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.

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Upcoming events

                                              The Evolutionary Role
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The ‘Art of the Mas’

By About Anika-Aduesa I. Smart
Director, Systems Projects (GIS), Information and Technology Services, LA Metro

Tuesday Nov 15, 2022
Dinner at 5:30 p.m., Talk at 6:15 - 7:15 p.m.
University of Redlands, Orton Center
1249 E Colton Ave, Redlands, CA 92374

RSVP by Nov 11 at Redlands.edu/smart

Academic Year 2021–2022 Speaker Series

All events are scheduled for Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Pacific Time, and will be presented virtually via Zoom

October 13, 2021
Dr. Kostas Goulias, Professor of Geography UC Santa Barbara
Exploring the Roles of Location and Transportation Provision on Business Establishment Formation, Dissolution, and Relocation

November 16, 2021
Yolanda Richards, Account Manager for City of Chicago, Esri
Location Intelligence and Social Justice in the Chi: GIS and its Role in Equity in the Second City

January 27, 2022
Ben Farster, Director Enterprise Location Intelligence, Walgreens

From the Desktop to the Cloud: The Evolution of GIS at Walgreens

February 15, 2022
Jan Kestle, President of Environics Analytics, Toronto, Canada
Making People's Lives Better with Transformative Data and Analytics- And How Spatial Analysis Plays a Key Role

March 23, 2022
Dr. Mike Pasqualetti, Professor of Geography, Arizona State University
The Morality of Wind Energy Landscapes

Academic Year 2020–2021 Speaker Series

November 12, 2020
Nikki Paripovich Stifle, Esri, formerly GIS Manager, Kohler
A Maker's Transformation: From Facilities Management to Market Planning to the Future of GeoAI

November 19, 2020
Este Geraghty MD. Chief Medical Office, Esri
Collecting and Connecting the Data for COVID-19

January 28, 2021 
Dr. Joseph Kerski, Education Manager, Esri
GIS in Business Education: Why, How, Benefits, and Challenges

February 10, 2021
David Beitz, President, Planned Grocery, and Paris Williams-Allen, Information Systems Research Analyst, Transwestern
How Business Leverage GIS and Location Intelligence to Create Knowledge of Markets: Placemaking for the Future

Past Speaker Series Events, 2012-2022

Including, a rich library of videos and slides (when available) of approximately 46 talks over the past 11 years. 

Academic Year 2021-2022
Date Topic Speaker(s) Video  Slides
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 The Urgency for Accelerating Supply Chain Sustainability Cindy Elliott

Video

Slides
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
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  
Thursday, January 28, 2021 GIS in Business Education: Why, How, Benefits, and Challenges Dr. Joseph Kerski Video  
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
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  
  Academic Year 2018- 2019      
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Cartographer Redefined - Mapping Amongst the Masses. Indy Hurt Video  
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  

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

 

November 8, 2018

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

Video

 

March 28, 2018

GIS as an Analytic for Location Economics  Wayne Gearey 

Video

 

March 20, 2018

Digital Transformation and GIS in Utilities  Bill Meehan 

Video

 

January 23, 2018

Exploring the Geographic Footprints of Google Fiber 

Tony Grubesic

Video

 
  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

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  
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.

Video

 
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
Part 1
Part 2

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

Video

 

Academic Year 2011-2012

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

Video

 
December 5, 2012 House Planner Dr. Carsten Lange

Video

Slides