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Tuesday, May 8 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
PRESENTATION: How to Communicate the Value of your GIS Program and Increase your Budget

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AUTHORS: Michele Giorgianni*, Applied Geographics, Inc. (AppGeo)

ABSTRACT: To geospatial professionals, the value of GIS technology and services seems indisputable. But does the leadership of your organization feel the same? Do those who make decisions about budgets and investments, understand how GIS brings value to every department and every citizen each and every day? This presentation will focus on articulating and communicating the ROI (return on investment) of your GIS and garnering the support you need to build an innovative, thriving program. We'll describe methods for capturing and quantifying the current value (time saved, money saved, better decisions, mistakes avoided, and opportunities identified) and explore examples that will demonstrate value to your organization.

Tuesday May 8, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 202