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Jack Dangermond


A landscape architect by training, Jack Dangermond founded Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (Esri), in 1969 with a vision that computer mapping and analysis could help us design a better future. Under Jack's leadership, that vision has continued to guide Esri in creating cutting-edge geographic information system (GIS) and geodesign technologies used in every industry to make a difference worldwide.

Lawrie Jordan


Lawrie Jordan is Corporate Director of Imagery and Remote Sensing for Esri, as well as Special Assistant to Esri founder and President, Jack Dangermond. His background education is in Landscape Architecture, with degrees from The University of Georgia and Harvard University, and he was co-founder and President of ERDAS, Inc. for more than 20 years.

Lawrie is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, an ISPRS Foundation Trustee, and recipient of the Geospatial World Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also grateful to be the recipient of the U.S Government’s medal for Outstanding Support and Patriotism.

Peter Becker


Peter Becker is the Group Product Manager for Imagery. Since 2005 he has been leading the drive to extend Esri’s solutions for image: management, mapping, analysis, visualization, and exploitation. In the last years, he has focused on further scaling ArcGIS imagery capabilities in the cloud.

Geri Miller


Geri Miller is Director of Education at Esri. Her main role is to support academic institutions stay on cutting edge of geospatial technology. Prior to that, she was an Instructor and Technical Lead at Esri, specializing in online and onsite delivery of various geospatial technology courses. Ms. Miller also helps manage a fully online Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems program at Johns Hopkins University and has been a lecturer in the program since its inception. She has developed and taught a range of GIS curriculum, including Web GIS, Spatial Analytics, Programming in GIS courses. In the last two decades, she has taught geospatial technology courses at University of Delaware, West Chester University and Community College of Philadelphia.

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