SOURCE: Directions Media

February 27, 2008 10:00 ET

Nine Must-See Presentations Provide the Foundation for Location Intelligence 2008

Distinguished Speakers Represent Broad Cross Section of Business and Government Organizations Using Location Technology for Business Process Improvement

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - February 27, 2008) - Directions Media is proud to announce its distinguished speakers for the 2008 edition of its Location Intelligence Conference to be held in Santa Clara, California, April 28-30. To ensure attendees take home the best information possible on how to get the most out of geospatial and related enabling technologies, conference organizers hand picked "the best of the best" proposals. These selected speakers will share their organizations' stories in focused, one-hour sessions and provide details of how technology saved time or money and contributed to the bottom line.

You'll hear:

--  Chris Ackermann, from The Travel Channel, describing a new group of
    products that offer travel-related information and resources interactively
--  Ceri Carlill, BP, London, talking about data visualization and
    location intelligence
--  Fran Marshall, National Geographic Maps, discussing how National
    Geographic is mining its spatial digital asset archive
--  Bruce Bartlett, The Columbus Dispatch, addressing how the paper
    optimized newspaper delivery routes to remain competitive
--  Chris Johnson, U.S. Space & Rocket Center, sharing the success of
    Virtual Alabama
--  Mike Swartz, First American Flood Data Service, describing how that
    company revolutionized itself using location intelligence
--  Genaro Pedroarias, Booz Allen Hamilton, recounting how GIS at Ericsson
    led to a multi-million dollar telecom venture
--  Paul Bissett, CEO, WeoGeo, sharing insight on increasing the
    productivity of geospatial knowledge workers and removing barriers to entry
    in the geospatial market
--  Ron Di Grandi, Time Warner Cable, detailing how that company unlocked
    hidden data to excite its employees and enhance revenues

Attendees can also choose from executive panels on challenging issues, take advantage of complementary technology workshops, visit an active exhibit area and benefit from significant time for networking with their peers.

The complete agenda and registration details are online at

About the Location Intelligence Conference

Now in its fifth year, the Location Intelligence Conference serves as a forum for discussing the integration of location-related products and services with enterprise computing and consumer products. The conference is hosted by Directions Media, the global leader in collectively covering all aspects of location technology: geographic information systems (GIS), location intelligence, mapping portals and location-based services (LBS).

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