Are you attending the ESRIUC this year and still filling in your online agenda planner? If so we’d like to share details of an interesting event / panel discussion taking place on Wednesday afternoon during the conference. Once again, the Esri YPN (young professionals network) has organized a group of professionals to tackle a discussion in the form of a lively panel. The topic of this year’s panel is “Transforming Technology in your Organization”. We’re pleased that our own VP of Software Development, David Hansen, will be a panel participant.
YPN panel at 2016 ESRIUC (Above) – at the 2016 ESRIUC the YPN panel topic was “Branding yourself in GIS” and brought together several seasoned professionals to discuss and share their thoughts and vision of the industry. Participants were experienced professionals, eager to share their knowledge, passion, and ideas.
Last year the panel was comprised of a group of Esri executives and Esri Business Partners, including our own David Hansen (third from left). David is a passionate GIS professional and has been a vocal proponent of the YPN and various GIS Educational platforms and opportunities, including Esri’s ConnectEd. David leads the software development efforts at GEO Jobe and has been instrumental in the development of our Admin Tools for ArcGIS Online, Mapfolio, MapLapse and other technologies. He leads the efforts of the software development research facility in Biloxi, Mississippi. He’s always eager to discuss the latest in GIS technologies, ArcGIS, developer issues, Geotech in education, the ArcGIS Marketplace and partner to partner opportunities. If you really want to get him excited just give him a RedBull and start talking about Machine Learning!
From David… “It is always a pleasure to work with the Esri Young Professional Network (YPN). The YPN represents an amazing movement that has an eye on the future by providing support and positive growth options for the young professionals of today. The existence of such a movement is vital to the longevity and overall health of the geospatial industry as a whole.” David Hansen V.P of Software Development at GEO Jobe GIS Consulting
About the 2017 YPN panel discussion
To continue wit the tradition, YPN will be hosting a panel at the 2017 ESRIUC. Do you wonder how to advance your organization using GIS? Join this session to discover how the ArcGIS Platform has can be used to reach your organizational goals. The diverse panel speakers will discuss their experiences implementing the ArcGIS platform to help harness the maximum potential of their organizations. (Save the event in your UC agenda)
YPN: Transforming Technology in Your Organization
Wed, July 12 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
SDCC – Room 29 C
You can connect with YPN enthusiast, David Hansen (right) on Twitter @dhansen601, meet up to chat at the GEO Jobe Booth (#2438) during the conference, or catch him at the YPN panel on Wednesday.
About the YPN
Esri’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) is a community for those just starting out in GIS as well as experienced professionals who are beginning to use GIS. Esri created this community to help shape and advance the careers of future GIS leaders. The three pillars of YPN are Learn, Connect and Lead. Learn by discovering strategies for career growth and professional success. Connect by growing your network of innovative and tech-savvy contacts. Lead by developing and using leadership skills that raise your profile.
Note, if you’d like to learn more about the YPN and meet and mingle with hundreds of young professionals while attending ESRIUC be sure to consider dropping in to the YPN social, always a highlight of the week! Once again they will be hosting an evening social, Wednesday from 6 PM – 9 at the Hilton (pool terrace). This event is always quite busy so be sure to arrive early! (Agenda entry)
Benefits of YPN Participation:
- Join the YPN community to get the latest information on advances in GIS technology
- Get access to GIS innovators and hear from emerging leaders at events throughout the year.
- Meet with industry experts and other young professionals to expand your network
- Make connections that encourage career growth
- share accomplishments, and learn from others at exclusive YPN events.
You can connect with YPN in many ways including:
Note: Young professional members have access to discount registration to events like the ESRIUC and GeoConnX – a fabulous opportunity for some professional development!