DMTI Spatial Inc.  (DMTI), a Markham-based provider of Location Intelligence solutions, has announced technology strategist Jesse Hirsh as its keynote speaker at Expedition 2012 . Expedition, the industry’s leading Location Intelligence conference, occurs June 12, 2012 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.
Hirsh’s keynote address, “The Power of Location: The Business Impacts of Mobile, Social Media, and Web 3.0,” focuses on how location is used to help organize knowledge and reduce information overload. Hirsh is an expert internet strategist, researcher, and broadcaster. Regularly appearing as a CBC Radio syndicated columnist, he explains and analyzes the latest trends and developments in technology. Hirsh was educated at the McLuhan Program at the University of Toronto and has been a noted public speaker for more than two decades.
“I’m thrilled that Jesse is participating in this year’s Expedition. His unique views about technology and location will definitely resonate with attendees,” said John Fisher, DMTI’s Chairman and CEO. “Expedition is all about providing our customers with practical guidance about Location Intelligence technology and trends that they can use to make better business decisions. Jesse’s participation is a win-win for everyone involved.”
The theme of Expedition 2012 is The Value of Location. The theme highlights the current trend of organizations relying on their location-based information to drive key analysis and decision-making. Expedition 2012 is targeted to organizations that make business decisions based on location and require accurate information about the addresses of their customers, prospects or assets. The conference also illustrates how organizations across industries such as financial services, insurance, telecommunications, utilities and the public sector can use Location Intelligence to increase revenues, decrease costs and reduce risk. Attendees will learn about the latest trends in Location Intelligence from industry experts and have an opportunity to network with peers. Those in attendance will also preview DMTI’s newest technologies and interact with its partner community.
“I’m continually fascinated by location. It’s the basis for how we navigate and organize knowledge,” commentd Jesse Hirsh. “From both a personal and business perspective, its impact in substantial. If you’re looking to gain further insight on how to use location as a business tool, Expedition is a perfect opportunity. I’m thrilled that I can explore the topic in greater detail and provide my insights into this increasingly important field of technology.”