ESRI Business GIS Summit Helps Businesses Deliver Improved Performance

Keynote Speakers Share Experience on How to Revitalize Business through Place-Based Decision Making

Redlands, California — April 01, 2010 — Join colleagues from many sectors of commercial business at the ESRI Business GIS Summit to be held July 11–12, 2010, at the San Diego Convention Center in California. ESRI software users and nonusers alike are encouraged to attend and learn how to profit from business geographic information system (GIS) strategies.

The summit will kick off with a morning Plenary Session featuring two keynote speakers addressing innovative uses of business GIS: Manny Rios, senior vice president, P&C underwriting, USAA; and Charles A. "Mac" McClure III, CCIM, FRICS, CRS, chairman of the board, McClure Partners. Rios will share how and why he has championed the use of GIS for risk management and is leading the way to greater adoption of the technology at USAA. McClure will describe how his full-service real estate brokerage and development company has used GIS to underwrite and acquire some of the country's top franchises during a time of great economic duress.

After the plenary, attendees will enjoy breakout sessions to be presented by members of the commercial user community and followed by an evening networking social and ESRI Solutions EXPO. On the second day of the summit, attendees will be able to tap into the larger ESRI user community by participating in the ESRI International User Conference plenary, included as part of the summit registration.

"With the beginning of a new decade, many people are thinking positively about the global economic situation," says Simon Thompson, director global commercial marketing, ESRI. "The summit this year will highlight creative leaders who have used GIS not only to survive one of the greatest recessions of our time but also to profit during it. Their understanding of how to do business in today's economy is inspiring."

Participants will come away with an understanding of the geography of their business and the ability to gain a competitive edge. The sessions will be valuable across many industries including real estate, retail, logistics, economic development, manufacturing, banking, insurance, media, and transportation. Attendees from related industries, such as utilities, health care, telecommunications, and public safety, will also benefit from the summit. For more information on the summit and to register, visit

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Since 1969, ESRI has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, ESRI software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. ESRI applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. ESRI is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at


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