Center for Spatial Business

Speaker Series

As GIS and spatial decision-making become more prevalent, business professionals in a variety of sectors are discovering new applications—and benefits—of GIS, as well as strengthening mainstream applications. Drawn from academia and industry, our speakers hail from diverse backgrounds and possess significant expertise and experience in geo-technology.

Speaker Series events are free and open to the public.

Fall 2018 Speaker Series




Eric Wittner 

CityEngine and Procedural Technology Product Manager, Esri.



Rex Hansen
Product Manager for the ArcGIS Runtime SDKs, Esri. 


"Augmented and Virtual Reality for Immersive Spatial Exploration and Decision-Making in Business" 

Thursday, November 8, 2018,  5:30-7:30 p.m.
University of Redlands Main Campus, Casa Loma Room

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Christopher_Franklin.pngDr. Christopher Franklin 
UT Dallas

"Understanding Space-Time Diffusion in a Retail Ecosystem for Home Improvement Products: How to Combine the Temporal Bass Model, with Bayes and Spatial Huff Models" 

Tuesday November 13, 2018
5:30 p.m - 7:30 p.m. 
University of Redlands Main Campus,
University Club

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Soderstrom_2018_with_tie.jpgTom Soderstrom
Chief Technology Officer 

Stephanie_G.pngStephanie Granger
Technical Group Supervisor 

"Exploration of Emerging Geospatial and Information Technologies on Earth and in Space at Jet Propulsion Laboratory"

Tuesday December 4th 2018,
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m

University of Redlands Main Campus,
Orton Center

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Past Speaker Series

Academic Year 2018-2019
Date Topic Speaker    

March 28, 2018

GIS as an Analytic for Location Economics  Wayne Gearey 



March 20, 2018

Digital Transformation and GIS in Utilities  Bill Meehan 



January 23, 2018

Exploring the Geographic Footprints of Google Fiber 

Tony Grubesic


  Academic Year 2016- 2017      
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


Part 1

Part 2

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


Part 1

Part 2

 Academic Year 2014-2015

April 8, 2015

Spatial Data: The Fuel for Spatial Decision-Making 

Dr. Peter Keenan

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.


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


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

Part 1
Part 2

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



Academic Year 2011-2012

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


December 5, 2012 House Planner Dr. Carsten Lange