Digital Transformation Changing Our World
We are in the middle of a massive digital transformation (DX) that is changing how work gets done in business, government, and academia. Digital transformation isn't just about boosting the efficiency or effectiveness of business as usual. It means using technology to fundamentally change an organization's practices. Big data, mobile technologies, and artificial intelligence are common tools in DX strategies. Because geography both enables DX and is sometimes made irrelevant by it, geographic information system (GIS) technology should also be in the DX toolkit. GIS educators need to prepare graduates to help organizations apply geography in transformational ways. The 2019 Education Summit @ Esri UC will showcase how digital transformations are changing education and the world for the better.