Sarah Rose | City of Loveland
Esri telecom GIS heroes inspire
These heroes are leaders within the GIS community and true GIS champions. As proven problem solvers, they have gained deep respect from colleagues. Their genuine love of this technology inspires others to imagine how GIS can help them achieve their own ambitious goals. Join us in celebrating these industry leaders who are making a difference in the telecom community every day.
Derek Rieckmann | Midco
As the director of GIS at Midco, Derek has successfully demonstrated the value of GIS to C-level executives, including his innovative work in helping the company achieve strong results in funding auctions with the Federal Communications Commission. A well-respected leader, Derek also demonstrates a strong ability to cross-reference the technical details of the hybrid fiber-coaxial, fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), and fixed wireless architectures.
Letizia Guadalupi | G.Network
Letizia has over 20 years of experience working with GIS and is a growth-oriented GIS manager. She drives GIS deliverables and provides support to marketing campaigns, sales proposition development, and business strategic plans by producing maps, reports, and dashboards. Currently, Letizia creates and owns the end-to-end planning and design process for G.Network, producing high-level design to low-level design and associated planning packs to ensure the fiber network in London is future-proofed and meets business objectives.
Vanessa Greul-Smidt | Vattenfall Eurofiber
Vanessa’s GIS career began as a surveyor capturing geodata in the field. In 2017, she started leveraging her experience in the telco market as a network planer for fiber-to-the-x networks. Now as a senior network planning engineer for Vattenfall Eurofiber, Vanessa and her team are working on an open-access fiber network for half a million customers in Berlin, which includes automating and optimizing the network planning processes and digitizing the work of mobile crews.
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