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PASADENA Virtual | Digital Transformation and the role of GIS



Digital Transformation and the role of GIS

When we first hear the term GIS, we often think of maps. Certainly, maps are the foundation of GIS. However, it is far more. Rather the first word that comes to mind might well be discovery - discover what we have done (for good or bad). It reveals the patterns of our actions. Most importantly it provides a roadmap to a better world.

This presentation examines digital transformation and the role of GIS. As we attempt to attack the serious problems of our times – aging infrastructure, climate change, poverty, pollution, inequity, we need to think differently. We must move from an incremental approach to one of innovation. GIS or location technology provides a common framework for looking at every aspect of our world – since nearly everything exists somewhere. GIS is about capturing information, understanding it then sharing it broadly. Thinking differently about GIS will help us map the way to a more sustainable world.


Speaker-Meehan-Bill.jpgBill Meehan , P.E. is author of four books: GIS for Enhanced Electric Utility Performance, Modeling Electric Distribution with GIS, Empowering Electric and Gas Utilities with GIS and Power System Analysis by Digital Computer. His blogs have been widely read. He has lectured extensively and taught courses at Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts.

Bill holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and an M.S. in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Prior to joining Esri, Bill was the vice president of electric operations for a major electric and gas utility. Bill is a registered engineer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He currently co-leads the global electric utility solutions marketing practice at Esri, the world’s largest GIS Company.


  • 7:30 - 7:45 Networking, and PMI Announcements
  • 7:45 - 8:45 Presentation
  • 8:45 - 9:00 Q&A


  • 1 PDU - Leadership Category - will be awarded to the attendees. No further action is required by members.


  • FREE

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Type of category: Public Events (Programs, Career Dev and Membership Public Events)

Type of activity: Technical

Date: March 18th, 2021

Hour: 7:30AM to 9:00AM

PDUs: 1


Members: Free

Non members: $5.00

Students: Free