We just added tech powerhouses Adam Carnow and Dr. David A. Bray to the 2018 schedule — they’ll give you proven strategies for capitalizing on innovation and disruption, to keep your organizations on the cutting edge and competitive.
How to Cure the Underutilization of GIS
Thought leader and tech evangelist Adam Carnow helps organizations get the most out of their GIS investment to make a difference in their communities. Now that GIS is a location intelligence platform, its underutilization is critical and career-limiting for GIS professionals. GIS is designed to do more than make maps, so Carnow motivates IT professionals to maximize their ROI in the ArcGIS location platform and proactively evangelize and market all its capabilities. Learn how to use the ArcGIS platform to transform yourself from a mapmaker into a solutions provider through the application of location intelligence to deliver spatial insight. With 25 years of experience as a GIS practitioner in the public and private sectors, Carnow will give you smart strategies on how to spread understanding and full value of GIS across your organization.
How to Capitalize on Innovation and Disruption
One of Business Insider’s 2016 “24 Americans Who Are Changing the World” and a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum for 2016-2021, Dr. David A. Bray will share his expert perspectives on artificial intelligence, automated systems and innovative policies that affect the global community.
Dr. Bray started working for the U.S. government at age 15 on computer simulations at a high-energy physics facility investigating quarks and neutrinos. In later roles, he designed telemedicine interfaces and space-based forest fire forecasting prototypes for the Department of Defense.
He’s executive director of the People-Centered Internet coalition, which includes the World Bank, World Economic Forum and IEEE as partners focused on providing support, expertise and where possible funding for demonstration activities that measurably improve people’s lives using community-based approaches to the internet.
Dr. Bray’s passions include taking on near-impossible missions involving humans and technology in challenging circumstances. Through the efforts of a team of positive change agents, as chief information officer for the Federal Communications Commission he led the transformation of the FCC’s legacy IT with more than 207 different systems to award-winning tech. This included rolling-out new cloud-based IT that achieved results in half the time at one-sixth the cost.