2018 Esri Federal GIS Conference
March 20-21 | Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington, D.C.
Keynote Plenary Session
Wednesday, March 21
Esri Federal GIS Conference Keynote
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Hall C, Lower Level
Jack Dangermond moderates a thought-provoking conversation with Susan M. Gordon, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, on the importance of connecting intelligence agencies through the use of GIS; followed by an inspirational journey of the American Red Cross connecting and helping everyone.
Susan M. Gordon
Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence
The Honorable Susan (Sue) M. Gordon was sworn in as the fifth Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence (PDDNI) on August 7, 2017. As PDDNI, Ms. Gordon assists the DNI in leading the Intelligence Community (IC) and managing the ODNI. In particular, she focuses on advancing intelligence integration across the IC, expanding outreach and partnerships, and driving innovation across the Community.
With nearly three decades of experience in the IC, Ms. Gordon has served in a variety of leadership roles spanning numerous intelligence organizations and disciplines. Most recently, Ms. Gordon served as the Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) from 2015 to 2017. In this role, she helped the director lead the agency and manage the National System of Geospatial Intelligence. She drove NGA’s transformation to meet the challenges of a 21st century intelligence agency. She also championed agile governance, recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce, and expansion of geospatial intelligence services to the open marketplace. She is known for her commitment to diversity and inclusion and, to the women and men of the IC.

American Red Cross
Brad Kieserman, Vice President – Disaster Operations & Logistics
Brian Keenum, Senior Director – Business Infrastructure
Omari Sefu, Senior Associate – GIS and Disaster Data Analysis
Discover the GIS Technology Powering the American Red Cross – Connecting and Helping Volunteers, Partners and Citizens in Need
The American Red Cross synthesizes many federal, state and local data sources into their RC View system to inform service delivery and streamline reporting on large national disaster relief operations, in everyday response to home fires, and in preparedness efforts for our local communities. Through these efforts, the American Red Cross continues to evolve its data-driven decision-making capability to increase readiness and to better meet our mission: alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies.