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GIS - Creating the world we want to see with Esri

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GIS - Creating the world we want to see with Esri
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Esri designs cutting-edge geographic information system (GIS) technology to solve the world’s most complex problems. Could your experience help build a better future?

Participants were invited to learn more about Esri, the world's leading supplier of GIS software, web GIS, and geodatabase management applications — and a privately held company 100% owned by Jack and Laura Dangermond, its founders.

They're creating a more sustainable tomorrow by designing a collaborative digital geospatial system for our planet. Over 300,000 organizations (including 90% of Fortune 100 companies, most national governments, 30,000 cities/local governments, all US states, and 12,000 universities) rely on Esri to combat our greatest challenges — from climate change to social and economic inequality.

And Esri has pledged $1 billion worth of free GIS Software to all American K-12 schools.

During this interactive virtual event, attendees joined to:

  • 12:00 PM ET/ 9:00 AM PT - PowerToFly kickoff
  • 12:05 PM ET/ 9:05 AM PT - Welcome address from:
  • 12:15 PM ET/ 9:15 AM PT - Panel discussion + audience Q&A featuring a panel of Esri leaders:
  • 12:55 PM ET/ 9:55 AM PT - Closing remarks from PowerToFly
  • 1:00 PM ET/ 10:00 AM PT - Event concludes

About Esri: At Esri, we build cutting-edge geographic information system (GIS) technology that our customers use to solve the world’s most complex challenges: slowing climate change, stamping out disease, designing a better city, fighting crime, and much more. Our users create the maps that change the world and shape our future. As the global market leader since 1969, we have supported customers with geographic science and geospatial analytics.

About PowerToFly: PowerToFly is a women-run platform that works with companies to identify skilled professionals for networking and recruiting opportunities. Over the past few years, we’ve produced 1,500+ events across the world with brands like Meta, American Express, and Deloitte, resulting in countless hires.

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Meet The Speakers

Marcella Cavallaro
Marcella Cavallaro
Director of Sales Growth & Support

Marcella Cavallaro is the Sales Growth & Support Sector Director at Esri. In this role, Marcella supports Esri’s digital transformation through enablement of an online buying journey, digital sales experiences (like chat) and a digitally focused sales team. In this role, Marcella works collaboratively across Esri to enhance the digital selling experience, increase YOY sales coming through digital channels, and has developed a sales focused career pathing approach to effectively promote staff development and career mobility.

Prior to her role as the Sales Growth & Support Sector Director, Marcella was the emerging business manager on Esri’s National Government team in Washington DC. For almost a decade, Marcella partnered with a variety of national government organizations to successfully apply location intelligence to mission-critical workflows. Prior to joining Esri, Marcella was a GIS analyst at Dewberry and Davis, LLC. Marcella holds a bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of Mary Washington and a master’s in geographic and cartographic sciences from George Mason University. Marcella is based in Redlands, CA.

Kelly Holleran
Kelly Holleran
Senior Solution Engineer

Kelly Holleran is a Senior Solutions Engineer on the Global Partners & Alliances team at Esri. She has an engineering degree and has worked in the tech industry for almost 10 years. She focuses on helping developers and partners successfully adopt ArcGIS and find new opportunities to go to market with their solutions. She is also passionate about Esri’s developer technologies.

Michael Contreras
Michael Contreras
3D Principal Product Engineer Lead

Michael Contreras is a 3D Principal Product Engineer Lead on the ArcGIS PRO development team. His team focuses on 3D data and editing workflows across the platform including mapping and visualization of 3D geometries. Michael is passionate about helping others solve problems and working together in order to help users achieve their GIS goals. With over 20 years of experience in the industry from gaming to AEC, he has a lot of experience in software development and cutting-edge technologies, hence the reason his friends and co-workers call him the 3D ninja.

Alycia Rajendran
Alycia Rajendran
Principal Software Product Engineer

Alycia is a Product Engineer on the Map Exploration team for ArcGIS Pro. She earned a Masters in GIS in 2014 and joined Esri in 2016. Within the ArcGIS Pro ecosystem, Alycia is the product lead behind the growing functionality of tables and reports. Her contributions help empower users to make informed decisions daily across every industry. In addition to her product leadership, she also takes on the role of automated testing lead for her team, helping ensure that testing is robust and that Esri is delivering high-quality software. The aspect she finds most rewarding in her role is the chance to engage with our users, witnessing firsthand the extensive capabilities of our software and the meaningful impact it brings to their work.