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May 14, 2019 - Opening General Session

Maximizing the Value and Impact of Your GIS
Speaker: Chris Cappelli, Esri

9 - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Presidents Hall 1-2

From climate change and energy transition to resource constraints and societal changes, organizations are increasingly challenged to adapt their workforce, business processes, and systems to meet these challenges.  In this era of digital transformation, GIS professionals have the opportunity to play a pivotal role in shaping how organizations address these challenges through the application of geographic science and GIS technology.  From his travels across the globe, Chris will share his observations and perspectives on how GIS professionals can and are delivering real business value to the organizations they serve.  He will highlight relevant trends, offer practical ideas for applying the science and technology, and share resources that can help GIS professionals continue to refine and expand their professional skills.

Chris Cappelli is a computational geographer and member of Esri’s corporate board of directors. His passion for helping people apply geographic concepts and technologies have taken him to six continents in his 28 years with Esri. He’s a native of Pennsylvania and a graduate of Penn State.

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