Jack Dangermond – President of Esri, URISA GIS Hall of Fame inductee, and long-time URISA member – is the ideal person to inspire us as GIS-Pro 2012 concludes.
Clearly GIS technology has changed local government, automating many geocentric workflows and facilitating improvements in many areas. Nevertheless the full vision of cross departmental integration of data and leveraging Geospatial data across the enterprise remains difficult and in many areas simply unrealized.
New cloud-based technology, complimenting traditional GIS technology, is showing great promise to enable realization of the original integration visions of enterprise wide GIS and provide easy and open access, leveraging shared GIS investments.
This will take more than technology. This talk will review the concepts, emerging technology and what GIS professionals will need to do to enable this next step.
A landscape architect by training, Jack Dangermond founded Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) in 1969 with a vision that computer mapping and analysis could help us design a better future. Under Dangermond's leadership, that vision has continued to guide Esri in creating cutting-edge GIS and GeoDesign technologies used in every industry to make a difference worldwide.
Dangermond fostered the growth of Esri from a small research group to an organization recognized as the world leader in GIS software development. Esri employs 2,700 people in the U.S.; many who shared his passion for GIS in the early days are still with the company and remain dedicated to helping our users be successful.
For more information about Mr. Dangermond's education and multiple awards and recognition, click here.