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ESRI founder to give World Congress keynote speech

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The organisers of 2016 ITS World Congress say they are delighted to confirm that Jack Dangermond, Founder and President of Esri will be keynote speaker at the event in Melbourne this October.

World Congress host, ITS Australia CEO Susan Harris said attracting speakers of Mr Dangermond’s calibre highlights the significance of the Congress, the draw of Australia and how digital mapping has become an important technology in tackling traffic congestion in major cities around the world.

Esri is one of the leading companies in the global digital mapping industry.

Dangermond and his wife Laura founded the company in 1969, with a vision that computer mapping and analysis could help design a better future.  Today, this technology serves 350,000 clients around the world, who collectively create more than 150 million maps per day.

Jack Dangermond will present his keynote speech on Day Three of the World Congress, in the Plenary Session titled ‘Smart Cities’ and will explore how technology plays a part in future liveability.

Susan Harris will expand on the conference programme in the first Countdown to Congress podcasts this month, presented by Smart Highways editor Paul Hutton.  These preview podcasts will cover different aspects of the event in Melbourne ahead of daily programmes from the event in October where Paul will also be reporting and tweeting live from the event.  The podcasts are possible thanks to the support of sponsors Cubic Transportation Systems, Jenoptik, Bartco/MVIS, Mott MacDonald, Xerox, PTV Group, Swarco and GTT – Global Traffic Technologies.


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