Marianna Kantor is Esri’s Chief Marketing Officer. She helps audiences understand the transformational capabilities of Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology. Guiding much of the communication of the company’s vision, Marianna also writes about GIS in numerous publications as a thought leader for its many applications across industries. She was recognized in 2021 as one of the Top 100 Women Leaders in Technology. Before coming to Esri in 2015, Marianna held technology and marketing leadership positions at AT&T, Akamai, and Los Alamos National Labs. She was Vice President of Marketing and Communications, and earlier Director of Solutions Marketing, at Boston-based PTC Inc., a software and services company with global reach. At PTC, she helped drive sustained revenue growth in dynamic and changing markets. Marianna graduated from the MIT Sloan School of Management with an MBA, and from the University of Pennsylvania with a master’s degree in system’s engineering.