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Welcome to URISA’s GIS-Pro 2020 — A special virtual edition for challenging times.
We invite you to review the agenda, block your calendar, and join us virtually for URISA’s 58th Annual Conference. Our community has always been resilient and eager to help each other through a crisis. Be engaged. Ask questions. Explore solutions. Make the most of this opportunity. Be safe.

Workshops will be presented ’live’ on September 23 & 24 and after GIS-Pro on October 6 & 7. Attendance at one workshop is included with full registration.

Note that all times in this online agenda are presented in CENTRAL Time (URISA’s office is in Chicago).

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Main conference site: www.gis-pro.org 
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Tuesday, September 29 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Greetings and Opening Keynote Address: Governor Martin O'Malley

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Kick off #GIS-Pro 2020 with a heartfelt message from long-time URISA member and friend, Jack Dangermond.

Then meet author and Former Governor of Maryland, Martin O'Malley, our featured keynote speaker today.

“Smart Government — the data, the map, and the method”

In this talk, Martin O’Malley lays out how to govern for better results in the Information Age. It is a formula that every elected leader has the ability to call into service. But it requires a radical commitment to openness and transparency. The courage to follow the data wherever it might lead. A relentless commitment to measuring the outputs of government on a real-time basis. It is all about producing better results — real-time — for real people.

Martin O’Malley was the first of a new generation of smart city mayors — he literally wrote the book on Smart Government. In fact, “Smarter Government — how to govern for results in the Information Age,” was published in fall of 2019 by ESRI Press.

Just two years after his upset election as Mayor of Baltimore in 1999, Time Magazine named Martin O’Malley one of the top five big city mayors in America. His new data-driven system of performance management, “Citistat,” earned his City the Innovations in Government Award from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in 2002 and has been copied by mayors across the country and around the world. When he ran for his Party’s nomination for President in 2016 — after two highly successful terms as Governor of Maryland — Washingtonian Magazine called him “probably the best manager in elected office today.”

As Mayor, O’Malley set Baltimore on course for the largest ten year reduction of crime of any major city in America. As Governor, O’Malley’s leadership made Maryland’s public schools #1 in America for an unprecedented five years in a row. And with a new performance management regimen called, “Baystat”, O’Malley turned around a 300 year decline in the health of the Chesapeake Bay — the largest estuary in North

O’Malley’s performance management system, Citistat — and it’s Maryland progeny, Statestat — also inspired key amendments to the Government Performance and Results Act; foundational requirements intended to drive data-driven management practices across federal agencies today.

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Jack Dangermond

Founder and President, Esri
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Martin O’Malley

Former Governor

Tuesday September 29, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am CDT