlow
Richard Barlow
Founder and CEO

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Word from Richard

Hi everyone, thank you for tuning in for our second weekly wrap-up, and for the overwhelmingly warm reception to our first wrap-up last week; it’s awesome you enjoyed it.

I also hope you loved watching Shmee’s drag race last Friday as much as we did? Following this, I’m excited to also share a video with you of a conversation Tim and I had earlier this week, where we caught up on a load of topics. It will be released later today, so do check it out on our YouTube channel. I first met Tim at a track day in 2014 and we got on great, so it was awesome to catch up on all of the things we’ve both been up to since then.

Elsewhere, we’ve been working hard behind the scenes, continuing to lead the connected vehicle and smart mobility revolution and making the world cleaner, safer and more efficient.

We have a host of really great speaking opportunities coming up next week which we’re proud to be involved in, so read on below to see more of what we’ve been up to and what we have instore for the #wejourney.

Wejo and Shmee150

Shmee150 x Wejo

In case you (somehow) missed it, last Friday we premiered our first collaboration with Tim Burton, aka Shmee150. Tim drag raced a Corvette C8, one of 10.6 million cars on Wejo’s platform, against his Ford Mustang GT500 at Hennessy Performance, Texas. It was a close, edge-of your-seat competition which has so far drawn over a quarter of a million views!

Right off the back of this, today, we are releasing our second collaboration with Tim, where he and Richard sit down over video call to talk Wejo and connected vehicle data. Here, we see two massive and knowledgeable car fans, who have met several times over the years, in conversation on a range of big topics – it’s definitely one to watch.

The video will premiere this evening on Wejo’s YouTube Channel so check it out, also, be sure to subscribe to the channel so you don’t miss out when more fantastic content is released.

Connected vehicle data

Imagine

Imagine a world where parking and traffic are easier to navigate. Where cars communicate with the world around them to make driving simple. Where emissions and congestion in cities are reduced. That’s the future Wejo is working hard to make a reality, which we have brought to life in our ‘Imagine’ campaign video released in the past week.

We are also dropping sections of this video over time, to break down all the ways Wejo is looking to change the world, for the better.

Check out the campaign video on Wejo’s YouTube channel.

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day

Like many others, we celebrated the amazing women in our personal lives and in our industry on International Women’s Day this past Monday.

On our social channels, we celebrated the female innovators in the data industry, with a thread on Twitter and our Instagram story, proudly shining a light on their stories.

Behind the scenes, we cherished and celebrated the women in our personal lives and within the Wejo family.

Upcoming events

Wejo at Tech Nation

Tech Nation Report 2021 Launch

We’re proud to have been invited to take part in the Tech Nation Report 2021 launch next Tuesday at 14:00 GMT/09:00 EST/06:00 PT.

There are thousands of attendees already registered for the event, but if you’re not one of them, free registration can be done here.

Richard will be one of the keynote speakers at the event, alongside other leaders in the tech and finance space, such as Starling Bank, Confused.com, Bethnal Green Ventures and Artemis Technologies.

Richard will be speaking about Wejo, connected vehicle data and how the UK is shaping the future of tech – so there’s loads to unpack!

Wejo at MOVE America 2021

Move America 2021

Want to learn more insights? Then you won’t want to miss Daniel Tibble, our Director of Science Analytics at Wejo, speaking at MOVE America 2021 next Thursday – the largest mobility event in the world. Register for your free VIP ticket here.

Daniel will be popping the hood on how connected vehicle data is the bedrock of smart traffic management and much, much more.

Wejo webinar

Big Mobility Data Webinar

This week, we announced our free Big Mobility Data Webinar, which will take place on March 24th at 13:00 EST/10:00 PT/18:00 GMT - register for free here.

The webinar will be hosted by our Head of US Marketing, Blaire Bauman and our Director of Data Science & Analytics, Daniel Tibble. In this webinar, we will dive into the analysis and use cases using connected vehicle data, and how it solves the problem of data inaccuracies and effectiveness.

This webinar is perfect for those in the traffic management, department of transportation, fleet, logistics management and retail and commercial real estate industries.

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