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GIS—Creating the World You Want to See

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Be inspired by Jack Dangermond, special guests John Podesta and Tonya P. Wilkerson, and Esri staff in these videos from the 2024 Esri Federal GIS Conference.

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John Podesta

Senior Adviser to the President for International Climate Policy, The White House

John Podesta is the senior adviser to President Biden for international climate policy at the White House. He is the founder and former chair for the Washington, DC-based think tank Center for American Progress and a founder and former chair of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Podesta served as counselor to President Barack Obama, where he was responsible for coordinating the administration’s climate policy and initiatives.

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Tonya P. Wilkerson

Deputy Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Tonya P. Wilkerson serves as the ninth deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Ms. Wilkerson brings a wealth of knowledge and over three decades of experience across the intelligence community, including leadership skills, experience across multiple mission areas, and deep expertise in the space sector.

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