Redlands, Calif., June 12, 2014—CIOs, business managers, and IT professionals from around the world will be heading to San Diego, California, for the Esri Business Summit, to be held July 12–15, 2014. Executives from some of the world's most prominent organizations in retail, real estate, finance, insurance, manufacturing, supply chain management, and national statistics agencies will share their successes with location analytics and GIS. Networking opportunities and dynamic, interactive sessions will help attendees understand how the Esri platform can help them harness the power of location and realize untapped sources of return on investment (ROI).
More than 23 featured speakers will be on hand including the following:
The Wendy’s Company—John Crouse, director of real estate services, will discuss how the second-largest (by sales volume) quick-service hamburger chain in the United States is gaining better insight from its data and improving collaboration among departments by folding location analytics into many areas of the company.
JLL—Dr. Wayne Gearey, senior vice president of financial and professional services firm JLL, which specializes in commercial real estate and investment management, will talk about the company’s solution MapIT. Based on Esri technology, MapIT delivers real-time, accurate, location-based data and analytics supporting real estate location and investment decisions to all, everywhere the firm does business.
Miele, Inc.—Matt Kueny, senior business analyst in sales at Miele, Inc., in the United States, will explain how his company helped a dealer increase sales by 70 percent using Esri Location Analytics. The maker of high-end kitchen appliances and vacuum cleaners was able to focus on specific segments of the marketplace, pinpointing customers to help that dealer be more successful.
Executives from Citizens Insurance, Bank of America, Sonae, Novaventa, GGP, and Livability.com will also speak. Managers and directors from both public and private organizations are welcome to attend the Esri Business Summit and share in this unique learning experience.
"The summit is not just for business GIS users—it's for everyone who is in the business of analytics and applying spatial context to their work and mission," said Simon Thompson, Esri commercial industry director and summit emcee.
Learn more about this innovative event and register at esri.com/events/business.
Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at www.esri.com.