Center for Business GIS and Spatial Analysis

Speaker Series

As GIS and spatial decision-making become more prevalent, business professionals in various sectors are discovering new applications and benefits of GIS, as well as strengthening mainstream applications. Our speakers - both academic researchers and industry practitioners - come from diverse backgrounds with significant expertise and experience in geo-technology.

Speaker Series events are free and open to the public.

Speaker Series Event Fall 2017

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Lauren Bennett

Lauren Bennett

Spatial Analysis Product Engineer for Esri

Event Date: Tuesday November 14, 2017 

University Club, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Speaker Series Event Winter 2018

Dr. Tony Grubesic

Director for the Center for Spatial Reasoning and Policy Analytics, Arizona State University

Event Date: Tuesday January 23rd, 2018

Hall of Letters 100, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Speaker Series Event Winter 2018

Bill Meehan

Director of Utility Solutions for Esri

Event Date: Thursday February 8, 2018

Casa Loma, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Speaker Bio and Topic Flyer Comming Soon

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Past Speaker Series

Academic Year 2016-2017
Date Topic Speaker    
October 17, 2017 Humanitarian Aid and Spatial Technologies in Crisis  Andrew Schroeder  Video  
March 28, 2017 The Illusion of Simplicity: The Case for Making Drones Easy to Use Lawrie Jordan  Video  
January 31, 2017 Privacy - Preserving Inference of Social Relationships from Location Data Dr. Cyrus Shahabi  Video  
December 6, 2016 Driving Innovation with GeoHub in the City of Los Angeles Ms. Lilian Coral  Video  
November 1, 2016 Achieving Corporate Global Location Intelligence Dr. Wayne Gearey

 Video

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Slides
September 20, 2016 Targeted Digital Marketing: A Defense Against Retail Disruption Seann G. Bernshaw, Ph.D. ABD  Video Slides
Academic Year 2015-2016
March 7, 2016 The State of Geospatial Big Data Mansour Raad Video Slides
January 27, 2016 On Demand Cities Dr. Thomas Fisher  Video Slides
December 2, 2015 Spatial, Temporal and Socioeconomic Characteristics in Crowd-sourced Geographic Information Linna Li, Ph.D. Video Slides
October 1, 2015 Sleepwalking into the Future? A World Without Spatial Thinking Joseph Kerski, Ph.D., GISP Video Slides
November 18, 2015 West Marine's Transition to a Waterlife Outfitter: The Role of Location Intelligence Dr. Lawrence Joseph

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 Academic Year 2014-2015

April 8, 2015

Spatial Data: The Fuel for Spatial Decision-Making 

Dr. Peter Keenan

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March 11, 2015 The Criticality of GIS Basemaps: Quality is the Key to Success Milton Ospina Video Slides
December 3, 2014 Applying Real-Time GIS Greg Tieman & Thomas Paschke Video Slides
November 19, 2014 GIS Day: rKnowledge - The Spatial Diffusion of rDNA Methods  Dr. David Rigby Video Slides
September 17, 2014 Incorporating GIS Technology into Local Government Ingrid Bruce Video Slides
Academic Year 2013-2014
September 18, 2014 Situational Awareness and Business Intelligence  Dr. Ming Tsou Video Slides
May 28, 2014 Geomedicine: Getting from Hippocrates to HIE to Hadoop Dr. Estella Geraghty Video  
January 28, 2014 Web GIS: Technologies, Applications and Directions Pinde Fu, Ph.D.

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November 20, 2013 Getting to Yes? The Sustainable Energy Modeling Program, a Decision Support System for Infrastructure Siting Dr. Hal Nelson

Video

 
Academic Year 2012-2013
November 7, 2012 GIS Mobile Resources Management Wolfgang Hall

Video
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October 3, 2012 GIS and Big Data-Theory and Best Practice Case Studies David Schrader

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Academic Year 2011-2012

  Maps for Business: Spatial-based Decisions Made Easy  Steve van Vliet

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December 5, 2012 House Planner Dr. Carsten Lange

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