Redlands, California--On Sunday, August 3, 2008, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley will address attendees at the 15th Annual ESRI Senior Executive Seminar in San Diego, California. Senior-level executives will gather at this event to discuss enterprise geographic information systems (GIS) and then attend the ESRI International User Conference, which starts August 4.
"GIS is an
important part of our performance-based approach to government," said
Governor O'Malley. "By analyzing our performance in a geographic context,
we are able to reduce operating costs, increase revenue streams, and improve
the quality of service we deliver to citizens. An efficient government is one
that uses resources responsibly and effectively, and this approach to
operations helps us achieve that."
discuss the performance measurement and management accountability programs
StateStat and BayStat, which are largely based on the CitiStat model created in
2000 while he was serving as mayor of Baltimore,
Maryland. StateStat monitors the
performance of individual state agencies, tracking both inputs and outputs.
BayStat evaluates state initiatives directed at improving the health of Chesapeake Bay and includes data from the state's
departments of Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources, and Planning. All
three programs are based on the same four principles: providing timely,
accurate information that is shared by all; rapidly deploying resources for
real-time responses; creating effective tactics and strategies; and encouraging
relentless follow-up and assessment.
For each of
these programs, ESRI's ArcGIS,www.esri.com/software/arcgis/index.html,
technology provides a platform for managing geographic data and conducting
analysis. With this geospatial technology, for example, staff can examine land
protection and growth strategies, then prioritize funding.
leaders to visualize vast amounts of data, identify problems, and quickly make
informed decisions that are critical to an organization," said ESRI President
Jack Dangermond. "Governor O'Malley has been an advocate of GIS for years
and has used GIS technology to improve government functions and service. We are
delighted to have him speak at the seminar."
International User Conference will be held in San Diego August 4–8. For more
Maryland's Governor O'Malley to Speak at ESRI Senior Executive Seminar
August 5, 2008