10-14 October 2016 | MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA

Esri Founder and President Jack Dangermond announced as keynote speaker for 2016 ITS World Congress in Melbourne 

15 June 2016


Jack Dangermond, Founder and President of Esri – the leader in the global digital mapping industry – has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the 23rd ITS World Congress in Melbourne, 10-14 October.

Mr. Dangermond and his wife Laura founded the company in 1969, with a vision that computer mapping and analysis could help design a better future. Today, this technology serves 350,000 clients around the world, who collectively create more than 150 million maps per day. 

Locally, Esri Australia partners with more than 1,000 of the country’s leading government agencies and commercial enterprises, across industries including: federal, state and local government; national security; law enforcement, utilities, transport, resources and petroleum; agribusiness; banking, insurance; and retail – to name just a few.

World Congress host, ITS Australia CEO Susan Harris said attracting speakers of Mr. Dangermond's calibre highlights the significance of the Congress, the draw of Australia and how digital mapping has become an important technology in tackling traffic congestion in major cities around the world.

“Connectivity of a truly ‘Smart City’ affects all facets of the community, from how individuals make personalised daily travel choices, through to infrastructure that remains resilient in the face of disruption or disaster. 

“With the Congress theme of ITS - Enhancing Liveable Cities and Communities, Jack’s insight and experience in digital mapping and infrastructure will be timely and relevant. 
“ITS Australia looks forward to welcoming Jack Dangermond to Melbourne, the world’s most liveable city, and learning from one of the great influencers in digital mapping and spatial technology – a cornerstone of future smart cities,” Ms Harris said. 

Jack Dangermond will present his keynote speech on Day Three of the World Congress, in the Plenary Session titled ‘Smart Cities’ and will explore how technology plays a part in future liveability. Considering more than half the world’s population live in cities, and with projections suggesting this will grow by a further 2.5 billion people by 2050, transport technology, travel demand and individual mobility will be key factors in what makes a city smart.  

The ‘Smart Cities’ Plenary Session with Jack Dangermond will be held on Wednesday 12 October 2016, 9.00am-10.30am at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

To attend this session and the 2016 ITS World Congress, visit wwww.itsworldcongress2016.com for more details and to register.


For interviews and further information:

Susan Harris 

CEO, ITS Australia 

+61 (3) 9646 6466 

Felicity Robertson / Charlotte Jover

Media Advisor 

+61 (3) 9670 8350

About ITS Australia

Intelligent Transport Systems Australia (ITS Australia) promotes the development and deployment of advanced technologies to deliver safer, more efficient and environmentally sustainable transport across all public and private modes – air, sea, road and rail. Established in 1992, ITS Australia advocates the application of communication, data processing and electronic technologies for in-vehicle, vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure and mode-to-mode systems to increase transport safety and sustainability, reduce congestion, and improve the performance and competitiveness of Australia’s networks. ITS Australia is an independent not-for-profit incorporated membership organisation representing ITS suppliers, government authorities, academia and transport businesses and users. Affiliated with peak ITS organisations around the world, ITS Australia is a major international contributor to the development of the industry.
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ITS Australia will host the 23rd ITS World Congress in Melbourne from 10 to 14 October, 2016. In recognition of Melbourne’s reputation as the world’s most liveable city, the 2016 Congress theme will be “ITS – Enhancing Liveable Cities and Communities”. The Congress will bring together 7,000 global ITS professionals for a comprehensive program with hundreds of speakers, an exhibition, equipment demonstrations and technical tours. ITS Australia organised the successful 2001 ITS World Congress in Sydney.
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