Global Industry Manager for Surveying, Engineering and Land Adminstration, Esri
Brent Jones works with national cadastre agencies, national surveying and geodetic agencies, state and local governments, surveyors and engineering firms around the globe to improve their organizations with GIS.
As a professional engineer and land surveyor, Brent has worked in civil and environmental engineering, utility design and construction management, and surveying/GPS, as well as extensive environmental permitting and regulatory compliance. He has supervised the development of utility software applications, managed GIS data conversion, database design, and software development teams. In addition to work in utilities, GIS landbase mapping, data accuracy, and addressing, he has brought to market modular software tools for consequence and risk analysis.
Participating professionally at the highest levels, including past president and board member of the Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA) and current board member of the Open Design Alliance (ODA), Brent has an ongoing commitment to his profession. He is a sought after speaker, coupling his vision, sense of humor, and ability to explain complex problems to a broad audience. His current work includes developing cadastral systems in developing countries, bringing survey accuracy to the GIS community, and developing data management solutions for design and construction firms.
Research Assistant Professor of Spatial Science, University of Southern California
Dr. Daniel W. Goldberg serves as the Associate Director of the USC GIS Research Laboratory. Dr. Goldberg's research interests lie at the intersection of Computer Science and GIS, a niche where he uses CS theory to advance GIS data structures and practices for applications within the Health and Social Sciences on topics ranging from environmental exposure assessment to the construction of ultra-high resolution gazetteers from online resources. He has published widely on the development and application of geocoding techniques and is currently focusing on creating methods to compute and represent spatial uncertainty in geocoded data, and the means by which these uncertainties can be propagated to and within health models.
Local Government Project Manager, Software Products Division, Esri
Scott Oppmann is a member of a team responsible for the development of ArcGIS for Local Government and the ArcGIS for Local Government Resource Center. ArcGIS for Local Government is a series of useful maps and apps that help users and partners configure and implement Esri's ArcGIS software platform.
Prior to joining Esri in the fall of 2008, Scott served as Oakland County Michigan's Application Services Division Manager and was responsible for the planning, implementation, and support of spatial and non-spatial technology solutions across a diverse customer base. This customer base included more than 40 county departments and the 62 local cities, villages and townships within Oakland County.
He was responsible for implementing Oakland County's unique, multi-participant, enterprise GIS (Geographic Information System) program and on a daily basis interacted directly with participating county departments, local governments and regional/national organizations in an effort to re-engineer government workflow through the implementation of GIS technology.
Since graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in Urban & Regional Planning, Scott Oppmann has spent several years working in the public and private planning arena. He served as a Professional Planner in Johnson County, Indiana, and was Planning & Economic Development Director in the City of Franklin, Indiana.
Development Lead, Geocoding Technology, Esri
Jeff Rogers is responsible for developing Geocoding technology at Esri. His Geocoding group creates and threads global geocoding capabilities throughout Esri's product platforms including desktop, server, cloud, and mobile.
A 15-year-vetern of the geospatial industry, Rogers formed a company after college called MapData Online, and was involved in pioneering some of the first internet applications of GIS (routing, geocoding, demographic data). MapData Online would eventually be acquired by Esri.
Rogers is a self-described Physical geographer and when not at work he indulges his passion for geography through travel, maps, navigation, and exploration.