Hosted by Esri Australia, the market leader in Australia’s $2.1 billion spatial industry, Ozri has carved out a reputation as the Asia Pacific’s premier GIS event.
As one of the largest GIS conferences on the Asia Pacific spatial calendar, Ozri is the place for the industry to come together, collaborate, learn and be inspired.
In 2011, Ozri drew its largest crowd in its 25 year history, with more than 550 government, commercial and not-for-profit professionals from Australia, the Asia Pacific and the U.S.A descending on the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for the event.
Jack Dangermond is an American business executive and environmental scientist. In 1969, he co-founded with his wife Laura the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri), a privately-held Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software company. In 2009, with an estimated net worth of $2 billion, Dangermond joined the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans.
Dangermond is the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer and works out of Esri’s headquarters in Redlands, California. Dangermond founded Esri to perform land use analysis, however its focus evolved into GIS software development, highlighted by the release of Arc/INFO in the early 1980s; the development and marketing of Arc/INFO positioned Esri with the dominant market share among GIS software developers. Today Esri is the largest GIS software developer in the world and its flagship product, ArcGIS traces its heritage to Dangermond’s initial efforts in developing Arc/INFO.
Here is Jack Dangermond’s Keynot Presentation at Ozri 2011