September 25-26, 2014
Royal Palm Plaza
Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Corporate Director, International Operations Esri
Dean Angelides has worked with hundreds of organizations to implement GIS technology to improve their operations and decision making over his 30-year professional career. Over 20 years ago, he cofounded a GIS services company located in California. He joined Esri in 2005.
He has worked with many different types of organizations and industries—local, regional, and national governments; utilities; transportation and logistics firms; natural resources companies; engineering firms; agricultural concerns; conservation organizations; and health organizations. He has helped them devise strategies for incorporating GIS into their business and then assisted them to successfully implement technology solutions.
Angelides has advised many executives and managers on how to get the most from their GIS investments. He has also served on a variety of advisory councils for GIS at local, regional, and national levels. He is currently on the advisory board for the Geospatial Innovation Facility at the University of California, Berkeley, where he did both graduate and undergraduate study.
In 2009, he was appointed as a corporate director by Jack Dangermond with responsibilities for overseeing all aspects of Esri’s international operations. He is dedicated to ensuring that Esri users are successful in their endeavors and that GIS technology and methods are successfully used to resolve many of our toughest challenges around the world.
Willy is a professional geologist with more than 25 years of worldwide GIS and geotechnical project experience and is currently mining GIS solutions practice lead for Esri's energy/mining industry team based at the Esri—Denver Regional Office, Colorado, USA. He has degrees in geology from the University of Maryland (BS, 1978) and University of Utah (MS, 1980) and is a certified, licensed, and professional geologist (AIPG, WA & WY).
He joined Esri in late 2002 to work as a GIS instructor with the Esri Educational Services team and has taught introduction to advanced ArcGIS instructor-led classes and custom workshops to a variety of users. Since joining the energy industry team, he has helped petroleum and mining industry users develop and improve their GIS to enable an enterprise platform for data management and analysis in 2D and 3D, for fieldwork and for multidisciplinary collaboration. He has special interests in real-time GIS, mine geology, and mobile GIS applications.
Prior to joining Esri, he worked as the GIS coordinator for the Lummi Indian Nation in Bellingham, Washington, where he successfully revitalized and expanded a high-quality, multidisciplinary natural resource and tribal government GIS program. Before that, he spent more than 20 years as a professional geologist, successfully generating, implementing, and managing complex GIS-geotechnical and mineral exploration programs on locations worldwide.
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Juan Carlos Tarazona
Juan Carlos Tarazona is a solutions engineer for Latin America. He worked for the Esri distributor in Venezuela prior to Esri. He has been involved in different aspects of Esri activities, such as technical support, education, and professional services back in his country of origin. He is responsible for supporting sales from a technical perspective in his region of operations. He graduated with honors as a geographer at the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas and then pursued an energy management master's and a GIS and remote-sensing specialization at the Universidad Nacional de Lanus and the Universidad de Buenos Aires, respectively, both located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Carlos Cardona is the solutions architect for Latin America in Esri and is the responsible for supporting the Esri distributors and business development team in the region by defining solutions and patterns that demonstrate the business value of the Esri platform.
With over 11 years in the IT industry, Cardona has vast experience in geographic information systems (GIS) and related technologies, applied in different segment markets including utilities, oil and gas, mining, government, and defense, among others.
He is a computer science engineer from Los Andes University in Colombia, and during his career he has held several positions including consulting and programmer, technical marketing engineer, utilities industry manager, Esri product manager, and business developer, helping users successfully implement and customize their Esri solutions.
Leandro Rodriguez is general manager—Latin America and Caribbean for Esri, the developer of the ArcGIS system (www.arcgis.com) for mapping and geographic knowledge management.
With over 12 years in the IT industry and 17 years of business experience, he has been on both sides of the fence as a professional purchaser and a salesperson. In his current role, he oversees business generation and sustainability for Esri in all industries of the Latin American and Caribbean regions. His professional mission is to transform Latin American organizations by accelerating the adoption of GIS technology by understanding their needs and business workflows and translating them into high-value-added GIS solutions.
An active participant of the regional IT space, he has experience in multiple industries including utilities, transportation and infrastructure, natural resources, and mining, among others, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and technology events.
A civil engineer graduated with honors from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina, he also has an MBA from the San Pablo CEU School of Business, Spain.