Esri Business Summit

June 25–28  |  San Diego Hilton Bayfront Hotel

Share Your Story

The Summit provides a unique opportunity for you to take a leadership role in this community by presenting best practices and talking about lessons learned.

We invite you to submit an abstract to present at the Esri Business Summit. Here you can share and network with other innovative business leaders and gain the recognition you deserve.

Submission deadline has passed.

Topic Suggestions

  • Data Access and Security – Open Data versus Private Data
  • How to Turn Data into Powerful Infographics
  • How to Quantify ROI and Time to Value with your Location Platform
  • Connecting your GIS Vision to an Enterprise Strategy
  • The Effect of Demographic Shifts on Business
  • Optimizing your Location Platform
  • How to Manage Data Streams, IoT Devices and Real-time Insight including Risk, Telematics, Omni-channel, and More
  • IoT in the World of Spatial Data and Analysis
  • Data Processing of Nontraditional Data
  • Out of the Ordinary Workflows
  • Translating Traditional Business Information into Spatial Information
  • The Business Value of Big Data
  • Innovation as a Business Driver (Drones, Indoor Mapping, Wearables)
  • Starting Small – as a Business or Project
  • Operationalizing Analytics to Deliver Business Value
  • Location Strategy versus a GIS Strategy
  • I have a Platform, Now What?

Abstract Submission Guidelines


  • Presentation title (10 words or fewer)
  • Presentation Topic - Please choose from the list above.
  • Esri Technology used
  • Abstract (300 words or fewer)
  • Brief presenter biography (25 words or fewer)
  • Complete contact information

Be sure to answer these questions:

  • What problem did you solve with GIS? What advantage did GIS give you?
  • What types of geospatial analysis did you use? Explain how and why.
  • What are your findings or results?
  • How can this project be useful to the audience?

Content and formatting

  • All papers and presentations must be noncommercial. At no time is it permissible for presenters to use their time slot to advertise or promote a product, service, or company.
  • If you are an Esri partner submitting an abstract, the talk should be focused around a user-specific solution and the user must co-present.
  • If you are a services company, the story must be specific to the end user use and value.
  • Remember, the information you enter is used for publishing purposes (e.g., website and agenda); therefore, eliminate bullet points, numbering, or all capital letters. Submissions must be in English.
  • Do not include information in your abstract that will not be included in your presentation.
  • Business partners must have a client as the primary presenter. Any presentation must focus on your client's success and how Esri software provided a solution.

Presenter Information

This year's committee will evaluate all abstracts and make selections based on topic, content, and time available. All authors will be notified after the selection process. A detailed program of presentations and events will be provided prior to the conference. A projector and screen will be provided in the presentation room.