Speaker Series

Every year, the Center for Spatial Business invites guest speakers from a variety of sectors to share their knowledge on how geographic information systems (GIS) has benefitted their business. Drawn from academia and industry, our speakers hail from diverse backgrounds and possess significant expertise and experience in GIS.  We invite you to learn more about our upcoming speakers and explore hundreds of hours of videos and presentation decks from past presentations.

Speaker Series events are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

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THURSDAY
February 22, 2024
Lunch at 11:30 a.m.
Talk at Noon – 1:10 p.m.

University of Redlands, Orton Center
1250 E. Brockton Ave, Redlands, CA 92374

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Academic Year 2023–2024 Speaker Series

1. March 6, 2024 - Evening (6 to 7:15 pm at Casa Loma Room)
 

Aaron Rios

  • Speaker: Aaron Rios
  • Organization: Director, Public Affairs and Govt. Relations Strategic Initiatives, Walmart
  • Topic: TBA on GIS strategies at Walmart

2. March 14, 2024 - Evening (6 to 7:15 pm at Casa Loma Room)

Andrew Schroeder

  • Speaker: Andrew Schroeder
  • Organization: Vice President of Research and Analysis, Direct Relief, Santa Barbara
  • Topic: Humanitarian Aid and Spatial Technology in the Age of Ubiquitous Real-Time Location Data

Past Speaker Series Events, 2012-Current

Including, a rich library of videos and slides (when available) of approximately 50 talks over the past 12 years. 

Academic Year 2023-2024
Date Topic Speaker(s) Video  Slides
Tuesday
January 30, 2024
GIS Innovation at Orange County’s John Wayne Airport Cameron Smith, James Reed, Marie Aquino

Video

Slides
Wednesday November 15, 2023 GIS as a Value Creator for Private Businesses and their Customers Liz Parrish

Video

Slides
Academic Year 2022-2023
Date Topic Speaker(s) Video  Slides
Wednesday February 22, 2023 Leveraging LiDAR to Achieve A Sustainable Digital Twin Ed Maghboul

 

Slides
Wednesday January 25, 2023 Geoblockchain for Trusted and Authenticated Geospatial Systems  Constantinos Papantoniou

Video

Slides
Tuesday Nov 15, 2022 The Evolutionary Role of the GIS Professional: The 'Art of the Mas' Anika-Aduesa I. Smart

Video

Slides
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 The Urgency for Accelerating Supply Chain Sustainability Cindy Elliott

Video

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Academic Year 2021-2022  

 

 
Wednesday,
March 23, 2022
The Morality of Wind Energy
Landscapes
Dr. Martin J. Pasqualetti

Video

Slides
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 Making People’s Lives Better with
Transformative Data and Analytics—
And How Spatial Analysis Plays a
Key Role
Jan Kestle Video Slides
Thursday, January 27, 2022 From Desktop to the Cloud: The Evolution of GIS at Walgreens Ben Farster Video Slides
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 Location Intelligence and Social Justice
in the Chi: GIS and its Role in Equity in
the Second City
Yolanda Richards Video Slides
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Exploring the Roles of Location and Transportation Provision on Business Establishment Formation, Dissolution,and Relocation Dr. Konstadinos (Kostas) G. Goulias Video Slides
Academic Year 2020-2021      
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 How Businesses Leverage GIS and Location Intelligence to Create Knowledge of Markets: Placemaking for the Future David Beitz and Paris Williams-Allen Video N/A
Thursday, January 28, 2021 GIS in Business Education: Why, How, Benefits, and Challenges Dr. Joseph Kerski Video N/A
Thursday, November
19, 2020
 Collecting and Connecting the Data for COVID-19 Este Geraghty  Video Slides
Thursday, November
12, 2020
 A Maker’s Transformation: From Facilities Management to
 Market Planning to the Future of GeoAI
Nikki Paripovich Stifle  Video Slides

Slide

Academic Year 2019-2020
Date Topic Speaker(s) Video  Slides
Wednesday, March
11, 2020
On GeoAI in the Real World Mansour Raad Video Slides
Wednesday, February
5, 2020
Empowering an Insurance Enterprise
with Geospatial Insight
Joe Holubar Video Slides
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 The Role of Big Data in Retail Location
Decision Making
Lawrence Joseph Video Slides
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 The Gaps in Your (Team’s) Spatial
Thinking
Jim Herries Video Slides
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Geoprivacy Attitudes and Personal Location Masking Strategies of Internet Users Dr. Piotr Jankowski Video N/A
  Academic Year 2018-2019      
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Cartographer Redefined - Mapping Amongst the Masses. Indy Hurt Video N/A
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 The Role of Analytics in Southern California Edison's Massive Project to Provide Renewable Energy from the Tehachapi Wind Farm. H. Steven Eimer Video N/A

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Exploring of Emerging Geospatial and Information Technologies on Earth and in Space at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Tom Soderstrom and Stephanie Granger

Video

 Slides

November 13, 2018

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. Dr. Christopher Franklin

Video

N/A

November 8, 2018

Augmented and Virtual Reality for Immersive Spatial Exploration and Decision-Making in Business  Eric Wittner and Rex Hansen 

Video

N/A

 

Academic Year 2017-2018  

 

 

March 28, 2018

GIS as an Analytic for Location Economics  Wayne Gearey 

Video

N/A

March 20, 2018

Digital Transformation and GIS in Utilities  Bill Meehan 

Video

N/A

January 23, 2018

Exploring the Geographic Footprints of Google Fiber 

Tony Grubesic

Video

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

Video

Part 1

Part 2

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

Video

Part 1

Part 2

Slides
 Academic Year 2014-2015

April 8, 2015

Spatial Data: The Fuel for Spatial Decision-Making 

Dr. Peter Keenan

Video N/A
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 N/A
January 28, 2014 Web GIS: Technologies, Applications and Directions Pinde Fu, Ph.D.

Video

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

Video

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

Video
Part 1
Part 2

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

Video

N/A

Academic Year 2011-2012

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

Video

N/A
December 5, 2012 House Planner Dr. Carsten Lange

Video

Slides