Satish Sankaran, Ph.D. works in Esri Product Management. He leads the Open Platform initiatives within Esri. He is actively involved in the creation and adoption of Geospatial standards and he supports the implementation of relevant standards across the ArcGIS system. His work hours are usually spent convincing organizations to stay focused on pragmatic solutions for their many integration and interoperability requirements. He fully believes that the “geographic approach” to problem solving, will continue to gain more traction, helping businesses gain efficiency while staying true to sustainability principles.