9th July 2008, Aylesbury – ESRI (UK) today announced the headline speakers for the ESRI Europe, Middle East and Africa User Conference 2008.
Taking place from 28-30 October 2008 at London’s QEII Conference Centre, over 1,000 delegates from 60 countries will attend the conference, one of the principal events in the EMEA GIS industry calendar.
“This year, plenary speakers have been selected to show GIS innovation at its best and reflect the conference theme of ‘GIS for everyday life’. Demonstrating how indispensable GIS solutions have become in a wide range of industries, the sessions will highlight the impact GIS has on day-to-day life,” commented Richard Waite, Managing Director, ESRI (UK).
ESRI Inc.’s President, Jack Dangermond, will present ESRI’s vision of the future for GIS and share his predictions for the industry. Further speakers will be announced over the next few weeks.
Plenary speaker sessions include:
Jack Dangermond, President, ESRI Inc. USA
‘ESRI’s vision for the future of GIS’
Tim Mitchell, Group Underwriting & Claims Director, Royal SunAlliance
‘Delivering a new dimension in risk management’
Sheikh Nawaf Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa, Vice Chief Executive for Administrative & Financial Affairs, Kingdom of Bahrain
‘Sharing the business benefits of Enterprise GIS’
Steve Dunn and Mark Smith, Geography Dept, The Grammar School of Leeds
‘Bringing the real world into the classroom’
David Spackman OBE, Director, MapAction
‘Rapid mapping for disaster zones around the world’
The ESRI EMEA User Conference is a three day conference from 28-30 October 2008. Day one is the Plenary day followed by two days of technical and user presentations. Delegates also have the opportunity to attend pre-conference seminars and are invited to the drinks reception at the opening of the Exhibition on Plenary day. Attendees also receive tickets for the Conference Party at London’s Science Museum.
Delegates can register for the Early Bird Registration and submit papers for consideration at: www.gisforeverydaylife.com
About ESRI (UK)
ESRI (UK) (www.esriuk.com) is part of the global ESRI network. With the single, largest pool of GIS expertise in the UK, the company is the technical authority on GIS. ESRI (UK) provides solutions, technology and services including off the shelf applications built on the ArcGIS software suite and an extensive range of consulting and training services.
Its offerings meet a range of business needs in different markets including Business, Local & Central Government, Public Safety, Utilities and Telecommunications, as well as catering for system integrators and application developers through the ESRI Developer Network.
ESRI (UK)’s customers include both public sector clients such as Leeds City Council, Metropolitan Police, DCLG, The Environment Agency and businesses including Thames Water, Royal & SunAlliance and The AA.
By building a deep understanding of its customers’ needs, ESRI (UK) is able to help businesses become more profitable and public service more efficient through the better use of GIS. This process of enhancing sustainable business growth by developing solutions with the power to anticipate and meet industry specific requirements is known as Visionary Thinking.