The count-down to Directions 2012 has officially begun and all of the presenters are busy turning all of your questions around interesting applications of GIS into presentations and showcases for the event. I wanted to take some time out to give you a small hint of what to expect at Directions 2012…
The first thing you’ll notice when you look at the program is that we’ve put a larger focus on the business applications of GIS – and we would like to take you on that journey with us. So while you will still see some amazing technology and cool tools, you will also gain an understanding into where GIS can fit into your business, how GIS can extend your current spatial offerings, and how to help others in your organise see the potential. Many of our users have also kindly agreed to get up on stage and share their experiences and their achievements with ArcGIS in their organisations, and looking at some of the presentation titles, I’m looking forward to hearing more about what their challenges have been and how they have answered these business questions.
But don’t think that we have forgotten about the technology! Python and editing deep dive sessions will make a debut and Esri Australia is launching ‘ArcBar’ – a place where you can get your technology fix. Our team of dedicated technologists will be available to help you understand what technology solutions are right for you and your organisation. And I can’t say too much yet, but there will be an exciting hands-on challenge running in every state at ArcBar – designed to motivate and excite your inner GIS geek. Make sure that come over and experience ArcBar for yourself.
Don’t forget to register – the new look Directions is something you definitely won’t want to miss.
Looking forward to catching up with you all in a few weeks,