February 11-13, 2024  |  Colorado Convention Center   |  Denver, CO, USA

2023 Keynote Presentations


Keynote Presentation by Esri's Founder and President, Jack Dangermond

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 – 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Jack Dangermond’s keynote will review recent applications of GIS and remote sensing and discuss how these technologies can help address the complex challenges the world is facing.   

Jack’s visionary leadership and passion for using data to make the world a better place is contagious, and is sure to inspire. His insight coupled with a look at where and how the technologies are making a difference will allow the audience to make connections that can be further explored across the event and beyond.

Opening Keynote: How Ready is the AEC Industry for Digitalization?

Monday, February 13, 2023 – 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The now infamous McKinsey report in 2018 that outlined how large construction projects are typically 80% over budget and take 20% longer to complete also detailed that adopting new processes and technology innovations could eliminate these inefficiencies. The tools to do so have been available for several years, but it was the COVID-19 pandemic that accelerated their use. The mandate for change and innovation in construction has never been stronger but is the industry as a whole ready for this shift? Our panel of experts will discuss what has and hasn’t changed, how they’ve seen organizations define the value of a shift into the digital age, whether or not certain companies and users are ready for it, and much more.

Keynote panel moderated by Steve Jones, Dodge Data and Analytics.

Keynote: USGS and 3DEP Updates

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 – 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM

The Past, Present and Future of the 3D Elevation Program
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 – 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM
The goal of 3DEP is to complete acquisition of nationwide lidar (IfSAR in AK) to provide the first-ever national baseline of consistent high-resolution topographic elevation data – as both bare earth DEMs and 3D point clouds. With 3DEP-quality data available or in progress for about 84 percent of the Nation as of the end of Fiscal Year 2021, we are looking towards our future vision for topographic mapping and science at the USGS. USGS is developing something called the 3D National Topography Model (3DNTM)- the terrestrial component of the 3D Nation vision that we share with NOAA. The 3DNTM includes developments of the next generation of the 3D Elevation Program and National Hydrography Datasets including inland bathymetry, hydrography derived from lidar, and connections to groundwater and engineered hydrologic systems.

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