Helen Thompson

Helen Thompson is Esri’s global marketing strategy manager for real estate, banking, and insurance. As a recognized thought leader and keynote speaker on spatial theory and location platforms, Helen has applied her entrepreneurial and technological passion to help advance the understanding and use of spatial technology in business and society. She believes that geographic context is central to creating a better future and solving some of our biggest global challenges while delivering new opportunities for consumers and businesses.

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A Small City Fights for the Millennial Workforce

Amidst a brain drain of young talent to big cities, smaller locations are using location intelligence and innovative planning as a counterweight.

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Restaurant Meal Delivery Gets Smarter

Restaurant owners can’t open a new restaurant in every neighborhood where there’s demand. Or can they?

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Wellness Emerges as a Real Estate Trend

Wellness communities are expanding into new markets with the help of location intelligence and demographic data.

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New Data Pinpoints the Millennial Migration

Location analysis on the Millennial generation’s education, income, and habits indicates business opportunities.

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Solving London’s Housing Crisis

Knight Frank, a property consultancy, uses 3D models to envision rooftop development to help tackle London’s housing crisis.

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The Curious Connections between Religion, Location, and Creditworthiness

A study reveals a new metric for executives to assess: how religious are the places where they intend to do business?

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Insurers Turn to Satellites for Damage Assessment

A pilot program in India is bringing succor to a critical industry and surety to insurers.

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