Esri Business Summit Features Keynote from Starbucks

Commercial Organizations Worldwide Gather to Discuss Proven ROI Strategies

June 9, 2011

Patrick O'Hagan, the manager of Global Marketing Planning for Starbucks is one of five featured plenary speakers at the Esri Business Summit.

Redlands, California—Starbucks Coffee Company's Patrick O'Hagan, global marketing planning manager for the world's largest retail coffee chain, will keynote the Esri Business Summit to be held July 10–11, 2011, in San Diego, California. The summit draws business executives from all over the world to talk about how using location-based analysis will improve an organization's overall performance, effectiveness, and efficiency.

The morning Plenary Session will also feature speakers from different aspects of business, including insurance and risk management, retail, commercial real estate, facilities management, and manufacturing. Featured speakers include

Afternoon breakout sessions will combine thought leadership with technological insight and best practices examples to deliver strategies for the future. Papers will be presented by executives from McDonalds, Norwegian hypermarket chain Coop Obs!, MarketStar, Petco, and many other commercial organizations.

"There is no other event quite like this," said Simon Thompson, director of commercial solutions at Esri. "The summit draws a truly global audience that comes together to share knowledge about GIS, which allows us to really see and understand interconnections of business in this world economy."

The summit is an invigorating meeting place for managers and executives who want to find out more about GIS and discuss how location-based intelligence can be used to seize opportunities and thrive in today's competitive economy.

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