We are delighted to announce first guest speakers for EFGS 2017 as Jack Dangermond and Greg Scott. We look forward to welcoming both Jack and Greg to Dublin and other keynote speakers who will be announced soon.


Jack Dangermond is the co-founder and president of ESRI. A geographer with deep roots in landscape architecture, Jack productised GIS after a decade of research and development as a regional planning consultant in his hometown of Redlands, California.

Today, ESRI dominates the geospatial technology industry and is the 4th largest privately held software company in the world.  Jack has authored hundreds of papers on GIS and has won many awards in recognition of their conservation innovation and support for research institutions, schools, and non-profit organizations.



Greg Scott is the Inter-Regional Advisor on Global Geospatial Information Management in the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD). UNSD is mandated to provide Secretariat support to the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), an inter-governmental mechanism created by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in July 2011.

In his role within the Secretariat, Greg provides high level strategic policy advice, coordination and planning in the implementation of UN-GGIM initiatives, particularly with the Member States and related International Organizations involved in national, regional and global geospatial information management. He is also responsible for developing the substantive content for the Committee of Experts, the UN-GGIM High Level Forum’s, technical capacity development workshops, and other international fora.



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