You're invited to the Senior Executive Breakfast
Join executive-level thought leaders for an intimate discussion on how new GIS technology addresses today's complex challenges.
The Senior Executive Breakfast will provide an exchange of fresh ideas from fellow decision-makers and explore how location intelligence provides the foundation for collaboration; operational efficiencies; and smarter, data-driven decision-making.
After the Senior Executive Breakfast, you are invited to stay as our special guest for the duration of the Esri Southeast User Conference. You will learn how new GIS technology is unleashing data's full potential in every industry.
What's included in registration
This invitation-only event includes the Senior Executive session, breakfast, and the Plenary.
Mike Dyer, Facilitator
Southeast Regional Manager, Esri
Mike Dyer is an information technology professional with nearly 25 years of experience working with GIS and spatial science. For more than twenty years he has worked at Esri and in his current role leads a team that helps state, regional and local governments to apply geographic science and information technology to solve problems and accomplish their business objectives. Areas of interest include smart communities, resilient government, and sustainability.
Mike holds a B.A. and M.A. in geography from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and has two daughters in college.
Jeff Hicks is the CEO of NEMAC+FernLeaf, a public-private partnership founded on the vision that data-driven decisionmaking can maximize the effectiveness and equitability of climate adaptation. In addition to leading technical efforts for the US Climate Resilience Toolkit, Jeff leads a growing practice specializing in quantitative and solutions-oriented climate resilience assessments throughout the Southeast. FernLeaf is an Esri Emerging Business Partner and is the producer of AccelAdapt, an interactive and living resilience assessment solution built on the ArcGIS Platform.
Miami-Dade County IT Director of GIS, Asset Management, and Content Management
Jose Lopez is the Miami-Dade County IT Director of GIS, Asset Management, and Content Management. He enjoys leading exceptional teams to solve business opportunities. For twenty-six years, he has led GIS teams to deliver award-winning solutions, saving millions for the local water/wastewater utility. Leveraging technologies, understanding business processes, and building relationships are his keys to a thirty-year career in Information technology. He works hard and plays hard, pushing the limits at the office and with family outdoor activities. He is energetic, enthusiastic, and always open to opportunities for improvement.
Chief Data Officer for the City of Johns Creek, Georgia
Nick O'Day is the Chief Data Officer for the City of Johns Creek, Georgia, and manages the open data and analytics strategy for the city. His focus is leveraging data to help empower decision-makers and engage citizens. Some of his team's most notable projects involve creating the first Amazon Alexa skill powered by open data, launching a comprehensive open data portal known as the DataHub, partnering with Waze to alert drivers and analyze traffic trends, and building smartphone apps that help connect citizens to the city. These projects have won a variety of awards from Esri, Amazon Web Services, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and others. O'Day also manages the city's GIS, drone operations, and many of the city's public-private partnerships with consultants and technology companies.