!Plenary Day 1: Jack Dangermond, Founder Esri
Opening Keynote with Jack Dangermond
9:00 am - 9:30 am: Welcome from the AGIC Chairperson, Steve Whitney
9:30 am - 10:30 am: Keynote Presentation: Jack Dangermond, President/CEO/Founder Esri
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 design a better future. Under Dangermond's leadership, Esri has grown from a small research group to an organization recognized as the world leader in GIS software development. Esri is creating cutting- edge GIS and Geodesign technologies used in every industry to make a difference worldwide. Dangermond’s ongoing drive is to aggregate and integrate increasing quantities of data, to visualize and analyze the data to gain holistic understanding, and to help individuals and organizations make impactful evidence-based decisions.