Meet Jack Dangermond
A landscape architect by training, Jack Dangermond founded Esri in 1969 with a vision that a mapping and analysis framework could provide a deeper understanding of our world and help us design a better future. As founder and president of Esri, Dangermond's leadership and vision stimulate the ongoing innovation of GIS technologies that enable people to make insightful decisions and improve the quality of life everywhere.
Listening to our users for corporate strategy and product direction forms our foundation and is still in place today. This principle has enabled us to develop GIS technology thats truly driven by our customers.
- Champions of the Earth Award, United Nations, 2013
- Innovation Award, The Economist, 2012
- Arthur C. Lundahl Lifetime Achievement Award, USGIF, 2010
- Alexander Graham Bell Medal, National Geographic Society, 2010
- Patron's Medal, Royal Geographical Society, 2010
- Public-Private Partnership Award, National Governors Association, 2009
- How We Hit $912 Million in Sales, Inc. Magazine, 2013
- Mapping the Future with Big Data, The Futurist, 2013
- Cultivating His Plants, and His Company, The New York Times, 2011
- Fact-Checking 'Corner Office', The Atlantic, 2011
- The Passion and the Perseverance to Succeed, The Washington Post, 2010