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Opening Plenary

Jack Dangermond

President, Esri

Building Geospatial Infrastructure for the Nation…Technology, Data, Services, and Science

Geospatial infrastructure continues to evolve and increasingly plays a larger role in the digital transformation of society. The maturity of GIS helps users do their work better and helps organizations understand and communicate in many new ways. It breaks down organizational barriers and facilitates new forms of open collaboration around shared geographic information. Today the Web GIS pattern is rapidly growing—making a difference across organizations delivering technology, data, services, and science to everyone.

What does the future hold for you? Watch recordings from the 2019 Plenary Session, and hear Jack Dangermond inspire you on your journey from what's now to what's next.

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Featured Speaker

Susan Kalweit

Director, Analysis
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

What's Next for the Intel Analyst?

Ms. Susan Kalweit is the Director of the Analysis Directorate at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. As the Director of Analysis, she is responsible for leading NGA’s geospatial intelligence analytic capabilities and resources as well as modernizing NGA’s analytic efforts toward the future, consistent with the NGA Strategy.

Ms. Kalweit earned a A.B. in political science and German from Duke University, a M.S. in information management systems from Marymount University, and a M.S. from the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University. In August 2017, Ms. Kalweit was awarded a certificate of completion for the Senior Managers in Government Program at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education. 

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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Ron S. Jarmin

Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer 
U.S. Census Bureau

Modernizing the 2020 Census with GIS

Dr. Ron S. Jarmin is the U.S. Census Bureau’s deputy director and chief operating officer. 

Previously, Jarmin served as the associate director for economic programs. He led the team for the 2017 Economic Census, overseeing a move to 100 percent Internet data collection and leveraging enterprise investments to minimize system, application, and dissemination costs. Data products from the economic census provide the foundation for key measures of economic performance, including the nation’s gross domestic product.  
  
Jarmin holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Oregon. An elected fellow of the American Statistical Association, he has published papers in the areas of industrial organization, business dynamics, entrepreneurship, technology and firm performance, urban economics, data access, and statistical disclosure avoidance.

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Keynote Speaker

William Priest

Chief Executive, Geospatial Commission
Cabinet Office, Government of the United Kingdom

The Path to Smart, Responsive, Agile Government – How Geospatial Data is Transforming the UK Public and Private Sectors

On 1 February 2018, William Priest was appointed a Director in the Cabinet Office and CEO of the newly formed Geospatial Unit. In addition, he is a member of the Geospatial Commission, an independent, cross government agency that will set policy for, and drive the United Kingdom (UK) geospatial agenda, reporting up into senior government Ministers and the Cabinet Office Permanent Secretary.

Prior to taking up his role in the Cabinet Office, Mr. Priest has over 20 years executive experience in the IT and Telecoms sectors and has held senior leadership positions with a number of the leading global ICT Service Providers. Before this he worked for a number of leading management consultancies.

Mr. Priest is a Chartered Civil and Water Engineer and has worked in many overseas countries on development projects for the World Bank and the CDC Group.

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Detailed Plenary Agenda

Tuesday, January 29 – Plenary Session

Opening:  9:00 am – 10:30 am
Break:  10:30 am – 11:00 am
Continuation:  11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Building Geospatial Infrastructure for the Nation…Technology, Data, Services, and Science – 
Esri President, Jack Dangermond

Everyone is interested in the future and what will come next. What will the future bring to you personally, your organizations, and the world?

One thing is for certain: geospatial infrastructure continues to evolve and increasingly plays a larger role in the digital transformation of society. The maturity of GIS helps users do their work better and helps organizations understand and communicate in many new ways. It breaks down organizational barriers and facilitates new forms of open collaboration around shared geographic information. Today the Web GIS pattern is rapidly growing—making a difference across organizations delivering technology, data, services, and science to everyone.

What does the future hold for you? Watch recordings from the 2019 Plenary Session, and hear Jack Dangermond inspire you on your journey from what's now to what's next.

Guest Speakers

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District – Real-Time Disaster Response
  • United States Marine Corps – Intelligence Configuration of ArcGIS Pro
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency – What’s Next for the Intel Analyst?

The ArcGIS geospatial platform is modernizing Government by delivering greater efficiency, improved decision making, and positive outcomes. Esri staff and our special guests will show you how to capitalize on the open, interoperable, secure GIS software that you have available in your organization today.

From the latest in ArcGIS – including the recent enhancements with ArcGIS Pro 2.3 – to updates across the desktop, enterprise, and mobile app environments, you’ll gain insight into the technology advancements, and how you can enhance your organization’s geospatial infrastructure. 

Guest Speakers

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Galveston District - Real-Time Disaster Response

When a disaster strikes, the physical damage to residences often results in uncertainty for individuals and families. Returning to a sense of normalcy is important for emotional recovery, and the USACE’s Operation Blue Roof program is there to help. By placing blue, fiber-reinforced plastic sheeting over damaged structures, residents can quickly return to their homes while rebuilding efforts continue. To carry out their mission, the USACE leverages ArcGIS GeoEvent Server, connecting engineers, homeowners, contractors and government agencies with a real-time GIS system, enabling everyone access to important data, while protecting personally identifiable information – until properties feel like home again.

Presenters: Rick Vera, Noel Perkins, Jason Jordan

United States Marine Corps - Intelligence Configuration of ArcGIS Pro

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) need the right information at the right time to execute their mission. Through deployment of the Intelligence Configuration of ArcGIS Pro (ICAP), every analyst at the USMC can use a custom configuration of ArcGIS Pro, alongside tools designed to support intel workflows. This gives USMC Intelligence Officers the timely information they need to focus on their specific mission. 

Presenter: Timothy Muckey

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency - What’s Next for the Intel Analyst?

The volume of spatial data, and the speed at which it is available, continues to increase. To deliver trusted GEOINT at the “speed of need,” the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) must be quicker, smarter and more innovative. NGA leverages spatio-temporally referenced data to provide data-centric analytical insights. Partnerships with government, industry and academia allow NGA to modernize analysis workflows through the use of AI, automation and augmentation. Learn how NGA enables its analysts to spend more time doing predictive, anticipatory analysis, creating greater understanding than before, and available at a moment’s notice.

Presenter: Susan Kalweit

Wednesday, January 30 – Keynote Session

Keynote: 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Dr. Ron S. Jarmin
Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer
U.S. Census Bureau

Modernizing the 2020 Census with GIS

Since 1902, it has been the responsibility of the U.S. Census Bureau to administer the constitutionally-mandated count of the U.S. population. This process of counting every person in the United States is intricate and comprehensive. Even through the 2010 Census, much of the enumeration process was still done manually.

For the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will leverage its GIS to modernize workflows – from operations to the field – ensuring that the enumeration process is completed more efficiently. This 21st century design will allow us to rely on advances in technology and available data to establish where to count, motivate people to respond, count the population, and release census results.

Hear from Dr. Ron. S. Jarmin, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer for the U.S. Census Bureau, as he showcases how the Census Bureau is implementing the 2020 Census with a new design for the 21st century, beginning with the building of a strong foundation, developed with GIS every step of the way.

Biography

Dr. Ron S. Jarmin is the U.S. Census Bureau’s deputy director and chief operating officer. 

Previously, Jarmin served as the associate director for economic programs. He led the team for the 2017 Economic Census, overseeing a move to 100 percent Internet data collection and leveraging enterprise investments to minimize system, application, and dissemination costs. Data products from the economic census provide the foundation for key measures of economic performance, including the nation’s gross domestic product.  
  
From 2011 to 2016, Jarmin served as the assistant director for research and methodology. He oversaw a broad research program in statistics, survey methodology, and economics aimed at improving economic and social measurement within the federal statistical system. Since beginning his career at the Census Bureau in 1992, he has also served as the chief economist, chief of the Center for Economic Studies, and a research economist.  
  
Jarmin holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Oregon. An elected fellow of the American Statistical Association, he has published papers in the areas of industrial organization, business dynamics, entrepreneurship, technology and firm performance, urban economics, data access, and statistical disclosure avoidance.

William Priest
Chief Executive, Geospatial Commission at Cabinet Office, Government of the United Kingdom

The Path to Smart, Responsive, Agile Government – How Geospatial Data is Transforming the UK Public and Private Sectors

Biography

On 1 February 2018, William Priest was appointed a Director in the Cabinet Office and CEO of the newly formed Geospatial Unit. In addition, he is a member of the Geospatial Commission, an independent, cross government agency that will set policy for, and drive the United Kingdom (UK) geospatial agenda, reporting up into senior government Ministers and the Cabinet Office Permanent Secretary.

From April 2017 to January 2018, Mr. Priest was Interim CEO of Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) and an acting Director in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). He was accountable to the DCMS Secretary of State for the delivery of manifesto commitments to provide Superfast Broadband to 95% of UK premises by the end of 2017. In addition, the programs to launch full fiber and 5G were also part of his mandate. He was a member of the DCMS Executive board, chaired by the Permanent Secretary.

Mr. Priest joined the Cabinet Office and the Government Commercial Function (GCF) as a Crown Representative in September 2015. As such, he was a member of the GCF Commercial Relationships Board, and responsible for two of Government’s major IT suppliers, IBM and DXC. The latter is UK Government’s largest IT Services provider.

Prior to taking up his role in the Cabinet Office, Mr. Priest has over 20 years executive experience in the IT and Telecoms sectors and has held senior leadership positions with a number of the leading global ICT Service Providers. Before this he worked for a number of leading management consultancies.

Mr. Priest is a Chartered Civil and Water Engineer and has worked in many overseas countries on development projects for the World Bank and the CDC Group.

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