2018 Esri Federal GIS Conference
March 20-21 | Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington, D.C.
Plenary Session
Tuesday, March 20
Esri Federal GIS Conference Plenary
Opening: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m
Break: 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Continuation: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Hall C, Lower Level
Collecting, mapping, and analyzing data; sharing information across agencies, and connecting with citizens… this is how an effective GIS helps to create an understanding for action in Government. Join us at the plenary session to learn from top government and technology leaders who will share their experience in collaborating, innovating and connecting work with GIS to maximize impact, and create efficient workflows.
  • GIS – Connecting and Helping Everyone — Esri President, Jack Dangermond
    Hear Jack Dangermond share his vision on how GIS connects and helps everyone manage, collaborate and explore innovative solutions for Government.
  • Special Guest Presentations
    • U.S. Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS)
      Protecting Plants and Animals to Feed Our Country and the World
      As part of APHIS’s mission to protect American agriculture and natural resources, the agency seeks to use new and innovative approaches for gathering scientific data and to transform it into usable information to share with stakeholders, customers, and the public. Web GIS is being used in a wide variety of APHIS programs, providing valuable context when setting policies and determining services. With these new tools in hand, APHIS will continue to protect the country’s animals and plants, helping feed the country and the world.
      — Shannon Hamm, Bryson Webber, Mary Jane McCool-Eye, and Lisa Kennaway
    • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of the Inspector General (HHS OIG)
      Fighting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse through Spatial Analytics
      HHS OIG is at the forefront of our country’s efforts to combat fraud, waste, and abuse and to improve the efficiency of Medicare, Medicaid and more than 100 other HHS programs. The urgency in accomplishing this important mission necessitates leveraging advanced technology in spatial analytics to support work in critical fields such as the opioid crisis, and ensuring the safety and value of home health services. HHS OIG leverages technology to enhance the effectiveness of network of auditors, investigators, evaluators, and attorneys to protect the country’s most vulnerable citizens.
      — Joanne M. Chiedi and Timothy J. Kropp
    • ArcGIS – An Enterprise GIS, a Mapping Platform, and Location Analytics
      The ArcGIS geospatial platform connects government through greater efficiency, improved decision making, and positive outcomes. Learn how the latest enhancements in ArcGIS 10.6 and ArcGIS Pro 2.1, along with updates throughout the desktop, enterprise mobile app environments, will connect and help everyone share information to work more effectively.
      — Esri Staff