CSG Innovation Classroom: Building a Smart Community

Saturday, Dec. 12, 9 -10 a.m. CST
Governments everywhere face similar challenges in trying to deliver services more efficiently, while at the same time increasing transparency and engagement with businesses and citizens. Esri has been working with governments of all sizes through formalized brainstorming sessions to uncover the most common challenges they face. As a result, Esri created 150+ solutions that address issues across all government departments and provides these solutions, at no additional cost, to government customers so that any community can have the tools to become a smart community. This session will review the ArcGIS for State Government app templates developed especially for state government and ArcGIS for Open Data and illustrate how state governments use these tools to dramatically increase effectiveness and outreach in the community. This innovation classroom is presented by Esri Inc.
The Innovation Classroom series is designed to provide engaging and interactive experiences for conference attendees. In recent years, the programming provided through CSG’s Innovation Classroom has focused on trainings on Facebook and Twitter, inbox management, protecting your online identity, understanding privacy settings, the cloud, cybersecurity, GIS mapping, and other online best practices and technology advancements impacting officials and the states.


Richard Leadbeater
Global Solutions Manager, Esri 
In his role at Esri, Leadbeater focuses on state and provincial governments, national statistical organizations and government trade associations. He is responsible for coordinating outreach, marketing and business development, identification of solution needs and serving as liaison to Esri’s clients in these sectors. Leadbeater’s focus is on the development of tools and solutions addressing government administrative and legislative functions with attention towards the use of GIS in the support of elections, policy development and government business processes.