2014 - Users Conference - San Francisco
Put Yourself on the Map: The Fusion of the PI System & Esri ArcGIS
Esri enables organizations to maximize data and applications by revealing the where in their corporate data. Esri ArcGIS extends the value of traditional enterprise applications by incorporating GIS (geographic information systems) to help you visualize, question, analyze, interpret, and understand data. It consists of a scalable platform that works in the cloud, on mobile devices, and within existing information technology (IT) systems. The result is access to better information for organizations at every level that unearths relationships, patterns, and trends that would otherwise remain locked away. OSIsoft and Esri are working together to make sure you are able to harness the power of your data with GIS. By displaying real-time network data and historical information on a map, you will be able to see patterns based on geography and perform spatial analysis. The combination of Esri ArcGIS & the PI System will bring your data to life and put you on the map!
A landscape architect by training, Jack Dangermond founded Esri in 1969 with a vision that a mapping and analysis framework could provide a deeper understanding of our world and help us design a better future.
As founder and president of Esri, Dangermond's leadership and vision stimulate the ongoing innovation of GIS technologies that enable people to make insightful decisions and improve the quality of life everywhere.
- British Cartographic Society Medal, 2013
- Champions of the Earth Award, United Nations, 2013
- Innovation Award, The Economist, 2012
- Arthur C. Lundahl Lifetime Achievement Award, USGIF, 2010
- Alexander Graham Bell Medal, National Geographic Society, 2010
- Patron's Medal, Royal Geographical Society, 2010
- Public-Private Partnership Award, National Governors Association, 2009
Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy
Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy is CEO and majority owner of OSIsoft. Under Dr. Kennedy's visionary leadership, the company has grown from a small software startup in 1980 to a highly profitable global corporation. Prior to founding the company, Dr. Kennedy worked as a research engineer for Shell Development Company and as an applications consultant for Taylor Instrument Company. Dr. Kennedy attended the University of Kansas where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. A registered Professional Engineer in control systems engineering, he holds a patent on a catalytic reformer control system. He co-authored a chapter of the book "Planning, Scheduling and Control Integration in the Process Industries," C. Edward Bodington, ed. (McGraw-Hill Co., 1995), and is the author of numerous papers.
John Baier is the Director of Integration Technologies at OSIsoft. In his role, Baier and his team develop products that bring data into the PI System from hundreds of source systems spanning multiple industries. His team also works on ways of integrating PI System data with enterprise business systems so that customers can make great decisions in real time. Baier came to OSIsoft five years ago after 23 years at Rockwell Automation, where he held roles in software engineering, engineering management, business management, and software architecture. He is the inventor on over a dozen US Patents in the area of plant floor information management and factory controls. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Bowling Green State University.