AUSA 2023: Esri's Strategic Collaborations for Army's Future

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The prestigious Association of the United States Army (AUSA) conference returned this year with a bang, taking center stage at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from October 9 to 11. Among the prominent exhibitors at this highly anticipated event was Esri, a leading geospatial technology company, which seized the opportunity to showcase its flagship product line, ArcGIS.

Esri’s presence at AUSA 2023 was dedicated to demonstrating the critical role of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the military landscape. Their booth buzzed with activity as they presented an array of demonstrations to an audience spanning both military and civilian sectors, underscoring the universal relevance of GIS.

The exhibit featured a variety of offerings, emphasizing Esri’s robust partner network. Collaborating closely with Booze Allen Hamilton, Esri unveiled innovative AI solutions to empower government organizations. These cutting-edge solutions enable streamlined design, engineering, and operationalization processes of AI-driven solutions tailored for specific purposes.

Simultaneously, Amazon Web Services (AWS) joined forces with Esri and BAH to demonstrate cloud computing solutions engineered to thrive in austere environments. The rugged and modular Klas Voyager VM was the canvas for their technological prowess.

MaxVision displayed their hardware with Esri demonstrations on their portable workstations and compact servers for Geospatial, UAV, C4ISR, and Cyber Incident Response applications.

Esri’s week at AUSA was further enriched by a private event hosted by Apple, spotlighting the capabilities of Esri’s web applicationsArcGIS Earth, Survey123, ArcGIS Navigator, ArcGIS Field Maps, and QuickCapture were among these applications. The intimate gathering fostered focused discussions centered on the Apple sub-ecosystem, intricately woven into the fabric of AUSA’s audience. Within the event, five forward-thinking innovators proudly showcased their product features seamlessly integrated into the iOS ecosystem.

The overarching theme of AUSA 2023, “Building the Army of 2030,” resonated across the convention floor. Innovative partnerships and technology collaborations underscored the pursuit of this vision, making it abundantly clear that the future of the U.S. Army is intrinsically linked to cutting-edge solutions like those championed by Esri.

 Esri’s participation at AUSA 2023 epitomized the company’s unwavering commitment to advancing the field of GIS in the military and beyond. Their collaborations and technology highlighted the critical role of geospatial intelligence in shaping the Army of the future.

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Ricklyn Hukriede

Ricklyn Hukriede is a Senior Marketing Manager at Esri, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to her role. She holds a master’s degree in Integrated Design, Business, and Technology from the University of Southern California's Iovine and Young Academy. In her current capacity, Ricklyn spearheads messaging and positioning initiatives within the government industry.

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