California, US: ESRI announced that ESRI Business GIS Summit would be held during July 11–12, 2010 in California. ESRI software users and nonusers alike are encouraged to attend and learn how to gain profit from business GIS strategies.
The summit will kick off with a plenary session featuring two keynote speakers addressing innovative uses of business GIS: Manny Rios, senior vice president, P&C underwriting, USAA and Charles A. Mac McClure III, CCIM, FRICS, CRS, chairman of the board, McClure Partners. Rios will share how and why he has championed the use of GIS for risk management and is leading the way to greater adoption of the technology at USAA. McClure will describe how his full-service real estate brokerage and development company has used GIS to underwrite and acquire some of the country’s top franchises during a time of great economic duress.
Simon Thompson, director global commercial marketing, ESRI, said, “With the beginning of a new decade, many people are thinking positively about the global economic situation. The summit will highlight creative leaders who have used GIS not only to survive one of the greatest recessions of our time but also to profit during it. Their understanding of how to do business in today’s economy is inspiring.”