Damian Spangrud is the Director of Solutions at Esri. In his 24+ years at Esri, he has focused on making the Science of Where understandable and actionable. As part of Esri’s corporate management team, he often travels to speak about the role of GIS along with technology and innovation trends. In his role as Director of Solutions, Damian manages teams that evangelize the role of GIS across industries and build industry focused apps, making it easier to use GIS across organizations while driving innovation. Prior to his current role, he led Esri’s product management team as the ArcGIS Product Manager. Damian has an MSc in Earth Science and a BS in Geography and a passion for maps and spatial analysis. Damian tweets about all things spatial (especially maps) @spangrud.