Chris Chiappinelli
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Chris Chiappinelli is the editor of Esri’s WhereNext magazine. Through his writing, he explores the intersection of business strategy and location intelligence—and the challenges that keep executives up at night. Prior to joining Esri, Chris managed internal content for PTC, a pioneer in IoT technology, smart products, and augmented reality. Earlier in his career, Chris spent a decade as a journalist covering business and technology news.

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Fast Four: Utilities Juggle Resilience, Net-Zero Goals

Telecom, water, and gas and electric utilities know the value of a geographic approach to planning. New challenges will test their skills.

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The Surprising Ways Location Technology Supports Sustainability

Savvy analysts are using location intelligence to design more efficient distribution routes, reduce energy usage, and advance net-zero goals.

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Fast Four: With Infrastructure in Focus, the AEC Industry Innovates

How did AEC companies first use location technology, and how will they adapt it as infrastructure spending grows?

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Think Tank: GeoAI Reveals a Glimpse of the Future

We still can't predict the future, but GeoAI is helping companies model results and make better, more sustainable decisions.

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Advice for the Journey from Simple Mapping to Smart Analytics

What does it take to create a deeper level of insight for your company?

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A Holiday Wish List for Business Executives and Analysts

An inside look at what business leaders want from GIS analysts, and what GIS analysts want from business leaders.

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An Executive View of Sustainability—Resilience and Reduction

How do companies reduce their impact on the environment while improving their resilience to climate change?

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Location Awareness Speeds Pandemic Relief Funds to Renters

Renters across the country are eligible for relief funds. In California, a simple application of location intelligence helps them apply.

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Think Tank: An Emerging Trend in Analytics

Eager to turn data into strategic insights, Fortune 500 companies are assembling diverse teams of curious analysts.

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Mapping Two Sides of Sustainability—Reduction and Resilience

How do companies reduce their impact on climate while improving their resilience to climate change?

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Think Tank: What Leading Businesses See in Remote Sensing

As business leaders seek safer ways of working during the COVID-19 pandemic, they turn to an innovative trio of technologies.

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Finding Business Value in the Digital Twin

An inside look at how leading companies combine digital twins with location intelligence

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Democracy: Fueled by Pizza

Aiming to fortify voters, a group called Pizza to the Polls creates a new kind of delivery—and a reminder of the importance of location.

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Building an Analytics Team to Support Corporate Strategy

Best practices from analytics experts and business leaders for building a data-driven team

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COVID-19 Inspires Rethink of Corporate, Personal Priorities

A global survey of executives hints at how the workplace will change post-COVID, with implications for workers worldwide.

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The New Business Analyst Emerges

Leading companies are beginning to recognize the value of analysts who combine business savvy and location analysis skills.

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A Breakthrough Way to Map DNA?

Alice Rathjen has spent a career contemplating new ways to study human genetic information. Now she has a plan.

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Should Products Have Carbon Labels?

A growing number of consumers support labels signaling that a company is working on its carbon footprint.

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Think Tank: How to Reopen the Workplace during COVID-19

Faced with an unprecedented threat to employee safety, business and organizational leaders are mapping a changed workplace.

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Think Tank: The Connected Farm Is Even Smarter than You Think

There's a new brand of tech savvy emerging, and it doesn't originate in Silicon Valley. It's down on the farm.

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Think Tank: Smart Service Comes of Age

Customers expect quick service, and leading companies are harnessing new tech and innovative techniques to deliver it at the moment of demand.

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Think Tank: Blockchain Evolves into Geoblockchain

Blockchain technology is finding inroads in business, and its maturity curve is bending toward geoblockchain.

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The Logistics behind On-Time Holiday Deliveries

Consumers expect faster deliveries than ever—at lower cost. Companies are using everything from robots to location intelligence to accommodate.

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The Business Value of Sustainability

While scientists issue warnings about a fragile climate, executives are embracing the business value of sustainability.

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Business Leaders Confess IoT Confusion

A recent survey reveals that business leaders believe strongly in the promise of IoT. Many simply don't understand it.

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Think Tank: Defining the Business Case for Drones

The companies using drones to their greatest potential understand the strategic value of location intelligence, experts say.

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Growth Insights: Getting Ahead of the Country’s Changes

Authors James and Deborah Fallows share insight on how America is changing, and how cities outside the mainstream are playing a vital role.

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Life Coding “Will Change Every Business on the Planet”

Digital transformation has been a seismic shift for companies. Now ‘life coding’ promises equally profound changes for business, expert says.

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Think Tank Series: A Single Pane of Glass for Corporate Security

A look inside the world of corporate security, where the safety of people and assets is top priority and new tools are making their mark.

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Think Tank: What You Should Know about Personalized Pricing

Leading companies are adjusting prices not just for specific markets but for specific customers. How?

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Think Tank: The Surprising Truth about Unified Commerce

In a fractious retail landscape and in the era of big data, many retailers are struggling to create a more nuanced view of customers.

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The Think Tank Series: IoT and Big Data Get Real

As buzzwords go, big data and the Internet of Things are high decibel. It's time for a reality check on what's real and what's hype.

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Buzzwords, Hidden Dimensions, and Innovation: A UPS Story

UPS executive Jack Levis shares advice on sustaining innovation over the long term, mobilizing 50,000 employees, and fighting buzzwords.

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Digital Transformation: A Walk-Through Guide

How should your business approach digital transformation? Digital trailblazers reveal valuable insights.

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When a Place Combines with a Feeling

We often think of cameras in public places as intruders. Then along comes a project that peers into our public lives in a new, welcome way.

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Where Next?

Executives face the recurring question of where to take their business next. An array of technologies can help or hinder that journey.

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