Esri President Jack Dangermond gives his welcome address to the 2011 Esri International User Conference. He also recognizes users' work across a variety of industries and acknowledges Vincent Hoong Seng Lei, winner of the Enterrpise GIS Award, and Sergei Sapelnikov, winner of the President's Award.
Jack Dangermond describes his vision for GIS as a tool for extending our minds, which includes using collective intelligence and understanding to deal with earth's challenges. He also discusses how GIS is coevolving with other enabling technologies and previews a new pattern for GIS.
Jack Dangermond talks about the ArcGIS system and summarizes the major updates and enhancements in the ArcGIS 10.1 release. He also talks about Esri's acquisition of Swiss 3D software company Procedural and introduces the ArcGIS for Home Use program.
Jack Dangermond explains how Esri's managed services, including application hosting, caching, and imagery processing, provide cloud-based ArcGIS infrastructure and support for hundreds of organizations.
Jack Dangermond shares information on various Esri initiatives including software development, training, Esri Press, the Esri Technical Certification Program, the Esri Partner Network, and the Esri Nonprofit Organization Program. He also talks about Esri's goals and status.
Chris Osgood, Bill Oates, and Claire Lane from the City of Boston demonstrate how GIS applications are being used to engage citizens and improve the City's efficiency and effectiveness.
Jo Fraley shows how ArcGIS for SharePoint and ArcGIS for Server with IBM Cognos help organizations integrate their web apps with enterprise systems, giving them the ability to quickly and easily map their enteprise data.
Brenda Wolfe demonstrates how Community Analyst's more than 6,000 variables data variables can help organizations explore the demographic characteristics of an area and better understand the impacts of decisions and policies.
Lauren Rosenshein demonstrates how new spatial analytics and statistical tools in ArcGIS 10.1 can turn data into understanding.