Agenda

Hear. See. Do.


Saturday, July 12

Saturday’s sessions are the place to break down barriers between organizations and bring managers, analysts and technologist together.  Engage in hands-on workshops and visionary talks that give you the tools to do more with less and build a platform for success.

9:00 – 12:00: Technology Plenary

“You are the Tomorrow Makers”

The best businesses earn their position by leapfrogging others. They encourage ideas and implement the next big thing, today. Be one of them by listening to Esri’s product management team as they unveil the hottest trends in location analytics and business GIS.

12:00 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 (Room A)

Session 1: Idea Engagement: Hear and See

What’s the big deal about Location Analytics and ArcGIS Online?

Hear some of Esri’s most insightful partners discuss how they are transitioning from technology to total customer solutions. In the first session, you will hear and see the latest inspiring ideas about Location Analytics and WebGIS.

1:30 – 3:00 (Room B)

Session 2: Innovative Implementation: Do

It’s your turn. In this DIY session we want you to pull up a chair, whip out your computer and get busy converting your ideas into apps. You will build your own web map and put Story Maps to use in customer-centric ways. See how easy it is to visualize and analyze your business data when you add location. Just bring your laptop and some nimble fingers. We’ll handle the rest.

3:00  3:30 Break

3:30 – 5:30 (Room A)

Session 1: Idea Engagement: Hear and See

What’s the big deal about Mobility and Hyperlocal Mapping?

Hear from some of Esri’s most insightful customers and partners as they discuss how they have successfully made the leap from technology to total solutions for their industries. In the first session, you  will hear and see the latest inspiring ideas about mobile solutions and Hyperlocal Mapping.

3:30 – 5:30 (Room B)

Session 2: Innovative Implementation: Do

If you missed it earlier today, it’s your turn. In this DIY session we want you to pull up a chair, whip out your computer and get busy converting your ideas into apps. You will build your own web map and put Story Maps to use in customer-centric ways. See how easy it is to visualize and analyze your business data when you add location. Just bring your laptop and some nimble fingers. We’ll handle the rest.


Sunday, July 13

8:30 – 12:00: Plenary: The Real World

Get ringside with business leaders from retail, real estate, manufacturing, banking and insurance for vision, thought leadership and interactive discussion on why location is imperative to the bottom line. This fast paced morning session consists of engaging presentations from innovators and trailblazers.  You’ll get the backstory on just how much GIS and Location Analytics is making a difference in their businesses.

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 2:00: Dreamers of Today are the Creators of Tomorrow

After a morning packed full of ideas and business tips, it’s time to dive a little deeper into how and why of implementation. Join inspiring conversations with your business peers as they take you on a journey from first ideas to the last thread of innovation. At the end you’ll discover how you can move forward too.

2:00 – 3:00: Panel – Tomorrow Starts Today

Listen in on a panel discussion with our plenary speakers and other inspiring customers. They’ll be reviewing the most important, trends, topic and issues in location technology and business.  Pull up a chair and join the conversation, where we get answers to questions like: Is location analysis a crystal ball for identifying upcoming risks? What’s new in social media, visualization and location analytics? Is hyper local and glocal real or marketing speak?

3:00 – 3:30: Break

3:30 – 4:00: From Ideas to Business Essential – Translating Knowledge into Action

There are many ideas that never get used in the real world. Barriers and opposition – both big and small – can defeat the best of intentions. In this session we look at some of the most promising applications of GIS and location. This will prepare you for the upcoming roundtable session where you can translate your experience and ideas into outcomes that everyone can apply.

4:00 – 5:00: Roundtable Networking Session

Roll up your sleeves and be part of the discussions. You are invited to join your peers, Esri and the Business Summit sponsors as they delve more deeply in into today’s most influential trends and topics. We’ll give you some issues to consider and guide you in conversation but the floor is yours.  This is an excellent opportunity to connect with your fellow Summit attendees and learn more about what works and what doesn’t work from the experts – people just like you.

5:00 – 5:30: Esri Presents: Now What?!

Gary Johnson – Esri Australia

Alright, you’ve heard a lot of stories. Now, how do you do it yourself? Join our expert from Down Under as we help you by opening up the hood, revving the engine and getting you out of the starting gate. See what solutions are available today so you can get your business to the finish line in first place.

5:30 – 7:00: Reception

After all this you deserve a break, so let’s wrap up a successful weekend over a drink and canapés. Keep your conversations going and solidify those connections you've made over the past two days.


Monday, July 14

Be Our Guest! As an attendee to the Business Summit, you receive complimentary access to the first two days of the Esri International User Conference. Join over 15,000 attendees from around the globe and learn how GIS is changing the world.


Tuesday, July 15

Sessions and SocialsExpand your professional network – join special interest group meetings for your industry and attend the User Conference sessions and tech workshops. End your evening with the Business Summit Social and Expo where you gain access to attendees and solution providers from multiple events.

8:30 – 11:30: Commercial User Conference sessions (please see UC agenda for details)

1:15 – 2:15: Indoor Mapping Special Interest Group Meeting

2:30 – 3:45: Special Interest Group Meetings Including:

  • Retail
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Media
  • Statistics

4:00 – 5:00: Location Analytics Special Interest Group Meeting

5:00 – 8:00: Business Summit Social/Expo at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel 


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The agenda is subject to change.