Esri Business Summit Features Keynote from Starbucks
Starbucks Coffee Company's Patrick O'Hagan, global marketing planning manager for the world's largest retail coffee chain, will keynote the Esri Business Summit to be held July 10–11, 2011, in San Diego, California. The summit draws business executives from all over the world to talk about how using location-based analysis will improve an organization's overall performance, effectiveness, and efficiency.
The morning Plenary Session will also feature speakers from different aspects of business, including insurance and risk management, retail, commercial real estate, facilities management, and manufacturing.
Featured speakers include
- Nigel Davis, executive director of product development, Willis Analytics, at Willis Re, an international reinsurance firm
- Warner de Gooijer, strategic analyst and project manager for the global supply chain operations of Cisco Systems
- Matthew Felton, director of research, GIS, and mapping at MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC
- Michelle Ellington, GISP, GIS coordinator for the University of Kentucky's facilities management and physical plant division
Afternoon breakout sessions will combine thought leadership with technological insight and best practices examples to deliver strategies for the future. Papers will be presented by executives from McDonalds, Norwegian hypermarket chain Coop Obs!, MarketStar, Petco, and many other commercial organizations.
The summit is an invigorating meeting place for managers and executives who want to find out more about GIS and discuss how location-based intelligence can be used to seize opportunities and thrive in today's competitive economy.