Director, Global Business Development
Title: The Age of the Location Platform
Abstract: Most if not all business data include a location component. Geographic information systems enable workers throughout the enterprise to gain insights and realize value from location information. Over the past 40 years, GIS has emerged as a system of record within tens of thousands businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations worldwide. In the Age of the Location Platform, GIS is becoming a system of engagement that enables every employee and contractor to discover, use, make, and share maps from any device, anywhere, anytime. This talk will consider implications of this evolution for how organizations work. Implications for IT and business education and research will also be discussed.