2016 CIO Summit Featured Speakers
Developer Outreach Manager, Esri
Jim Barry has been with Esri for 20 years and is currently responsible for strategy and activities related to developer community support and outreach. His passion and mission is to expose the power of the ArcGIS platform to developers around the globe, so that they can deliver the capabilities of GIS to their end-users in a fast, solid, and flexible way. Jim previously served as a US Army infantry officer and holds an M.S. in Geography from Central Connecticut State University and a B.A. from Rutgers University.
Corporate Director, Esri
As corporate director at Esri, Chris Cappelli is responsible for global sales and business development. He is a geographer with a strong passion for computers and information technologies. He takes great pride in working with people to define, build, and deploy practical and sound business solutions applying geographic science and GIS technologies. Cappelli has worked at Esri for more than two decades and possesses deep technical knowledge of the ArcGIS platform.
Director of State and Government Sales, Esri
Christian Carlson has been with Esri for 17 years and currently serves as the director of state and local government sales. He has degrees in economics and geography from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Solution Engineer Manager, Esri Denver
Jeremiah Lindemann works with an amazing team of Solution Engineers that helps State and Local Government agencies understand the value of the ArcGIS Platform. Jeremiah joined Esri in 2001 as Instructor and Instructional Course Writer at Esri Headquarters in Redlands before moving to Colorado in 2004.
Real-Time GIS Capability Lead, Esri
Adam Mollenkopf is responsible for the strategic direction Esri takes towards enabling real-time GIS capabilities in the ArcGIS platform. This includes having the ability to ingest real-time data streams from a wide variety of sources, performing continuous processing and analysis on real-time data as it is received, and disseminating analytic results to communities of interest. He leads a team of experienced individuals in the area of geospatial and temporal stream processing. Prior to joining Esri, Adam worked as a Strategic Technologist at FedEx implementing a variety of critical real-time tracking systems. He holds a BS in Computer Science, and a BBA in Management Information Systems from Southern Methodist University.
Industry Manager, Strategic Government Initiatives
In her 8 years at Esri, Brenda Wolfe helped create some of the online software tools governments use today for economic development, applying for grants, and improving outreach and resource allocation decisions. In her new role, Brenda is excited to evangelize and share how governments can use GIS technologies to make communities more competitive, resilient, efficient and livable.
Founder and President, Esri
Jack Dangermond is the founder and president of Esri, the world's sixth-largest privately held software company. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Redlands, California, Esri is widely recognized as the technical and market leader in geographic information systems, or GIS, pioneering innovative solutions for working with spatial data.
Esri has more than one million users in over 350,000 organizations representing government; nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); academia; and industries such as utilities, health care, transportation, telecommunications, homeland security, retail, and agriculture.
Dangermond is recognized not only as a pioneer in spatial analysis methods but also as one of the most influential people in GIS. He actively manages Esri and is closely connected to projects, clients, and company vision. He takes a leadership role in national and global initiatives to facilitate standards for data access and sharing across agencies and organizations. He is personally committed to applying GIS methods for environmental stewardship and sustainable communities.
Dangermond is the recipient of numerous fellowships, honorary degrees, and awards. He has authored hundreds of papers on GIS in such diverse fields as photogrammetry, computer science, planning, environmental science, and cartography. He delivers keynote addresses at meetings and conferences around the globe.
Dangermond's current work is focused on helping organizations deploy spatial data in enterprise environments, web-based services, and mobile computing systems as well as enhancing applications, models, and tools that can be used for optimized routing, intelligent site selection, crime and disease analysis, location-based services, infrastructure management, public safety, and homeland security.
- MS (Landscape Architecture), Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Massachusetts, 1969
- M.Arch. (Emphasis: Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning), Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota, 1968
- BS (Landscape Architecture), California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 1967