ESRI UK to speak at AGI National Conference of Location Economics 2010

ESRI UK to speak at AGI National Conference of Location Economics 2010
ESRI UK public sector strategist to address AGI delegates on developing a business case to support geospatial technology investment

November 01, 2010 — ESRI UK today announces that Dr. Keith Wishart, Public Sector Strategist at ESRI UK, will speak at the AGI National Conference of Location Economics 2010, taking place on 2nd November in London.

Dr. Wishart’s speech will challenge the perception by the geographic information (GI) industry that the merits of investing in geospatial technologies cannot be measured, by arguing that intangible benefits can be evaluated, demonstrating real value for money for businesses. He will also advise delegates on how to develop a strong business case to support the implementation of geospatial applications by focusing on industry case studies.

Dr. Wishart has over 12 years’ experience of GI strategy and application across both the public and private sectors. He is also an active member of the leading UK technology industry body, Intellect, sitting on both the Software and Government Management teams.

The AGI National Conference on Location Economics 2010, entitled: ‘Exploiting Location Information To Save Your Organisation Money’ is a one day event which will examine the growing evidence that geospatial information can make real savings with rapid payback of investment in many applications.

The AGI Conference will feature plenary presentations from a range of visionary speakers such as Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), British Waterways and South Yorkshire Police, who have successfully developed robust financial business cases for the benefits of using geospatial information.


ESRI UK is the leading provider of geographic information system (GIS) technology, helping businesses become more profitable and public service more efficient through a better understanding and analysis of location-based information. ESRI UK employs over 300 people across six offices and offers GIS technology and an extensive range of consultancy and training services. It is the only company in the UK able to provide a complete and entirely integrated GIS technical solution.

ESRI UK has been providing GIS solutions for over 20 years to a wide range of markets including Central & Local Government, Commercial, Defence & National Security, Education, Public Safety, Utilities & Telecommunications, as well as catering for system integrators and application developers through the ESRI Developer Network.

Customers include Birmingham City Council, DEFRA, the Environment Agency, Manchester Airport, Metropolitan Police Service, Ministry of Defence, Ordnance Survey, RSA Group, Scottish Power and WSP Group.

ESRI UK is part of the ESRI global business network with more than 300,000 customers in 150 countries worldwide. ESRI technology runs on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, providing the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis.

ESRI UK helps organisations to think and plan geographically in order to make better decisions, keep communities safe and create a more sustainable world.

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