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What a great 2 1/2 days at the 2017 Esri User Conference GIS Solutions Expo!


We met so many ArcGIS users, some first-timers to the conference, and some seasoned experts, and had valuable conversations with each and every one of you.


One of the most popular spots in the Esri Services neighborhood was the Esri Services Lightning Talk Theater.  We connected with thousands of you through Lightning Talks, and shared tips and advice on everything from Python to Project Management.  At times, there were so many people that we poured out into the walkways!


Esri Services Lightning Talk Theater


If you were one of the many attendees who grabbed a seat, stood or even sat on the ground for a Lightning Talk, we're glad we could connect with you.  If you were late and missed part of talk, couldn't see past the crowd or just couldn't find us, there's good news – we're sharing every Esri Services Lightning Talk right here on GeoNet.


You can find all our Lightning Talk deck as pdfs on the Learn–Plan–Configure–Use: ArcGIS Platform Enablement community at this link.


Whether you want to review a Lightning Talk you attended, or see one you missed, you can check out these files, and connect with our subject matter experts if you have any questions.  If you want to keep connected to even more advice and resources throughout the year on these topics and more, join our The specified item was not found. community.


Let us know what you thought of any Lightning Talks from this year, or talks you would like to see next year, by replying here or sharing with the community.



If you’re going to the  User Conference this year hoping to learn how to get the most from your geospatial technology, I want to tell you about one of the great resources at the GIS Solution EXPO  


The Esri Services area, located in the center of the Expo, is a spot where you can discuss and get best practices, tips and advice from Esri Services experts.  These teams help thousands of ArcGIS users, so they’re a great resource.  They’re available to talk about any topic that fit under six key areas:

  • Strategy and planning
  • Architecture and security
  • Geodata engineering
  • Configuration and integration
  • Workforce development
  • Operational support

There are so many topics that fit under these, like training planning, architecture/system health, installation, performance/scalability, cloud readiness and location strategy, just to name a few.


Here are three ways you can connect in the area:

  1. Engage in a short, one-on-one activity in each topic areas, designed to leave you with actionable results you can take back to your organization.
  2. Listen in on an Esri Services Lightning Talk, hosted in the area every half hour during the Expo.  These talks are a great way to learn focused advice and tips on a key topic in less than 20 minutes.
  3. Ask your questions – you can ask any Esri Services team member in the area your questions, and they’ll find a subject-matter-expert that can offer valuable tips and advice that you can’t find anywhere else.


If you’re looking to connect with a specific Esri Services team at the UC, you’ll find them in the area – teams from Training, Support, Rent-a-Tech Consulting, Esri Managed Cloud Services, and Esri Enterprise Advantage Program.


The Esri Services area is open in the Esri Showcase and GIS Solutions EXPO, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Thursday.  If you want to know more about the opportunities available at the area you can see more details on this page, or come see me in the area – I’ll be there during the Expo.


See you there!

gis solution expo

Check out these technical workshop sessions for Strategy & Planning at the User Conference, presented by the teams from Platform Enablement


Technical Workshop SessionsDateTimeLocation
Defining and Driving Platform VisionWed 6/2910:15am - 11:30am05B
Identify the Location Value in Your BusinessTue 6/2810:15am - 11:30am14B
What Makes A Successful GIS Project Implementation?Wed 6/2910:15am - 11:30am33A
Best Practices for Managing A GIS   Project – How to utilize AGILE project management for GIS projectsWed 6/291:30pm - 2:45pm33A
How to collect and manage requirement for successful GIS projectsWed 6/293:15pm - 4:30pm32A/B

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